Sunday’s Worship Across the Parish:
8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Morning Prayer
Revd Andy Norris/Revd Chris Richardson
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Andy Norris/Revd Chris Richardson
Anthem: Christ is our Cornerstone(Thorne)
9.30am St.Faith’s Communion
Revd Hazel O’Sullivan/Laura Craft
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Revd Andy Norris/Revd Chris Richardson
11.15am St.Francis’ Communion
Revd Hazel O’Sullivan/Laura Craft
12.30pm Baptism
Revd Nicky Startin
6.30pm St.Mary’s Choral Evensong
Revd Andy Norris/Revd Chris Richardson
Anthem: Christ whose Glory (Darke)

The Collect for Trinity 5
Almighty God,
send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit,
and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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TODAY’S PRINCIPAL BIBLE READINGS:

2 Corinthians 12v2-10
Mark 6v1-13
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WE WARMLY WELCOME
CHRIS & ABBIE, James & Kate, RICHARDSON
to the Parish and Congratulate Chris upon his Ordination as Deacon yesterday.
We hope you will settle to have four very happy and memorable years in Alverstoke.

Today’s WELCOME LUNCH
Please join us from 12noon-2.00pm in the Parish Centre to welcome Chris and Abbie with James and Kate. PBAB if you’d like a special drink beyond water, squash, tea & coffee. Thank you.

Tonight’s SUMMER CHORAL EVENSONG
‘Evening Canticles in D’ by Herbert Brewer.

Parish SUMMER FAMILIES FUN DAY
Lot’s of free fun activities day for families on Saturday 18th July from 2.00-4.00pm at the Parish Centre. Soft play, garden games, bouncy castle, making bunting, crafts and more. Ending with a free provided picnic tea on the lawn! Hosted by the parish Baby & Toddler Groups and Messy Church.
Any Fabrics for making bunting are sought along with cakes for the tea – thank you very much. Especially, if you can be a helper on the day please sign the list at the back of St.Mary’s – thank you.

FAREWELL BEACH PICNIC & BAPTISMS
bidding farewell to Laura our Parish Worker.
All are invited please to join us on 19th July from 12.00-2.00pm. Picnic and games on the grass at the end of the path from the GAFIRS mini roundabout. This may follow baptisms for the Curran family in the sea at 11.30am.

PILGRIM Bring & Share SUPPER
This Thursday our Pilgrim midweek church will enjoy a Bring & Share supper in the Rectory garden at 7.30pm. All are welcome to come along to share the fellowship even if you’ve not been to a Pilgrim night before.

MOTHERS’ UNION
Invite you to their Cream Tea on 21st July at 2.00pm – tickets from the Parish Office.

CHURCH ALIVE @ Walpole Park on 2nd August
At 10.30am on this summer Sunday Church Alive will join the Gosport Churches Together celebration by the boating lakes – we’ll take ‘Messy Church’ along & Andy has been invited to speak!

BUILDING OUR YOUTH CLUB TEAM
Could you join us on some Friday evenings as a team helper at Breakthrough Youth Club? A very rewarding ministry – please have a word with Anne or Ed Ross, or Andy Norris, for a chat.

LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITALS
Our annual summer season in August!
12.30pm-1.15pm in St.Mary’s Church.
Light refreshments available.
Close up organ view on big screen!
Tickets £4 (3.50) per recital from the Parish Office or on the door (Students Free).
7th August – Charles Harrison (Chichester Cath.)
14th August – Andrew Cleary (Christ’s Hospital)
21st August – Oliver Macfarlane (Guildford)
28th August – Daniel Cook (Westminster Abbey)

COME & SING
Open Thursday evening Choir rehearsals in August from 7.00-8.00pm in St.Mary’s. Tea, coffee & cake! Entry by Choir Vestry door.

At ST.FRANCIS
A new illustrated Talk by Bob Harrop on Old Gosport -14th August 7.00pm at St Francis.  Refreshments of puddings, tea/coffee included in ticket price of £4 which are available from Joy and Eric Skinner 92588520. Thanks to all who joined us in the fun of last weeks Cream Tea. St.Francis can be hired for events from Kay 92522113.

ALPHA COURSE
Advanced notice that our next course will commence on Wednesday 7th October from 7.30pm-9.00pm in Darcey’s Tea Room. Want to get to grips with understanding your faith in Christ? Then Alpha is for you – please come along.

Across the Deanery…
ST.THOMAS’ ELSON PATRONAL FESTIVAL
Special service at 6.00pm this evening, 5th July.

PARISH FINANCES 2015
Midway through the year it seems that our income is down from last year which will lead us towards a substantial deficit. Cash flow to fulfil our responsibilities will start to be difficult. If anyone is able to review their giving or if any new givers are able to take up regular Standing Orders with Gift Aid then that would be very much appreciated – thank you so much for all you give.
All this please in keeping with the principles of our Christian Stewardship such that we all offer our gifts in worship to God in proportion to our income – thank you. Please note that we shall have a Stewardship Campaign to launch the Parish Giving Scheme in October – but that comes too late to balance the 2015 books!

DID YOU KNOW?
We are hosting 22 weddings and blessings in St.Mary’s this year. Each one is a journey starting with our Vestry Hour Team (Rowena Bradfield, Kay Lancaster, Peter Camp) followed by wedding preparation with the clergy, a rehearsal and the wedding day. Paul Pilott plays the organ and the Junior Choir often sing; Peter Camp administers each wedding service as registrar. The CofE website is yourchurchwedding.org