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The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 29th March 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 29th March 2020

Sunday 29th March 2020

 Lent V. Passion Sunday.

  • Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ann Fowler, Archdeacon Gordon Steele and Barry Broughton.
  • Pray too for the soul of Ellen Doran (Barrowden/London).
  • In our wider prayers we remember the Deanery of Greater Northampton and its Rural Dean, Beverley Hollins.
  • Don’t forget our very own daily Lent Blog which can be accessed via the Benefice website, wellandfosse.org
  • If you have now received your stewardship form, please consider prayerfully how you might respond. We hope our campaign can be completed by Easter Day.
  • The clocks go forward one hour at 2 am on Sunday!

 

PASSION SUNDAY MEDITATION

“Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.”

During any national emergency many people cry out to God and the streamed services are being viewed by many more than normally go to church. The Director General of the BBC Sir John Reith once said, “I do not like crises, but I like the opportunities which they supply”.

Today is the beginning of the Passion of Christ, the lead into his death and the resurrection. His death was one of the cruellest which mankind has thought of. The events which transpired during this time were certainly a crisis for the disciples who ran away and denied knowing Jesus but out of all the horror came the joy of peace and everlasting life.

At the moment, life is hard and for some perhaps there is no light at the end but for all of us the love of God is there. Continue burning the candles as a symbol of hope

And however you are feeling, know that prayers are being offered for all of us.

PRAYER

Loving Lord, we cry out to you. Hear our prayer for ourselves and for all those who are ill and hurting in whatever way. We know that you weep with us and wrap us in your love. Amen.

Ann Robinson

 

DUDDINGTON: Look out for Village WhatsApp.

MORCOTT: The Good Neighbour scheme should be up and running this weekend. Look for a Leaflet through your letterbox. 

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for

The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

Message from the Priest in Charge – Christopher Armstrong

Message from the Priest in Charge – Christopher Armstrong

Coronavirus and Our Churches.

We are in difficult times as a community and the wardens and I want to share with you the resources of our church for it is at such times of national emergency and challenge that people fall back on old certainties often overlooked.

  1. Following government guidance and instructions from our archbishops, there will be no public worship in our churches until further notice.

 

  1. However, our churches are open for business…prayer! Please use this special place – set aside for worship and prayer – at your leisure. Prayer resources are already available in the church and specific ‘prayers in hard times’ will be available soon for you to use in church or take away. Please respect others who might be using the church in the same way, giving them ‘social distance’. The Lent Blog on the Benefice Website also offers thoughts and prayers.

 

  1. At times of crisis The Church and its members are specifically called to witness to the continuing presence and power of God through prayer and action. Awareness of our neighbours’ needs is written into our national DNA but it is primarily a faith activity: “Love God and your neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10.27). Please remember in your prayers those in authority who have to make difficult decisions on our behalf and those who sacrifice their own well-being to help others either professionally or domestically.

 

  1. Many folk will be worried about themselves, their loved ones and the future of our lives both communally and individually. Please use your wardens, PCC members and myself to discuss anything which is on your mind. Small issues usually mask greater issues which affect us all. No concern will be dismissed; there will be a way through. Hope will prevail.

 

Christopher Armstrong.

01572 748634.

 

Wednesday 18 March 2020.

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2019

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2019

 

All are Welcome at any of our Services

  across the Benefice this Sunday 22nd December 2019

Advent 4

9.30am. South Luffenham Church Holy Communion (CA)
4.00pm Barrowden Church Christingle Service (CA)
5.00pm  Duddington Church Carol Service (CA)

Readings : Isa. 7. 10 – 16  Matt. 1. 18 – end
CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 29th DECEMBER 2019 – – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 29th DECEMBER 2019 – – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 29th December 2019:

 Sunday 29th December 2019: Christmas I

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Brian, Joe, Pat Simmonds, Ray Kilsby, Honor Harris, Christine Garland, Christine Behets, Robin Rowland and Ann Fowler.

In our wider prayers we continue to remember the Deanery of Towcester and its Rural Dean, Paul McLeod. We pray for holidaymakers, party revellers and our emergency services at this busy time.

Give thanks too for the generosity towards the foodbank in the Benefice.

BARROWDEN:

More intercessors required!  If you would like to help in this way – with training – please speak to Christopher or Daphne Lovering.

The church Wi-Fi code is helpfuldiamond548

MORCOTT:

The Carol service collection raised £237 for Crisis at Christmas. Thank you!

The church is open every day over the Christmas & New Year period: bring visiting family/friends to appreciate its beauty, or just drop in for a quiet prayer.

 

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

STILL TIME – every Monday 5.30-6pm in Church

 

 

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

 

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 22nd DECEMBER 2019 – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 22nd DECEMBER 2019 – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 22nd December 2019: Advent IV.

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Brian, Joe, Pat Simmonds, Ray Kilsby, Honor Harris, Chris Behets and Christine Garland.

In our wider prayers we continue to remember the Deanery of Towcester and its Rural Dean, Paul McLeod. We pray also for refugees an all those who try and assist them.

Foodbank: Our local foodbanks report an increase of 23% on last year. Please give generously through your local church during Advent.

BARROWDEN:

Midnight mass on Christmas Eve 11.30.

More intercessors required!  If you would like to help in this way – with training – please speak to Christopher or Daphne Lovering.

The church Wi-Fi code is helpfuldiamond548

MORCOTT:

Next services: Christmas Eve Mass 10pm Tuesday 24th Dec, then Sunday 5 January.

The church is open every day over Christmas & New Year: bring visiting family/friends to appreciate its beauty, or just drop in for a quiet prayer.

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

Thanks to Carole and Tony and all the carol singers who raised over £240 for a local charity. Thanks too to Derek for the refreshments!

WEDNESDAY 25th DECEMBER 11am – Christmas Communion service.

STILL TIME – every Monday 5.30-6pm in Church

TIXOVER:

22nd December: sharing Carol service with at Duddington

Christmas Day Eucharist service at 9.30 am all welcome (Dress to be warm).

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

 

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 7th APRIL 2019

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 7th APRIL 2019

PASSION SUNDAY

All are Welcome at any of our Services

across the Benefice this Sunday,

 

9.30 am Duddington Church Holy communion (CA)
11.00 am Morcott Church Holy Communion (CA)
6.00 pm South Luffenham Church Evensong (BCP)(AR)

 

Readings :  Isa. 43. 16 -21    John 12. 1-8  BCP  Exod. 24. 4-8  John 8. 46 – end

CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong AR= Mrs Anne Robinson (Reader)
BCP= Book of Common Prayer