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NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 20th August 2017 – THE 10th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

posted 18 Aug 2017, 03:32 by Richard Jones

SERVICES

Today

9.30am  Parish Communion

               The Rev Gary Hunt

 

 

Tuesday 22nd August

9.30am  Holy Communion

               Rev David Kennedy

 

 

Sunday 27th August

11th Sunday after Trinity

9.30am  Benefice Service at Balderstone

               The Rev John Hartley

 

Transport available outside St Mary’s

at 9.10am

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Len and Ros Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Father Doran, Emma Whittle and Myra Mackreth

 

FOR THE DEPARTED

 

THIS WEEK

Tuesday

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am

 

 

 

NEWS

Revised Pattern of 9.30am Services, beginning in September.

unless specific Acts of Worship dictate a change.

 

1st and 4th Sunday     Choral Parish Communion, with Choir

2nd Sunday                  Holy Communion, without specific choir

                                      items, therefore a shorter service                         

 

 

3rd Sunday                         Morning Praise Family and All Age

                                            Worship (without Holy Communion)

                                            and

1st Sunday at 4.00pm      Informal Service of Praise and Worship

                                            with contemporary hymns and songs

 

More detail can be found on the Vicar’s ‘Paper’ in the Narthex.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY during August

A final update for Services at St Mary’s

 

Tuesday 29th   9.30am  Holy Communion – The Vicar

 

 

 

 

Thought for the Week

Worry:  ‘Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.’

                                                                                                                                                 Corrie Ten Boom

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com

 or call 01254 243700 by Thursday evening.

 


NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 13th August 2017 – THE 9th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

posted 12 Aug 2017, 01:20 by Richard Jones

SERVICES

Today

9.30am  Parish Communion

               The Vicar

Tuesday 15th August

9.30am  Holy Communion

               Rev John Hartley

 

 

Sunday 20th August

10th Sunday after Trinity

9.30am  Parish Communion

               The Rev Gary Hunt

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Len and Ros Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Father Doran, Emma Whittle and Myra Mackreth

 

FOR THE DEPARTED

Alan Bibby

THIS WEEK

Tuesday

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am

 

 

 

NEWS

Revised Pattern of 9.30am Services, beginning in September

1st and 4th Sunday     Choral Parish Communion, with Choir

2nd Sunday                  Holy Communion, without specific choir

                                      items, therefore a shorter service                         

 

 

3rd Sunday                         Morning Praise Family and All Age

                                            Worship (without Holy Communion)

                                            and

1st Sunday at 4.00pm      Informal Service of Praise and Worship

                                            with contemporary hymns and songs

 

Full details can be found on the Vicar’s ‘Paper’ in the Narthex.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY during August

An update for Services at St Mary’s

 

Tuesday 22nd   9.30am  Holy Communion – Rev David Kennedy

Tuesday 29th   9.30am  Holy Communion – The Vicar

 

Sunday 27th  9.30am

Benefice United Service at Balderstone

Rev John Hartley

 

Transport will be available outside St Mary’s at 9.10am

 

 

Thought for the Week

Humility:  Everything in God’s store is on the bottom shelf … you have to get on your knees to get it.’

                                                                                                                                                                                             Robert Collier

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by Thursday evening.

 


NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 6th August 2017 – THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

posted 6 Aug 2017, 00:21 by Richard Jones

 

SERVICES

Today

9.30am  Parish Communion

                Rev Roland Nicholson

4.00pm  ‘Praise and Worship’

                The Vicar

                Details in the Parish Magazine

Tuesday 8th August

9.30am  Holy Communion

               The Vicar

 

 

Sunday 13th August

9th Sunday after Trinity

9.30am  Parish Communion

               The Vicar

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Len and Ros Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Alan Bibby, Father Doran, Emma Whittle

 

FOR THE DEPARTED

Alan Bibby – his Funeral Service is tomorrow at 11.00am

THIS WEEK

Tuesday

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Mothers’ Union   7.30pm

Speaker: Judith Scott: ‘Life on the inside’

 

 

Thursday 12 noon to 4.00pm     ‘Come to Visit and Explore’

Visit the church, meet the Vicar, and discover more about us !

Activities and Quizzes for children.   Refreshments available.

NEWS

During the month of August

Due to possible practical difficulties surrounding the printing of the weekly Notice Sheet on occasions some notices will need to be communicated verbally.   We hope to be back to normal for September.

 

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY during August

An update for Services at St Mary’s

 

Tuesday 15th   9.30am  Holy Communion – Canon John Hartley

Sunday 20th     9.30am  Parish Communion – Rev Gary Hunt

Tuesday 22nd   9.30am  Holy Communion – Rev David Kennedy

Tuesday 29th   9.30am  Holy Communion – The Vicar

Sunday 27th  9.30am

Benefice United Service at Balderstone

Canon John Hartley

 

Transport will be available outside St Mary’s at 9.10am

 

 

 

Thought for the week

Age:   ‘The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it.’

                                                                                                                                      Albert Einstein

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com

 or call 01254 243700 by Thursday evening.

