Weekly Notices | 10 December 2017

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Weekly Notices | 10 December 2017

10th December  2017

Second Sunday of Advent
9.30am                                        All Age Service
10.30-11am                                   Coffee in the Hall
11.15am                                   Holy Communion
2.00pm Short & Sweet
in the Church and Hall
6.00pm                                   Holy Communion





11-16  December 2017

Monday 11               10-12noon            Bumps & Babes @Church: Worship followed by tea and play in the Church Hall.

Monday 11                 6.30 pm              Clued Up—Club for School Years 1-6

Wednesday 13          2.15pm               St Mary’s Ladies’ Group:   Christmas Afternoon

Wednesday 13          7.30pm                Choir Practice

Thursday 14            10-12noon           T & C at St Mary’s

Thursday 14            10.30am              Holy Communion

Friday 15                   7.00pm                Bellringing Practice

Saturday 16              9.30-12                 Who Let the Dads Out?

Saturday 9               4.00pm                Music Group Practice

Saturday 9               7.30pm                Christmas Party with Karaoke



 17th December  2017
 Third Sunday of Advent
9.30am                                    Nativity Service
10.30-11am                                   Coffee in the Hall
11.15am                                   Morning Prayer
2.00pm Short & Sweet
in the Church and Hall
6.00pm                    Nine Lessons and Carols

WHO LET THE DADS OUT? SATURDAY 16 December—9.30-12 noon   This monthly event for dads, stepdads, grandads or male carers and their younger children [0-6 yrs] will be in the Church Hall. Children enjoy a range of toys including bouncy castle, sit-on cars, inflatable ball pool and large train set. Dad’s relax together over coffee and newspapers.  Adults £3: children free! Just turn up!

Community Support for Refugees—MEETING THURSDAY 14 DEC     The next meeting of the East Northants Refugee Support Group will take place at the Rushden Full Gospel Group this Thursday at 7.30pm.


CHRISTMAS PARTY—SATURDAY 16 DEC—7.30-pm CHURCH HALL     Who Let the Girls Out! are hosting an open evening in the Church Hall for All 16+.   It will be a Christmas party and karaoke night! Tickets: £3. Dress as your favourite band from across the decades! Bring a plate and your own drinks. Contact Helen Smedley for more details or ring 07495 304974.

CAROLS AT REDCLIFFE RESIDENTIAL HOME – Wed 20 DECEMBER    Anyone who could come to sing carols with us at the Redcliffe Residential Home at 2.00pm would be appreciated.       Steve Prior

 OUR BIG CHRISTMAS CARD TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!    The Sunday Club has made us a large Christmas card which is on a table at the back of church, open for anyone to sign as a greeting to all the members of our congregations. Give a donation to our Christmas charities in the box nearby.

CHRISTMAS CARDS to GIVE AWAY   Christmas cards with details of our Christmas services are at the back of the church—please take one for yourself and as many as you wish to give to friends and neighbours to invite them to attend.

CHURCH OFFICE   The Church Office will be open this week Tuesday to Thursday from 10 to 12noon.  Please have all notices for next week’s bulletin at the Church Office by 10am on Thursday by placing in the letter box outside the office, phoning: 412235 or emailing: stmaryschurchoffice@btinternet.com.

THANKS     The Children’s Society Committee would like to thank all those who helped in any way at the Christingle Service last Saturday. £488.98 has been forwarded to The Children’s Society for their work among disadvantaged children and young people.                                       Mary Hadley

Thank you everyone who has given me ribbon and material for new streamers,  I now have enough to make them.                   Sonia Stock

CHRISTMAS NATIVITY—17 December      Our Christmas Nativity will take place next Sunday morning in our All Age service. All children who attend will be invited to take part in the Nativity Play. (It would be a big help if you could wear a costume as an angel, a shepherd or a king!) Come along and join us!

WINTER GLORY LADIES CONFERENCE—SAT 27 JANUARY 9.15-4.30    The annual ladies conference “Winter Glory” will be held in Kettering again this year entitled “Planting the Heavens” with speakers Amy Orr-Ewing and Tanya Walker. Leaflets are at the back of church or see Kate Woodfield.

Please pray:

For those who are Ill and those in need:

Jose Smith, Louie Kirk, Ruby Willmer, Anna Kingsmill-Vellacott, Julie Cox, William White, Rex & Jean Charles, Bob Trusler, Maggie Palmer, Sylvia Brandford, Brian Hodgkin, Michelle Smith, Eleanor Wadsworth, Stuart Gravestock, Simon Kendrick and his family.

For Mission in our Local Communities: WLTDO?  Please remember our WLTDO? Team this Saturday as they open our Hall to dads in the community and seek to serve and witness to those who come.

For our Mission Partners: Langham Partnership UK & Ireland (LPUKI) We give thanks and pray for the work of Langham, working in the majority world to train church leaders who will preach God’s Word, strengthening seminaries, fostering evangelical writers and publishers, and distributing theological books and literature.