24th October – Last Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your Holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Old Testament                        Job 42. 1-6, 10-end.

New Testament                      Hebrews 7. 23-end.

Gospel                                      Mark 10. 46-end..

The news of the assassination of Sir David Amess at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-sea on Friday came as an enormous shock. It has been five years since the murder of another MP, Jo Cox, and we thought this exceptional and unlikely to be repeated, especially so soon. The killer waited passively and patiently, concealing his malign intent, and when his chance came, he struck suddenly and ruthlessly and most cruelly, then calmly sat down to await his arrest. The man is clearly deranged. However, this murder will most likely be attached to the Islamic ticket, bringing disgrace to the name of Islam and further erosion of patience with “religion” of any kind. Of course, this is unfair: I have seen the Christian name dishonoured time and time again in Northern Ireland. Lunatic violence cannot find safe haven in the folds of any faith system, all of which advocate peace, reconciliation and tolerance. Yes, Islam has “Jihad”, Christianity has “Onward Christian soldiers” and Fight the good fight”, but these figures are metaphors related to the spiritual struggle. We must avoid jumping to incorrect conclusions even if it makes us feel better or at any rate smugger.

It is our duty to call out such an action as this for what it is – cold premeditated and vicious murder. It is the work of a madman. We must turn our attention to those who now must live with the consequences, particularly Sir David’s family and friends. We must be aware of their suffering and remember them in our prayers. They are being forced to serve a sentence of sorrow without any prospect of parole, remission or end. May the Lord who knew suffering himself draw close to them and embrace them with his comfort.                                                 Robin Noble

Services Next Sunday – 31st  OctoberAll Saints Day

Weston-under-Penyard ALL SAINTS BIG BREAKFAST AND BENEFICE SERVICE

UPTON BISHOP MILLENIUM HALL

10.30 a.m.
The Lea
Hope Mansel
Aston Ingham
Linton
Upton Bishop
LINTON Remembering Service 5.30 p.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

LEA. Fun Quiz Night, Saturday 30th October, Lea Village Hall 7.30 pm. £12.50 to include 2 course meal (Vegetarian option available) Bring your own drink, Tables of no more than 6, tables limited, to book call Rose 01989 750267 All proceeds to Lea Church.

BENEFICE CHOIR. Calling all singers from other churches who would like to get together with our choir (Upton Bishop) for the Benefice Advent Carols Service 28th November @ 6.30pm, to get in touch with me to form a benefice choir please? Info from Jane Ayres 07989572356

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info contact me on 01989 750808 or cornagefarm1@btinternet.com Thank you. Marion

The Benefice Bible Study will resume meeting on Wed 8th September at 4:30pm at Jane Ayres. We plan to study the letters & journeys of St Paul. All welcome: contact Charlotte c.newton365@btinternet.com for more info

FOODBANK Please don’t forget about our Local food bank, donations are very welcome and David will happily collect and deliver to them.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Lydia Whitehouse (Lea)

Please pray for all who have died, Pat Phillips. Mike Price (WuP), Colin Winney (WuP), Francis James (AI), Charles Taylor (Lea), Iain George Watson Wallace (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


 17th October – 20th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

God, the giver of life, whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church: by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ and make us eager to do your will, that we may share with the whole creation the joys of eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 Readings

Old Testament                        Job 38. 1-7.

New Testament                      Hebrews 5. 1-10.

Gospel                                      Mark 10. 35-45.

“Whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”

Mark 10:44

Ever since that day in Galilee when he called Simon Peter, James and John to follow him, Jesus has been the very centre of their lives. Along with all the other disciples they’ve seen him teaching crowds of people, feeding them with miracle bread and delivering those held captive by their demons.

Sometimes the three of them have witnessed remarkable things. They saw Jesus heal Peter’s mother-in-law and they were there when he healed the daughter of Jairus, the leader of a synagogue. Then there was that amazing day on the mountain when they saw Jesus in glory along with Moses and Elijah. Perhaps it’s this event which leads James and John to ask Jesus to allow them privileged places beside him when he enters his glorious kingdom. And that in turn leads to another squabble among the disciples about which of them is the greatest.

They’ve also had to listen to some difficult warnings about what will happen to Jesus when he goes to Jerusalem – betrayal, an unjust trial and execution, before rising to new life. But they don’t seem to have any understanding of a Messiah who is also a “suffering servant”, giving his life for others.

So Jesus once again calls them all together and spells out the difference between leaders of this world, who throw their weight around and become tyrants over those they rule, and leaders of God’s kingdom, who love and serve their people. The disciples of Jesus must follow his example so that when he leaves them they can form a strong community built on humility and of all”.                                                                                            David

 Services Next Sunday – 24th OctoberLast Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Parish Communion 9.30 a.m.
The Lea Children’s Church 10.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Mattins 9.30 a.m.
Aston Ingham Parish Communion 10.30 a.m.
Linton Holy Communion 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Mattins 10.30 a.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

BENEFICE CHOIR. Calling all singers from other churches who would like to get together with our choir (Upton Bishop) for the Benefice Advent Carols Service 28th November @ 6.30pm, to get in touch with me to form a benefice choir please? Info from Jane Ayres 07989572356

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info contact me on 01989 750808 or cornagefarm1@btinternet.com Thank you. Marion

The Benefice Bible Study will resume meeting on Wed 8th September at 4:30pm at Jane Ayres. We plan to study the letters & journeys of St Paul. All welcome: contact Charlotte c.newton365@btinternet.com for more info

FOODBANK Please don’t forget about our Local food bank, donations are very welcome and David will happily collect and deliver to them.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Lydia Whitehouse (Lea)

Please pray for all who have died, Pat Phillips. Mike Price (WuP), Colin Winney (WuP), Francis James (AI), Charles Taylor (Lea)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com

 


10th October – 19th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Old Testament                        Job 23. 1.9, 16-end.

New Testament                      Hebrews 4. 12-end.

Gospel                                      Mark 10. 17-31.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Last month marked the events of September 11 – it feels unbelievable that 20 years have passed since this major world event happened. For those who lost friends and loved ones, the memory is still raw and our prayers are with all those who grieve.

Most adults over the age of 30 will recount their story of exactly what they were doing and when they heard the news that fateful day. Just as generations before recounted their stories on hearing the news of the assassination of JFK and the death of Princess Diana.

For me, it was an ordinary Tuesday in a primary school I was teaching at in north London. At the end of the school day, as normal, I took the children downstairs to be collected. The usual hubbub was missing. Parents looked grim.

One said, “Isn’t it awful, Mrs Gibson?”

I replied: “Isn’t what awful? I’ve been in the classroom all day.”

The collective response: “Planes have crashed into the World Trade Center in New York.”

