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Notices for Sunday 16 June, Third Sunday after Trinity

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Today/Steward’s Training will follow the 10.00am Eucharist. All stewards are asked to attend this important session. Apologies only to: headsteward@smitf.org and richard.carter@smitf.org. Afterwards you are invited to a bring and share lunch together in the hall.

Today/Pilgrimage Pastries There will be a cake stall after the 10.00am Eucharist. It will be in aid of work with homeless people here at St Martin’s and along the Pilgrims Way. Please donate or buy a cake in a good cause!

Today/Children’s Programme meets after 10am Eucharist. After stocking up on biscuits and squash, young people (and grown ups accompanied by children) are welcome to the Dick Sheppard Chapel for a 20 minute program of creative, embodied learning and prayer.

Today/Living the Questions continues This week: “Paul’s Mission: Fables or Facts? Similarities and differences between Acts of the Apostles and the letters that Paul himself wrote.” This open discussion group, based on DVD material, encourages participants to ask and learn about the Christian tradition, and to live into the answers we discover. Future dates are 23, 30 June; 7, 21 July; 8, 15 Sept. Come for one session or come to them all. Austen Williams Room, 6 St. Martin’s Place, 12.15 – 1.45pm; join us for lunch afterwards in the Crypt.

Today/St Martin’s Cricket Do please come and support the St Martin’s team against our old rivals All Saints, Fulham today at 2pm at Barn Elm (next to the London Wetland Centre), Barnes. Great chance for a picnic. Bus 283 goes there direct from Hammersmith. Future matches are the vital Choir v Rest of St Martin’s match Sunday 23 June at Battersea Park. And then Saturday 27 July v Salisbury Cathedral. Do please recruit family, friends and others! Thanks. Giles Andrews (gilesandrews@hotmail.co.uk. 020 8949 2573, 07949 885340)

This week/Open Circle (a friendly group in our 20s, 30s and beyond) will be holding an informal Eucharist followed by supper on Monday 17 June in the Austen Williams room. We will be joined by those who have been recently confirmed including members of Open Circle. For further information, email StMartinsOpenCircle@gmail.com

This week/The St Martin’s breakfast group meets on 19 June in the Café in the Crypt from 7.45-8.30am. All welcome. For more information contact Caroline Essex via the Parish Office.

This week/The Meditation Group meets in the DSC on Wednesday 19 June at 7.00pm.

Sunday 23 June, 8.10am BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship His Story, Our story: we’re reflecting on the way our personal stories reflect and embody and perform Jesus’ story, and scripture comes alive in our own lives. Revd Dr Sam Wells leads the service and Revd Richard Carter gives the reflection, with music from the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields and from Melanesia. Please join us in church at 7.45 to be part of the live service or join us listening live on BBC Radio 4 at 8.10am. All are welcome to join us.

Saturday 29 June 11.00am St Martin-in-the-Fields: Called to Justice and Freedom, A celebration of the Life and Legacy of Archbishop Trevor Huddleston CR KCMG Speakers Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR and Baroness Glenys Kinnock. The service is open to all. It is followed by a reception in South Africa House afterwards for which you must register in advance. For more information see flyer.

The Friends of the Connection has its AGM on Saturday 29 June. There is a service in the Dick Sheppard Chapel at 1.30pm before a 2.45pm AGM start at The Connection. We will then have the opportunity to find out about the street outreach work, and also problems with gambling and the Connection’s valuable support in thjs area for homeless people. If you would like to attend the AGM or the service before as a guest, please contact the Friends by emailing friends@cstm.org.uk or telephone 020 7766 5522 for more information.

The Parish weekend takes place at Worth Abbey 12-14 July. Flyers and application forms are available today. Please fill in and return asap to make sure of a place.

The Parish Weekend Away: Disability Awareness We are seeking to make this weekend as accessible as possible to those who would like to come. It would be helpful to know of additional needs in advance so that we can try to meet them. Please put a note of the need or the assistance required with your application form, return it to Elinor in the office and we will contact you to discuss. Priority for transport by minibus will be given.

Next Archers: because of the Pilgrimage and “Simply Living Mission” there will be no Archers in May, the next Archers will be on Thursday 18 July. This will be the last Archers with James and Janet Allan so it will be a chance to say thank you for their love, care and dedication in the leadership of this group. I hope as many Archers as possible can come!

As many of you know Janet Allan will be ordained deacon in Chelmsford Cathedral on Sunday 30 June. Janet and James Allan have both been devoted members of St Martin’s for many years. Among other things they have served on the PCC, organised Archers, and helped so much with hospitality, prayer and care. Janet has been the Chair of our International Committee and a very dedicated and gifted member of our choir over many years. We will be saying farewell to Janet and James on Sunday 23 June at the end of the 10.00am Eucharist and thanking them both for their wonderful service to St Martin’s. Please keep them both in your prayers in their preparation for their new ministry. A card will be available this Sunday and next for you to sign.

The Connection are fundraising by selling vintage items at a Portobello Road market stall. If you have any antique costume jewellery, lamps, clothing etc. please contact Lance Kuhn, Volunteer Manager on 020 7925 7893 or lance.kuhn@cstm.org.uk.

Children and Young People We aim to provide a safe environment for children and young people through our Safeguarding Policy. The Child-Line Helpline is 0800 1111.