4th June 2017


Collect:-  God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

10.00am All Age Communion for Pentecost

             Theme: Come Holy Spirit

Readings: 1st : Acts 2:1-21 (p115 pew Bible New Test.)

                            Reader: Hilary Sage

                 Gospel: John 20:19-23 (p112 pew Bible NT)

Hymns: A&M 93, 156, 233, 10,000 Reasons, May the Peace of God (on 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.

7.00pm Ely Cathedral - Pentecost Praise  Confirmation Service

This Week:

Daily Prayer will be at 9am & 6pm most days, apart from Thursday 8.15am IN REACH; Saturday 9am & 4pm at CentrePeace

Mon 7.30pm Bellringing Practice

        7.30pm Prayer & Bible Study (610162 for venue)

Wed 10.00am Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)

        11.00am Holy Communion @ Ash Grove

Fri    9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

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

                      (743556) or Jackie (07759 015698)

       12.00pm Funeral of Sue McLees at St. Mary’s

         7.00pm Choir Practice   

Sat 2.00pm CHURCH FETE & Festival in Church

Next Sunday  11/6  Trinity Sunday

  8.00am Holy Communion (said): Reach

10.00am  Holy Communion : Burwell

  7.00pm  “Sunday@7” Informal Worship: Burwell______


- 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 all affected by the huge bomb in Kabul this week and by the bombing in Manchester; the bereaved, the injured, for hospital workers, emergency personnel and security services.

- for the general election this week, for those standing for office, for the voters, for those who are elected, for our country, 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 our Coptic sisters & brothers in Egypt following the  recent attack on the bus and loss of many lives.

- for all students taking exams: GCSE, A level, university & college, 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 God’s blessing on Janine & Ryan King celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary today, and giving thanks for new arrival, Darcey-Rose.

- for Yasmin Revell and Emily Hopper being confirmed in Ely Cathedral this evening.

-  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 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 friends and family of

Susan McLees, Joan & Hugh Leadbeter, Elizabeth Bain  & those remembering anniversaries of death at this time



* New prayer leaflets available today, and Thy Kingdom Come prayer trail will be up until end of Mon. 5th June.

* 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.

* Does anyone have a pressure fit stairgate which they no longer need? Please speak to Eleanor. Thanks!

Isabella Swann (and family) are walking 9km on Sun. 11 June in aid of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help fund research into type 1 diabetes following the recent diagnosis of one of her school friends. Her sponsorship form is at the back of church and we would be very grateful for any support.

*  Pew sheet Notices to Val Badcock (14 Spring Close, 744042, valbadcock@btinternet.com) by Thursday a.m.

 *  Burwell Coffee Rota for  11/6 Janice Fearn, Jenny & Simon Rogers.  * Thank you to Myrna, April, Jackie for providing 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) 

 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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