This week at St Marys : The funeral of Brenda Dancer takes place at 10:45 this morning (Tuesday), and tonight at 6:30 is the vicarage bonfire party – with food and fireworks – all welcome. Tomorrow the PCC standing committee meets at 7:30pm, on Thursday we have our regular midweek communion service at 09:30, and on Saturday is the next Ploughman’s meal at the centre at 11:30. Sunday is remembrance at 8am and 10am.
This week at St Marys we have our usual parish surgery on Tuesday night between 6:30pm and 7pm for bookings of Christenings and Weddings. On Thursday we welcome the Barrow Male voice choir to St Marys at 7pm in the church centre followed by a light meal – tickets are £5 and available on the door. Thursday communion is at 09:30 and this coming Sunday is All Saints when we will be remembering all those who have lost loved ones during the past year.
This week we welcome South Walney Junior school into church for their Harvest Festival service, and the funeral of Pam Bradley will take place at 11:00 on Wednesday. Don’t forget – if you would like to book a Wedding or a Christening just pop into the church between 6:30 pm and 7pm on a Tuesday evening.
This morning Julie is speaking about sharing faith in community. This afternoon is Messy Church in St Mary’s centre 3pm to 5pm, our theme is Harvest, and there will be games, activities, songs and a ploughman’s meal. Come along and share in the fun!
This week at 8am and 10am we are looking at how we can so easily cut ourselves off from experiencing Gods blessings by the stuff we surround ourselves with and by our sense of self-reliance.
Plus not long now to Mondays ‘Evening with Bobby Ball’ – the response has been fantastic and we are looking forward to a great night!
This Sunday is our Harvest Festival at St Mary’s – services are 8am quiet communion, and 10am all age communion. Do bring with you either fresh produce to be auctioned at our Harvest meal on Monday supporting Christian Aid, or tins and packets which will be given to the foodbank. At 2pm we join with the Methodist and Catholic churches for an ecumenical open air Harvest Celebration at West Shore car park. We will be joined there by Dalton town band, and singing some of the traditional harvest hymns.
This Sunday we have a reflective communion at 8am, and at 10am we welcome the family and friends of Tori-Jai, Charli-Jean, Milly, and Georgi for their Christening. Our theme is the reality of the Christian life.
This Sunday at St Marys is a busy day. At 8am and 10am I have been requested to repeat my sermon from Thursday, looking at how we welcome strangers, and what we can learn from successful restaurants! At 2pm, appropriately enough, we welcome the families of Alfie and Eleanor into church for their baptism, and at 3pm Messy Church restarts in the church centre, the theme this time is ‘The Biggest Party Ever’, complete with party food laid on.
At our 8am and 10am services we will be thinking about what life is all about.
We will also be joined by Maggie, the new intern – come and say hello!
As Julie and I will be attending the retirement service of a friend in Nottingham, this Sunday our services will be taken by the Rev. Brian Jones. Next week there will be no parish Evening on Tuesday, or Thursday Communion service.