‘Rejoice in all the good things the Lord has given you’ (Deuteronomy 26v11)
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Sunday’s Worship Across the Parish:
8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Communion
Revd Andrew Norris
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Hazel O’Sullivan
Anthem: O Lord how manifold (Barnby)
9.30am St.Faith’s Harvest Service – Peace
Sue Smith
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Revds Chris Richardson & Andy Norris
11.00am St.Luke’s Communion
Revd Humphrey Prideaux
11.15am St.Francis’ Harvest Service
Sue Smith
6.30pm St.Mary’s iNViTe
with Teen Challenge UK
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Sunday’s Principal Bible Readings:

Deuteronomy 26v1-11 & Matthew 25v31-46

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Today HARVEST OFFERINGS
Across the parish we are invited to present gifts of non perishable groceries and toiletries at our services today. These items will be go to Gosport Food & Basics Bank. 95% of Food Banks are run by churches and rely upon congregational gifts – thank you.

Tonight STORIES OF HOPE 6.30pm
TEEN CHALLENGE UK join us at iNViTe
this evening with their music and stories of release. Please join us at 6.30pm in St.Mary’s. A taster can be seen at ‘The Divine Exchange’ video on YouTube. For Harvest there will be a special offering for the work of Teen Challenge UK and its work among young adults.

ALPHA LEAFLET TODAY
Please take and use the leaflets
to invite someone to Alpha.
Who do you know who would
value an invitation? We’re looking
forward to our next course which commences on Wednesday 7th October from 7.30pm-9.00pm in Darcey’s Tea Room for 10 weeks. What is Christianity? Who is Jesus? Want to get to grips with understanding your faith? How can I be sure? Alpha is for you – please come along and bring a friend!
We all know someone who would find the course to be valuable and a grace from God for them.

ST.FRANCIS’ LUNCH TODAY
Join us for a Bring & Share Harvest Lunch today after our 11.15am Harvest Service.

ST.FAITH’S COFFEE MORNING
Join us from 10.00am-12noon on 3rd September at St.Faith’s, afterwards followed by a musical sing along.
CHRISTIAN AID REFUGEE CRISIS APPEAL Details at donate.christianaid.org.uk/refugees

REFUGEE CRISIS & A RESTORATION APPEAL
QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT
Saturday 24th October at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre. A church curry and quiz night to raise funds for the Christian Aid Refugee Crisis Appeal and to support St.Thomas’s Penkull Church. Join us in the fun and friendship and to be generous in raising vital funds; tickets will be £10. To book a place and for dietary
requirements please email quiz.curry@gmail.com or phone Parish Office. We’re grateful to David Harrap for the inspiration and planning behind this evening.

CHURCH GROWTH MEETINGS
The Thursday meetings have been very compelling – the outcome of ‘voting’ on Thursday night revealed how incredibly strong is the ‘presence’ of our church in the community, we passionately do so much which is wonderful. But with most of our ‘eggs in that basket’ it also revealed how much we must strengthen the priority we give to ‘prayer’ which will make all make the difference. What will become clear this week? You are invited to the next meeting of this anglican course: ‘Leading Your Church Into Growth’. In the Parish Centre from 7.30pm on Thursday 1st Oct. Please let Andy know if there is a wish and demand for a daytime course?

PILGRIM COURSE
Our next Pilgrim course of 6 weeks begins on Thursday 8th October at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. To be a Pilgrim is to walk on that journey to inspire, renew and deepen our faith – come on the journey with us and grow your faith this autumn. All welcome.

DEANERY HEALING SERVICE
6pm on Sunday 18th October at St.Faith’s, Lee on Solent. A special service for Gosport Deanery in seeking the Lord’s grace of healing personally and for others.

CAP MONEY COURSE
Two forthcoming courses – all welcome, free.
Mondays 5th, 12th & 19th October – 7.00pm
Weds 18th, 25th Nov & 2nd Dec – 9.00am
The Waterside Centre, South Street. More details on the leaflet available or at www.capmoneycourse.org

MICHAELMAS FAYRE
Very many thanks to all those who assisted with making the Michaelmas Fayre run yesterday and for all who hosted the evening’s Community Concert in St.Mary’s.

BABY & TODDLER AND YOUTH CLUB HELP
These exciting church ministries are very important – both have an urgent need for volunteer helpers to go on a rota to help. Youth Club on Friday nights, Toddlers on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. Please have a word if you could help with this, we will process safeguarding – thank you.

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