This Week at St Mary’s
The Office is open Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm
8.30am Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday
8.30am Holy Communion on Tuesday
12.30pm Holy Communion on Thursday
Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)
Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Ellie Cooke)
4th Wednesday/month Men’s Group at 8.30pm (Contact Michael Bailey)
Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)
Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)
This Week at St Mary’s
Monday Office Hour for Booking Weddings & Baptisms at 6.30pm
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Wednesday Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Special Events & Meetings
Saturday House Communion for the Housebound (Contact: Sarah Bryant)
Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral at 4pm
NEXT SUNDAY: 20th November Pledge Sunday
(The Feast of Christ the King)
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church
Guest Preacher: Mrs Ruth Martin
(a Reader in the Richmond Team Ministry and is also the Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Southwark)
6.30pm Evening Prayer & Meditation
This Week’s Notices
Everyone Campaign 2016: Next Sunday is Pledge Sunday. Please bring your completed Pledge Cards back to church on this day. They will be collected during the service. Please remember: the card is a symbol of our shared giving, so please complete and return it even if your giving is remaining the same. Thank you.
Confirmation Service: Five members of St Mary’s will be confirmed at Southwark Cathedral next Saturday 19th November at 4pm. St Mary’s is asked to provide an additional steward for this service. If you are going to support our candidates, please can you let Simon know this week if you would be able to help in this way.
St Mary’s Advent Fair: Our first Advent Fair is on Sunday 27th November between 2 and 5 pm. If you would like to get involved please speak to Carol Bailey ([email protected]) or Matthew and Kate Guest ([email protected]).
Cake Stall: Calling all bakers and jam makers. We are looking for home-made produce for the cake stall at the Advent Fair. If you are able to contribute cakes, mince pies, jams, chutneys etc, please email [email protected] or call 07939 068 971. We would also love some volunteers to help on the stall (2pm – 5pm). Chutney making workshop: Everyone is invited to an exciting chutney making workshop on Thursday 17th November at 4:30 in the crypt kitchen. Stephen Miles will lead the session and by the time you leave you will know everything you need to know to make chutney to sell at the Advent Fair. No need to sign up! Just turn up!
Advent Carol Service: Our Advent Carol Service will conclude the Advent Fair.
The Christingle Choir will now rehearse during Eucharist at the end of Junior Church starting next week; Contact Ruth for more information [email protected] The Christingle Service will be at 4pm on Sunday 11th December.
Children’s Society: Christmas Cards and Advent Calendars are on display at the back of the church by the lift. Please support vulnerable children by purchasing these. Order forms by the display. Libby Bradshaw, [email protected]
Junior Church Leaders’ Training: Our Junior Church Leaders are meeting on Monday 28th November for some special training in “Godly Play”, a different method of learning about the Christian Faith based on play. If you would like to come along that evening at 7.30pm, please let Simon or Cal Alphonse know.
Advent Sunday Evenings: This year, in place of Evening Prayer on Sunday 4th & Sunday 11th September, Simon will lead us in two Advent Musical Meditations, with words for reflection and recorded classical music. 6.30pm each evening.
For Your Prayers
Prayer for the Week:
Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life:
hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day;
fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Monday Luke 18: 35 – end
Tuesday Luke 19: 1 – 10
Wednesday Luke 19: 11 – 28
Thursday Luke 19: 41 – 44
Friday Luke 19: 45 – end
Saturday Luke 20: 27 – 40
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Jeremiah 23: 1 – 6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1: 11 – 20; Luke 23: 33 – 43;
For the Church and the World
- For the victims of war for all efforts to bring peace and justice to the world;
- For the people of the United States and their President-Elect, Donald Trump;
- For all who serve in our Armed Forces;
- For those being confirmed this week: Lily Cox, Kate Guest, Catherine Ogden, Gordon Stewart and Jinwen Zhou (also being baptised)
For those who have asked for our prayers:
Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, John Stone, Michael Bennett & family, Valerie Coughlin, Patrick S.-R., Liz McMurghty, Rowena Libson, Nalin Parikh & Family, Ted Jenkins and Paul Page
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Jenny Gray, Victor Roberts, Effie Bennett, Raymond Blunden, Richard Raines, Dora Parikh, Barbara Turner, Nuala Oates, Andrew Wakefield, Katharine Burridge and Linda Johnson