Pew Sheet for August 7th

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

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August 7th The Transfiguration of our Lord

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Pauline Godfrey both Churches

 

 

August 10th

10.00am Short Prayer Service (LC)

 

 

August 14th Ninth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Bob Callaghan both Churches

 

 

 

Collect

Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake: when we prosper save us from pride, when we are needy save us from despair, that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

Intercessions

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 Vasteras and for Churches Together, St. Giles, Uley.

 

Post Communion

Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands that have taken holy things; may the ears which have heard your word be deaf to clamour and dispute; may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit; may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love shine with the light of hope; and may the bodies which have been fed with your body be refreshed with the fullness of your life; glory to you for ever.   Amen.

 

First Reading – 2 Peter 1 v16-19

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.   17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”   18 We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.  19 So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed.  You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Gospel Reading – Luke 9 v28-36

 

28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.   29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.   30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.  31 They appeared in glory and were speaking about his exodus, which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem.  32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep, but as they awoke they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.  33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us set up three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah,” not realizing what he was saying.

34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were terrified as they entered the cloud.  35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”  36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.  And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.

 

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.

 

15th August – Funeral of Christine Rugman at 2.00pm at Gloucester Crematorium

 

 

A short prayer service followed by refreshments will be held in Lower Cam every Wednesday at 10.00am until Revd. Graham arrives (LC)

 

 

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

 

 

Please send all notices for the Pew Sheet to Sarah by midday Wednesday.  Thank you.  sarah.st.barts.cam.coaley@gmail.com 

0787 296 8097

 

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.