news sheet - St Marks Church Bilton

Worshipping God
Sharing his love
Making him known
DIARY OF EVENTS
MON 19th
9.00am
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
TUES 20th 9.00am
6.00pm
WED 21st 10.00am
10.30am
1.30pm
6.00pm
THURS 22nd 9.00am
9.45am
2.30pm
4.00pm
7.15pm
7.45pm
FRI 23rd
6.45pm
SAT 24th
9.30am
Morning Prayer—Church
Bell Ringing Practice—Church
Pastoral Care and Nurture Group—Gable Close
Property Group—Church Centre Upper Room
Morning Prayer—Church
Pilates—Church Centre Activities Room
Holy Communion—Church
Holy Communion—Cherry Trees
Lionhearts—Church Centre Activities Room
Pilates—Church Centre Activities Room
Morning Prayer—Church
Holy Communion—Stacey Court
Darby & Joan—Church Centre Activities Room
Healing Prayer—Church Centre Upper Room
Woodland Singers—Church
PCC—Church Centre Upper Room
Choir Practice—Church
Tidy up—Church
Sunday 25th January 2015
The Conversion of Paul
The Third Sunday of Epiphany
8.00am
10.00am
11.30am
6.00pm
Holy Communion (Traditional language)
Holy Communion (Contemporary language)
Sidespersons Meeting— Church Centre Upper Room
Evensong
Readings:
8.00am & 10.00pm: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Acts 9: 1-22; Matthew 19: 27—end
6.00pm: Ecclesiasticus 39: 1-10; Colossians 1: 24-2: 7
USEFUL CONTACT DETAILS
Rector : Revd. Tim Cockell - Tel: 812613 - e-mail: [email protected]
Associate Minister: Revd. Joy Sharpe - Tel: 519651— e-mail: [email protected]
Parish Office—Tel: 810641— e-mail: [email protected]
St. Mark’s Web Site www.stmarksbilton.org.uk
Sunday 18th January 2015
The Second Sunday of Epiphany
Welcome to St Mark’s
8.00am
10.00am
12.15pm
6.00pm
Holy Communion (Traditional language)
Holy Communion (Contemporary language)
Holy Baptism of Francesca Belle Fox
Unity Service
Readings: 8.00am & 10.00pm: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Revelations
5: 1-10; John 1: 43– end
Collect
(special prayer for today)
Almighty God, in Christ you make all things
new: transform the poverty of our nature by
the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of
our lives make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who
is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Please Remember in your prayers:
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Mission Link Partners: Our local charities and Mission Partners
including Hope 4, Deepmore Road Hostel, Christians Against Poverty,
Rugby Foodbank
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Events and Issues: Messy Church.
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The World Around Us: Peace in Syria, end to fighting in Iraq, the countries
caught up in the Ebola outbreak.
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Church and Linked Groups: Bell Ringers, Parade Service Team, Darby &
Joan, Men’s Group
If you are visiting us today please make yourself known to one
of the clergy or those handing out books at the back of church.
Large print books and service sheets are available
Toilets and disabled facilities are situated in the North Porch
UNITY SERVICE, THIS EVENING AT 6PM —This year St Mark’s is hosting the Bilton
Churches Together Unity Service. Revd Fr Gerry Murray from Sacred Heart Church is the
guest speaker. The service has been prepared by the Brazilian Churches, under the title,
The Well is Deep. At least three congregations from Bilton Churches will be coming. Please
join us to make them welcome.
1ST SUNDAY TEA - The next 1st Sunday Tea will be held on Sunday 1st February from
4.00pm - 5.30pm in the Church Centre. For those who live alone. Do come and enjoy
afternoon tea and good company. If you would like transport please contact Don Barlow
who will be happy to arrange a lift for you.
