Weekly Notices | 19 May 2019

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Weekly Notices | 19 May 2019

19 May 2019
5th Sunday of Easter        

 9.30am      All Age Parade Service

10.30am             Coffee in the Hall

 11.15am Morning Prayer

6.00pm   Holy  Communion

EVENTS THIS WEEK  20-25 May 2019

 20 May  10am      Bumps & Babes @ Church

Monday 20 May     6.30 – 8.00pm    Clued Up in the Church Hall

Wednesday 22    7.30pm      Choir Practice

Thursday 23      10-12 noon T & C at St Mary’s

Thursday 23     10.30am     Holy Communion

Friday 24            8.00pm      Bellringing Practice

Saturday 25       12.00       Seniors’ Lunch in the Church Hall

Saturday 25      4.00pm    Music Group Practice


26 May 2019
6th Sunday of Easter        

 9.30am    4th Sunday Service

10.30am             Coffee in the Hall

 11.15am Morning Prayer

6.00pm   Reflective Worship


Christian Aid Week 12-18 MAY      Please take note of the Christian Aid envelopes in the pews this week. If you wish to contribute, please put your donation in the envelope and place it in the collection plate. For further information please contact Edna Wadsworth.


CHURCH FETE—SATURDAY 8 JUNE, 2pm in the Church Grounds       There will be stalls selling Cakes, Plants, Books and the One-Pound Stall.  A variety of games will be played. Refreshments available in the Church Hall.  The charity stalls at the fete this year will The Royal British Legion and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Proceeds will be split equally between St. Mary’s Church Mission Fund and The Church Storage Project. Entrance fee will be £1 per adult and children are free.

FRIENDS OF ST MARY’S CONCERT— SATURDAY 15 JUNE, 7.30pm  NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS TRUST   includes—Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, Wind Dectet, plus several quartets—String, Horn and Guitar. All exceptionally talented and not to be missed!  Tickets are now available at £10 (£8 members) which includes a glass of wine and nibbles. “Friends” last production after 13 years.

DEANERY SOCIAL: BEER AND HYMNS EVENING—MONDAY 24 JUNE at THE SWAN, NEWTON BROMSWOLD:   8.00—9.30pm  All welcome to come enjoy singing favourite hymns—hopefully outdoors—on a summer’s evening. See Steve for more information.

TEDDIES for FETE     Does anyone have any teddies or other soft toys they could donate to the Bumps&Babes ‘Teddy Name Game Stall’ at the Church Fete please? If so will you kindly leave them in the box at the back of the Church?

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS for FETE    Donations of books, cakes and volunteers to assist on the day would be much appreciated. Please contact Martin Compton 01933 418136, Paul Cox 01933 311050 or Edna Wadsworth 01933 357253.

CAR PARKING    Church attenders may now park in the car park at the Wheatsheaf Pub—by kind permission of the pub manager. This offers a neat solution to our car parking problems. Please make good use of this new facility! Thanks to Helen Smedley for arranging this.

The Lent Collection   The collection for Tearfund made over Lent stands at £825 and will be sent off as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone for taking part.

NEW PEW BIBLES It is over 25 years since we invested in new pew Bibles. In the intervening years the majority had become dog eared and damaged, several had broken backs and missing covers.  In February the PCC agreed to replace them and we now have the latest available NIV edition in the pews available for use.  The old Bibles will be sorted before disposal. If you or your family wish to have any that were purchased in memory or gifted to the church please contact Don Merrifield by 30/6/19.

LOST & FOUND  If you think you may have left something in church, there is a ‘Lost & Found’ basket at the back of the church underneath the Mission Notice Board. Have a look!

CRAFTS & COFFEE (OR TEA) TUESDAY 2 JULY, 10am—12    A new monthly craft group will be starting up on Tuesday, 2 July. Each month a new craft will be demonstrated. You will be able to either bring a craft from home to work on or purchase a craft to do on the day.

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

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:   Jean Tombling, Ruby Willmer, Margaret Ord, Bernadette Crisp, Dan Whiteman, Liz Hodgson, Beryl Apted, John Dixon, Chris Hurst, Rex Charles, Lindy Schiff, Michael Marron, Hugo Lamberty, Bob Trusler, Avril Bird and Claire Pettit.

For ministry in our local community: T & C    Pray that this time of social interaction over tea, coffee and cakes on a Thursday morning will prove a blessing to those members of the community and church who use it and that the ‘minglers’ and ‘servers’ will have an opportunity to show the love of Jesus to those who come.

For our Partners in Mission :   The Church Army   The Church Army asks us to pray for people who are exploring what it means to be a Christian and for their evangelists who are helping them in this. Pray that God will use the courses and resources developed by the Church Army to equip people to grow in their faith and to share the Good News of Jesus.