Pew Sheet 6th December 2020

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley







December 6th

Second Sunday of Advent

9.15am Goodbye to Sue Service (Co)

11.00am Goodbye to Sue Service (LC)


December 8th  

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline


December 9th       

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning


December 13th    

Third Sunday of Advent

9.15am Advent Communion (Co)

11.00am Advent Communion (LC)



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



Amen.  He is coming.


In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Dornakal and for Churches Together, 3C’s Community Church.


Post Communion

Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

First Reading – Isaiah 40 v1-11


1Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.
2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her
that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.   3A voice cries out:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.   4Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.   5Then the glory of the Lord

shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”   6A voice says, “Cry out!”   And I said, “What shall I cry?”   All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field.   7The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass.   8The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.   9Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” 11See, the Lord

God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.   11He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.

Gospel Reading – Mark 1 v1-8

1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.   2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.   5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.   6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.   7He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.   8I have baptised you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”   9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.   10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.   11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”


Majesty, worship his majesty


Majesty, worship his majesty;

unto Jesus be glory, honour and praise.

Majesty, kingdom authority

flow from his throne unto his own:

his anthem raise.

So exalt, left up on high the name of Jesus;

magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King.

Majesty, worship his majesty,

Jesus who died, now glorified,

King of all kings.

Unfortunately there will be no Christmas lunch at the Dursley Methodist Church on 25th and 26th December. This year Churches Together are working with GL11 to provide a free Christmas lunch which will be delivered to you on Christmas Morning. If you would like to have one of these lunches or you would like to help GL11 deliver them please can you contact Rev Peter  07795 206590 or GL11 548530, with any dietary requirements. If you prefer to put your own name on the list there is also an online list.

Virtual Christmas Tree Festival.

Please take a photo of your Christmas Tree and send to Gill Holmes
It will go on church website. Add with or without name or something about the tree
Send names and messages for the remembrance tree to same email address and they will hang on a tree outside church.

Wander Wonder

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, GL11 or you can download from the GL11 covid response facebook, or the Creative core café facebook.  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.

7th December – Funeral of Ella Grose

8th December – Magazine notes to Barbara and Gill please

8th December – Funeral of Edmund Lees


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.



Church Services for December


13th December 9.15am – Advent 3 Holy Communion

20th December 9.15am – Advent 4 Holy Communion

25th December 9.15am Christmas Morning Family Holy Communion


Lower Cam

13th December 11.00am – Advent 3 Holy Communion with zoom

20th December 11.00am – Advent 4 Holy Communion with zoom

24th December 11.30pm – Midnight Christmas Mass

The joint service on 27th December has been cancelled


If you have not been receiving emails from us and would like to receive the zoom invitation please contact Sarah 0787 296 8097


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