Pew Sheet 3rd Jan 2021

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 3rd  

Second Sunday of Christmas

9.15am Epiphany Communion (Co)

11.00am Epiphany Communion (LC)

Revd. Bob Callaghan both Churches

 

January 5th   

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

January 6th         

No Zoom Coffee Morning

 

January 10th

First Sunday of Epiphany  

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Collect

Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God.  Amen.

Intercessions

Lord of glory:

hear our prayer.

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 Tabernacle U.R.C.

Post Communion

All praise to you, almighty God and heavenly king who sent your Son into the world to take our nature upon him and to be born of a pure virgin: grant that, as we are born again in him, so he may continually dwell in us and reign on earth as he reigns in heaven, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

First Reading – Isaiah 60 v1-6

1Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.  2For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.
3Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.  4Lift up your eyes and look around; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far away, and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms.  5Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice,
because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.  6A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come.
They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord.

Gospel Reading – Matthew 2 v1-12

1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?  For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”  3When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.  5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: 6‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”  7Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared.  8Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”  9When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was.  10When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.  11On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage.  Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  12And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

10th January – Magazine notes to Barbara or Gill – thank you

 

 

7th February - Christingle Service
Children’s Society collection boxes and envelopes are at the back of the church, by the door. Do please take one, so that if you wish to make a donation to the Society, you can bring it to the Christingle Service, which this year is on Sunday 7th February. Thank you (LC)

 

Message from Revd Sue

I would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, beautiful gifts and prayers. I feel overwhelmed by your generosity and love.

With love and prayers Sue 

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.

Your used Christmas Cards

Your used Christmas Cards can be recycled for charity.  Please leave them, in bags please NOT LOOSE, in the box inside the church near the entrance door.  Please note that owing to COVID restrictions, the church is only likely to be open on Sunday, for morning service. Last day for receipt of cards is SUNDAY 10th JANUARY. No cards will be taken to the Cobalt Unit after this date (LC)

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