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For the time being all church services will be live streamed online on our Facebook page. The church will not be open to the congregation. 

Full details on our website
THIS SUNDAY
20th Dec


Morning Service | 10.30am 



 
Comfort & Joy
Christmas Festival | 5pm

An evening of carols, drama, community choir and a message that takes you to the heart of the Christmas story. Please take the time to invite people with this invitation and share the trailer below. 

THIS WEEK

Weekly Groups | Online 
Including: Craft Club, Findining Faith, Self Help Tuesdays and more with our community pastor, Karen Turnbull.
See Karen's Page for details 
Standing in the Gap (Prayer meeting)
Saturdays | 7 - 8am | Online
On Zoom every Saturday, join us online here.
[Meeting ID: 223 851 1807 | Passcode: inthegap]
Church Open for Private Prayer
Tuesdays | 10 - 11am | Church
Thursdays | 1 - 2pm | Church
During lockdown the church will be open for private prayer. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & NEWS

  • The church office will be closed 23rd Dec - 4th Jan and staff will not be available.
    If you have an emergency please call the office on 01634 570 489 and leave a message. 
  • There will not be a newsletter going out for the next two weeks, the next newsletter will go out on the 7th Jan 2021. All info about upcoming services can be found on the website
     
Prayer Requests:
  • Graham Davis who writes … ‘Following a routine annual blood test in early October, I was found to have prostate cancer.  Subsequent tests and scans have revealed that mercifully it hasn’t spread and the prognosis is good.  I shall be starting hormone therapy followed by radio therapy in the near future.  I would value your support in prayer through this time, thank you.’
     
  • Neville Piper has had a grim time following his knee replacement op 4 weeks ago and is dealing with many difficulties in his recovery and with pain relief – please continue to lift him before the Lord for healing, relief and strengthening. Pray too that Tina’s driving licence is returned after her heart problem, and that they are enabled to get to their appointments.  Tim and Amanda Friday’s friend Liz who recently had a very bad fall; Val Flick’s mum Joyce recovering after a fall; The Whittaker family – Terry is improving, Jo and Connor starting to feel stronger and Charlie is back at work, praise the Lord; Malcolm & Angela who have been slowly getting over Covid-19. Malc is now due to have cancer surgery on Thursday 17th by a top surgeon and expert in robotic surgery and his outcome is good. Angela too is having more tests - this could be Covid related; David Bairnsfather awaiting results of treatment & tests; Lynne’s sister-in-law Sarah in her recovery from having a heart  stent fitted;  for those having chemo treatments - Sue Jenner, Natasha Mcready, Pauline’s daughter in law Liz who’s had encouraging scan results but treatment has been extended through to March so please pray for minimal side effects in the coming months, and Tracey Couch MP; alsofor the families and loved ones supporting those unwell and recovering; and all those needing the Lord’s healing touch and comforts.
     
  • The bereaved – For Ken Colyer whose wife Beryl passed away on 20th November – they were both past members of St Mark’s; Katie Skinner’s step mum Clare who passed away peacefully after a long illness. Please uphold Katie, her dad and the family.  For Russ, Vikki, Henri & wider family following little Connie’s recent funeral; for Mick Aldington whose dad passed away recently, Jan and the family; all those we remember and cherish; and all who grieve and mourn.

Please pray for these and for all those you know needing the Lord’s healing touch and comforts.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
25th Dec | 10.30am

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SUNDAY
27th Dec | 10.30am


Jesus Presented at the Temple
[Luke 2]

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WATCH NIGHT SERVICE
31th Dec | 10.30am


A night of singing praise and worship to welcome the new year in. 

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SUNDAY
3rd Jan | 10.30am


All Age Service
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St Mark’s Church
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
Registered Charity 1141709


Office: The Old Vic, Vicarage Road, Gillingham, ME7 5JA
01634 570 489 | admin@stmarksgillingham.org
Office hours: Mon 11.30am-3pm (weekly staff meeting 10.00am-11.30am)
Tues & Weds 10am-2pm, Thurs 10am – 3pm
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