St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 17.3.19

Newsletter 17.3.19

14 Mar 2019 • General news

Collect: Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may weenter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     Genesis 15. 1-12, 17-18     Sue Morton

Second Reading:     Philippians 3. 17—4.1     Craig Jomanga

Gospel:     Luke 13. 31-end     Keira Butterworth

Intercessor: Claire McArthur

Hymns:    88     170     75     467     479

Post Communion Prayer:  Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls’ that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 17th March 2019

This Sunday   8 amHoly Communion

10am   Parish Communion

11.15am   PCC

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   Coffee Club

10.45 am   Lent Course

7.30 pm   Lent Course - Marsh House

7.30 pm   Deanery Synod at Stoke St Michaels

Thursday   9 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer


Congratulations to Laura (nee Hancox) and Damion Weir on the birth of their baby boy, Hugo James, on March 12th…. a grandson for Barbara and Mervyn.

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.

Lent Groups

Our Lent group continues on Wednesday’s, one at church after the 10am service and one at Marsh House between 7.30 pm and 9pm.We shall be looking at the book Reconciliation, copies of which are now available at £10.All welcome.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 20th March.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome.

Friday Prayer Group

The Friday Prayer Group meets again this Friday, 22nd March, 10.30am in church. 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 March 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 March. 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.

Annual Meeting Preparations

Nomination forms are now posted for churchwardens and members of PCC. If you feel that you could offer something in these roles, please do consider standing.

February Tote

1st Prize    No. 28   F. Goalby   £17.00

2nd Prize   No. 44   C. Wooff   £5.50

Chocolate wanted!

We would like to spread the Easter Message further this year.  Could you perhaps buy an extra Easter egg that we can give to Carriers of Hope and City Mission to distribute. If these could be brought to church by 7th April.

Also, to raise money for the church we would like to raffle a chocolate hamper.Please donate - we will draw the raffle on Easter Sunday.

Starlight Express - Albany Theatre

Book now to see some of Coventry’s most talented children. YOG will be performing between 8th-12th May with Callum McArthur taking the lead role of Rusty.