Notices for the Third Sunday of Lent

Services from 4th March

Sunday 4th

Holy Communion – 8:00am
For readings, please speak with leader

Celtic Eucharist – 9:30am

  • Old Testament: Exodus 20. v 1 – 7
  • New Testament: 1 Corinthians 1. v 18 – 25
  • Gospel: John 2. v 13 – 22
  • Hymns: 19, 4, 382, 186

Evensong with Act of Healing – 6:00pm

  • Old Testament: Exodus 5. v 1 – 6. v 1
  • New Testament: Philippians 3. v 4b – 14
  • Psalm: 11, 12
  • Hymns: 625, 437, 105

Wednesday 7th

Sharing Scripture – 11:00am
Holy Communion – 11:30am

Sunday 11th

Holy Communion – 8:00am
Family Worship, Mothering Sunday – 9:30am

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Jack, Bryan, Mary and Ted, Kit, John, Mervin, Mary, Martin, Barry, Derrick, Elaine, Caroline, Andrea, Michael
Years Mind: Frank Barron, Milly Barron, Richard Press, Wendy Simpson, Cheryl Burbidge
Recently Departed: Betty Brunyee, Tom Adlem

Neighbourhood Prayers

Share together with us in prayer for our neighbourhood throughout the week:

4 Lower Pennington Lane
5 Mead Road
6 Maple Court
7 Meadowlands
8 Meadow Road
9 Milford Road
10 Middle Common Road

Dates for your diary…

On Saturday 17th March at St Mark’s Community Hall from 10 – 12noon our Spring Fayre is being organised, entrance £1 to include a drink and biscuits. There will be plants, cakes, tombola, books, bricabrac, lucky dip and free cream egg for every child. If you have any plants, cakes or bricabrac they would be most welcome. Please bring them along to church – plants could be brought over on the day.

On Sunday 22nd April we hope to have a Spring Concert in church to celebrate the renovation of the church organ and give thanks for the Open Garden event, taking place from 12 until 5pm on the same day. There will be poetry readings, organ and various instrumental music pieces and choir songs, beginning at 6:30pm with teas and coffees. Donations in aid of the organ fund and church building renovations will be gratefully accepted: a clipboard is available at the back of church, if you wish to register to help or donate anything towards the day!

Ways to give to St Marks

A reminder that we have St Mark Collection Boxes available at the back of Church. Why not take one home fill with odd change to bring back on our Patronal Festival Sunday April 22nd.

Fairtrade Feast

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 26th February to 11th March so how about switching one of your everyday non-fair products to a fair trade version? There are lots of goodies to choose from including tea, coffee, sugar, marmalade, honey, cookies and even toilet tissue and washing up liquid. Pat can always order any items not available on our Traidcraft stall. Why not give it a go?  Let’s all try and help others so much less fortunate than ourselves by buying some Traidcraft goodies.

Ordinary people helping others

A series of Tuesday evening talks continues in All Saints Church Hall, Hordle, from 7:30pm with refreshments. All welcome, admission is free.

Tuesday 6th March: Cynthia Wilson talking about the Street Pastors

Tuesday 13th March: Ginny Balchin + Francis Daniel from Counselling Together.

Pennington Poppets

A new toddler and carer group, Pennington Poppets, will be meeting at the St Mark’s Community Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 9.00-11:00am. (term time only).  Adults £1.50, Children free.  Please invite friends and neighbours with pre-school children.

Jars of Change for Water Aid in Lent

Why not make a difference through donation this Lent?  We’ve labels in church for your empty jam jars, if you want to save towards Water Aid, during this Lenten period.

Sharing Scripture through Lent

Sharing Scripture continues at 11am on Wednesdays through Lent: the 7th, 14th and 21st March, covering a variety of topics on a Lenten theme.

Meditation Group

The meditation group comes together monthly and our next session will continue on Monday 12th March at 2:30pm in the Lady Chapel. We aim to have a theme for quiet reflection and some peaceful music: everyone is welcome to join us.

Home insurance and your local church?

To celebrate their 130th anniversary, Ecclesiastical is offering to donate £130 to our church, for every new home insurance policy taken out. For details please see notice in church, or visit the Ecclesiastical website:

https://www.ecclesiastical.com/Trust130