St Mary's Notices

THIS WEEK . . .

Monday 25th March

  2.00 pm Meeting of the Bible study and prayer group at 19 Wyre Mews, Haxby

Tuesday 26th March

  12.30 pm Lent Lunch in St Mary’s church hall.  Speaker: Steph Cooper, Regional Christian Aid Co-ordinator, ‘Climate Change and the Poor’

Wednesday 27th March

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at St Nicholas Church, Wigginton

  10.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d Ron Smith)

  7.30 pm ‘Reflections’ at St Nicholas Church

Thursday 28th March

  7.30 pm Lent course at St Nicholas Church

 

NOTICES . . .

1.  Electoral Roll.  Have you filled in your form?  Even if you were on the roll before you need to fill in a new form if you wish to continue on it.  You need to be on the roll if you wish to vote at our Annual Meeting on 28th April.  Forms are near the church door.  Please put your completed form in the green folder.  If you have any questions please see Kathryn or Andrew Tillett, our electoral roll officer.

2.  A very big THANK YOU to everyone who has been supporting my ongoing fund raising towards the costs of my journey with 3 other Christian Aid Volunteer Teachers to Ghana (30/03/19-10/04/19). An amazing £366 has been raised to date from your generous donations and participation in events. A tenth of this will go directly to Christian Aid. Thank you. (There will be more fun and sharing in June/July). Alyson Christy.

3.  ‘ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.’  This year’s Lent course continues today at St Mary’s at the back of the church at 2.30 pm and on Thursday 28th March at St Nicholas Church at 7.30 pm. 

4.  This week’s Lent Lunch, is on Tuesday 26th March at 12.30 pm in St Mary’s church hall.  Our overall theme is ‘Caring for our Planet’ and our speaker this week is Steph Cooper, Regional Christian Aid Co-ordinator.  Soup and drinks will be provided; please bring your own sandwiches. 

5.  Mothering Sunday posies. Everyone is very welcome to meet in the narthex at the back of church from 10am on Saturday 30th March to help make the posies for Mothering Sunday. No experience necessary, although a pair of small scissors each would be useful. Offers of small greenery gratefully accepted. Thank you. Elizabeth Moran 768687.

6.  Reminder.  British Summer Time begins next Sunday, 31st March so clocks go forward by an hour.  If you forget to change your clocks you will be late for services!

7.  Sidespeoplecould you please indicate on the list in church whether or not you are willing and able to continue in your role for another year?  If you think you could take on this role, just add your name at the bottom of the list.  This is a very important role, welcoming people as they come into our church.   More people on the rota mean a lighter load for everyone!  Sidespeople are officially elected at the Annual Meeting, so I will need to have all the names before then.  Thank you.  Elizabeth Baker. Tel: 765450.

8.  As a Christian Aid Emergency church we have been asked to have a collection for those affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  The bucket will be out for two Sundays and at the Lent Lunch this week. 

NEXT SUNDAY: Fourth Sunday of Lent  Mothering Sunday

Readings:     1st Reading: Exodus 2, 1 - 10

                       2nd Reading: Colossians 3, 12 - 17

    Gospel: John 19, 25 - 27

Services:

                       8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                      President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

    10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages

                    President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

    12.30 pm Baptisms

    6.30 pm  Evensong