St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 24.2.19

Newsletter 24.2.19

21 Feb 2019 • General news

The Second Sunday before Lent

Collect:  Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:   Genesis 2.4b-9, 15-end   Mervyn Hancox

Second Reading:   Revelation 4   Keira Butterworth

Gospel:   Luke 8. 22-25   Isobel Selvamoni

Intercessor:   Tony Thistlewood

Hymns:   399     10     310     260     150

Post Communion Prayer:  God our creator, by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church: may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross and enjoy the delights of eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 24th February 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

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15pm   Luncheon Club

Saturday    9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pmEvening Prayer

Sue Morton

After 19 years as a licensed Reader, Sue Morton has decided to stand back from the up front role of Reader. This means she will no longer help lead Sunday services and preach but she will be as much in evidence on Sundays, leading intercessions and reading lessons. She will also continue with visiting and taking communion to some people around the parish. We are very much indebted to Sue who has served St Mary’s faithfully over the years. Her last appearance ‘up front’ will be on Easter Day, when she will be preaching at the 10am service.

News of Masimba, Judith, Faith and Lily

Judith, Masimba and family have recently sent their best wishes to their friends at St Mary’s.  Having moved to Rugby they are now settled at St George’s in Rugby where Hilary Iredale (who came here on placement once) is vicar.  Faith is attending a local school now.

Charitable Giving

PCC have decided to give the following amounts to charity at their last meeting.

£500 each to: Global Care, Air Ambulance, Water Aid & Centrepoint.

£350 each to: Zoe’s Place, Myton Hospice, Send a Cow and African Pastors

£100 to:  This is Me

Thank you for all the suggestions sent in to PCC all which have been honoured in some way.

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study Group will meet again on Wednesday 27th February at 10.45am following the 10am Communion service.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 6th March.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 28th 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 Thurs 28th Feb. All welcome.  Please let Claire or Malcolm know.

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.

Annul Meeting Preparations

We are currently renewing our Electoral Roll. Thank you to all who completed a form last week.  If you worship with us regularly and have not completed a new form please make sure you do so today if possible and place the form in the box in the foyer.

If you are writing a report for the meeting it needs to be in the office by Sunday 17th March.

Palm Crosses

Please remember to bring in any Palm Crosses you may have .They will be used to provide the ash for the services on Ash Wednesday.

Lent Groups

This year we shall be looking at the ‘Reconciliation’, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book.  Although it costs £9.99 full price, we can get it for £8 until the end of February.  Please sign up if you would like a copy.  We shall have one group on Wednesdays after the 10am service and an evening group, day to be decided.