St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 8.9.19

Newsletter 8.9.19

5 Sep 2019 • General news

St Mary the Virgin

Collect:  Almighty God, who looked upon the lowliness of the Blessed Virgin Mary and chose her to be the mother of your only Son: grant that we who are redeemed by his blood may share with her in the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen

First Reading:     Isaiah 61. 10-end     Taniya John

Second Reading:     Galatians 4. 4-7     Gemma Graham

Gospel:     Luke 1. 46-55     Barbara Gardner

Intercessor:     Tony Thistlewood

Hymns:    91     194     844     383     841

Post Communion Prayer:   God most high, whose handmaid bore the Word made flesh: we thank you that in this sacrament of our redemption you visit us with your Holy Spirit and overshadow us by your power; strengthen us to walk with Mary the joyful path of obedience and so to bring forth the fruits of holiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 8th September 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   Bible Study Group

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Lunch Club

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 15th  8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptisms

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Welcome Rota

A new rota is shortly being drawn up and it would be good to have some additional people involved. If there are sufficient numbers it is a duty every 2 months and you would work in pairs welcoming and giving books to the congregation. You could also be involved in taking the collection if you wished to. If you would like to join the team or find out more, please have a word with Barbara Hancox or Malcolm

Confirmation Classes

I am looking to start Confirmation Classes for both children and adults in September with a view to taking candidates to the Diocesan Confirmation Service at the Cathedral on Saturday 23rd November at 5pm.If you would like to be included in either class please speak to Malcolm over the coming weeks so that suitable times can be arranged for the preparation sessions.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Walsgrave Baptist Church and St Mary’s are organising a joint Macmillan Coffee morning on Saturday 28th September from 10am – 12.30pm to be held at the Baptist Church. If you could bake or fake a cake (we have recipes if required) it would be much appreciated. Please add your name to the list on the noticeboard opposite the glass entrance door to Church. Help on the day in the kitchen would also be appreciated. Jean Hudson

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will recommence its meetings on Wednesday 11th September at 10.45am.We shall be using a course produced by the Bible Society looking at the whole of the Bible. In brief it looks at the whole story of the Bible.

Quiz Night

Friday 27th September

7pm prompt

£1.50 per person

Bring your own drinks

Pop the date in your diaries

Bereavement Point

Walsgrave Baptist Church in conjunction with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire have set up a Bereavement Point.This happens every 4th Thursday of each month 7.30 - 9pm at Walsgrave Baptist Church.They are there to listen and offer hospitality to anyone who is affected by the death of a loved one and is coping with bereavement. It is a drop-in service and offers a confidential safe space for trained volunteers to listen to the thoughts, feelings, and needs of bereaved people. For more information please see poster on noticeboard or contact Pamela Martin on (024) 7696 5833 or Sharon Crofts 07342 086276.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 18th September.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 12th September 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 12th September.All welcome.Please let Malcolm know.