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BENEFICE SUNDAY SERVICES FOR DECEMBER 12TH 2021

BENEFICE SUNDAY SERVICES FOR DECEMBER 12TH 2021

Sunday services for Advent 3

 

9.30am  South Luffenham Church                  Morning Worship  (AR)

11.00am   Barrowden Church                           Morning Worship  (AR):

11.00am    Morcott Church                                 Carol Service

11.00am   Zoom                                                    From Barrowden Church  (AR)

Readings : Zephaniah 3.14-20
Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6*
Philippians 4.4-7
Luke 3.7-18

Weekday services : 

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

 

Remembrance services in the Benefice November 11th and 14th 2021

Remembrance services in the Benefice November 11th and 14th 2021

Morcott November 11th

 The Last Post was Played while two villagers laid wreaths. He (Adrian) is an RAF cadet trainer and his wife (Loraine) is an NHS First Responder. They laid separate wreaths.

On Remembrance Sunday the last post was played and the two minutes silence observed in the Church.

Barrowden Sunday 14th November 2021

 

 

We will remember them.

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 14TH N0VEMBER 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 14TH N0VEMBER 2021

Sunday Services for the second serv1ce before  Advent.

Remembrance Sunday

 

9.30am  South Luffenham Church                                    Service of Remembrance (AR)

10.00am Duddington Church                                             Service of Remembrance

10.50 am Morcott Church                                                    Service of Remembrance Lay led.

10.55 am Barrowden Church                                                Service  of Remembrance (AR)

10.55 am      Zoom Service                                                     from Barrowden   (AR)

 

Readings:  Micah ch 4 v 1-5 and John ch 15 v 9-17

Weekday Services:

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

 

 

 

 

A Service of Remembrance and Hope

A Service of Remembrance and Hope

The Pandemic is not yet over, but we are now reconciled to living with it. That is what the government advisors suggest is our best conclusion at present. It is impossible to identify the end of this ghastly period any more precisely, but we can begin to look forward whilst at the same time reflecting on the losses and gains of the last two years. 

The churches together will be marking this with ‘A Service of Remembrance and Hope’ at Morcott Church on Sunday 17th October at 3pm, the eve of St. Luke’s Day, the patron saint of healing. All are invited from whatever parish.

We will hear from those who have struggled with the very worst excesses of the pandemic, we will name the departed from all the parishes, but we will also cherish the gains which have been identified. To mark this important turning point in our lives we invite you to celebrate with some fizz! 

Benefice Service at Morcott

Benefice Service at Morcott

There will be a special Benefice Service of Remembrance and Hope – reflections on the pandemic.

Morcott Church
Sunday 17th October at 3pm

All are welcome to attend.

Photographs of Morcott’s Advent Window Trail 2020

Photographs of Morcott’s Advent Window Trail 2020

Morcott’s first Advent Calendar trail was a huge hit in the village, with great support from 23 householders. The final ‘window’ proved to be at St Mary’s church, where the porch was lit up to reveal a Nativity scene. Lots of villagers armed with hot chocolate and mulled wine walked around the village in the late afternoons, especially on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Thanks to all who took part.

Great photos of the windows can be enjoyed in this online gallery on Morcott’s village website https://morcott.wordpress.com/2020/12/31/best-wishes-for-2021-advent-window-photos/

SUNDAY SERVICES AND READINGS FOR 13TH DECEMBER 2020

SUNDAY SERVICES AND READINGS FOR 13TH DECEMBER 2020

SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER Advent  3

 

 

9.30 am    Morcott Church                                                          Holy Communion   (CA)

11.00 am   Zoom and Service from  Barrowden Church       Transition  Service     (AR)

6.00 pm    Zoom from   Duddington Church                          Compline   

   Reading.  John 1. 6 – 8, 19 – 28

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.