Pew Sheet

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley






June 9th Pentecost

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

12.30pm Baptism of Jenna Elton (LC)



June 12th  

10.00am Parish Communion (LC)



June 16th Trinity Sunday

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)






Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.



Spirit of the living God:

fall afresh on us.


In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Western Tanganyika and for Churches Together, St. Giles, Uley.


Post Communion

Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal:
open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.




First Reading – Acts 2 v1-21


1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.   2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.   3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.   4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.   6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.   7Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?   8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’   12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’   14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.   16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.   18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.   20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”


Gospel Reading – John 14 v8-17, 25-27


8 Philip said to him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’   9Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?   Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.   How can you say, “Show us the Father”?   10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?   The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.   11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves.   12Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.   13I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.   14If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.   15 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments.   16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever.   17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him.   You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

25 ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you.   26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.   27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.   I do not give to you as the world gives.   Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.


As the bread of life is broken


As the bread of life is broken,

the cup of love outpoured,

We Are one in Christ, our Savior,

and sent to serve the Lord.


We, the many who are gathered,

are united now as one.

In this joyful celebration,

we recall what God has done.


In the word of God proclaimed here

the good news of truth is heard.

In the telling of the stories,

we are open to God's word.


In the bread of life here given,

we become what we receive.

In the cup of love here offered,

we affirm what we believe.


Sent as blessing for God's people,

to go forth in love and peace,

In our witness to God's kingdom,

may our charity increase.

June 12th – Magazine notes to Barbara or Gill.  Thank you


The next Afternoon Tea in Lower Cam is on Thursday June 13th 2019, 2.30pm – 4.00pm. You are all welcome to come and bring your friends for a social afternoon, with delicious cakes and good company (LC)


June 27th – 12.30pm – Soup Lunch in Lower Cam Church (LC)


Many thanks to all who supported the Beacon Gospel Choir and the Out of the Ashes concert in Lower Cam Church on Saturday.   It was a great success and raised £600-50 for church funds.   

It was a lovely summer evening of praising the Lord in lively music and song.   Thank you all.


Churches Together

Foodbank -  Help is needed on June 13th (Thursday) for the food collection at Tesco.   One volunteer from 1pm. to 2.30pm. Two volunteers from 2.30 pm to 4pm. To offer help, contact the Stroud Foodbank Office on 01453 367077 or 

Coffee Mornings -The Methodist Church in Dursley plans a series of Saturday coffee mornings, beginning on Saturday June 15th. The proceeds will benefit the Churches Together Charity, "Beyond the Streets" and the Methodist Development Charity, "All we Can".

Ordinations - There are three local ordinands among those to be ordained this month in Gloucester Cathedral.  They are: Jane Wood (St.James Church);  Sebastian Hamilton of Stinchcombe, curate at Tewkesbury Abbey;

Andrew Hill (St. George's Church).  Let us join in prayer for them, as they obey God's call to new responsibilities and opportunities

Our church's Baby basics is going to be working with Stroud Kid Stuff to provide a venue where parents can come and obtain very cheap (free) clothes and equipment for their children. We will be able to refer to food bank too. Volunteers are needed! Help is needed to help unload the van and also bake some cakes and get the church ready. The dates are Monday June 10th and July 8th. 9.30am -12.30pm

Please let Sue or Dennis know if you would like to help.

The joint service on 30th June will be at Lower Cam