Pew Sheet for 11th October

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley






October 11th

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)



October 14th  

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning



October 15th

7.00pm APCM (Co)



October 18th  

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)





God, our judge and savior, 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.



As you have called us:

Lord, we come.


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, Nympsfield.


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 - Philippians 4 v1-9

1Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.   2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.   3Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.   4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.   5Let your gentleness be known to everyone.   The Lord is near.   6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.   7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.   8Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.   9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.


Holy Holy Holy!


Holy, holy holy!

Lord God almighty!

Early in the morning

our song shall rise to thee;

holy, holy, holy!

Merciful and mighty!

God in three persons,

blessed Trinity!


Holy, holy, holy!

All the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns

around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim

falling down before thee,

which wert, and art,

and evermore shall be.


Holy, holy, holy!

Though the darkness hide thee,

though the sinful mortal eye

thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy,

there is none beside thee,

perfect in pow’r,

in love, and purity.


Holy, holy, holy!

Lord God almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name,

in earth and sky and sea;

holy, holy, holy!

Merciful and mighty!

God in three persons,

blessed Trinity!



Gospel Reading – Matthew 22 v1-14

1Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.   3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.   4Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’   5But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them.   7The king was enraged.   He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.   8Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy.   9Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’   10Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.   11“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, 12and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’   And he was speechless.   13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’   14For many are called, but few are chosen.”

O for a closer walk with God


O for a closer walk with God,

a calm and heav’nly frame;

a light to shine upon the road

that leads me to the Lamb.


What peaceful hours I once enjoyed,

how sweet their mem’ry still!

but they have left an aching void

the world can never fill.


The dearest idol I have known,

whate’er that idol be,

help me to tear it from thy throne,

and worship only thee.


So shall my walk be close with God,

calm and serene my frame;

so purer light shall mark the road

that leads me to the Lamb.




Be thou my vision


Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,

naught be all else to me save that thou art;

thou my best thought in the day and the night,

waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.


Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,

I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;

thou my great Father, and I thy true heir;

thou in me dwelling, and I in thy care.


Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight,

be thou my armour, and be thou my might,

thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tow’r,

raise thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.


Riches I need not, not all the world’s praise,

thou mine inheritance through all my days;

thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,

high King of heaven, my treasure thou art!


High King of heaven, when battle is done,

grant heaven’s joy to me, O bright heav’n’s sun,

Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,

still be my vision, O Ruler of all.


The Church Magazine is restarting

Please send any contributions you may wish to have in the November copy to Barbara Mitchard or Gill Homes by 12th October.  Let us know what you have been doing in Lockdown, or send a poem, article or upcoming event.



Coaley – 7.00pm 15th October in Church

L. Cam – 7.00pm – 22nd October in Church

There are vacancies on the PCC in Coaley and two vacancies for Deanery Synod reps in Lower Cam, please could anyone interested contact Sue.

Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547



Revd. Peter Fewings 07795206590 ptfewings@gmail .com