This Week At St Mary’s
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Holy Communion at 8.30am
Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm
Lent Course at 8pm – Staying Close: Exploring Intimacy with God Venue: Contact Asi (07956 853 358) or Francesca (07813 075 822)
PCC Meeting in the Choir Vestry at 8.00 pm
Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Lent Course at 2.30pm – Staying Close (Venue: Upper Vestry)
Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Holy Communion at 12.30pm
Lent Group: Receiving Christ (1.30pm in the Upper Vestry)
Lent Course on “The Way” (7pm at Sacred Heart Church, Trott St)
Quiet Day at Sacred Heart, Trott St (10.30am to 3pm)
Next Sunday : Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
9.30am Lent Group: Staying Close – Exploring Intimacy with God
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church and Baptism of Ava, Izabella and Zacharius-Eddie Williams
Lent Sermon: “Out of the Depths”: When healing doesn’t come
6.00pm Evening Prayer
6.30pm Lent Talk – Reading Romans: Jew & Gentile (Romans 9 – 11)
Please Pray For…
Those who have asked for our prayers:
Penny Law, Dan Jackson, Angela Wiiliams, Thelma, Sam Barker, Betty Todman, Sam Thompson, John, Romana Maerof, Burridge Family, Allegra, Emma and Matt Teather
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Alistair Stewart, Valerie Coughlin, Stella Saunders, Frank Delaney, Dorothy Wigren, Alan Hodson, Lucille Donaldson, Dr. Brian Green, Philomena Menton and Harry Stevenson
Bible Reading Suggestions
Monday 2 Samuel 7: 4 – 16
Tuesday Daniel 2: 20 – 23
Wednesday Deuteronomy 4: 1, 5 – 9
Thursday Jeremiah 7: 23 – 28
Friday Hosea chapter 14
Saturday Isaiah 7: 10 – 14
Next Sunday’s Readings: Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 12: 1 – 10; Matthew 17: 14 – 21
THIS WEEK’S NOTICES
This Saturday: Quiet Day: There’s still chance to join our Quiet Day at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday 25th March, 10.30am to 3pm. Sign up today. Please bring a packed lunch. More details from Simon.
Next Sunday: Mothering Sunday: Posies for those who mother us will be distributed at the 8.30am and 11am services. There will also be a Stall in aid of the Flower Fund after the 11 a.m. service; we shall be selling homemade produce: cakes, biscuits, fudge, Bakewell tarts, lemon curd and much else besides.
Sermon Series on Healing & Wholeness: As a conclusion to our sermon series on Healing & Wholeness, our 11am service on Sunday 2nd April will include the opportunity to receive prayer with the laying-on-of-hands. This will be a natural way to end the service and to show how this ministry could be incorporated into our worship. Please do talk to Simon about this if you would like or have any concerns.
Reading Romans: Our Lent Talks continue tonight at 6.30pm after Evening Prayer. Please come along: it might help you to bring your bible and to read the relevant chapters in advance. The sessions will last no longer than an hour.
Taizé Service: we will be holding a special, contemplative style service for Passiontide in Church on Tuesday 4th April at 7.30pm. It will be in the style of the Taizé Community and will last an hour. An ideal way to prepare for Holy Week.
Palm Sunday: If you would like to participate in the dramatic reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday 9th April speak to Sue Hughes ([email protected]) soon.
Palm Sunday Concert: In the evening St Mary’s Choir, soloists and an orchestra will be performing a concert of sacred music, including Fauré’s Requiem and the Stabat Mater by Josef Rheinberger (a contemporary of Brahms). This is always a very special evening and it will be free with a retiring collection at 6.00pm
Electoral Roll: March is the time when we update our church membership list, known as the Electoral Roll. If you have joined St Mary’s in the past year, and consider it your spiritual home, please fill out an Electoral Roll form available at the back and place it in the labelled box. If you’re on the Roll already you don’t need to do anything unless your details have changed.
St Mary’s Annual Church Meeting: This will be on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30pm, preceded by drinks and nibbles. You might like to think about serving on St Mary’s Parochial Church Council or Battersea Deanery Synod: elections take place for both.
There will be a special presentation about our forthcoming Parish Mission in 2018.
Holy Week in Brief…
Palm Sunday 9th April
11am The Liturgy of Palm Sunday
Procession and Dramatic Reading of St Matthew’s Passion
6pm A Concert for Holy Week by St Mary’s Choir & Orchestra
Stabat Mater by Josef Rheinberger; Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
Monday to Wednesday of Holy Week
8pm Night Prayer & Meditation
Maundy Thursday 13th April
8pm The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday (Preacher: The Vicar)
Footwashing, Procession to the Altar of Repose,
Watch of Prayer until Midnight
Good Friday 14th April
10am Ecumenical Children’s Good Friday Workshop & Worship
Our regular Good Friday activity morning for children, but this year shared with our friends at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Details to follow.
1pm An Hour at the Cross: Meditations for Good Friday (led by Leslie Spatt)
Theme: Christ our Passover has been Sacrificed for us
2pm The Liturgy of Good Friday (Preacher: The Vicar)
The Preaching of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion
Holy Saturday 15th April
8pm The Liturgy of the Lord’s Resurrection (Preacher: The Vicar)
The Kindling of the Easter Flame, Vigil of Readings, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and the Eucharist, followed by a party. The climax of the church year.
Easter Day 16th April
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11am Festival Eucharist for Easter Day (Preacher: The Vicar)
More Details Soon…