28th August 2016 Trinity 14

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 Humphrey Prideaux
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Humphrey Prideaux
9.30am St.Faith’s Morning Prayer
Revd Hazel O’Sullivan
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Darren Clarke
11.00am St.Luke’s Communion
Revd Roger Devonshire
11.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship
Sue Smith
12.30pm St.Mary’s Baptism
Sue Smith
6.30pm St.Mary’s iNViTe Prayer & Praise
Darren Clarke

Sunday’s Principal Bible Readings: Hebrews 13v1-8, 15-16 & Luke 14v1, 7-14

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SMILE Theatre Night?
St.Mary’s Informal Ladies Evening
This notice is more to put out feelers to see whether people are interested?
We have the opportunity to go to The No.6 Cinema
at the Historic Dockyard on Friday 16th September
at 7pm. £10 for an adult, £9 for Seniors. To see ‘Romeo and Juliet’ live broadcast theatre by Kenneth Branagh’s Theatre Company. It will be in black and white. The cinema are kindly willing to give us a free ticket for every 10 bought. Please let Charlotte Adams (or Church Office) know if you’d like to go.

NEXT MEN’S NIGHT OUT
Older or younger, all chaps are invited to keep the evening of Wednesday 7th September free to get together for a drink at The Old Lodge at 7.30pm. We’ll also have a chat about future events – come with ideas.

QUIREMASTER’S QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday 10th September, 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Make up teams of 10 (or come and be
allocated a team!) and join us for a light hearted evening themed on music, general knowledge and sport. Ploughman’s supper and apple pie. Own drinks & glasses. Tickets £10 (<16s £5) Parish
Office. In support of music at St.Mary’s.

PARISH LUNCH
Carol and the team invite you to come and enjoy a hot lunch in company on Tuesday 13th September
at 12.30pm in the Parish Centre. £6.
Please RSVP the Church Office – thank you.

TEA AT THE RECTORY
If you are newer to the congregation (or never yet been to the Rectory) then you’re invited to Tea at the Rectory. Please join Andy & Libby Norris and some of the team on Sunday 25th September starting with an optional short walk at 4.00pm and tea at 4.45pm. We’d love to see you!

LADIES BREAKFAST
Carol and the team invite ladies to breakfast on
Saturday 1st October at 9.00am in the Parish Centre. £6. Please RSVP the Church Office – thank you.

AUTUMN PARISH BARN DANCE
Don’t miss the ‘Save our Centre’ Barn Dance in the
Brodrick Hall on Saturday 29th October at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (to include supper) available at the
church office, or reserve tickets by emailing
parishcentreregeneration2020@gmail.com.
Towards our new parish centre for 2020.
Numbers limited to first 96 tickets!

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED COURSE
One life. What’s it all about? For the first time we shall host a Christianity Explored course in the parish – come along and bring a friend to explore the questions of faith and life. Starts Thurs 6th October in the Parish Centre.

FREE CAP Money Courses
These invaluable courses are at Waterside Community Church, South Street, Gosport, PO12 IES.
Tell your money where to go rather than try to work out where it has been!
Mondays 5th & 12th September 10:30 to 12:00
Mondays 5th & 12th September 19:00 to 20:30
Mondays 31st October and 7th November 10:30 to 12:00
Mondays 31st October and 7th November 19:00 to 20:30

GROWING A HEALING MINISTRY
Our Acorn Christian Healing Foundation course is to run for 5 weeks on October 9th, 16th, 23rd and November 6th and 13th from 4pm to 6pm in the Parish Centre. Please speak to Rev. Andy or Diana Dow if you would like to attend to continue the building of our church into the safe and effective healing community it is called to be as Christ’s body.

ST.MARK’S CHURCHYARD WORK PARTY
There will be a work party at St Marks Churchyard on Saturday 3rd September 2 – 4 pm to get the churchyard ready for the Heritage Open Days.  Men & women needed to operate motor mowers, to prune and cut back bushes and Youngsters to rake up and bag cuttings.  Drinks and biscuits at 3 The Rosery after four.  Hope to see you there, Roy Harris.

RIDE & STRIDE
In aid of Hants & Islands Historic Churches Trust – the
annual sponsored cycle ride or walk on 10th September. Any who wish to cycle a route visiting different churches (between here and Fareham/Titchfield area) contact David Atkins on 9255 3198. Get sponsored and the sum you raise is divided between the Trust and our parish.

CAN YOU HELP AT THE MICHAELMAS FAYRE?
we have three volunteers so far, can you join them?
As a church we’re asked to run the two official fayre stalls with information and official fayre raffle, plus we can offer church information and hope to sell tickets for our autumn Barn Dance. Can you offer help to this for part of the afternoon on 24th September? Thank you.

HARVEST GIFT DAY
‘Healthier Futures for Women & Girls’
We shall have a special parish Gift Day for our
new Christian Aid partnership at Harvest
on 25th September.