We gathered as a staff in the school hall and put on the TV normally used for BBC Schools programmes. We went home, not fully understanding what was happening.

I had choir practice that evening and went to the church hall as normal. None of us felt like singing, so we gathered in small groups and prayed. We comforted one another with words from the Bible: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

That was 20 years ago, and we all know what followed.

A generation has grown up since then, in a world marked by the events of that day. Other cataclysmic events have occurred too. And those words still hold true, as they always will: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.                                                                AD Fiona

 

Services Next Sunday – 17th October20th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Family Communion 11.00 a.m.
The Lea Parish Communion 9.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Parish Communion 11.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Village Praise 10.30 a.m.
Linton All Ages Harvest Festival 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Harvest Festival 3.00 p.m.

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

BENEFICE CHOIR. Would any singers from other churches who would like to get together with our choir (Upton Bishop) for the Benefice Advent Carols Service 28th November @ 6.30pm, to get in touch with me to form a benefice choir please? Info from Jane Ayres 07989572356

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info contact me on 01989 750808 or cornagefarm1@btinternet.com Thank you. Marion

The Benefice Bible Study will resume meeting on Wed 8th September at 4:30pm at Jane Ayres. We plan to study the letters & journeys of St Paul. All welcome: contact Charlotte c.newton365@btinternet.com for more info

FOODBANK Please don’t forget about our Local food bank, donations are very welcome and David will happily collect and deliver to them.

 

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Lydia Whitehouse (Lea)

Please pray for all who have died, Pat Phillips. Mike Price (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com

 


03rd October – 18th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Old Testament                        Job 1. 1. 2. 1-10.

New Testament                      Hebrews 1. 1-4. 2. 5-12.

Gospel                                      Mark 10. 2-16.

Someone once said that reading the Bible without meditating upon it is like trying to eat without swallowing. In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus’ primary charge against the Jews is that they have been reading the Old Testament the wrong way. They have scrutinised the scriptures in a legalistic frame of mind, and have not allowed the divine voice to speak through their consciences and “abide” in their spiritual nature. They have tasted but not swallowed. They have been slaves to the letter of the Law in their understanding of the scriptures and have ignored the witness of God the Father to the Messiah, the greater revelation that was to come.

Specifically, Jesus’ appeal to Moses, whom Jews regarded as their defender and mediator, refers to the words in Deuteronomy (18:15): “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet”.

Eternal life, Jesus says, is available to all who come for it. Eternal death awaits those who refuse.

Do we have any sympathy for those who fail to recognise that the coming of Jesus, the Messiah, was heralded in the Old Testament writings? It’s not difficult to do a hatchet job on the religious leaders, the Pharisees, and certainly Jesus didn’t hold back. Yes, the Pharisees could be holier than thou, judgmental and showy with their robes and tassels. Yes, they could appear pretentious with their phylacteries, the slips of parchment they carried around inscribed with passages of scripture But, they did read these scriptures regularly and zealously and led lives scrupulously within the Law as they understood it. Could we all say the same? The Bible available to us has something the Pharisees did not have – the New Testament with its covenant between God and all people. But how often do we read it as opposed to listening to it read in church?                     David

Services Next Sunday – 10th October19th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Harvest Festival 12 Noon
The Lea Mattins 8.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Evensong 3.00 p.m.
Aston Ingham Parish Communion 10.30 a.m.
Linton
Upton Bishop Informal Service 10.30 a.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

WESTON. Flower Festival, SAVE THE DATES! 8th, 9th and 10th October. 10am till 4pm on the Friday and Saturday, 10am till 12 Noon on the Sunday, followed by Harvest Festival at 12pm.

LEA. HARVEST COFFEE MORNING at LEA CHURCH – SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER from 10am-12noon. Entry for Coffee/Tea & Cake – £2.50 Dog Chews for sale, Small Produce Stall, Raffle Proceeds to Lea Church

UPTON BISHOP. Tea concert at Upton Bishop Church: Sat 9th Oct 3pm. Tickets in advance £10 (at the door £12, children under 12 free) Price includes tea; parking at the Millennium Hall. Info oliviaboon7@gmail.com

LEA. Baby and Table Top Sale. Sat 9th Oct 10am-12pm, Lea Village Hall. Refreshment’s tea, coffee and cake, Adults £1 entry, Children free. Tables cost £15, to book contact alicebasey@btinternet.com (in aid of Lea Church)

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info contact me on 01989 750808 or cornagefarm1@btinternet.com Thank you. Marion

The Benefice Bible Study will resume meeting on Wed 8th September at 4:30pm at Jane Ayres. We plan to study the letters & journeys of St Paul. All welcome: contact Charlotte c.newton365@btinternet.com for more info

FOODBANK Please don’t forget about our Local food bank, donations are very welcome and David will happily collect and deliver to them.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Lydia Whitehouse (Lea)

Please pray for all who have died, Lilian June Ball (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


26th September – 17th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life: deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Old Testament                        Esther 7. 1-6, 9-10, 9. 20-22.

New Testament                      James 5. 13-end.

Gospel                                      Mark 9. 38-end.

Some recent sports events have shown among spectators a vociferous expression of racism. Although this is generally dismissed as the ravings of a few I rather fear that it might be the visible tip of a menacing iceberg. It prompts a Christian response. Of course, nowadays the word “racism” is used to refer to colour prejudice. This has arisen from the slave trade which has led to social branding of black people as an underclass. It was not so in ancient times. Then, differences in colour meant little or nothing. In Jeremiah 13 v 23 the prophet asks “can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?” – a rhetorical question requiring the answer “no”. Strangely the verse is better remembered for the leopard. In those days slavery was supplied by populations captured in war, a lucrative source of reward for victory. The large scale use of kidnapped Africans as slaves arose mainly from the demands of the sugar and cotton plantations in the West Indies and Southern United States and of the mines in South America. Britain’s latent unease about this matter resulted in the outlawing of the trade and eventual abolition of slavery in the early 19th Century. The US had a long and damaging civil war about the matter (other issues were involved). and although the abolitionist side won the whole experience left a bitter taste that taints relationships with “slave descendants” to the present day. The Bible is clear. In Galatians 3 v 28 we read that for those who put on Christ “there is neither Jew or Greek, slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. What we see as racial, economic or gender difference is of no account before God, God’s love is not differentiated by those considerations. To judge a person as “inferior” by reason of outward appearance results from a weak mind unsure of its own identity. We should avoid confusing difference with variety. That variety should enrich, not divide, and God’s love for us makes us all kin to one another.                                              Robin

Services Next Sunday – 03rd October18th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Mattins 11.15 a.m.
The Lea Harvest Festival 9.30 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Harvest Festival & Lunch 11.30 a.m.
Linton Morning Worship 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Family Communion 10.30 a.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

WESTON. Flower Festival, SAVE THE DATES! 8th, 9th and 10th October. 10am till 4pm on the Friday and Saturday, 10am till 12 Noon on the Sunday, followed by Harvest Festival at 12pm.

