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Benefice services for Sunday 11th April 2021

Benefice services for Sunday 11th April 2021

Sunday 11th April Easter 2

9.30 am  Duddington Church                                           Holy communion  (CA)

11.00am  Morcott Church                            Holy communion by Extension (AR)

11.00am   Zoom Service                                                                                          (CA)

 

Readings:  Acts 4. 32 – 35  1. John 1..1 – 2.2   John 20. 19 – end

 

  • Week day services
  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am., Contact Christopher at   chris.armstrong60@yahoo.com for an invitation.
  • Compline will be said on Thursday  at 6pm.  If you would like an invitation, contact Sally Smith. sally@saltlanecom
WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE APRIL SERVICES 2021

WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE APRIL SERVICES 2021

Services for Holy week and April

 

Thursday April 1st

Maundy Thursday

Rome, Italy: detail of the painting under the altar inside the Saints Peter and Paul’s church .

 

6.00pm  Walking Meditation on U tube   (CA)

 

Friday April 2nd 

Good Friday

 

2.00pm Meditation (AR)

 

Sunday 4th April  Easter Day

 

 

9.30 a.m. South Luffenham Church           Holy Communion by extension (AR)

11.00am  Barrowden Church                           Holy Communion and Zoom  (CA)

 

 

Sunday 11th April Easter 2

9.30 am  Duddington Church                                           Holy communion  (CA)

11.00am  Morcott Church                            Holy communion by Extension (AR)

11.00am   Zoom Service                                                                                          (CA)

 

Sunday 18th April Easter 3

9.30am   Tixover Church                            Holy Communion  (CA)

11.00am Morcott Church                            Morning Worship   (AR)

11.00am   Zoom Service                                                                    (CA)

 

 Friday April 23rd  St. Georges Day

12.00 Noon  Barrowden Church                Holy Communion  (CA)

 

 Sunday  25th April  Easter 4

9.30am South Luffenham Church                               Morning Worship  (AR)

11.00am  Barrowden Church                      Holy Communion  and Zoom  (CA)

 

CHURCH NOTICES FOR EASTER SUNDAY 4TH APRIL 2021

CHURCH NOTICES FOR EASTER SUNDAY 4TH APRIL 2021

Church Notices

EASTER DAY

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 4 April 2021:  Easter Day.

 

  • Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ray Bailey; Jean and Peter Bowser; Sylvia Martin and Jane Williams.
  • Pray too for our PCC’s preparing for their Annual Meetings and especially for potential wardens to emerge in Barrowden where the current wardens are due to retire after many years faithful service. A limit of 6 years maximum has now been placed on warden’s service in Barrowden.
  • Today, we are back in church! South Luffenham at 9.30 am and Barrowden at 11 am (with Zoom).
  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am.
  • Next Sunday we are in church at Duddington, 9.30am, Morcott at 11 am and on Zoom at 11 am.
  • ‘The Lord is Risen. He is risen indeed, Alleluia’!  A Happy Easter to you all from the ministers and wardens in the benefice.

 

MORCOTT:

The church is open all day on Easter Sunday for private prayer. Please follow Covid rules. 

SOUTH LUFFENHAM
There are still spaces available out our Easter Sunday Service (Communion by Extension led by Ann) in Church at 9.30am. Please email sally@saltlane.com or phone 01780 729515. 
There is a large wooden cross outside Church – ready for you to decorate with flowers. 
Easter Egg Windows Sunday and Monday around the village. Mini chocolate eggs for children on the Village Green.
Our Church will be open for private prayer every day from 10am to 4pm. Please pop in to see the fantastic Easter flower arrangements. (Thank you to the Flower Arrangers).

 

The Meditation: Cracking Easter

The sale of Easter Eggs will have soared in the last few days and rightly so. Eggs have become a fashionable symbol of new life, which is at the core of our Easter celebrations. A bottle of Gin doesn’t quite hit the mark. I’ve tried to find a bottle for a close friend, but her favourite tipple is out of stock.  It will have to be an Easter Egg after all.

 

Easter Eggs are very attractive, very accessible but – in my experience – they can be disappointing.  What promises to be an egg full of luxury chocolates is found to be enclosing a cellophane pack of disappointment. Cracking eggs is easy; finding satisfaction is illusive.

 

How then do we crack God to find that promised joy and delight? Well we don’t. Rather it is God who has to crack us. God is the unmoved mover whose power lies in and beneath all life as we know it and yet He seems to struggle to speak to us directly. True, we sometimes hear him loud and clear; we feel his direct touch; we see his influence all around. But then He disappears; He becomes illusive; He even disappoints.

