Weekly Notices | 27 September 2020

27th SEPTEMBER 2020 SERVICES in our CHURCH BUILDING
9.30 a.m. Harvest All Age Worship in Church
11.15 a.m. Harvest Service of Morning Prayer in Church

AND EACH THURSDAY
at 10.30 a.m.
Mid-week BCP Holy Communion

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE

ONLINE
10.00 a.m. Online Worship for Harvest Thanksgiving
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 are continuing at the present time, as many of our congregation do 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/

Bumps & Babes:  are on Facebook on Monday mornings at 10.00am.
https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschurchrushden/

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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OCTOBER GRAPEVINE:  The deadline for contributions for the October edition of grapevine is already upon us – it is Sunday 13 September!!  Please send all notices, articles, photos, etc to Jude at missjudecurtis@btinternet.com

HARVEST THANKSGIVING:  We will be celebrating our Harvest Thanksgiving on 27th September in our church building and online.  Please bring harvest contributions of tins and packets for the FoodBank (ENCS) to church and our gifts and offerings from that day will go to Tearfund.  If you are still worshiping online  rather than in our church building, you may send your donation with someone else or send a cheque made payable to “Rushden St Mary’s Church” to Robert Bates, 16 Keats Way, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8DQ marked “Tearfund”.

BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS  to Barbara Annis on her 70th birthday on 28th September!

CHILDRENS SOCIETY AUTUMN QUIZ: “Boys will be Boys”
This is now available (price £1) from: Joy Holloway on 318415, Pam Bailey on 313195 and Committee Members.  There are three prizes of £10 each to be won.  Closing date 31 December 2020

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).

For the recently bereaved family and friends of:   Marjorie Brown.

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

For our congregations, our communities, the local mission of ENCS (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
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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