Sunday 7th October 2018

St.Mary’s ✢ St.Faith’s ✢ St.Francis’✢ St.Luke’s

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10v14
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Worship across the Parish: Trinity 19
8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Said Morning Prayer
Paddy Trasler
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Reg Forse
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Chris Richardson/Andy Norris
11.15am St.Francis’ Communion Reg Forse
12.30pm St.Mary’s Baptsm
Andy Norris
6.30pm St.Mary’s BCP Evensong Tim Sharman
Thurs 10.00am St.Faith’s Communion
Tim Watson
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We all love invitations.  Who could you invite to one of the many activities or services on this sheet?

A 20’s-30’s NETWORK?   Supper Invite Friday

Andy & Libby Norris invite those in their twenties and thirties to supper at The Rectory on Friday 12th October at 7.30pm in the hope of exploring the viability of relevant new network. 

Please RSVP for catering and dietary requirements!  Thanks.

CHURCH COUNTRY WALK & PUB LUNCH!

Join us on the morning of Saturday 13th October for a 3 hour walk incorporating Queen Elizabeth Country Park and ending with a pub lunch. Details, map and sign up list at back.  Jane & Huw Jones.

GAMES & COMPANIONSHIP   11th October

All welcome, hosted in St.Francis’ from 2.00pm-4.00pm every

second Thurs each month.   Just come and relax in friendship.

QUIZ, CHILLI & UKELE NIGHT for Africa

Join us on 20th October for another great quiz, chilli supper (vegetarian option) plus pudding with Taverners Ukele Band.  In support of our Africa Partnerships in Ghana and Kenya (through Christian Aid and CHASE Africa).  Tickets £10 from the Parish Centre.

THE CHOIR invite you…

Autumn Choral Evensong  21st October 6.30pm and to

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL EVENSONG   25th October

A coach will be leaving the Parish Centre at 10.00am for a day out in Salisbury ending with our choir singing Evensong.  Coach tickets £10 at Parish Centre or Peter Camp.  Hosted by the Friends of St.Mary’s.

ST.FAITH’S   10.00am Thursday 1st November

You are all invited to St. Faith’s, Tribe Road, to come to our Communion followed by ‘coffee & cake’ when Revd Tim Watson will update us about the work at Leesland; plus please ‘Bring & Buy a Cake’ sale in support of the church!

ADULT BONFIRE PARTY        Bring & Share

A repeat of last years fabulous bonfire and Bring & Share supper party at the Rectory.  This year to be held on Friday 9th November from 7.00pm.  All adults welcome (sorry not children) – hosted by our SMILE (women’s) and A.MEN (men’s) groups.  PBAB of your preferred drink!  Bring a friend and we hope to see you there.

ST.FRANCIS’ COFFEE MORNING   Sat 10th Nov

You’re invited to join us on 10th November for the relaxed and friendly morning to enjoy coffee, cakes, company and stalls in support of St.Francis’ church:  9.45am-11.30am.

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PHOTO COLLAGE & POST CARD deadline

This week we’ll take a final picture of the photo collage hanging in St.Mary’s to turn in to a church postcard.  This means you can still add your passport sized photo to the collage this Sunday or, some may also wish to remove their picture.  Thank you for sharing in the collage as a celebration & thanksgiving of so many friends in our church family.  It is only together that we are Jesus’ church in our parish!   We’re trying to ‘square’ up the image so please place new photos accordingly whilst some other photos may be relocated to make a postcard shape – thank you.

PRAYER CARE  Every Sunday

Just a reminder that members of our prayer team are available to pray with anyone privately and confidentially about any matter from 10.15am-10.45am between the screens in St.Mary’s north aisle.

HAVE YOU GOT A BADGE ON?

We’re encouraging all at St.Mary’s to wear a name badge for Sept/Oct. You may like to make one at home or just make one at the table at the back of St.Mary’s when you arrive – thank you.

WOULD YOU LIKE A PERMANENT BADGE MAKING FOR YOU?

If you fill in the slip and pop it in the small box at the back then Hilary Wilson has kindly offered to make proper badges.    Thank you Hilary.

YOUTH ALPHA

Please pray for our wonderful group of 10 youth taking part each Weds from 5.30-7pm.  Might you be able to come and help us by cooking/washing up a simple meal for these next few Wednesdays?  We would also love another volunteer with church DBS to be in the discussions. Please see Jo Northey or Chris Richardson.

MICHAELMAS FAYRE THANKS: Over 1150 Games!            What an excellent Michaelmas Fayre – many thanks to all

concerned throughout the day including those hosting the 1150+ fun games played at our Ten Penny Messy Family Fun Fete!  It was wonderful to see so many people helping out including making a good and inexpensive 10p fun alley – it was most appreciated!_____________________________________________________

Working Towards a New Parish Centre…

At last… THE PLANS!  November public consultations in the Parish Centre on 15th (noon) & 22nd (evening).  Come and see!

ASDA GREEN TOKENS this Autumn!

Please place yours in our regeneration slot when you Asda shop!

OPERA COMIQUE presents Gilbert and Sullivan

7.00pm in St.Mary’s on 20th October.   If you would like to sing join the rehearsal on the day (ring 01329 665170). Free admission, with a retiring collection. With Paul Pilott, Louise Helyar & Friends.

BRIDGE DRIVE

6th November at 2.00pm in the Parish Centre.  £26 per table.

AUTUMN BARN DANCE

On Saturday 17th November a return to Bay House School Hall for our popular and enjoyable autumn Barn Dance. Tickets from Parish Centre – £12.50 to include a ploughman’s supper and dessert.

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WALK FOR FREEDOM (Modern Slavery)

On 20th October STOP THE TRAFFIK Portsmouth and partners host a WALK FOR FREEDOM to raise awareness about Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in our City.  11.30am in Guildhall Square – to walk in silence, single file through the city centre alongside Police, Counsellors, church and other partners.

FAMILIES MINISTER : Post Advert & Last Day

The advert for the post which Jo Northey is vacating has been live on our website during the past week.  Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 8th October.  Please pray for the new     appointment, for the applicants and interviews – thank you.

Jo’s LAST SUNDAY…

Sadly Jo’s last Sunday with us in the parish as Families Minister is next Sunday 14th October.  It has come around very fast – and our love and prayers are with Jo, Chlo & Flo as they prepare to move to Emsworth whilst Ed is away at sea!  Jo’s last working day is 18th.

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY BEREAVEMENT SERVICE

Sunday 4th November at 6.30pm in St.Mary’s

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY TIME CHANGES

Sunday 11th November at 10.00am in St.Mary’s – the 100th anniversary of the armistice (No 9.15am or Church Alive that day).