This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 29 May
8.00 Holy Communion BCP at Salem URC
10.30 Communion Service at Salem URC
There is no CONNECT Service this week as it’s half term

Thursday 2 June
9.45pm Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony (with piper and bugler) in Grange Park

Sunday 5 June – Day of Pentecost and Platinum Jubilee
8.00 Holy Communion BPC in Church
10.00 CONNECT Together and Celebration in Church
2pm Duck Race and Teas on the Green

St Mary’s is temporarily closed again for the next stage of re-decoration but will re-open on Sunday 5 June. (In normal times it is usually open from 9.30am until 5pm each day for private prayer and reflection.) There are recorded services and reflections on our Home page and there are various acts of prayer and worship being led via our Facebook Page

Please pray this week for:
Sick: Peter Rayner, Kath Darbyshire, Stan Richards, Margaret Auty, Gail Boole, Irene Fowler, Peter Collins, Ronnie Woffindin, Roger Claughton

Notices 

Magazine pick-up times: Please collect your magazines from the Parish Centre at the following times: Tuesday 31 May, Wednesday 1 June or Thursday 2 June 9:30-12:00 or 2:00-4:00pm but not Friday 3 June. Kath and Peter will pick up the rest. We know one or two people are on holiday, so if you want to pick up at church on Sunday 5 June please let the office know.

The Platinum Jubilee:  The service will be in church at 10am on the 5 June. We hope many people will come and that it will be a really joyous affair. Do invite friends and neighbours to Church, and maybe help some older folk by offering lifts.  Also do sign up on the sheets in Church to bring refreshments – salads, nibbles, puddings etc. If you are not around on the day, perhaps you can help by buying or making something beforehand. Val M, Ann and Becky are all going to help so give them a call.

Christian Aid Week: It’s not too late to donate! Post it through the Parish Centre letterbox – any envelope will do, just write Christian Aid donation on it, or go to https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week, or talk to Janet. We made over £400 at the coffee morning so thanks to everyone who made that happen. Janet Squire, Christine Clark, Mary Wood and the Christian Aid Committee.

Reminders

Thy Kingdom Come (Ascension Day 26 May – Pentecost 5 June).
Check out the website: https://www.thykingdomcome.global
The aim of TKC is to encourage us to pray for up to 5 people each day in the 11 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. It is a time when the church has traditionally sought God’s presence in a fresh way. TKC has produced encouraging videos which can be viewed from the website. You can also download an app for your smart phone or tablet. The app can be downloaded from your normal app store. This gives you access to the website and daily updates during the 11 days from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
There are two resources booklets that are available at church and the Parish Centre; a Prayer Journal – an 11 day booklet with reflections written by Justin Welby, and Novena – a 9 day booklet which gives you a daily reflection on 1 Peter by Justin Welby. 1 Peter will also be the focus for the Lambeth Conference 2022. 
Sunday 22 May – there will be a short commissioning event for TKC during the service. Let’s take this opportunity to pray daily for friends and family.
The Faith and Worship Group.