Notices for the week beginning May 14

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Welcome to our services today. If you are visiting us for the first time, do let us know. If you have children with you please don't feel embarrassed if they make a noise or if you need to go out at any time. At St Mary's there is a children's corner with toys and books, so please do make use of this if you would like to. There is a toilet in the church hall at St Mary's and at the back of church at St Andrew's.

Calendar for St. Mary's

  Sun. 14  9:00 am  Holy Communion: Revd Canon Rosemary Drew
   10:30 am  Holy Communion: Revd Canon Rosemary Drew
   3:00 pm  Deanery Confirmation Service: Rt Revd Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester
 Mon. 15  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   2:30 pm  Funeral of Mr Kieren O’Rourke
   7:00 pm  Meditation at The Bowling Green
 Tue. 16  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   10:00 am  Coffee, Cake & Chatter
   4:45 pm  Evening Prayer
 Wed. 17  10:00 am  Church Mice
 Thu. 18  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   11:00 am  Funeral of Mrs Freda McHugh
   6:00 pm  Children’s choir
   6:30 pm  Youth Group – scavenger night
   7:00 pm  Choir Practice
 Fri. 19  8:00 pm  Home Group – 91 High Street
 Sat. 20  9:00 am  Deanery Walk – Holy Cross, Felsted
   3:00 pm  ‘In Loving Memory’ – a service of remembrance & reflection
  Sun. 21  9:00 am  Holy Communion
   10:30 am  Service of the Word marking the end of Christian Aid Week

Calendar for St. Andrew's

  Sun. 14  10:30 am  All Age Holy Communion: Revd Ruth Patten
 Wed. 17  8:45 am  Morning Prayer
  Sun. 21  6:00 pm  Holy Communion with Healing

General News for both parishes (unless stated)


PRAYER FOR TODAY
Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: we humbly beseech thee that, as by thy grace preceding us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:
  • the family and friends of those who have recently died: Mary Peacock, Kieran O’Rourke, Joseph Painter, Freda McHugh, Daphne Sapsford, Winifred Linin, Alfred Thomas, Edna Lydall
  • for those who have asked for prayer: James Warren, Peggy Baines, Abbey Joyce
  • for those who are preparing for marriage: Matthew Hopkinson & Amy Jacobs
  • for those families preparing for the baptism of their children: Erin & Joel Wilson
  • for candidates for confirmation: Ryan Blacklock, Nicola Loveday, Sam Smith, Nathalie Wilson.

  • ‘IN LOVING MEMORY’ SERVICE. Donations of cakes for the refreshments following the service on Saturday, 20 May at 3 p.m. would be greatly appreciated please.

    INTRODUCING CONNECT 120Connect 120 is an exciting new collaborative venture to strengthen and build the connections between schools and communities with local Christians and churches. It covers the six parishes along the A120 corridor from Stansted to Takeley and Great Dunmow. There are leaflets about this venture at the back of both churches so please do take one and read it. The job has been advertised, applications have been received and the interviews will be taking place on Thursday 25th May. Please hold this project in your prayers as we reach this crucial stage in the recruitment process.

    CHURCH MICE TODDLER GROUP - Volunteers and coordinators needed! Our Wednesday morning Toddler Group Church Mice is looking for new volunteers to help run their weekly sessions. Sam Smith, our Schools’ and Children’s Worker, will soon be leaving us as he finishes his studies and moves on to pastures new. So, we are also looking out for a couple of people to act as coordinators to lead the volunteers and oversee the group’s activities and plans. If you’re interested in being a volunteer or a coordinator, or you know somebody who might be interested, please speak to Sam or Ruth. Church Mice is such an important group for us at St Mary’s and we want the group to continue; please hold the group in your prayers.

    DEANERY MONTHLY WALK. The next deanery walk is on Saturday, 20 May. Meet at Holy Cross Church, Felsted at 9 am for the walk, or at 10.15 am for refreshments and prayers.

    ‘IN LOVING MEMORY’ - A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE & REFLECTION. Our next remembrance service is to take place on Saturday, 20 May at 3 p.m. This service is open to all, however recent or long ago your loss may have been. Please do invite family and friends too if they would find this service helpful. There will be refreshments after the service. Please let Caroline know by 15 May if you would like to come along (875753).

    YOUTH GROUP QUIZ NIGHT - FRIDAY, 26 MAY, 7 FOR 7.30pm in ST. MARY’S ROOM. Come and join the Youth Group at their annual quiz to raise money for Ripon. £10 per ticket, meal included but bring your own drinks and nibbles. If you would like tickets, please talk to Sam, Edward or Beckie.

    ST MARY’S DAY OF PRAYER, SATURDAY 3RD JUNE 9am-8.30pm. “Thy Kingdom Come”. St Mary’s will be open all day Saturday 3rd June 9am-8.30pm. There will be “Prayer Stations” available to help us to pray for ourselves, for others, for our community, our country and the world. There will also be short services throughout the day:
  • Morning Prayer at 9am
  • Holy Communion at midday
  • Evening Prayer at 5pm
  • Night Prayer at 8pm
  • Come and rest a while in the space and quiet of our ancient building.

    NEWS FROM OUR APCMS. At St Andrew’s APCM on Sunday 30th April the following were elected: Anne Frame as Churchwarden; Eva Percival, Anne Hanney, Pamela Scates and Linda Aspinell to PCC.
    At St Mary’s APCM on Sunday 30th April, the following were elected: Catherine Salmon and Nigel Warren as Churchwardens; Jo Wood, Jenny Dalton-White and Maureen Best to Deanery Synod; Tony Beecroft, Colin Parker, Jenny Salisbury, Michael Ryley, Anne Deakins, Toby West, Gillian Warren, Helen Flack & Elaine Peck to PCC.

    ROTAS FOR JULY - DECEMBER. Caroline will be preparing the rotas for sides duty and servers over the next few weeks. If you have any dates when you know you will not be available for duties, can you please let Caroline know, either by e-mail or leave her a note. Thank you.

    OUTLOOK MAGAZINE. The team needs more help distributing the magazines around Dunmow. If you are able to help (it typically takes 30-60 minutes per month), please speak to Patrick (patrick@smgd.org.uk / 876404 / 07759-317951). Many thanks!

    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
     14-20 May:  Christian Aid Week
     24 May:  8pm St Mary’s PCC (SMR)
     25 May:  8pm United Benefice Service for Ascension
     26 May:  Youth Group Quiz Night – see above for details
     30 May:  St Andrew’s PCC (2.30pm at 11 Nursery Rise)

    COFFEE ROTA
     14 May:  Glenys Parratt & Nigel Dodd
     21 May:  Caroline Abbott & Marion Tuttlebee
     28 May:  Pam & Ray Cheal
     4 June:  Norma & Michael Danes

    TO CONTACT THE PARISHES:
    Priest-in-Charge: Revd. Ruth Patten 01371 874325 or 07754 053039 / revruthjp@gmail.com. Please note that Ruth's usual day off is Friday
    Curate: Revd. Lea Williams 01371 705066 / lea@stmarysgreatdunmow.org.uk. Please note that Lea’s usual day off is Friday
    Parish Administrator and Hall Bookings: Mrs Caroline Abbott 01371 875753 / administrator@smgd.org.uk
    Churchwardens, St. Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow: Mr David Rose 01371 873269 / Miss Catherine Salmon 01371 872580
    Churchwarden, St. Andrew the Apostle, Barnston: Mrs Anne Frame 01371 876001
    Follow us on Twitter: @StMarysDunmow
    St. Mary's Charity Registration No. 1129192

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