Pew Sheet for Epiphany. 2nd Jan 2022

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

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January 2nd Epiphany

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Pauline Godfrey both Churches

 

January 4th        

  No Morning Prayer (LC)

 

January 5th         

 No Holy Communion (LC)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

January 9th First Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Rob Axford

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

 

 

 

 

Collect

Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end
in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Intercessions

Light of the world:

shine in our darkness.

 

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, Lower Cam.

 

Post Communion

Lord God, the bright splendour whom the nations seek: may we who with the wise men have been drawn by your light discern the glory of your presence in your Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

First Reading – Isaiah 60- v1-6

 

1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.
Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Lift up your eyes and look around; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far away, and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms.

5 Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice, because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come.  They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord.

Gospel Reading – Matthew 2 v1-12

1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?  For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”  When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.  They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”  Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared.  Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”  When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was.  10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.  11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage.  Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

 

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.

 

January 11th – 2.00pm – Mothers’ Union in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

January 16th - 3.00pm – Music and Cake on Zoom

 

January 17th – 2.00pm – Ladies Group in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

January 18th – 10.00am – Social Events Committee meeting in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

January 27th – 10.30am to 12 noon – Coffee, Cake and Company in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

‘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

Lower Cam Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/stbartslowercam/

Coaley Facebook Page

https://m.facebook.com/CoaleyChurch/?locale2=en_GB

 

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

 

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