Notices Christmas 2015

THIS WEEK’S NOTICES

  1. Tonight at 6.30pm: The Parish Carol Service. This very popular service will be a great opportunity to celebrate Christmas at St Mary’s, especially for those who are going away in the coming days.

 

  1. The West London Churches Homeless Concern (WLCHC) are looking for donations for their night shelters. 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. Thank you Libby and Carol Bailey

 

  1. Please note the following alterations to services after Christmas:

            Sunday 27th December there will only be one service all day, at 11am.

            Sunday 3rd January, there will be no 6.30pm service.

            All Weekday services recommence week commencing Monday 4th January.

 

  1. Battersea Deanery pantomime which this year is Robinson Crusoe; Rehearsals have now started. It will be staged at Christchurch Battersea in  January. We are still looking for a few more roles to be filled plus we need  help with painting scenery, making props and generally helping. Please contact Debbie Apostolides for more details. 07828 123 588

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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!

 

  1. The Revd Dr Philip Krinks – If you would like to contribute to a leaving gift for Philip, please give your donation to the Churchwardens or in an envelope c/o the Parish Office.  

 

  1. The Thursday Bible Exploration Group will resume again on 7th January in the Upper Vestry at 1.30pm. New members warmly welcomed (very nice coffee/tea and biscuits!)

 

 

This Week at St Mary’s

 

Worship

Monday 21st December

8.30am          Morning Prayer

5.00pm          Evening Prayer

 

Tuesday 22nd December

8.30am          Holy Communion

5.00pm          Evening Prayer

 

Wednesday 23rd December

8.30am          Morning Prayer

5.00pm          Evening Prayer

 

Thursday 24th December

4.00pm          Christmas Eve Crib Service

11.00pm       The Blessing of the Crib and Midnight Mass (Carols from 10.45pm)

 

Christmas Day

8.30am          Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

11.00am       Festival Eucharist for Christmas Morning

 

Sunday 27th December:          John, Apostle and Evangelist

11am                  Christmastide Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                                    President: Revd. Adam Boulter

Preacher: Canon Simon Butler

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Office is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm but closed between 23rd December and 3rd January.

 

 

For Your Prayers

 

Prayer for the Week

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, LORD, Thy grace into our hearts; that, we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Daily Bible Reading

 

21 December           Luke 1: 39 – 45

22 December           Luke 1: 46 – 56

23 December           Luke 1: 57 – 66

24 December           Luke 1: 67 – 79

25 December           John 1: 1 – 14

26 December           Matthew 10:17 – 22

28 December           Matthew 12:13 – 18

29 December           Luke 2: 22 – 35

30 December           Luke 2: 36 – 40

31 December           John 1: 1 – 18

1 January                  Luke 2: 15 – 21

2 January                  John 1: 19 – 28


 

Sunday 27th December Readings:       Exodus 33: 7 – 11a; 1 John Chapter 1; John 21: 19b – end

 

Sunday 3rd January 2016 Readings:    Isaiah 60: 1 – 6; Ephesians 3: 1 – 12; Matthew 2:1 – 12

 

For the Church and the World

  • For all who will attend St Mary’s over the Christmas Period
  • For recovery for and understanding by all after recent events in the parish.
  • That the recent promises at the Parish Climate Change Conference would be honoured.
  • For those for whom Christmas is not a happy time.

 

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