Pew Sheet

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley







September 1st Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Family Communion (Co)

11.00am Family Communion (LC)

12.30pm Baptism of Brooke Hoskins-Hall (LC)



September 4th   

 10.00am Parish Communion (LC)

1.00pm MU Wave of Prayer (LC)



September 8th Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)






God of glory, the end of our searching, help us to lay aside all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom, and to give all that we have to gain the pearl beyond all price, through our Saviour Jesus Christ.   Amen.



The Lord is our helper:

we shall not be afraid.


In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Vasteras and for Churches Together, St. George’s.


Post Communion

Lord of all mercy, we your faithful people have celebrated that one true sacrifice which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace: by our communion keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel and preserve us from all sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.



Gospel Reading – Luke 14 v1, 7-14


1On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.

7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable.   8‘When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honour, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give this person your place”, and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. 10But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up higher”; then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.   11For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’

12 He said also to the one who had invited him, ‘When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.   14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’

After a discussion at Coaley PCC on July 11th around the difficulty for people with mobility problems accessing the High Altar it was decided to pilot using a nave altar at family services. We will move the Lady Chapel altar across for this service and receive communion standing.


3rd September – 10.00am – Social Committee Meeting in Lower Cam Church (LC)


3rd Sept - 2.00pm – Mothers’ Union meeting in Lower Cam Church. Gillian Holmes is our speaker. Visitors welcome (LC)


4th Sept – 1.00pm to 2.00pm – Mother’s Union Wave of Prayer in Lower Cam Church (LC)


September 9th – 10.00am to 12noon – Baby basics/kids stuff café and meeting in Lower Cam Church (LC)


September 12th – Magazine notes to Barbara or Gill please


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 16th – 7.00pm – Friends AGM in

Coaley Church.  All welcome (CO)


September 26th – 7.00pm – PCC Meeting 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)



Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547



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