St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 6.1.19

Newsletter 6.1.19

3 Jan 2019 • General news

The Epiphany

Collect: Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     Isaiah 60. 1-6     Achsah Abraham

Second Reading:     Ephesians 3. 1-12     Barbara Gardner

Gospel:     Matthew 2. 1-12     Sue Morton

Intercessor:     Stephen Baker

Hymns:  46    89    583    490    280

Post Communion Prayer:   Lord God, the bright splendour whom the nations seek: may we who with the wise men have been drawn by your light discern the glory of your presence in your Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 6th January 2019

This Sunday    8 am    Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

Thursday   9 am  Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday  8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

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 meet again 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.

December Tote

1st Prize    No. 31   S. Morton    £17.00

2nd Prize   No. 45    N. Butlin   £5.50

Christmas Card donations

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas card last year. With all your contributions we raised £81.00 for Carriers of Hope which we shall send off next week.

Stewardship Recording

After many years acting as our Stewardship recorder and money counter, Jean Hudson, has decided to stand down after April. If anyone has the time and interest to take on this role could you please speak to Malcolm or Mervyn Hancox.