Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday 8 October 2017
Harvest Thanksgiving/Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris and Fr. Peter Lister, and for the Ministry Team. For the North Beltisloe benefice and the Colsterworth Group both in their vacancies.
Those being baptized this afternoon: Millie Lawrence-Jenkins and Charlie Lawrence-Jenkins.
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace between Israel and Palestine: For the people in Iraq in their struggles against the ‘Islamic State’ forces. We also pray for the continuing situations in the Ukraine and in Yemen; and for those in refugee camps for the displaced from these areas.
We remember those suffering hunger, disease and oppression; especially those people suffering from shortage of food, water and medicines, particularly in Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yeman, Somalia and Kenya; for those in our own country who are homeless and in need of support..
We pray today for all those suffering from storm damage and flooding in Sierra Leone, parts India and Bangladesh, and as a result of the hurricanes in the Caribbean and US coastal areas, and those affected by earthquake in Mexico
For those whose illness or recovery is long term:
- Jean Livesey, Paul Mason, Patricia Fagan, Fr. John Francis, Ken Neale, Rosemary Hopkins, Lorraine Etches, Sadie Pick, Peggy Selby, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Noreen Evans, Georgie Pugh, Freda Danby, Alice Hempsall, Jasmine Farrow, Margaret Mapleston, Sandra Rodgers, Ron Macey and Robert Fuller.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Margaret Shaw, Jean Gagne and baby Blake Parry Jones.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Philip, Mark and Jess, Shirley, Mhorag, Norman and John.
- for the recently departed: Jim James and baby Luca Cavozzi.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Donald Young (8th), Derek Glover (12th) and Jaqueline Key (12th).
We welcome all to our services today, including those newly resident in our town and those visiting. If you are a visitor and receive Communion in your own church, you are most welcome to receive the Sacrament here. If you wish to receive a blessing instead, please bring your service sheet with you when you come up to the altar.
Information: There will be a Confirmation Service here in the Abbey Church on Sunday 26 November at 10am where Bishop Nicholas of Grantham will preside. In addition to the candidates to be confirmed from our schools, if there are any adults who wish to be confirmed at this service, would you please contact Fr Chris or Fr Peter so that preparation classes can be arranged.
Bourne Abbey Travelling Crib: On Sunday 3 December, Fr Chris will bless the Travelling Crib at the 10am Eucharist. The Crib will then begin its Advent journey around the Parish of Bourne. If your family would like to give shelter to the Holy Family for one night, please ring Jean Fownes on 01778 423395 to arrange a convenient date. Inside the crib are knitted figures and a book that you can use to share the Christmas story with your children/grandchildren.
Lay Ministry in Beltisloe Deanery: "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord" - Are you praying for guidance on how you might @love and serve the Lord' in your Church and community? Some have already responded to the Lord's call in their lives. Come along and see whit it might mean to you! Workshop on Lay Ministry - Edenham Regional House - Saturday 14 October - 9.30am to 12.30pm. For further details, refer to notice board, flyers or contact Fr Peter.
Services this week:
Today - 8.00am Said Eucharist (trad. CW)
- 10.00am Sung Eucharist (CW)
Thursday - 10.00am Said Eucharist (BCP) – feria
See external noticeboard and this website for details of Morning and Evening Prayer and times of funeral services and other events in the Abbey.
Today - 10am - Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist in the Abbey Church.
Monday 9 October: Monday Lunch Club meets every week in the Abbey Church Hall. Enjoy good food and company. Cost £4 each.
Saturday 15 October: 6.30pm - Choral Evensong in t.he Abbey Church.