BENEFICE SERVICES FOR 26TH SWPTEMBER 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR 26TH SWPTEMBER 2021

Sunday Services for Trinity 17

 

 

11.30am  South Luffenham church          Harvest Festival    (CA)

11.00 am    Zoom service    from South Luffenham

Readings :  Esther 7.  1 – 6 , 9 – 10 9. . 20 -22  James 5. 13 – end  Mark 9. 38- end.

 

 

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
The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 19th September 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 19th September 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

Sunday 19th September 2021: Trinity XVI

 

 

  • Please pray for the sick including Jane Williams, Judith Piggott, Sylvia Martin and Derek Barker. Pray too for the departed, including Barry Broughton.
  • Please remember in your prayers Paul Elwys from South Luffenham who is to be Confirmed in Peterborough Cathedral on 10 October.
  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am. Compline is on Thursday at 6 pm.
  • Next Sunday, 26 September, we are in church at South Luffenham, 11.00 am and also on Zoom.
  • Face Masks: up until now we have encouraged people to wear face masks in church but with the break between infections and hospitalization, the immunization rate and the space and airiness of our churches we invite you now to wear a mask or not, as you feel most comfortable. The Covid restrictions on the Holy Communion service will continue.
  • The county Council, working with Leicestershire, are busy housing Afghan refugees in our area. They have asked us to hold fire on further donations as the critical need at the moment is detached housing.  If you can help for at least a year, please visit the government website for refugees.

 

BARROWDEN: 2 October, 10 – 12 noon: a garage sale of books at Barrowden Rectory: theology, spirituality, history, reference, novels and some rare books. Most items 50p. 50% of proceeds to benefice funds.

 

MORCOTT:   there will be a ‘Pandemic Recovery Service of Remembrance’ for 3.00 pm on Sunday 17 October.  

 

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:  Sunday 26 Sep 11 am, Harvest Festival followed by Harvest Lunch in the Village Hall (tickets £10 from sally@saltlane.com).

Meditation.

 

Our green bushy garden has been adopted by a wonderful local cat. We’ve named him Willum. Willum is sleek and lean, stealthy and independent. We enjoy his presence immensely: all the benefits of a pet, and none of the work or bills! There’s a great sense of silence about Willum. He sits and looks, perfectly poised to move. We’re fascinated by his ‘otherness’. What’s going on in his mind? We aren’t sure. Is he simply focused on catching mice? What else does he think about? Scientists tell us we should be wary of interpreting him in terms of human thoughts and behaviour – of ‘anthropomorphism’.

 

Studying God’s behaviour can be harder than Willum-watching. After all, we can’t see God. We think we know something about Him from His creation – including the scriptures (a special sort of evidence) and our own personal revelations (about which we should be cautious, because we can so often be mistaken). Jesus helps us get a handle on what He’s like. He sets a model for our lives.

 

In the book of Genesis, the writer tells us we’re made in God’s image. But that sometimes reinforces our tendency to reduce God to human-size, just as we do with Willum, whereas in the book of Isaiah it says. ‘…my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord’.

 

Note to self. Must use Willum as a memory-aid to keep track of the amount of God-watching I do this week. What’s He up to?

 

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

The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

Sunday the 5th September 

 

9.30 am  Duddington church       Holy communion (CA)

11.00am  Barrowden Church       Morning Worship  (AR)

11.00 am  Zoom Service   from Barrowden Church (AR)

 

Sunday 12th September

9.30 am South Luffenham  church                   Morning Worship  (AR)

11.00 am   Zoom Service                                       Morning Worship  From home (AR)

11.00 am Barrowden Church                               Cafe Style  Harvest Festival  (

Followed by Harvest Lunch in Church                                                                       (CA)

 

Sunday 19th September

11.00am Morcott Church                                Holy Communion    (CA)

11.00am Zoom Service                                     Morning Worship AR from home

5.00 pm  Tixover Church                               Harvest Festival    (CA)

 

Sunday 26th September

11.00 am South Luffenham Church                  Holy communion  (CA)

11.00 am  Zoom Service         from South Luffenham

 

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

 

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Sunday Services for Trinity 16

Sunrise at Wakerley bridge

 

11.00am Morcott church                          Holy communion (CA)

11.00am   Zoom Service                            Morning Worship (AR)

