This week, Heavenly Father, we pray for our own communities of Radcliffe on Trent and Shelford. We pray for the various churches, the schools, the organisations and the Parish Council. We pray for our shops and other businesses, for the transport, which gets us to and from our work or pleasure both locally and further afield. We pray for the people both old and young that their lives may be fulfilling and we pray for those many people who live in both communities who have not yet turned to Jesus. Finally we pray that every one of us can be a good example of your Love.
1st Reading 1 Timothy Ch. 2 vv. 1 – 7
Gospel Reading Matthew Ch. 6 vv. 25 - 33
Ist Reading Hebrews Ch.1 vv. 1-4 Ch. 2 vv. 5-12
Gospel Reading Mark Ch 10 vv. 2 – 16
PLEASE NOTE - I am away this week. Please pass any notices you wish for Pews News to Mita Johnson. I shall be back for the following week. Martin
SHINE THE LIGHT - October 31st 5-7pm This is a big event that our church is putting on as an alternative to Halloween. It is also a diocesan advertised event for the southern half of our diocese. Families with children would love it, and there will be lots of fun crafts, games and activities. If you have a family, then come along, you will have a great time. Feel free to invite any friends as well. Rev’d Graeme
SHINE THE LIGHT – Will all house groups and others please start praying that advertising is done quickly and effectively and that the teams of people involved get up and running well. Thank you. Iris McLean
EAST BINGHAM (MUSTARD SEED) PRAYER GROUP –. The next meeting is Tuesday 13 October 2015, 2pm at Cotgrave Church. Please come and join us to help pray for God’s blessing on our clergy, churches and the communities they serve. Lesley Haig, East Bingham Deanery Synod Lay Representative.
ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAYRE -Yes, I know it's only September but time is flying past, and I would like to let you know, that St. Mary’s Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 14th November 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. Please put the date in your diary and don't miss out on a morning of fun and friendship! If you have any unwanted gifts or nearly new items, please could I have them for the Fayre? Anyone who is considering having a table could you please liaise with me? Thank you. Margaret Scothern
STEWARDSHIP GIVING – All members of our church family are encouraged to give on a regular basis whether through the envelope scheme or by standing order through your bank. There are forms at the back of the church which when completed should be handed to Sally Williams our church administrator. If you pay sufficient tax please Gift Aid it. By giving through this scheme it helps us to budget throughout the year.
DEPUTY WARDENS – We are looking for Deputy Wardens to help out particularly at the 9.00am and the 10.30am services on a Sunday. Basically a Deputy Warden arrives early to set up for the service, and once given permission from the Bishop to dispense the elements at Holy Communion. He/she also counts the number of adults and children (separately) attending and clears up after the service. If you think you are being called to help with this duty please speak to a Churchwarden or Trevor Saunt who prepares the duty rota.
APPLE PICKING - The vicarage Bramley apple trees have done well again this year, and I am struggling to find the time to pick them. I will be picking them on Sunday 11th October at around 3pm, and if anyone would like to join me, I would be grateful. (little careful hands welcome too). Of course there will be apples being given away too! I need the loan of a wheelbarrow too for the day please. If anyone has ideas what can be done with the apples, please let me know. Judy Anderson
SHOE BOXES REMINDER –Autumn means finding and lining our Christmas shoeboxes! The leaflets plus more information about contents and recipients will go out next Sunday 11th October. Julia Hancock
YOUTH CONFIRMATION SERVICE – Young people confirming their faith in Christ. On Saturday 5th March 2016 young people from across the diocese of Southwell & Nottingham are invited to join together and celebrate their faith in Jesus Christ. Bishop Paul says it is “A youth orientated ‘rite of passage’ experience that is a great opportunity to share with family and friends. With diocesan support the young people will participate in preparing and leading the confirmation service.” For more details please speak to Rev’d Graeme.