St. Mark’s News from the Pew Sheet for Sunday (17th December 2017)….
January Rota: A general service rota for January is available from the north aisle cupboard. If you lead, preach or intercede during public worship, please take a copy.
Children’s Society: Those with boxes for the CS are now invited to bring them in for emptying and counting.
LION: Please pick up your copy of the Christmas and New Year LION which is available today.
Thank you… to everyone who helped to make last night’s parish Christmas Meal so enjoyable!
NHS Appeal: Laura Barlow has brought to our attention an opportunity to show some care to elderly patients in hospital over Christmas. Appropriate gifts (unwrapped) can be given directly to Laura. Please see the pink A4 flyer on the table at the back of church.
SPOTLIGHT: The latest edition of the diocesan magazine is available to take away today. You’ll find them on the table at the back of church.
CAMEO: Please note that the CAMEO Luncheon Club will be taking a break between 20th December and 3rd January inclusive. Normal service will be resumed at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 10th January 2018.
Carol Service: This evening at 4.30pm we are offering a traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Thank You… for the really generous contributions to the Food Bank’s Christmas collection. Eithne and Michael delivered five boxes full of goods from here last week.
Baptisms: Today we welcome to our 09h30 service… Jude Alexander HOPKINSON together with brothers, Billy peter and Vinny Joe BROWN. Please hold these three boys, their parents, godparents and friends in your prayers.
– Christmas Eve / Day –
CRIB SERVICE: The local refugee and asylum seeker project will benefit again this year’s crib service. There are no special requests, so gifts for men, women and children will be welcomed. The service will be held on Christmas Eve at 4.30pm but be early, it’s very popular!
MIDNIGHT MASS: Our first Holy Communion of Christmas will be held on Christmas Eve at 11.30pm.
CHRISTMAS DAY: We will hold a Holy Communion service at 8.00am (according to the Book of Common Prayer) and a Family Communion service with carols at 9.30am.
There will be no Morning Prayer said in church at 8.00am on Wednesday, 27th December; however, a Holy Communion service will be offered at 10.30am.