Pew Sheet

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley







August 18th Ninth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

12.30pm Baptism of Esme Colborn (LC)

2.00pm Baptism of Wilfred Curtis (Co)



August 21st   

 10.00am Parish Communion (LC)



August 25th Tenth Sunday after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd Christine Axford both Churches






Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day,
and make her holy, strong and faithful, for your glory’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.



Lead us, Lord:

to walk in your ways.


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. Cyr’s, Stinchcombe.


Post Communion

Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

First Reading – Hebrews 11 v29-40, 12v1-2

29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.   30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched round them for seven days.   31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.   32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,         34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.   35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.

37 They were put to death by stoning; they were sawn in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and ill-treated – 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.   39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.   And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.   For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Gospel Reading – Luke 12 v49-56


49 ‘I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!   50I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!   51Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth?   No, I tell you, but rather division!   52From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; 53they will be divided:
father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

54 He also said to the crowds, ‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, “It is going to rain”; and so it happens.   55And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, “There will be scorching heat”; and it happens.   56You hypocrites!   You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Turn your eyes upon Jesus


Turn your eyes upon Jesus

look full in His wonderful face

and the things of earth will grow strangely dim

in the light of his glory and grace 

The Good Shepherd Project – Can you find the sheep?


All Church of England Primary schools in the Diocese of Gloucester were visited in 2018/2019 by a sheep which was looked after and decorated by the school community, before continuing on pilgrimage to the next school within the deanery for a new adventure and decoration.  

All the members of the Diocese of Gloucester flock are spending their holidays in Gloucester Cathedral, where they would love to be visited by children and their families from 5 August.  Come along during your holidays and follow the sheep trail around the cathedral…


Can you find all 9 sheep?

September 12th – 2.30pm to 4.00pm – Afternoon Tea in Lower Cam Church – All Welcome (LC)


September 14th – between 10.00am and 6.00pm – Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride


September 15th – 3.00pm – Music and Cake in Coaley Church (Co)


September 24th – 7.00pm – PCC Meeting in Lower Cam Church (LC)


September 26th – 12.30pm – Soup Lunch in Lower Cam Church (LC)


September 26th – 7.00pm – PCC Meeting in Coaley Church (CO)


Jean Dabinett has kindly invited all M.U. members and friends to her home - 14, Marment Road, Woodfield on Tuesday 20th August, at 2.30pm for T.C.P. (Tea, Chat & Prayer) 

Please will you let Jean 544896 or Pauline 542627 know by Sunday 18th please. If it is sunny please bring a folded chair to use outside.    


Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547



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0787 296 8097


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