Pew Sheet 1st May

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley















May 2nd Fifth Sunday of Easter

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion



May 4th     

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline



May 5th             

 10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning



May 9th Sixth Sunday of Easter  

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

Revd. Bob Callaghan







Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the

Father.  Amen.



Your kingdom, let it come!

Your will, let it be done!


In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Dornakal and for Churches Together, Dursley Tabernacle U.R.C.


Post Communion

Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life: grant us to walk in his way, to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.


First Reading – Acts 8 v26-40


26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.)  27So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury.  He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.  29Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to this chariot and join it.’  30So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah.  He asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’  31He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’  And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.  32Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this:  ‘Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth.  33In his humiliation justice was denied him.  Who can describe his generation?  For his life is taken away from the earth.’  34The eunuch asked Philip, ‘About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?’  35Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus.  36As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water!  What is to prevent me from being baptized?’  38He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.  39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.  40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.





Abide with me


Abide with me,

fast falls the eventide;

the darkness deepens;

Lord, with me abide:

when other helpers fail,

and comforts flee,

help of the helpless,

O abide with me.


Swift to its close

ebbs out life’s little day;

earth’s joys grow dim,

its glories pass away;

change and decay

in all around I see;

O thou who changest not,

abide with me.


I need thy presence

ev’ry passing hour;

what but thy grace can foil

the tempter’s pow’r?

Who like thyself my guide

and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine,

Lord, abide with me.


I fear no foe

with thee at hand to bless;

ills have no weight,

and tears no bitterness.

Where is death’s sting?

Where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still,

if thou abide with me.


Hold thou thy cross

before my closing eyes;

shine through the gloom,

and point me to the skies;

heav’n’s morning breaks,

and earth’s vain shadows flee;

in life, in death, O Lord,

abide with me.


Gospel Reading – John 15 v1-8


1‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower.  2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit.  Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.  3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you.  4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.  5I am the vine, you are the branches.  Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.  6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.  7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

10th May – Magazines notes to Barbara or Gill, thank you


16th May – 3.00pm – Coaley Church Virtual Zoom Concert


There will be services in Lower Cam Church on Sunday 16th and 23rd May at 10.00am.  These services will also be zoomed.


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.


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