St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 23.12.18

Newsletter 23.12.18

20 Dec 2018 • General news

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Collect:  Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son, so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the birth pangs of this present age to see with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     Micah 5. 2-5a     Gemma Graham

Second Reading:     Hebrews 10. 5-10     Kevin Foxon

Gospel:     Luke 1. 39-45     Lorraine Baker

Intercessor:     Tony Thistlewood

Hymns:   463   784   692   2   535

Post Communion Prayer:   Heavenly Father, who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of the promised saviour: fill us your servants with your grace, that in all things we may embrace your holy will and with her rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 23rd December 2018

Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion with Nativity

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Christmas Eve    9 am   Morning Prayer

3 pm   Christingle

7 pm   Carols & Communion

Christmas Day   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

Wednesday  10 am   NO Holy Communion

Next Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Thank You

A big thank you to Val and her team for decorating church so beautifully for Christmas including the tree.  We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, enjoying family, friends, food and church!

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 will begin again on Wednesday 16th January at 10.45am following the 10am Communion service.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club Will next meet again in the new year on Wednesday 9th January.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 10th January 2019.

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 10th January. All welcome. Please let Claire or Malcolm know.

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.

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.

November Tote

1st Prize   No. 14   S. Baker   £17.00

2nd Prize   No. 19   F. Goalby   £5.50

Services over Christmas

Christmas Eve

3 pm   Christingle

7 pm   Carols & Communion

Christmas Day

8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

Boxing Day

No10 am service