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Weekly notices |17 February 2019

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Weekly notices |17 February 2019

17 February 2019

9.30am           All Age Parade Service
10.30-11am             Coffee In Hall 
11.15am            Morning Prayer
6.00pm         Holy Communion

NEXT WEEK

24 February 2019

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

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Wednesday 20    7.30pm           Choir Practice

Thursday 21     10-12 noon      T & C at St Marys

Thursday 21    10.30am          Holy Communion

Friday 22           8.00pm           Bellringing Practice

Saturday 23      7.15pm            Children’s Society Quiz and Ploughman’s Supper

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Prayer, Praise & Presence THURSDAY 21 FEBRuary—7.45pm   Don’t miss out on this special informal evening, waiting upon God and rejoicing in his presence with us.

EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB—MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 15-17 APRIL    Easter Holiday Club from 9.30am to 12 noon. Kids learn about Easter and have loads of fun! Cost is £15 (£5 per day) for the first child and £6 (£2 per day) for siblings.  Booking forms are now available at the back of church.  Contact Lynne on 01933 353655 or email lynne@lateralflow.co.uk for more details.

STEWARDSHIP RESPONSE FORMS   If you haven’t picked up an envelope for our Stewardship Campaign, please do so. Once you have, please return the Response Form either in the box at the back of church or in the offering plate. Remember: even if your giving is not changing, we would appreciate your response so that we can plan responsibly.

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.

 FOR SALE:  Mobility Scooter    Mobility Scooter (fairly new, good working order, surplus to requirements) New £1,000; now £500. Please contact Rosemary Nayyar tel 418539.

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY: SPRING QUIZ   The new Spring Quiz is now on available from committee members or John at 01933-318415; price £1.00.

PARTY INVITATION  Mrs Joan Earthy, a former member of St Mary’s, will be celebrating her 100th Birthday on 14 March.  Friends have been invited to a party for her at her home in Sapcote.  Contact her son Steve on 07886 937149 for more information, or write to her c/o Steve Earthy 9 Browns Close, Sapcote, Leicester LE9 4FZ.

 THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY QUIZ & PLOUGHMAN’S SUPPER—SAT 23 FEB   Saturday 23 February 7.15 for 7.30 start in the Church Hall. Admission by ticket £7.50 available from: Mary 315383 or Chris 418399

World Day of Prayer SERVICE: Fri 1 March 2pm Salvation Army    All are welcome at the Salvation Army to share the World Day of Prayer

 JUMBO JUMBLE SALE—CHURCH HALL—SAT 2 MARCH 10-am—12noon  Helpers and donations of jewellery, books, bric-a-brac, toys and clothes would be much appreciated (sorry no furniture or electrical items) Proceeds to Mission Funds and ENCS (Recovery House). Bargains galore! Enquiries, contact Edna: 01933 357253

VISIT BY MISSION PARTNERS: BRIAN AND VAL HODGKIN: 24 March   Our mission partners from Wycliffe Bible Translators—Brian and Val—will be joining us on 24 March for our morning services. We will also be having a Bring & Share lunch that day after church. Please put it in your diary now! A sign-up sheet will be put out closer to the date.

CHURCH ANNUAL MEETINGS: ADVANCE NOTICE—2 APRIL    The Annual Vestry and APCM will be taking place this year on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 in the Church.

ANNUAL REPORTS FOR ALL CHURCH GROUPS—DUE 3 MARCH  In preparation for the APCM and Annual Vestry Meetings on 2 April, we are asking the leaders/representatives of all church groups to write a report to be published and circulated for reading before the meetings.   Please send reports to the Church Office  by 3 March.

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:   Beryl Apted, Chris Hurst (Audrey Mullis’ Son-In-Law), John Dixon, Lorna Haverson, Rodney Penness, Rex Charles, Hugo Lamberty, Michael Marron, Lindy Schiff, Bob Trusler, Ruby Willmer, Avril Bird (Rex Charles’ sister), Claire Pettit.

For the bereaved relatives and friends of: Eileen Adams Geoff Mackness.

For local ministries: Our organists, pianists, choir & music groups— Pray for those who lead the music in our church as they seek to bring those who attend our services into the presence of God through music and worship. Give thanks for the time and talent they give back to the Lord.

