The Week ahead…
|Sun 22nd||08:00||Holy Communion|
|08:40||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|Wed 25th||10:15||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|19:00||Pilgrim: The Beatitudes|
|Thu 26th||13:30||Care Home Communions|
|Sat 28th||14:30||Priestlands History Talk|
|Sun 29th||08:00||Holy Communion|
|08:40||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|09:30||Family Communion, with children’s church|
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
Recently Deceased: Jean Meffen
Years Mind: Frank Gardner, Kenneth Luker, Barbara Sparks, Pip Hunt, John Gates
Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:
|22||Those with multiple sclerosis|
|24||Our Strictly come Crafting group|
|25||Homewood House Care Home|
|26||World Maritime Day|
|27||Those close to death|
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 third session on the 25th September and continuing on the 2nd, 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!
Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal
If you would like to have a shoebox to fill for a needy child for Christmas, this will be available from the 15th September! If you prefer, there will also be a collection box at the back of church for donations of gifts. For further details, please speak with Shirley.
Musketeer Race Night
There are five missing names from the Pennington War Memorial. These were villagers who fell in World War 1 and were forgotten when the memorial was erected. A temporary plaque has been made by The British Legion and The Musketeer regulars are currently attempting to raise the money to carve the names onto the memorial. With this in mind they are holding a Race Night on Saturday September 28th from 7pm in the marquee behind the pub, with all profits to go to this fund. Please show your support and enjoy a fun night out!
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.
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?
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.
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.
Priestlands: An Ancient Pennington Estate
Will you join us for a fully illustrated talk, hosted by local historians Geraldine Beech and Pauline Shirley? Coming up on Saturday 28th September from 2:30pm, tickets are available on the door at £5 per person, to include light refreshments. All proceeds towards the work of St Mark’s in the community.