St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 11.11.18

Newsletter 11.11.18

8 Nov 2018 • General news

Collect:  God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     Jonah 3. 1-5, 10     Barbara Gardner

Second Reading:     Hebrews 9. 24-end     Tom Baker

Gospel:     Mark 1. 14-20    Malcolm Tyler

Intercessor:     Sue Morton

Hymns:     205     62     36     63     413

Post Communion Prayer:   God of peace, whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom and restored the broken to wholeness of life: look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your healing power make whole both people and nations; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

This week beginning 11th November 2018

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

9.55 am   Parish Communion

11 am   Act of Remembrance at War Memorial

5.30pm   Confirmation Group

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday 9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday  10 am   Holy Communion

10.45am   Coffee Club

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Friday   10-11am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

10.45 am   CREW

Sunday 18th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

5.30 pm   Confirmation Group

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Church of England Children’s Society Boxes

Once again it is time to empty the Children's Society Church of England Boxes.  I would be most grateful if people could bring their boxes to church or to 4 Hall Lane.   Thanking You.  Audrey Curtis

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study Group meets next on 21st November at 10.45am.

Friday Prayer Group

Our Friday Prayer Group continues to meet. It meets alternate weeks and the next one is 16th November. It meets in Church from 10-11am, plus coffee time. All welcome. Please see Tony Thistlewood for more information.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets next on Wednesday 14th November .Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome.

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 November.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

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

Junior Church

We are blessed to have so many children here at Walsgrave, this however means that we need more hands on deck on a Sunday morning, so it is not the same people each week. Could you please pray for our children’s work and discern whether this is something that you could help with. If yes could you talk to Malcolm or Claire after the service.

Coventry City Mission - Help needed

Coventry City Mission are asking for volunteers to help wrap Christmas presents collected through their Giving Tree Project. If you can help during the week 3rd-7th December please contact City Mission on 024 7661 5931.St Mary’s will be supporting this at their Toy Service on 2nd December.

Chrtistmas Card

We shall start to take messages for our Annual Christmas card in the next few weeks. PCC will decide this week on the Charity we shall support. Also please remember our Annual Toy Service on December 2nd.We shall be collecting new toys for the Coventry City Mission Appeal. Please do not wrap any toys you bring. They will be wrapped at the Mission, see above.

October Tote

1st Prize     No. 35     S. Thistlewood     £17.00

2nd Prize     No. 41     C. Wooff     £5.50

Confirmation Group

We shall be starting a confirmation group for young people this afternoon in Church at 5.30pm.The intention is that the young people will be confirmed at a service at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday 24th November starting at 4pm, though the preparation classes will carry on after the Confirmation itself.   Children need to be either at secondary school already or about to start in September 2019.

Christmas Hamper

We would like to organise a Christmas Hamper again this year.  Please could you bring in something appropriate to a Hamper (see list in the Centre for suggestions).We will start to sell raffle tickets next week.