St Mary’s Update – 10th May 2018

St Mary’s Update – 10th May 2018

St Mary’s Church update for 10th May provides listings of services and other events and news.  This update includes Messy Church and Pentecost services, Thy Kingdom Come wave of prayer, Home Groups, Christian Aid Week and news about a Garden Party and General Data Protection Regulations.

Messy ChurchMessy Church

The next Messy Church is Sunday 13th May at 9:30 am.  This month’s theme is The Lord’s Prayer—Messy Church Style!  Join us for a family-friendly, informal service with uplifting worship songs and fun activities for all

Thy Kingdom Come

10 days of Prayer from 10 to 20 May.   St Mary’s is taking part in this global movement which invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. Contact [email protected] if you would like a copy of the special prayer booklets, or visit www.thykingdomcome.global for more details.  You can also visit the website – https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ or watch the video…

Christian Aid Week—13-19 May

There will be a house to house collection in West Bergholt between 13-19 May. Please give if you can, your donations make a real difference to people like Vilia, whose lives were torn apart by the hurricane in Haiti. For other inspiring stories on how your money is helping, visit https://www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week.

Pentecost Service at Kingsland Church

With Graham Kendrick and guest speaker Bishop Roger.  Graham Kendrick is possibly the most established name in Contemporary Christian Music.  Graham has a huge anointing and has helped to shape the way we worship in churches today.  Bishop Roger Morris gained his current title in 2014 when he and his family moved from Worcester, He is passionate about films and music, loves festivals and even manages a stage at Greenbelt.

Please join the Churches of Colchester as we unite to celebrate and pray in an exciting and uplifting celebration.  It takes place on Sunday 20th May at 6.30pm Kingsland Church Colchester 86 London Road (above aldi), Colchester, CO3 9DW.

New Data Protection Regulations

After 25 May, St Mary’s Church will need your consent to send you electronic newsletters, if you have subscribed to them you will shortly receive an email with more information about this.

Church Garden Party

This is taking place at The Rectory, Church Close on Saturday 2nd June, 2-4pm.  There will be a cake stall, tea & scones, games for children, raffle & tombola stalls! Donations of tombola & raffle prizes welcome! Please bring to the church office Mon, Tues, Thurs or Fri 9am-1pm.

Home Groups

We have 2 home groups who meet regularly to study the Bible together:

  • Michael Foster’s group who meet on Tuesday evenings @ 8pm, fortnightly starting on Tues 17 April, and
  • Gill Partridge’s group who meet on Monday afternoons @ 1.30-2.30pm fortnightly starting 23/4

Please contact Michael Foster on 01206 241022 for more details.

Services & Other Dates

All events are at St Mary’s unless stated otherwise.  Kids’ Church is our new form of Sunday school for children.  Services at St Mary’s unless stated otherwise.

Friday 11 May 7.45 pm Wired Youth Club
Sunday 13 May 9.30am Messy Church (no Kids’ Church)
Communion at St Peter’s, Boxted
11.15am Communion at All Saints’, GH
Christian Aid Week until 19th May
6.30pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 20 May 8.00am Communion at St Mary’s, Langham
9.30am Family Service at St Mary’s, Langham
10.15am Service at St Luke’s, Highwoods Community Centre (no service at St John’s, Great Horkesley)
11.15am  Holy Communion led by Mandy Elmes, with Kids’ Church
Sunday 27 May 8.00am Communion at All Saints, Great Horkesley
9.30am Praise on 4 Café Church, with Kids’ Church
Communion at St Peter’s, Boxted
11.15am Service 4 All at All Saints, Great Horkesley
Saturday 2 June  2.00pm Church Garden Party at the Rectory
Sunday 3 June 9.30am Communion
Communion at St Peter’s, Boxted
11.15am Morning Praise at St John’s, Great Horkesley