Posts from October 2014

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Weekly Notices for 2nd November 2014

by andynorris

The Shorter Collect for All Saints Sunday God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ________________________________________ TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS: 1 John 4v1-3 (NIV) Matthew 5v1-12 (NIV) A NOTE […]

The trumpets sound, the angels sing… do you believe in Angels?

by andynorris
Bright Tower

I don’t know how the visions, dreams or pictures that the Bible describes really happen – are they glimpses of a spiritual reality of angels, are they within our subconscious?   But, I do know that when you experience something like that it brings the greatest encouragement with tears of pure delight. Last Sunday was […]

Because God is Alive! That’s why…

by andynorris

“That’s why we are ‘Church Alive!’ “ – exclaimed the Archdeacon of the Meon, The Ven Gavin Collins, in launching our new service on 26th October.  The anticipation and joy was tangible among 140 worshippers, across all ages – including the buzz of children, at the first Church Alive service in St.Mary’s.  It was almost […]

Weekly Notices for 26th October 2014

by andynorris

The Collect for Last Sunday after Trinity Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Principal Bible Readings: Colossians 3v12-17 & Matthew 22v34-end Welcome to Archdeacon Gavin Collins, our Archdeacon of […]

Church must change or ‘wither away’ warns Bishop!

by andynorris

Read the full article by Ben Farmer in The Telegraph Church must change or ‘wither away’ warns bishop Bishop warns Church will wither away without radical change to attract more people By Ben Farmer  6:23PM BST   The Telegraph Newspaper  20 Oct 2014 A bishop has warned the Church of England must make wholesale change to […]

Weekly Notices for 19th October 2014

by andynorris

ALL CHANGE NEXT SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER – SUNDAY SERVICE TIME CHANGE All three of our churches gathering together next Sunday morning in St.Mary’s for either our 9.15am Communion or 10.45am Church Alive Services. Refreshments served between the services from 10.15am – so it is suggested that those coming only to Church Alive should come during […]

Weekly Notices for 12th October 2014

by andynorris

The Collect for Trinity 17   Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life: deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. TODAY’S PRINCIPAL READINGS: Philippians 4v1-9 (NIV) Matthew 22v1-14 (NIV) Thank you – SHAPING THE FUTURE GIFT DAY We are very grateful for all […]

It’ll be a cappuccino for me!

by andynorris

Really looking forward to a cappuccino and something yummy at Darcey’s Tea Room in Alverstoke on Thursday mornings for the next few weeks until 11th December.  From 10.30am-11.30am we’ll be in the upper room in Darcey’s which is at 47 Village Road, Alverstoke.  Just turn up, order and pay for your coffee, join us upstairs […]

Weekly Notices for Sunday 5th October

by andynorris

Today SHAPING THE FUTURE GIFT DAY Improving our hearing and seeing at St.Mary’s – please see the display at the back. We seek the balance through this special gift day. Please see the special gift day leaflets. Thank you for you support. Today ST.FRANCIS CHURCH celebrate their patronal festival at 11.15am with a ‘Bring & […]