Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, October 7 - Harvest Thanksgiving
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris, Fr. Peter Lister, Fr. Hall Speers, Canon David Staples and our Ministry Team. For the Ringstone in Aveland Group in interregnum; and also for the Edenham benefice.
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace between Israel and Palestine: For the people in Iraq and Afghanistan in their struggles against extremeism. We also pray for the continuing situations in Yemen and Myanmar; 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 the present crisis situations of shortage of food, water and medicines, particularly in Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Kenya; for those in our own country who are homeless, hungry and in need of support. Pray also for those affected by the earthquake in Indonesia.
For those whose illness or recovery is long term:
- Nichola Shaw, Jean Livesey, Fr. John Francis, Rosemary Hopkins, Sadie Pick, Lorraine Etches, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Ron Macey, Robert Fuller, Arthur Lightfoot, Margaret Shaw, Guy Cudmore, Gordon Muspratt, Paul Woodman, Elizabeth Smart, Dennis Read, Caroline Law, Joe and Vera Osborne.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Paul Crosby.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Jonathan, Barrie, Emily, Zoe, Mandy, Natalia, Vonny, Roger, Peter, Anne and Shirley.
- for the recently departed: Gillian Grayson and Winifred Porter.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Ian Ebbs (7th); Donald Young (8th) and Derek Glover (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.
Services this week:
Monday - 10am Bourne Abbey and Bourne Elsea Park Harvest Festival
Thursday - 10am Said Eucharist (BCP) - Bishop Grosseteste of Lincoln
Sunday - 8am Said Holy Communion
(14th) - 10am Sung Eucharist
See external notice board and this website for details of Morning and Evening Prayer and times of funeral services and other events (such as rehearsals) in the Abbey.
Today: Sunday 7 October - Bourne Abbey Harvest Festival Eucharist 10am. The collection at this service will be given to LRSN (Lincolnshire Rural Support Network). If you are able to Gift Aid your offering there will be envelope s available.
Gifts of fruit and vegetabkes will be welcome to decorate the Church andwill be donated to the Butterfield Day Care Centre. Gifts of long life food and toiletries are always welcome for the Foodbank.
Also today: Songs of Praise - 6.30pm at St Gilbert's RC Church, organised through Churches Together in Bourne. All are very welcome.
Sunday 14 October: Archdeacon's Visitation. We welcome Archdeacon Justine who will preach at the 10am Sung Eucharist.
Saturday 20 October: Nibble and Natter Coffee Morning - 10am-midday, with teacakes, in the Abbey Church hall.
Saturday 3 November: Bonfire Night Quiz with Fish and Chip supper, 7pm prompt start in the Abbey Church hall. Cost £8. See notices in church for further details.