 

 


NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 30th July 2017 – 7th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

posted 28 Jul 2017, 09:06 by Richard Jones

SERVICES

Today

11.00am  Benefice United Service

                  at Samlesbury  -  The Vicar

 

Tuesday 1st August

9.30am  Holy Communion

               The Vicar

 

 

Sunday 6th August

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

9.30am  Parish Communion

                Rev Roland Nicholson

4.00pm  ‘Praise and Worship’

                The Vicar

                Details in the Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK                       

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Len and Ros Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Father Doran, Emma Whittle

 

FOR THE DEPARTED

Alan Bibby

THIS WEEK

Tuesday 1st August

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

 

 

 

NEWS

During the month of August

Due to possible practical difficulties surrounding the printing of the weekly Notice Sheet some notices will need to be communicated verbally.   We should be back to normal for September.

 

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 8th August at 7.30pm

Mothers’ Union

Speaker: Judith Scott: ‘Life on the inside’

 

 

Sunday 20th August at 9.30am

There will be a Parish Communion at Mellor

Rev Gary Hunt

 

 

Thought for the week

Obedience:  “No man ever got lost on a straight road.”   Abraham Lincoln

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by Thursday evening.

 

 


Vision 2026

posted 22 Jul 2017, 23:46 by Richard Jones

From the Vicarage

 

Vision 2026  

2026 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Diocese of Blackburn and to celebrate that after a great deal of prayer, reflection and consultation the Diocese has developed a shared vision entitled ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities’. In order to achieve this goal the Diocese desires to make the Good News about Jesus Christ more widely known and encourages every church to work together to fulfil that vision. In particular we are to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ, Be Witnesses to Jesus Christ and Grow Leaders for Jesus Christ. As part of this strategy we are encouraged to “create the varied patterns of Sunday and weekday worship necessary to welcome all kinds of people, especially the newcomer”.  

St. Mary’s PCC has chosen to respond positively to this, and has taken note of the results of the Church Questionnaire which was commissioned and produced before the arrival of our Vicar. Of Parish Residents 46% want ‘shorter, informal services with better music appropriate for all ages with no Holy Communion every week “ while amongst Church Members, 33% want shorter informal services with Holy Communion less often and music varied, as often old fashioned”. However, 57% of Church Members “don’t want the service changing.” 

 

In order to accommodate these very different points of view the PCC has agreed to a slightly revised pattern of 9:30am services, beginning in September. 

1st and 4th Sunday     Choral Communion with choir 

2nd                           Holy Communion (without specific choir items) – therefore a shorter service 

3rd                           Morning Praise – Family and All Age Worship (without communion)

1st Sunday in the month at 4pm, an informal service of praise and worship with an emphasis on contemporary worship hymns and songs.

 

Following the unexpected resignation of the choir master the church will shortly be advertising for a replacement and any news will be shared as soon as it becomes available. This pattern has the support of the Archdeacon and our prayer is that it will help us to “welcome all kinds of people, especially the newcomer” to St. Mary’s. 

 

And so “ since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him.. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together…but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near”  (Hebrews 10:19-25)

 

The Vicar

NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 23rd July 2017 – 6th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

posted 22 Jul 2017, 23:42 by Richard Jones

SERVICES

Today

9.30am  Parish Communion

               Rev Roland Nicholson

 

Tuesday 25th July

9.30am  Holy Communion

               The Vicar

 

 

Sunday 30th July

7th Sunday after Trinity

11.00am  Benefice United Service

                  at Samlesbury  -  The Vicar

 

Transport will be available

outside St Mary’s at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Len and Ros Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Alan Bibby, Father Doran

 

 

THIS WEEK

Tuesday 25th July

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

 

 

 

NEWS

BBQ

Thank You to Alan and Maureen Bell for opening their home for a very enjoyable BBQ; to the Social Committee for their hard work in the planning and running of it; not forgetting the cooks

and those serving the food.   Inspite of inclement weather we achieved a profit of £1,278 for church funds.  Again, thank you.

 

 

During the month of August

Due to possible practical difficulties surrounding the printing of the weekly Notice Sheet some notices will need to be communicated verbally.   We should be back to normal for September.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 8th August at 7.30pm

Mothers’ Union

Speaker: Judith Scott: ‘Life on the inside’

 

 

Sunday 20th August at 9.30am

There will be a Parish Communion at Mellor

Rev Gary Hunt

 

 

Thought for the week

The only thing that children wear out faster than shoes is parents and teachers.

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by Thursday evening.

 

 


Praise and Worship

posted 18 Jul 2017, 03:32 by Richard Jones

We want to say how much we thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from this service at St. Mary's on Sunday 2nd July.  Not having been in the church for some time, we were immediately struck by how clean, fresh and welcoming it now is.  Our thanks to everyone who has been involved in this transformation!

People just kept arriving, young and not-so-young and families.  We know there were people there from Mellor, Balderstone, Samlesbury, Methodists and St. Gabriel's and, perhaps, more besides.

