St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 27.6.19

Newsletter 27.6.19

27 Jun 2019 • General news

Second Sunday after Trinity

Collect: Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails: deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     2 Kings 2. 1-2, 6-14     Malcolm Tyler

Second Reading:     Galatians 5. 1, 13-25     Nicola Harwood

Gospel:     Luke 9. 51-end     Claire McArthur

Intercessor:     Lorraine Baker

Hymns:     275  383   521   769   834

Post Communion Prayer:   Loving Father, we thank you for feeding us at the supper of your Son: sustain us with your Spirit, that we may serve you here on earth until our joy is complete in heaven, and we share in the eternal banquet with Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 30th June 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

Thursday  9 am  Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 7th

8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Claire’s Induction

Please sign up on the noticeboard if you are hoping to get to Claire’s induction on Monday 8th July , 7.30 pm at Stoke St Michael’s. They would like approximate numbers for catering purposes.

Going to Europe on holiday?

If you are going on holiday to the EU, Malcolm has some euros he is happy to swap for pounds at the going rate (without commission.)Have a word if you might like them. First come, first served!

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 10th July.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 11th July 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 11th July. All welcome. Please let Claire or Malcolm know.

Help please

Now that Claire has gone, I would greatly appreciate some help on alternate Thursdays with Luncheon Club. Serving and washing up are the jobs that we need help for. If you could help please have a word with Malcolm.

Coventry Food Bank

The Foodbank is urgently in need of food donations to help them support the most vulnerable in our City. They are currently struggling to cope with the sharp rise in foodbank usage. They are currently looking for Tinned Fish, Tinned Meat, Cooking Sauces, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes and UHT Milk, although any donations of other things are still appreciated.Please bring items along and put them in the box in the foyer. Thank you.

Thank you so much for all the donations which helped us do amazing work in Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai. I raised £2,824.19 and am still receiving donations, we are extremely lucky and thankful. It was an emotional but rewarding 10 days and we met some most amazingly wonderful task oriented and caring people and organisations. We worked with local people and large charities (Save the Children, UNICEF, Feed the Future etc) and had to tackle and navigate discussions with government forces and other aid agencies to ensure aid was delivered directly to those in need. We provided:

*clothing, food, supplies, equipment to the local mountain guides team, our mobilised build team, schools, foster mothers, families who lost the bread winner / parents.

*medicines, medical equipment to schools, hospitals in Chimanimani and Harare and to the boarding hostel housing homeless people

*school fees and uniforms to children orphaned or children who lost their bread winner family member from the cyclone

*set up the Blessed Fund business set up for families to provide long term independence, chicken breeding, egg selling, market stalls and bees

*house building with building materials etc mobilised a build team of 17 men to build houses in some of the worst affected areas.

Race for Life

Coral Carson is walking the Race for Life at Stoneleigh park on 30th June 2019, in aid of her son-in-law, Pete. If anyone would like to sponsor her, please see the sponsor form on the board.

Patrick Tchuako

We will not be seeing Patrick regularly in church after today as he is starting his scholarship as a footballer with Aston Villa FC at the beginning of July, where he will be living in. We wish him well for the future.