For our Partners in Mission : Derek & Jane Waller—Church Mission Society (CMS) Pray for Derek and Jane as they continue to work for the Lord in Madagascar. They have just returned from a training trip in Fort Dauphin, where the training went well the people were prepared and enthusiastic. They went to another town where few people were ready and so the training was very hard work. It was understandable as the people are very poor and were just recovering from a measles epidemic, but please pray that a few will have become enthused about discipleship and start local groups. Both Derek and Jane continue to have language lessons twice a week to improve their Malagasy. Pray for patience and understanding as well as for the new discipleship groups.

 

 

Our Christmas Services

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Our Christmas Services

Special Services for the Christmas Season
at Rushden St Mary’s

Here is a link to follow the Star!!! 

1st December – 2.30pm – CHRSTINGLE Service

2nd December – 6.00pm – ADVENT PRAISE
a service of readings and carols for Advent

16th December – 9.30am – NATIVITY Service

23rd December – 6.00pm – NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
by candlelight

Christmas Eve
4.00pm – ALL AGE CHRISTMAS EVE Service
11.30pm – HOLY COMMUNION

Christmas Day
8.00am – HOLY COMMUNION
10.30am – Joint HOLY COMMUNION

Weekly Notices|28 October 2018

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Weekly Notices|28 October 2018

4 November 2018

4th Sunday before Advent
9.30am       All Age Holy Communion
10.30-11am Coffee In the Hall  
11.15 am      Morning Prayer
6.00 pm      Evening Prayer

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AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK

11 November 2018
Remembrance Sunday
9.30am     All Age Service

10.30-11am Coffee In the Hall  
11.30 am      Remembrance Sunday Service*
6.00 pm      Evening Prayer

*NOTE:  slightly later time due to the service at the War Memorial immediately beforehand.

 

EVENTS   29 October – 3 November 2018

Monday 29            10am   Bumps & Babes @ Church
Monday 29            6.30pm  Clued up

Wednesday 31     7 .30pm          Choir Practice

Thursday  1        10-12 noon   T & C at St Marys
Thursday 1         10.30 am Holy Communion  

Friday 2         –     No Bellringing Practice

Saturday 3        4.00pm Music Group Practice

 

 

SHOEBOX SUNDAY—18 NOVEMBER    You are welcome to bring shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox    Appeal into church from 1st November. Please look on the website     www.samaritans-purse.org.uk   for information on how to fill in a shoebox (Find a shoebox, wrap and make a label; fill with gifts; make your donation of £5; personalise and pray for the person receiving your box; bring to church.) The final collection will be 9.30am 18th November.

STUDY NOTES ON HEBREWS   Study notes are available for sessions 5-10 for small group study following our sermon series on Hebrews. Pick up enough copies for each member of your group

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

CONTACT DETAILS AND PERMISSION FORMS    If you have not yet completed a form with your contact details, please do so this morning and put it in the blue striped box at the back of church. This form provides your up-to-date contact information as well as keeping us in line with data protection laws. If we do NOT have a signed permission form from you, we will not be able to retain information on how to contact you in the future. This includes those who are housebound and who live in residential care, so if you know someone in these circumstances, please take a form to them to fill in and return it to us for them. THANK YOU!

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING (PAT)—WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER Our contractor for PAT will be on site on Tuesday 31 October. All portable electrical items in church and halls will be checked. If you have any personal items that are used on church premises please take advantage of this safety check opportunity. Any queries contact Don Merrifield 358218 / 07984-491108

CHURCH OFFICE   The Church Office will be open this week Wednesday and 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.

WINE PAIRING: SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER, CHURCH HALL 6.30pm   Join WLTGO for a Wine Pairing evening to include wines with cheese, canapé and chocolate. Tickets £10 available (Age 18+ only) from Helen on 07495304974 or hlsimcock@gmail.com.

JAZZ – SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER, CHURCH HALL, 7.30pm  PAUL NEEDLE TRIO plus DEAN JONES singing SINATRA.   Tickets now available from Bob, John or 652222 at £8 (£10 non members of “Friends”). Includes a light 2-course supper. Bring your own drinks.

 

MISSION QUIZ The “Can-Kan” Quiz is available at £1 each from Peter Chamberlain on 386826.

