St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 1.12.19

Newsletter 1.12.19

28 Nov 2019 • General news

Advent Sunday

Collect:  Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

First Reading:     Isaiah 2. 1-5     [8am only]

Second Reading:     Romans 13. 11-14     [8am only]

Gospel:     Matthew 24. 36-44      [8am only]

Intercessor:   Sue Morton

Hymns:   56     286     722     251     449

Post Communion Prayer:  O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 1st December 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion & Toy Service

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am    Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   7.30 pm   PCC

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45am   Bible Study

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Luncheon Club (Christmas Meal)

Friday  7 pm   Quiz Night

Saturday   9.30 am  Morning Prayer

Sunday 8th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion with Baptism

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

General Election

A dedicated Christian website designed to inform and inspire us as we think about who to vote MPs voting record - up to date policy information - Hustings guide - and more. Prayerfully consider who to vote for. A hustings for local candidates has been organised for Thursday 5.12.19, 6pm at St Laurence Church Hall, Old Church Road.

Toy Service Donations

If you forgot to bring in toys for today’s Toy Service, you can bring them in up until Wednesday morning!

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 11th December.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 5th December 2019.

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).

Christmas Card

We begin our annual Christmas Card messages today. 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 mean time. A list of suggested items is available soon. Please bring contributions in next week if possible.

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.

Poppy Appeal - Royal British Legion

We have had a thank you card from the Royal British Region thanking us for the money collected in the Poppy Appeal.£74.05 was collected from St. Mary’s.