12th June 2016 Trinity 3

A warm welcome to worship in
THE PARISH OF ALVERSTOKE


St.Mary’s ✢ St.Faith’s ✢ St.Francis’

Congratulations and Thanks to
HM The Queen upon her 90th Birthday!
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Sunday’s Worship across the Parish:

8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Communion
Revd Andy Norris
9.15am St.Mary’s Morning Prayer
Revd Andy Norris
9.30am St.Faith’s Morning Prayer
Daren Clarke
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive Communion
Revd Andy Norris
11.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship
Darren Clarke
6.30pm St..Mary’s Merbecke Communion
Revd Andrew Norris
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COLLECT for Trinity 3

God our saviour,
look on this wounded world in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

COLLECT for The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Heavenly Father,
as we celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Her Majesty the Queen,
receive our heartfelt thanks
for all that you have given her in these ninety years
and for all that she has given to her people.
Continue, we pray, your loving purposes in her,
and as you gather us together in celebration,
unite us also in love and service to one another;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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TODAY’S BIBLE READINGS:

Galatians 2v15-end
Luke 7v36-8v3
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WORSHIPPING
Acts 2v47:praising God and enjoying the favour of people.

CHRIS RICHARDSON’S ORDINATION
Please come along with your prayer and support when Bishop Christopher ordains Chris as a ‘Priest’ in the Cathedral on Saturday 2nd July at 6.00pm. All welcome to this very moving celebration. Chris will first ‘preside’ at communion at 9.15am on 3rd July and we shall celebrate with a picnic lunch for all the family at Stokes Bay that day at 1.00pm.

iNViTe with Chris Richardson on 26th June

SUMMER CHORAL EVENSONG 3rd July
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EATING & FELLOWSHIP
Acts 2v46: ’They devoted themselves… to fellowship… and ate together with glad and sincere hearts’

Community Celebration Today!
THE QUEEN’S 90th STREET PARTY
12 noon – 3.00pm in Alverstoke Village Centre around the Chestnut Tree. Tables and seating for 250 – live music, all free. Bring your picnic, find a seat and join our community celebration! Come in your fancy dress! Prize for best children’s fancy dress as judged by our MP, and prize for best ladies hat as judged by the Mayor! In St.Mary’s if wet.

Tuesday PARISH LUNCH
Tuesday 14th June at 12.30pm in Parish Centre. £6 on the day. RSVP Carol Workman or Parish Office.

Thursday PARISH STRAWBERRY LUNCH
This Thursday, 16th, 12.30 in the Parish Centre in aid of the Parish Centre Regeneration.  From Monday, tickets £12.00. Busy week for everyone, so come and enjoy lunch out! The Strawberry Team.

BOWLING FOR THE BOYS!
Calling all chaps along to our next new night out for men on Weds 22nd June at 7.30pm meeting at the Boule Pitch (Pétanque/French Bowls) opposite Pebbles Beach Café & Wine Bar. Either bring your own drinks or get refreshment from Pebbles!

MOTHERS’ UNION 2.00pm 21st June, Parish Centre

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA – 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 Parish Centre.

SUMMER PICNIC @ STOKES BAY
We shall enjoy a picnic lunch on Sunday 3rd July at 1.00pm (in celebration with Revd Chris). Bring outdoor games and family fun. Weather permitting at Stokes Bay – if wet in the Parish Centre.

SUMMER FAMILIES FUN DAY
Lot’s of fun activities day for families on Saturday 16th July from 2.00-4.00pm at the Parish Centre. £1 child. Over 200 folk joined us last year for all the fun. Ending with a picnic tea on the lawn! Hosted by the parish Baby & Toddler Groups and Messy Church. Extra helpers needed plus cakes – could you join in or bake?

SMILE 22nd July
St.Mary’s Informal Ladies Evening at 7.30pm on Fri 22nd July – to relax and a short presentation about our new Ethiopia women’s partnership (not fundraising!)
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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’

GIVE AWAY ‘THE SERVANT QUEEN’ BOOK!
HM Queen Elizabeth has prefaced a special presentation book about her faith. We have 200 copies which are designed to be given away as a gift! 100 children’s versions available too. A book designed to give inspiration from the Queen’s faith – to whom could you give a copy? Please take one today, enjoy it and then pass it on as a gift – thank you.

PARISH CENTRE WORK PARTY
Please join us from 9.00am for the morning of 25th June to tidy up the Parish Centre grounds and building.

ST. FAITH’S HYMN SINGING – Going Digital!
The ‘Hymnal Plus’ player is used by many churches and is ideally suited to St. Faith’s. If there are any folk who’d be happy to make a donation to St. Faith’s in support of the £2000 cost then any gifts would be very greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

THANK YOU
We’re very grateful for the gifts received towards the new Worship PA at St.Mary’s, thank you so much.
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SIDE AISLE PEWS & THE WAR MEMORIAL
Following on from the pew consultations in May 2015, a presentation of our plans to make good the side aisles and provide a stone floor to dignify the War Memorial will be made in St.Mary’s on:
Tues 19th July at 7.30pm
Thurs 21st July at 2.00pm
Weds 27th July at 7.30pm
Weds 3rd August at 11.00am
We hope this may lead to application for a Faculty this autumn for work to take place in Spring 2017.