St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 21.11.19

Newsletter 21.11.19

21 Nov 2019 • General news

Christ the King

Collect:  God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory.

First Reading:   Jeremiah 23. 1-6   Chris Addie

Second Reading:   Colossians 1. 11-20   Sue Morton

Gospel:   Luke 23. 33-43   Tony Thistlewood

Intercessor: Tony Thistlewood

Hymns:    52    425    507    398    14

Post Communion Prayer:  Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 24th November 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

4.45 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Coffee Club

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Luncheon Club

Friday10.30 am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 1st   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

4.45 pm   Evening Prayer

General Election

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Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 4th December at 10.45am. All welcome.

Coffee Club

Coffee Club will meet again on Wed 27th November.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome.

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 28th November 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 28th November. All welcome. Please let Malcolm know.

Christmas Meal

Our Friendship Group will be holding their Christmas Meal on Thursday 5th December (a week earlier than usual because of the election).If you would like to join them for a three course Christmas meal please speak to Malcolm. The cost for non club members will be £8.

Chocolate Tombola

Thanks to all who contributed to the Chocolate Tombola organised by Matt White at his office for Children in Need. They raised £245.

Quiz Night

We will be holding a Quiz Night on Friday 6th December. 7pm Sharp to start.£1.50 per person. Bring your own drinks. Pop the date in your diaries. These evenings are always enjoyable, so why not come along and join in the fun. All welcome.

Mentoring Young People

If you would be interested in mentoring young people to help make positive life choices by receiving training on topics including Safeguarding and gangs and youth violence, please see the notice in the Church Centre and apply to the positive youth foundation who are seeking to help young people in positive ways. Training will be given (8 hours in total).

Toy Service

Next week we shall have our Toy Service, which is an opportunity to donate new toys (unwrapped) to children who will receive little at Christmas. You can also bring basic toiletries for adults who struggle particularly at Christmas. Our donations will go to Coventry City Mission for their Christmas Appeal.

Christmas Card

Next week we shall begin our annual Christmas Card. For a minimum donation of £2 you can add a message in our Christmas Card available on 23rd December. The point of the card is two fold; firstly to raise money for a local charity (to be decided next week) and secondly to save people from sending numerous cards to fellow parishioners.

Christmas Hamper

We shall also be selling raffle tickets for a Christmas Hamper from next week but would be grateful of Christmassy donations in the meantime. A list of suggested items will be available soon, but use your imagination for appropriate items in the mean time!

Christmas Day Dinner

Walsgrave Baptist Church will again be organising a free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at 1pm for anyone who would like to go.Booking at or on 7661 2565 is essential though.