Notices for the third Sunday of Lent

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
Sun 24th 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
  09:00 Looking Forward with St Mark’s
Wed 27th 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
  11:30 Holy Communion
Thu 28th 13:30 Care Home Communions
Sun 31st 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
  09:30 Mothering Sunday Service
  18:00 Evening Praise

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer: Mary and Ted, Kit, Michael, Jill, Rachel G and family, Janet, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Wendy, Alex, Paul
Recently Deceased: Edna Paice, Elizabeth Osey

Neighbourhood Prayers

Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:

25 Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
26 Efford Court
27 Wednesday coffee morning group
28 Allotment holders
29 Teenagers
30 Blackthorn Close
31 Mothering Sunday

New ways to give to St Mark’s?

How many of us carry cash?  Not as many today as has been the case in previous years – where card and mobile contactless payments can be so convenient.

St Mark’s is happy to announce that we can now accept payments for Traidcraft and donations to the work we do via debit and credit card, as well  as mobile contactless methods.  If you want to find our more, speak to our treasurer Teresa for further details!

Roland’s Thanksgiving

Roland Stott, a familiar face to many at St Mark’s – especially as part of our Evensong services – will be celebrated in a service of thanksgiving on Tuesday April 2nd, at 11:30am.  All are welcome to this service, to celebrate and remember his life.

Kneelers

Further to conversations this year and a PCC meeting, we will be keeping all the kneelers that are currently in the pews. We have a store of other kneelers that are no longer used. If you would like to have one or more of these to have at home, please speak to Teresa or Rachel. Any remaining ones on the 30th March will be offered for donation at the spring fair. (Please don’t take home any from the pews, as these are regularly used.)

Can you help towards the Spring Fair?

Please think of us when dividing or moving your plants at this time of year. We need plants to sell at our plant stall at the Spring Fair, on 30th March. If you can help with plants, please speak to Cynthia Chambers in church.

We also need: Cakes, Bric-a-Brac, prizes for Tombola and Draw, help on putting up and taking down stalls, help running stalls, help with serving refreshments, but mostly friends and family of the congregation to come and join in! If you can help, please speak to Eve or Maureen in church – or email ‘enquiries@penningtonchurch.uk’ with your details.

Help our Hall!

Our new windows are bare, and we need your help to raise the money for blinds. St Mark’s Community Hall is a friendly, welcoming, calm environment, for use by the community. Help us to make this space even better, with blinds at the windows: you can donate through our Just Giving campaign at:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/StMarksHallWindows

…or alternatively, please speak to Teresa Nivison for further details.

If you want to book the hall for your event, check out

https://www.stmarks-pennington.org.uk/the-st-marks-community-hall/

Join the Events Committee?

Our events committee work hard to bring new and exciting events to St Mark’s – to help community awareness of what we do, to raise funds for our church and to offer something new to residents of Pennington and Lymington. Would you like to join and help us to make a difference?  Please speak to Eve Jolly if you want to find our more!

New Forest Spring Clean

Come and be part of this Great British Spring Clean, as we work around our community, starting at St Mark’s church from 10:00am to 12 noon on Saturday 6 April. Refreshments and all equipment will be provided: we hope to see you there!

Making a donation through your online shopping?

We’ve just been paid by #easyfundraisng! A HUGE THANK YOU to all our amazing supporters!! Don’t forget to keep using easyfundraising whenever you shop online – there’s over 3,600 shops and sites and it’s FREE money for us – at no cost to yourself in the process!

If you haven’t signed up yet, visit: http://efraising.org/VtP2gveDQ5 and search for St Mark’s PCC.

St Nicholas Spring Concert

The St Nicholas Singers bring you a selection of “Music from Stage and Screen”.  Saturday 27th April, St Johns Church, Boldre at 12:30pm.

Tickets £12 including light refreshments, from Pilley Community Shop, Maxwell Hamilton or Rosie Adams on 01590 677068. All proceeds to local charities.

Moving on from bronze!

We’re inviting anyone that’s interested in taking our Bronze eco-award further to join the meeting on 2nd April, 7pm in the St Mark’s Room – to think more about EcoChurch, and how we can develop this in our church & community.