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St Mary's Notices - 25th February 2024

Please join us this Sunday for Morning Worship at 10am and Evening Communion at 6pm [both with Advocate]. This week the readings are Genesis 17:1-7,15-16 and Mark 8:31-38 and we’ll be thinking about Jesus’ challenging call to his followers to ‘take up your cross’. There will be a children’s group during the 10am service and an advocate slot on behalf of Hope Against Cancer at both services (see below for prayer pointers). Everyone welcome!

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Mossy Church – Saturday 24th February at 3pm

At Mossy Church this month we are thinking about being blind, hearing the story of a blind beggar and making paint brushes to use with mud paint. Followed by marshmallows and hot chocolate!

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St Mary’s Singing - Sunday 25th February at 11:15am

Many apologies to everyone for not being able to meet last Sunday. To make up for it, please can we meet this Sunday (25th) if convenient – same time as usual, 11:15am-12pm. Everyone welcome, as always!

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Lent Course Session 2 – Wednesdays 28th Feb at 7:30pm

The Lent course started this Wednesday, the 21st of Feb but it’s not too late to join – please come
along any Wednesday evening you are able to. This year we are studying the Gospel of Mark:
“Living the Way of Jesus in the World" If you would like to join in, please email Adele revadele@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk.

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Table Talk – Wednesday 28th February at 12pm

This group warmly invites anyone who would welcome some company whether they live alone or not. It is a lovely opportunity to meet together to share lunch and chat. The meetings take place on the last Wednesday of each month at the Toby Carvery, Forest Road at 12 noon. Please contact admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk if you would like any more details. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Tower Group Meeting – Friday 23rd February at 8pm

The next meeting will be at the Forest Gate (i.e. the Toby Carvery on Forest Road) on Friday 23rd February. We start between 8pm and 8:15pm. All men are welcome to join us over a drink and friendly discussions about work, St. Mary’s, local issues, and people’s interests.

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Eco Fair – Saturday 18th May, 10am-4pm at St Mary’s

This will be an ‘Open Church’ event offering information and activities related to care for our world. The church will be decorated with a rainbow theme, and we hope to have refreshments, crafts, a woodland trail, and community run stalls. The theme will also be celebrated in our Sunday (Pentecost) services ending with Worship with a Classical Flavour. Please put the date in your diaries and think who you might invite to come along. We’re going to need lots of volunteers to help decorate as well as to help out on the day – more information and requests for help will follow! If you’d like to know more or get involved in the planning, please contact admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk.

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St Mary’s Singing! – Sunday 18th February 11:15am-12pm

Our next choir meeting will be this Sunday 18th February - everyone of ALL ages welcome! Don’t worry if you can’t make each month – just come whenever you can. Hope to see you there!

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St Mary's Notices - 18th February 2024

We would love you to join us for one of our services this Sunday 18th February. All-Together Communion will be at 10am and Evening Worship will take place at 6pm. Liz Rawlings will be leading us in thinking about new beginnings with God. There will be a children’s group at the 10am service. This week’s readings are Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15.

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Ash Wednesday Service - Wednesday 14th February at 7:30pm

All are welcome to join us for this traditional communion service to mark the beginning of Lent, a time of reflection, self-denial, and study over the days to Easter. There will be the opportunity to receive the sign of the cross in ashes, an ancient sign of penitence.

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Midweek Communion – Ash Wednesday 14th February at 11:30am

All are welcome to join us for a short service of communion with the option of ashing, followed by a simple but delicious soup lunch! Recognising health concerns, we will continue serving communion by intinction. Please invite friends and think if there is anyone who might welcome a lift.

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Monday Morning Group – Monday 12th February at 10:15am

Our next meeting is at Emmanuel on the 12th of February - a talk, ‘A Vet’s Life’, by a retired vet. We start with coffee at 10:15am and look forward to welcoming any and all ladies and gentlemen.

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St Mary's Notices - 11th February 2024

Please join us for All-Together Worship at 10am and Evening Communion at 6pm this Sunday. The readings this week are 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9 – the story of the Transfiguration. We’ll be exploring
the gospel reading at both services – in a more interactive way in the morning and with communion at 6pm.

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Eve Piano Trio Concert – REARRANGED for Friday 9th February 7:30pm at St Mary’s

If you feel like enjoying a relaxing and uplifting evening with music and refreshments, the EVE Piano Trio will be presenting a concert on Friday 9th Feb at St Mary’s. Playing classical favourites including Haydn’s Gypsy Trio, movements from Schubert’s beautiful Piano Trio and seasonal music - including music from the Nutcracker, the Skaters’ Waltz and more! The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are free, but as space is limited, please book in advance (details are in the newsletter). Everybody welcome - please support our concert and church by donating at the end – thank you!

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St Mary’s Ladies Meeting – Tuesday 6th February at 10:30am

The St Mary’s Ladies Meeting will take place on Tuesday, 6th February at 10:30 am. This will be a planning meeting for the new year. We will continue to support the Food Bank and the current list of requirements includes Sugar, Coffee, Toothpaste, Toilet Rolls, Biscuits and small tins of Tomatoes, Beans, Meat and Vegetables suitable for a single person. All donations are gratefully accepted. Please contact the parish office for details of the venue: admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk. New members are always welcome.

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St Mary's Notices - 4th February 2024

Everyone is very welcome to join us for All-Together Communion at 10am and Evensong at 6pm this Sunday 4th February. The theme of this week’s service is ‘Kingdom Culture’ and the readings are Isaiah 25:6-9 and Matthew 6:25-34.

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Table Talk – Wednesday 31st January at 12pm

This group warmly invites anyone who would welcome some company whether they live alone or not. It is a lovely opportunity to meet together to share lunch and chat. The meetings take place on the last Wednesday of each month at the Toby Carvery, Forest Road at 12 noon. Please contact admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk if you would like any
more details.

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Mossy Church - Moved to the FOURTH Saturday of each month

Starting from this month, Mossy Church is moving to the 4th Saturday of every month (3pm-4.30pm). Therefore the next Mossy Church will meet on Saturday 27th January at 3pm.

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Loughborough Churches Partnership United Service – Sunday 21st January at 6:30pm

Please come along if you are able, to join in this annual opportunity to worship together with people from other churches across Loughborough. This years’ service is being hosted by Loughborough Baptist Church, and we recommend you arrive in time to park at the Beehive Car Park. The guest speaker is Phil Knox, author of Story Bearer and The Best of Friends. He is passionate about making Jesus known and seeing communities thrive. Please note there will be no evening service at St Mary’s this Sunday.

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St Mary's Notices - Sunday 21st AND Sunday 28th January

Please join us for our All-Together Communion service on Sunday 21st January at 10am. This week we’ll be considering two more ‘callings’ – that of Jonah and of the first disciples. There will be a children’s
group and opportunity to share in communion together. The readings are Jonah 3:1-10 and Mark 1:14-20.

Next week (Sunday 28th January), Morning Worship will take place at 10am and Evening Communion will be at 6pm (both with an Advocate slot). As we celebrate the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, we’ll be thinking about the role of older people in encouraging others to praise and worship. The readings will be Malachi 3:1-5 and Luke 2:22-40. There will be a children’s group during the morning service and an update about Intercare at both services.

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