Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, April 8, 2018 Second Sunday of Easter
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris and Fr. Peter Lister, and for the Ministry Team. For the Colsterworth Group and Ringstone in Aveland benefice 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 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, 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:
- Fr. John Francis, Rosemary Hopkins, Lorraine Etches, Sadie Pick, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Jasmine Farrow, Ron Macey, Robert Fuller, Arthur Lightfoot, Margaret Shaw, Jim Moody, Paul Woodman and Fr Douglas Clarke.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Jean Gagne and Jean Livesey.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Aiden, Pauline, John, Mhorag, Mandy, Louise, Noah, Nell, Angela, Heidi, Jonathan and Geoff.
- for the recently departed: Alexandra Wilshaw, Maureen Gasper.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Frederick Seymour, Robert Baker,Charles Glenn, John A Smith (8th), James Challis, Rowena Atkinson (9th), Leslie Fairbairn, Gillian Ackland (10th), Gerald Knight, Janet Faux (11th), McKensieHolmes, Dean Spencer (12th), Gwendoline Dandrifge (13th) and Patricia Moisey (14th)..
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:
Today - 8am Said Holy Communion
- 10am Sung Eucharist
Thursday - Said Eucharist (BCP) - feria
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.
Monday 9 April: 10am Julian Prayer Meeting in the Abbey Church.
Monday 9 April: Mothers' Union Service for Lady Day will be held at 2.30pm at All Saints' Church in Stamford.
Saturday 21 April: Table Top Sale in the Abbey Church Hall. Judy Smith is collecting good quality items for a stall at this sale. Proceeds from her table will go towards the upkeep of the Church.
Sunday 15 May: 6.30pm - Choral Evensong in the Abbey Church. This is additional to the usual 8am and 10am services.
Saturday 5 May: 10am - 12noon "Nibble and Natter" coffee morning at the Abbey Church hall.