Pew Sheet: June 5th Pentecost

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley


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June 5th Pentecost

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Richard Morgan both Churches

6.00pm Jubilee Songs of Praise (Co)


June 7th

No Morning Prayer (LC)


June 8th

No Communion Service (LC)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline


June 12th Trinity Sunday

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Canon Rob Axford both Churches



God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



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 El Camino Real and for Churches Together, Dursley Methodist.


Post Communion

Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal:
open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.


First Reading – Acts 2 v1-21


1  When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.  Now there were devout Jews from every people under heaven living in Jerusalem.  And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.  Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?  Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”  12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”  13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Fellow Jews and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.  16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.  18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.  19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
  20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.  21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’




Gospel Reading – John 14 v8-17


Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”  Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?  Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.  How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?  The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, but if you do not, then believe because of the works themselves.  12 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.  13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  14 If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.






Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us;

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us;

Break us, melt us, mould us, fill us;

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.

Spirit of the living God, sent at Pentecost,

Wind of freedom, wind of power, sent to save the lost:


Take us, move us, guide us, free us,

Spirit of the living God, sent at Pentecost.

Spirit of the living God, sent in tongues of flame,

Firing Jesus’ Church to love and proclaim his name:


Light us, warm us, cleanse us, form us,

Spirit of the living God, sent in tongues of flame.

Spirit of the living God, think again in us;

Spirit of the living God, speak again in us;

Help us, lead us, grow us, feed us;

Spirit of the living God, live afresh in us.




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.


June 5th – 6.00pm – Jubilee Songs of Praise (Co)


June 16th – 12.30pm – Soup Lunch in Lower Cam Church (LC)


June 23rd – 2.30pm to 4.00pm – Afternoon teas in Lower Cam Church (LC)


Revd. Peter Fewings can be contacted on 07795206590 or




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.