”Not to put our hope in wealth… but to put our hope in God who richly provides us with everything…”
(1 Timothy 6v17)
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Sunday’s Worship Across the Parish:
8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Communion
Revd Humphrey Prideaux/Tim Finch
9.15am St.Mary’s Morning Prayer
Revd Chris Richardson/Kim Beazley
Anthem: Ave Verum (Elgar)
9.30am St.Faith’s Communion – Joy
Paddy Trasler/Tim Finch
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Revd Chris Richardson & Kim Beazley
11.15am St.Francis’ Worship
Kim Beazley
6.30pm St.Mary’s Merbeke Communion
Revd Andrew Norris/Tim Finch Anthem: O Saviour of the world (Goss)
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Principal Bible Readings: 1 Timothy 6v6-19 & Mark 10v17-31

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This Wednesday ALPHA
We all know someone who would find the course to be valuable and a grace from God for them:
they simply need an invitation!
There’s still the opportunity to join this
Alpha course this Wednesday from 7.30pm-
9.00pm in Darcey’s Tea Room for 9 weeks.

REFUGEE CRISIS plus a RESTORATION APPEAL
QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT
Saturday 24th October at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre raising funds for the Christian Aid Refugee Crisis Appeal and to support St.Thomas’s Church Penkull. £10. To book a place and for dietary requirements please email quiz.curry@gmail.com or get your ticket at the Parish Office. We’re grateful to David Harrap for the inspiration and planning behind this evening.

A VISION FOR GIVING -Thank you for all you give.
GIVING PACKS are available for all worshippers to take away today. Those on the Electoral Roll have packs addressed to you.
This month we are reflecting upon Christian Giving to and through the church. Along with preaching, our congregations will hear from the Parish Treasurer, Tim Finch, and will be encouraged in the use of money by Kim Beazley from the CAP Money Course.
We shall all be invited to give for the future by signing up to the PARISH GIVING SCHEME. A new national CofE administrative scheme which leaves the donor in control whilst significantly improving parish finances by immediate Gift Aid recovery.

This Thursday PILGRIM – Parables
At 7.3-pm in the Parish Centre you’re invited to join
Pilgrim for 6 weeks to explore Jesus’ Parables of the Kingdom. Video and discussion, prayer and worship – this is midweek church for some who can’t get on Sundays. Come and grow your faith with 25 others.

SUNDAY 25th BRING & SHARE LUNCH
After morning worship from all our services across the parish, join us when you can for food and fellowship between 12noon – 2.00pm on Sunday 25th October in the Parish Centre. All welcome.

This Tuesday PARISH LUNCH CLUB
You’re invited to our excellent lunch on Tuesday 13th October for 12.30pm in the Parish Centre. £5. RSVP the Parish Office for catering purposes. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month – next 11th November.

Next Sunday CHORAL EVENSONG
Sunday 18th October at 6.30pm in St.Mary’s

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.

MOTHERS’ UNION
Would welcome new members to their monthly meetings on 3rd Tuesday at 2.30pm in Parish Centre.

MEN’S BREAKFAST Cancelled
Due to general low attendance the Men’s Breakfast will take a break from meeting for 6 months and so please note that the November breakfast is cancelled. Any desire and ideas for the future please contact Brian on
92 584371 or brianatjellicoe@aol.com. Thank you to David Atkins & Brian Russell who’ve faithfully served this men’s fellowship for many years.

MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
A special service in St.Mary’s at 6.30pm on All Saints Sunday 1st November to remember our loved ones who have died. There will be a list towards the end October upon which names may be added for the service.

ST.FRANCIS COFFEE MORNING
Saturday 14th November 9.45am until 11.30 Coffee morning. Various stalls and lovely cakes.  All welcome.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICES 8th November
St.Faith’s at 9.30am.
St.Mary’s at 10.30am (No 9.15am or 10.45am that day)
St.Francis’ earlier start at 10.45am to watch Cenotaph.

ST.MARY’S CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th December. Bring a friend and join the 1000s for this very moving celebration which enjoys the music of 600+ performers!