Notices for the twentieth Sunday after Trinity

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
14th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Family Communion
16th Tue 15:30 Messy Church
17th Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)
    11:30 Holy Communion
18th Thur 09:30 PJS Harvest Service
20th Sat 10:00 Churchyard Community Clean
21st Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following
    09:30 Morning Praise
    18:00 Evensong

Please Pray for…

In need of prayer:Bryan, Mary and Ted, Kit, Derrick, Andrea, Michael, Peggy, Jill, Rachel G and family
At their years mind: Stanley Knight

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

15 Chequers Close
16 Clausen Way, Messy Church
17 Conifer Crescent
18 Corbin Road
19 Cowley Road
20 Curzon Place
21 Rachel, our Priest-in-Charge

Community Churchyard Clean

Pennington residents and church congregation are invited to help with an annual clean and tidy of the churchyard, in time for our annual rememberance Sunday service. All welcome from 10am on the 20th October!

We will be working in various parts of the churchyard with tasks ranging from strimming, edging, pruning, attending to graves and so forth.  We recommend that you wear suitably protective clothing.  We will supply tools – but if you want to bring your own, please feel free to do so (if you are bringing your own tools, you will be responsible for these).  We will have access to St. Mark’s Room where drinks and snacks will be available.

Hard work deserves tea, coffee and snacks: volunteers to help serve refreshments through the 20th from the St Mark’s room will be greatly appreciated, as will donations of cake.  If you can help in this regard, please speak to Teresa, Rachel or Ingrid.

A need for plastic bottles!

Can you help? We’re collecting empty plastic bottles – ideally drinks bottles 500ml, 1l, 2l, for making poppies with the local schools. A box to donate your unused plastic bottles is available in the porch.

An invitation to All Souls

Every year the Church remembers those we love who have died. The traditional name for this time is “All Souls”. At St. Mark we hold a special service to remember those who have died, especially those who have died in the last few years. This year the service will be on Sunday 28th October at 3pm and will be followed by tea and refreshments to which everyone is invited.

Over the years many people have found that this service has helped them to take a further step towards the healing of their memories and emotions as we remember those who have died and whom we have commended into the care of God. We extend a warm invitation to you to attend this service. Any members of your family and friends, who would like to come to the service, including children, will be very welcome. The service includes an opportunity to remember people by name and to light a candle as a symbol of our love for them. We will also have hymns and short readings. We do hope you will be able to join us and we look forward to welcoming you: if you would like a name read out on the day, please add this to the form at the back of church.

Samaritans Purse Shoeboxes

A reminder that shoeboxes should be handed to Shirley in church, by the 21st October please!

A date for your diary

on the evening of 3rd December a concert will be held in church by the very popular Sing Sway. Further details to follow.

Ways of Giving to St Mark’s

Donation envelopes for the new year’s giving scheme, which commences on the 4th November, will be available to collect this Sunday.

Alternatively, why not consider donating to the work we do through the Parish Giving Scheme?  A monthly direct debit that you can increase or decrease as you need easily?  Speak to Maureen for further details, or visit:

https://www.stmarks-pennington.org.uk/donate/