Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, August 18, 2019 Ninth 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 and Sarah in their new roles in Madagascar, and we give thanks for their ministries here and in Madagascar. We pray too for those under suspension in our diocese, and in particular Bishop Christopher and his wife Susan.
For James Smith and Lisa Richardson, marriedher on Friday..
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace in the Yemen and for the end to wards 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; for wepray 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: Joshua Peters and Clare Denison.
For those whose illness or recovery is long term:
- Jean Livesey, Fr. John Francis, Sadie Pick, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Ron Macey, Robert Fuller, Gordon Muspratt, Arthur Lightfoot, Margaret Shaw, Barbara Barker and Canon David Staples.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Jamie, Peter, Shirley, Andrew, Jonathan, Trevor, Ann, Hugo, Kathleen, Kay and Elizabeth and family, Brook and Mavis, Sarah, Gilbert and Dawn.
- for the souls of the recently departed: Avis Smith and Joyce Luckett.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: especially - Jean Burgin (18th) and Catherine Keen (22nd).
We welcome all to our services today, including those newly resident in the town and those visiting and on holiday. If you 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.
Edenham Regional House Programme
Copies of the new programme of events for the coming year - August 2019 to June 2020 - are available at the back of the church. Also information about the Day Pilgrimage to Walsingham which has been booked for Saturday 28 September. If you are interested in going on thos coach trip, please contact the Regional House as indicated on the programme. Detailsof of costs and times are on the poster on the noticeboard.
Fr Peter Lister is being licensed as Assistant Priest to the Edenham Benefice, by Bishop Nicholas at St Michael's Church, Edenham on Sunday 8 September at 6pm. All are cordially invited to attend and Deanery Clergy/Readers are invited to robe.
Services this week:
Thursday - 10am Said Eucharist (BCP) – Feria
Sunday - 8am Said Eucharist
August 25 - 10am Sung Eucharist
See external notice board for details of Morning and Evening Prayer and times of funeral services and other events (such as rehearsals and services) in the Abbey.
Wednesday 4 September: Mothers' Union meeting at 2.15pm in the Church Hall when David Hughes will be speaking on the significance of the Kewish Prayer Shawl. Thursday 5 September - 10am MU Corporate Communion in the Abbey Church.
Sunday 8 September: Organ recital in the Abbey Church at 3pm by our Assistant Organist Stanley Godfrey.
Saturday 14 September: An Evening with Nettie Baker. 7pm prompt start at the Abbey Church Hall. Includes two course meal. Tickets priced £12 are available from Judy Smith (422219) and there is an opportunity to purchase signed copies of one of her books.
Further information in the August magazine.
Saturday 21 September: Trip to the Theatre on Cromer Pier, Norfolk. Departing Bourne bus station at 1.30pm, arriving at Cromer at 3.30pm and returning 7pm after the last performance of the Summer show. Tickets £43 per person, inclusive of admission to the show. To be ordered and paid for by Monday 19 August from Judy Smith on 01778 422219 or 60 Gladstone Street.
Profits from both these events go to Abbey Fabric Fund and Outreach