This Week At St Mary’s
Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Holy Communion at 8.30am
Holy Communion at 12.30pm
Next Sunday 13th August: Ninth Sunday After Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language) – President and Preacher: Venerable John Kiddle, Archdeacon of Wandsworth
11.00am Summer Parish Eucharist and Junior Church During this service Jack Geary will be baptised; Congregational Request Sermon: Humour in the Bible? Does it exist?
3.00pm Summer Recital: Qiran Chen (Clarinet)
6.00pm Evening Prayer with Hymns
Please Pray For…
Those who have asked for our prayers:
Ingrid Spatt, Jim Stewart, Alan Broadhead, The Doyle Family, Christina Tirarodro, Grace Hyde, Mandy Brace, Sue Anker, Chloe Hutchinson, Grenfell Tower Community, Vinita Castelino, Lesley Goring and Alex M.
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Livine Doyle, Ron Fuller, Adrian Fierz, Bernard “Tiny” Hester, Joan Harvey, Adam Turner and Viktor
Bible Reading Suggestions
Monday Numbers 11: 4 – 15
Tuesday Numbers 12: 1 – 13
Wednesday Numbers 13: 1-2, 25 – 14:1
Thursday Numbers 20: 1 – 13
Friday Deuteronomy 4: 32 – 40
Saturday Deuteronomy 6: 4 – 13
Next Sunday’s Readings: Summer Sermon Series: Humour in the Bible? Does it exist? Jonah Chapters 3 & 4; Luke 18: 1 – 8
THIS WEEK’S NOTICES
Summer Recitals: The free Summer Recitals this afternoon at 3pm, continue with a performance from Karl Lutchmeyer on the Piano. Full details at back of the church.
St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Show and Fete is on Saturday 16th September from noon until 4 pm. We are now collecting items for the stalls and are looking for bottles, gifts, books, toys and bric-a-brac in good condition. Please put your items up in the gallery. No Electrical items! Also please sign up at the sheet at the back to help on a stall.
We are also holding a children’s art competition on the day and are keen to get posters and flyers out. The theme of the competition is ‘My view of Battersea.
Shoe Boxes: Junior Church needs lots of empty shoe boxes to store things in. If you have any, please would you leave them at the back of the church (right hand side on the pews as you come up the steps). We thought there might be quite a few around towards the end of the summer as people buy new school shoes! Many thanks.
Contactless Giving Trial: St Mary’s has been asked by the Church of England to participate in a national trial of giving by contactless payments. This was already something the Finance Working Group had begun to ponder so fits in with our planning. We will run this trial in the autumn and there will be an opportunity to offer feedback and to become ‘early adopters’ of what is likely to become a common experience in church. While it will clearly be unusual for many regular churchgoers, many who come to church come without cash and we get requests to enable contactless giving. More details of the project in the coming weeks.
A sponsored Sleepout for Glass Door on Friday 6th October at Duke of York Square in Chelsea. If you would be interested in taking part, perhaps as a family group, more details soon. Last year more than 300 people slept out, raising over £145,000 to support local homeless people.
Dates for your Diary:
September 16th St Mary’s Fete and Show (details above) from noon until 4pm
September 24th Harvest Festival Services at 8.30am and 11am
October 1st Blessing of Pets at 11am Service