Pew Sheet for January 16th

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

Pin on Angel, Shepherds, Wisemen

 

January 16th Second Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Christine Axford

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

3.00pm Zoom Music and Cake

 

January 18th        

  9.30am Morning Prayer (LC)

 

January 19th         

 10.00am Holy Communion (LC)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

January 23rd Third Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Ian Robb

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

 

 

Collect

Heavenly Father, at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognize him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. 

 

Intercessions

Fill us, Lord:

fill us to the brim

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of El Camino Real and for Churches Together, St Cyr’s, Stinchcombe.

Post Communion

Lord of all time and eternity, you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son: by the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth through the waters of the new creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

First Reading – Isaiah 62 v1-5

 

1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.
The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Gospel Reading – John 2 v1-11

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me?  My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”  Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.”  And they filled them up to the brim.  He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.”  So they took it.  When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Vacancy Prayer

 

Heavenly Father, during this vacancy,
guard and grow this Benefice as we serve you together.

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 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)

 

Please note the new date for C,C and C

January 20th – 10.30am to 12 noon – Coffee, Cake and Company in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

Table Talk – On Change

A new course on the impact of change in our Christian lives is to be started on Wednesday 19th and 26th January and 2nd February on Zoom at 1.45pm -2.45pm. The course will allow us to study a passage from the Bible, but will focus on some guided questions. The three areas of enquiry are

  • Change in our personal lives,
  • Change in the church life (general approach)
  • Change in our communities

One Zoom invite will be sent out to all those who normally receive an email update. If you are interested please use the email invite or let others know who want to attend (phone attendance is possible, but please contact Peter Fewings if you wish to do this. 07795 206 590

 

Confirmation and Basics Course

A confirmation class will be starting up in early February and March and will run on Wednesday or Thursday. If you are interested in confirmation even if you are not yet baptised, then please contact Peter Fewings to join. If you would like to join the course in order explore the basic concepts of your faith more, or to explore the idea of Christianity then this will also be a suitable course for you too. Peter’s number is 07795 206590.

 

There is a box at the back of Coaley Church for any comments, questions, reflections you may have about the person who will be appointed as priest in charge in the next few months. Tell us what you would like this person to be and to do for our church, our village and our benefice.

 

‘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.