 

Could this be because God can’t get access to us – or we won’t allow it? We can be pretty closed up, inaccessible – the fashionable term is self-sufficient. God of course could wield the heavenly sledge-hammer to break us open but that is not in his nature. Yes, He is all-powerful – or so we believe – but forcing himself upon us would not be consistent with the God of Love and neither is there much evidence that He worked that way in the past. Rather, He bides his time. He shares his gifts with us; He gives us all the rope we need (sometimes to hang ourselves); He even gives his own life for us on the cross and crowns it with resurrection. He is all gift. And so He waits. ‘The Hound of Heaven’ waits. He waits for us to respond, which is what worship is all about. It is why our ancestors built our beautiful churches, to house his worship. And still He waits – and when we concede and cracks appear – when we respond – there is joy in heaven as He pours into our broken lives the balm of contentment. Happy Easter!

 

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

The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

 

WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE APRIL SERVICES 2021

WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE APRIL SERVICES 2021

Services for Holy week and April

 

 

Thursday April 1st

 

Maundy Thursday

6.00pm  Walking Meditation on U tube   (CA)

 

 

Friday April 2nd

 

Good Friday

3.00pm Meditation (AR)

 

Sunday 4th April  Easter Day

World Day of Remembrance: God’s helping hand

9.30 a.m. South Luffenham Church           Holy Communion by extension (AR)

11.00am  Barrowden Church                           Holy Communion and Zoom  (CA)

Compline at 6.00pm with the Bishop 

 

Sunday 11th April Easter 2

9.30 am  Duddington Church                                           Holy communion  (CA)

11.00am  Morcott Church                            Holy communion by Extension (AR)

11.00am   Zoom Service                                                                                          (CA)

 

Sunday 18th April  Easter 3

 

9.30 am Tixover Church                                                       Holy Communion (CA)

11.00 am   South Luffenham Church            Holy communion by Extension (AR)

11.00am Zoom            (CA)

 

 

 

 Friday April 23rd  St. Georges Day

 

12.00 Noon  Barrowden Church                Holy Communion  (CA)

 

 Sunday  25th April  Easter 4

9.30am South Luffenham Church                               Morning Worship  (AR)

11.00am  Barrowden Church                      Holy Communion  and Zoom  (CA)

Weekday Services :

  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am., Contact Christopher at   chris.armstrong60@yahoo.com for an invitation.
  • Compline will be said on Thursday  at 6pm.  If you would like an invitation, contact Sally Smith. sally@saltlanecom

 

WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE APRIL SERVICES 2021

WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE APRIL SERVICES 2021

Services for Holy week and April

 

Thursday April 1st

Maundy Thursday

Rome, Italy: detail of the painting under the altar inside the Saints Peter and Paul’s church .

 

6.00pm  Walking Meditation on U tube   (CA)

 

Friday April 2nd 

Good Friday

 

3.00pm Meditation (AR)

 

Sunday 4th April  Easter Day

 

 

9.30 a.m. South Luffenham Church           Holy Communion by extension (AR)

11.00am  Barrowden Church                           Holy Communion and Zoom  (CA)

 

 

Sunday 11th April Easter 2

9.30 am  Duddington Church                                           Holy communion  (CA)

11.00am  Morcott Church                            Holy communion by Extension (AR)

11.00am   Zoom Service                                                                                          (CA)

 

Sunday 18th April Easter 3

9.30am   Tixover Church                            Holy Communion  (CA)

11.00am Morcott Church                            Morning Worship   (AR)

11.00am   Zoom Service                                                                    (CA)

 

 Friday April 23rd  St. Georges Day

12.00 Noon  Barrowden Church                Holy Communion  (CA)

 

 Sunday  25th April  Easter 4

9.30am South Luffenham Church                               Morning Worship  (AR)

11.00am  Barrowden Church                      Holy Communion  and Zoom  (CA)

 

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 14TH MARCH 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 14TH MARCH 2021

  • Services and readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent
  • MOTHERING SUNDAY

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  • 11.00 am .Zoom Service                            Morning Worship  (AR)

    Readings : Col. 3. 12 – 17  Luke 2. 33 – 35  BCP: Gal. 4. 21 – end  John 6. 1 – 14

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    Weekday Services : 

  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am., Contact Christopher at   chris.armstrong60@yahoo.com for an invitation.
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  • Compline is on Thursday’s at 6pm.
  • If you would like an invitation, contact Sally Smith. sally@saltlane.com
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  • Compline on Sundays in Lent begins on 21st February at 6pm. The short service will be followed by an 8 minute presentation on each of the 7 Virtues given by visiting speakers. Martin Beattie is our host. Please contact him if you wish to join the Zoom service.
  • Studies in St. Mark’s Gospel on Tuesday 9th February at 7.30pm. If you would like an invitation, please contact Simon Aley at simon@oakhamteam.org.uk
  • ‘Just the Job’ – an entertainment for our 5 parishes.  On Zoom, 7pm on Monday 15 February and fortnightly thereafter. It brings together 3 people with similar career backgrounds who share something of their work for 5 minutes after which we are invited to ask questions. On 15 February: ‘The Artists’. Each session last for 40 minutes. Join us by emailing our Zoom host Martin Beattie at mfn.beattie@btinternet.com
BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 7TH MARCH 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 7TH MARCH 2021