 

 

Weekly Notices | 7 October 2018

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Weekly Notices | 7 October 2018

  7 October 2018
9.30am  Contemporary Holy Communion Service
11.15am    Morning PrayerService
6.00pm  Evening Prayer

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NEXT SUNDAY:
14 October   2018
9.30am   Contemporary All Age Service
11.15am  Holy Communion
6.00pm  Evening Prayer

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HARVEST THANK YOU’S   THANK YOU to all who decorated the church so beautifully for Harvest, to all who provided harvest gifts of food, flowers or finance, to the one who created the lovely posies to be given away, to all who helped on Monday #morning to take around the flower posies and the food to the food bank, and to the Lord of the Harvest who loves and sustains us all! £444.91 was collected for TearFund.  [If you brought your gifts in a basket and would like it returned   please collect it from the shelf under the bookstall.]

NEW STUDY NOTES ON HEBREWS    Study notes are now available for sessions 5-10 for small group study following our sermon series on Hebrews. Pick up enough copies for each member of your group.

 MISSION QUIZ   Peter Chamberlain will be at the back of the Church after all services today selling the new Mission Quiz: “Can-Kan”   £1 each.

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

ENCS FAMILY FUN AFTERNOON SAT 13 OCT, FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, 2pm    Bouncy Castle, Snakes and Lizards from Noah’s Ark, and the usual stalls, as well as tea and biscuits there will also be burgers.

 

BANGERS AND BEETLES: SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER, CHURCH HALL 7pm     Join us for a Beetle Drive—a fun family event, with sausages and other refreshments raising money for our mission funds.    £3 adults; children half price. Prizes and refreshments!

JAZZ PLUS and SUPPER—SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER 7.30pm    Friends of St Mary’s Concert: Jazz Plus with a Supper will be held in the Church Hall in November. More details still to come; tickets soon. All welcome.

CONTACT DETAILS AND PERMISSION FORMS    If you have not yet completed the small form with your contact details, please do so this morning and put it in the blue striped box at the back of church. This form provides your up-to-date contact information as well as keeping us in line with data protection laws. If we do NOT have a signed permission form from you, we will not be able to retain information on how to contact you in the future.

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING (PAT)—WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER Our contractor for PAT will be on site on Wednesday 31 October.   All portable electrical items in church and halls will be checked.  If you have any personal items that are used on church premises please take advantage of this safety check opportunity. Any queries contact Don Merrifield 358218 / 07984-491108

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon | 16 September 2018

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Don Merrifield speaks on Jesus – our new High Priest – Hebrews 4.14- 5.10

To listen, click below.

Who Let the Dads Out? 19 May 2018

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Who Let the Dads Out? 19 May 2018

 

Don’t miss the next Saturday morning at St Mary’s Church Hall for Dads (or other male carers) with your under 6’s.  A great time together!

 

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5 November 2017 – Saul: Men who made mistakes

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5 November 2017  – Saul: Men who made mistakes

This weeks’ sermon by Revd Natasha Brady.  The next in our sermon series on Men who make mistakes and God’s grace.  This week we look at Saul in Acts 6 and the mistake he made, but also how God turned his life around using him for God’s glory …

 

Click here to listen

 

 

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SUMMER CREAM TEAS WITH PIANO RECITALS – Enjoy Carol’s delicious Cream Teas for £4pp and free Piano Recitals by our own Rosemary Nayyar at 2.30 and 4.30pm.  Come along, no need to book, between 3-5pm on Sunday 21 May, 25 June, 23 July and 20 August.

This week’s sermon … Paraclesis| Connected by Rev Canon Steve Prior

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This week’s sermon … Paraclesis| Connected by Rev Canon Steve Prior

Here is this week’s sermon, the final one in our sermon series : Paraclesis | Connected

 

Please join in with a home-group or the ‘Open Group‘ for more practical ideas of how to implement Paraclesis into your day to day lives.

 

Sunday’s Sermon … Paraclesis: Caring

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Sunday’s Sermon … Paraclesis: Caring

Here is the first in our new sermon series : Paraclesis; coming alongside others.

This week’s teaching was on the theme of Caring….

 

Please join in with a home-group or the ‘Open Group’ for more practical ideas of how to implement Paraclesis into your day to day lives.