Weekly Notices | 22 July 2018

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Weekly Notices | 22 July 2018

22nd July 2018
Eighth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am             4th Sunday Informal
10.30-11am          Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am        Morning Prayer
6.00 pm          Evening Prayer


29th July 2018
Ninth Sunday after Trinity

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

23-28 July 2018

Monday 23          9.30 – 12      Circus Holiday Club

Tuesday 24          9.30 – 12      Circus Holiday Club

Wednesday 25   9.30 – 12      Circus Holiday Club

Wednesday 25   7.30 pm        Choir Practice

Thursday 26      10-12 noon    T & C at St Marys

 Thursday 26     10.30 am      Holy Communion


ALPHA COURSE—STARTING MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER     We will be holding an Alpha course for ten weeks on Monday evenings throughout the autumn. Is this for you? Is there someone you should invite? Please speak with Steve or Sue Prior (01933 312554 sprior@toucansurf.com).

ALL PARISH CELEBRATION— 2-6pm SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER     On 1 September 2018, we are holding a celebration event for all the groups and congregations of St Mary’s. Instead of an ‘away day’, we are gathering everyone on a Saturday afternoon for a party with hog roast in our church, hall and grounds. We hope for a fine day, but rain or shine we are going to celebrate what God has done and is doing among us!  Do book the date in your diaries!

DAY TRIP TO ST ALBANS   –   ONLY £12!!     Friends of St Mary’s are opening up to non-members their coach trip from RUSHDEN TO ST. ALBANS on SAT 15th SEPTEMBER. Departing from Rectory Rd at 10am and arriving back around 6.30pm, with FREE packed lunch on board ! Your time is spent as you wish: visit the 1,700 year old cathedral (FREE tour at 2.30pm), Verulamium Park, Roman Museum, Saturday street market, etc or climb the 600 year old Clock Tower for fabulous views. Many places will be open FREE as it is Heritage Weekend! To book, contact Rob Bates (358005) or email : robertbates1947@btinternet.com by FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST.

Induction Service for Rev Natasha Brady – THURS 6 SEPTEMBER   Natasha’s Service of Induction will be 8pm Thursday 6 September at St Giles Church, Church Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4NZ.   A marquee with food and drink will be open from 6:30pm for those coming straight from work or long distance. Light refreshments will also be available after the service. We want to encourage everyone to ‘car share’. Please contact Kate (412836 or email: katewoodfield@talktalk.net) with your travelling plans in order to give numbers who are going (for catering) and to coordinate transport. Let’s see a really good representation from St Mary’s!

BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS    Many Happy Returns to Susan Collins on her 80th birthday.

… and more CONGRATULATIONS!    Congratulation to Gerald Bass and Jean Robertson on their engagement!

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.

CHILDRENS’ SOCIETY AUTUMN QUIZ    The Autumn Quiz, “Who Said That?” is now on sale, price £1, from Committee member or from john on 318415


TABLE TOP SALE—10-12noon SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER   Tables £6 – Proceeds to the Church Mission Fund and Recovery House. To book a Table please see Edna Wadsworth . Entrance Fee 50p.

HERITAGE OPEN DAY— SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER –   Bell Tower tours, Church records on display and refreshments.

RIDE & STRIDE—SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER   We have once again been invited to take part in the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust annual sponsorship Ride and Stride event. We would welcome as many as possible to take part. Our Church at St Mary’s has benefited by grants in recent times. Details and sponsorship forms from Mike Wadsworth.

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY 29 SEPTEMBER 5.30-7.15pm    Join us for an evening of games, food, challenges, exploring and so much more. Open to families with children 6 and over. Pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:      Pam Bailey, Jenny Elverson, Rex Charles, Claire Pettit, Ruby Willmer.

For our local mission: Children’s Circus Holiday Club:  Please pray for the children and leaders of the holiday club running this week, that they may have a fun, safe time learning more about Jesus.

For our Mission Partners: Langham Preachers and Scholars (LPUKI)      Last week, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended an 18-year long ‘state of war’ between the two countries. Please pray for Langham Preaching’s work equipping future leaders in these countries. Also pray for Langham Scholar Meron, soon to complete her PhD at Durham University, who could have a lasting impact when she returns to Ethiopia.