FUTURE EVENTS 1 Feb = in Church 10.00am Candlemas service 1.45pm Walking Together, Crickley Hill 8 Feb 10.00am The Friends of St. Mary’s Service 18 Feb 7.30pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion 1 March 2.00pm Walking Together, Hampnett & River Leach 6 March 10.30am Women’s World Day of Prayer Service 7 March 10.00am Wedding Prep Day 14 March 2.30pm Book Swap, Parish Hall 15 March 10.00am Mothering Sunday service 3.00pm Choir at the Cathedral 29 March 9.50am Palm Sunday Procession, outside Co-op, followed by 10am service 1 April 10.00am Walking Together, the Leach Valley 5 April 10.00am Easter Sunday service 19 April 10.00am Parish Communion & APCM, a chance to hear our plans for 2015 CONTACTS Clergy Revd Canon Michael Garland 01242 253402 [email protected] Revd Suzanne Leighton 01242 224745 [email protected] Verger Margaret Eccles 01242 521771 St Mary’s Charlton Kings www.stmarysck.org.uk Sunday 18th January 2nd Sunday of Epiphany Welcome to our services today. We hope that you will find warmth and friendship in this place and God’s blessing and peace as we worship. At our Communion services, all are invited to come forward to receive bread and wine. If you would prefer to receive a blessing, simply keep your head bowed when you come to the front. If you require a gluten free wafer, please let a Welcomer know. There are toys for young children at the back. For 4-11 year olds, Junior Church usually takes place in the vestry during the 10am service. Church Wardens Dilys Jones 01242 242732 Derrick Walker 01242 525742 Tea & coffee are served after the 10am service (usually in the Parish Centre across the road, but sometimes in the church). Please do come along. If you are unsure about anything, ask one of our Welcomers. Director of Music Neil Fortin 01242 513475 [email protected] 8.00am Holy Communion Celebrant: Canon Michael Garland Parish Resource Centre Beth Simpson 01242 224883 [email protected] FOR JUNIORS - several activities for children take place during the week. Rainbows, Brownies & Guides - various days. Contact Mary, T: 07443 627075 Little Fishes, a short service for pre-schoolers, is at 10.15am every Thursday in church, followed by playtime in the parish hall. Contact Fiona, T: 07825 955686. Open House, informal family worship with tea in the vestry, is held on the first Sunday of the month at 4.00pm. Contact Michael, T: 253402. Items for notices need to be in the Parish Resource Centre by Wednesday. The weekly notices can be downloaded at www.stmarysck.org.uk. Please take this sheet home with you and use for prayer and calendar reminders throughout the week—or maybe give to a neighbour. 10.00am Parish Communion & Junior Church Celebrant: Revd Pauline Smith Preacher: Dr Gordon Wenham Hymns: 621, 233, 622, 470, SP156 Anthem: View me, Lord—Lloyd Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10 Revelation 5: 1-10 John 1: 43-end Readers: Susan Drinkwater Margaret Eccles Gospel: Canon Michael Garland 12.30pm Baptism William Maguire 6.30pm Preacher: Hymns: Anthem: Choral Evensong Canon Michael Garland 116, 96, 491, 571 O Lord increase my faith—Loosemore PRAYERS Please pray for those who are sick including Raymond Blackwell, Colin Johnson, Suzanne Leighton, Joyce Barton & Betty Vernall. Pray for the friends and family of those who have recently died, including Sylvia Compton, Barbara Ward, Michelle Grainger, Ernest Mitchell, Geoff Birch & Gwen Paine. We also remember Florence Martyn, Stanley Jelf, John Spencer, Susan Ledamun, Rosemary Ash, Edward Cronin, Joan Clark, William Neve & John Barr whose year’s mind is at this time. Our current charity is The Rock. Prayers are also listed overleaf in the This Week section. THIS WEEK AT ST. MARY’S CHARLTON KINGS Monday 19th Daily Prayer: For CK Girl Guides; the Borough Council 9.00am Morning Prayer Church 2.30pm Bible Study Group Members’ Home 5.30pm Evening Prayer Church 7.30pm Church Neighbours’ Meeting Parish Centre Tuesday 20th Daily Prayer: For CK Scouts; our local Police 9.00am Morning Prayer Church 5.30pm Evening Prayer Church 7.30pm Bell Ringers’ Practice Bell Tower 7.30pm Estates Committee Meeting Parish Centre Wednesday 21st Daily Prayer: For our link dioceses Dornakal & Karnataka Central; Cheltenham Street Pastors 8.50am Open the Book CK Infants School 9.00am Morning Prayer Church 1.20pm Open the Book CK Junior School 5.30pm Evening Prayer Church Thursday 22nd Daily Prayer: For our link diocese of Western Tanganyika; Bafford House Care Home 9.00am Morning Prayer Church 10.15am Little Fishes Church/Parish Hall 11.00am Holy Communion Church 5.30pm Evening Prayer Church Friday 23rd Daily Prayer: For our link diocese of El Camino Real; CK Care Home, Grevill House & Ashley House 7.30am Holy Communion Church 2.00pm Happy Circle for the over 60s Parish Centre 5.30pm Evening Prayer Church 7.00pm Choir Practice Church Sunday 24th Daily Prayer: For our link diocese of Vasteras; for Nazareth House 8.00am Holy Communion Church 10.00am Parish Communion & Baptism of Oliver Hawkins Church 12.30pm Baptism of Isabella Jarvis Church 6.30pm Joint Service for Christian Unity Holy Apostles NOTICES, EVENTS & NEWS Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Starts today. The theme is “the well is deep” based on John 4,7. There is a booklet with a week of reflections at the back or contact the parish office. Next Sunday at 6.30pm there will be a joint service at Holy Apostles. There is no evening service at St. Mary’s. Michelle Grainger’s funeral will be on Weds 28th Jan at 2pm. Philip & St James. Tuesday, 7pm, Performing Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Bayshill Rd. More info on the community board. Winter Melodies A concert of songs from movies and musicals. Saturday, 7.30pm, Baptist Church. Tickets are £8 /£5 from the Parish Office or Megan Hosier. New St. Mary’s Website Walking Together in 2015 For the new year, we have a newThe new programme of monthly look website! Thank you to Peter walks is now available at the back. As Ryan who has designed it. To have a before, there will be a walk on the 1st look, go to www.stmarysck.org.uk of each month throughout the year. (the same address as before). The It’s a lovely way to get to know people site includes a really useful calendar better and to explore the local counof St. Mary’s meetings & events. This tryside. New faces are welcome. is automatically updated from the diary held in the parish office so it is Soulspark - a short course exploring prayer & spiritual growth, developed crucial that you keep Beth informed by the Rev'd Nick Helm. It is intended of events and meeting times! to extend the course throughout the If you would like to advertise an diocese, starting with two pilot cours- event on the website, please contact es during Lent, one of these is Beth in the Parish Office. planned for Charlton Kings. Come to Donations to The Children’s Society the Introductory event, Harnhill Cen- I would like to thank all the box holdtre nr. Cirencester, Sat 24th January ers and a generous donor for the 10.0am-2.30pm. More info from Revd marvellous sum of £250 which has Felicity Bayne T: 237074. been collected. This will be put to Conflict in the Holy Land: What Should Britain Do? Meet & question our local politicians at this event organised by vicar of St good use by the Society providing help for vulnerable & abused children in the UK. With thanks, Vivien Barr.
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