The Collect for Remembrance Sunday
God, our refuge and strength,
bring near the day when wars shall cease
and poverty and pain shall end,
that earth may know the peace of heaven
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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TODAY’S PRINCIPAL BIBLE READINGS:
1 Thessalonians 4v13-end (NIV)
Matthew 25v1-13 (NIV)

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Next Sunday NEW MORNING PRAYER at 9.15am in St.Mary’s. The first of our new monthly service of Morning Prayer followed at 10.45am by new interactive CHURCH ALIVE COMMUNION. 

This Tuesday PARISH LUNCH
On 11 Nov at 12.30pm in the Parish Centre.  A special lunch on this Remembrance Day.    RSVP please to Sue in the Office or Carol Workman.  This is the last lunch until 2015. £5 on the day. Please join us.

This Wednesday NEW MIDWEEK COMMUNION
with hymns starts at 10.30am in St.Mary’s.

This Thursday PILGRIM COURSE explores…
‘What is Communion?’ – any are welcome to join us at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre if interested.

This Thursday ALPHA ESPRESSO explores…
‘Why and how do I pray?’ – 10.30am upstairs in Darcey’s Tea Rooms; order a coffee and join us!

Next Saturday CONCERT for SHAPING THE FUTURE
At 7.30pm 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.

CHRISTMAS SUPPER & ENTERTAINMENT hosted by the Choir, our very popular Christmas supper party is on Saturday 6th December 7.00pm Parish Centre – are now available from Paul Pilott or the Parish Office.

PARISH ADULT BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION with COMMUNION
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 15 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. Home baked cakes would be welcome please to share over coffee after the service – thank you.
Please pray for the candidates:
Adult Baptism: Wesley, Anna & Gemma
Adult Confirmation: Allan, Sue, Peter, Jo, Emma, Hannah, Bob, Betty & Sharon.
Youth Confirmation: Stefan, Megan, Lucy, Lizzi-Grace
Renewal of Vows: Michael, Debbie & Sarah

ST.FRANCIS CHURCH MEMBERS
Our DCM meeting is 19th November at 7.30pm at St Francis church.  No service on the 23rd November as this is the Confirmation Service at 10.00am at St Mary’s.  Please support the candidates.  To hire our building contact Kay Lancaster 92522113.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 11th-14th December
Bring your friends along – enjoy the 600 musicians!
Can you help as a Steward? If so Tim Finch would be delighted to hear from you- tim.finch0404@outlook.com
Can you bake a Cake? If so Carol Workman would be pleased to receive cakes for the festival café, thank you.

COME & SING MESSIAH Friday 12th December
Or simply listen as you share in this evening of Christmas Tree Festival celebration with popular choruses from Handel’s classic. Admission Free, retiring offering for the church. 6.45pm arrival, 7.00pm rehearsal, 8.15pm performance. Led by Paul Pilott.

KEEP UP TO DATE THROUGH THE NEW WEBSITE
The website is regularly updated with news, events, timings and blogs – keep in touch.

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.
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.

KENYA SUPPER Many Thanks to our Bible Fellowship Groups who hosted the supper last night in support of our maternity partnership.

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. Scaffolding will arrive on 17th for the week. Thank you to all who have given gifts to enable this to go ahead in readiness for Christmas.

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
The PCC meets this Tuesday and will be discussing our baptism policy, how to bid for a new associate minister, our parish finances, our mission planning plus more…

PEW SHEET EMAIL LIST
Would you like to receive this pew sheet in advance on Friday each week by email? If send email Andy at rector@alverstokeparish.org to give permission for your name to be on the mailing list.
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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:
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 Church Alive.