St. Mary's Church

newsletter 19.5.19

newsletter 19.5.19

16 May 2019 • General news

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Collect:  Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life:give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the Father.

First Reading:     Acts 11. 1-18     Tom Baker

Second Reading:     Revelation 21. 1-6     Dhana Govindaraj

Gospel:     John 13. 31-35     Tony Thistlewood

Intercessor:     Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:     10     747     52     83     453

Post Communion Prayer:     Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life: grant us to walk in his way, to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

This week beginning 19th 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

Thursday   9 am  Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   NO   Friendship Group

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 26th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptisms

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Claire McArthur

It was announced recently 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.

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.  Please Note:  Due to the European Elections, the group won’t meet on Thursday 23rd May.  They will resume on Thursday 13th June 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 13th June.(No Luncheon Club on 23rd May due to voting).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.

Bible Study Group - Wednesday mornings

I have decided to temporarily suspend meetings of the Wednesday morning Bible Study Group. I hope that it may be possible to restart the group fairly quickly once I have returned from my holidays.Malcolm

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