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ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Prayer the power house of action – You are warmly invited to come and pray on Saturday mornings 9. 00 am – 10.00 am. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

Contact Magazines – available pick up your copy.

Spring 2017 Term Card

Diary Dates       

Thursday 27th April                     2.00 pm Café Matinee in Church

Saturday 29th April                     9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

                                                 2.30 pm Jerusalem Joy in Church

SUNDAY 30TH APRIL 2017 – 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER

10.30 am           Combined Service of Holy Communion

                        - Luke 24: 13 - 35

Wednesday 3rd May       10.30 am Holy Communion in Church

12.00 pm World Café in Church

                                          2.00 pm 0 – 5 Club in the Magdalene Centre

Saturday 6th May               9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2017 – 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

 9.30 am           1st Service Holy Communion

            - Fruitful on the Frontline intro - Created to be Fruitful

             - Genesis 1: 24 - 31 & Colossians 1: 1 - 14

11.00 am           2nd Service All Age

            - Fruitful on the Frontline intro - Created to be Fruitful

            - Genesis 1: 24 - 31 & Colossians 1: 1 – 14

  6.30 pm            Service of Healing and Wholeness

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

The Adventure Cruise - St Mary Magdalene Holiday Club 2017 will be the week of 31st July. Are you able to come and help for all or part of the week? We need lots of helpers please speak to Val. We are collecting empty 6 pack cardboard egg boxes. Please hand these to Val. Thank you

Prayer Ministry at the 11.00 am

We are now building a team of prayer minsters for the 11.00 am. If you would like to know more about this please contact Val in the Office or Vedha and Isabella. 

Mother’s Union Festival Service in Southwark Cathedral at 11.30 am. on Saturday, 6th May. All welcome.

Fruitfulness on the Frontline: beginning week of May 7th 

We are beginning this excellent 8 week course from May 8th in small groups. if you are already in a Life group then you do not need to sign up, if however you have not been able to be part of a life group may I encourage you to join a small group for this course. Sign up at the back of the church for a midweek small group, either an evening group or a daytime group. We will have three come together meetings with supper on Wednesday 17th May at 7.30 pm in Church, Tuesday 13th June at 7.30 pm in Church and Wednesday 19th July at 7.30 pm in church. 

We will also meet together at church but no supper on Tuesday 30th May and Wednesday 31st May at 8.00 pm. 

Sunday 21st May Confirmation: Please be praying for all our candidates for confirmation at 6.30 pm with Bishop David Atkinson. Please come and support them at the service and in prayer. 

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve Coffees and teas after the Confirmation Service. If you can help with this please speak to Patrick Wells.

Sunday 28th May - Come and be part of the community picture; Addiscombe carnival:  it’s all systems go for the churches in Addiscombe this year. We are not only running a Cafe tent serving homemade cakes tea etc, but we are also running a Messy church tent and hosting a prayer tent as we have done over a couple of years ago. 

There are sign up sheets at the back of the church for us all to help with one or a couple of the following:  

  • help serve in the cafe for an hour
  • help with craft activities with children for a session
  • sit quietly in the prayer tent for an hour so those who come in may feel welcomed
  • help Brian Reed and the team set up and take down 
  • make tray bakes of cake

Diocesan Discipleship training day: Please sign up to join in the training day on Saturday 10th June. This is a great opportunity to gain much more in the ministries you are interested in. £15 a head including lunch, £10 for groups over 5 booking early.  Don’t miss out! 

Big Lunch Sunday 18th June

We realise this national BIG Lunch day falls on Father’s Day so let’s make this a fantastic event to host here at St MMM. there will be music, and there will be our almost annual sports day races! we had such a lot of fun last year. Put the date in your diary and come with your lunch with more to share if you can, straight after the 10.30 am service. Make this a special day for all Dads and for everyone in the community. 

Similar to the Billy Graham stadium tours of old, JustOne is an initiative headed up by J.John to share the Gospel on Saturday 8th July at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, J.John is inviting 20,000 christians to come and worship and hear stories from some special guests and to bring a friend, neighbour or relation with them that doesn’t consider themselves a christian.

 JustOne will include worship from Matt Redman, Hillsong London, Noel Robinson and a 1000-voice children’s choir and a message from J.John. Cannon Andrew White, Julia Immonen, Lord Michael Hastings and Linvoy Primus will share some of their stories of faith.

Tickets have not been released for general sale and cannot be purchased directly from the JustOne website. To register your details visit www.justone.co.uk and follow the instructions. Tickets range from £5 – £25

Advance Diary Notice

There will be a Harvest Barn Dance on Friday 6th October at 7.30 pm in Church.

GENERAL NOTICES

How can I support this Church financially? An offering is taken during the service. If St. Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.  If you would like us to claim back Gift Aid tax on a cash gift, please place it in a Gift Aid envelope available at the back of church and complete your name, address and sign and date the declaration on the envelope.

Give by Text – You can now give to St Mary’s by text message from your mobile phone. You can give £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10. Text to 70070 with Message STMM16 £X where X can be 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10. So to give £5, you would text STMM16 £5 Your donation will be charged to your next mobile phone bill or be taken from your Pay as You Go credit. You will be sent a reply of thanks. You may also be asked whether you want to add Gift Aid. If you pay UK Income Tax, please do this – it costs you nothing & the Church gets another 25%. Thank you.


Are you in a Life Group? This is an excellent way of making new friends, growing in the Christian faith and getting involved in the life of St. Mary’s and its mission in the local community. All of us are encouraged to be part of a Life Group. To find out more details contact Amanda.