|St Andrew's Church, Isleham|
Epiphany Carols at St Andrew's Isleham on January 21 at 4pm
No morning service.
Healing Eucharist - next on Sunday January 21
Healing Eucharist is on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.
Thought for the week
Today’s reading with the water turning into wine is one of the most popular miracle stories. One thing to notice is that the wine is the very best that it can be. Something we should bear in mind when giving and in the care of the life of church, giving of our very best.
The Church of England commissioned some research which found that baptism families were much more likely to join the worshipping life of a church if they met with people other than the clergy.
It would be good if we had some people who were willing to engage with baptism families. It would involve meeting with the family during the booking process and perhaps going to see them afterwards.
It would be good to have a small team from each church. If you are interested, please talk to one of the ministry team. Full training and ongoing support will be offered.
We have a couple of potential confirmation candidates around at the moment, if anyone else was interested now would be a good time to come forward.
We hope to run several different courses during Lent. Possibilities are Bible Study, Lent Course, Quiet Prayer, Mindfulness, film nights, reading a book together. If you, and better still a group of friends have an idea we are willing to explore it. If you are interested in any or all of these please let one of the ministry team know.
An opportunity to spend a weekend deepening your faith with other Christians, starting the evening of Thursday 5th April until the afternoon of Sunday 8th April. www.elycursillo.co.uk
There are a few things around which it might be good for our churches to be involved with. During Advent David is happy to set aside some time to talk to anyone who would like to take a more active part in prayer, reading the bible, working with young people, thinking about church growth, visiting baptism families, thinking about our faith, and many other things. Please contact David if this is something God might be nudging you towards.
Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!
Mel Takac - Pioneer Partner
On November 21 we welcomed Mel Takac as our new “Pioneer Partner”.
Mel is coming to work full time across the group as part of her exploration of what God is calling her to do. Mel will be with us for between 12-21 months. Please do make her feel welcome.
Three Rivers Mothers' Union - next on Monday January 22
Our first MU meeting of the year is a Craft, Coffee and Chat meeting at the home of Eileen Page, 2 Parkside, Chippenham on Monday January 22 at 10am – noon.
Wednesday February 14 at Isleham Social Centre. Speaker - Rev’d David Cleugh.
All welcome at any of our meetings or events.
Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on January 24
Fordham Day Centre is a lunch club for older people and meets on the 1st and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
We meet at Withers’ Place community room for company, chat and food. Coffee and tea are provided on arrival, then lunch and a cup of tea before you leave.
We have a “mobility” taxi available, if needed, for transport to and from the meetings. The Day Centre is run by volunteers (not carers) who cook and look after the members.
If you are interested and would like to know more about the Day Centre please contact Judith Wood. Tel: 01638 720328.
The Thursday Prayer Group - next on January 25
We now meet on a weekly basis to pray together about current affairs and needs for approximately one hour, and would welcome any who would like to join us, whether you wish to pray aloud or in your heart.
Note: On January 25 we shall meet at 1 West Street, Isleham (opposite the Coop).
Grave Talk - next Saturday February 3
Grave Talk is a café space where people can talk about death, dying and planning our own funeral services.
This project, launched through the Church of England is taking place in Fordham church on the first Saturday of the month (except August), from 10am – 11.30 ish. Good coffee and cake provided. All welcome.
Contact Carol Taylor for more details.
Mums+ - next on Friday February 9
Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome. For more details contact Laura Cox-Watson 01638 724839.
Upcoming dates -
Messy Church - next on Sunday February 11
For families - Crafts, story/song session and a simple meal at Fordham church from 3.30-5.30pm on the second Sunday of the month.
If you know anyone
who would like to take part, or you would like to help in any way please do
speak to one of the Ministry Team.
Ash Wednesday - February 14
8.15am BCP Fordham
Major Festivals: Easter, Christmas Day 8am Holy Communion BCP at Fordham.
Home Communions where requested.
All three schools attend church at Harvest, Christmas and Easter and at other times as they ask.
Sunday Services in The Three Rivers Group
Healing Eucharist will always be on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.
Children and Holy
All five PCC’s have now agreed that our church family younger children (aged 7 and above) may be admitted to Holy Communion after appropriate instruction.
Muriel Hood and Ruth Ogden have agreed to instruct our young people. If there are young people in your family who would like to receive communion, then please do speak with Mike.
4pm Epiphany Carols
There is no morning service at St Andrew's on this Sunday.
Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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
Almighty Father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world: may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.
Hymns - TBA
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Last updated January 20, 2018