Notices for the week beginning March 17

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT


Calendar for St. Mary's

  Sun. 17  9:00 am  Holy Communion: Revd. Lea Williams
   10:30 am  Service of the Word: Miss Jo Wood and Revd. Ruth Patten
 Mon. 18  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   4:45 pm  Evening Prayer
   7:00 pm  Meditation at the Bowling Green
   8:00 pm  Bell Ringing Practice
 Tue. 19  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   10:00 am  Coffee, cake & chatter attended by Dunmow St Mary’s School Year 3
   4:45 pm  Evening Prayer
 Wed. 20  12 noon  Lent Lunch at St Anne Line
   4:45 pm  Evening Prayer
   7:30 pm  Lent Session
 Thu. 21  9:30 am  Morning Prayer
   10:15 am  Fellowship and Refreshments
   7:00 pm  Choir Practice
 Sat. 16  9:00 am  Deanery Walk – Little Dunmow
  Sun. 24  9:00 am  Holy Communion
   10:30 am  Holy Communion

Calendar for St. Andrew's

  Sun. 17  6:00 pm  Holy Communion with healing: Revd. Lea Williams
 Wed. 20  8:45 am  Morning Prayer
  Sun. 24  10:30 am  Service of the Word


PRAYER FOR TODAY
Almighty God,
who showest to them that be in error the light of thy
truth, to the intent that they may return into the way
of righteousness:
grant unto all them that are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may eschew those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
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: Gordon Kesbey, James Hedges, Marian Livermore, Terence Jarvis, Anne Crisp, Joan Quinnear; Diane Trollope
  • those who have asked for prayer: Kayleb; Graham; Sue; Peter; Richard; the church community of St Paul’s Osaka as they approach their interregnum
  • those families preparing for the baptism of their children
  • those preparing for marriage
  • the Connect 120 Project and our missioner, Tara Russell
LENT 2019: ENCOUNTERING GOD IN THE WILDERNESS. Join us during Lent for a weekly time of food and fellowship, prayer and praise. We will eat together and chat together. We will spend time with scripture. We will listen to God and to each other. Wednesday evenings in Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, 6th March, in St Mary’s Church. For more details, please take a flier from the back of church. Please let Sarah or Ruth know if you will be attending.

QUIET DAY AT THE BOWLING GREEN. The new programme for 2019 is available at the back of the church. The first session will be held on Tuesday 19 March and the subject is “The Wilderness”. In his classic book “The True Wilderness”, Harry Williams writes: “The wilderness belongs to us.  It is always lurking somewhere as part of our experience”.  We will be exploring this experience. The usual charge is £25, including coffee and lunch, but you are welcome to attend on 19th for just £10. Please let Rosemary Drew know if you are interested.

MARCH DEANERY SYNOD MEETING, Tuesday 26 March at 7.30 pm. Our first Synod meeting is this month and we are looking forward to seeing anyone from the Church congregations. The theme of our meeting will be Prayer and will be led by Revd Sue Hurley. Our venue will be Stebbing Church. Coffee will be served at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm start.

CHRISTIAN AID. Please support our Coffee Morning and Cake sale on Saturday 30 March at URC in New Street.

COMPUTER LEARNING. Are you 55+ or living with a disability and want to learn more about using a smartphone, tablet or computer? If so, please take one of the flyers in the carousel at the back of church, or have a word with Patrick (patrick.whittick@cvsu.org.uk | 01371-404674 | digitalboomers.org.uk). As part of a government-funded programme, Patrick is arranging free training to help people get online, book doctors' appointments, etc.

CONNECT 120. This week Connect 120 means: Tara attending Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for 2 days, C120 Steering Group, cookery at Roseacres Primary, assembly at The Christian School, Board Games at Gt Dunmow Primary, assembly at Magna Carta Primary, line management meeting, assembly at Roseacres Primary, Lunch Club at Birchanger Primary and support of the mission of the churches.

ELECTORAL ROLL FORMS. If you haven’t yet joined or reapplied to be on the Electoral Roll, forms are available at the back of the church. This is our parish church’s register of electors; it is the list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the APCM where the elections take place for the PCC and for Deanery Synod.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 March  
 25  St Mary’s PCC (7.30pm, SMC)
 26  Synod Meeting at Stebbing
 30  Christian Aid Coffee & Cake Sale at the URC
 April  
 13  Deanery walk – Hatfield Forest, ending at Holy Trinity Church, Takeley
 16  Coffee, cake & chatter
 19  Messy Church



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: Sarah Jeffrey 01371 875753 / administrator@smgd.org.uk
Churchwardens, St. Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow: Miss Catherine Salmon 01371-872580 / Mr Nigel Warren 01371-856321
Churchwarden, St. Andrew the Apostle, Barnston: Vacant - Contact the Parish Administrator
Follow us on Twitter: @StMarysDunmow
St. Mary's Charity Registration No. 1129192

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