St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 9.12.18

Newsletter 9.12.18

6 Dec 2018 • General news

The Second Sunday of Advent

Collect:  Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and Saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God.

First Reading:     Malachi 3.1-4     Martin Adamson

Second Reading:     Philippians 1. 3-11     Dhana Govindaraj

Gospel:     Luke 3. 1-6     Barbara Gardner

Intercessor:     Claire McArthur

Hymns:   589     631     451     491     243

Post Communion Prayer:     Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 9th December 2018

Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

5.30   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

10.45 am   Coffee Club

Thursday  9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15pm   Friendship Group Christmas Meal

Friday  10.30 am   Prayer Group

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Next Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

5.30 pm   Confirmation Group

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Church of England Children’s Society

Many thanks to all box holders.  Amount collected was £802.81 which is well up on last years total of £690.57.I still have boxes if anyone would like to have a box in their home.  Audrey Curtis.

Welcome Rota

We are looking for new members to join our team, which has lost a few members recently. It is an involvement every 6 to 8 weeks greeting the congregation as they arrive, handing out the service books and putting them away after the service. Taking the collection can also form part of the role if you wish. If you think that you might be able to help, please have a word with Alison Liggins, Barbara Hancox, Malcolm.

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study Group which was due to meet on 5th December will now not be taking place, however, we are trying to reschedule it for 19th December at 10.45am.This will be confirmed nearer the time.

Friday Prayer Group

Our Friday Prayer Group continues to meet. It meets alternate weeks and the next one is 14th December. It meets in Church from 10.30-11.30am, plus coffee time. All welcome.  Please see Tony Thistlewood for more information.  NB: Slight time change.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets next on Wednesday 12th December.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 13th December.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

The Luncheon Club next meet on Thursday 13th December when they will be having their Christmas Meal. They would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone else who would like to join them on this occasion. For £7.50 you will receive an excelled meal.Please let Claire know if you would like to attend. All welcome.

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.

Christmas Card

Please remember to add your Christmas Message towards our Annual Christmas card. Suggested donation £2.PCC have decided to support the local charity ‘Carriers of Hope’ this year.

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 are now selling raffle tickets.(£1 each)

Charity Donations

PCC have budgeted to make donations of £2,500 this year from giving and would be grateful to receive nominations for charities they might support from you. We shall probably make 5 donations of £500 each. Please speak to Malcolm or Churchwardens with your suggestions.