St. Mary's Church

Third Sunday before Lent

Third Sunday before Lent

6 Feb 2020 • General news

The Third Sunday before Lent

Collect:  Eternal God, whose Son went among the crowds and brought healing with his touch: help us to show his love, in your Church as we gather together, and by our lives as they are transformed into the image of Christ our Lord.

First Reading:      Isaiah 58. 1-9a      Stephen Baker

Second Reading:     1 Corinthians 2. 1-12      Chris Addie

Gospel:      Matthew 5. 13-20      Ross Spall

Intercessor:      Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:      767    407    91    579    200

Post Communion Prayer:  Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger: draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.Amen

This week beginning 9th 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   Bible Study Group

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Lunch Club

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

2 pm   Baptism

16th February   8am  Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Bible Study Group

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

Coffee Club

Coffee Club meets again on Wednesday 19th February 2020.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome.

Lent Groups

We are hoping to run Lent Courses on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday after the 10am service. The subject will be the Lord’s Prayer. If anyone would be able to host a Tuesday evening in their home we would be glad to know, though we will need a WIFI connection! If you can offer a venue please let Dmitry or Malcolm know

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).

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 1st March 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 Dmitry 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.

Food Bank

Whilst people are generous in the lead up to Christmas the level of donations tends to fall in January and February so these can be bleak months 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 to book your place. Tickets are £6 for fish + chips/chicken + chips/or veggie alternative.

January Tote

1st Prize      No.34      S. Morton      £20.00

2nd Prize      No.48      Bell Ringers   £7.00