Details of the Ministry Team, including availability Announcements and News

Details of the Ministry Team, including availability
Announcements and News
Warley Deanery Synod Events
The next meeting of Warley Deanery Synod will be held at
7.30pm on Thursday 23 October at St James Church, Lion
Farm. This will include the Diocesan Roadshow to promote
the new ‘Growing Younger’ initiative. This wil be an open
synod and all are invited to attend, not just synod reps.
Deanery Quiet Day
Will be held on Saturday 29 November at Holy Trinity
Church, Smethwick from 10.00am—2.00pm.
Deanery Pilgrimage to Birmingham Cathedral
This is part of a year of special events to celebrate the 300th
anniversary of St Philip’s Cathedral and is on Saturday 28
February 2015.
Everyone is welcome to attend these special events. More
details will be available soon.
Revd Nick Pelling, the Vicar, please ring (0121) 552 9509 or
email [email protected] . Please note that Nick’s day
off is Monday
The United Benefice of Oldbury, Langley and Londonderry
Revd Jonathan Nicholas, Associate Vicar, please ring (0121)
429 5144 or 07920 239190 email [email protected] . Please note that Jonathan’s day off is Friday.
Mrs Julie Pelling: Reader and United Benefice Children and
Families work co-ordinator please ring 07973 961083 or email
[email protected] Please note that Julie is not
available on Fridays.
Mr Chris Florance, Community Regeneration Worker, please
ring (0121) 544 1988 or 07803 057622 or email
[email protected] Chris is based in the office in St John’s
and usually works Monday to Friday.
Bright Party
This year’s Bright Party will be on Friday 31 October from
6.00pm-8.00pm at St Mark’s . We need lots of volunteers to
help with refreshments, registration, crafts, games and
working with children. We’d love you to join the team, if
you are able. For more information please speak to Julie,
Nick or Louise.
Knitting a sheep
We are rapidly approaching advent and this year we are
again doing a posada (Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging). We will need a flock of about 24 sheep so we can
leave one with those who take in the Holy Family. If you
can knit and would like to help us get our flock together,
please contact Julie for the pattern.
News Sheet
SUNDAY 19 October
18th Sunday after Trinity
A warm welcome to everyone
If this is your first visit to one of our churches please
do make yourself known to one of our ministers
St Mark’s Londonderry
9.30am: Holy Communion
President and Preacher:
Revd Dr Jim Gibbs
Mr Les Allan: Schools Mission Worker, please ring (0121) 544
1988 or email [email protected] Les is based at St
John’s Community Centre and usually works Monday to
Wednesday.
Ms Lee Partridge: Benefice Administrator, please ring (0121)
544 1988 or email [email protected] . Lee is based in the
office at St John’s and usually works Monday to Thursday
09.00am-12.00pm and Friday 09.00am-11.00am.
Addresses and website details for churches within the Benefice
St John and St Michael
Langley
9.45am: Holy Communion
and Baptism of
Carson James Fardell
President and Preacher:
Revd Jonathan Nicholas
Christ Church Oldbury, Birmingham Street, Oldbury, B69 4DY.
www.christchurcholdbury.org.uk
St John and St Michael Langley, St John’s Road, Oldbury, B68
9RP
www.stjohnslangley.org.uk
St Mark’s Londonderry, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 6LP
www.stmarkslondonderry.org.uk
Christ Church Oldbury
11.15am: Holy Communion
President and Preacher:
Revd Jonathan Nicholas
Sunday 26 October
Last Sunday after Trinity
St Mark’s Londonderry
9.30am: Holy Communion
President and Preacher: Revd Nick Pelling
St John and St Michael Langley
9.45am: Holy Communion
President and Preacher: Revd Jonathan Nicholas
Christ Church Oldbury
11.15am: Holy Communion
President: and Preacher: Revd Jonathan Nicholas
Bible Readings This Sunday
Bible Readings next Sunday
Exodus 33 vv 12-end
Psalm 99
1 Thessalonians 1 vv 1-10
Matthew 22 vv 15-22
Deuteronomy 34 vv 1-12
Psalm 90 vv [1-6], 13-17
1 Thessalonians 2 vv 1-8
Matthew 22 vv 34-end
Prayer for the Day
God, our judge and saviour,
teach us to be open to your truth
and to trust in your love,
that we may live each day
with confidence in the salvation which is given
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen
Prayer for After Communion
We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast:
for here we receive you,
here the memory of your passion is renewed,
here our minds are filled with grace,
and here a pledge of future glory is given,
when we shall feast at that table where your reign
with all your saints for ever.
Amen
What’s on this Week
Parent/Carer Toddler Groups
St Mark’s Tuesday 9.30am-11.00am
Christ Church Thursday 9.30am-11.00am
Coffee Morning
Christ Church Monday 10.00am –12.00noon
St John and St Michael Tuesday 10.00am –
12.00 noon
Young People
Scouts St John and St Michael
Beavers Monday 6.30pm-7.30pm
Scouts Monday 7.30pm-9.15pm
Cubs Tuesday 6.30pm-8.15pm
St Mark’s Youth Club
Tuesday 6.00pm-7.30pm
Young People’s Faith Exploration Group
26 October at 5.00pm, St John’s Vicarage
Morning Prayer
Held at 9.00am as follows:
Monday and Wednesday St John and St Michael
Tuesday Christ Church
Thursday St Mark’s
Vicar’s Open Church
The churches will be open for prayer and the vicar will be
available for prayer, chat and to deal with baptism and wedding enquiries as follows:
St John and St Michael : Tuesday 4.00pm-5.00pm
St Mark’s Thursday: 10.00am-11.00am.
Announcements and News
Letter to congregations of St John and
St Michael and St Mark.
Please can members of St John and St Michael and St
Mark ensure that you pick up Nick’s pastoral letter.
Thank you.
St John’s Scouts Bonfire and Fireworks Night
St John’s Scouts are holding their bonfire and fireworks
night at St John’s Community Centre on Tuesday 4
November. The fire will be lit at 6.30pm with fireworks
at 7.00pm, entry is £3.00 adults and £2.00 for children/
concessions. Food and hot drinks will be available.
Money saving and Skills-sharing Taster day.
Chris Florance writes ‘We are planning a ‘Money Saving
and Skills sharing taster day for 8 November at St John’s.’
It is a day where people can come and learn and/or
share a skill. There will short 10 minute skill sharing opportunities, ranging from ‘Sewing on a button’(Mending
clothes) to ‘Using the internet to save money’ and
‘Savvier Shopping’. There will also be information on
general money saving and where to go to get money and
debt advice.
Can you feed a family of four for £3.00? If you have any
recipes to feed a family a nourishing meal on a budget,
please let us have them for our Money Saving and Skills
sharing Day. We will then make a recipe booklet to give
out on the day.
If you have any ideas or skills to share, please contact
If you want any announcements or news items included in the
news sheet please let Lee Partridge know by Wednesday lunchtime.
Email: [email protected]