Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Second Sunday of Advent
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.
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, hungry and in need of support.
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, Jasmine Farrow, Carol Atkins, Pauline Raven, Sandra Rodgers, Ron Macey, Robert Fuller, Guy Cudmore, Arthur Lightfoot, Margaret Shaw and baby Emaila Sophia Raven.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Maurice Raven, Jean Gagne and Elizabeth Croxton.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Aiden, Pauline, John, Charles and Noah.
- for the recently departed: Alice Hempsall, Alan Parker, Harry (Roger) Hill, Ethel Walker and Violet Foster.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Jennifer Gardner (12th), George Curtis (13th), Samuel Watts, Pamela Hill (14th), Douglas Scales, Andrew Rogers (15th), William Lewis and Joyce Exton (16th).
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.
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 in your community? Some have aleady responded to the Lord's call in their lives. Come along and see what it might mean to you! Workshop on Lay Ministry - Edenham Regional House - Saturday 13 January 2018 - 9.30am to 12.30pm. For further details, refer to noticeboard, flyers, or contact Fr.Peter.
January Magazines: Please will everyone noter that the forthcoming January magazine will only be delivered to care homes and schols. It will therefore be necessary for everyone tp pick up their own copy from the back of the church during the Christmas period. If you have a neighbour who usually has a magazine, but is unable to get to theAbbey, it would be so helpful if you would take an extra copy to them. Many, many thanks. [Message from Ann Lightfoot]
Services this week:
Today - 8.00am Said Eucharist (trad. CW)
- 10.00am Sung Eucharist (CW)
Thursday - 10.00am Said Eucharist (BCP) – S Ambrose, Bishop and Teacher
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 10 December: 3.30pm Christingle and Carol Service in the Abbey Church. All are welcome.
Sunday 17 Dec.: 6.30pm Abbey Christmas Carol Service.
Schools Services in the Abbey Church
Monday 11 Dec: Rehearsal - Bourne Abbey School 9.30am - 12 noon. Carol Service - Elsea Park Primary School 2pm.
Wednesday 13 Dec: Bourne Abbey School Carol Services 10am and 1.30pm.