The Week ahead…
|Sun 29th||08:00||Holy Communion|
|08:40||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s|
|09:30||Family Communion, with children’s church|
|Mon 30th||11:00||Pilgrim Course|
|Wed 2nd||10:15||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|19:00||Pilgrim Course, The Beatitudes, St Mark’s Room|
|Thu 3rd||10:00||Churchyard Working Party|
|12:30||Friendship Lunch (by invitation)|
|Sat 5th||10:00||Churchyard clear-up day|
|Sun 6th||08:00||Holy Communion|
|10:30||Family Worship for Harvest|
|12:00||Harvest Lunch, Community Hall (pre-purchased ticket)|
|18:00||Evensong with Act of Healing|
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, Selatin
Years Mind: Pamela Smith
Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:
|29||Our Lady and St Joseph school|
|1||World Habitat Day|
|5||World Teachers’ Day|
Pilgrim Course – the Beatitudes
Our successful Pilgrim course groups will be meeting again during the evenings to discuss the New Testament’s response to the Ten Commandments; the Beatitudes! All are welcome to join us from 7pm in the St Mark’s Room in church – meeting for the fourth session on the 2nd October and continuing on the 9th and 23rd October.
Pilgrim Course – The Commandments
Our Pilgrim sessions are returning in the day too, taking the topic of the Commandments to task! Starting on Monday 30th September at 11am, and continuing on the 7th and 21st October, 4th and 18th November and concluding on the 2nd December. Join us in the St Mark’s room!
Our harvest lunch which is being held on 6th October at the Community Hall is once again being kindly prepared by Lanes of Lymington restaurant.
The price is £13.50 and there is a list at back of church for you to add your names to.
We have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor for Pennington Junior School. If you are interested in supporting us with this important work with our Church Junior School, please talk to Rachel.
We’ve received an update from the Children’s Society; thank you to all who collect through the year for this charity: your contributions this year helped towards their causes at over £300.
New Forest Street Pastors Concert
Do come along and support New Forest South Street Pastors with an evening of song as the Bournemouth Male Voice Choir in concert with the Friday Girls perform at St Saviours Church, Brockenhurst!
Coming up on Saturday 12th October from 7pm, entry is free with freshments available – and a retiring collection towards the valuable work the Street Pastors perform in our communities.
Capturing memories of St Mark’s
We’re eager to document St Mark’s over the decades – and would welcome any photographs visitors to our church may have taken, and would like to share with us! Weddings, funerals, baptisms, confirmations, events and special services: our church is often central to the community – would you have photos you can share with firstname.lastname@example.org at all?
New Forest Basics Bank
With the season of harvest approaching, please remember the needs of those who rely on the services of ‘New Forest Basics Bank’. They suggest that they are especially in need of:
- Tinned goods – such as hot and cold meals, hot dogs, meat balls, fish such as tuna, sardines or pilchards, vegetables – such as peas, carrots, mixed veg, sweetcorn or potatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans or butter beans – fruit, custard or rice pudding.
- Jarred goods such as marmalade or jam (not homemade please), UHT milk coffee, puddings.
- Soups, packet noodles, rice, savoury biscuits.
- Bathroom items, such as toothpaste and tooth brushes.
- Kitchen items, such as kitchen rolls, J-cloths, washing up liquid and washing powder.
In the Autumn we aim, with the help of the Community, to spend a day giving the churchyard an extra clear up – covering more areas than our monthly helpers can manage. If you can assist in this way or with refreshments, please speak with Ingrid or Maureen. The date is Saturday 5th October meeting from 10am at the Church. Monthly, members of our churchard team spend time to keep areas of the church grounds neat and tidy, but once or twice a year we invite the community to help us to really make our churchyard especially welcoming for all in Pennington.