26 Sep 2019 • General news
Michael and All Angels
Collect: Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted the ministries of angels and mortals in a wonderful order: grant that as your holy angels always serve you in heaven, so, at your command, they may help and defend us on earth; 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.
First Reading: Genesis 28. 10-17 Aksinya James
Second Reading: Revelation 12. 7-12 Tony Thistlewood
Gospel: John 1. 47-end Mervyn Hancox
Intercessor: Malcolm Tyler
Hymns: 40 79 349 221 840
Post Communion Prayer: Lord of heaven, in this eucharist you have brought us near to an innumerable company of angels and to the spirits of the saints made perfect: as in this food of our earthly pilgrimage we have shared their fellowship, so may we come to share their joy in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This week beginning 29th 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 7 pm Dedication of new building at St Catherine’s, at Stoke Aldermoor
Wednesday 10 am Holy Communion
10.45 am Coffee Club
Thursday 9 am Morning Pray
Friday 10.30 am Prayer Group
Saturday 9.30 am Morning Prayer
Sunday 6th Oct 8am Holy Communion
10 am Parish Communion
6.30 pm Evening Prayer
Many of you will have heard that Alison Liggins died on Wednesday after a considerable battle with cancer. Alison was not only a faithful member of St Mary’s but an inspiration to us all in how to live with a life limiting illness. When we have details of her funeral we will let people know.
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
Readings and Intercessions
Copies of the October to December 2019 rota are on the notice board for collection by readers and intercessors. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you’d like to join the “readers and intercessors” team. If you feel apprehensive, then rest assured you’d have lots of support, and practice beforehand if helpful. We would especially welcome new intercessors. I’d be delighted to give advice and support about leading prayers to anyone interested in this aspect of public ministry. Sue Morton
Bible Study Group
The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 10th October at 10.45am.We are 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.
The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 3rd October.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome. Come along and you might even get cake from time to time!
Next Sunday we shall be celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving. PCC have decided to support local foodbanks both at Walsgrave Baptist Church and Coventry City Mission, so would be grateful for tins and non-perishable foods. Please be as generous in your donations as you can.
Criss Cross is a youth group for 11-17 year olds held at Stoke St Michaels on Thursday evenings 7pm-8.45pm.Claire has extended an invitation specially to our young people.
Upcoming Deanery events
There are two events in our deanery to which a warm welcome is extended to all members of local churches. The first is on Tuesday evening (1st Oct) at 7pm when Bishop Christopher will dedicate the new St Catherine’s building on Stoke Aldermoor (in Acorn Street) and the second on Wednesday 10th October at 7.30 pm at St Chad’s, Wood End when Bishop John will collate the Revd. Brian Nash as the new Vicar.
Over the past several weeks, we have advertised in the newsletter for a volunteer to co-ordinate an autumn fayre for us. As no-one has offered to take on this role, this year PCC have made the decision not to hold an autumn fayre this year. Given that this means our income is likely to be over £1000 less than might have been expected we are looking to find ways to lessen such a shortfall and hope we may be able to organise maybe 3 smaller events during the coming year which could attract both church members and others and be methods of raising money. If you have any ideas, which might be attractive and/or would be happy to organise a single event please speak to Malcolm or the churchwardens.