An update for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Covid 19 Omicron Variant Update

In the light of the Omicron variant now present in the UK along with masks now being mandatory in shops and on public transport, we ask that all visitors should please wear a mask when attending services and events in the Church buildings. In line with Government guidance, please do consider taking a free NHS Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before your visit too.

The following activities are taking place each week. All are welcome to join us:

Sundays

  • 8am – BCM Communion Service
  • 10am – Contemporary Service (Communion service on the first and third Sunday of the month, informal morning praise on the second and fourth Sunday of the month)
  • ~10:45am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

Mondays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:30am-12 – Zoom Study group on Pennington Church general zoom link

Tuesdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 11am-12 – TakeTime Meditation Group on Zoom – Parish Prayer zoom link

Wednesdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 10:15-11am – Zoom Coffee on Pennington Church general zoom link

Thursdays

  • 9-9:20am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link
  • 1-2:30pm – Fareshare Larder – St Mark’s Community Hall Car Park

Fridays

  • 9-9:20am – Morning Prayer on Zoom with Sarah and Jane – Parish Prayer zoom link

Saturdays

  • 9-10 Parish prayers on zoom, followed by coffee – Parish Prayer zoom link

Join us through Christmas

December
Wed 22nd6pmFun Carols
Fri 24th4pmChristingle / Crib service
 7:45pmChristmas Eve Communion (a bit before midnight)
Sat 25th10amChristmas Day Communion
Sun 26th 8amBCP Communion
January
Sun 2nd 8amBCP Communion
Epiphany10amCommon Worship Communion

Treemendous Celebration

3,000 lights and 100 trees lighting up Pennington by Christmas Eve – and we need your help to make it happen! Decorate a hand crafted wooden tree or display a light for the community, ready for the 10th December.

A volunteer in the village is busy cutting out over 100 wooden 2D Christmas Trees (each 1.2m high) which will be secured to the church hedge – from the 10th December, and the forest of trees will continue to grow as more are return.

The Trees will be available to collect from Friday 3rd December – in the front garden of the Vicarage, Ramley Road, Pennington, SO41 8HF.

We ask for a £5 donation towards your tree-mendous canvas – your donation going towards this and future community events managed by St Mark’s Church, Pennington.

We’ve more information about this event here.

Christingle pressgang!

Come and join us on Wednesday 22nd December in church, where we prepare for Christmas Eve’s Christingle service! We’re assembling Christingles (socially distanced and masked, but bring your own cup and we will fill it with coffee) and need your nimble fingers to help the assemble, from 10:15am.

Get involved; would you like to contribute with readings or intercessions?

Key parts of a church services are in sharing the wisdom within our Bibles and through prayer, giving thanks and sharing our fears and concerns with our loving God.

If you would like to contribute to the work we do in the form of the readings or leading in prayer, do please get in touch – we’d love to include you in our services. You don’t have to be able to be in the building for reading either; we can include you pre-recorded too!

Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Daily Prayer

With St Thomas in Lymington, we continue to ‘pray for our nation, for its leaders, its health and essential services and all those who suffer’ this week at 9am on Zoom. Led by Jane Nicholson from St Mark’s and Sarah Salisbury from St Thomas, this now runs Monday through Friday. Please do join them either by computer or phone:

  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
  • Meeting ID: 895 2990 2640 Passcode: 2020
  • Dial in from a landline phone: 0131 460 1196

Christmas Lunch by St Thomas Church

St Thomas have enough volunteers for Christmas day lunch now – but they still have places for 17 people who are on their own that day, lonely and deserving and are working their way through messages.

They ask if there are other charities like foodbank or good neighbour at the hospice, hospital transport or any other local organisations if they need assistance and perhaps those volunteers who are still out there would be interested in assisting them instead.

Ring the church between 9am and 12pm on 01590 676194 to book a place or email lymingtonchurch.org

Rachel’s art for sale!

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If you’d like to purchase art that our priest Rachel has created and showed in our our worship recently, please check out our new Red Bubble shop. Profits from sales of these items all go to support the ministry of Pennington Church.

YouTube and Facebook

All our services can be found on our YouTube channel here. We also stream our services on our Facebook page too, here.

Online Connection Information

Zoom Details

  • Pennington Church General Zoom link:
  • From a landline phone: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 971 631 0618 Passcode: 1839
  • Parish Prayer Zoom Link:
  • From a landline phone: 0203 481 5240 Meeting ID: 895 2990 2640 Passcode: 2020

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PenningtonChurch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarksChurchPennington

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