Pew Sheet: 18th April

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 18th Third Sunday of Easter

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

April 20th     

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

April 21st             

 10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

April 25th Fouth Sunday of Easter  

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

 

Collect

Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

Intercessions

in all this:

may God be glorified.

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Karnataka Central and for Churches Together, Church of the Holy Cross, Owlpen.

Post Communion

Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.

First Reading – Acts 3 v12-19

12When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk?  13The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him.  14But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, 15and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.  To this we are witnesses.  16And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

17‘And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.  18In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. 19Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.

 

Blessed assurance Jesus is mine

 

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine:

O what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God;

born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

 

This is my story, this is my song,

praising my Saviour all the day long.

(Repeat)

 

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

visions of rapture burst on my sight;

angels descending, bring from above

echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

 

Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Saviour am happy and blest;

watching and waiting, looking above,

filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

 

Gospel Reading – Luke 24 v36b-48

36While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’  37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost.  38He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?  39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself.  Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’  40And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.  41While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’  42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate in their presence.  44Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’  45Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.  48You are witnesses of these things.

 

Jesus stand among us

 

Jesus, stand among us

in thy risen pow’r;

let this time of worship

be a hallowed hour.

 

Breathe the Holy Spirit

into ev’ry heart;

bid the fears and sorrows

from each soul depart.

 

Thus with quickened footsteps

we’ll pursue our way,

watching for the dawning

of eternal day.

 

Magazine Dedication

The Magazine Editorial Committee would like to offer the chance to dedicate the colour front page of the Church Magazine to a loved-one.  The cost of this is £20 and please contact Gill for a choice of covers.

Governor Wanted

Cam Woodfield Infant School is looking for a new governor with finance experience.  They hold 6 full governing body meetings a year and 4 finance committee meetings.  If you are interested please contact Cam Woodfield Infant School or email head@woodfield.gloucs.sch.uk

St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website www.stbartholomewcoaley.org.uk and Coaley and Lower Cam Church now have Facebook Pages

Revd. Peter Fewings can be contacted on 07795206590 or ptfewings@gmail.com

 

To God be the Glory - 695

To God be the glory!

great things he hath done;

so loved he the world

that he gave us his Son;

who yielded his life

an atonement for sin,

and opened the life-gate

that all may go in.

 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

let the earth hear his voice;

praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

let the people rejoice:

O come to the Father,

through Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory;

great things he hath done.

 

O perfect redemption,

the purchase of blood!

to ev’ry believer

the promise of God;

the vilest offender

who truly believes,

that moment from Jesus

a pardon receives.

 

Great things he hath taught us,

great things he hath done,

and great our rejoicing

through Jesus the Son;

but purer, and higher,

and greater will be

our wonder, our rapture,

when Jesus we see.