Weekly Notices | 9 August 2020

OUR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES on 9th AUGUST
IN THE CHURCH BUILDING WILL BE:
9.30 a.m.  All Age Service
11.15 a.m.  Morning Prayer
AND EACH THURSDAY
at 10.30 a.m.
Mid-week BCP Holy Communion
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE

ONLINE OUR SUNDAY SERVICES can also be found on the
CHURCH FACEBOOK SITE
https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschurchrushden/  

Or on YOUTUBE 
http://www.youtube.com/user/stmarysrushden

Our Online Services will also continue at the present time, as many of our congregation will not feel able to meet together with others during this pandemic.

Thought for Thursday – Each Thursday at 10.30am on the church Facebook site  https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschurchrushden/

Did you miss  SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ?  You can still find it online.
Hours of stories, songs and activities for kids.

Bumps & Babes:  will return in September on Monday mornings at 10.00am.

If you want to know more about the Christian faith and the hope we have in Jesus, please ring Steve (01933 312554) or Phil (01933 356906)
who would be happy to talk with you.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Lynne and Mick Prior on their Golden Wedding Anniversary on the 15th August.

GRAPEVINE DEADLINE  The deadline for the September issue of grapevine is Sunday 16 August.  Please give your announcements, articles, photos and reports to Jude at missjudecurtis@btinternet.com.

GIFTS AND OFFERINGS:  If you have any questions about your giving, you are welcome to contact our Treasurer, Robert Bates to discuss options with him (telephone: 01933 358005 or email: robertbates1947@btinternet.com).  There are options for paying remotely (by direct debit, standing order, through the Parish Giving Scheme).  If you pay by envelope, you are welcome to hold on to these until the time we can meet again (Whoopee!).

Please pray:  We try to keep this list up to date, but would like to include some THANK YOU prayers as well.  If you have anything for which to give thanks to God that you would like to share, please write to Steve (sprior@toucansurf.com) and we will put up this good news as well.

For those who are Ill:  Peter Chamberlain, Iris Gilbert, Baby Alice (Rita Nutter’s great-granddaughter), Bob Trusler, Alan Palmer, Avril Bird, Mark Butcher, Mel Britchford, Glenis Burton, John Tye, the Whiteman Family and Ruby Willmer.

For our congregations, our communities, the local mission of ENCS (particularly The Food Bank and Recovery House) 

Pray for our mission partners – James Hawksworth (Church Army); Tearfund; Brian and Val Hodgkin (Wycliffe Bible Translators); Derek and Jane Waller (CMS – now back in the UK from Madagascar); The Church Pastoral Aid Society; and Langham Partnership UK & Ireland.

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Child Protection Policy sign for website

 

Thank you, Father God

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Thank you, Father, for the rapid recovery of Colin’s brother Robert, taken to hospital suddenly ill last week with an infection, but now home and recovering.

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Thank you, God, for the wonderful gift of sight. I was out this sunny afternoon when I came across a flock of sheep with their lambs lying sheltering in the shade below a group of hawthorns all thickly laden with blossom— a miraculously beautiful thing.     Richard

Thank you, Father God,
for the life of Ravi Zacharias (1946 – 2020) –
a wonderful Christian apologist – though that doesn’t seem quite the right word for such a positive present and defender of Christianity.           Richard Toosey

grapevine – April 2020

Greetings in the midst of lockdown! Thanks to Jude for getting grapevine ready for publication and to Pam for organising and getting most of the printed copies distributed.

If you usually pick up a copy of grapevine from the church would like a copy put through your door, please contact Pam on 313195.

I hope the rest will be able to access it here:

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