This Week At St Mary’s
Canon Simon Butler is on holiday till 21st October 2017
Monday Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Tuesday Holy Communion with Reserved Sacrament at 8.30am
Wednesday Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Thursday Holy Communion at 12.30pm
Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)
Tuesday at 8.00pm (meets every fortnight)
Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)
Sunday at 9.30am
Next Sunday 15th October: Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity
Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
Guest President and Preacher: Canon Norman Boakes, Archdeacons’ National Training Officer
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church
Guest President and Preacher: Canon Norman Boakes
6.00pm Evening Prayer with Hymns
Please Pray For…
Those who have asked for our prayers:
Rowena I., Sally, Michelle Wiiliams, Theodor Prazak, Andrew Lee, Pearl Barnes, Daisy Campbell, Clive Moir, Ed Beddington, Ingrid Spatt, Roland Whitby, David Moore, Paul Muller, Allan Scott, Thomas George & Victoria Maria, Pearl Yarde and Sareeta
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Paul Greenhalgh, Les, Julia Norveil, Stephan Papuc, Nathanael Sonoda, Regnald Logan, Manuela Sykes, Jim Maddan, Henry Oldfield, Arabella, Stanislav, Joy Nelson, Janet Frazer, Alison Louise and Grace Hyde
Bible Reading Suggestions
Monday Jonah 1: 1 – 2: 2, 10
Tuesday Jonah chapter 3
Wednesday Jonah chapter 4
Thursday Malachi 3:13 – 4: 2a
Friday Joel 1: 13 – 15, 2: 1 – 2
Saturday Joel 3: 12 – end
Next Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 25: 1 – 9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4: 1 – 9; Matthew 22: 1 – 14
THIS WEEK’S NOTICES
Holiday: Please note that Simon is unavailable until 22nd October. We are grateful to Canon Norman Boakes for his Sunday ministry while Simon is on holiday.
Consultation on Pews & Chairs: If you would like to take part in this consultation, please have a look at the display at the side of the church and return your feedback form by the end of October.
50th Wedding Anniversary: Geoff and Carol Brindle are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Sunday 15th October after the 11am Service with music, champagne and cupcakes. All are welcome
Card Reader Trial: If you would like to give by card, you can do so immediately after the service near the lift at the back of church
St Mary’s Choir has now returned to serving the church after its Summer Break and always welcomes new members. Feel free to turn up to a Choir Practice at 7.30pm on a Wednesday evening.
Everyone 2018 is our annual renewal of financial stewardship – every autumn we ask everyone at St Mary’s to review their giving to the church for the coming year.
Pledge Sunday will be 19th November this year.
Advent Fair: This will take place on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm to 5.30pm
Children’s Society Christmas cards and new boxes will be launched on Sunday 29th October at the end of the morning service with a tribute to the late Winfred Stone, first and only woman chief executive of the Children’s Society in the 1980’s. Further details from Libby Bradshaw 07956 655 037 or [email protected]
29th October at 11am – A Service of Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Reformation
The Reformation was a watershed in the religious, cultural and political life of the world, especially in Europe.
St Mary’s will be marking this moment of thanksgiving and prayer with a special service on Sunday 29th October at 11am.
During the service we shall sing great Lutheran hymns, the choir will sing the setting of the Eucharist by John Merbecke (the first mass setting in English) and we will reflect together on the meaning of Reformation and pray for the unity of the whole church, Protestant, Anglican and Roman Catholic.
Please invite your friends to join us for this special service.
Dates for Your Diary
Thursday 19th October Battersea Deanery Synod at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s Church, Cobham Close, Battersea SW11 6SP
Sunday 29th October Reformation 500: A Service of Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 11am
Sunday 5th November Battersea Deanery Confirmation at 4pm
Sunday 12th November Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am – Annual Memorial Service at 6pm (Evensong)
Tuesday 14th November PCC Meeting
Saturday 2nd December Advent Children’s Workshop Morning with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
Sunday 3rd December Advent Fair from 2pm to 5.30pm – Advent Sunday: Advent Carols at 6pm
Sunday 10th December Christingle Service at 4pm
Sunday 17th December Parish Carol Service at 6pm
Sunday 24th December ‘Blue Christmas’ Eucharist at 11am