Notices for the Second Sunday of Advent

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
Sun 8th 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Family Communion with Children’s Church
Mon 9th 11:00 Pilgrim Course, The Commandments, St Mark’s Room
CANCELLED 14:30 Meditation Group, Lady Chapel
Wed 11th 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room
  11:30 Holy Communion
Sun 15th 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Family Communion with Children’s Church
  18:00 Evensong

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: Bill Saunders, Sarah White, Derrick Dashwood, Greta Rickaby-Barnett

Recently Deceased: Kathleen Seal

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

8 Mead Road
9 Oak Tree Mews
10 Human Rights Day
11 Wednesday coffee morning
12 Wilverley Close
13 Messy Church
14 Leelands

St Mark’s Draw Club

The draw club winners for November are…

  • 1st Prize – No 386
  • 2nd Prize – No 115
  • 3rd Prize – No 761

Christmas Services at St Mark’s

Fun Carol Service

18th – Join us at St Mark’s from 7pm, for our fun carol service: come and sing your favourite Christmas songs and carols, with fun readings and poetry!

Carol Service

22nd – From 5pm, join St Mark’s for a carol service, looking forward to Christmas, only three days away!

Crib and Christingle Service

24th – One for the kids (please bring a responsible adult!) – from 5pm, celebrating the upcoming birth of Christ.

Midnight Communion

24th – With Christmas day only a short time away, join us at 11:30pm for Midnight Communion: seeing in the new Christmas day.

Family Communion on Christmas Day

25th – It’s Christmas morning! Celebrate the birth of our Saviour with friends at St Mark’s from 9:30am.

Meditation Group

The meditation group will no longer be meeting on Monday 9th December as previously advertised. We look forward to our next meeting in the new year.

Water Aid

A large Christmas card will be at the back of church to sign – wishing each other a happy Christmas and to collect donations towards Water Aid.

CTLP Christmas Lunch

Christians Together, Lymington and Pennington, representing a wide range of faiths in Lymington and Pennington are hosting a Christmas lunch.

On 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!

Anne’s last day

The paperwork is now complete, and we can confirm that Rev’d Anne Elliott’s last service in St Mark’s Church Pennington will be Sunday 12th January at 9:30am.

Later that day, we will have a farewell afternoon tea in St Mark’s Community Hall from 3pm – all are welcome. The licensing service for Anne’s new role will take place on Sunday 8th February at 4pm, with further details to be available nearer the time.

Please support and encourage Anne as she prepares to finish her ministry in this place, and to offer her skills, passions and strengths to the community at Tiptoe. We are so grateful for all the work that she has done, and delighted that a nearby community will be able to benefit from her ministry too.

Notes for your December diary…

Strictly Come Crafting Club

On Tuesday December 10th, Julie is coming to talk to us about making Boomerang Bags (search for ‘Boomerang Bags New Forest’ online for more details) – these are bags made from old bits of material and remnants. All are welcome to come from 1:30 to 4pm. £2 per session to include light refreshments of mince pies, Christmas cake and shortbread biscuits. There will also be a small Christmas Raffle (4 tickets – £1).

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!

Living the difference

…With Mark Greene on Saturday 18th January. Taking place at Lymington Baptist Church with a morning session from 9:30am to 12:30pm and an afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm.

In the morning covering the subject of Faith at work – beyond evangelism and ethics: at work, how can we live the difference that Jesus makes? Or in the afternoon, Whole life discipleship – living out the Great Commission: guilt free.

All welcome to one – or both – sessions (cost £7 per session including light refreshments). Further details, along with details on how to purchase tickets, available here.

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