Pew Sheet:24th July

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

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July 24th Sixth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Peter Cheeseman

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Frances Wookey

 

 

July 26th

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

 

July 31st Seventh Sunday after Trinity

10.30am Joint Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Richard Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

Collect

Creator God, you made us all in your image: may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; 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 Western Tanganyika and for Churches Together, St. Dominic’s, Dursley.

 

Post Communion

God of our pilgrimage, you have led us to the living water: refresh and sustain us as we go forward on our journey, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

First Reading – Colossians 2 v6-15

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  Watch out that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental principles of the world, and not according to Christ.  For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority.  11 In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by the removal of the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; 12 when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.  13 And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, 14 erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands.  He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.  15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

 

Gospel Reading – Luke 11 v1-13

 

1He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’  2He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:   Father, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come.  3Give us each day our daily bread.  4And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.  And do not bring us to the time of trial.’  5 And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.”  7And he answers from within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.”   8I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.  9 ‘So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.   10For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  11Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish?  12Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion?  13If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

A short prayer service followed by refreshments will be held in Lower Cam on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10.00am until the new vicar arrives (LC)

 

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The next Afternoon Tea will be a Garden Tea at Hillberry Hollow, Sandpits, Dursley, GL11 6PD on Thursday July 28th 2-30pm – 4.00pm. It will be our usual delicious; sandwiches, homemade cakes etc., but hopefully in the pleasant sunshine. Please bring your own garden chair if possible.
Please park on the Dursley Road, on the left-hand side pointing towards Stinchcombe. If you have mobility problems,  please tel: 01453 545772 . We hope to see you all there.

 

 

 

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 

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