I have now added the audio sermons from the past two weeks from our visiting speakers, Rev. Peter Taylor and Rev. Mike Talbot – check them out if you were unable to be there. You will find them under the ‘Media’ tab above.
This Sunday at St Marys: At 8am is our quiet communion service, then at 10am we have our Nativity service where we will be joined by the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. At this service we also welcome the Rev Mike Talbot as guest preacher. At 6pm we have our candlelit carol service followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Do join us as we enter this final week of advent.
This week is Gaudete Sunday – when we focus on the joy of Christmas – I will be speaking on that subject at our 8am service, and at our all-age 10am service we welcome the Rev Peter Taylor who will be speaking on ‘The God of love’. Meanwhile here’s a festive tune that ties in with Sunday’s theme – enjoy!
Today at St Marys hall is our Christmas Fair from 2pm – do join us for goodies and a few bargains. This Sunday is the beginning of advent, and as we light the first advent candle we will be reflecting on Gods gift of hope. 8am is our quiet communion service, and at 10am we welcome the families of Ella McShane and Emerson Arts as they are baptised and welcomed into the family of God.
This Sunday at St Marys at our 8am and 10am services we will be thinking about leadership, both good and bad – with reference to contemporary issues in the world. (You can probably guess what they are!). Later at 3-5pm is our last Messy Church of the year which has an advent theme. The action songs will help you keep warm in this cold weather 😉
Remember remember – Fireworks, bonfire and barbeque tonight at the vicarage from 6:30pm. On Sunday at 8am is said communion and at 10am we have our All Saints service where we remember those who have passed on, and offer our prayers and support to those who grieve their loss. Later at 2pm is the baptism service for Coby Petcher and Jude Hampson.
This weeks pewsheet and Andy Ward’s sermon from Sunday have been uploaded today.
This week at St Marys:
Tuesday: Parish surgery 6:30pm to 7pm, followed by the Wedding Rehearsal for Duane and Hannah.
Wednesday: Baptism Prep 7:30pm in Church Centre and Church.
Thursday: Monthly Communion Service 13:30 in Church, and Worship Group at 7:30pm at the vicarage. Monthly Quiz night 7:30pm in Church Centre.
Friday: Wedding of Duane and Hannah at 13:00
Sunday: 8am said communion, 10am Baptism service for Ailsa Martin and Jake Wild, 2pm Baptism of Charlie Cirjan and Bonnie Rough.
Tomorrow we have our quiet communion service at 8am, and an all-age communion service at 10am. We will be thinking about the challenge of living as a faithful disciple in today’s world. Later at St Johns church on Barrow Island I will be taking the Christening service for Brooklyn Russell, and at 3-5pm in St Mary’s centre its this month’s Messy Church – lots of fun, activities, songs and food!
Harvest services and activities at St Marys: Tomorrow at 8am and 10am we gather in all donations and reflect on how we can be thankful and set free from the worries that so often consume us.
At 2pm we welcome the families of Lily Elliot and Penelope Jaggers for their christening, then at 3pm its the ecumenical open air Harvest celebration at Earnse Bay where we will be joined by Dalton town band for some traditional harvest hymns.
On Monday at 6pm in St Marys centre we join together in the ecumenical Harvest meal, followed by the auction of fresh produce – come and grab some great bargains of lovely fruit and veg. As always cans and packets will go to the foodbank, and proceeds from the auction to Christian Aid.