SUNDAY 22nd March 2009
A warm St Mary’s welcome to you! If you are new or visiting St Mary’s please make yourself known to us - We hope you will feel at home here. Please take a Welcome Book from the back of the church and hand in the welcome card if you wish. Children – We are delighted to welcome all children to St Mary’s! A crèche is available in the choir vestry at both morning services for children aged 0-3 years. As we are celebrating Mothering Sunday today all the children are welcome to stay in church with us for our morning Family Services. Induction Loop in operation. If wearing a hearing aid, please turn to position T THE OFFERING – at all Services is not taken up during the service, your gifts may be placed in the offertory box at the back of the church. LARGE PRINT SONGSHEETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM OUR WELCOME TEAM
8.00am – Service of Holy Communion 9.15am and 11.00am – Mothering Sunday Family Services
Leader: Martin Howard Preacher: Lynne Morris Theme: “Anointing the King Reading: John 12: 1-11 Do come and join us for Tea/Coffee & biscuits in the hall between the services
7.00pm – “HUNGRY” Contemporary, informal service
Leader: Martin Howard Preacher: Louise Horlock Theme: The Ten Commandments - “Don’t misuse God’s name” Join us for lively worship, focused Bible teaching followed by tasty refreshments.
St Mary’s Church Contacts
Parish Office: St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EU Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm Tel: (01202) 897087 Website: http://stmarys-ferndown.org.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Martin Howard (Team Rector) Tel. (01202) 876552 Mary Tyler (Children & Families Worker) Tel. (01202) 861516 Day off: Friday Day off: Friday
PASTORAL CARE AT ST MARY’S If there is a pastoral matter that you would like to talk about or if you’d like to request prayer or a visit please contact Jo & Geoff Potter via the office - 897087
Collect for Mothering Sunday God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen
St Mary’s Prayer Link Would you like to send & receive prayer requests? Join the St Mary’s prayer link network - email to email@example.com STOP PRESS!
The Easter edition of “The Spirit of Ferndown” will be published next Sunday
A warm welcome to Ella Gledhill and to her family and friends as we celebrate Ella’s thanksgiving at our 9.15am service today.
Letter to all St Mary’s Church Members
Martin has sent a letter to every member of St Mary’s electoral roll regarding the post-Easter Alpha Course initiative and the future of small groups. Please return your response form to the office ASAP - Thank You!
REVISION OF THE PARISH ELECTORAL ROLL
The Parish Electoral Roll is undergoing its annual revision. The Electoral Roll is located on the table opposite the sound desk at the back of church. Please take the time to check your entry. If you would like to be added to or removed from the Electoral Roll please notify the Parish Office by Thursday 9th April. After this date no alterations can be made until after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. You are reminded that you must be on the electoral roll in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the APCM. Thank you for your co-operation.
ST MARY’S ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
Thursday 23rd April 2009
7.00pm in Church, 7.30pm Coffee in Hall, 8pm Enhancement Project
APCM REPORTS – Letters have been sent to all those who need to produce reports for the APCM report booklet. Please make sure that you submit your reports to the office (preferably in electronic format) by Monday 6th April. Thanks.
Last chance to get your tickets!
BRYN IS BACK!
An Informal Concert with acclaimed guitarist Bryn Haworth This Thursday, 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall
Bring a bottle of wine and relax with some fantastic live music Soft drinks and nibbles will be provided. DON’T MISS OUT! Tickets - £6 each or £5 each when you buy 2 or more Available during coffee time this morning and after Hungry this evening. Also available from the Parish Office (in person or phone 897087) CAN YOU HELP? I am looking for someone to help me from 4pm on Wednesday 25th March and/or from 3pm on Friday 27th March to pick up the staging from Parley First School and to deliver it back. With 2 people it should not take more than 1 hour. If you can help please contact me via the office or see me during coffee time this morning – Many thanks, Alan Field.
CHANGE FOR CHANGE!
