St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 16.2.20

Newsletter 16.2.20

13 Feb 2020 • General news

The Second Sunday before Lent

Collect:  Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:     Genesis 1. 1-2.3     Sue Morton

Second Reading:     Romans 8. 18-25     Nathan Lewis

Gospel:     Matthew 6. 25-end     Mervyn Hancox

Intercessor:     Nicola Harwood

Hymns:     627     198     718     507     36

Post Communion Prayer:   God our creator, by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church: may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross and enjoy the delights of eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 16th February 2020

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

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

Sunday 23rd   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

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).

Thought for Lent

In Lent, many Christians commit to giving up certain items such as chocolate, cakes and biscuits in order to replicate the account of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ's journey into the desert for 40 days. This year, why not do something positive for God's world such as reducing meat consumption by having a vegetarian day each week and being aware of how far our food has travelled. Examples would be dwarf beans from Kenya and apples from New Zealand. A reduction in the amount of plastic packaged items we buy would also help cut the amount of plastic waste we generate

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 27th 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 27th 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.

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. The Electoral Roll revision is now on until 1st March.Forms are available; please return to Barbara Hancox or Malcolm. 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.

One to One Bible Study (or two’s and three’s)

Dmitry is happy to help folk study the Gospel of John on a one to one basis (or as a family or in two’s and three’s).If this is something you would be interested in or indeed know a bit more about it, please have a word with him.

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.

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.