Pew Sheet for 28th Feb

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

February 28th Second Sunday of Lent

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

Revd. Bob Callaghan

 

 

February 23rd     

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

 

February 24th           

10.00am Zoom Lent Course

 

 

March 7th Third Sunday of Lent  

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

 

 

 

Collect

Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

Intercessions

You speak what is true:

and the truth can set us free.

 

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Vasteras and for Churches Together, St. George’s, Upper Cam.

 

Post Communion

Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

First Reading - Genesis 17 v1-7, 15-16

 

1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.  2And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.”  3Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, 4“As for me, this is my covenant with you:  You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations.  5No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.  6I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.  7I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 

15 God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.  16I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her.  I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” 

 

 

All my hope on God is founded

 

All my hope on God is founded;

he doth still my trust renew.

Me through change and chance he guideth,

only good and only true.

God unknown, he alone

calls my heart to be his own.

 

Human pride and earthly glory,

sword and crown betray his trust;

what with care and toil he buildeth,

tow’r and temple, fall to dust.

But God’s pow’r, hour by hour,

is my temple and my tow’r.

 

God’s great goodness aye endureth,

deep his wisdom, passing thought:

splendour, light and life attend him,

beauty springeth out of naught.

Evermore, from his store,

new-born worlds rise and adore.

 

Still from earth to God eternal

sacrifice of praise be done,

high above all praises praising

for the gift of Christ his Son.

Christ doth call one and all:

ye who follow shall not fall.

Gospel Reading – Mark 8 v31-end

31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.  32He said all this quite openly.  And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.  33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan!  For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”  34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.  36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?  37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

 

To be in your presence (sing twice)

 

To be in your presence,

to sit at your feet,

where your love surrounds me

and makes me complete.

 

This is my desire, O Lord, this is my desire,

this is my desire, O Lord, this is my desire.

 

To rest in your presence,

not rushing away,

to cherish each moment,

here I would stay.

 

 

I Will Change Your Name

 

You shall no longer be called

wounded, outcast, lonely or afraid.

I will change your name,

your new name shall be,

confidence, joyfulness, overcoming one;

faithfulness, friend of God,

one who seeks My face.

Churches Together Lent Service

Feb 28th - The Raising of Lazarus

‘that they may believe that you sent me’ John 11.42

Led by Fiona Crocker - Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88592453248?pwd=Mkd2Umk4TVYxZ3FVT0srZWFlSDRjZz09

Meeting ID: 885 9245 3248
Passcode: 521765


Zoom Lent Course 2021 - Loved and Liked  

10.00am -11.00pm Wednesday with coffee after, 24th Feb to 24th March.  Contact Revd Peter if interested or use Zoom invite direct

Virtual Zoom Concert – 3.00pm 7th March

March 2020 was the last time we were able to host a Music & Cake Concert in Coaley Church. Twelve months on there will be a virtual concert through the magic of zoom. Sadly no delicious tea & cake supplied but an exciting afternoon featuring four musicians, our very own Rachel Mapp, a harpist from London, a young clarinetist from Thornbury and an even  younger  singer from Kent.

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