St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 13.1.19

Newsletter 13.1.19

10 Jan 2019 • General news

The Baptism of Christ

Collect: Heavenly Father, at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son:may we recognize him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

First Reading:     Isaiah 43. 1-7     Isaac Selvamoni

Second Reading:     Acts 8. 14-17      Aidan Butterworth

Gospel:     Luke 3. 15-17, 21-22     Claire McArthur

Intercessor:     Tony Thistlewood

Hymns:     628     821     798     570     246

Post Communion Prayer:    Lord of all time and eternity, you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son: by the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth through the waters of the new creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 13th 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

10.45 am   Bible Study Group

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 meet again on Wednesday 30th January at 10.45am following the 10am Communion service.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 23rd 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 24th 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 24th 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

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.

BCDM Modules

Various modules in the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship & Ministry (BCDM) are about to start. They are

Jesus & the Gospels at St Michael’s House, Coventry

Leading Worship Services at Holy Trinity Stratford

and  Loving Difficult People at St George’s Rugby.

Full details including courses in March can be found atwww.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDB/modules