LEA. Friday Painters are holding a Macmillan coffee morning Lea Village Hall on Fri 24th September,10 am to midday. Please do come and join us.

UPTON BISHOP. Tea concert at Upton Bishop Church: Sat 9th Oct 3pm. Tickets in advance £10 (at the door £12, children under 12 free) Price includes tea; parking at the Millennium Hall. Info oliviaboon7@gmail.com

LEA. Baby and Table Top Sale. Sat 9th Oct 10am-12pm, Lea Village Hall. Refreshment’s tea, coffee and cake, Adults £1 entry, Children free. Tables cost £15, to book contact alicebasey@btinternet.com (in aid of Lea Church)

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info contact me on 01989 750808 or cornagefarm1@btinternet.com Thank you. Marion

The Benefice Bible Study will resume meeting on Wed 8th September at 4:30pm at Jane Ayres. We plan to study the letters & journeys of St Paul. All welcome: contact Charlotte c.newton365@btinternet.com for more info

FOODBANK Please don’t forget about our Local food bank, donations are very welcome and David will happily collect and deliver to them.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Lydia Whitehouse (Lea)

Please pray for all who have died, Lilian June Ball (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


12th September – 15th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Lord God, defend your Church from all false teaching and give to your people knowledge of your truth, that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Old Testament                        Proverbs 1. 20-33.

New Testament                      James 3. 1-12.

Gospel                                      Mark 8. 27-end.

“We are creatures of habit, especially in matters of faith and worship.”

September is often the month when refreshed by our summer holidays, we hit the ground running. Given that most of us left full time education a while ago, it is slightly odd that September still feels like a sort of new year. These patterns can become entrenched.  We do things habitually, even though the reason we started doing them that way has long since passed.  The Mothers Union in my curacy church refused to meet at any other time than 2:00 pm in the afternoon.  Given that most were over 80, the reason that they had to leave at 3:00 pm was to pick the children up from school, it all seemed rather curious.

We are creatures of habit, especially in matters of faith and worship.  That applies whether we love the BCP or singing modern worship songs.  We find what works for us and hold on to it tightly.   Words from the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah that God is ‘doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it,” can cut little ice. But God’s new thing is always rooted in his past dealings with us.  He doesn’t change, but our context and culture does.  If he encourages us to change, it is not for the sake of novelty, but to ensure that the timeless message of the Gospel can be heard afresh by each new generation. The glory of the church is that it looks very different according to the culture in which it is placed.  Our Tanzanian friends have different churches to ours, as do our friends in Nuremberg. Our challenge, as we look forward, is that our church (the Church of England) is by and large perfectly designed to minister to a culture that no longer exists.  What we need to become to be the Church that fruitfully ministers to our contemporaries is something else, it is a journey we embark on together.  We seek to discern God’s guidance, but it is a road we must travel.                                                                                          +Richard

Services Next Sunday – 19th September16th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Family Communion 11.00 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 11.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Village Praise 10.30 a.m.
Linton All Ages Service 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Said Communion 10.30 a.m.

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

WESTON. Flower Festival, SAVE THE DATES! 8th, 9th and 10th October. 10am till 4pm on the Friday and Saturday, 10am till 12 Noon on the Sunday, followed by Harvest Festival at 12pm.

LINTON. St Mary’s, Linton Organ Recital by Tim Ingold, ARCO and Chairman of Gloucestershire Organists Association. Saturday 18th September at 7pm A varied programme designed to show off this fine instrument. Wine and soft drinks in the interval. Retiring Collection.

UPTON BISHOP. Tea concert at Upton Bishop Church: Sat 9th Oct 3pm. Tickets in advance £10 (at the door £12, children under 12 free) Price includes tea; parking at the Millennium Hall. Info oliviaboon7@gmail.com

LEA. Friday Painters are holding a Macmillan coffee morning Lea Village Hall on Fri 24th September,10 am to midday. Please do come and join us .

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info contact me on 01989 750808 or cornagefarm1@btinternet.com Thank you. Marion

The Benefice Bible Study will resume meeting on Wed 8th September at 4:30pm at Jane Ayres. We plan to study the letters & journeys of St Paul. All welcome: contact Charlotte c.newton365@btinternet.com for more info

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Lydia Whitehouse (Lea)

Please pray for all who have died,

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


05th September – 14th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Almighty God, whose only son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

Readings

Old Testament                        Proverbs 22. 1-2,8-9, 22-23.

New Testament                      James 2. 10, 14-17.

Gospel                                      Mark 7. 24-end.

God’s preference for those who are poor according to this world is seen clearly in today’s Gospel.

Jesus comes face to face with a deaf man who has a speech impediment. The man is doubly inflicted: he is a Gentile, hence regarded by Orthodox Jews as unclean, and he is also physically disabled. Jesus takes him aside away from the crowd, and cures his deafness and his stutter. Mark emphasises the response of the crowd, who publish their judgement that

Jesus has done all things well. Thus the messianic prophecy of Isaiah heard in the first reading is seen to be fulfilled: “the ears of the deaf are unsealed… and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy”

Out of his infinite passion Jesus’ love is available to everyone, without any presuppositions or any conditions. He is not disconcerted by the disabled; neither is he prejudiced against those not of his own race or religion. His own uniqueness is not employed to lord it over others, but to be of service to them. In his presence there is no need to hide one’s disability, no one has to remain isolated in a wordless world, no one has to remain isolated in a wordless world, but no one has to be rejected because of difference. Jesus’ acceptance and love open up to new possibilities; for him, nothing is settled. Prejudice, on the other hand, tried to everything.

 Services Next Sunday – 12th September15th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Communion Service 10.30 a.m.
The Lea Holy Communion 8.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Evensong 3.00 p.m.
Aston Ingham Said Communion 10.30 a.m.
Linton
Upton Bishop

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

HOPE MANSELL Flower Festival 3rd, 4th and 5th of September, the theme is entitled Poetry in Flowers.  Free Admission, refreshments served each day, from 10am to 4pm.

UPTON BISHOP. Tea concert at Upton Bishop Church: Sat 9th Oct 3pm. Tickets in advance £10 (at the door £12, children under 12 free) Price includes tea; parking at the Millennium Hall. Info oliviaboon7@gmail.com

LEA. Friday Painters are holding a Macmillan coffee morning Lea Village Hall on Fri 24th September,10 am to midday. Please do come and join us .

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01989 750808 / cornagefarm1@btinternet.com and I’ll be delighted to help. Thank you and God bless you for your generosity !

