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.

 

 

Today's Readings

1st Reading                1 Timothy  Ch. 2 vv. 1 – 7        

Gospel Reading          Matthew     Ch. 6  vv. 25 - 33     

Tuesday/Thursday readings

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.

FRIDAY UNDER 5’s GROUP - Do you or someone you know have a few hours to spare on a Friday morning? We are looking for volunteers on a rota basis to help with any or all of the following: setting up and clearing away toys and equipment, serving refreshments, greeting parents/carers, storytelling, arts and crafts. Contact Victoria Tyreman  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

RADCLIFFE MEN’S EVENTS - Saturday 7th November - Breakfast at Tea At Maria's. As usual, feel free to invite any male friends and let Paul Dean (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know if you intend to be at an event.  Harry Hughes

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

C.T.R. ST. MARY’S REPRESENTATIVE -We still need an extra St. Mary’s rep. In the mean time – I’m sorry to say - we shall have to cut back some of our contributions. The witness of a united Church can only be sustained by people. If there are any counter arguments, please let me know. Julia Hancock -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

LINK MAGAZINE – NEW EDITORIAL TEAM - We are seeking to recruit two or three people to join the Editorial Team so that they might be ready to take over when the present team retires at the end of the year. Some computer knowledge is necessary so they can work independently on various parts of the magazine to be collated at the end of the month. If you are looking for a new challenge, have a few hours to spare and would like to be involved in this very successful production please get in touch. Computer training will be given on the software used and support will be available during the takeover period. A job description and an estimation of the monthly time commitment is available upon request. LINK is very well regarded in the village, being a source of information on Church matters & Community news, as well as being a valuable source of income for the Church.  A new Editorial team is essential for the continuation of the magazine. Please contact The Editor – Brian Mendham  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jenny Hudson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information if you are interested or know someone who might be. Thank you.

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