Most of the hymns and songs were contemporary and many of them were clearly familiar to some members of the congregation.  Some, like the 23rd Psalm, were set to a less familiar tune.  Some were joyful, others more contemplative.  All had power and meaning and lovely melodies.  As Rev'd Charles said, in the 18th century Charles Wesley used his God-given talents to compose hymns that we still sing and in the 21st century Stuart Townend and many others are doing exactly the same, for young and old alike, and hopefully to be part of praise and worship for many years to come.

At the end of the service, we spoke to a young couple who had seen the church door open and had just come in to see what was happening.  They then said how much they had enjoyed the evening and were already looking forward to the next occasions.  Their comments were echoed by so many others.

Our thanks to Charles and Cath for putting together such a happy and meaningful service.  Our thanks also, on behalf of everyone, to Debbie Chadwick who so generously provided the Pimms and lemonade in celebration of this lovely occasion!

Jim and Sue  

NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 16th July 2017 – 5th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

posted 14 Jul 2017, 07:08 by Richard Jones

SERVICES

Today

9.30am  All Age Worship

               The Vicar

 

 

Tuesday 18th July

9.30am  Holy Communion

               The Vicar

 

 

Sunday 23rd July

6th Sunday after Trinity

 

9.30am  Parish Communion

               Rev Roland Nicholson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Ros and Len Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Alan Bibby, Father Doran

 

THE DEPARTED

Rita Conway

THIS WEEK

Tuesday 18th July

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30am

 

Saturday 22nd July  7.30 – 9.30pm

Vision Youth Group

See the Parish Magazine for full details

 

NEWS

Church Notice Sheet

THANK YOU to Chris Davis for his production of the weekly

Notice Sheet during the past four years.   I hope I can maintain his high standards.

 

BBQ

Thank You to Alan and Maureen Bell for opening their home for a very enjoyable BBQ; to the Social Committee for their hard work in the planning and running of it; not forgetting the cooks

and those serving the food.   Inspite of inclement weather we achieved a profit of £1,278 for church funds.  Again, thank you.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Sunday 30th July at 11.00am

Benefice United Service at Samlesbury

 

Tuesday 8th August at 7.30pm

Mothers’ Union

Speaker: Judith Scott: ‘Life on the inside’

 

 

Sunday 20th August at 9.30am

There will be a Parish Communion at Mellor

Rev Gary Hunt

 

 

Thought for the Week

‘I never pray more than fifteen minutes, but I never go more than fifteen minutes without praying’

Smith Wigglesworth

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by Thursday evening.

 


NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 9th July 2017 – 4th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

posted 7 Jul 2017, 07:51 by Richard Jones

SERVICES

Today

9.30am  Parish Communion

               The Vicar

 

 

Tuesday 11th July

9.30am  Holy Communion

               The Vicar

 

 

Sunday 16th July

5th Sunday after Trinity

 

9.30am  All Age Worship

               The Vicar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Ros and Len Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Alan Bibby, Father Doran

 

THE DEPARTED

Rita Conway

THIS WEEK

Tuesday 11th July

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am

Mothers’ Union Outing leaves church at 5.45pm

 

 

 

NEWS

Church Notice Sheet

THANK YOU to Chris Davis for his production of the weekly

Notice Sheet during the past four years.   I hope I can maintain his high standards.

 

 

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 22nd July  7.30 – 9.30pm

Vision Youth Group

See the Parish Magazine for full details

 

Sunday 20th August at 9.30am

There will be a Parish Communion

 

 

Tuesday 8th August at 7.30pm

Mothers’ Union

Speaker: Judith Scott: ‘Life on the inside’

 

 

 

Thought for the Week

‘If you want to get to heaven, then you have to travel via King’s Cross’   J.John

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by Thursday evening.

 


NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 – THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

posted 3 Jul 2017, 00:37 by Richard Jones

SERVICES

Today

9.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Canon John Hartley

 

4.00 pm ‘Praise and Worship’

Rev’d Charles Jefferson

Tuesday 4 July

9.30 am Holy Communion

Rev’d Charles Jefferson

 

 

Sunday 9 July

Fourth Sunday after Trinity

 

9.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Charles Jefferson

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Joyce Bill, Janet Hartley, Angela Addison, Margaret Riley, Shirley Squires, Ros Jessop, Harry Clarkson, Alan Bibby, Father Doran.

 

 

THIS WEEK

Tuesday 4 July

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

 

 

Friday 7 July

Church Barbecue 7.00 pm at the home of Alan and Maureen Bell.

 

NEWS

This Notice Sheet

John Hartley has very kindly offered to take over the task of preparing this notice sheet with immediate effect.  Please contact John using the details shown below if you wish to Rosemary is recovering from surgery to remove the growth from her eye but still needs our prayers as she awaits the result...

contribute items in future.  Thank you. 

 

 

Zimbabwe

Happy to report that the folder containing newsletters and correspondence from the orphanage has been found. Thank you to whoever returned it to church. Rita.

Rosemary

Rosemary is recovering from surgery to remove the growth from her eye but still needs our prayers as she awaits the result.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 11 July

Mothers’ Union Summer Outing.

 

 

Tuesday 8 August

Mothers’ Union 7.30 pm.  Speaker - Judith Scott: ‘Life on the Inside’.

 

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by Thursday evening.


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