Notices 15th November 2015

THIS WEEK’S NOTICES

  1. A very warm welcome today to Revd Adam Boulter, our former Curate from 2008-2012, who is taking both morning services. Adam has been Port Chaplain

in Aqaba until the summer of this year, and is currently living in Wandsworth  before moving to another position. He will also give our two Advent Talks on   Sunday 6th & 13th

December at 7pm, which will include a focus on his ministry in Jordan, as well as reflections on Advent.

 

  1. Today is our Everyone Pledge Sunday, when our pledges for the financial year 2016 will be presented at the altar. If you have not yet returned your pledge

card, please do so as soon as possible, irrespective of whether you are changing your pledge or not. Thank you.

 

  1. St Mary’s Alpha Course: Many thanks for all the offers of help with hospitality. All the slots are now filled. Alison.

 

  1. Mardi Gras Party: Ruth and Paul Holleley are looking for talented – or at least willing! – performers for St Mary’s Community Mardi Gras variety concert in church on February 6th at 7pm. Please contact us on 07969 831 947.

 

  1. Margaret Gibbons, who has helped in the past with Monday Toddlers is looking for accommodation, either one bedroom house or flat in the Wandsworth Area. If you can help please E-Mail her on [email protected]

 

  1. Children’s Society Christmas cards, Advent calendars and gift wrap are on display at the back of the church. Please put your orders in the box by the display as soon as possible. Thank you for your support. Libby Bradshaw, Children’s Society rep

 

 

This Week at St Mary’s

 

Worship

8.30am          Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday

8.30am          Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm        Holy Communion on Thursday

There will be no services of Evening Prayer until further notice

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Office is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm

 

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 Peter Wintgens)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)

3rd Sunday/month [email protected]’s Group at 7.15pm (Contact: Philip Krinks)

 

Regular Activities

Monday                     Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am

Office Hour for Booking Weddings and Baptisms 6.30pm-8pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday                Informal Meeting Ministry Team at 9.15am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

 

Special Services, Events & Meetings

Monday                     Alpha Course in Crypt at 7.00pm

 

Sunday 22nd November:       Christ the King

8.30am              Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Festival Parish Eucharist with Junior Church and Baptism of Alfred Johnston, Hannah and Hezekiah Tete-Sakyi

6.30 pm              Festival Choral Evensong

 

 

For Your Prayers

 

Prayer for the Week:

Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world:

lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,

that we may know eternal peace

through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,

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 – 48

Saturday                   Luke 20: 27 – 40

 

 

Next Sunday’s Readings:                      Daniel 7: 9 – 10, 13 – 14; Revelation 1: 4b – 8; John 18: 33 – 37

 

For the Church and the World

 

  • For our Vicar Simon and our parish community during this time of worry and uncertainty;
  • For our Curate Philip on study leave;
  • For all those who work in hospital and prison chaplaincy;
  • For refugees across Europe as winter begins to be felt.

 

 

For those who have asked for our prayers

Jenny, Margaret & family, David Moorby, The Maxwell Family, Robin Garton, Megs & Olivia Keetch & Family, Andrew Lee, Sonia Smith & Gerald Twum, Tony Trudgewell, Billy Garret, Elia Munisi, Sarah Chaudoir & Family, Barbara Leser & Family, Winifred Stone, Mary, Kathleen Tyson, Barbara Davies and Raphael Esposito

 

Those Who Have Died Recently, Their Families and Friends:

Illtyd Harrington, Eric Keetch, Jean Saffery, David Drew, Bernie Leser, Christopher Temple, Daisy Beecher and Brian Bloice