21st May 2017

Easter 6

Collect: God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; 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:   Acts 17:22-31 (p.134  Pew Bible New Testament) 

Gospel: John 14:15-21 (p.105 Pew Bible New Testament) 

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

                Reader:  Terry Chalmers

10.00am Holy Communion:  Burwell

        Reader:  Hilary Sage    Hymns:  All on screen

(MP14, MP1, Cornerstone, MP 673)  

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.

This Week: 

Daily Prayer will be at 9am & 6pm most days, and Sat. 9am & 4pm at CentrePeace. See Thy Kingdom Come leaflet for more details.

Mon   7.30pm Bellringing Practice

       7.30pm Prayer & Bible Study,15 Pound Cl. (610162)

Tues 10am-12.30pm Visitors from Burwell House in Church

          2.30pm-5.00pm Visitors from Burwell House in Church

Wed  9.00am  Prayer Meeting in Chancel

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

         12.00pm Lunchbreak Café till 2.00pm

         2.00pm MU in St. Mary’s – How well do you know your church?

           8.00pm PCC in Guildhall

Thurs 7.00am Ascension Day Service, St. Mary’s.

Fri      9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

        10-12pm Knit & Natter @ Ness Court.

      2.00pm Wedding of Francesca Rolph & Henry Drake

          7.00pm Choir Practice 

          7.45pm Youth Café in Guildhall

Sat 3.30pm Wedding of Aarron Singleton & Cayleigh Eiloart

Next Sunday: 28th May Sunday after Ascension Day

  8.00am Holy Communion (said) : Burwell

10.00am Holy Communion: Burwell

  4.00pm Messy Church: Burwell___________________


-  for Francesca  & Henry to be married here next Friday;  Aarron & Cayleigh to be married here next Saturday; for God’s blessing in all that they share together.

- 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 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 and other support staff at this busy time of year, especially thinking of those in our congregation.

- for Jo Mitchell applying to be a licensed lay minister and going to a selection panel on Sat 27th May.

-  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 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, Barbara Mercer.

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

-  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, David Leah.

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


* Congratulations to Elizabeth Ogilvie on her 18th birthday!

* Tanya Briggs and Belinda Revell would like to thank everyone who supported and sponsored them for the Moon Walk on 13th May.

* Thy Kingdom Come global prayer initiative begins on Ascension Day, 25 May. Leaflet with timetable of events and daily prayer leaflets available at back of church. If anyone can help Eleanor with breakfast after the 7am service on 25th please let her know today.

* Junior Church/All Stars/Pathfinders will meet during the 10am Service next week Sunday 28th May and 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.

* MU - Sorry for the confusion but the date in last week’s Pew Sheet was wrong. It should have read - 24 May in St Mary’s How well do you know your church? Pat Chalmers

28 June Mystery Tour and Tea please let Susan 741791 know if you will be coming so lifts can be organised.

* Thank you to Dawn, Angela & Mary for providing refreshments today.   *  Coffee rota for 28/4 Avril Plume, Christine Fleming, Susan Baker.

PASTORAL CARE: Please email Eleanor or call the Vicarage, 741262 with pastoral news, needs & concerns.

If you require a lift to church contact Ken Hurrell 743118

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

Frances Leadon (LLM): 741770

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

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stmarysburwell

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