Pew Sheet for Advent Sunday 28th Nov

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

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November 28th First Sunday of Advent

9.30am Advent Communion (Co)

Revd. Rob Axford

11.00am Advent Communion (LC)

12.30pm Baptism of Elsie Frampton (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

 

November 30th      

  9.30am Morning Prayer (LC)

 

December 1st       

 10.00am Holy Communion (LC)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

December 5th Second Sunday of Advent

9.30am Advent Communion (Co)

11.00am Baptism of Callie Harvey-Stevens (Co)

Revd. Ian Robb

11.00am Advent Communion (LC)

4.00pm Christingle Service (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

 

Collect

Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

Intercessions

Lord, show us how to live:

and give us the courage to go forward.

 

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Dornakal and for Churches Together, Church of the Holy Cross, Owlpen.

 

Post Communion

O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service
and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

First Reading – Jeremiah 33 v14-16

 

14 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.  16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety.  And this is the name by which it will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

Gospel Reading – Luke 21 v25-36

25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  27 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory.  28 Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  29 Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees; 30 as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near.  31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.  32 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place.  33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.  34 “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, 35 like a trap.  For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth.  36 Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

 

 

 

 

Vacancy Prayer

 

Heavenly Father, during this vacancy,
guard and grow this Benefice as we serve you together and especially as we commence our benefice profile.

Lord Jesus, we know that you have plans for us
and that these plans are good.
We ask now that you will help us to share responsibility, grow in faith, love one another, care for those in need, reach out to others, and welcome newcomers.

Holy Spirit, please guide all who are seeking the right person for us, and those who are seeking the right place for their ministry, that together we may discover your way for the future and see your kingdom grow.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

December 5th – 2.00pm to 4.30pm – Christmas Bazaar in Coaley Village Hall (Co)

 

December 5th – 4.00pm – Christingle Service in Lower Cam Church, everyone welcome (LC)

 

December 5th – 5.00pm - Taize Service at St. Marks Church, Woodmancote, a quiet candlelit service of reflection, everyone very welcome

 

December 12th – 3.00pm – Words and Music for a Winter Afternoon in Coaley Church (Co)

 

Coaley Christmas Bazaar

Items needed include, chocolates and sweets for the tombola, raffle prizes, smellies, bottles,

and cakes. There will be a box at the back of church for donations. Cakes can be brought on the day. If you would like to help at the Bazaar please speak to Pat Grimwood. Thank you.

 

‘Art with Heart’ is back on at Lower Cam (in the Church) on Fridays at 9.30am - 11.30am (LC)

 

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

 

St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website www.stbartholomewcoaley.org.uk

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