Pew Sheet 31st January

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31st

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

10.00am Zoom Candlemas Communion

Revd. Ian Gardner

 

 

February 2nd    

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

 

February 3rd          

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

 

 

February 7th  

Second Sunday before Lent  

10.00am Zoom Christingle and Family Communion

 

Collect

Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel: make your home among us, and present us pure and holy to your heavenly Father, your God, and our God.  Amen.

Intercessions

Holy God:

may your will be done.

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of El Camino Real and for Churches Together, St. Bartholomew’s, Lower Cam.

Post Communion

Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna, who lived to welcome the Messiah:
may we, who have received these gifts beyond words, prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes to bring us to eternal life; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

First Reading – Malachi 3 v1-5

1See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple.  The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.  2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; 3he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.  4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.  5Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be swift to bear witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired workers in their wages, the widow and the orphan, against those who thrust aside the alien, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

Immortal, Invisible

Immortal, invisible,

God only wise,

in light inaccessible hid

from our eyes,

most blessed, most glorious,

the Ancient of Days,

almighty, victorious,

thy great name we praise.

 

Unresting unhasting,

and silent as light,

nor wanting, nor wasting,

thou rulest in might;

thy justice like mountains

high soaring above

thy clouds which are fountains

of goodness and love.

 

To all life thou givest,

to both great and small;

in all life thou livest,

the true life of all;

we blossom and flourish

as leaves on the tree,

and wither and perish;

but naught changeth thee.

 

Great Father of glory,

pure Father of light,

thine angels adore thee,

all veiling their sight;

all laud we would render,

O help us to see

‘tis only the splendor

of light hideth thee.

Gospel Reading – Luke 2 v22-40

 

22When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), 24and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”  25Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.  26It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.  27Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, 29“Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word;
30for my eyes have seen your salvation, 31which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 3a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”  33And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him.  34Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”  36There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.  She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37then as a widow to the age of eighty-four.  She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day.  38At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.  39When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.  40The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

give thanks to the Holy One,

give thanks because he’s given

Jesus Christ, his Son.

And now let the weak say, ‘I am strong’,

let the poor say, ‘I am rich’,

because of what the Lord has done for us.

And now let the weak say, ‘I am strong’,

let the poor say, ‘I am rich’,

7th February – Christingle Service

There will be a Christingle focus to the Zoom family communion.  Please bring a candle to the service and some matches.  If you would like to make a Christingle out of materials in your house eg it doesn’t have to be an orange it could be an apple.  You may also let your grandchildren know to attend

 

10th February – magazine notes please to Barbara or Gill.  Thank you.

 

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.

 

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

 

Please send all notices for the Pew Sheet to Sarah by midday Thursday.  Thank you.  sarah.st.barts.cam.coaley@gmail.com 

0787 296 8097

 

St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website www.stbartholomewcoaley.org.uk and Coaley Church now has a Facebook Page

 

 

 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs

 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs

with angels round the throne;

ten thousand thousand are their tongues,

but all their joys are one.

 

‘Worthy the Lamb that died,’ they cry,

‘to be exalted thus.’

‘Worthy the Lamb,’ our lips reply,

‘for he was slain for us.’

 

Jesus is worthy to receive

honour and pow’r divine;

and blessings, more than we can give,

be, Lord, for ever thine.

 

Let all creation join in one

to bless the sacred name

of him that sits upon the throne,

and to adore the Lamb.