St. Mark’s News from the Pew Sheet for the SECOND SUNDAY of ADVENT (09/12/18)
Christmas Preparations: Tomorrow evening, the building will get a bit of spit and polish whilst the Christmas tree is erected, lit and dressed. Please meet from 6.30pm if you can lend a hand. Bring along your rags and feather dusters: refreshments will be provided!
Weddings: We have two December weddings here at St. Mark’s – the first will be held at 1.00pm on Sunday, 16th and the second is scheduled for 1.00pm on Saturday, 22nd. Please pray for Stewart and Ruth and for Matthew and Emily as they prepare for their big day.
Church Queen’s Christmas Hamper: Tickets at £2 per strip are still available for the draw which will take place on Sunday 16th December.
SANCTUS: Gifts for children and adults will be collected at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve. Toys, toiletries, socks, gloves (unwrapped) will be gratefully received and delivered in readiness for Christmas Day.
Carol Singing: We are invited to sing carols for the residents of Alison House at 7.15pm on Wednesday, 12th December. Please join us if you can.
The LION: Please be sure to pick up a copy of the monthly sheet for December from the back of church today. It has an Advent reflection to contemplate which keys rather well with today’s readings. Another LION will be issued closer to Christmas.
Children’s Society: Those of you with Children’s Society boxes are invited to bring them in anytime now and hand them to Sue Morley so that they can be emptied, counted and the money sent off – thanks.
Festival of Carols: This year’s Parish Carol Service will be held at 4.30pm on Sunday, 16th December. As usual it will take the form of a traditional Nine Lessons and Carols featuring our choir.
Rehearsal: Please note that a wedding rehearsal will take place in church at 7.40pm on Thursday (13/12).
Contemplative Prayer: Our next hour of contemplative prayer in the Lady Chapel will be offered at 7.30pm on Thursday, 20th December.
Reading Circle: Those currently reading the Samuel Wells book are invited to share their thoughts on Chapter 2 at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 2nd January.
PCC Meeting: The first PCC meeting on the New Year will take place from 7.00pm on Tuesday. 8th January.