28th May 2017

Sunday after Ascension Day

Collect: O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer: Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


1st: Acts 1:6-14 (p.114 Pew Bible New Testament)                                    

Gospel: John 17: 1-11 (p.108 Pew Bible New Testament)                                                    

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

                 Reader: David Watson

10.00am Holy Communion: Burwell

              Theme: Waiting for the Spirit

Reader: Brenda Bellward, Intercessions: Angela Bellis

Hymns: A&M 87, MP1000, A&M 262, 141

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; or if you prefer write a prayer request & place in box in prayer area in the Lady Chapel.

4.00pm Messy Church: Burwell               

This Week: Thy Kingdom Come Daily Prayer will be at 9am & 6pm most days, apart from Thursday 8.15am IN REACH; Saturday 9am and 4pm at CentrePeace

Wed     9.00am Prayer Meeting in Chancel

            10.00am Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)

          2.30pm Messy Café at St. Mary’s till 4.30pm

Fri     9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

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

                      (743556) or Jackie (07759 015698)

          NO Choir Practice            

 Next Sunday 4th June - Pentecost

10.00am All Age Communion: Burwell



- we give thanks & pray for our link diocese of Kigali in Rwanda, on this Kigali Sunday for our sisters & brothers in Christ.

- 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 that before long all may be able to live in peace and security.

- for the forthcoming general election in June & the negotiations towards Brexit, that in this time of uncertainty all concerned may work together in peace, harmony and understanding for the good of all people, regardless of their nationality and economic status.

-  for all affected by the bombing in Manchester this week: the bereaved, the injured, for hospital workers, emergency personnel and for our security services.

- for our Coptic sisters & brothers in Egypt following this week’s attack on a bus and the loss of many lives.

- for all students taking exams: GCSE, A level, IB, university and college exams, that they may be enabled to face this important time calmly and confidently, and work to the best of their ability. For teachers, teaching assistants, school admin staff & other support staff at this busy time of year, especially those in our congregation.

- for Yasmin Revell and Emily Hopper preparing for confirmation in Ely Cathedral on 4th June.

-  for this parish: for those living in Barkways, Bloomsfield, Copperfield Way, Cornfields, Newmarket Road, St. Mary’s View, Summerfield Close, Isaacson Road, Cedar Gardens (Burwell), The Hythe (Reach).

-  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.

-  For the bereaved including the families & friends of Audrey Faircliffe, Joan & Hugh Leadbeter, Elizabeth Bain & those remembering anniversaries of death at this time.           


* Congratulations to Dawn & Ken on becoming Great Grandparents to Oliver Samuel last Monday (7lbs 9ozs.). Mother (Beth), Father (Chris) and Oliver all doing well.

* Thy Kingdom Come global prayer initiative 25 May – 4 June. Please join in! Prayer trail around church, daily prayer leaflets and other resources. Join with the prayer times in church, at home, or wherever you are.

* Junior Church/All Stars/Pathfinders will meet during the 10am Service Sunday 11th & 25th June.

* For the fete on June 10th we need to borrow gazebos and also paste boards or similar to put across pews for craft displays. Also need donations of cakes, toys, plants etc for the stalls.  Please speak to Sarah or Pat if you can help. Can be collected. Toiletries and items for jewellery stall to Jennie M, Pat L or Ann Briggs please.

* Mothers Union - 28 June Mystery Tour and Tea please let Susan (741791) know if you will be coming so lifts can be organised.

* Coffee Rota for 4/6 Myrna Leech, April Jewkes, Jackie Morgan.  * Thank you to Avril, Christine, Susan for providing coffee/refreshments today.

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

(Day off Tuesday – if you have an urgent enquiry please contact one of the churchwardens or Pat Chalmers)

Frances Leadon (LLM): 741770  CentrePeace: 743539

An Induction Loop is provided for the benefit of hearing aid users . To use please switch your hearing aid to ‘T’

Church Web site:  http://www.stmarysburwell.org.uk

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