6th May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018 - 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

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

  Readings: 1st Acts 10:44-48 (p126 Pew Bible New Test.)                         

                                Reader: Pam Craig

              Gospel: John 15:9-17 (p.106 Pew Bible New Test.)           

10.00am All Age Service (see separate sheet): Burwell

                Godparents’ Sunday

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.

6.00pm Eve of Reach Fair Songs of Praise: Reach

This Week: Thy Kingdom Come begins

Daily Prayer will be at 9am & 6pm most days, apart from Thurs 8.15am IN REACH; Sat 9am & 4pm at CentrePeace

Mon               Reach Fair

        7.30pm Bellringing Practice

        7.30pm Prayer & Bible Study (610162 for venue)

Wed 9.00am Prayer Meeting in Chancel

           10.00am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s

    7.30pm MU in Guildhall: Local Projects-Maureen Haigh

Thurs  Ascension Day: beginning Thy Kingdom Come

        3.30pm Play and Pray until 5pm

    7.30pm Discipleship Course in Church until 9.30pm

Fri    9.30am Refresh Café at St. Mary’s

       10-12pm Knit & Natter @ Ness Court

          7.00pm Choir Practice   

Next Sunday  13th May – Easter 7

  8.00am Holy Communion (said): Reach

10.00am  United Service at Trinity Church for Christian

                Aid Week : Trinity Church

  7.00pm  “Sunday@7” Informal Worship: St Mary’s  Other churches in our deanery invited to this service


-  we give thanks for all those who journey with us as we follow Christ, especially godparents, with godchildren. We give thanks for help and encouragement, for joy and laughter, for tears and comfort. We pray that we may able to share the love of Christ with each other as godparents, godchildren, and as members of the family of God across the world.

- as we witness an increase in communication and discourse between North and South Korea we ask that these steps of diplomacy are successful and result in a safer and more tolerant world.

- for all world leaders to work towards peace, love and   co-operation between all people. For the trouble-torn areas of our planet, that those who strive for peace with justice may never lose heart and may draw strength from the Lord’s words, “Peace be with you”.

- for the Windrush generation: that they receive justice and are treated with the dignity that they deserve.

-  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), Ditchfield (Reach).

-  for those in special need: Danny Pickard, James Hickish, Vera Lawrance, Freddie Claydon, Eleanor (Ella) Lee, Jennifer Harrison, Elisabeth Everitt, Mike Quick, Norma Ellingford, Barrie Bushell, Charlie Thompson, Sarah Chaney, David Leah, Peter Denny, Edna Simpkins, Sarah Thacker, Myrna Leech.   

-  For the bereaved including the friends and family of

Sylvia Potts, Eric Brown, Stacey Fallowfield, Helene Douglas, and those remembering anniversaries of death at this time.


* Congratulations to Bob & Edna Simpkins on the birth of their Great Great Granddaughter “Armani”.

* Thy Kingdom Come Prayer leaflets available today. There will be a Prayer Discovery Trail around the church from Thursday, which is available for anyone to use. Please do come to any of the prayer times as advertised.

* Junior Church will meet during the 10am service on Sunday 20th and 27th May.

* Reach Fayre, tomorrow.  Volunteers needed for the Cream Teas and CentrePeace book stall. Please sign list at back of Church if you are able to help.

* All welcome at Burwell Community Choir concert at Mandeville Hall on Sat 12th May 7.30pm, featuring music from the stage and screen, in aid of garden furniture for the Print Centre. Several members of St Mary’s will be singing. Tickets £5 available from members of the choir, the Post Office and Tina’s.

* St. Mary’s Church Fete 9th June.  Lots of volunteers required!!  We will need people to assist with setting up, stalls, preparing & serving cream teas, and packing up afterwards.  See list to sign at the back of Church today.

* Ordination of Paula and Chris, 1st July Ely Cathedral. Ken Hurrell is willing to organise a coach to the service for those who would like to attend. Cost likely to be about £5 per person. More details later. To sign up please sign sheet at back of church.

* Pew sheet Notices to Val Badcock, by Thursday a.m. (valbadcock@btinternet.com).                                                                                           

* Burwell Coffee Rota for 20/5 Mary Hammond, Hazel Williams, Christine Fleming. * Thank you to Dawn, Angela & Jackie 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

(Day off Tuesday – if you have an urgent enquiry please contact one of the churchwardens or Pat Chalmers)

Frances Leadon (LLM): 741770  CentrePeace 07542828801

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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