  • Services and readings for the Third Sunday of Lent

 

 

  • 11.00 am .Zoom Service                            Morning Worship  (AR)

    Readings : 1 Cor. 1. 18 – 25  John 2. 13 – 22  BCP: Eph. 5. 1 – 14 Luke 11. 14 – 28

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    Weekday Services : 

  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am., Contact Christopher at   chris.armstrong60@yahoo.com for an invitation.
  •  
  • Compline is on Thursday’s at 6pm.
  • If you would like an invitation, contact Sally Smith. sally@saltlane.com
  •  
  • Compline on Sundays in Lent begins on 21st February at 6pm. The short service will be followed by an 8 minute presentation on each of the 7 Virtues given by visiting speakers. Martin Beattie is our host. Please contact him if you wish to join the Zoom service.
  • Studies in St. Mark’s Gospel on Tuesday 9th February at 7.30pm. If you would like an invitation, please contact Simon Aley at simon@oakhamteam.org.uk
  • ‘Just the Job’ – an entertainment for our 5 parishes.  On Zoom, 7pm on Monday 15 February and fortnightly thereafter. It brings together 3 people with similar career backgrounds who share something of their work for 5 minutes after which we are invited to ask questions. On 15 February: ‘The Artists’. Each session last for 40 minutes. Join us by emailing our Zoom host Martin Beattie at mfn.beattie@btinternet.com
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BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2021

Services for the first Sunday of Lent

 

11.00 am .Zoom Service                            Morning Worship  (AR)

Readings : Gen. 9. 8 – 17  Mark 1. 9 – 15   BCP :  Gen. 3. 1 – 6  Matt. 4. 1 – 11

Weekday Services :

  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am., Contact Christopher at   chris.armstrong60@yahoo.com for an invitation.
  •  
  • Compline is on Thursday’s at 6pm.
  • If you would like an invitation, contact Sally Smith. sally@saltlane.com
  •  
  • Compline on Sundays in Lent begins on 21st February at 6pm. The short service will be followed by an 8 minute presentation on each of the 7 Virtues given by visiting speakers. Martin Beattie is our host. Please contact him if you wish to join the Zoom service.
  • Studies in St. Mark’s Gospel on Tuesday 9th February at 7.30pm. If you would like an invitation, please contact Simon Aley at simon@oakhamteam.org.uk
  • ‘Just the Job’ – an entertainment for our 5 parishes.  On Zoom, 7pm on Monday 15 February and fortnightly thereafter. It brings together 3 people with similar career backgrounds who share something of their work for 5 minutes after which we are invited to ask questions. On 15 February: ‘The Artists’. Each session last for 40 minutes. Join us by emailing our Zoom host Martin Beattie at mfn.beattie@btinternet.com
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BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2021

Sunday Services for the  Sunday next before Lent

11.00 am .Zoom Service                            Morning Worship  (AR)

 

Readings :     2 Cor. 4. 3 – 6  Mark 9.  2 – 9    BCP: 1 Cor. ch. 13   Luke 18 31 – 43

Weekday Services :

         Zoom Bible Study – Mark’s Gospel – Part 2 Tuesday at 7.30

  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am., Contact Christopher at   chris.armstrong60@yahoo.com for an invitation.
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  • Compline is on Thursday’s at 6pm.  
  • If you would like an invitation, contact Sally Smith. sally@saltlane.com
  •  
  • Compline on Sundays in Lent begins on 21st February at 6pm. The short service will be followed by an 8 minute presentation on each of the 7 Virtues given by visiting speakers. Martin Beattie is our host. Please contact him if you wish to join the Zoom service.
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The Welland-Fosse Benefice:   ZOOM BIBLE STUDY – MARK’S GOSPEL 2021                                     

The Welland-Fosse Benefice:   ZOOM BIBLE STUDY – MARK’S GOSPEL 2021                                     

The Welland-Fosse Benefice:                                                   

Zoom Bible Study – Mark’s Gospel – Part 2 

 

After a two month break in Oakham and almost 9 months in the Welland Fosse Benefice the Zoom Bible Study starts again with the two benefices joining together to study the final chapters of the Gospel of Mark. The weekday and time are just as before Tuesdays at 7.30 pm starting on the 9th February and will take us through into Lent starting with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem in Chapter 11 which we study on 16th February but we start on the 9th by looking at the importance of Mark in Lent, going over some of the chapters we have already studied where there might be a Lenten angle.

It does not matter if you have not been to any of the previous studies as each tries to be quite standalone and as before each session lasts 1 hour. The notes will be distributed by email in advance of each week and participants are asked to read the passage from Mark ahead of the session. So all are welcome but if you want to join us please let me know so I can ensure you get all you need and get your Zoom invite.

The sessions will be led by me and I look forward to you joining me as we focus in on the passion narrative in Mark’s Gospel and answer the question; why did Jesus die? So please contact me to join by emailing simon@oakhamteam.org.uk Thank you. Revd. Simon Aley