Weekly Notices | 15 October 2017

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Weekly Notices | 15 October 2017

15th October 2017
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am           All Age Parade Service
10.30-11am               Coffee in the Hall  
11.15am Morning Prayer

We begin a new sermon series in our morning services this week,  looking at Men who Made Mistakes. The first week looking at Moses.
6.00pm Holy Communion


16—21 October 2017

Monday 16                 10-12noon          Bumps & Babes @Church:

Monday 16                 6.30 pm              Clued Up—Club for School Years 1-6     

Wednesday 18          7.30pm               Choir Practice

Thursday 19             10.30am              Holy Communion

Thursday 19              7.00pm               CMS Evening (see left)

Friday 20                    7.00pm               Bellringing Practice

Saturday 21      9.30-12noon             Who Let the Dads Out? Church Hall

Saturday 21             4.00 pm               Music Group Practice


22nd October 2017
Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am              Fourth Sunday All Age Informal Service
10.30-11am Coffee in the Hall
11.15am Morning Prayer
We continue the new sermon series in our morning services looking at
Men who Made Mistakes. Next week looking at Abram.
6.00pm Evening Prayer


East Northants CMS Evening—Thursday 19 OCT  There will be a CMS evening with CMS Regional Personnel Officer for Africa, Victoria Summers will be speaking following a Hot-Pot Supper In the Church Hall on Thursday 19 October at 7.00pm. Tickets (£7) available from Edna  357253

WHO LET THE DADS OUT? SATURDAY—21 September   This monthly event for dads, stepdads, grandads or male carers and their younger children [0-6 yrs] will be in the Church Hall from 9.30—12noon.  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!

BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS – Congratulations to Derek Tansley and Shirley Tuke who celebrate their 90th birthdays and to Richard Denny on his 80th.

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:

SIDES PEOPLE and WELCOMERS   The 9.30am service is looking for more sides people and welcomers. If you feel you could help once a month or so, please see Steve Prior.

SHORT AND SWEET—SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER— 2-3pm   This new initiative of worship for those with additional needs will begin 5 November and continue every Sunday afternoon with worship in church followed by refreshments and activities in the Church Hall.

PARISH DAY AWAY—SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 9.30—4.30pm   Jesus’ Kingdom: what’s our role?   We are looking forward to this day for St Mary’s to be challenged by Bishop Donald at Grendon Hall. Please let Lesley or Colin Rowland know if you are able to bring cake(s) along to the Parish Away Day! Many thanks.

MISSION QUIZ   Peter Chamberlain is selling the new Mission quiz: £1 for Mission funds.

QUIZ EVENING—SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER—7.30pm   The Annual Mission Quiz Evening will take place in St Mary’s Church Hall. Tickets £3.50 (including refreshments) are now available from Sue Eagles (311192) and Mission Committee members. Proceeds to Mission Funds.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT DAY —SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER—9.30am-3.30pm   Booking forms for our Children’s Christmas Craft Day are now available from Lynne Prior. The day (for children from Reception to year 6) is £10 for the first child and £5 for each sibling attending.

Please pray

For those who are Ill and those in need: Dan Whiteman, Rex & Jean Charles, Lesley Rowland, Bob Trusler, Maggie Palmer, Marian Tillett, Sylvia Brandford, Brian Hodgkin, Eleanor Wadsworth, Stuart Gravestock and Mark, Michelle & James Smith.

For Mission in our Local Communities: Who Let the Dads Out? (WLTDO)  Pray for the men who set up and lead this outreach ministry and for each of the dads who attend, that God’s love may shine out clearly.

For our Mission Partners: Langham Literature (LPUKI)  Thank God for the vision of John Stott to train and resource pastors and teachers in the Majority World. Pray for those leaders who continue to implement his vision, particularly John Libby, Chris Wright, Riad Kassis, Pieter Kwant, Mark Hunt and Paul Windsor.

Short and Sweet | new service starting 5 November

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Short and Sweet | new service starting 5 November

We will be starting a new worship service specifically aimed at people with additional needs at St Mary’s on 5th November 2017 from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.  There will be a 20-30 minute service in church followed by 30 minutes of activities and refreshments in the church hall.


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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.

Easter Services 2017

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Easter Services 2017


THURSDAY — 13th April

10.30 BCP Communion service in the

7pm. AGAPE —  Our annual Maundy Thursday Agape – a meal within Holy Communion – will be held in the Church Hall, serving a light supper. Tickets £4 from Martin Compton and Jacquie White.

GOOD FRIDAY — 14th April

9.30 Contemporary All Age Service for an hour

2.00 Hour at the the Cross, with readings, prayers and reflections on Good Friday.

EASTER DAY — 16th April

7.30 Sunrise service

8.00 BCP Holy Communion

10.30pm Joint All Age Communion

6.00 pm The Big Sing – Easter Praise with a selection of traditional and contemporary Hymns and songs chosen by members of our congregation.

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.




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Paraclesis : journeying together

As a Church family, we will be seeking to deepen our ministry of caring for all by journeying together through a six week sermon series called Paraclesis.  By exploring the Gospels and digging deep within them our intention is to learn even more about how Jesus says we are to care and be there for others. It covers six themes: caring, loving, journeying, living, healing and connecting.

Paraclesis [journeying together] will further add to the existing culture and attitude of caring within the church, uniting people in their situations and creating compassion that spills out beyond ourselves into the places where we live & work each day.

But that’s not all, our Home-groups and one ‘Open Group’  will meet during the weeks that follow and, using supplementary material, will seek to develop and/or increase our capacity to draw alongside each other; share practical ideas  – all so we can encourage everyone to journey together.

Open Group Sessions (Vestry Hall: 7.30 – 9.00 pm)

Thursday 23rd February – Caring

Thursday 2nd March – Loving

Thursday 9th March – Journey

Thursday 16th March – Living

Thursday 23rd March – Healing

Thursday 6th April – Connecting

All are welcome to the Open Group …. just turn up, grab a coffee and join in the conversation.

Any Questions? Then please contact Revd Natasha Brady: 07539 424821

Dates for your Diary Up to Christmas!

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Dates for your Diary Up to Christmas!

Thursday 15th December at 10.00 – Toddler Carols at St Peters Church for all the Church Toddler Groups.

Sunday 18th December

– 9.30am Christmas nativity service for everyone, do come if you can.
– 6.00pm Carols by Candle light

Monday 19th December – Bumps&Babes Christmas party with lunch at 12 followed by a visit from Father Christmas!

Saturday 24th December – 3.30 and 5.00pm our very popular family service for Christmas Eve. Come to which ever one suits you best but come early to get a good seat!

Sunday 25th December – CHRISTMAS DAY! Family service at 10.30, come and sing carols on the day.  Children usually bring a gift to show us all.

Monday 9th January – Bumps&Babes@Church re starts.