Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday 20 August 2017
Tenth 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 baptized here today: Darcie Elizabeth Mason, Phoebe May Ann Lilliman.
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. Also for wisdom and restraint from the leaders of the USA and Northg Korea in the developing situation between them.
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 tose caught up in the terrorisy attacks in Southern Spain, and for those suffering from the flooding and land slippage in Sierra Leone
For those whose illness or recovery is long term:
- Jean Livesey, Paul Mason, Patricia Fagan, Fr. John Francis, Rosemary Hopkins, Lorraine Etches, Sadie Pick, Peggy Selby, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Noreen Evans, Georgie Pugh, Freda Danby, Alice Hempsall, Jasmine Farrow, Margaret Mapleston, Jean Gagbe and Sandra Rodgers.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Margaret Shaw and baby Blake Parry Jones.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Helen, Jean, Dick, Isaac, Nancy, Louise, Heather, Mark and Jess, Burak, Sophie, Philip, Ellen and Norma.
- for the recently departed: Douglas Boyd, Roland Clark and Maddy Orford.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Catherine Keen (22nd), Veronica Tyler (25th) and John Dear (26th).
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.
Fr Chris, at present on holiday, isresuming his Study Leave on Monday 4th September until Saturday 30th Septembere inclusive. During these dates, Fr Peter is in pastoral charge of the parish. In other matters, please consult our Churchwardens, Merryn Woodland and Dudley Guppy:
Services this week:
Today - 8.00am Said Eucharist (trad. CW)
- 10.00am Sung Eucharist (CW)
Thursday - 10.00am Said Eucharist (BCP) – St Bartholomew, Apostle
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: Sunday 20August: Deanery Evensong 4pm in the Grimsthorpe Castle Chapel. All are welcome.
Wednesday 6 September: Mothers' Union is organising a 'Summer of Hope' Tea Party from 2.15pm - 4pm in the Abbey Church Hall. The objective is to raise funds to bring hope to families around the world, and to enjoy good food, great company and the chance to change lives. The cost is £4 for each person, and those who would like to attend please let Ann Northen (01778 43353) know beforehand. All are welcome.
Saturday 30 September: Day Pilgrimage to Walsingham. For details see noticeboard at the back of the church. To book a place on this trip please contact Fr Peter.
For your diaries:
Lincolnshire 'Bike Ride and Stride' for Churches
Saturday 9th September
10am to 6pm
Refer to September magazine, the poster on the noticeboard or the news section of this website for details of the event. Information and sponsor forms if you would like tp take part are available from Derek Page on 01778 422512.