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 FROM PHIL
The decision has been made.
It’s with very mixed emotions that I let you all know that I plan to retire on March 16th next year…
This date is the seventh anniversary of my returning to the Diocese and of my licensing at Alverstoke It will also be a few weeks after my 68th birthday. My last service, as the Associate Priest, is planned for March 1st. Maggie and I will be retiring to our home near Portchester and I hope to continue to minister within the area. (Please hold Phil & Maggie in your prayers).
St.Mary’s 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 time for fellowship.
This Afternoon ALL SAINTS LIGHT PARTY
Our Messy Church team invite families to our Light Party today 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. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tonight A Service for ALL SAINTS at St.Mary’s
Our evening service at 6.30pm will express 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.
This Wednesday NEW MIDWEEK COMMUNION
Our first weekly Common Worship Communion with hymns starts on 5th November at 10.30am in St.Mary’s. This week, the first of the month, includes the international prayer of the Mothers’ Union with £15 of the offering in support of the MU International Fund.
Next Sunday 9th November REMEMBRANCE
Our special Service of Remembrance will take place at 10.30am in St.Mary’s. Please note, this is not a communion service and there is no Church Alive.
Next Sat PARISH SUPPER FOR our KENYA LINK
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. Tickets price £7.50. Presentation by Christian Aid, raffle and a game or two!
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.
NEXT PARISH LUNCH
On 11 Nov at 12.30pm in the Parish Centre. A special lunch on this Remembrance Day. Names please to Sue in the Office or Carol Workman. This is the last lunch until 2015. £5 on the day. Please join us.
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.
FUNERALS IN ST.MARY’S Please note the service for June Bailey is this Tuesday 4th at 1.30pm and for June Aston on Friday 7th at 2.00pm. Thank you.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 11th-14th December
Can you help as a Steward? If so Tim Finch would be delighted to hear from you- firstname.lastname@example.org
MENTORING MATTERS Run by CPAS for Fareham & Gosport Deaneries on 22nd Nov for nurturing disciples and developing leaders at St.John’s Fareham.
PARISH BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION
with Bishop Christopher at 10.00am on Sunday 23rd November. The congregations of the parish are invited to join together to meet the Bishop and support the candidates at this service – therefore please note that there will not be any services at St.Francis, St.Faith or in the evening at St.Mary’s – thank you.
DEANERY ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
6.00pm on 30th November at St.Faith, Lee on Solent.
Please note that there will be no evening service at St.Mary’s on this day – thank you. The choir will be singing at St.Faith’s, Lee on Solent.
CHRISTMAS SUPPER & ENTERTAINMENT hosted by the Choir on 6th Dec in Parish Centre, tickets £11.
NEW MUGS We are very grateful of the donation of new white mugs and trays for our coffee arrangements at St.Mary’s from Cameron Sons Building Services Ltd who repaired and decorated the Chapel in August.
DIOCESAN MISSION OPPORTUNITIES FUND
Upon his visit, Archdeacon Gavin announced that the diocesan mission fund has awarded our project to install AV equipment in St.Mary’s the sum of £6,000. This is in support of the proactive mission that the screen enables through new services like Church Alive.
SHAPING THE FUTURE INSTALLATION
The installation of the new PA and AV equipment in St.Mary’s is planned to take place from 17th November for up to 2 weeks. Thank you to all who have given gifts to enable this to go ahead in readiness for Christmas.
Email The Rector to request this Pew Sheet in advance!
Sundays at St.Mary’s are now:
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
10.00am Confirmation with Bishop Christopher
also with St.Faith & St.Francis
10.00am Christmas Tree Festival Family Service
9.15am Communion but NO Church Alive.