St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 11th February

Newsletter 11th February

8 Feb 2018 • General news

Sunday next before Lent

Collect: Holy God, you know the disorder of our sinful lives: set straight our crooked hearts, and bend our wills to love your goodness and your glory in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:      2 Kings 2. 1-12      Stephen Baker

Second Reading:      2 Corinthians 4. 3-6      Isaac Selvamoni

Gospel:      Mark 9. 2-9      Keira Butterworth

Intercessor:      Lorraine Baker

Hymns:        34     88     105     515     40

Post Communion Prayer:  Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ: may we who are partakers at his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save.This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 11th February 2018

This Sunday   8 am     Holy Communion

10 am     Parish Communion

12 noon     Baptism

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer

Monday    9 am     Morning Prayer

7 pm     parish Office

Tuesday   9 am     Morning Prayer

Ash Wednesday   10 am     Holy Communion with ashing

7.30 pm     Parish Communion with ashing

Thursday   9 am     Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.00 am     Morning Prayer

Next Sunday   8am     Holy Communion

10 am     Parish Communion

12 noon     Baptism

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer

Special thanks to Audrey Curtis who donated money to the church in memory of her husband Michael who died 44 years ago last week.  Please remember Audrey and her family in your prayers.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets next on Wednesday 21st February.Price£1.Tea or Coffee.  All welcome.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

Do come along to St Mary’s Luncheon Club at 12 noon. For £4 you will an excellent meal. The next meal will be on Thursday February 22nd.

Friendship Club

Meet in the church centre twice monthly. (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month).They meet from 10-12 noon and all are welcome. They next meet on Thursday 22nd February.

Holiday Club

We are jointly hosting a holiday club with the Baptist Church during half term, 20th-23rd February. The theme is Pirates made new. It is aimed at the 7-11 age range and we have around 30 places. We need your help. We are looking for volunteers to help run the club and for the following resources:

Shoeboxes       Shells       Canes (for small flags)

Yoghurt pots       Newspaper       Pringles (or other crisp tube)

Fake Jewels       Small clear plastic tub like an individual trifle pot.

Please talk to Claire if you would like to be involved or to put your child’s name down to attend. Thank you.

Summer Fete

Kevin Foxon is acting as our representative liaising with the Baptist Church about the Summer Fete at Walsgrave School on 16th June. We need to provide some helpers for some games and activities stalls. If you could devote a little time to this, please have a word with Kevin. Perhaps you have a talent for face painting or similar. If you have links into any other groups that might be asked to perform (eg. Music bands) again please speak to Kevin with details.

Lent

Lent begins next Wednesday (Ash Wednesday).Services will be held at 10am & 7.30 pm.  During Lent we would encourage you to follow the Let your Light Shine booklet which are available today.  These have cost us £2.50 each so any donations towards the cost would be appreciated.  On Wednesday morning we shall be following the course associated with this which can be downloaded from the Church of England website. (Google Church of England, let your light shine and follow the links).An evening course will be either on Tuesday or Wednesday evening.Tuesday has more votes at the moment but only by 1.Please sign up if you want to come.

Preparations for Annual Parochial Church Meetings

This year our Annual Parochial Church Meetings will be held on Sunday April 29th after our 10am.This is the opportunity both to elect churchwardens and PCC members but also to hold PCC to account. Given that the date is at the end of April we do have a little more time than usual so if you normally prepare a report for the meeting, please could this be into the office by Easter Day.  The electoral roll (our membership roll) will be updated in March. More details will follow shortly.

New Archdeacon

Our new Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, will be installed at a service at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 18th March at 4 pm.  You are welcome to attend.