We pray, Heavenly Father for the United Kingdom which has taken the decision to leave the European Union. We pray for the politicians both to the right and the left who have major decisions to make both within their own political parties and in government. We pray that wise decisions are taken, decisions, which will not exacerbate the break-up of the United Kingdom. We recognise Lord that only you know the future for these Islands whatever the decisions taken in the next few months and years. We pray for the business communities that they will continue to prosper. We pray for the migrant workers that they will not suffer unnecessary abuse following the referendum. We also pray that any splits within the country can be healed and those people who are happy with the outcome are gracious to those who are less happy. We pray that as a country we can unite to achieve an outcome, which can satisfy all.
1st Reading Galatians Chapter 6 vv. [1 – 6] 7 -16
Gospel Reading Luke Chapter 10 vv. 1 – 11, 16 - 20
KEITH LANCASTER – Keith’s funeral will be on Monday 4th July at 1.15pm. Keith, a former deputy warden, has been a long and faithful member of St. Mary’s and no doubt many of his friends in St. Mary’s will wish to pay their respects on Monday.
SPREE - Please pray for all our young people and leaders who are attending 'Spree' in Northamptonshire this weekend; for safety, that they will have fun and draw closer to Jesus. Jude McLauchlan
EAST BINGHAM (MUSTARD SEED) PRAYER GROUP –. The next meeting is 2pm Tuesday 21st June at All Saints Church Cotgrave. Please come and join us to help pray for God’s blessing on our clergy, churches and the communities they serve. If you would like to pray at home for our interim Area Dean Rev’d Bronwen Gamble and the Deanery, do speak to Stella Holbrook or Jude McLauchlan.
PUB BIBLE TIME – Pub Bible time takes place every third Monday of the month (unless otherwise advised). The next meeting will be on 18th July at the Manvers pub at 7.30pm. Biblical knowledge is not required. Food is usually provided. Expand your knowledge of the Bible in a convivial atmosphere.
STRAWBERRY CREAM TEA - A Strawberry Cream Tea, in aid of the Motor Neurone Association, will be held at 20, Hamilton Drive Radcliffe on Trent, on Wednesday 6th July from 3pm to 5pm. Tickets, price £4.00, are now available from Mary Dawdry. There will also be a raffle and cake stall.
EVENTS FOR YOUTH LEADERS - Ideas Factory for East Bingham Deanery with Dave and Angela Tuesday 5th July 7.30pm at St. Mary's Hall, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 2FD.
GLEBE ALLOTMENTS’ ASSOCIATION - We presently have 3 vacant plots available to rent and it occurred to me that perhaps this might be of interest to members of your congregation whilst at the same time supporting the diocese. (The land is owned by the church and administered by the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham’s Agents). Neil Cunnington is the Site Manager - John Thompson
UNUSED KNITTING WOOL - Have you any wool oddments hidden away? Has your Mother, Auntie or Uncle, Neighbour? We are collecting this summer both for our local Radcliffe charity knitters (knitting e.g. for Children in Distress) and also for the Rainbow Refugee Knitting Group in Hyson Green. A Collection Box is at the back of church. Have a rummage - any amount is welcome. Thank you. Julia Hancock
CHARITY TEA PARTY - Iris and Ron McLean will be holding Iris’s Birthday Charity Tea Party again, in the garden at 137, Shelford Road, in memory of their son Ian, who died 3 years ago. There will be drinks, cakes, a raffle and space for children to play. Please come between 3.00 pm and 5.30pm on Sunday 24th July, enjoy chatting to others and support Cancer Research. Donations of cakes and raffle prizes are welcomed.
SHELFORD CHURCH – By popular demand Shelford church welcomes back “just THE JOB jazz” Saturday 9th July 8pm – 10.30pm. Tickets £15.00 Adults, £10 under 16’s. A free glass of wine is being offered during refreshments. For tickets contact Penny Oldham or Elizabeth Eaton. Also available from Pen to Paper, Radcliffe.
ECUMENICAL BRING AND SHARE LUNCH – This will take place Sunday 24th July at 12 noon for 12.30pm in the Methodist schoolroom to celebrate Abby’s time in Radcliffe. More information to come. Julia Hancock
ST. MARY’S ROOF – The work to reroof St. Mary’s is scheduled to start Monday 18th July. Access to the main West Door and the Lady Chapel Door will be maintained although it is likely that the path through the churchyard will be closed between the two doors whilst the work is undertaken.
THE FRIARY PROJECT FOR THE HOMELESS - . Thank you for the support you already provide. We greatly need the following items for those who call in daily for help:-
Trainers, socks, boxers, jackets, waterproofs, T-shirts, jeans (men’s and ladies’), sweatshirts, joggers, sleeping bags, small radios, toiletries e.g. razors, shaving foam, toothbrushes, shower gel, shampoo
Items may be placed in/on the “Friary” trolley at the back of church. Thank you.