The Week ahead…
|Sun 1st||08:00||Holy Communion|
|08:40||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|09:30||Family Communion, with children’s church|
|18:00||Evensong with Act of Healing|
|Mon 2nd||13:30||Church cleaning team|
|Wed 4th||10:15||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|Thu 5th||10:00||Churchyard Working Party|
|12:30||Friendship Lunch, St Mark’s Community Hall|
|Sun 8th||08:00||Holy Communion|
|08:40||Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room|
|09:30||Celtic Communion, with children’s church|
|11:00||Baptism service for Oscar|
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: Frits Bolhoven, Kerry Pyatt, Ian Press
Share together with us in prayer for the streets and those who live and work in and around Pennington throughout the week:
|4||Wednesday coffee morning group|
|5||Churchyard Working Group|
|6||Katie and Daniel, on their wedding day|
Our vegetable garden is producing amazing salad leaves and these are available at the back of church on Sundays, donations welcome. This forms part of our Ecochurch ways of living, with all profits to Basics Bank.
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 on the 11th, 18th and 25th September and on the 2nd, 9th and 23rd October.
Lymington Market Stall
On Saturday 24th August we held a bric a brac and book stall and raised a wonderful £103 for St Marks. Many thanks to the helpers who gave their time and support. It really is appreciated. Also grateful thanks to all who donated items.
Metal watering cans
It has been suggested that due to the latest vandalism in the churchyard, we do away with the metal watering cans which almost certainly were used to smash the bird bath, and replace with plastic ones. If you have any at home surplus to requirements, they would be most welcome. The metal ones will, for the moment, be stored in the shed. Please let Ingrid, Churchyard Team or Church Wardens know.
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.
Ride and Stride
A charity initiative towards historic churches through the UK, Ride and Stride is taking place on the 14th September – and St Mark’s are getting involved!
Sponsorship forms are available in church for those who want to walk or ride between neighbouring churches – finding out more about our unique church buildings that underpin communities. More details are available in church and within our latest edition of the Parish Magazine.
Church cleaning group
Our church cleaning group meet on the first Monday of the month, from 1:30pm and are eager to recruit new members! If you have time to spare and can help for a few hours at the start of each month, your help to make St Mark’s spic-and-span is gratfully accepted. Perhaps we’ll see you on the 2nd September?
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.
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’. Donation points at the Co-op garage on the Ampress roundabout and in Waitrose will gladly take your donations, as well as a collection point at St Mark’s and to Basics Bank directly in the United Reform Church on Lymington highstreet.
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.
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.