5.00 am Tixover church                            Harvest Festival

Readings : Prov. 31. 10 – end James 3. 13 -4.3.  7 – 8 a    Mark 9  30- 37

 

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
THE HARVEST FESTIVAL AT BARROWDEN SEPTEMBER 12TH 2021

THE HARVEST FESTIVAL AT BARROWDEN SEPTEMBER 12TH 2021

BARROWDEN HARVEST  FESTIVAL

CAFE STYLE 

 

 

 

               

                 

                                                    

We thank Thee then, O Father,
For all things bright and good,
The seedtime and the harvest,
Our life, our health, our food;
Accept the gifts we offer
For all Thy love imparts,
And what Thou most desirest—
Our humble, thankful hearts.

 

 

 

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 12th September 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 12th September 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

Sunday 12th September 2021: Trinity XV

 

  • Please pray for the sick including Jane Williams, Judith Piggott, Sylvia Martin and Derek Barker. Pray too for the departed, including Barry Broughton.
  • Please remember in your prayers Paul Elwys from South Luffenham who is to be Confirmed in Peterborough Cathedral on 10th
  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30am. No compline this week.
  • Next Sunday (19th Sep) we are in church at Morcott, at 11am and also on Zoom. Tixover have their Harvest Festival at 5pm in the presence of the High Sheriff.
  • Face Masks: up until now we have encouraged people to wear face masks in church but with the break between infections and hospitalization, the immunization rate and the space and airiness of our churches we invite you now to wear a mask or not, as you feel most comfortable. The Covid restrictions on the Holy Communion service will continue.
  • 2nd October, 10 – 12 noon: a garage sale of books at Barrowden Rectory: theology, spirituality, history, reference, novels and some rare books. Most items 50p. 50% of proceeds to benefice funds.

 

Barrowden:

Sunday 12th September 11 am. non Eucharist Café style  Harvest service.

Harvest lunch following service from 12.15 pm. [names should already be in to Kay Bagshaw]

On Tuesday 14 September there will be a meeting for stewards and potential stewards at 4 pm in church.

 

South Luffenham:

Sunday 12th September service in church at 9.30am

Sunday 26th September Harvest Festival at 11am – children will be most welcome.

Harvest Lunch at 12.30pm on 26th Sep in the Village Hall – tickets £10 from sally@saltlane.com

 

 

Meditation.

This weekend our hearts and minds turn towards the celebration of harvest.  It is not difficult to do in this benefice as the farmers are still working late into the night to beat the declining weather. In a city parish, it is much more challenging to get into the mind of those who produce our food.

 

But am I right in thinking that there is an assumption about harvest, that ‘all will be safely gathered in’, as the hymn states? I feel that there is an arrogance within us, that all will be done as normal on our behalf. The media pundits and the prophets are casting doubt upon the reliability of harvest – not just in this benefice but around the world – because of climate change.

 

Some minds and many more hopes are looking towards Glasgow and the COP26 climate conference which begins in November. Will the world leaders be able to agree on global limitations on noxious gas emissions before it is too late?

I am heartened to realize that COP26 stands for the 26th annual “Conference of the Parties”. Now that realization has rather shaken me.  I am not a placard-waving firebrand nor a clinically emasculated politician but I am a member of the human Party and a concerned Christian member of that Party. So I have a voice and a prayer to contribute. My voice is for the welfare of my children and grandchildren who will suffer far more than me if we cannot rapidly re-order our lives. And my prayer finds echoes in the first line of this morning’s psalm, “O Lord our governor, how glorious is your name in all the world.” (Psalm 8). The psalm goes on to proclaim that the creator’s work is majestic in spite of the puny nature of human kind.  Our stewardship is not so good. We could do better. 

 

But what will we do? Justin Welby has cut down on travel, on red meat and an official car. Whatever we do will be small but sacrificial …and inconvenient….but it all adds up.

 

 

 

 

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021

BENEFICE SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Sunday Services for Trinity 15

HARVEST FESTIVAL

 

9.30 am South Luffenham Church                               Morning Worship  (AR)

11.00am  Barrowden Church                                        Cafe style Harvest Festival

followed by Harvest Lunch in Church.

11.00 Zoom Service                                                            Ann Robinson From home

Readings:

Prov. 1. 20 – 33     James 3. 1 – 12  Mark 8. 27 – end

 

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