A very warm welcome to all
“O Lord my God, in you I take refuge.”
Readings: Job 19: 21-27; 1 Corinthians 15: 51-57
Gospel: John 6: 37-40
In our Gospel today
The readings for Remembrance Sunday speak of suffering, redemption and eternal life. In Job we hear Job, who has endured great suffering, expresses his deep longing for a Redeemer or advocate. He believes that his Redeemer lives and will stand on the earth in the last days. Job’s faith in God’s ultimate justice and salvation is evident as he hopes for a future reconciliation with his Redeemer. In our Gospel reading Jesus assures his followers that all who come to him will not be rejected. He emphasizes that it is God’s will for him to lose none of those who believe in him, and they will have eternal life. Jesus emphasizes that the faithful will be raised up on the last day.
Our St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Calendar for 2024 are available in church now. Single copies can be purchased at the price of £10. If you’d like to purchase more than one, we will offer a 10% discount on the total payable.
Collecting Christmas Selection Boxes
We plan to start collecting Christmas Selection Boxes from Sunday 19th November. These will be distributed to charities such as Barnardos and Cyrenians
Mexican Night – Friday 17th November at 7pm
On Friday 17th November we plan to have a Bring & Share Mexican Evening in the Choir Vestry. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church if you are coming along to the Mexican Evening and add what you are planning to bring. Please remember to bring your own drinks! Here are some suggestions: chilli, vegetarian chilli, guacamole, sour cream, Mexican sauce, tortillas, tortilla chips, nachos, grated cheddar cheese, Mexican black beans, etc.
Many thanks to the Gardening Gangs that have done such a great job on the weeding in the church grounds over the last few weeks. It would be great to keep the effort going for another few weeks if the weather is fair to clear the east end of the grounds – at least as best we can!
Services/Events Commencing Sunday the 12th November 2023
Sunday 12th November 8am Remembrance Sunday Said Holy Communion (1970 Liturgy): Revd Dr Jenny Holden
Sunday 12th November 10am Remembrance Sunday Sung Eucharist (1982 Liturgy): Revd Dr Jenny Holden
Tuesday 14th November 10am Morning Prayer: Revd Roger Dyer
Wednesday 15th November 10am Holy Communion (1970 Liturgy): Revd Roger Dyer
Thursday 16th November 10am (Saint Margaret) Holy Communion: Revd Roger Dyer
Friday 17th November 6pm Compline: Revd Roger Dyer
Friday17th November 7pm Mexican Evening
Sunday 19th November 8am Said Holy Communion (1970 Liturgy): Revd Roger Dyer
Sunday 19th November 10am Sung Eucharist (1982 Liturgy): Revd Roger Dyer
Sunday 19th November readings: Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-18; Psalm 104: 1-7, 24-30; 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11
Gospel: Matthew 25: 14-30
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”
For any pastoral matters please contact our Assistant Priest Revd. Roger Dyer on 07719 458571