St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 24.3.19

Newsletter 24.3.19

20 Mar 2019 • General news

The Third Sunday of Lent

Collect:   Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     Isaiah 55. 1-9     Dhana Govindaraj

Second Reading:     1 Corinthians 10. 1-13     Gemma Graham

Gospel:     Luke 13. 1-9     Claire McArthur

Intercessor:     Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:     435     166     70     83     777

Post Communion Prayer:  Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 24th March 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   Lent Course

7.30 pm   Lent Course - Marsh House

Thursday   9 am Morning Prayer

10.30 am   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Luncheon Club

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Mothering Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Please Note:Clocks go forward an hour next Sunday (Mothering Sunday).

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.

Mothering Sunday

Next Sunday is Mothering Sunday. If you could help make posies on Saturday from 9.30am, please do come along but let Claire or Malcolm know that you intend to come!

Clocks Change - Beware

A reminder that the clocks change at 1am on Sunday 31st March.  We skip an hour so it’s like losing an hour’s sleep sadly.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 3rd April.

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 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.

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.

Parking

Please see the separate note on parking if you come by car.  It is important!