THIS WEEK’S NOTICES
- The Sunday Morning Group are following a Scottish Bible Society study / conversation during Advent starting today for 4 weeks and are inviting others to join in. The group meets in the Church Crypt at 9.30am on Sunday mornings. If you would like to know more, please speak to Colin Wimsett, Debbie Apostolides or Matthew Guest.
- Carols in the Square – Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 6.30pm the Christmas Lights will be switched on in Battersea Square with Music; flyers at the back of the church
- Revd Adam Boulter, our former Curate from 2008 – 2012, will 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.
- Everyone Campaign: Please return your Pledge Card as soon as possible. Members of the Stewardship Group are sending out polite reminders about returning the cards. Even if you are unable to give to the church at this time or do not wish to alter the amount you are giving, please return the cards to save time and avoid a potentially embarrassing reminder!
- 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.
- Alpha Celebration Supper Saturday 5th December at 7.30pm. If you are curious about Alpha you are welcome to join us. Contact Alison ([email protected] or 020 7720 9708).
- 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
- Junior Church Nativity Contribution 2015 – Children are all encouraged to take part in the telling of the nativity story to nurture the seeds of growth in faith and practice. For more information please contact Asi on: 07462 655 043 or email [email protected] Rehearsal during Junior Church today and Sun 13th Dec and a run through in Church on the morning of Sun 20th Dec at 9.45am.
This Week at St Mary’s
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: Colin Wimsett)
Monday Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Wednesday Informal Ministry Team Meeting at 9.15am
Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Special Services, Events & Meetings
Monday Alpha Course in Crypt at 7.00pm
Saturday Alpha Celebration Supper at 7.30pm
Sunday 6th December: Second Sunday of Advent
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Advent Parish Eucharist with St Mary’s Band
6.30 pm Evening Prayer
7.00pm Advent Talk: The first of two Advent talks from Revd. Adam Boulter – Today – His ministry in Jordan
For Your Prayers
Prayer for the Week:
Almighty God, who called your Church to witness that in Christ you were reconciling the world to yourself: help us so to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be reconciled to you through him who died for us and rose again and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Monday Matthew 4: 18 – 22
Tuesday Luke 10: 21 – 24
Wednesday Matthew 15:29 – 37
Thursday Matthew 7: 21, 24-27
Friday Matthew 9: 27 – 31
Saturday Matthew 9: 35 – 10:1,6-8
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Malachi 3:1 – 4; Philippians 1: 3 – 11; Luke 3: 1 – 6
For the Church and the World
- For the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks, for their families, and for all the people of France and Belgium
- For our Vicar Simon and our parish community during this time of 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
Robin Garton, Andrew Lee, Sonia Smith & Gerald Twum, The Maxwell Family, Tony Trudgewell, Billy Garret, Elia Munisi, Mary, Kathleen Tyson, Barbara Davies, Raphael Esposito, Victor Roberts, Shirley McLaughlin, John Stone, and Junior Payton
Those Who Have Died Recently, Their Families and Friends:
Daisy Beecher, Brian Bloice , Paul Leversuch and Ernest Anthony Skelton