Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, August 9, 2020 Eighth Sunday After Trinity
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris, Revd Canon David Staples and our Ministry Team. Also for the Withams and Bythams group in their interregnum. We pray also for Bishop Hall in his new role in Madagascar, and we give thanks for his ministry here and in Madagascar. We pray too for those under suspension in our diocese, and in particular Bishop Christopher and his wife Susan.
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace in the Yemen and for the end to wars fought by proxy. We also pray for the continuing situations for those in refugee camps for the displaced, wherever they may be.
We remember those suffering hunger, disease and oppression: especially those people suffering from the continuing situations of shortage of food, water and medicines, particularly in Syria, Central Africa, South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Kenya; those affected by the explosion in Beirut; those affected by Coronavirus, both in this country and throughout the World; and for we pray for those in our own country who are homeless, hungry, vulnerable and in need of support.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: Peter Woodland.
For those whose illness or recovery is long term:
- Connie Glover, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Ron Macey, Kevin Moss, Vera Osborne, Gordon Muspratt, Arthur Lightfoot, Robin Barker, and Jack.
- for the souls of the recently departed: Joshua Peters, aged 15. Please pray for Joshua and his family.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Phyllis Dalton, Robert Schwarz, Madeleine Orford (7th); Agnes Baker, George Ranson, Peter Rakowski (9th); Anthony Burkitt, John Smith, Alan Pegler, May Roebuck (10th); Evelyn Allen, Alan Danby, Caroline Dale (13th); Edward Livesey and John Mason (14th).
Bourne Abbey Church will be open for private prayer on Monday and Saturday (10am-midday).
Please “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.
Prayers about the Covid-19 outbreak
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference
A prayer for family and friends
bless my family, my friends and all in my heart today.
May they be safe and well
and kept close to your peace and love.
Help me to know that you are with me
as I show love and care to others.
Next services at Bourne Abbey Church:
Sunday, August 16, 10am, said Eucharist Tenth Sunday after Trinity.
Can you help?
If anyone would like to help staff and steward the 10am service during August/September could they please get in touch with Elizabeth Page 422512 or e-mail [email protected] . Seven or eight members of the congregation are needed to ensure everyone is kept safe and socially distanced.