Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday 14 May 2017
Fifth Sunday of Easter
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 baptised here this afternoon: Stanley George Courton; Ethan George Davies; Parker Lee Davies; Lottie Rose Baker-Davies; Also adults Tasmin Rubin and Jonathan Baker.
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for the people of Gaza, and for negotiations between Israel and Palestine; for the people in Iraq in their struggle 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 those 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.
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 and Freda Danby.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Margaret Shaw and Jean Gagne.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Ellen, Karen, Charlie, Isaac, Sally, Lou and family, Shirley and Dick.
- for the recently departed: Roy Vickers, Gordon Greensmith, Jessie Wand; Norman Ralph.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Philip Atkinson, Margaret Doyle (15th), Louise Burgess, Kenneth Keefe (16th), Robert Hitchens, Malcolm Shipley, Norman Ward (17th), Kathleen Ferguson (18th) Lloyd Hughes and Kevin Hicks (19th).
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.
Prayer Diary: As an initiative coming from Churches Together In Bourne, we are trying out a monthly Prayer Diary where all the churches in the town have an opportunity to contribute their prayer concerns and encourage all all pray for them on a daily basis throughout the month. The leaflets for May 2017 called "Prayer Works" are available at the back of the church; like the pewsheets, these are meant to be taken away for yur use, so please help yourself and make that title come true!
Towards the end of each month, contributions of common prayer concerns for the parish will be collected and collated by Capt Wendy Brown of the Salvation Army. Please pass any concerns for inclusion in future issues of the prayer diary to Derek Page (01778 422512) or through the clergy or churchwardens.
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.
Tuesday 16 May at 7.30pm: Archdeacon's Visitation and Searing-in of Churchwardens at Corby Glen Parish Church.
Sunday 21 May at 10am - Rogation Sunday - a short prayer walk. Meet in Dyke (near village hall) at 3.00pm. Please wear some stout shoes. The walk will take about one hour, followed by refreshments. Contat Fr Peter (01778 423730) for more details.
Sunday 21 May at 6.30pm: Choral Evensong at the Abbey Church.