Weekly Notices | 1 November 2020


1 November 2020 SERVICES 
9.30 a.m. All Age Holy Communion 
11.15 a.m. Service of Morning Prayer

8 November 2020 SERVICES
9.30 a.m. All Age Service
11.30 a.m. Service of Remembrance  (please note later start)
(with our church organist, Rosemary Nayyar on the organ)

15 November 2020 SERVICES
9.30 a.m. All Age Parade Service
11.15 a.m. Service of Holy Communion 
(with our church organist, Rosemary Nayyar on the organ)

at 10.30 a.m.
Mid-week BCP Holy Communion


10.00 a.m. Online Worship
OUR SUNDAY SERVICES can also be found on the


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.

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.


NOVEMBER GRAPEVINE:  is now available for distribution at the back of the church or available to read online this website.

CRAFTS & COFFEE (OR TEA):  November 3 will see the first of our craft sessions return – under COVID-19 restrictions, with limited space and social distancing in place.  Therefore the session will be by booked places only.  Please contact Lynne Prior on 01933 353655 or email: lynne@lateralflow.co.uk       CRAFT:  Christmas Cards
IDEAS FOR MY FUNERAL SERVICE:  Linnet Smith has made a booklet available for recording ideas for family members to know your wishes regarding funeral arrangements (songs, etc).  These will be available on Thursday 29 October or can be downloaded here: Ideas for my funeral service or sent to you by post if you contact Sue Prior 01933 312554 or email susaneprior@hotmail.co.uk

CONGRATULATIONS!  to Liz and Ollie Coleman on the birth of their daughter Alexandra Elizabeth on 15 October.  We look forward to meeting you, Alexandra!

BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to Colin Plunkett whose 80th birthday is on 6th November!

QUIZZES:  There are two quizzes on the go at the moment!
MISSION QUIZ:   It’s quiz time again. However this year’s Mission quiz is mainly being distributed by email. Hopefully you have received a copy – if not please contact Peter Chamberlain at cephasxwords@gmail.com or 01933 386826.  Please submit your quizzes and payment even if you aren’t able to finish the quiz! It helps us to raise funds for our Mission Partners.  If you have received a copy and are not interested, please ignore it.
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

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY:   Due to Covid-19 many charities are suffering.  The Children’s Society have many supporters at St Mary’s and as we will not be able to receive your boxes this year, we are requesting that you make a donation by cheque,  payable to “The Children’s Society”.  You may post them the our treasurer (Mrs C Calder, 13 Alpine Road, Rushden, NN10 9RJ) or leave them for me at Church (11.15 am service). Thank you! Anne Riley

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 those who are Ill:   Ann Beal, Viv Striblehill, Michelle Smith, Jennie Bone, 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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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.


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