This Week’s Notices
Harvest Thanksgiving: Harvest will be kept on Sunday 2nd October this year and there will be a special collection of food and other necessaries for Wandsworth Food Bank. (you can leave them in church before then if you are not here that weekend).
We are having a bring and share lunch after the 11 am service, please sign up at the back of the church.
The Glass Door – Homeless Charity are looking for donations for their nightshelters. They especially need male clothing, toiletries, socks, new underwear, jeans, tee shirts and sleeping bags, also towels and blankets. Please bring any donations to church on Sundays or between 9 and 12.30 on weekdays at the Parish Office. Thank you Libby
Gift from Peter & Alison Wintgens: Peter and Alison have left an incredibly generous gift to St Mary’s of £50,000 and have asked that we consider using it to create a Discipleship Development Fund. Details of the proposal are in a letter on the rear noticeboard. If you would like to comment on this idea, please contact Simon by 11th September. The proposal will be considered at the September PCC meeting.
Peter & Alison Wintgens’ New Address is: 11 Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LY. Their email address remains unchanged. Telephone please ask in the Parish office.
Remembrance Sunday Concert Trip: On Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm, we are planning a trip to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the spectacular Grande Messe des Morts by Berlioz. If you would like to join a group going that evening, please sign up for a ticket at the back. Front of the Circle tickets are about £24 on a group booking. Deadline: 25th September.
Two Sunday Roles
Welcomers: Our welcome team has a new leader in Carol Bailey. Carol is keen to recruit more people to our 11am welcomers’ team and, as a way of encouraging more, is planning to introduce a new rota-based system to replace the once a month approach that the team currently has. Please consider joining the welcomers’ rota. Training will be provided Contact Carol: [email protected]
Sacristans: We’re also introducing a small team of people to assist in the preparation of the communion vessels and associated items, and to clear and wash up after the 11am service. Again, this will be on a rota basis. Please email Simon in his absence to express an interest. There will be a training session at 10am on Sunday 18th September. Feel free to turn up to that.
Advance Notice – Hallowe’en/All Saints’ Party for Children: There will be a special event on the afternoon of Sunday 30th October. A great way to end half-term and to celebrate God’s goodness to people in a fun way. Please put the date in your diary.
This Week at St Mary’s
The Office is open Monday and Wednesday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm;
The office is closed on Tuesday.
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
Tuesday Parochial Church Council meets at 8pm.
Wednesday Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
NEXT SUNDAY: 25th September
(Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity)
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church
Guest Preacher: Fr Graham Lunn, Shrine Priest, Shrine of Our Lady of Walshingham
6.30pm Choral Evensong led by St Mary’s Choir
For Your Prayers
Prayer for the Week:
Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe:
be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,
your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
Daily Bible Reading
Monday Luke 8: 16 – 18
Tuesday Luke 8: 19 – 21
Wednesday Matthew 9: 9 – 13
Thursday Luke 9: 7 – 9
Friday Luke 9: 18 – 22
Saturday Luke 9: 43b – 45
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Joel 2: 21 – 27; Psalm 126; 1 Timothy 2: 1 – 7; Matthew 6: 25 – 33
For the Church and the World
- For Asi and her ministry and her family as she leaves us today;
- For the ceasefire in Syria, that it brings relief for the people in this country
- For a successful outcome of St Mary’s Fair.
For those who have asked for our prayers:
Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Clive Moir, Maria Munisi, Barrett David Hoffman, Baby Maldon – Snider, Christopher Browne, Harriet Jones, Munro Family & Peter Seale, Farkhondeh Shahsavand, Adam Hampson, Robert Hampson, Michael Bailey & Family, Greenway Family, Aunty Liz and Penny & Robert Law
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Gemma, Peter Stechman, Neil Munro, Sylvia Bailey, Carmen Greenway, Cllr Sally-Ann Ephsun, Brigid Danae Wilkins and the first anniversary of the death of Ivy Kirmatzis
Dates & Events for This Term
18th September Farewell to Asi Munisi at 11am
27th September Confirmation Class begins at 7.30pm. Details from Simon.
2nd October Harvest Thanksgiving at 8.30am and 11am
Parish Harvest Lunch.
3rd October Junior Church Leaders’ Gathering at 7.30pm. Cal Alphonse
would be delighted to have a few more join the team.
5th October Katherine Low Settlement AGM at 7pm
Mid-October Everyone Pledge Campaign begins
30th October All Saints’ Sunday
All Saints’/Hallowe’en Party for Children pm
13th November Remembrance Sunday Service
Concert Trip to Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts
19th November Home Communion & Lunch for the Housebound
Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral
20th November Everyone Pledge Campaign Pledge Sunday
27th November Advent Sunday
Advent Fair at St Mary’s, 2pm
Advent Carol Service at Conclusion of Advent Fair
28th November Junior Church Leaders’ Training at 7.30pm.
4th December Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm
6th December Carols in the Square
11th December Christingle Service at 4pm (time to be confirmed)
Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm
18th December Nativity Play during 11am Service
Parish Carol Service at 6.30pm