St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 2.2.2020

Newsletter 2.2.2020

30 Jan 2020 • General news

Collect: Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel: make your home among us, and present us pure and holy to your heavenly Father, your God, and our God.

First Reading:   Malachi 3. 1-5    Chloe Siani

Second Reading:    1 Corinthians 2. 14-end    Tom Baker

Gospel:    Luke 2. 22-40    Abraham Kurien

Intercessor:   Sue Morton

Hymns:    840   317   479   169   167

Post Communion Prayer: Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna, who lived to welcome the Messiah:may we, who have received these gifts beyond words, prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes to bring us to eternal life; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.Amen

This week beginning 2nd February 2020

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am  Parish Communion

12 noon  Baptism

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday  9 am  Morning Prayer

7 pm  Parish Office

Wednesday 10 am  Holy Communion

10.45 pm  Coffee Club

Thursday  9 am  Morning Prayer

Saturday  9.30 am  Morning Prayer

9th February   8am  Holy Communion

10 am  Parish Communion

12 noon  Baptism

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Dedication of a new cross for the altar in the Lady Chapel

A new brass cross has been donated in memory of Alan Robinson. A short service will be held to dedicate the cross during the regular Communion Service at 10am on Wednesday 5th February. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided following the service. Edna Robinson

Coffee Club

Coffee Club meets again on Wednesday 19th February 2020.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) from 10-12 noon and all are welcome. They next meet on Thursday 13th February 2020.

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 13th February. All welcome. Please let Malcolm know.

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 10.45am.All welcome.

January Tote

1st Prize     No.34     S. Morton    £20.00

2nd Prize     No.48     Bell Ringers     £7.00

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

It’s that time of year again! This year our Annual Parochial Church Meetings (AGM) are to be held on Sunday 29th March after our 10am service. Various things need to happen before then though. Please look out for the Electoral Roll (membership) revision in February. If you are not on our electoral roll and worship with us regularly you should be! Forms will be available in a couple of weeks. If you normally write a report for the Annual Meeting papers please be thinking about it. We will need reports by Sunday 1stMarch at the latest! Also please consider standing for PCC.PCC meets 5 or 6 times a year and is responsible for the day to day running of St. Mary’s.

Junior Church

We are very fortunate at St. Mary’s to have so many young people and also the leaders to help. However if anybody else would be prepared to join the team of leaders so that we only call upon people once a month it would be helpful if you would speak either to Dmity or Malcolm. You will need to be prepared to provide us with a reference (for relatively new procedures introduced by the Diocese) and also be happy to undertake some safeguarding training.

Post Christmas Food Bank

Whilst people are generous in the lead up to Christmas the level of donations tends to fall in January and this can be a bleak month for families. If you can give, items such as tinned meat, tinned fish, rice, rice pudding or tinned fruit will be welcomed although other items will be gratefully received. There is a box in the church centre for donations.

Skittles Night

If you would like to join members of Walsgrave Baptist Church at a Skittles Night on Friday 21st February 2020 at Wolvey Bowling Club 7pm please contact Pete Gales at petegales1954@gmail.com to book your place. Tickets are £6 for fish + chips/chicken + chips/or veggie alternative.

Palm Crosses

As we draw nearer to the beginning of Lent, please could you bring in any Palm Crosses you have at home from previous years in preparation of us burning them to produce the Ash for Ash Wednesday (26th February).