SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2022 – Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Today we start a sermon series titled “Signs in John’s Gospel” – today’s title is “Walking on Water”
9.30 am All Age Service
10.30 am Coffee in the Hall (Paula William’s Home Group)
11.15 am Morning Prayer
EVENTS THIS WEEK – 8 – 13 AUGUST 2022
Monday 8 10 – 11.30 am Noah’s Letter Ark
Wednesday 9 2.15 pm Ladies’ Group – Linda Mitchell
Wednesday 9 7.00 pm Choir Practice – new members welcome
Thursday 11 10 – 12 noon T & C at St Mary’s
Thursday 11 10.30 am Holy Communion
Friday 12 7.30 pm Bellinging Practice
Saturday 13 12.30 – 2.30 pm Summer Family Picnic – see below
A DATE FOR THE DIARY – SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER – 10.30 am:
We will be having a joint congregation service followed by a shared lunch. With Tom’s arrival and looking forward to a new phase of ministry in the life of St. Mary’s, Rushden, from that date we will together begin discerning God’s call for us here and now, and for the years to come.
If anyone would like a life or can offer a lift to this Service please put your name on the list at the back of Church and this can be arranged.
The joint service will start this process. From that Sunday until the next, the church will also hold a week of prayer – 24 hours a day for 7 days. Certainly, we can pray as we are able, and also there will be opportunity to sign-up for time slots day and night, to ensure that prayer that week is continuous. In this exciting time of development and expectation for the work of God in our midst, join us in seeking his call to renewed ministry and witness in Rushden through St. Mary’s.
CHURCH OFFICE: The Church Office will be open this week Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. Notices for next weeks notice sheet, should be sent to the Church Office by 10 am on Wednesday by placing in the letter box outside the office, phoning 01933 412235 or emailing: email@example.com
PLEASE PRAY: For those who are Ill: Dorothy, Michelle, Glyn, Colin, Marylynne, Ida, Joan, John M, Linda, Alma, Paul, Glenis, Iris, Mel, John T, Ruby.
PLEASE PRAY: For the recently bereaved family and friends of: Rev. Liz Kerr
FOR OUR PARTNERS IN MISSION: James Hawksworth – Church Army: James is beginning to take over the leadership of the Wednesday after school club at St. Francis’ Church, Ipswich. Twenty young people attend, and the club is going so well that another session has been scheduled for Sundays. Please pray for James and his team of helpers, and ask that the young people will meet with Jesus and grow in their faith, and that others will join them.
FOR THE CHILDREN IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY: Pray for those who work with the homeless and other displaced people in our community.
NOAH’S LETTER ARK: Every Monday in AUGUST – 10 – 11.30 am – In St. Mary’s Church Hall for children aged 3-6 and their parents and carer’s. Stay and play, hear stories and explore letter learning through phonics. To book contact Carolyn on 07480 850620 or Helen on 07495 304974.
LADIES GROUP – WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST – 2.15 pm – Meet in the Church Hall for a talk by Linda Mitchell ‘Deaf Connect’.
SUMMER FAMILY PICNIC – SATURDAY 13 AUGUST – 12.30 – 2.30 pm – in the Church Grounds (Church Hall if wet). Bring your own lunch and enjoy some family fun. For more information contact Helen on 07495 304974.
CMS – ‘A CREAM TEA with Corrie Verduyn – WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST – 2.30-4.30 pm – at St Peter’s Church, Rushden. Corrie will speak about ‘A Day in the Life of Kiwoko Hospital – Uganda’. Suggested donation £5. Contact Edna: 01933 357253 for more information.
WHO LET THE DADS OUT – SATURDAY 20 AUGUST – 9.30 am – 12 noon – Monthly event for dads, stepdads, Grandads, male carer’s and their younger children [0-6yrs]. Adults £5. Children free.