A warm welcome to worship in
THE PARISH OF ALVERSTOKE

St.Mary’s ✢ St.Faith’s ✢ St.Francis’
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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 Morning Communion
Revd Andrew Norris
Anthem: King of all Ages (Isom)
9.30am St.Faith’s Worship – Peace
Susan Smith
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Revd Andrew Norris
11.00am St.Luke’s Communion
Revd Roger Devonshire
11.15am St.Francis’ Worship
Darren Clarke
12.00noon Parish Centre Bring & Share Lunch
6.30pm St.Mary’s iNViTe Praise
Revd Andrew Norris with visit of Gideons for Bible Sunday today
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Sunday’s Readings: 2 Corinthians 9v6-15 & Luke 17v11-19

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

Next Sunday LIGHT PARTY 1st November
This year our Light Party on All Saints Sunday will take place during Church Alive – starting in St.Mary’s at 10.45am, children and families will be invited to a Light Party in the Parish Centre.

Next Sunday ALL SAINTS 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 is a list at the back of St.Mary’s upon which names may be added for the service.

A VISION FOR GIVING -Thank you for all you give.
GIVING PACKS are available for all worshippers to take away today. Please read all the information.
This month we are reflecting upon Christian Giving to and through the church.
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. Thank you.

Tonight GIDEONS at iNViTe for BIBLE SUNDAY
Our contemporary worship at 6.30pm this evening will also welcome a presentation from Gideons International on this Bible Sunday.

This Wednesday ALPHA – what is faith?
The new course has enjoyed some fabulous conversation and searching questions. There’s still the opportunity to join this Wednesday from 7.25pm- 9.00pm in Darcey’s Tea Room when we consider Good Friday.

This Thursday PILGRIM – Parables
A very good course is being enjoyed by 30 folk, you’re invited to come along and join in – 7.30pm in the Parish Centre on Thursday evenings. 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.

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

Thursday Morning
LEADING YOUR CHURCH INTO GROWTH
Some may like to explore the LYCIG course along with the Thursday morning Bible Study Group starting on 5th November at 10.00am in the Parish Centre.
All Welcome to come along – with this some 70 folk will have valued this inspirational 3 session course.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED
to all those who are responding to the Giving Packs in renewing your Christian Giving to the church – for
increases in giving, for one off gifts towards our deficit, and for signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme.
We are very grateful to you as you give to the Lord in these and all ways.
It has been pointed out to us that the letter in the pack does not include the ‘0’ at the start of the bank account number for any ‘transfers’, so if you are able to transfer an immediate gift in this way then the account is:
St.Mary’s Alverstoke PCC
Sort Code: 30-93-56
Number: 07382842
Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, Gosport Branch

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 hear 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!

PARISH LUNCH CLUB
Next on Tuesday 10th November, 12.30pm in the Parish Centre. £5 for a great hot dinner and good
fellowship – all welcome. RSVP Parish Office.

CHURCH ALIVE THEMES – November
1st November: Exploring Compassion
plus a Light Party for families
8th November: No Church Alive at Remembrance
15th November: Exploring Renewal
22nd November: Exploring Hope
29th November: Exploring Holiness

PARISH TODDLERS & YOUTH CLUB HELP
Can you join the team of volunteers as a helper? We seek to strengthen the teams helping to set up and support the leaders of these valuable ministries for young families and local youth. Please have a word with the clergy for more information, thank you.

Exploring a NEW PARISH CENTRE
Helpful conversations are continuing about the provision of a new or refurbished Parish Centre. The needs and requirements are increasingly clear. Freely at this stage, architects are exploring the possibilities for a building which will attract substantial grants to cover the costs whilst working towards 2020 for its completion. If it is achievable, such a building will be a significant hub for our mission at the heart of the community. But, until more details are clear this is all pending and no decisions have been made to go ahead with the project.

DID YOU KNOW? Choir at Chichester
St.Mary’s Church Choir are visiting Chichester this Thursday where they shall sing Evensong for the Cathedral. Please pray for them as they lead worship at the heart of that city.