The Collect for the Day
Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation:
stir us from apathy,
restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope
that all creation will one day be healed
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS:
Psalm 90

1 Thessalonians 5v1-11 (NIV)

Matthew 25v14-30 (NIV)
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NEXT SUNDAY : COMMUNION with ADULT BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION 10.00am  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 19 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

NO MIDWEEK SERVICES IN ST.MARY’S for 2 weeks due to the new PA installation. St.Mary’s midweek prayers and communion in the Parish Centre.
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.

Can you serve the mission of the parish as a
SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOVERNOR?
The PCC seeks to appoint 2 congregational members to serve the Leesland Infant & Junior Schools and one member for Alverstoke Junior School.

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.

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!
Would like to offer to decorate at Tree of Remembrance for this Centennial year? Contact Parish Office.
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.

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

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
14th December
10.00am Christmas Tree Festival Family Service
28th December
9.15am Communion but NO Church Alive.