SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT 16 November 2014 WELCOME TO ST MARY’S

ST. MARY’S CHURCH, REDBOURN
SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT
16th November 2014
WELCOME TO ST MARY’S
A special welcome if you are new to our worship here at St Mary’s Church,
Redbourn. We would like to get to know you as soon as possible. To help us,
please fill in the slip provided in the holders at the end of each pew, and hand it to
one of the clergy or sidespeople as you leave today. Thank you.
All who normally take Communion, in this church or in any other church, are
welcome to receive Communion here. Those who do not take Communion, be
they young or old, should please come to the altar rail to receive God’s blessing.
If you are a taxpayer, please would you consider putting your collection into a
blue envelope and filling in the details required (available from a sidesperson
or in the pews). The church can then claim back the tax on your offering to the
church at no additional cost to you. Thank you.
Those giving by Standing Order may use a yellow token in the collection plate.
WILL VISITORS PLEASE NOTE that St Mary’s Church has an
Amplification and Loop System. If needed, please switch your
hearing aid to the T switch to make use of this.
IN OUR PRAYERS
We give thanks to God with her family for the birth of Scarlett Ward.
The sick and suffering: Alex, Christopher, Lily Clark, Lilian Cowland,
Carole Cull, Michael Darvell, Alex and Janet Duncombe, James Easey,
Marlene Gibson, Patrick Hastings, Ron Henry, Victoria Holmes, Grace Hyde,
Elizabeth Hynes, Ian, Ray Marsh, Jim Martin, Nicola Morgan, Dave Panton,
Keith Poulter, Theresa Rae, Linda Smith, Sylvia, Celia Southern and Judith Steele
and any others known to us in need at this time.
The Departed: We pray for the repose of the souls of Anthony Chapman, Derek
Crawley, Jennet Gaffey, Peter McCarthy, Bernard Ralph, Maureen Smith and all
who have died recently. We remember those whose year’s mind occurs during this
week and pray for God’s comfort for all who mourn for a loved one at this time.
THE FLOWERS ON THE MEMORIAL STAND were given in loving memory
of Jean Richardson from John. THE FLOWERS IN THE LADY CHAPEL were
given in loving memory of Peter Hildebrand by Dian and the family.
The Vicar: The Reverend Will Gibbs Tel No. 01582 791669
E mail: [email protected]
You can find a full listing of news on our website: www.stmarysredbourn.org
8.00 am HOLY COMMUNION (Book of Common Prayer)
Collect, Epistle & Gospel for The Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity – page 245
President: Canon Christine Farrington
Collect: Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in
continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all
adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of
thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with the
thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God now and for ever. Amen.
Epistle: Philippians 1. 3-11
Gospel: Matthew 18. 21-end
9.30 am PARISH EUCHARIST (Common Worship Order One)
We follow the service booklet. The Collect, Readings and Post Communion Prayer
for today can be found in the insert to this Pew Sheet.
President: The Vicar
Introit: 85
Reader: Karen Doye
Reading: Zephaniah 1. 7, 12-18
Gradual: Psalm 90. 1-8
Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5. 1-11
Gospel: Matthew 25. 14-30
Sermon: Canon Christine Farrington
Intercessions: Mike Wood
Offertory Hymn: 298
Communion Hymn: 533
Anthem: Jesu, joy – J.S. Bach
Final Hymn: 139
PLEASE JOIN US for refreshments in the Transept Hall after this Service.
Also our weekly Traidcraft stall will be selling excellent goods and foods.
