Pew Sheet 21st Feb

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

February 21st First Sunday of Lent

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

 

 

February 23rd     

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

 

February 24th           

10.00am Zoom Lent Course

 

 

February 28th Second Sunday of Lent  

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

Revd. Bob Callaghan

 

 

Collect

Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Intercessions

With our God:

all things are possible.

 

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

 

Post Communion

Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven; by it you nourish our faith,
increase our hope, and strengthen our love:

teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread, and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

First Reading - Genesis 9 v8-17

 

8Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9“As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.   11I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”  12God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:  13I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.  14When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.  16When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”  17God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

 

 

 

 

 

Forty Day and Forty Nights

 

Forty days and forty nights

you were fasting in the wild;

forty days and forty nights,

tempted still, yet unbeguiled.

 

Sunbeams scorching all the day,

chilly dew-drops nightly shed,

prowling beasts about your way,

stones your pillow, earth your bed.

 

Let us your endurance share,

and from earthly greed abstain,

with you vigilant in prayer,

with you strong to suffer pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel Reading – Mark 1 v9-15

9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan.  10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”  12And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.  13He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,  15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

 

 

 

From heaven you came (the servant King)

 

From heav’n you came, helpless babe,

entered our world, your glory veiled;

not to be served but to serve,

and give your life that we might live.

 

This is our God, the Servant King,

he calls us now to follow him,

to bring our lives as a daily offering

of worship to the Servant King.

 

There in the garden of tears,

my heavy load he chose to bear;

his heart with sorrow was torn.

‘Yet not my will but yours,’ he said.

 

Come see his hands and his feet,

the scars that speak of sacrifice,

hands that flung stars into space,

to cruel nails surrendered.

 

So let us learn how to serve,

and in our lives enthrone him;

each other’s needs to prefer,

for it is Christ we’re serving.

21st February – Churches Together Lent Service – a poster will be sent out with the zoom invite details.


Zoom Lent Course 2021 - Loved and Liked  

10.00am -11.00pm Wednesday with coffee after, 24th Feb to 24th March.  Contact Revd Peter if interested or use Zoom invite direct

 

Virtual Zoom Concert

March 2020 was the last time we were able to host a Music & Cake Concert in Coaley Church. Twelve months on there will be a virtual concert through the magic of zoom. Sadly no delicious tea & cake supplied but an exciting afternoon featuring four musicians, our very own Rachel Mapp, a harpist from London, a young clarinetist from Thornbury and an even  younger  singer from Kent.

So… Save the date: Sunday 7th March at 3pm.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Jesus lover of my soul

 

Jesu, lover of my soul,

let me to thy bosom fly,

while the gath’ring waters roll,

while the tempest still is high:

hide me, O my Saviour, hide,

till the storm of life is past;

safe into the haven guide,

O receive my soul at last.

 

Other refuge have I none,

hangs my helpless soul on thee;

leave, ah, leave me not alone,

still support and comfort me.

All my trust on thee is stayed,

all my help from thee I bring;

cover my defenceless head

with the shadow of thy wing.

 

Plenteous grace with thee is found,

grace to cleanse from ev’ry sin;

let the healing streams abound,

make and keep me pure within.

Thou of life the fountain art,

freely let me take of thee,

spring thou up within my heart,

rise to all eternity.