Sunday’s Worship Across the Parish:
8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Communion
Revd Andy Norris
9.15am St.Mary’s Morning Prayer
Revd Humphrey Prideaux
Anthem: Ave Verum (Elgar)
9.30am St.Faith’s Morning Worship: Joy
Revd Andy Norris/Revd Chris Richardson
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive Communion
Revd Andy Norris
11.15am St.Francis’ All Age Worship
Revd Chris Richardson
6.30pm St.Mary’s BCP Communion
Revd Andy Norris
Principal Readings for Sunday:
Next Saturday SUMMER FAMILIES FUN DAY
Lots of free fun activities 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 church 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.
Next Sunday 19th July
FAREWELL BEACH PICNIC & BAPTISMS
bidding farewell to Laura our Parish Worker who
will preach at 9.15am communion followed by a farewell at Church Alive leading on to the baptisms at the beach at 11.30am. Then all are invited please to join us from 12.00-2.00pm for a farewell picnic. Picnic and games on the grass at the end of the path from the GAFIRS mini roundabout.
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!
ANNUAL LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITALS
You’re invited to our summer season on Fridays 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)
St. Mary’s Choir Recruitment
Thursdays-in-August, 7.00-8.00pm. All Musical Adults and Children are invited to join our
COME AND SING‘OPEN’ CHOIR REHEARSALS
An Opportunity to find out about singing with the choir! Tea, Coffee, Biscuits etc.All Are Welcome!
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.
MOTHERS’ UNION You’re invited – Cream Tea on 21st July at 2.00pm – tickets from Parish Office.
SUMMER PILGRIM MEETINGS
will meet in members homes each Thursday from 7.30pm through July-Aug. Starting this week looking at the Book of James. Contact Andy or the office for weekly venues and details. All welcome for this midweek fellowship. Pilgrim Course to resume in mid-September.
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.
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.
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? Pioneering
We hope to appoint a new minister to serve Leesland within the parish. With St.Faith’s church as a hub for a new style of mission and evangelism across Leesland and Ann’s Hill – the new minister will have been trained within the CofE as a Pioneering Minister. The diocese hope to appoint their first 3 pioneers, including Leesland, at the end of the year – 9th December has been set for interviews with the Bishop. Please pray for the development of this important new appointment for the parish and for the people who may apply