Weekly Notices | 20 May 2018

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Weekly Notices | 20 May 2018

20th May 2018
Pentecost Sunday

9.30am           All Age Parade Service
10.30-11am       Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am     Morning Prayer
6.00 pm     Ecumenical Service for Pentecost
We welcome Roy Crowne to our evening service when we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit together with our sister churches from the community.

27th May 2018
Trinity Sunday

9.30am           All Age Informal Service
10.30-11am       Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am     Morning Prayer
6.00 pm     Reflective Evening Worship



21-26 May 2018

Monday 21      10-12noon      Bumps&Babes@Church Worship followed   by tea and play in the Church Hall.
Monday 21           6.30 pm       Clued Up—Club for School Years 1-6
Wednesday 23     7.30 pm       Choir Practice              
Thursday 24     10-12 noon      T & C at St Mary’s
Thursday 24     10.30 am         Holy Communion
Thursday 24       7.45 pm          Peterborough Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship at St Peter’s Rushden
Friday 25           7.00 pm           Bellringing Practice
Saturday 26      4.00 pm         Music Group Practice

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:         Mandy Capewell, Inge Lewis, Claire Pettit, Ruby Willmer, Avril Bird, and Tom Milligan.

For the recently bereaved family and friends of :  Charles Watts whose Funeral will take place at Kettering Crem on Tuesday 22 May at 2.30pm (no flowers, please; donation to Parkinson’s Association); Margaret Akroyd whose Service of Thanksgiving will be held in St Mary’s on Tuesday 29th May at 11am; Joan Atkinson whose funeral will be held in St Mary’s on Tuesday 5th June at 11am.

Come Holy Spirit:  Thy Kingdom Come: “In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of  communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby 

Thy Kingdom Come is an international and ecumenical call to prayer, inviting Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

For our Local Mission:  Who Let the Dads Out?     ENCS Food Bank  Pray for those who volunteer and those who come in to use the Food Bank, that the love of God may be seen through the care and service that is given.

For our Mission Partner: Church Pastoral Aid Society— CPAS   One of the many tasks carried out by CPAS are Summer Holidays for young children. VENTURE Holidays for youngsters 8-18years are fun filled holidays with an opportunity to look into who Jesus is. FALCON Holidays for 8-18 years  aim to provide subsidised quality Christian holidays for children and young people who face disadvantage and wouldn’t otherwise get a holiday. We bring before the Lord the Holidays which are being planned for this year for all the arrangements being made, for the leaders and volunteers for strength and patience during the holiday. For all who attend that they learn about Jesus in a new  and exciting way and begin to realise that in Jesus they have a friend for life.


Seniors’ Lunch:  Apologies but this event is now postponed until further notice.   Carol is unable to cook for us after having a fall and injuring both wrists. We wish her a speedy recovery.  Joy Cartwright.

Children’s society coffee morning: 10am-12 noon Saturday 12 may    This coffee morning will take place In the Church Hall.  Admission 50p. Everyone welcome!

CHURCH OFFICE   The Church Office will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 to 12 noon. Please have all notices for next week at the Church Office by 10am Thursday: phone: 412235, email: stmaryschurchoffice@btinternet.com or place in office post box.

2018: THE YEAR OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CHURCHES   ‘NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: BRITAIN’S BEST SURPRISE’ Visit the website (www.northamptonshiresurprise.com).


PDEF AGM—7.45pm THURSDAY 24 MAY—St Peter’s Church  The AGM of Peterborough DEF will take place at St Peter’s Church, Midland Road. At 7.45, followed at around 8.10pm by a talk by Rev John Dunnett o f CPAS, Chair of the Evangelical Group on General Synod. Details from Andrew Presland: 316927

THE CHILDRENS SOCIETY TEA: 2 — 4pm   WEDNESDAY 30 MAY     An Afternoon Tea with entertainment by Just  Good Friends has been arranged for Wednesday May30th in the Church Hall 2-4p.m.  Admission by ticket  £5 from Mary 01933-315383 or Chris 418399 . Proceeds for The Children’s Society

ST MARY’S CHURCH FETE—2pm SATURDAY 9 JUNE   The Church Fete will be taking place in the grounds of St Mary’s Church. This year we are going for a beach theme. Donations of Books, Cakes, Plants, CDs, DVD’s and puzzles for the stalls would be appreciated. We are also looking for offers of a sand tray or paddling pool to borrow which we could make use of for sand at the fete.  Edna would also appreciate donations of cakes for the refreshment stall, please.