Newsletter 6th January 2019

Welcome to St Mary’s

New to the Parish Church?

New to Godmanchester, or a visitor to the town, and you would like to know more about the St Mary’s community? Please collect a ‘Welcome’ flyer from the table by the entrance door. Do make yourself known to the Vicar, one of the Churchwardens or sidespersons and please join us in the church hall for refreshments after the 9.30am service today.

Free-will Envelopes

Please collect your Free-will Envelopes for 2019 from the table near the font. If you would like to join the envelope scheme or set up a standing order or direct debit please contact me on 457018 or candbjt.

Colin Thirlwall Treasurer

Methodist Covenant Service

Ros Rutter is being welcomed into the Methodist Church at their Covenant Service held on Epiphany Sunday, 6th January. Traditionally Methodists make a distinctive resolution at this service. Ros says that she is still an Anglican and asks that we please pray for her.

Wives’ Group

The Wives’ Group starts 2019 with a Beetle Drive on Tuesday 8th January at 7.30pm in the church hall. Our ‘bring and buy’ theme will be recycled gifts. All ladies welcome. Olwyn Hurd (458700)

Used Postage Stamps

The Hunts Society for the Blind would very much appreciate receiving your used postage stamps. If you are not already collecting them for another charity, please pass any that you may have to Valerie Dyson, or Liz and Peter Irving.

A New Challenge for 2019?

Rather than a New Year’s resolution, why not take up a new challenge for 2019 and become one of the Newsletter compilers. Want to know more? Contact Jim Heeley.

Welcome tags/labels for a baptism.

Dear family in Christ. We had a baptism a couple of months back, for which we were unable do the usual welcome tags. As the baptism booked for this Sunday has been postponed, I would like to ask you to write your usual welcome/prayers on the labels we are distributing so we can go back to the family and hand them the box, as a sign of our love for every new member of this beloved family, which are all of us. Thank you.

Lucilia Azevedo

Taizé service on Feb. 24th

There will be a service in the style of the ecumenical Taizé community on Sunday Feb. 24th at the usual Evensong time of 6.30 pm. Please come, and spread the word.

Newsletter Compiler

Jim Heeley is the Newsletter compiler during January. Contributions by 8pmonThursday please to: jskc or 412264.