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THIS SUNDAY
1st Nov | 10.30am

All Age Service 
Light in the Darkness
[Matthew 5:14-16]
There are currently spaces available to attend the service in person, simply book your seat and watch the video.

The service will also be live streamed on our Facebook page. 
Full details on our website
Book Your Seat
CHILDREN'S & YOUTH GROUPS - There will be no groups meeting this week

THIS WEEK

Online weekly groups
with our community pastor, Karen Turnbull: 
See Karen's Page for details 
Standing in the Gap (Prayer meeting)
Saturdays| 7 - 8am | Church

In church & on Zoom every Saturday.
Join us in person or online here.
[Meeting ID: 223 851 1807 | Passcode: inthegap]
A Day to Remember
Sat 31st Oct | 10am - 4pm | Church

An open church activity to give the public an opportunity to remember, grieve and say goodbye to those they have lost during the Covid pandemic or just space to come and be, to grieve lost time and opportunities. Please help to spread the word by sharing the flyer or Facebook Event
Saints Alive Online
Sat 31st Oct | 7.30 - 8.30pm | Online

An online gathering of the community of believers across the various churches in Medway to celebrate our hope in God. 
Join on Facebook or Youtube 
Open Church
Tuesdays | 10am - 1pm | Church

Please be aware masks must be worn.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Dammy via admin@stmarksgillingham.org
Craft Club with Karen Turnbull will also be taking place in person during Open Church

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & NEWS

  • Katie and Shane got married at St Mark's last Friday! Let us pray for them as they embark on this adventure together. 
     
  • There will be a thanksgiving service for the life of Keith Sheepwash as part of the morning service on Sun 15th Nov at the usual time of 10.30am. Due to the limited capacity in the church, please consider giving priority to those who were unable to attend Keith's funeral in person. 
     
  • Please continue to pray for Margaret Howlett and sons, Mark and Neil, and their families following David’s recent passing; and for all recently bereaved and mourning the loss of loved ones.
     
  • Asha and Nelson Arul are preparing themselves to leave for China from India. Please pray for their visa and flight tickets to be processed with ease, negative results for their multiple Covid tests, and finally for God’s comfort, peace and rest during their quarantine time when they arrive and return. 
     
  • Sue Jenner is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Joyce MacVoy has had a couple of falls recently and awaiting a CT scan. Claire & Chris’ little niece Connie is being treated in hospital. Pauline’s daughter-in-law Liz is continuing her combined chemo & immunotherapy treatments. Natasha Mcready undergoing chemo treatment. Tracey Crouch MP for Chatham & Aylesford  is undergoing chemo. Please pray for these and for all those you know needing the Lord’s healing touch and comforts.
  • Christmas is coming! Mayowa will be bringing together a virtual community choir to record some traditional hymns as well as a brand new Christmas song. Singers of any age are welcome to take part. Sign up by 15th Nov.  Get in touch if you are interested: 07951147352, Singgillinghamsing@gmail.com 
  • We would love to encourage you all to participate in Operation Christmas Child. The mission is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. This year you can contribute by virtually packing a shoebox online via their website. Full details here.
  • This year the Winter Night Shelter is looking to work with the Hope into Action model of Supported Housing and is looking for volunteers to decorate and furnish a house to make it into a home. We have supported the Winter Night Shelter, both financially and practically, for a number of years and many guests have benefitted from the support and have moved onto more permanent accommodation and into jobs. We are focusing now on those who have more complex issues and need a little bit more support to turn their lives around. If you would like to be involved with this, please contact Saju.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Remembrance Sunday
Sun 8th Nov | Online

10am | Wreath Laying
10.45am| Remembrance Service


This Remembrance Sunday we will be doing things differently. We can only have a small number of people in the building and so we are encouraging people to join us online. Click here for the digital invitation to share. 
Bible Stream 
Sun 8th Nov | 6.30pm | Online


A mix of in-depth teaching of the Bible with the accessibility of being able to questions and make comments. This month Chris Cordle will be taking us through the gospel of Mark. See the website for full details.
NEXT SUNDAY
8th Nov | 10.30am

Remembrance Day Service 
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St Mark’s Church
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
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01634 570 489 | admin@stmarksgillingham.org
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