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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.

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices

Sunday 1st March 2020:  Lent I

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Ray Kilsby, Barry Broughton and Robin Rowland.

Pray too for the departed: Peter Leach and Ted Bailey.

Remember also in your prayers our sheep farmers who continue lambing in challenging weather.

In our wider prayers we remember the Deanery of Greater Northampton and its Rural Dean, Beverley Hollins.

If anyone still needs The Lent Book, ‘#Live Lent, Care for God’s Creation’, please contact your parish book agent, a warden or the Priest-in-Charge.   Are you signed up to the Benefice website? The first Lent Blog post – our equivalent of ‘thought for the day’ – is there, to be followed by one a week for the six weeks of Lent. All are written by lay people across the Benefice and linked to the #LiveLent themes.

BARROWDEN:

  • Tuesday, 3 March: Lent lunch in St Peter’s 12 noon – 2.00 pm. Delicious homemade soup and rolls.  All proceeds from donations to go to Shelter.
  • Saturday 14 March – Children’s Theatre Group in Barrowden Village Hall 2.30pm. An interactive water adventure, target age group 7 years +, £5.00 (under 18s) £8.00 (Adults).  Book with Sara on 01572 747628.
  • 23 April: please contact Carol if you can make a cake for the Open Day at Red Kite House.

MORCOTT:

The March issue of the Parish Magazine is on its way, thanks to a new volunteer. Have you given Eric your £5 subscription yet?

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

  • Mon 2 Mar 10.45-12 noon. Pick up a free coffee, tea or hot choc from the Coffee Connect van, The Boot carpark, then join us for cake in the village hall!
  • Ted’s Funeral – Tuesday 3 March at 11.30am in Church.
  • Next Sunday 9.30 am Family Communion.
  • Friday 13 March Lent Lunch 12-1.30 in the Village Hall.
  • Mr Keith’s community event in the village hall, Fri 20 Mar 7.30pm £11.
  • Advance notice: church spring-clean/churchyard tidy on Mon 6 April from 2pm
  • ‘Still Time’ each Monday 5.30-6pm in Church. Why not join us during Lent?

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 1st DECEMBER 2019

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 1st DECEMBER 2019

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 1st December 2019: Advent Sunday

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Brian, Joe, Pat Simmonds, and Christine Garland.

In our wider prayers we continue to remember the Deanery of Peterborough and its Rural Dean, Ian Black. We pray too for wisdom in assessing electoral promises.

Sermons: Have your say! Please take away a questionnaire from the back of the church and return it to the box by 12 December.

Hustings, Oakham Parish Church, Thursday 5 December, 7.30pm.

Foodbank contributions can be deposited at any of our churches during Advent.

BARROWDEN:

The church Wi-Fi code is helpfuldiamond548

Friday, 6 December: Quiz Night at St Peter’s – teams of 4 – 6, or individuals can join a team.  £12.50 to include packed supper – contact Carol or Peter to book a table.  Proceeds to church reordering.

DUDDINGTON

December 8th: a concert at Duddington Church 3 pm. in aid of Peterborough Downs Syndrome Group, followed my mulled wine etc.

MORCOTT:

The Christmas Star will shine through the chancel window until Epiphany: bring the grandchildren to see it.

Our next services (led by Christopher) are on the Carol Service at 4pm on Sunday 15 Dec, with Refreshments after (a change to normal – no 11am HC that day) and on Christmas Eve 10pm ‘midnight’ Mass with HC.

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

Our Food Bank Basket is ready for your generous donations.

‘Still Time’ – Mondays 5.30-6pm in Church – a time to pop in for as long as you like for quiet prayer for our Church and community. Or join in from the comfort of your own home. Email sally@saltlane.com for the weekly focus.

Sunday 8th December Mulled Wine and Mince Pies Event 11.30-1pm in the Village Hall. £2.50 entrance (includes mulled wine and a mince pie) – children free!

Sunday 15th December – our 9.30am service will be a Carol Service including building the crib scene.

 

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

THY KINGDOM COME . COMPLINE AT MORCOTT 9.00PM MONDAY JUNE 3RD TO SATURDAY JUNE 8TH

THY KINGDOM COME . COMPLINE AT MORCOTT 9.00PM MONDAY JUNE 3RD TO SATURDAY JUNE 8TH

With many other  Christian Churches we are taking part in this Prayer Event

between Ascension Day and Pentecost, by saying Compline,

the Night time prayer of the church.

Every evening at 9.00pm at Morcott church,

from Thursday Ascension Day to Saturday  8th June

All welcome to this quiet moment of prayer by candlelight.

THY KINGDOM COME PRAYER NOVENA ASCENSION DAY MAY 30TH TO PENTECOST JUNE 9TH 2019

THY KINGDOM COME PRAYER NOVENA ASCENSION DAY MAY 30TH TO PENTECOST JUNE 9TH 2019

THY KINGDOM COME

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement in which the Archbishop of Canterbury invites people around the world to join. He is supported by the other Christian Churches. The wave of prayer starts in May and runs for 10 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost.

We ask people to pray in whatever way they want and with whoever they want for others to come to know Jesus Christ.

The Benefice has chosen to say COMPLINE at 9.00 pm everyday between Thursday May 30th ,  Ascension Day and Sunday June 9th Pentecost.

Each night we will gather at 9.00pm in the Morcott church to say the lovely late evening service of Compline with prayer, readings and silence. Remembering those who walk with us on the pilgrimage of life.

All welcome.