2021 August 22 - Pew News

Services

Sunday, 22nd August 2021 - 12th Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Hymns: Soldiers of Christ, arise (780); O God of Bethel, by whose hand (744i);
Alleluia, sing to Jesus! (422); Ye holy angels bright(826)
Readings for 0930: Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18; Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6: 56-69
Anthem: Before I take the body of my Lord (426)
Voluntary: Toccata and Fugue in F Dietrich Buxtehude

11.15am Morning Prayer with hymns at Woodmancote (Martin Brown)
Hymns (all EH): O praise ye the Lord! (427), Be thou my vision (339); Come down, O Love divine (137)

Collect for the 12th Sunday after Trinity
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than 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. Amen

For our prayers (please contact the Rector to add names):
• for Afghanistan; for all migrants forced to move from their home countries
• for churches and chapels in our local deanery.

Covid-related arrangements for services and visiting the church
Services in our churches: for the present, please bring your face mask and be prepared to
wear it – helping to protect you and your neighbours. Communion is presently in the form of
bread alone. In the Parish Church, please enter by the North Door, and exit via the West Door.

The Parish Church, St John the Baptist Westbourne, is open daily between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

Sunday 29 August 2021 – The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am no separate service
9.30am All-Age Communion for our Patronal Festival (Revd Andrew Doye)
Readings for 0930: Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Matthew 14: 1-12
6.00pm Iona Evening Prayer (Revd Andrew Doye)

This Coming Week

Prayer

Monday to Friday - 8.30am - Morning Prayer Please contact Marjorie Kipling for a Zoom invitation

Patronal Weekend

Village Tea, 28th August 2021, 2-4pm - There will be a Village Tea on the Rectory Lawn and in the Hall with tea and cake, Punch & Judy show, books and preserves. Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge, but donations can be made to church funds if wished. Please contact us if you could help set up or serve the teas, or could bake scones and cakes. If you have homemade chutneys and preserves to donate, please contact Angie if collection is required. Jane Stuttard & Angie Leggett

09.30am Service, 29 August 2021 will be a celebratory sung communion, to unite our worshipping communities from all parts of the parish. Do join us. Afterwards, a return to shared refreshments in the Hall.

Giving to the church

One of the changes in Summer 2020 was to introduce a contactless machine for occasional giving. Now, it is timely to remind everyone of the different ways to give to the Church, as cash becomes more difficult to bank and some methods incur fees. A separate sheet is available in our churches. Many thanks to all who give regularly to our churches and to those who have reviewed their giving recently.

Growing in faith

We are all encouraged to grow in the expression of our Christianity. Here are some opportunities to do that. To pursue any one of these, or enquire further, please contact the Rector soon.

  • At our services: would you like to learn to be a robed Server at the Parish Communion?
  • Would you like to offer to be an occasional welcomer and helper at baptisms after the 09.30am service?
  • Might you like to know what is involved in leading our prayers from time to time at 09.30am?

For each of these we maintain a small team. If interested, do contact the Rector soon to learn more.

Admission to Communion is a course of preparation for children (7+) who are not yet confirmed, but would like to receive the bread and wine. Parents need to be in accord, and should enquire on their child’s behalf. It is hoped to run a course this coming term.

Confirmation is offered for young persons (12+) and adults, involving preparation and conversation, before a gathered Service in the Cathedral or another local church. There is no upper age limit.

Iona Pilgrimage (very advanced notice)

Andrew and Karen Doye will lead a trip to the holy island of Iona from 15-22 April 2023, staying at the Episcopal Church’s ‘Bishop’s House’. A presentation will be
arranged in the coming weeks to give more details; but mark the dates now if you might like to come.

Starting again soon

  • Churchyard Working Party spend a little time ensuring we maintain a tidy churchyard - join us between 9.00am and 12 noon on Saturday 4 September. Please bring your own gardening tools
  • Coffee after the 09.30am Service resumes 29 August 2021 (more details above)
  • Wednesday morning Holy Communion at 10.30am resumes 1 September 2021 in the Parish Church
  • Junior Church (‘Sunday School’) resumes 5 September 2021 - details from Katie Elliot-Smith 
  • Drop-In in the Parish Hall to open again from Monday 6 September 2021, 10.00am to 12 noon


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