WESTON. Flower Festival, more details soon.

 The Benefice Bible Study will resume meeting on Wed 8th September at 4:30pm at Jane Ayres. We plan to study the letters & journeys of St Paul. All welcome: contact Charlotte c.newton365@btinternet.com for more info

 Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Lydia Whitehouse (Lea)

Please pray for all who have died,

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


29th August – 13th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Almighty God, you search us and know us: may we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness, now and in all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Readings

Old Testament                        Song of Solomon 2. 8-13.

New Testament                      James 1. 17-end.

Gospel                                      Mark 7. 1-8, 14-15, 21-23.

When Romania, previously under heavy dictatorship, was opened up to more public scrutiny in the 1980s it became apparent that there were orphanages where children were provided with basic shelter, food and clothing, but that they were almost never cuddled. That deprivation of human touch and warmth, which is beyond the physical need for warmth, seemed to mean that, although they seemed physically healthy their minds and emotions had not been stimulated sufficiently and they didn’t know how to interact.

It is a sharp reminder that living creatures need more than food and shelter; they need touch and interaction if they are to flourish. Similarly, humans need to be able to draw upon the full range of their emotions. To be able to grieve or rejoice or wonder is not something that just happens to us, we have to learn from others and be encouraged to take the time to sit with these deeper feelings and not brush them off. Children are often full of wonder at the small things that the rest of us take for granted or don’t even notice, while those older in years should take time to be with those who still notice, still wonder, still grieve the death of some tiny creature found on a path.

Much of our world is concerned with safety, and probably rightly so, but it can lead us to miss the moment that is in front of us, to lose out on our deeper emotions. We can diminish our capacity for wonder, compassion and openness. Doing what was practically necessary for orphanage children was found simply not to be enough, letting the woman go without the blessing that called her “daughter” was not enough.

As people of Jesus, in whom we see the fullness of God’s generosity, we have to go beyond saying a polite word to someone who is worried, smiling a kindly smile to someone who is lonely, saying a small prayer for someone who is dying, or a cheery “call me any time” message to someone grieving. It’s too little, too late, and it doesn’t really engage with the other person.

Services Next Sunday – 05th September14th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Mattins 11.15 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 9.30 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Evensong with Communion 6.30 p.m.
Linton Parish Communion 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Family Communion 10.30 a.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

LINTON. Fun Dog Show & Cream Tea 3pm, Sunday 29th August at Burton Court, Linton Event includes Cream Teas, Doggy bric-a-brac stall, and raffle; as well as a range of dog classes with an entry fee of £1 per class.  No need to have a dog to come, enjoy a cream tea and meet up.

UPTON BISHOP. Tea concert at Upton Bishop Church: Sat 9th Oct 3pm. Tickets in advance £10 (at the door £12, children under 12 free) Price includes tea; parking at the Millennium Hall. Info oliviaboon7@gmail.com

HOPE MANSELL Flower Festival 3rd, 4th and 5th of September, the theme is entitled Poetry in Flowers.  Free Admission, refreshments served each day, from 10am to 4pm. More information soon.

LEA. “It’s here again – Shoebox Time!” Samaritans Purse are in full swing with their annual appeal. Could you fill a shoebox with items for a child? It may be the only gift the child ever receives! It’s a lot of fun putting together a box for a boy or girl (please see leaflets for prohibited items, such as sweets, toothpaste etc.,) and to imagine the look on a child’s young face when they open it! There are leaflets in your church, or you can fill a box online at samaritans-purse.org.uk, where you can also see stories and pictures of many happy recipients. If you need more info please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01989 750808 / cornagefarm1@btinternet.com and I’ll be delighted to help. Thank you and God bless you for your generosity !

WESTON. Flower Festival, more details soon.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died,

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


22nd August – 12th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than when we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

Readings

Old Testament                        1 Kings 8. 1, 6, 10-11

New Testament                      Ephesians 6. 10-20.

Gospel                                      John 6. 56-69.

Here is an exchange of conversation in which I took part recently. It started with laments about the cost of obtaining certified valuation of jewellery for insurance purposes. One person present then told the story of a lady whose diamond ring was certified and insured for £5000. Some time, later she lost the ring, claimed and obtained the £5000. A few years passed and in the process of moving house the ring came to light from behind the gas boiler. I said I supposed she reimbursed the insurance company the £5000. This resulted in peals of derisive laughter. I was assured that “anybody would” keep both. I felt I had come over as unbearably moralistic and pi. It was said that the insurance company was not short and would never miss it. So, I leave the question with you. You have found the ring (undamaged). Do you bless your good luck and keep both it and the £5000? Is it really correct to say “anybody would” and keep the money? What would you do?

It could be that this matter is not a question of the relationship between you and the insurance company, it is more a question of the relationship between you and yourself.                                                      Robin Noble

 

 Services Next Sunday – 29th August13th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard ARICONIUM BENEFICE SERVICE OF WELCOME FOR MARTIN 10.30 a.m.
The Lea
Hope Mansel
Aston Ingham
Linton
Upton Bishop

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

LINTON. Fun Dog Show and Cream Tea 3pm, Sunday 29th August at Burton Court, Linton The event will include Cream Teas, Doggy bric-a-brac stall, and raffle; as well as a range of dog classes with an entry fee of £1 per class.  No need to have a dog to come along, enjoy a cream tea and meet up.

UPTON BISHOP. Tea concert at Upton Bishop Church: Saturday 9th October 3.00pm. Tickets in advance £10 (at the door £12, children under 12 free) Price includes tea; parking at the Millennium Hall. Contact oliviaboon7@gmail.com, 01989 780321.

HOPE MANSELL Flower Festival 3rd, 4th and 5th of September, the theme is entitled Poetry in Flowers.  Free Admission, refreshments served each day, from 10am to 4pm. More information soon.

LEA . Look out for details coming soon about the shoe box appeal.

WESTON. Flower Festival, more details soon.

WESTON CHURCH. After many years of Service Mike is stepping down from his role as clock winder in Weston Under Penyard. We thank him for his valued Service, and now we are looking for a willing volunteer to step into this trusted role. If you think you would like to help with this please contact myself or David by email below.

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

 

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died,

 

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


15th August – 11th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Old Testament                        Isaiah 61. 10-end

New Testament                      Galatians 4. 4-7.

Gospel                                      Luke 1. 46-55.

1 Corinthians 9 verses 24 onwards remind us that the Corinthian Games were just as significant as those dedicated to Zeus, the creator-god at Olympus. Towns had patron gods and Games in their honour were regularly supposed to bring the god’s favour to the town. We know that the goddess Diana was patron of Ephesus, for example. Competitions for Poetry, Drama and Singing were also part of the Games, as well as athletics. What we call “The Olympics” , lacking these essential elements and replacing them with  overt nationalism instead, would have been an insult to the deity. Paul reminds us that while competitors at Corinth “Do it to win a fading garland, we to win a garland that never fades.”  In fact, Corinthian winners got a laurel wreath rather than a gold gong!

