St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 12.5.19

Newsletter 12.5.19

9 May 2019 • General news

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Collect:     Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep: teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father.

First Reading:     Acts 9.36-end     Nathan Lewis

Second Reading:     Revelation 7. 9-end     Mervyn Hancox

Gospel:     John 10. 22-30     Isobel Selvamoni

Intercessor:     Sue Morton

Hymns:     21     166     321     707     273

Post Communion Prayer:  Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd, and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again: keep us always under his protection, and give us grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 12th May 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

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

Thursday   9 am  Morning Prayer

Friday   10.30 am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

10.45 am   CREW

Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptisms

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Claire McArthur

Last week it was announced that Claire is to be the next Rector at Stoke St Michael.  However sad we may feel at Claire’s departure we are enormously happy for her and grateful for all that she has given to us over the past three years.  Her last Sunday with us will be 23rd June and her Induction at Stoke on 8th July at 7.30pm.It would be good to have a large contingent from St Mary’s there to show both our support and appreciation for her ministry to us.

A thank you

This is just to say "thank you" to St Mary's Church family for supporting me on my last time "up front" on Easter Sunday morning. So many of you have encouraged and supported me over the last 19 years as a Reader [Licensed Lay Minister]. I am particularly grateful to my "support group" of Malcolm Tyler, Margaret Davoll, Nickie Harwood and Margaret Oakley during 2 years of part-time study from 1998 to 2000, and for always being there for me since. And thanks too for the gift of Dartington wine glasses, engraved "I am always with you". May the Lord bless you all and keep you all.  The Lord is Risen. Alleluia, Alleluia. Sue Morton

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 15th May.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome. Come along and you might even get cake from time to time!

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 23rd May 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 23rd May. All welcome. Please let Claire or Malcolm know.

Readers & Intercessors

It is always good to welcome new readers & intercessors to our list but this time we need a new person to organise the rota as Janet Home wishes to stand down. The rota comes out 4 times a year and help can be provided for new volunteers. Please speak to Malcolm or Barbara Hancox if you feel able to help.

April Tote

1st Prize    No. 11    A. Addie    £17.00

2nd Prize    No. 24    J. Home    £5.50

BCDM Modules

The Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission (BCDM) is a collection of open access short modules in discipleship and mission for lay people. Current modules running are

Introducing Christian Ethics

(Tuesdays 7pm - 9.30 pm at Shipston on Stour)

30/4 - 14/5 & 4/6 - 11/6

Jesus and the Gospels

(Wednesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Rowington)

1/5 - 29/5

We believe

(Mondays 7pm - 9.30pm at St Michael’s House, Coventry)

3/6 - 1/7)

Creation Care

(Tuesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Dunchurch)

11/6 - 9/7

Empowering Leadership

(Wednesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Binley

5/6 - 3/7

Full details available at