11.15 am THANKSGIVING FOR THE GIFT OF A CHILD
We follow a separate order of service
6.30 pm
SUNG EVENSONG
Officiant: The Vicar
Psalm 89. 20-29
First Reading: 1 Kings 1. 15-40
Office Hymn: 63
Magnificat: Page 57
Second Reading: Revelation 1. 4-18
Nunc Dimittis: Page 59
Hymn: 380
Sermon: The Vicar
Hymn: 475
NOTICES FOR INCLUSION IN THE CHURCH NEWS should be passed in
written or printed form to The Vicar by Wednesday pm. Please forward church
diary entries and rota amendments to Mark Cresswell. ([email protected])
NOTICES FOR THE COMING WEEK
SLEEP OUT: Lucy and Jamie Davis will be sleeping rough overnight on
5th December to raise funds for DENS, our local homeless charity. It
promises to be cold, wet and miserable, but your sponsorship will ensure
that people who are homeless can be supported and helped to a new life off
the streets. Please sign the sponsorship form at the South Door. Thank you
SUNDAY 7th DECEMBER: Our First Sunday Family breakfast will be
cereal and bacon rolls. Please come along at 8.45 am to share breakfast with
the church family. Please sign the form at the back of church or see Sandra.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CLUB: On December 20th from 10 am till 3
pm we invite all children who are in reception or above to come to church
and have a fun filled day ending with party games. During the day we will
prepare for the children’s presentation on the 21st at the 9.30 service.
Children please get your grown ups to sign a form and adults if you can help
speak to Sandra. This is for church family children and there is no charge.
Advent Quiet Day - Saturday 6th Dec from 10 am to 4 pm
Please sign up on the list at the South Door
LIFTS TO CHURCH: We would like to try to recruit some new drivers
before the new rota is compiled at the end of the month. Drivers are invited
to state the dates on which they are available before the rota is drawn up and
typically would be involved with this important assistance in our church
once every four weeks. Please speak to Stephen Gell with offers of help.
NEXT SUNDAY: 6.30 pm SPOTLIGHT SERVICE
‘I CANNOT COME TO THE BANQUET’
An informal service involving members of our Spotlight groups
reflecting on the richness of God’s welcome to us.
All very welcome. Refreshments afterwards.
POSADA: On Advent Sunday our travelling crib will begin its journey
around Redbourn, spending a night in a different home each night. If you
would like to host the crib, then please sign up on the list at the South Door.
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 30th November at 6.30 pm
Our choir presents Readings and Music
by Candlelight for Advent Sunday
Followed by Mulled Wine – All welcome
THE WEEK AHEAD
Every day, Monday to Friday, we offer:
9.30 am
Morning Prayer
5.00 pm
Evening Prayer
In addition, the following services and events will take place this week:
Mon 17 Nov
3.20 pm
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
eXplore Messy Church – at Redbourn Junior School
Tues 18 Nov
2.30 pm
Elizabeth of Hungary, Philanthropist, 1231
Funeral Service – Maureen Smith RIP
Wed 19 Nov
7.30 pm
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
Holy Eucharist
Fri 21 Nov
10.30 am
Bears and Prayers – in the Transept
Sun 23 Nov
8.00 am
9.30 am
11.15 am
1.00 pm
6.30 pm
The FEAST of CHRIST the KING
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Parish Eucharist with Children’s Groups
Morning Praise with Holy Baptism
The marriage of Rosamund Cranmer and Martyn Sands
Spotlight Service
NEXT WEEK’S DUTY ROTAS
Servers:
Weds:
Sue May
8.00 am Penny McAdam
9.30 am: Peter Hansford, Saxon Aldred and Shirley Holtey
Sidespeople: 8.00 am: Lilian Cowland and Janet Biggs
9.30 am: Angie and Alan Simkins and Julie Henman
6.30 pm: Grace Sawyer
Flowers:
Janet Biggs, Bryony Aldred, Ros Glover, Edna Lindfield,
Margaret Metcalfe and Margaret Willekens
Cleaning:
L Andrews, M Johnstone, R Hinde, A Davie and G Sawyer
Churchyard:
Operation Churchyard
Lifts:
M Tillyer (8 am), D Swift, R Hinde and S Gell
Reader:
Ken Smith
Intercessions: Ken Smith
Mini Church: Claire Gibbs and Sue Field
Junior Church: Louise Edmiston and Wendy Setchell
PALs:
Louise McPhee
Coffee:
Margaret Jewel and Pat Lacey
Traidcraft:
Liz and Mike Wood
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