We are open for worship this Sunday!
Alleluia! The Lord is risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
SUNDAY 25 April 2021
9.30 a.m. All Age Worship
11.15 a.m. Morning Prayer with organ music
Please wear face coverings, maintain social distancing and use the hand sanitizers as you enter. Please follow the signs advising you of the one-way system and where to sit
SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE: our service will also continue to go out at 10.00 a.m.
- St Mary’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschurchrushden
- or in the latest video for St Mary’s on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/stmarysrushden
COFFEE TIME: at 11 a.m., Zoom in to a church Coffee Time, on your phone/tablet/computer. CLICK on the BLUE LINK below and you will see everyone else on Zoom! https://us05web.zoom.us/j/89836145688?pwd=R0l1bzBXdmdsbTdhaXdPb3ROdEEydz09 Or you may need the following: Meeting ID: 898 3614 5688 Passcode: WQD84A
Our Midweek service of Holy Communion will be in church on Thursday at 10.30 a.m. and “Thought for Thursday” will continue ONLINE at 10.30 a.m. each Thursday on the church Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschurchrushden/
If you want to know more about the Christian faith and the hope we have in Jesus, please ring Steve (01933 312554) or Phil (01933 356906) who would be happy to talk with you.
The Church Office is open this week Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10-12 noon. We ask you to please wear a mask and avoid gathering inside the office.
Bumps & Babes Outdoors: Please pray for good weather as Helen continues Bumps & Babes Outdoors on Monday mornings. We pray that this initiative will begin to meet some of the needs of parents and toddlers during this isolating time and bear witness to the love of God in Jesus.
APCM: We will be holding our annual meetings at 7.30pm Tuesday 18 May 2021. Please check the Electoral Roll on the board at the back of church to ensure your name is there; if not, please complete an application form which is also on the board. There are also forms for nominations to the Parochial Church Council and Deanery Synod as well as Church Wardens. Please make use of these for nominating people for these roles (always ask the individual’s permission before putting their name forward).
FOODBANK: the Foodbank are grateful for everyone’s support! At the moment, they are asking for items such as tinned potatoes, peas, sweet corn and carrots as well as cleaning products. They have sufficient pasta and baked beans! Many thanks!
Children’s Society Quiz: a new quiz “OH” (answers ending with ‘O’) is now available from Joy Holloway (01933 318415) or Pam Bailey (01933 313195) Price £1. There will be three prizes of £10 each. Proceeds to the Children’s Society.
IDEAS FOR MY FUNERAL SERVICE: Linnet Smith has made a booklet available for recording ideas for family members to know your wishes regarding funeral arrangements (songs, etc). These will be available on Thursday 29 October or can be downloaded here: Ideas for my funeral service or sent to you by post if you contact Sue Prior 01933 312554 or email email@example.com
GIFTS AND OFFERINGS: If you have any questions about your giving, you are welcome to contact our Treasurer, Robert Bates to discuss options with him (telephone: 01933 358005 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org). There are options for paying remotely (by direct debit, standing order, through the Parish Giving Scheme).
For those who are Ill: Wendy Muncey, Natalie Prior, Alma Walters, Ann Beal, Viv Striblehill, Michelle Smith, James Guildford, Jennie Bone, Glenis Burton, Iris Gilbert, Alan Palmer, Mark Butcher, Mel Britchford, John Tye, the Whiteman Family and Ruby Willmer.
For our congregations, our communities, the local mission of ENCS (The Food Bank and Recovery House)
Pray for our mission partners – James Hawksworth (Church Army); Tearfund; CMS, The Church Pastoral Aid Society; and Langham Partnership UK & Ireland.
CLICK BELOW FOR OUR CHILD PROTECTION POLICY