I was particularly impressed by the young Welsh woman boxer winning her gold medal. No doubt there are those who think women should not participate in this particularly bruising sort of competition. In a similar fashion doubts have arisen and the lines distinguishing women and men in our Armed Forces have become blurred around the issue of women being armed and ready to fight in combat. Strange, isn’t it that no such question arose when Boadicea ( or Boudicca) led her Icini army against the Roman invaders. So, she lost! But the tendency is to accept the version put out by the winners and the genuine heroism of Boudicca goes unnoticed.

We read of how Saint Augustine arrived on our shores in 597 A.D. We read about his great missionary zeal, how he converted so many people and  baptized thousands. We do not hear quite so much of the fate of the Celtic Church, long before established in these Islands, but owing its allegiance, not to Rome but to Constantinople. Under its rule, church leaders were locally elected and women enjoyed much the same rights as men. Women spoke in assemblies and fought in the armies. They made wills and disposed of their property as they saw fit. Thanks to the success enjoyed by Augustine and the Latin Mission, women had to wait until the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857 which protected a wife’s right to property and its disposal, to regain what rights they enjoyed until these Latin monks managed to suppress a social structure which had endured for many generations.                                                                         Brian

Services Next Sunday – 22nd August12th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Parish Communion 9.30 a.m.
The Lea
Hope Mansel Mattins 9.30 a.m.
Aston Ingham Said Communion 10.30 a.m.
Linton All Ages Service 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Mattins 10.30 a.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

HOPE MANSELL Flower Festival dates are 3rd, 4th and 5th of September, the theme is entitled Poetry in Flowers.  Free Admission, refreshments served each day, from 10am to 4pm. More info soon.

LEA . Look out for details coming soon about the shoe box appeal.

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

WESTON. After many years of Service Mike is stepping down from his role as clock winder in Weston Under Penyard. We thank him for his valued Service, and now we are looking for a willing volunteer to step into this trusted role. If you think you would like to help with this please contact myself or David by email below.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Eira Aitken (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


08th August – 10th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Old Testament                        2 Samuel 18. 5-9, 15, 31-33.

New Testament                      Ephesians 4. 25- 5. 2.

Gospel                                      John 6. 35, 41-51.

“In our present Covid dominated and shaped world it is a timely reminder if we needed it that as Christian’s we have a hope beyond present circumstances.”

I have learned in the Christian life to be prepared for surprises. One of those for me was discovering that the 1662 Prayer Book language can be both inspiring, deeply moving and have a depth of spirituality that when taught liturgy in my training college and curacy never revealed. I accept it will never be everyone’s cup of tea and more importantly often needs to be explained or translated for our modern ears and audiences.

Cranmer wrote it to provide liturgy in the language of the people and to make worship available and accessible to all, not just a few well-educated people who understood Latin!  He certainly would not expect us to be using those words in the same way just over 350 years later!  Worship needs to reflect the time and context of the people of our own time and we have many creative liturgists in our own day who seek to make our worship accessible and awe-inspiring.

However, one prayer that was written originally in sixteenth-century English is still particularly helpful. It was shared with me by a colleague who died last year and who sent me this prayer on my ordination as a priest. I found his letter recently when I was looking for something else and once again I was reminded of its power. It isn’t actually from the Book of Common Prayer and it is attributed to Sir Francis Drake although there is doubt that he wrote the whole thing. It is likely to be based on something he wrote in a letter, whatever its true pedigree it struck me as both encouraging and deeply faith-filled.

 Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,

When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little,

When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when. With the abundance of things, we possess

We have lost our thirst. For the waters of life;

Having fallen in love with life, We have ceased to dream of eternity

And in our efforts to build a new earth, We have allowed our vision

Of the new Heaven to dim. Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,

To venture on wider seas Where storms will show your mastery;

Where losing sight of land, We shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back The horizons of our hopes;

And to push into the future In strength, courage, hope, and love. Amen

In our present COVID dominated and shaped world, it is a timely reminder if we needed it that as Christians we have hope beyond present circumstances. It also challenges us to put our trust in Jesus and to seek to be bold in our faith despite our apparent circumstances or to quote St Paul.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake, we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39             AD Derek

Services Next Sunday – 15th August11th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Family Communion 11.00 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 09.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 11.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Village Praise 10.00 a.m.
Linton Morning Worship 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Parish Communion 10.30 a.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801  Passcode: 1662

WESTON. After many years of Service Mike is stepping down from his role as clock winder in Weston Under Penyard. We thank him for his valued Service, and now we are looking for a willing volunteer to step into this trusted role. If you think you would like to help with this please contact myself or David by email below.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Eira Aitken (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


01st August – 9th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 Readings

Old Testament                        2 Samuel 11. 26-12 13a

New Testament                      Ephesians 4. 1-16.

Gospel                                      John 6. 24-35

John’s Gospel was written to introduce readers to Jesus, and to invite them to a response of faith. This passage captures the heart of the Gospel: Jesus offers everything necessary for both earthly and eternal (heavenly) life.

Jesus has been pursued by those who received in the miraculous feeding of the crowd on a hillside overlooking the Sea of Galilee. When they find him, he challenges them to think less of their stomachs than their souls, to focus less on the sign, more on its significance. The people want to know how they can do what God wants (the “work of God”) in order to receive what Jesus tells them that God wants to give them (“eternal life”).

Jesus says clearly, as so often in John’s Gospel, that it’s all about how we respond to him. In essence he’s saying: “If you believe in me, which means to follow me as a disciple, you will be doing what God wants.” This is a simple yet a hard message to believe, and (again as often happens in this Gospel) the hearers deflect its challenge with a different question, this time about Moses. Jesus explains that the manna was provided by God, not Moses – and so they should be concerned to serve God today, rather than thinking about their ancestors. Accepting this explanation, the people ask Jesus to give them the “true bread”, and Jesus says, “I am the bread of life.”

We are challenged to build our whole lives upon Jesus – but what does this look like in practice?

It can be easy to enjoy our lives as members of the Church for what it gives us today. Yet Church is more than enjoying music, the opportunity to meet with friends, the intellectual stimulation of an enjoyable sermon, something that breaks up the weekend. It is a gateway to our relationship with Jesus, who feeds and forms us through word and sacrament into his disciples, those who are living out eternal life today.

