This Week`s Services & Notice Sheet
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, REDBOURN
THE SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
8th February 2015
WELCOME TO ST MARY’S
A special welcome if you are new to our worship here at St Mary’s Church,
Redbourn. We would like to get to know you as soon as possible. To help us,
please fill in the slip provided in the holders at the end of each pew, and hand it to
one of the clergy or sidespeople as you leave today. Thank you.
All who normally take Communion, in this church or in any other church, are
welcome to receive Communion here. Those who do not take Communion, be
they young or old, should please come to the altar rail to receive God’s blessing.
If you are a taxpayer, please would you consider putting your collection into a
blue envelope and filling in the details required (available from a sidesperson
or in the pews). The church can then claim back the tax on your offering to the
church at no additional cost to you. Thank you.
Those giving by Standing Order may use a yellow token in the collection plate.
WILL VISITORS PLEASE NOTE that St Mary’s Church has an
Amplification and Loop System. If needed, please switch your hearing
aid to the T switch to make use of this.
IN OUR PRAYERS
The sick and suffering: Alex, John Brian, Jackie Bull, Colin Butterworth,
Doris Cheetham, Christopher, Lily Clark, Carole Cull, Betty Dennis, Alex and
Janet Duncombe, Laura Dunks, James Easey, Annie Edgar, Marlene Gibson,
Molly Goodchild, Patrick Hastings, Victoria Holmes, Grace Hyde, Ian,
Jochen Levin, Ray Marsh, Keith Monkhouse, Dave Panton, Stephen du Plessis,
Keith Poulter, Theresa Rae, Sylvia, Celia Southern and Margaret Vines.
The Departed: We pray for the repose of the souls of Anne Hart, Alan Morris,
Rita Phear, Edna Smith, Phyllis Smith and all who have died recently. We
remember those whose year’s mind occurs during this coming week and pray for
God’s comfort and strength for all who mourn the loss of a loved one at this time.
THE FLOWERS ON THE MEMORIAL STAND were given in loving memory
of Grace and Peter Hayward by Brian, Rosalie, David and Clive. THE
FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR were given in loving memory of John Murfitt by
Doris, David and family.
The Vicar: The Reverend Will Gibbs Tel No. 01582 791669
E mail: [email protected]
You can find a full listing of news on our website: www.stmarysredbourn.org
8.00 am HOLY COMMUNION (Book of Common Prayer)
Collect, Epistle & Gospel for Sexagesima – page 122
President: The Vicar
Collect: O Lord God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that
we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all
adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11. 19-31
Gospel: Luke 8. 4-15
9.30 am PARISH EUCHARIST (Common Worship Order One)
We follow the service booklet. The Collect, Readings and Post Communion Prayer
for today can be found in the insert to this Pew Sheet.
President: The Revd Lucy Davis
Reader: Harry Tallantire
Reading: Proverbs 8. 1, 22-31
Gradual: Psalm 104. 26-end
Reading: Colossians 1. 15-20
Gospel: John 1. 1-14
Sermon: The Vicar
Intercessions: Grace Sawyer
Offertory Hymn: 523
Communion Hymn: 124
Anthem: Awake, thou wintry earth –
PLEASE JOIN US for refreshments in the Transept Hall after this Service.
Also our weekly Traidcraft stall will be selling excellent goods and foods.
11.00 am RUSSIAN ORTHODOX LITURGY
The Congregation of St Simeon and St Anna
6.30 pm UNITED SERVICE – at Redbourn Methodist Church
There will be no evening service at St Mary’s today
Our final United Service next week will be as follows:
From Mount Tabor to Calvary
A Service of Taizé Prayer reflecting on
the Divinity and Humanity of Christ
Sunday 15th February
at 6.30 pm at St Mary’s
Those attending are invited to bring an object
or picture that they like to use when they pray
NOTICES FOR THE COMING WEEK
ASH WEDNESDAY – 18th FEBRUARY
As Lent begins, we encourage you to join us that day in worshipping God
Our Ash Wednesday services:
9.30 am Morning Prayer
11.30 am Said Eucharist with Ashing
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
8.00 pm Sung Eucharist with Ashing
Last year’s palm crosses can be placed in the basket at the south door and
will be burned to make the ash for these services.
CONFIRMATIONS: We are just beginning to think about this year’s
Confirmation Groups for adults and young people and I do encourage any
who have not yet been confirmed to consider this. All are welcome and
more information and a sign-up sheet are at the South Door.
DO YOU SING? We are preparing an evening service with contemporary
worship songs and are looking for two or three people to learn and then help
lead the worship on 8 Mar. If you can help please let Mark Cresswell know.
St Mary’s Church invites all children in the village
(from those going into Reception Class in September up to those finishing Year 6)
to their special Holiday Club: ‘Space Academy’
Lots of crafts, games, activities, fun and food!
Monday 27 to Friday 31st July (first full week of the school holidays)
from 9.30 am – 3.00 pm each day
Keep the date free – more details and booking forms to follow
WEEKDAY SERVICES: If you can’t make your usual service on a
Sunday morning because you’re away or have another commitment that
week, don’t forget we always have a Eucharist at 7.30 pm on a Wednesday
evening for half an hour so you never have to miss out. Do come along and
join us for this lovely, quiet and reflective time of worship.
GOSPELLERS: This afternoon our church teenagers are having a Pancake
Party from 4 – 6 pm. We’re meeting in the Transept and if you’re in Year 7
or above and would like to join us, it’s not too late – just let Sandra know.
NOTICES FOR INCLUSION IN THE CHURCH NEWS should be passed in
written or printed form to The Vicar by Wednesday pm. Please forward church
diary entries and rota amendments to Mark Cresswell. ([email protected])
THE WEEK AHEAD
Every day, Monday to Friday, we offer:
In addition, the following services and events will take place this week:
Wed 11 Feb
Thurs 12 Feb
Holy Communion – at New Forge Place
Fri 13 Feb
Bears and Prayers – in the Transept
Sat 14 Feb
Interment of Ashes – Carol Berryman RIP
Sun 15 Feb
THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Parish Eucharist with Children’s Groups
Taizé Prayer Service – at St Mary’s
NEXT WEEK’S DUTY ROTAS
8.00 am: Grace Sawyer
9.30 am: Rod McPhee, Celia Forbes and Ellie Davis
Sidespeople: 8.00 am: Ann Palmer and Heather Reid
9.30 am: Andrew and Karen Doye and Louise Emmins
6.30 pm: Ralph Goold
B Aldred, S Butterworth, V Coates, J Henman and J Leahy
E Darvell, A Simkins, G Chapman, L Emmins, D Crouch
Brian Haywood and Robert Goold
M Tillyer (8 am), R McPhee, K Lacey and B Foster
Mini Church: Michelle Parry-Slater and Rosemary Woodhouse
Junior Church: Kari Webb and Angie Simkins
Intercessions: Peter Hansford
Marian and Ray Le Blond
Draha and Stephen Gell