Messenger: Sept/oct/Nov 2019
8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Communion & Junior Church.
6.30 pm Evening Prayer
9am Morning Prayer
7 pm Parish Office (Wedding and
6.30pm Cubs (Walsgrave School)
9am Morning prayer
1.30 pm Butterflies (Carer & Toddler Group)(Church Centre)
10 am Holy Communion
9am Morning Prayer
5.45 pm Brownies (Church)
10-12 noon Friendship Club
(2nd & 4th Thursday of each month)
12.30 pm Luncheon Club (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
6.30 pm Beavers (Walsgrave school)
7.15 pm Guides (Church)
7.45 pm Scouts (Walsgrave School)
9.03am Morning Prayer
For your Diary
Coffee Club - meetings in Sept, Oct, Nov are
as follows:4th & 18th Sept
3rd, 16th & 30th Oct
13th & 27th Nov
10.45 am. Price £1.Tea, Coffee, biscuits.
Walsgrave Friendship Group-
meetings in Sept, Oct & Nov are as follows:
12th & 26th Sep
10th & 24th Oct
14th & 28th Nov
10 – 12 noon on 2nd and 4th Thurs of each month.
St Mary’s Luncheon Club
Follows the Walsgrave Friendship Group on the dates above. 12.15 pm.£4.Speak to Malcolm for more details.
Wednesday morning Bible Study Group 10.45am
11th & 25th Sept
9th & 23rd Oct
6th & 20th Nov
Friday Prayer Group
Alternate Fridays from 10.30-11.30am, plus coffee time. Dates as follows:
4th & 18th Oct
1st, 15th & 29th Nov
This will be the last one before the summer break.
See Tony Thistlewood for more information
CREW (Creative, Ready, Equipped & Willing)
- a children’s activity and worship group.
Join us to get creative @ C.R.E.W.
Saturday 21st Sept
10.45 -12 noon. Craft, worship and food.
Every Sunday during 10am service apart from when Creative Communion takes place.
Creche (under 4’s), (4-8’s), (8-11’s) and (over 12’s).
Tuesday 24th Sept - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 19th Nov – 7.30 pm
Friday 27th September – 7pm
£1.50 per person
Bring your own drinks
Members of PCC are as follows:
Barbara Hancox John Aspden
Lorraine Baker Nickie Harwood
Gary Croshaw Tony Thistlewood
Coral Carson Mervyn Hancox
Val Ekin Mo Hearne Wilson
15th Sept-Rhylee Jones
22nd Sept- Alice Bates-Morris
27th Oct-Harrison Dakin
24th Nov-Jonathon Andrews
Why Intercede? Part 1
Over a period of a year everyone in the parish is prayed for. The Lady Chapel Prayer Diary keeps a record of everyone’s name as well as keeping an up-to-date list of those in any kind of prayer need.
Can we know why this works?
Research in America in the 1990’s showed that 43% of doctors pray for their patients. That might surprise people who see doctors as purely scientists. Some other research showed that individuals who participate in organised religion are physically healthier and live longer, (lower blood pressure, lower rates of depression, etc).Clearly religion on the one hand provides social support and a sense of belonging..
The effects of prayer are harder to explain admittedly but scientific studies have identified the influence of prayer-like consciousness which is more than just the power of positive thinking. The human mind is more complex than we imagined. It has been claimed that human emotion can affect the patterning of DNA. We know our bodies produce electo-magnetic energy and a lot of research has been done into the possible synchronisation of energy levels between non-interacting individuals.
When prayer can be shown to heal skin wounds at a greater rate and inhibit the growth of cancer cells, we need to take such evidence seriously.
In a second article, I’ll consider how we can be more involved with intercession and how praying from a distance might work.Tony Thistlewood