funday

We’re having a SUMMER FAMILIES FUN DAY from 2pm-4pm on Saturday 16th July 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?

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Sunday’s Worship across the Parish:

8.00am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Humphrey Prideaux
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Humphrey Prideaux
9.30am St.Faith’s Morning Prayer
Susan Smith
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Darren Clarke
11.00 St.Luke’s Morning Worship
Revd Phil Hiscock
11.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship
Susan Smith
6.30pm St.Mary’s iNViTe
Revd Chris Richardson
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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 Sunday night at 6.30pm

We’d love to see you at St Mary’s for an informal night of contemporary worship and prayer. Come and join us as we praise God, seek his presence and pray for the world, the church and our local community.

• 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’

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

St Francis – A Cream Tea – 9th July
Tickets £4 each from Eric and Joy Skinner 92588520. Purchase before end of June. Starting at 3pm with a musical interlude for half an hour, followed by tea.

SUMMER FAMILIES FUN DAY
Lots of fun activities day for families from 2.00-4.00pm on Saturday 16th July 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
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!)

ENJOY A DAY RETREAT
Day Retreat to the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation at Bordon, Hants
Tuesday 5th July, 9.30 to 16.00 from the Parish Centre.
For the peace of the chapel and the garden with a ser-vice of Healing and Wholeness. Prayer available. Buffet lunch (donations). Diana Dow 02392 528 122 or email mrsdiandow@aol.com to arrange cars and lifts.
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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’

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.

200 Club
If you haven’t already signed up for the 200 Club please do so. This is an excellent way to support the church and win a prize. Application forms at the back of the church or from Sue in the Parish Office.

From Churches Together in Gosport:
Would you be interested in helping to provide lunch on Christmas Day for those who might otherwise be alone, or not otherwise able to have a Christmas dinner. Revd Dr Paul Chamberlain is looking to organise one in the Bulson Hall at St Faith’s Lee-on-the-Solent.
If you think you or any members of your church could help in any way, please email Paul: vic-ar@stfaithslee.org.uk
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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’

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.

200 Club
If you haven’t already signed up for the 200 Club please do so. This is an excellent way to support the church and win a prize. Application forms at the back of the church or from Sue in the Parish Office.

From Churches Together in Gosport:
Would you be interested in helping to provide lunch on Christmas Day for those who might otherwise be alone, or not otherwise able to have a Christmas dinner. Revd Dr Paul Chamberlain is looking to organise one in the Bulson Hall at St Faith’s Lee-on-the-Solent.
If you think you or any members of your church could help in any way, please email Paul: vic-ar@stfaithslee.org.uk
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SIDE AISLE PEWS & THE WAR MEMORIAL
Following 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. The first is on: Tues 19th July, 7.30pm (then Thurs 21st July 2pm; Weds 27th July 7.30pm, Weds 3rd August 11am). We hope this may lead to application for a Faculty this autumn for work in Spring 2017.

CALLING ALL PILGRIMS!
You are invited to our weekly Thursday evening
‘Pilgrims’ meetings. For the next 2 weeks (30th June and 7th July) the Bible Studies in John’s Gospel will contin-ue for those who have been coming along to that group in the new venue of Phil Dray’s home whilst a new Bible Study will be available for all in the parish centre. On 14th July, we will then all join together for a meal.

ETHIOPIA PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH DAY
We shall launch our new partnership on Sunday 17th Ju-ly, to raise £5000 by October 2017 which will then be-come £30,000 by EU grant! For women’s wellbeing.

CHRISTIAN BOOKSTALL
Available in church this Sunday.