Notices for the Third Sunday of Advent

The Week ahead…

Date Time Event
Sun 15th 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Family Communion with Children’s Church
  18:00 Evensong
Tue 17th 15:30 Messy Church
Wed 18th 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room
  11:30 Holy Communion
  14:15 Thornfields Carol Service
  15:00 Belmore Lodge Carol Service
  19:00 Fun Carols
Sun 22nd 08:00 Holy Communion
  09:30 Morning Praise
  17:00 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: Maggie Sparks, Bob Sparks

Neighbourhood Prayers

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

15 Grandparents
16 Genoa Close
17 Messy Church
18 International Migrants Day
19 Curzon Place
20 International Human Solidarity Day
21 Renouf Close

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.

Carols 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 – budding singers can meet at St Mark’s at 1:50pm.

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, to be held at All Saints Church, Hordle.

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.

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.

Christingles

The Pennington Christingle Factory is coming back for 2019, with all volunteers welcome at the vicarage from 3pm on Monday 23rd December. No previous experience necessary!

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.

Pilgrim in 2020

We’re continuing our day time Pilgrim sessions in the new year! Join us from 11am on the 20th January, 3rd and 24th February, 9th and 23rd March and 6th April – as we unpack the Beatitudes!

Thank you!

A huge thank you to all who either attended or helped with our recent events – be helping Pennington Community Events with their Christmas fair in the village on Friday, us with our stalls in the school hall, or even for just turning up to enjoy the evening, despite the threat of rain! Further thanks to volunteers, those who donated towards the raffle, all who attended – and especially our director of music Leigh and her vocally talented friends who entertained us on Saturday with their ‘Straight Bananas’ concert!

St Mark’s can only do what we do because of you; thank you for being a part of our journey.

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