22nd May 2016 Trinity Sunday

A warm welcome to worship in
THE PARISH OF ALVERSTOKE

St.Mary’s ✢ St.Faith’s ✢ St.Francis’

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth (John 16v13)
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Sunday’s Worship across the Parish:

8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Morning Prayer
Revd Humphrey Prideaux
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Andy Norris
9.30am St.Faith’s Communion
Sue Smith
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Revd Andy Norris
11.00am St.Luke’s Communion
Revd Ian Rutherford
11.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship
Sue Smith
6.30pm St.Mary’s iNViTe Contemporary worship
Revd Tim Watson
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Tonight’s INVITE with Tim Watson
You’re invited to St.Mary’s this Sunday evening at 6.30pm for our monthly iNViTe service. We look forward to something slightly different coming from Tim, our new Leesland Pioneer Minister.

MESSY CHURCH
Children and their adults are invited to join in the fun, friendship and food at Messy Church this Thurs 26th May from 3.30pm in the Parish Centre. Ending with cooked tea.
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GROWING & PRAYING
Acts 2v42: ’They devoted themselves… to the apostles’ teaching, to breaking bread… and to prayer’

TO BE A PILGRIM!
You are invited to our weekly Thursday evening
‘Pilgrims’ meetings from 7.15pm in the Parish
Centre. For some who work on Sundays it is midweek church! Following refreshments and 20 mins of worship & prayer, the hour long learning offers two options:
Bible Studies in John’s Gospel each week or,
‘The Miracles of Jesus’ (Deeper Connections series).
Thursday 26th May
Canaanite Woman (Matt 15v21-28) + John
Thursday 2nd June
BRING & SHARE ‘AGAPE’ SUPPER’ at Rectory
Thursday 9th June
The Fig Tree (Mark 11v12-21) + John
Thursday 16th June
Ten Lepers (Luke 17v1-19) + John
Thursday 23rd June
Miracles Conclusion + John

ENJOY A DAY RETREAT
Day Retreat to Whitehill Chase, Bordon, Hants
Come and experience the peace of the chapel at Whitehill Chase and its garden and join in the service of Healing and Wholeness. Prayer available throughout the day.  Buffet lunch at 1pm (donations please).
Tuesday 5th July, leaving at 9.30am from the Parish Centre and returning around 4pm.
Contact Diana Dow on 02392 528122 or email mrsdianadow@aol.com to offer a car or reserve a lift.
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EATING & FELLOWSHIP
Acts 2v46: ’They devoted themselves… to fellowship… and ate together with glad and sincere hearts’

St.Faith’s CELEBRATION TEA PARTY!
Saturday 28th May – Celebration ‘Bring & Share’ Tea commemorating the Queen’s 90th on Saturday 28th May at 3.00pm. £3 – all welcome.

SUMMER QUILTING FESTIVAL
Our local Scrap Happy quilters are displaying their beautiful works at the Quilting Festival in St.Mary’s from 3rd – 5th June 2016. Save the date and come to enjoy their wonderful craft.

QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY STREET PARTY
Lunchtime on Sunday 12th June in Alverstoke Village Centre around the Chestnut Tree. From 12noon-3.00pm – music, tables and seating for 250 – bring your picnic hamper, find a seat and join our community celebration!

FRIENDS of ST.MARY’S COACH TRIP
To Savill Gardens, Great Windsor Park on Weds 15th June. 8.30am from Parish Centre, return 5.00pm. Tickets £18 from Parish Office/Peter Camp.

THE PARISH STRAWBERRY LUNCH
Tickets on sale at Parish Office and after morning worship at St Mary’s. Join the lunch on Thursday 16th June, the event starts at 12.30pm. Early birds – £9 until Sunday 12th June and £12 thereafter.

‘BOWLING & BEER’ FOR THE BOYS!
Calling all chaps along to our next new night out for men on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm meeting at the Boule Pitch (Pétanque/French Bowls) opposite Pebbles Beach Cafe&Wine Bar. With French flair we’ll rake out the sand pitches and enjoy a tournament.
Either bring your own drinks or get refreshment from Pebbles! Neil Adams or Chris Richardson for details.

NEXT CONCERT
‘A Night at the Opera – and elsewhere!’ by Paul Pilott, Louise Helyer & Friends. Opera and Broadway favourites on 25th June at 7.30pm in The Parish Centre.
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SERVING & GIVING
Acts 4v32: ‘they did not claim their possessions as their own, but they shared everything they had… in God’s grace’

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 15th – 21st May
Thank you so much to all the collectors and donors for Christian Aid Week. It’s not too late to get our gift envelopes in! Thank you also to Philippa Harrap and her team both for the organisation and in hosting last night’s brilliant Quiz & Curry Night for Christian Aid.

TODAY: ST.MARY’S GIFT DAY FOR MUSIC PA
We’ll make this Sunday an ‘informal’ gift day in seeking donations towards the cost of providing a PA system to support our music in St.Mary’s and for a keyboard.
At the time of installing the main PA we were guided to provide different equipment for the provision of music. We have benefitted from borrowed equipment but now is the time to provide what is proven to be needed. The borrowed ‘demo’ keyboard was very effective last Sunday and so now one has been acquired!
A final sum of £3600 is made up by the keyboard at £1200 and the PA at £2400.
Donations on Sunday or at any time thereafter from folk who see the value of this and would like to make a gift would be greatly appreciated. Gifts in the special one-off gift ‘yellow’ envelopes additionally labelling them for ‘Worship PA’ would be wonderful – or by bank transfer making sure to inform Tim, our Treasurer please. Cheques to ‘St.Mary’s Shaping The Future’. All either in our offertory plates or to the Parish Office in the week. Thank you very much indeed for your support.

ST.FRANCIS’ ‘FRIENDS WITHOUT BORDERS’
Next Sunday 9th May St.Francis’ Church welcome guests from the former ‘Haslar Visitors Group’ whose charity continues to support asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants in the Porstmouth area. An offering will be taken in support of this vital work. If you can’t get along then any gifts to the Parish Office will be forwarded to St.Francis special collection.

PARISH CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
We’re grateful to Bill Lock and Richard Strong who have faithfully served us as Chairman and Treasurer of our Parish Centre for a number of years. Thank you both as you hand over these roles. Peter Ford is our new Treasurer. Members of the committee work hard on our behalf and we thank them all – Ivor & Laurie, Fee, Jan, Carol, Peter and Sue; along with our dedicated
decorators and handymen – thank you all.
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