Pew Sheet 29th Nov

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 29th

First Sunday of Advent

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

 

 

December 1st

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

 

November 2nd      

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

 

 

December 6th    

Second Sunday of Advent

9.15am Goodbye to Sue Service (Co)

11.00am Goodbye to Sue Service (LC)

 

Collect

Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.   Amen.

Intercessions

O God, keep us awake to you:

and alive to your call.

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, St. Mark’s, Dursley.

Post Communion

Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

First Reading – Isaiah 64 v1-9

 

1O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— 2as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil—
to make your name known to your adversaries,

so that the nations might tremble at your presence!   3When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect, you came down, the

mountains quaked at your presence.   4From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him.
5You meet those who gladly do right, those who remember you in your ways.   But you were angry, and we sinned; because you hid yourself we transgressed.   6We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth.   We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
7There is no one who calls on your name, or attempts to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.
8Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.   9Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord, and do not remember iniquity forever.
Now consider, we are all your people.

 

 

Gospel Reading – Mark 13 v24-end

24“But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25and the stars will be falling from heaven,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory.   27Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.   28“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.   29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.   30Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.   31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.   32“But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.   33Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.   34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.   35Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly.   37And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

Praise to the Lord

 

Praise to the lord,

the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise him,

for he is thy health and salvation.

All ye who hear,

now to his temple draw near;

joining in glad adoration.

 

Praise to the Lord,

who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,

shieldeth thee gently from harm,

or when fainting sustaineth:

hast thou not seen

how thy heart’s wishes have been

granted in what he ordaineth?

 

Praise to the Lord,

who doth prosper thy work and defend thee,

surely his goodness and mercy

shall daily attend thee:

ponder anew

what the Almighty can do,

if to the end he befriend thee.

 

Praise to the Lord,

O let all that is in us adore him!

All that hath life and breath,

come now with praises before him.

Let the ‘Amen’

sound from his people again,

gladly for ay we adore him.

 

Come thou long expected Jesus

 

Come, thou long expected Jesus,

born to set thy people free;

from our fears and sins release us;

let us find our rest in thee.

 

Israel’s strength and consolation,

hope of all the earth thou art;

dear desire of ev’ry nation,

joy of ev’ry longing heart.

 

Born thy people to deliver:

born a child and yet a king;

born to reign in us for ever;

now thy gracious kingdom bring.

 

By thine own eternal Spirit,

rule in all our hearts alone:

by thine all-sufficient merit,

raise us to thy glorious throne.

8th December – Magazine notes to Barbara and Gill please

 

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.

 

FRIENDS@CHRISTMAS

Guests cannot be invited to a church in Dursley this year for feasting, fun and fellowship. Instead, volunteers will be standing by to visit homes.   "Bearing gifts we traverse afar "   

Please read the details and share, there will be public posters on display. 

 

Nativity Trail 1-21st December
Churches Together has organised a Nativity trail between the five churches. St Bart’s Lower Cam, St George’s, 3C church, St James’ and St Dominic’s.  St Barts Lower Cam has the wise men, with other nativity characters at the other churches.  A poster and a map can be obtained from the post offices at Cam and Dursley and also at Belles Kitchen. Lots of stories on the way and if permitted a pop up café at St Georges on 20th and St James on 21st where all the nativity will be gathered and crafts available. See magazine also.

Please contact Peter on 0795 206590 if you are able to help with putting up the three large wise men and some bunting in the church drive this week at Lower Cam. We also need someone who can read a voiceover of the wise men story and stitch together some bunting.

Easyfundraising

Do you buy goods online? Do you click and collect?   Have you signed up for easyfundraising yet?

Coaley Church has raised £457.691 over the last 6 years just by people nominating the church as their charity when buying goods & services online and going through easyfundraising.   Register now. It’s easy

Just go to easyfundraising.org.uk. Register as a member and then remember to go through the website whenever you buy goods or services online. It’s not just Amazon and eBay. Most retailers are part of the scheme and it works for click & collect too.

Sign up now and help Church finances. It costs you nothing and in the words of a well-known retailer, Every Little Helps

Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547

or susankgreatorex@gmail.com

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