How do we do this? It’s often useful to pause, perhaps especially in these summer weeks, to ponder how much of our life is shaped by our faith in Jesus. We know we will be forgiven where we fall short of this ideal, and helped by the Spirit to conform all that we are and all that we do to the one whom we proclaim as Lord. If we are truly being nourished by the bread of eternal life, we should see evidence of it in everything we think, say and do; and that will stay with us beyond this life into love letter as just a useful piece of significance as a symbol of feeding the soul.       David

Services Next Sunday – 08th August10th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard INFORMAL BENEFICE SERVICE

QUIZ AND PICNIC,

(Location to be Confirmed)

10.30 am
The Lea
Hope Mansel
Aston Ingham
Linton
Upton Bishop

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

WESTON. After many years of Service Mike is stepping down from his role as clock winder in Weston Under Penyard. We thank him for his valued Service, and now we are looking for a willing volunteer to step into this trusted role. If you think you would like to help with this please contact myself or David by email below.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Eira Aitken (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com

 


25th July – 8th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 Readings

Old Testament                        2 Samuel 11. 1-15,

New Testament                      Ephesians 3. 14-end

Gospel                                      John 6. 1-21.

I am prompted by recent events to reflect on the problem of suffering alongside a belief in an all-loving and all-powerful God.  The floods in Germany and elsewhere in Europe have resulted from extreme freak weather, causing hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and countless numbers made homeless and cast into misery for a very long time.  This cannot be equated with deserving.  There is of course the fact that human activity in general does contribute to these events in terms of the pollution we generate, upsetting the carbon balance in the atmosphere, but the victims themselves are not more or less culpable than the rest of us.  So the challenge to mend our ways in this regard is presented to us afresh.  Blaming God is cheap and easy and serves no purpose.  Also it ignores the balance, that the world causes also so much goodness, is the theatre in which we originated and developed and is full of rich variety, beauty and blessing.  Also we reap a harvest of skill and compassion in the realms of research and care, to which we can and do all contribute.  For Christians there is the teaching that God became human in Jesus to show his awareness of our suffering.  As for us there is nowhere along the path of pain that we cannot reach out and find Jesus because he has been there.  He ran the whole course of human pain and death and then rose above it.  It is open for those who associate themselves with him to find in that rising a new hope and newness of life with him.  We should be aware of and pray for the victims of these events, and for those in the caring professions who are responding to their needs and facing unimaginable difficulties in the clearing up.

Next time I will try to think about suffering which does not result from any human activity or weakness and in which all the victims are manifestly innocent.

Robin Noble

Services Next Sunday – 01st August9th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Mattins 11.15 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 9.30 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Evensong & Communion 6.30 p.m.
Linton Parish Communion 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Family Communion 10.30 a.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Eira Aitken (WuP)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


11th July – 6th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Old Testament                        2 Samuel 6. 1-5, 12b-19.

New Testament                      Ephesians 1. 3-14.

Gospel                                      Mark 6. 14-29.

An introduction to Living in Love and Faith

In the past few months, the Church of England has produced a major resource called Living in Love and Faith. It consists of a book, videos, podcasts and a 5-part course. All of these are speaking into the current debate, with in the Church and the world, about gender, identity, sexuality and who we are as people made in God’s image.

As you can imagine, Living in Love and Faith (LLF) covers a wide range of topics and challenges the silence in the church on gender, identity, sexuality and being God’s people. LFF is designed to help us gain a language that will help us explore these issues. It recognises that we come from very different positions and that the response of the church is not homogeneous. It brings personal testimony and stories alongside reflection and Bible study to equip us to explore this challenging area.

As a Deanery we would like to run some courses in the early autumn. These will be on-line via Zoom and in person and I, Revd Mark Johnson, have been asked to help any group that would like to use the study course find a way that suits them.

What the course aims to do is to help us be more articulate and clearer about where we stand and why we support the things we do. It is aiming to give us both the language and the confidence to speak about these things and so to be better able to engage with the world as they wrestle with similar issues but from a secular viewpoint.

What it is not is a course to make the Church of England a “woke” church! There is no right answer but if we don’t have the language, how can we even ask the questions or explore the topic?

If you are interested in being part of a group, either at a parish or benefice or Deanery level, then please contact your vicar or Revd Mark (via email revmark100@yahoo.co.uk or 01981 540390 or 07882410759). I can then help people find a group that suits, a time that is convenient and the resources so we can explore this topic together.

Services Next Sunday – 18th July7th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Family Communion 11.00 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 11.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Village Praise 10.00 a.m.
Linton All Ages Service 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Said Communion 10.30 a.m.
ALL CHURCHES BENEFICE ZOOM 12.00 P.M.

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 12 NOON ZOOM SERVICE WILL END ON 18TH JULY. A NEW ZOOM SERVICE WILL START IN SEPTEMBER.

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

There will be NO Pew Sheet next week as I am away on holiday until 19th July.

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died,

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

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04th July – 5th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit,

and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 Readings

Old Testament                        2 Samuel 5. 1-5, 9-10

New Testament                      2 Corinthians 12. 2-10.

Gospel                                      Mark 6. 1-13.

Jesus is admired and then rejected by his own people. Then he sends out the disciples, telling them what to do when they too are rejected. Even with all the rejection, miracles still occur.

Until now, people have been amazed and delighted by Jesus. He has been teaching, healing, casting out demons and even raising a girl from death. Mark makes it sound exhausting and we sense Jesus’ relief at arriving in his home town after so much activity. That relief is short-lived. When he teaches in the synagogue, his words ring true and people are amazed. Then, as if something changes in the air, their amazement becomes suspicion. How does Jesus know the things he is telling them? They cannot equate who they think they know him to be – Mary’s son, the carpenter – with who they see him to be as he speaks with such authority. They take offence – literally the words say they “stumbled” over him. It is all too much for them, and what could have led to worship, leads instead to rejection. The passage began with the people’s amazement at what they see, but ends with Jesus’ amazement at what he sees – their unbelief. And we see how their unbelief begins to colour everything, and to limit the effect of Jesus’ work among them. One may wonder how the “few sick people” who were healed, told their story of what happened.

And what does Jesus do? He doesn’t argue with them. He recognises that this is just how it is – prophets are not without honour – except in their home town, except among their own kin, except in their own house. If only we could hear his tone of voice – did he smile grimly? Did he laugh? Was he upset? It is hard to tell. But we might assume that Jesus, being human, certainly felt the pain of this early rejection. And yet it didn’t stop him from continuing to bring love and healing wherever he went. He did not take his sense of identity and purpose from the people, but from his Father. He knew who he was and what he had to do.

