18th June 2017

Trinity 1

Collect: O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


1st: Genesis 18:1-15 (p14 Pew Bible Old Testament) 

Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8 (p9 Pew Bible New Testament) 

  8.00am Holy Communion (said, p.207): Burwell

                 Reader: Jean Watson  

10.00am All Age Communion:  Burwell

             Theme: Father Abraham

 Reader:  Rob Proctor       Intercessions:  Janine Stewart

Hymns: MP 7, 951, 988, Will you come and follow - screen.  

Share-a-Prayer: if you would like someone to pray with you there will be an opportunity for a brief prayer after receiving communion, at the sides of the chancel..

  3.00pm  Carers’ Service : Burwell  Part of National Carers Week celebrations all welcome.

This Week: 

Daily Prayer at 9am & 6pm most days, apart from Thurs 8.15am IN REACH; Sat 9am & 4pm at CentrePeace

Mon   7.30pm Bellringing Practice

          7.30pm Prayer & Bible Study (610162 for venue)

Tues 4.30pm Funeral Diana Goodchild (West Suffolk Crem.)

Wed  10.30am Holy Communion @ Ness Ct–all welcome.

          7.30pm House group at 14 Spring Close

Thu  2.30-5.15pm Visitors from Burwell Hse to St. Mary’s

Fri      9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

        10-12pm Knit & Natter @ Ness Court contact Kathy

          7.00pm Choir Practice 

Next Sunday 25th June - Trinity 2

  8.00am Holy Communion (said) : Burwell

10.00am Holy Communion: Burwell

  4.00pm Messy Church : Burwell



- on Father’s Day, we give thanks for fathers, and for those who have cared for us as fathers.

- for the injured, the bereaved, those who are still awaiting news, and all affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire this week.

- for peace and stability in our troubled and broken world, praying for places where there is ongoing conflict, and for those who have the power to influence the lives of many. We pray for Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan. For those fleeing their homes and taking risky journeys to seek refuge, that they may find food, shelter and safe places to live, and all may be able to live in peace and security.

- for all affected by the terrorist attack in London, the bombing in Manchester, the bombing in Kabul & recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt: for the bereaved, the injured, for hospital workers, emergency personnel and security services.

- for the newly elected government in UK, and for other political leaders, that in this time of uncertainty, with the negotiations towards Brexit, all concerned may work together in peace, harmony and understanding for the common good of all people, especially the poor & vulnerable, regardless of nationality and economic status.

- for all students taking exams. For teachers, teaching assistants, school admin staff & other support staff at this busy time of year, especially those in our congregation.

-  for this parish: for those living in Abbey Close, Hall Lane, Meadowlands, Park Road, Parsonage Lane, Pound Close, Priory Close, Spring Close, The Paddocks (Burwell), Great Lane (Reach).

- for those in our community receiving home communion on a monthly basis

- for those who are unable to meet with us, who are now in residential care, including Hazel Heathershaw, Pam Westley, Anita Chilvers, Lysbeth Grant, Phyl Sanford, Barbara Mercer.

-  for those in special need: Tracey Fradd, Danny Pickard, James Hickish, Vera Lawrance, Freddie Claydon, Margaret Morley, Eleanor (Ella) Lee, Jennifer Harrison, Neil Fleming, Jackie Cross, Elisabeth Everitt, Norma Ellingford, Barrie Bushell, Charlie Thompson, Mike Quick, Hugh Buxton.

-  For the bereaved including the family and friends of  Sue McLees, Diana Goodchild, and those remembering anniversaries of death at this time.


* The final total for the fete was £2,340, which will be divided between Christian Aid Refugee Fund, Ely Foodbank and church funds. Thank you to everyone who helped or contributed.

* Junior Church/All Stars/Pathfinders will meet during the 10am Service on Sunday 25th June.

* Mission and Ministry team meeting will be on Weds 28th June, when Peter Wood, Diocesan Director of Mission will be coming to help us move forward with the diocesan strategy process. Anyone welcome to come.

* Tickets for the Ely Consort Concert on July 1st at 7pm are on sale in CentrePeace, Post Office and Tina’s or at the back of church today. The second half will be held outside (weather permitting) so bring your own picnic.

*  MU Garden Party in Bishop’s Garden on 23rd June 6-8.30pm. Strawberries, fizz, live music & raffle. Friends & family welcome. No charge but donations welcome. Minibus from Burwell. Phone Susan 741791 if you would like to join us.

* Thank you to Sue E, Sue R & Tom for providing refreshments today.   *  Coffee rota for 25/6 Suzann Hall, Hazel Williams, Anne Perkins.

PASTORAL CARE: Please email Eleanor or call the Vicarage, 741262 with messages about pastoral news, needs & concerns, & requests for prayer.

If you require a lift to church contact Ken Hurrell 743118

Revd Dr Eleanor Williams:741262; vicar@stmarysburwell.org.uk

Frances Leadon (LLM) 741770  CentrePeace 07542 828801

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