The Week ahead…
|Sun 24th||08:00||Holy Communion|
|Wed 27th||10:15||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|Thu 28th||13:30||Care Home Communion Services|
|Sun 1st||08:00||Holy Communion|
|09:30||Family Communion with Children’s Church|
|18:00||Advent Carol Service|
Please Pray for…
In need of prayer: Mary and Ted, Kit, Michael, Jill and Brian, Rachel G, Tony, Caroline, Kevin, G, Alex, Paul, Maggie, Barrie, Ilse, Alexander, Bryan, Erica, Dora
Years Mind: Pamela Wilson, Anthony Hayward, Eileen Mapes
Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:
|25||International Day for the elimination of violence against women|
|27||Doctors and nurses|
|30||St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland|
CTLP Christmas Lunch
Christians Together, Lymington and Pennington, representing a wide range of faiths in Lymington and Pennington are hosting a Christmas lunch. On Sundays 1st, 8th and 15th December, they would be grateful for any suitable gifts – or an appropriate donation – for the Christmas tree, wrapped and labelled for a Lady or Gentleman (value around £2 to £4), for guests to take home. Please call Mike and Ann Reynolds on 01590 679084 for details; they advise they will have space for late guests too!
Christmas Fair – can you help?
Continuing on the successes of previous years, Pennington Community Events are organising the 2019 Pennington Christmas Fair Event. It will be taking place on Friday 6th December, 6-8:30pm around Pennington Square and Priestlands Road – with favourites including Santa and his sleigh, live reindeer, fun fair rides, live music from local groups and lots of fun for the whole community. Supported by St Mark’s, Pennington Community Events are seeking to build on the successes of previous years, as an event organised by the community for the community. We have already done a lot to get this event organised. We are looking for support to ensure efforts go even further.
If you want to donate towards the work Pennington Community Events does, you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pennington-community-events-christmas-fair
The Meditation group will be meeting on Monday 9th December in the Lady Chapel at 2:30pm. All are welcome.
BCM Taster Sessions
On Monday 2nd December from 7 to 8:30pm at Wolvesey or Thursday 5th December 2 to 3:30pm at Old Alresford Place, why not find out more about the Bishop’s Commission for Mission? Why did 88 people put themselves through a BCM programme over the last year to become licenced at the Lay Ministries Service in October? What is it all about? And might it be for you too? If you have a heart for God’s mission, but feel you could do with more confidence to grow and develop in your chosen ministry area, then a BCM programme is for you. Before the diocese spring programmes start in January, they are offering two taster sessions where you can come and find out more and ask any questions you would like. Attending a taster session does not commit you to taking a BCM, it is just an opportunity to explore. Everyone is very welcome. More information about the spring programmes can be found on the diocesean website https://www.winchester.anglican.org/bcm/ – please speak to Paul or Rachel if you would like to attend one of the taster sessions.
Calling all volunteers!
6th December: As part of the Pennington Christmas event, St Mark’s will be hosting a number of stalls in the hall at Pennington Junior school. Are you able to help us to man a stall on that evening? Alternatively, can you provide donations of cakes, bricabrac, homemade gifts and tombola prizes for the Christmas fair stalls?
7th December: St Mark’s are eagerly looking forward to hearing ‘Straight Bananas’ perform on the 7th. We’ll be providing refreshements and a raffle …and if you’ve prizes you’d like to donate towards the raffle, or cakes towards the refreshments we would be very grateful!
If you can help with the above, please add your contributions to the list at the back of church.
Christians Together, Lymington and Penningtion invite you to the blessing of the town crib! Come to St Thomas’ Church on Lymington highstreet from 6pm on Friday 29th November.
Skill Share Day
The last Lymington skill share day in the Community Centre was a huge success but they do need a few more electricians for the national skills share day on February 15th. So if you know anyone who might help please let Anne Elliott know.
Notes for your December diary…
Straight Bananas play St Mark’s
Our director of music, Leigh Jerwood, also manages an a cappella group: ‘Straight Bananas’. Singing a variety of eclectic music including music hall, comedy, classical, folk and pop including of course some Christmas music. On the day, also enjoy a raffle and refreshments – join us at St Mark’s from 1:30pm. Tickets, £5.
St Nicholas Singers
…bring Another Christmas Cracker, their annual festive concert. Coming up on Sunday 8th December at 4pm in St Johns Church, Boldre. Tickets £12 and available from Pilley Community Shop, Maxwell Hamilton or through Rosie Adams – please call 01590 677068 for details. To be hosted with mulled wine and mince pies: All proceeds go to local charities.
Christmas Carol Concert at Lymington Hospital
On Thursday 12th December, your voice is invited to help lift a Christmas spirit at Lymington New Forest hospital! Held in the outpatient atrium, this choir led carol service will be followed by refreshments and mincepies. All welcome from 3pm.
Carol Singing On Wednesday 18th December, join us for carol singing at local care homes. Starting at Thornfields at 2:15pm and moving on to Belmore Lodge for 3pm. All voices welcome!