Pew Sheet for 3rd July

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley








July 4th Fifth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion in Church (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion in Church (LC)

This service will also be zoomed

Revd. Bob Callaghan both Churches



July 6th   

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline



July 11th Sixth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion in Church (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion in Church (LC)

This service will also be zoomed

Revd. Christine Axford both Churches



Almighty God, send down upon your Church
the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Lord, we believe:

help our unbelief.

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Western Tanganyika and for Churches Together, St. James The Great, Dursley.

Post Communion

Grant, O Lord, we beseech you, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


First Reading – 2 Corinthians 12 v2-10

 I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows.  And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses.  But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth.  But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, even considering the exceptional character of the revelations.  Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.”  So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.  10 Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.


Gospel Reading – Mark 6 v1-13

1 He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him.  On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him?  What deeds of power are being done by his hands!  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?’  And they took offence at him.  Then Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.’  And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them.  And he was amazed at their unbelief.  Then he went about among the villages teaching.  He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.  He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics.  10 He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.  11 If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’  12 So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.  13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Mothers' Union - Lower Cam

Members are invited to Afternoon Tea at my home on Tuesday 6th July at 2.30pm

Please let me know if you are coming so I am prepared & if you require transport.

Please bring the sunshine!

Love & prayers. Pauline 9A, Knapp Lane, Cam



The steel band concert in Coaley churchyard next month can’t now go ahead because covid restrictions will still be in place. It is hoped that a new date will be found.



Churches Together

The outdoor Songs of Praise Service has been rescheduled for 6.00pm on 25th July.  If you can help please can you contact Peter Fewings


St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website

Lower Cam Facebook Page

Coaley Facebook Page


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