Pew Sheet 25th April

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley





April 25th Fourth Sunday of Easter

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion



April 27th     

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline



April 28th             

 10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning



May 2nd Fifth Sunday of Easter  

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion





Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep: teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father.  Amen.



The Lord is our Good Shepherd:

there is nothing we shall lack.


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, Dursley Methodist.


Post Communion

Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd, and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again: keep us always under his protection, and give us grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

First Reading – Acts 4 v5-12

5The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, 6with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family.  7When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’  8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, 9if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, 10let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead.  11This Jesus is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.”  12There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’


I danced in the morning


I danced in the morning

when the world was begun,

and I danced in the moon

and the stars and the sun,

and I came down from heaven

and I danced on the earth,

at Bethlehem I had my birth.


Dance then, wherever you may be,

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,

and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,

and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.


I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,

but they would not dance

and they wouldn’t follow me.

I danced for the fishermen,

for James and John –

they came with me

and the dance went on.


I danced on the Sabbath

and I cured the lame;

the holy people,

they said it was a shame.

They whipped and they stripped

and they hung me on high,

and they left me there

on a cross to die.


I danced on a Friday

when they sky turned black –

it’s hard to dance

with the devil on your back.

They buried my body,

and they thought I’d gone,

but I am the dance, and I still go on.

They cut me down

and I leapt up high;

I am the life

that’ll never, never die;

I’ll live in you

if you’ll live in me –

I am the Lord

of the Dance, said he.


Gospel Reading – John 10 v11-18

11‘I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.  13The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.  14I am the good shepherd.  I know my own and my own know me, 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.  16I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.  I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice.  So there will be one flock, one shepherd.  17For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.  18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.  I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again.  I have received this command from my Father.’

I heard the voice of Jesus Say

I heard the voice of Jesus say,

‘Come unto me and rest;

lay down, thou weary one, lay down

thy head upon my breast.’

I came to Jesus as I was,

so weary, worn and sad;

I found in him a resting-place,

and he has made me glad.


I heard the voice of Jesus say,

‘Behold, I freely give

the living water, thirsty one;

stoop down and drink and live.’

I came to Jesus, and I drank

of that life-giving stream;

my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,

and now I live in him.


I heard the voice of Jesus say,

‘I am this dark world’s light;

look unto me, thy morn shall rise,

and all thy day be bright.’

I looked to Jesus, and I found

in him my star, my sun;

and in that light of life I’ll walk

till trav’lling days are done.

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

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


Revd. Peter Fewings can be contacted on 07795206590 or



Hail thou once despised Jesus


Hail, thou one despised Jesus,

hail, thou Galilean King!

Thou didst suffer to release us;

thou didst free salvation bring.

Hail, thou universal Saviour,

bearer of our sin and shame;

by thy merits we find favour;

life is given through thy name.


Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,

all our sins on thee were laid;

by almighty love anointed,

thou hast full atonement made.

All thy people are forgiven

through the virtue of thy blood;

opened is the gate of heaven,

we are reconciled to God.


Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,

there for ever to abide;

all the heav’nly hosts adore thee,

seated at thy Father’s side:

there for sinners thou art pleading,

there thou dost our place prepare;

ever for us interceding,

till in glory we appear.


Worship, honour, pow’r and blessing,

thou art worthy to receive;

loudest praises, without ceasing,

it is right for us to give:

help, ye bright angelic spirits!

bring your sweetest, noblest lays;

help to sing our Saviour’s merits,

help to chant Immanuel’s praise.