7th May 2017

Easter 4

Collect: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

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

Readings: 1st: Acts 2:42-47 (p.116 Pew Bible NT)                         

                                Reader: Kim Todd

         Gospel: John 10:1-10 (p.100 Pew Bible NT)           

10.00am All Age Service : Burwell

Today we welcome in baptism David Kay.  We hold this child, his parents, family and godparents in our prayers.

Hymns: MP 30, 1008, 402, 315

 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 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,15 Pound Cl. (610162)

Wed 9.00am Prayer Meeting in Chancel

           10.00am Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)

         7.30pm MU Prayer walk, meet at Windmill followed by drink at 5 Bells.

Fri    9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

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

                      (743556) or Jackie (07759 015698)

          7.00pm Choir Practice   

Next Sunday  14th May – Easter 5

  8.00am Holy Communion (said): Reach

10.00am Christian Aid Week Service : Burwell

  7.00pm  “Sunday@7” Informal Worship: Burwell



-  for David, baptised this morning, for his nurture in the Christian faith as he grows up supported by his parents, godparents, sponsors & the Church, that he may come to know the Lord Jesus as his friend and Saviour.

- 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 Barkways, Bloomsfield, Copperfield Way, Cornfields, Newmarket Road, St. Mary’s View, Summerfield Close, Isaacson Road, Cedar Gardens (Burwell), The Hythe (Reach).

- for all students taking exams: SATS, 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 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, David Leah.

-  For the bereaved, including the families & friends of Kathleen Hughes, Joan Leadbeter, Audrey Faircliffe, and those remembering anniversaries of death at this time.


* Copies are available at the back of church of a Pastoral Letter from the Archbishops about the General Election.

* Congratulations to Eleanor Taylor (nee Lunn) on the birth of “Lucy Winifred” on 28th April.  She weighed 8lb 5oz. Baby and Mum are both doing well & Grandparents Elaine & David are delighted!

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

* MU – changes to programme.  10 May Prayer Walk – see diary. 14 June Family Lawyer at Jennie’s, 20 Parsonage Lane with wine and nibbles.

* Junior Church/All Stars/Pathfinders will meet during the 10am Service Sun. 14 May, and Sun. 28th May.

* 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.

* ‘Walk in her shoes’ - from May 8 - 14 Mary Torrens is ‘walking 10,000 steps a day for a week to help women and girls out of poverty’ (with Care International). Please consider sponsoring her - forms at back of church

* My daughters, Tanya and Belinda are taking part in the Moon Walk Sat 13 May, raising money for breast cancer. Moonwalk covers the route of the London Marathon 26miles & is walked at night. If anyone feels they can sponsor them, form at back of church. Thanks.Ann Briggs

* When writing cheques, please make them payable to ‘Burwell PCC’. Thankyou.

*  Burwell Coffee Rota for 14/5 Anne Perkins, Judie Dyke & Lucie Mordue.  * Thank you to Pat & Kate 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

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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