It’s a scandal that a third of the world population don’t have a decent loo and a sixth of the world doesn’t have access to clean water. Last Sunday St Mary’s Mission Team launched our focus on WATER. Over the next few months we would like to invite you to donate your loose change to help change the lives of whole communities in Uganda. Simply take a water bottle, put your sticky label on it and pop in those pennies! Your donations will help provide safe water and sanitation facilities which will help stop disease and poverty. More information and spare labels are available on the mission notice board in the hall foyer.
EASTER OUTREACH LEAFLETS AND POSTERS NOW AVAILABLE! Once again we are spreading the Good News of Easter to everyone in Ferndown via our Easter leaflets. These include information about our Easter services and the Alpha Courses that will be starting at the end of April. BE A GOOD EGG THIS EASTER – DELIVER SOME LEAFLETS! The leaflets have been bundled into road names, alphabetically and are available at the back of church. Please take leaflets to deliver in the roads in and around where you live. If we all work together we can reach the whole of Ferndown! There are plenty of spare leaflets to take for your family, friends and colleagues. There are also some A4 posters available for those who wish to display them. Don’t keep the Good News of Jesus to yourself this Easter!
Calvary” “Olivet to Calvary” by Maunder – Easter Choral Worship
Join us on Saturday 4th April, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church. All are welcome!
EASTER DAY REFRESHMENTS – Between the morning services on Easter Day (12th April) we would like to serve a veritable feast of Easter rice-crispy cakes and muffins. If you like baking or fancy a trip to the bakery dept of your local shop please make a note in your diary to bring your cakes in either during the previous week or first thing on Easter Sunday morning. Thank you! BAPTISMS ON EASTER DAY - Anyone who has completed an Alpha Course, or who senses they are ready to be baptised, can approach me directly to discuss baptism. I will carry out these baptisms by full immersion in the church hall at 7pm on Easter Day. Thank you. Martin EASTER CARDS – Now available at the back of church!
COLLECTIONS REMINDER – Just a reminder that I am still collecting the following items for various charities: mobile phones, postage stamps, 6 inch knitted/crocheted squares. Please contact me via the office to arrange delivery/collection. Thank you – Dianne Partridge. CONGRATULATIONS to Corina on the recent arrival of baby Joshua. Further information from Ann and David Scouse. FLOWER ARRANGERS MEETING – We will be meeting to discuss the Easter floral displays on Tuesday 31st March, 10.30am at 153 Golf Links Road. Please make a note in your diaries, thank you - Ann Jones. FREEZER NOTICE – Please note that the church kitchen freezer is being defrosted this Wednesday (25th). Please make sure that you remove any items before then as anything left will have to be disposed of. Thank you. HELP NEEDED! – We are looking to set up a team of willing volunteers to help keep our kitchen clean. This would be for a morning (9am-Noon) once a month. If you have some spare time and feel you could help then please contact Anne Hughes via the office – Thank you. THANK YOU! – A big thank you to everyone who responded to the notice requesting small cartons of juice and cereal bars for the homeless in Poole. The Street Services team now have a good stock and send their grateful thanks. INTERVIEWS FOR THE NEW ASSOCIATE MINISTER This Friday we shall be holding the interviews for the new associate minister. Please pray for the four candidates, their spouses and for the interview panels as we seek to discern God’s will for the future. Please note that the morning prayer meeting on Friday will be held at the earlier time of 8.30am in the chancel. We are having to change the time as full access to the church and hall complex rooms is required from 9am onwards.
Join us for our “Sparkles” Fun Morning for Pre-School children. We will be meeting on Monday 23rd, from 10am – 11.15am in the Hall. For more information contact Ann or Heather via the Parish Office.
Diary for next week . . .
Prayer meetings in the choir vestry every weekday (except Thurs) 9.00 -9.30am
Monday 23rd Tuesday 24th Wednesday 25th
Thursday 26th Friday 27th
10am – 11.15am 10am – Noon 2pm – 3.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8.00pm 10.30am 7.30pm ALL DAY 7.30pm
“Sparkles” meets in the hall Painting Group in the old school room St Mary’s Toddlers meets in the hall Worship Band Practice in church Alpha Course in the Youth Room Children’s Leaders Meeting in the hall Service of Holy Communion in church Bryn Haworth Concert in the hall Interviews for the new Associate Minister Olivet to Calvary rehearsal in the church