Pew Sheet for 26th June Trinity 2

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley



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June 26th Second Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Chris Axford

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings


June 28th  

9.30am Morning Prayer (LC)


June 29th  

10.00am Communion Service (LC)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline


July 3rd Third Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Baptism of Isla Workman (Co)

Revd. Ian Robb

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

3.30pm Baptism of Bryony Louise Bleaken (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings




Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.



Lord, in your mercy:

hear our prayer.


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


Post Communion

Loving Father, we thank you for feeding us at the supper of your Son: sustain us with your Spirit,
that we may serve you here on earth until our joy is complete in heaven, and we share in the eternal banquet with Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


First Reading– 1 Kings 19 v15-16, 19-end


15Then the Lord said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram.   16Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

19 So he set out from there, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, who was ploughing.   There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and he was with the twelfth.   Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle over him.   20He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, ‘Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.’   Then Elijah said to him, ‘Go back again; for what have I done to you?’   21He returned from following him, took the yoke of oxen, and slaughtered them; using the equipment from the oxen, he boiled their flesh, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out and followed Elijah, and became his servant.


Gospel Reading – Luke 9 v51-end


51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.   52And he sent messengers ahead of him.   On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53but they did not receive him, because his face was set towards Jerusalem. 54When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, ‘Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?’ 55But he turned and rebuked them.   56Then they went on to another village.   57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’   58And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’   59To another he said, ‘Follow me.’   But he said, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ 60But Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’   61Another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.’   62Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’



Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice

We pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow that your spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all we pray for all your precious children at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.  Amen.



Post Vacancy prayer


Heavenly Father,

We give thanks for all that has led to this moment and all that is yet to come.

Thank you for all this benefice has seen and how with your help we have embraced so much change.

We thank you for all those who have sustained our communities of faith for many years past, during our vacancy and for generations to come.

We give thanks for Graham and all that he will bring to this benefice.  Be with him and his family as they look towards moving into the benefice.

May the words we have spoken, the dreams we have shared and the faith we have renewed over the vacancy period, give Graham wisdom, comfort, and courage for the days ahead, and let us all give thanks for the fact that you Lord are with us in everything we do.

Bless us in that knowledge, Heavenly Father, Amen.


July 10th – 6.00pm – Churches Together Summer Service at St. Giles, Uley


July 14th – 12.30pm – Soup lunch in Lower Cam Church (LC)


July 17th – 10.45am – PCC Meeting in Coaley Church after the Sunday morning service (Co)


July 28th – 2.30pm – Afternoon teas in Lower Cam Church (LC)


Please note that Revd. Peter’s last Sunday morning service is on 3rd July and his last Wednesday morning service is on 6th July


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


Churches Together

Christian Arts Festival "Restoring Paradise".

An exhibition of 24 textile banners in Dursley Methodist Church from 9th to 17th July

Weekdays   10am - 2pm

Saturdays    10am - 4pm

Sundays       2pm - 4pm  

Entry is free and light refreshments available

More information


Please send all notices for the Pew Sheet to Sarah by midday Wednesday.  Thank you. 

0787 296 8097


Revd. Peter Fewings can be contacted on 07795206590 or