Pew Sheet: 3rd October 2021

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

October 3rd Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Ian Robb

11.00am Harvest Family Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

 

October 5th    

 10.00am Morning Prayer (LC)

 

October 6th     

10.00am Holy Communion (LC)

7.30pm Joint PCC Meeting (Co)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

October 10th Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

TBC

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)  

Revd. Peter Fewings

 

Collect

God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Intercessions

Lord of heaven:

let 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. Dominic’s, Dursley.

 

Post Communion

We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast: for here we receive you, here the memory of your passion is renewed, here our minds are filled with grace, and here a pledge of future glory is given, when we shall feast at that table where you reign with all your saints for ever.  Amen.

 

First Reading – Genesis 2 v18-24

 

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.”  19 So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.  20 The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner.  21 So the Lord

God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.  22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.  23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one
shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.”  24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.

 

 

 

Second Reading – Hebrews 1 v1-4, 2 v5-12

 

1 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds.  He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word.  When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

Now God did not subject the coming world, about which we are speaking, to angels.  But someone has testified somewhere, “What are human beings that you are mindful of them,
or mortals, that you care for them?  You have made them for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned them with glory and honor, subjecting all things under their feet.”

Now in subjecting all things to them, God left nothing outside their control.  As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to them, but we do see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

10 It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings.  11 For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father.  For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, 12 saying, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.”

 

 

 

Gospel Reading – Mark 10 v2-16

Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”  He answered them, “What did Moses command you?”  They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.”  But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you.  But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’  ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’  So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”  10 Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” 13 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them.  14 But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.  15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”  16 And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

 

October 5th – 2.00pm – Mothers’ Union Meeting in Church (LC)

 

October 6th – 7.30pm – Joint PCC Meeting in Coaley Church with the Archdeacon (Co)

 

October 10th – Magazine notes to Barbara or Gill please

 

Malcolm’s Service of Thanksgiving is on Thursday 14th October at 12.00 noon in St Bart’s Lower Cam

 

Mothers’ Union Lower Cam
There is a meeting in Church on Tuesday 5th October at 2.00pm. Do please join us for a chat & cuppa & bring your raffle returns. Will members please bring their latest copy of Roundabout with them.


‘Art with Heart’ is back on at Lower Cam (in the Church) on Fridays at 9.30am -11.30am.

 

If anybody would like to sponsor the colour front cover of the Church Magazine, please contact Gill or Barbara.  Many thanks.

 

St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website www.stbartholomewcoaley.org.uk

Lower Cam Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/stbartslowercam/

Coaley Facebook Page

https://m.facebook.com/CoaleyChurch/?locale2=en_GB

 

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