16th April 2017

Easter Sunday

Collect: Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity. Amen.

Readings: 1st: Acts 10:34-43 (p126 Pew Bible NT) 

Gospel: John 20:1-18 (p32 New Bible New Testament) 

  6.00am Churches Together Sunrise Service

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

                 Reader:  Pat Chalmers

10.00am All Age Communion:  Burwell

             Theme: He is Risen

 Reader: John Evans        Intercessions:  Paula Spalding

Hymns:   MP 357, 1105, 1072, 689  

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.

This Week:   Daily Prayer at 9am & 6pm most days, apart from Thurs 8am IN REACH; Sat 9am & 4pm at CentrePeace.

Wed  9.00am  Prayer Meeting in Chancel

         10.30am Holy Communion @ Ness Ct–all welcome

Fri      9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

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

                      (743556) or Jackie (07759 015698)

Next Sunday   23rd April Easter 2

  8.00am Holy Communion (said) : Burwell

10.00am Holy Communion: Burwell



- at Eastertide we pray for all Christians throughout the world joining to celebrate the resurrection, as Eastern and Western churches celebrate on the same day. We remember especially those who face daily the threat of danger for being Christians. We pray for our sisters and brothers in the Coptic Church in Egypt, mourning the loss of loved ones in the Palm Sunday bombings.

- for peace and stability in our troubled and broken world, praying especially for Syria following the recent reports of use of chemical weapons and escalation in air strikes by the US. For other places where there is ongoing conflict, and where tension seems to be rising: North Korea, 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 terror attacks in Westminster and Stockholm, for the families of those who lost their lives, for all those injured and traumatised, that all may find the comfort, strength and support that they need.

- for 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 this parish: for those living in Ashgrove, Bolton Close, Low Road, Parsonage Close, Poplars Close, Roman Close, The Leys, Tunbridge Close (Burwell), Chapel Lane (Reach).

- for those in our community receiving home communion on a monthly basis, “we being many are one body because we all partake of the one bread.”

- 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.

-  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, Barbara Mercer, Louise Smith, Charlie Thompson, Mike Quick, Evelyn Payne, Joan and Hugh Leadbeter.

-  For the bereaved including the friends and families of Renee Haslam, Audrey King and those remembering anniversaries of death at this time._________________                                                     


* Easter to Ascension day prayer leaflets available today, and also copies of the Church Annual Report.

* There are 3 spaces on the PCC. The nomination book is available at the back of church. Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be 7.30pm on Weds 26th April. You need to have been on the electoral roll for 6 months.

* Junior/All Stars/Pathfinders The next Meeting will be next Sun. 23rd April during the 10am service.

* London Marathon 23rd April - at back of church are sponsorship forms for Alice Leadbeter & Stephen Baker, and details of how to give online.

* If you are interested in preparing for confirmation at Ely Cathedral on 4th June, or for younger children, to prepare to receive communion please speak to Eleanor asap.

* Please let the Churchwardens know if you SWAP on the various ROTAS.

* A reminder to please leave PARKING on the church drive for people with mobility difficulties.  Parking must be on the right-hand side, leaving space at the entrance to the church for turning and dropping off.

* When writing CHEQUES to the church, please make them payable to BURWELL PCC. 

*  Pew sheet notices, preferably by email, Val Badcock (valbadcock@btinternet.com;  14 Spring Close; 744042,) by Thurs a.m.

* Thank you to Susann, Pat & Jackie for providing refreshments today.   *  Coffee rota for 23/4 Sarah Wingate, John Evans, Jennie Mansell

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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