This Week at St Mary’s
The Office is open from Monday till Thursday 9am to 12.30pm and closed on Friday and the following Monday.
Revd. Peter Wintgens is unavailable until 10th May
Every Day this week St Mary’s will be open for prayer and worship between 12 and 1pm, as part of the Archbishops’ Prayer Initiative Thy Kingdom Come. A short service of Prayer During the Day will take place at 12.15pm. Join us!
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 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)
This Week at St Mary’s
Monday Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Wednesday Staff Team Meeting at 9.15am
Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Special Services, Events & Meetings
Tuesday The Parochial Church Council meets at 7.30pm in the Crypt.
Sunday 15th May: The Feast of Pentecost
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Festival Eucharist with the Admission of Children to Holy Communion, Prayer for Personal Renewal & Junior Church
6.30pm Evening Prayer & Meditation
This Week’s Notices
Thy Kingdom Come: The Archbishops’ Invitation to Pray for Evangelisation: Many of you will have received a personal invitation to pray each day through email in the past few days. If you haven’t please take a special leaflet from the back inviting each of us pray each day this week at lunchtime. An order for prayer is included for those who would find it helpful.
St Mary’s will be open for private prayer from noon to 1pm Monday to Friday this week, with a 15-minute service of Prayer During the Day taking place at 12.15pm each day. If you’re in Battersea and would like to pray with others, join us!
Congregational List: This is our address book and contact directory. If you would like to be able to keep in touch with one another – and would like others to be able to contact you, please fill out a form at the back.
Christian Aid Week – Cake Sale Sunday 22nd May 2016: This year the Away Giving Group are concentrating our giving to good causes on supporting more fully Christian Aid Week, 15th – 21st May. Please bring cakes / biscuits/ savouries wrapped and priced for sale in aid of Christian Aid Week on Sunday 22nd May 2016. Please sign up on sheet at back of church or contact Carol Brindle (020 7585 2438).
There will also be a Christian Aid Breakfast immediately after the 8.30am service that day. Please let Anne Hull (020 7223 8623) know if you are coming.
St Mary’s Fair: This year’s fair will take place on Saturday 17th September. Please can you start thinking about which stall you can help with? Speak to Debbie Apostolides if you would like to help with the overall organisation too. Offers of help:[email protected]
Sound System: Following a recent bequest, we are working to replace the sound system in the coming months. We hope to complete this work by the end of the summer. Meanwhile, please bear with us if the sound system plays up!
PCC Working Groups: The PCC has a number of Working Groups – Finance, Fabric (Building & Churchyard), Families & Children, Congregational Life, Away Giving, Common Good. PCC members make up a majority of the members, but if you might be interested in serving on one of these groups please have a word with Simon (or email him) to find out more details. Groups meet about three times a year and take on tasks in the intervening time.
The Queen’s 90th Birthday: There will be a special Choral Evensong service giving thanks for Her Majesty’s long life on Sunday 12th June at 6.30pm.
For Your Prayers
Prayer for the Week:
We thank you that you have brought us to know and recognise you
Through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We thank you for those who shared the Gospel of Jesus with us.
We ask that in turn we may pass the Good News on to others.
Give us confidence to speak of you,
Sensitivity to walk with others on their journey,
And love to inspire us to reach out to others.
Most of all, give us a passion to see your Kingdom come,
That we might take risky steps
To be your witnesses to your world.
Through your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
From the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Resources
Daily Bible Reading
Please follow the pattern of readings on the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Sheet
Monday: Isaiah 40: 28
Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 12: 4 – 7
Wednesday: Joel 2: 28 – 29
Thursday: Luke 11: 9 – 13
Friday: 2 Corinthians 1: 20 – 22
Saturday: 2 Corinthians 3: 17 – 18
Next Sunday’s Readings: Acts 2: 1 – 21; Romans 8: 14 – 17; John 14: 8 – 17
For the Church and the World
Please follow the pattern of prayer on the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Sheet.
Service Sheet for Prayer During the Day
For those who have asked for our prayers:
Billy Garrett, Sue Feasey, Junior Payton, William Raynor, Clive Moir, Emma Belak, Micaki Dixon, John Paton, Hilda Cooles, Tiny Hester, Ingrid Spatt, Flo Toms, Rosemarie Davidson, Nathanael Sonoda & his wife, Hagar’s Mum & Hagar, Mary Enright, David Beales and Sylvia Fraser
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Linnett Dixon, Cannute Jackson, Alfonso Wilson, Jean Hester, Olive Bingham. Chris Willmott, Lillian Dickenson, Petura Francis, Simon Riley, Wendy Lanyon and Rosa G.