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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

The Diocese of Ely, The Church of England

  

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Foodbank

Please don't forget to bring your contributions to church or the local Co-op shops. Your contributions are still very much needed and really valued. 

There is also always a need for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on - and pet food.

Intercessions Book

We have new books in each of the churches for people to write down prayer requests. Please write the name of the person who you would like us to pray for and your initials.

July Sermon Series - on the theme of Biblical Women

At Group Council we decided to have a themed sermon series during July on Biblical Women. 

There will be a variety of sermons preached on Priscilla, Mothering Moses, The Canaanite Woman, Tamar, Ruth, Mary Magdalene and Hannah. 

All sermons will be available on www.threeriversgroup.co.uk

We plan to do further sermon series in the future, if you'd like to suggest a theme please let us know.

Ordination of our New Curate - June 30 at Ely Cathedral 

Our new curate Anna Jones was ordained Deacon on Sunday June 30 at Ely Cathedral. 

Welcoming our New Curate - June 30 at St Andrew's Isleham 

To welcome Anna to our parishes we held a Welcome Choral Evensong Sunday June 30 at St Andrew's Isleham church; and after the service tea and cake in the Social Centre garden.

St Andrew's Isleham Gift Day - Saturday July 20

The church will be manned all day to receive gifts.

Godly Play - 4th Sunday of the month at Fordham

Carol Taylor is going to start offering Godly Play sessions on the 4th Sunday of the month at the 11am0 Eucharist at Fordham. Children from 3 upwards welcome. The children will rejoin us to receive communion or a blessing. www.godlyplay.uk

Services in the Three Rivers Group

July 14 - Trinity 4 

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist 

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist 11am Fordham – Eucharist 

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist 

  • 3.30pm Fordham – Messy Church 

July 21 - Trinity 5

  • 9.30am Isleham – Family Eucharist

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service

  • 11am Fordham – Family Service

  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Kennett – Family Service

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist

Evening Prayer - 5pm on Mondays at Isleham and Tuesdays at Fordham

David will be praying on Mondays at 5pm at Isleham and on Tuesdays at 5pm at Fordham (though not this week due to clergy holidays), All are welcome to join him.

Baptisms

  • Sunday  July 7 (Snailwell) Ruby Laura James

Memorial Services

  • Friday July 12 at 2pm (Snailwell) Robin Hood

  • Wednesday July 17 at 11.30am (Fordham) Monica Nelson

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on July 8

The prayer group meets at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham. 

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe in the undercroft 
    From 9am onwards. Refreshments and play area for children.

  • St Andrew's Isleham Coffee morning at The Social Centre
    Tea, coffee, cake and bacon rolls, from 9am-12noon. 

Messy Church - next on July 15 at Fordham at 3.30pm

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.

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson on 01638-724839.

Mums+ - next on July 20

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 -

  • 9.15am July 20, at Scotsdales Fordham

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday July 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.

Vicarage Afternoon Tea - July 28

Hannah and David will again host their annual Vicarage Afternoon Tea on Sunday July 28 from 2-5pm. Everyone welcome, if you can bring an outside chair with you that would be helpful.

Mid-week services 

Monday  9am Morning Prayer at Kennet.
We meet at 7 The Close, Kennett.
5pm Evening Prayer at Isleham.
Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Isleham at St Andrew's Social Centre.
10.15am Collective Worship at Fordham School.
5pm Evening Prayer at Fordham.
Wednesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Chippenham.
7pm Compline at Snailwell.
Thursday 8.30am Holy Communion at Fordham.
9am Collective Worship at Isleham School.
10.15am Collective Worship at Kennett School.
Friday 8.15am Morning Prayer at 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.

Please do ask others to join us all for worship either on Sundays or during the week.

Sunday Services in The Three Rivers Group

Chippenham

 

1st Sunday 11am Family Service.
2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays  11am Sung Eucharist.
4th Sunday 6.30pm Evensong.

Fordham

1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 11am Sung Eucharist.
3rd Sunday 11am Family Service.
1st Sunday 6.30pm Eveninsong..
3rd Sunday Healing Eucharist at 6.30pm.

Isleham

1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 9.30am Holy Communion.
3rd Sunday 9.30am Family Eucharist.

Kennett We now have a monthly service on the third Sunday of the month at 3.30pm.
Snailwell

1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sunday 9:30am Holy Communion.
2nd Sunday 9.30am Family Service.

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 Communion

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.

Is God calling you to something?

There are a few things around which it might be good for our churches to be involved with. If anyone 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, then please contact David if this is something God might be nudging you towards.

Midweek Communion and Coffee

We’re thinking of starting a midweek 10am communion service followed by coffee/tea. Is anyone interested?

July Sermon Series - on the theme of Biblical Women

At Group Council we decided to have a themed sermon series during July on Biblical Women. 

There will be a variety of sermons preached on Priscilla, Mothering Moses, The Canaanite Woman, Tamar, Ruth, Mary Magdalene and Hannah. 

We plan to do further sermon series in the future, if you'd like to suggest a theme please let us know.

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Sunday July 14 - Trinity 4

Intercessions books

We have new books in each of the churches for people to write down prayer requests. Please write the name of the person who you would like us to pray for and your initials.

9.30am - Parish Eucharist CW at St Andrew's Isleham

Elsewhere in the Three Rivers group:

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist 11am Fordham – Eucharist 

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist 

  • 3.30pm Fordham – Messy Church 

Hymns

86 Christ’s is the World...
22 All people...
188 Give us the wings of ...
612 Tell out my soul...

Collect 

Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our wayward world: draw us into harmony with your will, that we may find all things restored in him, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

A reading from Genesis

It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and settled near a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; he married her and went in to her. She conceived and bore a son; and he named him Er. Again she conceived and bore a son whom she named Onan. Yet again she bore a son, and she named him Shelah. She was in Chezib when she bore him. Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn; her name was Tamar. But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death. Then Judah said to Onan, ‘Go in to your brother’s wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her; raise up offspring for your brother.’ But since Onan knew that the offspring would not be his, he spilled his semen on the ground whenever he went in to his brother’s wife, so that he would not give offspring to his brother. What he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also. