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 the Meon.

Today at St.Mary:
8.00am Holy Communion
Revd Phil Hiscock
9.15am Communion
The Ven Gavin Collins
10.15am Refreshments
10.45am Launch of Church Alive
6.30pm No Evening Service Today

No Services Today at St.Faith & St.Francis
Thank you to worshippers of StF & StF for coming to meet Archdeacon Gavin today.
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Midweek Services:
Please note, no formal Morning Prayers during this Half Term week and NO Wednesday morning communion at 7.30am. Communion as usual on Thursday at 10.00am at St.Faith’s.

St.Mary’s new midweek communion starts on 5th November at 10.30am each week, using Common Worship words with hymns and organ.
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Next Sunday 2nd November All Saints
8.00am St.Mary HC Revd A Norris
9.15am St.Mary HC Revd A Norris
9.30am St.Faith HC Revd P Hiscock
10.45am Church Alive The Ven G Collins
11.15am St Francis HC Revd P Hiscock
12.15am Baptism Revd A Norris
6.30pm Evensong Darren Clarke

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REFRESHMENTS TODAY
Please help yourself to complimentary tea or coffee from 10.15am today at the stations around the church. A breakfast bar has some simple buffet pastries and breads, any donations for these would be welcomed – thank you. Please enjoy the fellowship over coffee and visit the Fairtrade Stall run by David & Tessa.

Next Sunday CHURCH ALIVE Theme
The Beatitudes: ’Blesséd are…’ Matthew 5v1-12a
Try clicking on the Church Alive entry on the website service calendar for details of each service.

Next Sunday ALL SAINTS LIGHT PARTY
Our Messy Church team invite families to our Light Party on 2nd November from 4.00pm-5.30pm in the Parish Centre. Fun, games, crafts and party food.
Come dressed bright & glittery or as a super hero!
Tickets £1 from the Parish Centre. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult helpers sought, please have a word with Libby Norris – thank you.

Next Sunday A Service for ALL SAINTS at St.Mary’s
Next Sunday our evening service at 6.30pm on All Saints Sunday will express our prayers and thanksgivings for our loved ones departed. If you would like someone to be remembered then you are invited to add their name to the list at the back of St.Mary’s.

ST.FRANCIS CHURCH
Garden tidy 1st November 9.30, north of shed area, weather allowing.  Please bring your own tools for digging and
Coffee Morning 8th November 9.45 until 11.30.  All are welcome.  Remembrance Sunday, observation of 2 minutes silence at 11.00am.  Usual 11.15am service.
To hire our building contact Kay Lancaster 92522113.

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.

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.

FAIR TRADE sales will take place at 10.15am in St Mary’s today and Sundays 16th Nov & 7th December.
Order your Fairtrade 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.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 11th-14th December
Can you help as a Steward? If so Tim Finch would be delighted to hear from you- tim.finch0404@outlook.com
MOTHERS’ UNION Communion
Please also note that MU Communion will be at a new time of 10.30am on Wednesday 5th 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. For Adults preparation is by our Pilgrim Course, for teens by Youth Alpha on Fridays – please ask Andy.

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.

MUSIC at St.Mary’s on the Website
In advance you can find the music for St.Mary’s services on the website under MUSIC. For 9.15am and 6.30pm the music is on a linked pdf for each month. For Church Alive the music and notes are in the Services calendar by clicking on the service entry.

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.

MENTORING MATTERS Run by CPAS for Fareham & Gosport Deaneries on 22nd Nov for nurturing disciples and developing leaders at St.John’s Fareham.

DEANERY ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
6.00pm on 30th November at St.Faith, Lee on Solent

ADVANCED WEEKLY PEW SHEET
Did you know these notices are posted on the website as a Blog Post each Friday, plus you can receive this sheet by email upon request?
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SERVICE CHANGES AT ST.MARY’S
NEW WEDNESDAY COMMUNION 5th November
We shall introduce our new weekly Communion at 10.30am in St.Mary’s on Wednesday 5th November. Common Worship with organ & hymns – all welcome.

Sundays at St.Mary’s from today will be:
8.00am Communion (Book of Common Prayer Said)
9.15am Communion (Common Worship & Choir)
10.15am Refreshments in Church
10.45am Church Alive (Contemporary music & All Age)
6.30pm Evensong(1st&3rd) Merbecke (2nd) Praise(4th)

With 8.00am remaining as usual, Special Services which will change this timing pattern are:
9th November 10.30am Remembrance Service
23rd November
10.00am Confirmation with Bishop Christopher
also with St.Faith & St.Francis
14th December
10.00am Christmas Tree Festival Family Service
28th December
9.15am Communion but NO 10.30am Church Alive.