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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1st Prize No. 28 F. Goalby £17.00
2nd Prize No. 44 C. Wooff £5.50
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.