SIDES PERSON MEETING—There will be a meeting of Sides Persons on Sunday 25th
January after the 10am service. It is intended to last no longer than about 45 minutes, and we
are encouraging all sides persons covering all services to attend. The aim of the meeting is
for the Clergy and Wardens to get any feedback you may like to provide, and also discuss
how different teams within the Church interact. If you are unable to attend then please let
one of the Warden team know, so we can ensure that you are updated following the
meeting.
BARN DANCE—The property group are organising a Barn Dance on Saturday 31st
January at the Crescent School - just the way to get rid of those extra pounds from too
much food over Christmas! Please support us. Tickets available from committee members, in
Church after services or at the Parish office Adults £10 Children £5 including a Fish and
Chip supper. We shall be holding a raffle so any superfluous/unwanted Christmas presents
will be gratefully received by us.
NEW ALPHABETICAL POST TRAYS—Please do not leave any post on the desks
near the entrance to Church, there is now a new system of leaving and receiving post for all
Church Members. There are a set of wooden trays, each marked for different individuals
plus 3 alphabetical trays. The latter are mostly for all the lists of lesson readers, chalice duty,
sidesperson duty, brass cleaning rotas, draw club renewal etc.. Please check every week if
you have any post especially if you are likely to be on a list. Thanking you most sincerely.
Irene Landless, Deputy Church Warden.
BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP—Notes for Jan - April are ready for collection at the
back of Church behind the S. aisle pews. Please take your copy. [And thank you all for such a
warm welcome after my 9 weeks journey. It is great to be back with St Mark's family.] Ann .
DEEPMORE - Thank you very much to everyone who kindly gave to Deepmore. We are
keeping the bin for anyone who wishes to continue giving.
PRAYER CIRCLE LIST—Please would people who would like prayers let Sheila Mace
([email protected]) know so that it can be included in the Prayer Circle list.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR HELPING AT THE ADDITIONAL
CHRISTMAS SERVICES—The help was most appreciated by Clergy and Wardens and this
also helped to make all of our visitors most welcome. Mark Gilbert on behalf of the Warden
team.
CHRISTIAN BOOKSHOP—Planning to get deeper into the Bible in the New Year? Rugby
Christian Bookshop has a good selection of Daily Devotionals, Bibles to suite all, as well as
books and reading notes. Christian cards, gifts, CDs and DVDs are also in stock. Drop into the
shop at 7 Castle Street, Rugby (Mon-Sat 9am- 5pm, Wed 9am-1pm) or place an order by phone
- 01788 542852 or e-mail - [email protected] We look forward to seeing you.
RUGBY RNLI PRESENTS RUGBY MALE VOICE CHOIR—in Concert at St. Mark’s
Church, Bilton on Saturday 31st January 2015 at 7.30pm. With guest artiste Nick Long on
Trumpet accompanied by Sam Plumley. Tickets £6.30 with refreshments. Please phone 814021
or 565101 for Tickets.
DEEPMORE ROAD HOSTEL; - If you are turning out your airing cupboard would you
think of Deepmore Hostel, they are in need of bath towels and single duvets. Margaret Skelton.
THE BRADBY CLUB—is holding a Supper and Quiz on Friday 30th January at 7.00 for
7.30pm at the Rugby School Sports Café in Horton Crescent. Tickets are £12.50p and are
available from Sally Wise at 01788 811076 by 23rd January. There is also a Jumble Sale at the
Bradby Club premises on Saturday 31st January at 10.00am, admission 20p. Excellent bargains
for sale and tea and coffee are available. All proceeds go towards club funds.
CHANGE OF ROUTINE FOR READERS AND CHALICE ASSISTANTS—From
January 2015 please will you sign in with the duty Church Warden when you arrive in church
and not the clergy. This change is to give clergy more time and space to prepare to lead our
worship.
READERS—The text for the readings we use in church, can be found in the New Revised
Standard Version of the Bible. See BibleGateway.com.
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ADVANCE NOTICE
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THE FRIENDS OF ST MARK’S— plan to hold a “Ploughman’s and Pudding” evening in
the Church Centre on the evening of Saturday 7th February 2015. More details later.