St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 27.1.19

Newsletter 27.1.19

24 Jan 2019 • General news

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Collect:  God of heaven, you send the gospel to the ends of the earth and your messengers to every nation: send your Holy Spirit to transform us by the good news of everlasting life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:  Nehemiah 8. 1-3, 5-6, 8-10     Kevin Foxon

Second Reading:     1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a     Claire McArthur

Gospel:     Luke 4. 14-21     Mervyn Hancox

Intercessor:     Nicola Harwood

Hymns:   500      288     88     15     541

Post Communion Prayer:   Generous Lord, in word and eucharist we have proclaimed the mystery of your love: help us so to live out our days that we may be signs of your wonders in the world; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

This week beginning 27th 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

10 am   Standing Committee

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Bible Study

Thursday   9 am Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

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 6th February.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 14th February 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 14th February. 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.

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.

New Year’s Resolution

After my visit to a church in a neighbouring deanery last Sunday I have decided to make a New Year’s resolution, albeit somewhat late in the day. I found myself intensely irritated by people chattering during the reception of communion. When I commented upon this to my wife she told me I often comment to the person sitting next to me during the service, if not in the communion, so my resolution is to stop this. Please remind me if you see me do it!

Charity Donations

Thank you to all those who made suggestions for charitable donations. We have received nine in all. Standing Committee will look at those in some detail and make a decision on what to recommend to PCC. The results will be published in the newsletter later on.

Annual Parochial Church Meetings

This year our Annual Parochial Church Meetings will be held on 7th April. This year is a complete revision of the electoral roll which means that a completely new roll is prepared so that everyone has to join again. More details will be published in due course but the revision will take place in mid February - mid March.  Would those who normally write reports for the APCM please start to think about them now and send them in to the office.