Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, February 18, 2018
First Sunday of Lent
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris and Fr. Peter Lister, and for the Ministry Team. For the North Beltisloe benefice, the Colsterworth Group and Ringstone in Aveland benefice in their vacancies.
Matilda Moss being baptised here this afternoon.
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:
- Paul Mason, Patricia Fagan, Fr. John Francis, Rosemary Hopkins, Lorraine Etches, Sadie Pick, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Noreen Evans, Jasmine Farrow, Carol Atkins, Sandra Rodgers, Ron Macey, Robert Fuller, Guy Cudmore, Arthur Lightfoot, Margaret Shaw, Jim Moody, Paul Woodman, Philip Knowles, Fr Douglas Clarke and baby Emaila Sophia Raven.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: - Jean Gagne, Pauline Raven and Jean Livesey.
For those recently added to our prayer board:
- Aiden, Pauline, John, Mhorag, Mandy, Louise, Noah, Nell, Angela and Heidi.
- for the recently departed: Thomas Robinson, Frank Lane, Muriel Revell and Lillian White.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during this week: Gladys Wright, Eva Hubbard (19th), Valerie Lingard, Bruce McAllen (20th), Rodney Lightfoot, Thomas Read, John Thorold (21st), James Kidd (22nd) and Fanny Butler (24th). .
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.
Easter Lilies: If you would likea lily to be provided in memory of a loved one, please let Ann Northen (01778 423353) know, with a donation of £3, by March 17. Cheques to be made payable to Bourne Abbey Church Flower Fund.
Services this week:
Today - 8.00am Said Eucharist (trad. CW)
- 10.00am Sung Eucharist
- 6.30pm Deanery Choral Evensong
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.
Today - Sunday 18 February; 6.30pm Deanery Lenten Choral Evensong here in the Abbey Church. Throughout Lent on each Sunday evening, there will be an act of worship throughout the deanery (excepting Mothering Sunday) as follows:. Feb 25th Swinstead 6pm; March 4th Corby Glen 6pm;
March 18th North Witham 6.00pm; March 25th tbc.
Details of above venues and times to be confirmed.
Thursday 22 February: 7.30pm - 9pm Lent Course at Edenham Regional House on the subject of Simple Prayer. Led by Fr Andrew Hawes.
Friday 23 February - Churches Together in Bourne: Lent Lunches from 12 noon onwards at the Methodist Church Hall on each Friday up to March 23. Donations £2.50 per person to the work of the Bible Society. There is also a Lent Study Group which starts at 10.30am on each of these days, on the theme "On the Third Day", led by different leaders each week, before ther lunch. Further details will appear on the noticeboards.
Friday 2 March 2018 Women’s World Day of Prayer at Bourne Methodist Church at 1.30pm: ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good!’ – Praying for Suriname; a Service for Everyone, followed by refreshments in the Hall.