We too can reflect on the impact of unbelief and suspicion within a community. Nothing can stop God working – but unbelief does have a dampening effect, on us and on those around us. Our expectations can be so low. We cannot make ourselves believe, and of course our life experience can sometimes make belief seem impossible. Like the lovelorn student we can just give up trying. But whether we believe or not, God goes on being God. The rose that was thrown in the gutter was in fact a symbol of a greater love than that student could ever have imagined. The relatives who turned away from Jesus missed seeing miracle after miracle. If God is in our midst – and God is – then the unstoppable power of love is here. Let us lift up our faces from our personal disappointments and our lack of faith, and turn again to the hope to which God calls us.       David

Services Next Sunday – 11th July6th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard
The Lea Holy Communion 8.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel ARICONIUM BENEFICE ZOOM SERVICE 10.30 am
Aston Ingham
Linton
Upton Bishop
ALL CHURCHES

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died,

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


27th June – 4th Sunday after Trinity

Collect

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is Holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father; for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 Readings

Old Testament                        2 Samuel 1. 1, 17-end.

New Testament                      2 Corinthians 8. 7-end.

Gospel                                      Mark 5. 21-end.

PRAYER

Every now and then events lead one to reappraise his or her prayer life.  There are two aspects to a Christian’s prayer life.  First there is corporate prayer, this is prayer we share with others.  This is an important aspect of the life of the church, but it can be difficult.  It can mean coming to terms with someone else’s wording, either from a book or individual, and someone else’s priorities likewise.  Despite these drawbacks it matters and is worth the perseverance.  Then there is private prayer.  No-one can prescribe the format for private prayer, it is by its nature intensely individual.  Some like to make use of a format, some not.  In any case there are some points worth emphasising.  One is what prayer is not. It is not a shopping list, it is not a way of manipulating God to our agenda, however worthy.  Of course, we can share with God our concerns.  What prayer is, is a relationship.  It is spending time with God as friend, parent, listening ear.  It is for come and go between us.  A sense of God’s presence is important, and some find it useful to employ suitable background music, quietude, a lighted candle, a time that can be free of interruption.  If concentration is difficult, use can be made of a book of prayers or readings from scripture, the psalms being often particularly helpful.  In any case, it is a good idea to be open, listening, not bombarding God continually with our own stuff.  The best guidance I can offer is to think of time spent in prayer as being alone with a valued friend.  If you are not satisfied you can come back to it later and try again.  All religions emphasise the value of private prayer and strongly advise it.  If you are a bit rusty then polish it up and give it a go.  You will be glad you did.                              Robin

 Services Next Sunday – 4th July5th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Mattins 11.15 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 9.30 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Evensong with Communion 6.30 p.m.
Linton Parish Communion 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Family Communion 10.30 a.m.
ALL CHURCHES Zoom Benefice Service 12.00 p.m.

 Forthcoming Services & Events

LEA. Saturday 26th June, Children’s Church Summer Social please contact Alice Basey for details 07753 771214 or alicebasey@btinternet.com

UPTON BISHOP. Saturday June 26th from 2pm A Festival of Johns at Upton Bishop Church. Fun and games for all ages. Outdoor Drama, Big John Quiz, Flower Festival, Raffle and Refreshments. Everyone Welcome. There’s no charge but donations are welcome. Covid compliant. Please bring a mask.

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

 Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

 Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Joan Issac (WuP), Tony Washington (HM)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


20th June – 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Old Testament                        1 Samuel 17. 57- 18. 5, 10-16.

New Testament                      2 Corinthians 6. 1-13.

Gospel                                      Mark 4. 35-41.

Paul’s letters require more thought from us because we have to try to understand why the letter was written, to whom it went and how its contents reflect Paul’s own journey in the Faith as he shows his urgent desire to reach out to all people. His letters are often complex and I wonder what those who received them made of them.  Though we have two letters addressed to the Corinthians, our reading from what has been called the Second letter, seems to have been written with a scarcely-concealed anger while 1 Corinthians, by its tone is as to a friend with whom we have fallen out, but now things have been put right. For example,1 Corinthians Chapter 15 has that unrivalled description of Love, so often read at weddings. No such happy note is in 2 Corinthians. The Corinthians are spreading malicious rumours about him and his ministry. Has he made Faith impossible for the congregation? Is he an imposter? Has he not suffered physical abuse in his ministry? It is a moving catalogue of events in his life to challenge anyone who doubts his sincerity. But it seems as if there are other people of some authority who have persuaded members of the little church there that Paul has placed obstacles in the way they believe Christian life should be lived. Perhaps it concerns that on-going matter of circumcision for Gentile converts, or the practice of continuing to offer sacrifices to the gods they once worshipped, as well as meeting together to share in the Eucharistic meal. Whatever it was, Paul is both deeply hurt and yet also resolved to put things right by whatever means he can. He has scolded them for their childish behaviour, but as a wise father, he keeps open the channel for reconciliation. They are working together for Christ and God’s love is the eternal bond between him and even his enemies. The Isaiah quotation he uses dates from the captivity in Babylon. Israel of old was destroyed and liberation from Babylonian captivity was yet to come. Like the Isaiah writer, Paul thought he too lived between times, because Death had been overthrown and God’s Kingdom was yet to appear. Interestingly, the text he uses comes from the widely available Greek translation of the Scriptures. He doesn’t want to be accused of hiding behind Hebrew, a language they would not understand!               Brian

 

Services Next Sunday – 27th June4th Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Parish Communion 9.30 a.m.
The Lea See below
Hope Mansel Mattins 9.30 a.m.
Aston Ingham Said Communion 10.30 a.m.
Linton Morning Worship 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Patronal Festival Evensong 3.00 p.m.
ALL CHURCHES Zoom Benefice Service 12.00 p.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

LEA. Saturday 26th June, Children’s Church Summer Social please contact Alice Basey for details 07753 771214 or alicebasey@btinternet.com

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Joan Issac (WuP), Tony Washington (HM)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


13th June – 2nd Sunday after Trinity

Collect

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which, whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Readings

Old Testament                        1 Samuel 15. 34- 16. 13

New Testament                      2 Corinthians 5. 6-10, 14-17.

Gospel                                      Mark 4. 26-34.

“With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.”  Mark 4:33-34

In today’s Gospel, the supreme teacher, Jesus, could be comparing two disciplines – agriculture and astronomy. The first is obvious: he talks about the way seeds grow. But Jesus says he’s using those examples to illustrate the kingdom of God. If ever we needed proof that the kingdom of God is not a place, not some distant planet or mysterious location above the clouds, here it is. Jesus teaches that the kingdom of God is not a place, but a process. It grows. He describes a hugely complex subject in simple terms: the kingdom of God is “as if” someone scatters seed and it grows; it is “like” a small seed that grows into a huge tree. But what Jesus is doing here is sowing seeds himself. Just as watching a television science programme might encourage someone to study the subject further, Jesus is sowing seeds of interest and curiosity among those who listen to him. And just as university professors go into much more depth with their students, so Jesus later explains everything to his disciples. Earlier in this chapter, he did just that – unpicking for them the parable of the Sower.

