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 the gifts amounting to £5,648 last Sunday towards our PA/Visual installation at St.Mary’s – thank you as this takes the total to £25,870 of the £35,000 project. There is of course still the opportunity to give to the project for those who may have missed the gift day – the forms are still in church. With our seeking of grants and potential loans we still hope to be able to start installation in mid November.

This Tuesday PARISH LUNCH CLUB
14th October – all Welcome at 12.30pm for our friendly lunch club.RSVP to Office / Carol Workman; £5 on day.

This Thursday ALPHA ‘ESPRESSO’
‘Who is Jesus?’ From 10.30-11.30am we are hosting ‘Alpha Express’ in Darcey’s Tea Room. Simply order your refreshments and join us upstairs. Please invite guests with the special Alpha leaflet.

This Thursday PILGRIM
Missed it – you can still come on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. The evenings commence with some prayer and music. Please invite guests will the special Pilgrim leaflet.

This Friday YOUTH ALPHA STARTS
6.30pm at The Rectory for Pizza and the first session until 7.30pm for those at secondary school; open to all and for those seeking Confirmation on 23rd November.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE CONFIRMED? 23rd Nov.
Please have a word with Andy Norris if you are interested in Confirmation or adult Baptism when the Bishop visits the parish on Sunday 23rd November. Preparation is by our Pilgrim Course. A course for young people starts this Friday. please ask Andy.

CONCERT for SHAPING THE FUTURE
On Saturday 15th November in the Parish Centre –
Paul Pilott, Lousie Helyer and Friends perform ‘Songs of Food and Drink’  – about 60 minutes of light hearted musical entertainment – Admission Free – Retiring Collection for Shaping the Future.

26th OCTOBER – SUNDAY SERVICE TIME CHANGE
Just two weeks to go until our morning service times change at St.Mary’s. The 10.00am Communion moves to 9.15am followed by the new Church Alive Service at 10.45am. The Archdeacon joins us that day along with members of St.Faith’s and St.Francis’ coming down to St.Mary’s to meet the Archdeacon for this launch day.

PARISH SUPPER FOR our KENYA LINK 8th Nov
Tickets for the Supper in aid of Narok County Maternity Services at 7.30pm on Saturday November 8th in the Parish Centre are now available from the Parish Office and from BFG Leaders: Liz Hussein, Kay Howard, Diana Dow, Pam and Bob Green, Marie Anthony, Sue Strong and Sarah Cawte. Tickets price £7.50. Presentation by Christian Aid, raffle and a game or two.

ST.FRANCIS CHURCH Coffee Morning 9.45am 8th November – please bring bottles which are being collected for the bottle stall – leave at Parish Centre or St Francis.  To hire our building contact Kay Lancaster 92522113.

MESSY CHURCH Thursday 23rd October
3.30pm in Parish Centre – God sets us free.

Get your ADVENT CALENDARS now
David & Tessa Bloodworth have Fairtrade Christian calendars from Divine and Traidcraft @£3.60. Traidcraft calendar includes a booklet; both have chocolate! 023 9252 6489.

FAIR TRADE sales will take place at 10.15am in St Mary’s on Sundays 26th Oct, 16th Nov & 7th December.

THANKSGIVING & REDEDICATION AT ST.LUKE’S
The Bishop and Chaplain of the Fleet Designate will join a special service at St.Luke’s next Sunday at 11.00am hosted by Phil Hiscock.

Join our BIBLE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
There are 5 small groups which regularly meet across the parish in homes or the Parish Centre. For bible reflection, fellowship and prayer – you’d be very welcome to join one. Please see details on the website under the ‘courses’ heading.

PAPER RECYCLING You’re invited to use our charity Recycling facility in the Parish Centre Car Park. The Parish Centre is supported through the paper bank.

DEANERY TRAINING EVENTS See Phil Hiscock
MENTORING MATTERS 22nd Nov for nurturing disciples and developing leaders at St.John, Fareham.

DIOCESE OF PORTSMOUTH HEALING DAY
Portsmouth Cathedral Sat 18th Oct 9.30am-4.30pm. Exploring Christian Healing: Foundations and Practice Bishop Christopher invites you to this day. Speaker will be Rev. Wes Sutton of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation and 7 workshops. Take packed lunch.  Booking Fee £8. Forms at the back of churches or Diana Dow 92 538122 or clare.jones@portsmouth.anglican.org