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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

Saturday 27th May          9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 – 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

 9.30 am           1st Service Morning Worship - Colossians 3: 17 – 4:1

             - Making Good Work – Working for Christ

11.00 am           2nd Service Holy Communion - Colossians 3: 17 – 4:1

             - Making Good Work – Working for Christ

  6.30 pm          Service of Prayer and Reflection

Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June        

7.00 am – 7.30 am Morning Prayer in Church

9.00 am – 7.00 pm Week of Prayer in Church

8.00 pm – 9.30 pm Prayer Events in Church

Saturday 3rd June            9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 4TH JUNE 2017 – PENTECOST SUNDAY

 10.30 am          Combined All Age Holy Communion

             followed by a BBQ in the Church Garden

            - Pentecost: Walking in the Spirit - Galatians 5:13 - 26

  6.30 pm           Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer week is running from Ascension Day Thursday 25th May – Pentecost Sunday 4th June.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians around the world to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ. We will be opening St Mary’s throughout the day to the local community from Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June. We will need your help to man the Church throughout this time please sign up today for any slots you can help with. Thank you.

We will also meet together at church, but no supper, on Tuesday 30th May and Wednesday 31st May at 8.00 pm. Praying for Fruit in our lives in our Community (using prayer stations) and Thursday 1st June at 8.00 pm. Praying in our Community – Prayer walking.

There are leaflets at the back of Church for delivering to local streets to advertise our Prayer Week. Please take any streets you can to help.

Sunday 28th MayAddiscombe Carnival at Ashburton Park from 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.

On Saturday 3rd June from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm we will be cleaning the Church and the garden. Please come and help with this if you can., Thank you.

BBQ – We will be having a BBQ after the Combined Service next Sunday 4th June. Please sign the list at the back of Church to say you are coming and what you can bring and if you can help with the set up and clearing away.

Fruitfulness on the Frontline: is happening each week in Life Groups

We will have come together meetings with supper in Church at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 13th June and Wednesday 19th July.

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. If you'd be interested in taking part please contact Hilary Gee.

Big Lunch Sunday 18th June

We realise this national BIG Lunch day falls on Father’s Day so let’s make this a fantastic event to host here at St MMM. there will be music, and there will be our almost annual sports day races! we had such a lot of fun last year. Put the date in your diary and come with your lunch with more to share if you can, straight after the 10.30 am service. Make this a special day for all Dads and for everyone in the community. 

The Adventure Cruise - St Mary Magdalene Holiday Club 2017 will be the week of 31st July. Are you able to come and help for all or part of the week? We need lots of helpers please speak to Val. We are collecting empty 6 pack cardboard egg boxes. Please hand these to Val. Thank you

Children's Society. A big thank you from the Children's society to all the box holder's at our church for their contribution of £405.90. Vital in their mission of supporting disadvantaged children, families trapped in poverty and debt, young carers and combating child sexual exploitation. Please see the letter on a board at the front of the church. Gillian Perrins.

Thank you to everyone who gives towards the ministry and mission of our church. Letters are available for those who give regularly through the bank or by cheque or cash through FWO or Gift Aid envelopes. If you have any questions about Giving, please contact Jennie Rutter

The Good Read Group The book for June is ‘Music and Silence’ by Rose Tremain and for July, ‘The Return’ by Victoria Hislop. All women are welcome. Contact Jennie Rutter for details.

Similar to the Billy Graham stadium tours of old, JustOne is an initiative headed up by J.John to share the Gospel on Saturday 8th July at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, J.John is inviting 20,000 christians to come and worship and hear stories from some special guests and to bring a friend, neighbour or relation with them that doesn’t consider themselves a christian.

 JustOne will include worship from Matt Redman, Hillsong London, Noel Robinson and a 1000-voice children’s choir and a message from J.John. Cannon Andrew White, Julia Immonen, Lord Michael Hastings and Linvoy Primus will share some of their stories of faith.

Tickets have not been released for general sale and cannot be purchased directly from the JustOne website. To register your details visit www.justone.co.uk and follow the instructions. Tickets range from £5 – £25

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.