THIS WEEK’S NOTICES
- There is no Evening Service today.
- The Battersea Deanery Drama Group presents Robinson Crusoe on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January at 7 pm and also at 2pm on Saturday 30th at Christ Church & St Stephen, Battersea. Ticket prices are adults £10, children U14 £5. Group rates: adults £8 and children £3. Box office and enquiries Carol Brindle on [email protected] or on 07866 451 304. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
- 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.
- Everyone Campaign: Please return your pledge card as soon as possible, Even if you are unable to give to the church at this time or do not wish to alter the amount you are giving. This will save an embarrassing reminder!
- The Thursday Bible Exploration Group begins again on 7th January in the Upper Vestry at 1.30pm. New members are warmly welcomed (very nice coffee/tea and biscuits!). Leslie: 07788 778569.
- The Revd Philip Krinks – If you would like to contribute to a leaving gift for
Philip, please give your donation by the end of this week to the Churchwardens or in an envelope c/o the Parish Office. Philip is to continue in ministry at Christ Church, Clapham.
- Simon’s return to parish ministry: Please be aware that Simon is having a gradual return to work after his period of absence. His working week will be Sunday to Thursday lunchtime.
- Authorised Listeners: If you have been affected in any way by the recent events at St Mary’s, the Diocese has a team of authorised listeners, who are able to listen to you on a confidential basis. More details are on a notice at the back of church. The Churchwardens and Simon are also available to talk and listen if you would like to do that.
- Winter Recital Series: These increasingly popular free Sunday afternoon concerts run from next Sunday until 7th February. Full details soon; offers of help with refreshments to Tyrone Whiting please.
- Lent: Ash Wednesday is 10th February (services at 7.30am and 8pm); Lent Study Groups will focus on Bible Study Resources for Lent produced by the Scottish Bible Society. Lent Talks are in the planning stage. Details soon!
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 Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Wednesday Informal Ministry Team Meeting at 9.15am
Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Special Services, Events & Meetings
Tuesday Informal PCC Meeting at 7.30pm in the Crypt.
Sunday 10th January: Baptism of Christ
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church and the Baptisms of Alfred Ecclestone Ford and Grace Ford
6.30pm Festival Choral Evensong led by St Mary’s Choir
For Your Prayers
Prayer for the Week:
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen
Daily Bible Reading
Monday Matthew 4: 12–17,23-end
Tuesday Matthew 6: 34 – 44
Wednesday Matthew 6: 45 – 52
Thursday Luke 4: 14 – 22
Friday Luke 5: 12 – 16
Saturday John 3: 22 – 3
For the Church and the World
- For refugees across Europe as winter deepens.
- For God’s blessing on St Mary’s in 2016.
- For PCC meeting this week as it begins to rebuild after a time of disruption.
- For people continuing to live under tyranny.
- That God would raise up wise men and women in our world today.
For those who have asked for our prayers
Andrew Lee, Billy Garret, Elia Munisi, Barbara Davies, John Stone, Junior Payton, Lucy Isac & Family, Hilary Blumer, Annie Gent, Peter Stuttard and Angela Whiteley & family
Those Who Have Died Recently, Their Families and Friends:
Ernest Anthony Skelton, Alan Cherian, John Hanson, Dorothy Smalley and Peter Whiteley