30th April 2017

Easter 3

Collect:  Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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

8.00am Holy Communion (said) : Burwell

Readings:  1st Acts 2:14a,36-41 (p.116 pew Bible New Testament)

Gospel Luke 24:13-35 (p.86 pew Bible New Testament)

               Reader: Avril Plume

10.30am All Age Service: Burwell

                Theme: Godparents’ Sunday

A very warm welcome to godparents & godchildren!

  6.00pm Eve of Fair Songs of Praise : Reach

This Week:

Daily Prayer at 9am & 6pm most days, apart from Monday, and Thurs 8am IN REACH; Sat 9am & 4pm at CentrePeace

Mon  7.30pm Bellringing Practice

Wed  9.00am Prayer Meeting in Chancel

           10.00am Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)

       11.00am Holy Communion at Ash Grove

Thu 10.00am Little Bears (St Mary’s), coffee from 9.30am

Fri     9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

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

        7.00pm Choir Practice   

        7.45pm Youth Café in Guildhall        

Next Sunday   7 May    Easter 4

  8.00am Holy Communion (said) : Burwell

10.00am All Age Service with Baptism : 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 peaceful resolution of the rising tension with North Korea. 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).

- we give thanks for godparents and godchildren, and pray for supportive relationships, journeying together in faith.

- 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 families & friends of Kathleen Hughes, Joan Leadbeter and those remembering anniversaries of death at this time.


* 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.

* 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.

* Mother’s Union – changes to programme.

10 May Prayer Walk – meet at the windmill at 7.30pm followed by drink at 5 Bells.

14 June Family Lawyer at Jennie’s, 20 Parsonage Lane with wine and nibbles.

*  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 attendance of emergency vehicles and dropping off people with mobility problems. If possible, please also avoid parking under the horse chestnut tree.

*  Please let the Churchwardens know if you SWAP on the various ROTAS to save panic when the listed people do not turn up on Sunday morning.

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

* Thank you to Bella, Sally, Ulrike & Stephen for providing coffee/refreshments today.  *  Burwell Coffee Rota for 7/5 Pat Chalmers & Kate Reed.

PASTORAL CARE: Please email Eleanor or call the Vicarage, 741262 with messages about pastoral news, needs & concerns, & requests for prayer, & one of the Pastoral Team will respond as soon as possible. For non-urgent matters it may take up to 1-2 days.

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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