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Notices for Sunday 28 September, the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

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Today/Baptism We are pleased to welcome Juno Frances Martha Barrett who will be baptised at the 10am Eucharist and we pray for her, her parents, godparents and families.

Today/Crèche at St Martin’s For the 0-4 age group, with trained childcare leaders, now takes place in the Austen Williams Room every Sunday. Please ask a steward to show you where to go. Parents are invited to drop off children by 10am and collect after the service.

Today/We will have a collection for Harvest Flowers at the end of the 10am service. We will be preparing flowers for harvest on Saturday 4 October in the George Richards Room. If you would like to come and help meet in church at 10am.

Today/Children’s Programme C-Club meets today after the 10.00am service in the Dick Sheppard Chapel for some community-building fun; parents and participants of Children’s Voices are invited to join in! Next Sunday, 5 October, is the first Sunday of the month: C-Club will meet from 9.30-9.55am before the service at 6 St. Martin’s Place, for a special programme of prayer and art.

Today/Sunday 28 September, Book Launch The first two books in the new Inclusive Church resource series (Disability and Mental Health) will be launched in the lightwell over coffee after the 10am service. Both feature new theology alongside stories from people with lived experience. Contributions from our own Clare Herbert, Mims Hodson, Fiona MacMillan and Susan Wolfe.

Today/The Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride will be holding a Cake Stall after morning service today during the Coffee session from 11.15am–12.15pm on behalf of the Connection at St Martin’s and their work for homeless people. Please bring and/or buy!

Today/Open Circle (a friendly group in our 20s, 30s and beyond), AGM, Austen Williams Room, 12noon. Come and join us to discuss what Open Circle has done in the past year, and what we will be doing in upcoming months. We would love some input of what you might like to see happening. All welcome, whether you know much about us or not!

Today/Sunday 28 September, Disability Advisory Group A new development, gathering people with insight and experience to help shape our vision and work in this area. This first of our termly open meetings will hear Sam Wells explore disability as part of the wider inclusion agenda at St Martin’s, and help create the liturgy for St Luke’s Day. 2-4pm Austen Williams Room, including tea and cake! Details: Fiona MacMillan or Ali Lyon.

This week/The St Martin’s breakfast group meets on 1 October in the Café in the Crypt from 7.45-8.30am. All welcome. Contact Caroline Essex or Dan Kaszeta via the Parish Office.

This week/Club Wednesday meets on 1 October, beginning with Choral Eucharist at 1pm and followed by lunch at 6 St Martin’s Place. Helen Harris, our Pastoral Assistant speaks about her journey to St Martin’s, via Scotland, China and drama school. All are welcome.

This week/Bread for the World: Wednesday evenings at St Martin’s Would you like to be involved? The aim of these new evenings is to gather and grow a worshipping community in a new and creative way, in which those involved can participate in the liturgy, prayers and music, joined by our choral scholars. The service is followed by a simple meal and a programme of faith development, discussions and activities. Contact Katherine Hedderly on katherine.hedderly@smitf.org or 020 7766 1102.

This week/On Saturday 4 October at 7.30pm, the Choir and Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields are joined by special guests Kammerchor Passion, from Berlin, for a commemorative performance of Brahms’ German Requiem. This concert is the first in the Sound of St Martin’s series for 2014/15, and marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We are offering an exclusive 20% discount to St Martin’s Congregation. Simply quote CONGREGATION when booking by telephone (020 7766 1100) or in person at the Box Office.

Autumn Education Lecture Series: Living Without Enemies: Christian Responses to War and Violence A group of inspirational speakers, reflect from different perspectives on the nature of war and peace. The series is free and open to all. Questions and answers will follow each talk, and a retiring collection will be taken to help cover costs. Dates for your diary: 6, 20 October, 3, 10, 24 November. See leaflet in church today. Duncan Morrow speaks on 6 October on Living without enemies in Northern Ireland.

Spirituality and Sustainability, Creation Tide 2014 A special Bread for the World informal Eucharist, “I am with you to deliver you: Christian conversion and ecology”, Wednesday 8 October, 6.30pm. A screening of an award winning documentary, “A River Changes Course”, Tuesday 14 October, 6.30 pm, Austen Williams Room. All are welcome.

This year’s Disability Conference Transforming Our Vision: Towards a new understanding of Disability and Church will take place on Saturday 18 October 11am-5.30pm in St Martin’s Hall. To attend the conference please complete an application form available in church or online at www.inclusive-church.org.uk/disability.

Feedback for new service pattern We are keen to hear feedback for our new pattern of services. Please email clergyoffice@smitf.org or speak to the named contact for each service: Sun 8am BCP: Peter Hullah and David Jackson; Sun 5pm Choral Evensong: Will Charnley; Sun 7pm Sacred Space: Rosalind Beeton; Weds 6.30pm Bread for the World: Duncan McCall.

We are in the process of renewing our Readers List. If you are currently a reader or would be interested in reading at future 10am Sunday Eucharists, please email Helen Harris on Helen.Harris@smitf.org. Helen will be co-ordinating this area of ministry.

The Friends of The Connection at St Martin’s are looking to fill two key office positions: Hon Membership Secretary (1-2 days a week) and Hon Treasurer (2-3 days per week). If you would like more information please email friends@cstm.org.uk or phone 020 7766 5522 requesting an information pack. For both positions a start date in October would be desirable.