23rd April 2017

Easter 2

Collect:  Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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 2:14a, 22-32 (p115 Pew Bible New Testament)                                    

Gospel: John 20:19-31 (p112 Pew Bible New Testament)                                                   

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

                 Reader: Jean Watson

10.00am Holy Communion: Burwell

              Theme: My Lord and My God

              Reader: Janine Stewart

              Intercessions: Brenda Bellward

              Hymns: A&M 82, 545, A&M 83, 501

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

Mon  7.30pm Bellringing Practice

         7.30pm Prayer & Bible Study 15 Pound Cl. 610162  

Wed    9.00am Prayer Meeting in Chancel

            10.00am Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)

        12.00pm Lunchbreak Café at St. Mary’s ‘till 2pm

          2.00pm MU – in Guildhall (see notice)

          7.00pm APCM in the Guildhall

Fri     9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

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

                      (743556) or Jackie (07759 015698)

          7.00pm Choir Practice            

 Next Sunday  30th April - Easter 3

   8.00am Holy Communion (said): Burwell

            9.45am onwards - Refreshments served

10.30am All Age Service for Godparents’ Sunday: Burwell

  6.00pm Eve of Reach Fair Songs of Praise: Reach



- 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 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 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 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, Hugh Leadbeter.

-  For the bereaved including the friends and families of Joan Leadbeter and those remembering anniversaries of death at this time.                                              


* It’s not too late to sponsor Alice Leadbeter and Stephen Baker for the London marathon TODAY!

*  We say Farewell today to Clive Jewell who is moving away from Burwell.

* Congratulations to Judie Dyke who celebrates her 80th birthday on Tuesday.

* 26 April Mothers’ Union 2pm in Guildhall. People of Inspiration. Think about Christians (male or female) who you think have demonstrated their faith through their actions and come prepared to talk (briefly) about them.

* 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.

* 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 sign list at the back of church if you can help with serving teas at Reach Fair, Bank Holiday Monday May 1st.  * If you’d like to exhibit your pictures in Burwell Festival Art Exhibition, which will be in church from 10th – 13th June, please pick up a registration form at the back of church. Deadline to register is early May .

* Coffee Rota for 30/4 Kate Reed, Ulrike & Stephen Walton.   * Thank you to Sarah, Jennie, John 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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