SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER 2022 – Third Sunday before Advent
9.30 am All Age Service
10.30 am Coffee in the Hall (Sue Eagles Home Group)
11.15 am Morning Prayer
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Thursday 8 7.30 pm Prayer, Praise & Presence
Friday 9 7.30 pm Bellringing Practice
Saturday 10 10 am – 12 noon Choir Christmas Coffee Morning
Saturday 10 2 – 4 pm Nativity Rehearsal Party
AND NEXT WEEK
Monday 12 10 – 11.30 am Bumps & Babes at Church
Wednesday 14 7.00 pm Choir Practice
Thursday 15 10 am – 12 noon T & C at St Mary’s
Thursday 15 10.30 am Holy Communion
Friday 16 7.30 pm Bellringing Practice
Saturday 17 9.30 – 12 noon Who Let the Dads Out?
CHURCH OFFICE: The Church Office will be open this week Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 12 noon. Notices for next week’s 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE PRAY: For those who are Ill: Jennifer, Michael, Julie, Glyn, Ida, Joan, John M, Linda, Alma, Glenis, Mel, John T, Ruby.
FOR OUR PARTNERS IN MISSION: Church Mission Society in Ukraine – Snow has already fallen in Ukraine and temperatures are below freezing. Russian strikes against the energy infrastructure systems continue. The church in Kyiv which is attended by CMS members hopes to set up a crisis centre at which people will be able to find food, charge their phones and collect water. Also, they will be offered love, prayer and comfort. Please pray that the practical details will come together so that this centre can be established soon.
FOR OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY: Recovery House – Pray for our Home Groups and their leaders. For wisdom as they met together, for joy in gathering together for prayer, study and fellowship as the Body of Christ.
WARM SPACES – As Churches Together in Rushden we are opening up our Halls around town to provide warm spaces each weekday for people who need one. At St Mary’s the Lower Hall will be open Tuesday’s 10am-2pm & Thursday’s 12noon-4pm during December and January.
PRAYER, PRAISE & PRESENCE – THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER – 7.30pm
CHRISTMAS CHOIR COFFEE MORNING – SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER – 10am-12noon – Entrance fee £3 (children free) including tea/coffee and mince pie. Come and see stalls and join in the carol singing, meet with friends. Everyone welcome.
NATIVITY REHEARSAL PARTY – SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER – 2-4pm – An event for children over the age of 5 to prepare as Angels for the Nativiity Service to be held on Sunday 18 December. Food and Games too.
WHO LET THE DADS OUT? – SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER – 9.30am – 12noon – Monthly event for dads, stepdads, Grandads, male carers and their younger children [0-6yrs]. Adults £5: Children free.
CHRISTMAS AT ST MARY’S
NATIVITY SERVICE – SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER – 9.30am – Come and join the children celebrating the Nativiity.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT – SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER – 6.00pm – Come and join us for this service of lessons and carols.
CHRISTMAS EVE – 11pm – Holy Communion
CHRISTMAS DAY – 10am – All Age Service followed by 10.45am a short Service of Holy Communion.
NEW YEARS DAY – 10.30am – All Age Service with Carols