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus illustrates the complexities of the kingdom with parables. Simple illustrations we can begin to get our heads around, they pique our interest. We ask ourselves, “What does that mean?” and we try to find out more. That’s what parables do. They provoke us to ask questions. It’s just as well, because we’re never going to get answers unless we ask questions.

So, if Jesus is suggesting that the kingdom of God is a process, what kind of process is that? Amazingly, it is one that involves us. As he says elsewhere, “the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:21). Often translated as “within you”, the implication is the same. God is trusting us to help the kingdom grow, here on earth. Today’s second parable tells us that our gifts, however insignificant we might think them, can – just like that tiny mustard seed – grow into something great: God’s kingdom of peace, love and justice, here on earth.

But the first parable underlines the fact that we need God’s help. We can’t do it on our own. Just as God makes the seed grow in due course, and the farmer “does not know how”, God can help us to do amazing things in the service of his kingdom if we fail to act in the way Jesus taught us to, then we’re failing him.

To ensure there’s no black hole in our universe of faith, let’s keep studying the Bible’s accounts of the ministry, teaching and sacrifice of Jesus. That way God will equip us with the best possible seed. In regular prayer, let’s listen for further explanation, as dis, students, of Jesus. Then, by serving Jesus in practical help to our fellow human beings, we can sow God’s seed here on earth.                                                                                         David

Services Next Sunday – 20th June3rd Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Said Communion 11.00 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 11.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Village Praise 10.00 a.m.
Linton All Ages Service 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Said Communion 10.30 a.m.
ALL CHURCHES Zoom Benefice Service 12.00 p.m.

Forthcoming Services & Events

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Joan Issac (WuP), Tony Washington (HM)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com


06th June – 1st Sunday after Trinity

Collect

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 Readings

Old Testament                        1 Samuel 8. 4-11, 16-20.

New Testament                      2 Corinthians 4. 13, 5. 1

Gospel                                      Mark 3. 20-end.

This is the first time I’ve written one of these articles since I moved to south Shropshire and was collated as Archdeacon of Ludlow at the end of April, so I’d like to begin by thanking you for the very warm welcome my family and I have received among you here in the archdeaconry and the wider diocese. Moving house during a pandemic was a challenge, but we were well supported all the way, not least by the prayers of those in both dioceses: St Albans and Hereford.

Like you, I’m hopeful that we may now be entering a time where the necessary restrictions under which we’ve lived for the past year will ease, and I can get out and about more to visit parishes, beginning to get to know the clergy and people in our schools, churches, and wider communities.

You may be wondering what my hopes and prayers for the coming years are. In many ways they’re summed up in the reading from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians which was read at my collation:

I pray that out of his glorious riches God may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

– Ephesians 3:16-21

I long that each of us in the churches across the diocese may know the fullness of the love of God in Christ ourselves, and may be equipped and inspired to share that love with those around us in our homes, families, schools, workplaces, and places of leisure. I pray that this faith and love will fill you, and our churches, villages, and towns.

A tall order? Maybe. But at the end of the passage, we’re reminded that God can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. That’s the grounds for my confidence as, together, we move on and out in faith, filled with hope, to share the love of Christ with our lips and our lives.                                            AD Fiona

 

Services Next Sunday – 13th June2nd Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard
The Lea Mattins 8.00 a.m.
Hope Mansel Ariconium Benefice Zoom 10.30 a.m.
Aston Ingham
Linton
Upton Bishop
ALL CHURCHES

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

 

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died, Joan Issac (WuP), Tony Washington (HM)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com

 

 


30th May – Trinity Sunday

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

Readings

Old Testament                        Isaiah 6. 1-8.

New Testament                      Romans 8. 12-17.

Gospel                                      John 3. 1-17.

Today is Trinity Sunday, which bears witness to a picture of God communal in nature, God who is One but also Three.  That is, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity. And this is why the passage from John’s Gospel chapter 3 has been chosen as today’s Gospel reading: it refers to all three persons of the Trinity. The Father is referred to as simply God, Jesus is the Son and believers need to be “born of the Spirit”- the Holy Spirit of God.

Perhaps some Christians have been taught and absorbed this doctrine of the Trinity as something we should believe, implicit in scripture, developed by the Fathers of the early Church, affirmed by successive creeds and accepted by all sides at the Reformation. We may further have gained some idea that the three persons are connected functionally: God the Father is revealed to the human race by Jesus the Son, through the Holy Spirit. But for all that, over the course of Christian history, traditional theology of the Trinity has tended to stop at declaring “this is the way God is!” without developing much in the way of theological ideas that have their roots in this doctrine.

One theologian however, Richard of St Victor, in the twelfth century, did think a bit further.  He suggested there was a true social relationship between the persons of the Trinity, a relationship of perfect love which offers a model for human society on earth. His ideas were not taken very seriously at the time but have been reconsidered and quite widely accepted in the twentieth century and beyond.

Living in Britain today, many of us live close to people of other faiths who have very different understandings of the nature of God. Muslims, for example, declare the absolute oneness of God, explicitly rejecting the Trinity, while Hinduism accepts a much freer concept of God or indeed gods. So it may be an important point of witness to be able to speak thoughtfully about our Christian understanding of the nature of God and what that means for us. If we build on the ideas of Richard of St Victor, we might first and foremost say that the doctrine of the Holy Trinity says to us that the best way to live life is as part of a community bound together in love. Such is the basis of the communities of family, and of the Church. So, the Trinity powerfully illustrates that ultimate glory, the glory of God, is not to be found in splendid isolation but in splendid cooperation, interdependence and love.                                                                  David

 Services Next Sunday – 06th June1st Sunday after Trinity

Weston-under-Penyard Mattins 11.15 a.m.
The Lea Said Communion 9.30 a.m.
Hope Mansel Said Communion 9.00 a.m.
Aston Ingham Evensong with Communion 6.30 p.m.
Linton Parish Communion 11.00 a.m.
Upton Bishop Family Communion 10.30 a.m.
ALL CHURCHES Benefice Zoom 12.00 p.m.

 

Forthcoming Services & Events

ZOOM Services through the following link,
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6974222801?pwd=YS9KR3puZVpGbk9LQ0dTQXlvSFJ1QT09   Meeting ID: 697 422 2801    Passcode: 1662

Please be aware that if you have any events you would like to advertise here, do please contact Debs directly (details below) and she will be pleased to include them.                                                 

Please pray for all who are sick, Gerry Lowth (WuP)

Please pray for all who have died,  Tony Washington (HM)

Rev David Howell 01989 568736    email:   revdavidhowell@btinternet.com

If you would like to receive this pew sheet via email please email Debs debsparishsecretary@btinternet.com

 



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