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ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Prayer the power house of action – You are warmly invited to come and pray on Saturday mornings 9. 00 am – 10.00 am. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

Contact Magazines – available pick up your copy.

Summer 2017 Term Card 

Diary Dates

Monday 24th July                       7.45 pm Holiday Club Training in the Youth Room

Thursday 27th July                      2.00 pm Café Matinee in Church                        

Saturday 29th July                      9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 30TH JULY 2017 – 5TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10.30 am        Combined Service of Holy Communion

                        with the Baptism of Elijah Chitambara

           - The Kingdom of Heaven is Like ...  - Matthew 13:31-33,44-52

                        followed by set up for the Holiday Club

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

St Mary Magdalene Open Gardens, Summer 2017

We would like to invite as many as possible to take part in our 'open garden' scheme this summer. The idea is to open your garden to visitors for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the summer months (on a date of your choice), serve some refreshments and have an optional collection in aid of church funds. We would love more people to sign up! You don't have to have a Chelsea flower show garden to get involved. Just a willingness to open your garden and share refreshments with visitors. If you'd be interested in taking part please contact Hilary Gee.

First FruitsIt’s not too late to give. Envelopes are available for you to use.

The Adventure Cruise - St Mary Magdalene Holiday Club 2017 31st July – 4th August. Please pass application forms to friends and neighbours. We are collecting scraps of material suitable to make bunting and shoeboxes, the smaller the better. There will be a training session for helpers on Monday 24th July at 7.45 pm in the Youth Room. Volunteers are urgently needed to help with the scenery painting if you can help with this please let Val know.

CAFÉ MATINEE on THURSDAY 27th July at 2.00 pm will be showing a 2009 American biographical sports drama film starring Sandra Bullock. Subtitles will be available for the hard of hearing. Tea & cakes are provided as well as comfortable seats.  If anyone has a DVD of a wholesome family film suitable for church viewing, please submit your suggestion(s) to Chris Rutter

Hospitality a note from Janet - Sharing the ministry

It would be really good if we could have a team of people that we can call on to organise and oversee events that involve catering at St Marys. We are looking for people who can take on the supervision of one or two events a year. There are approximately 9 a year ranging from Mince pies after the Carol Service, to Soup and bread after service. Church BBQ and Passover meal/Christmas Banquet etc

No cooking or shopping needed (unless you want to and we will always ask for further volunteers to form a team to help with set up and clear up on these occasions). This is likely to involve 2 - 3 meetings with Janet per year to discuss dates. If you are interested to know more or to offer to join this team let me know.

Melanie Taylor is now in a home King’s Lodge, King’s Cross Road, South Nutfield, Redhill, RH1 5PA. Nearest station Nutfield (1 mile).

0 - 5 Parent and Toddler Club due to various reasons, we are urgently in need of help on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm starting in September. Mainly to serve refreshments, but it would also be helpful to have extra help with meeting, chatting, and putting things away at the end of the afternoon on a rota basis. Please contact Gillian Perrins or Chris Rutter

The Link is an evening drop-In for homeless and vulnerably housed adults that meets every Thursday evening from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm at East Croydon United Reformed Church. They are in need of additional help in the kitchen to prepare and serve refreshments to guests. The drop-in attracts guests from past night shelters and others.

If you are able to help once a month or more please contact Pauline Miller for more information.

Advance Diary Notice

There will be a Harvest Barn Dance on Friday 6th October at 7.30 pm in Church.

Anyone interested in a Scottish holiday next year see notice on board in entrance lobby.

GENERAL NOTICES

How can I support this Church financially? An offering is taken during the service. If St. Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.  If you would like us to claim back Gift Aid tax on a cash gift, please place it in a Gift Aid envelope available at the back of church and complete your name, address and sign and date the declaration on the envelope.

Give by Text – You can now give to St Mary’s by text message from your mobile phone. You can give £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10. Text to 70070 with Message STMM16 £X where X can be 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10. So to give £5, you would text STMM16 £5 Your donation will be charged to your next mobile phone bill or be taken from your Pay as You Go credit. You will be sent a reply of thanks. You may also be asked whether you want to add Gift Aid. If you pay UK Income Tax, please do this – it costs you nothing & the Church gets another 25%. Thank you.


Are you in a Life Group? This is an excellent way of making new friends, growing in the Christian faith and getting involved in the life of St. Mary’s and its mission in the local community. All of us are encouraged to be part of a Life Group. To find out more details contact Amanda.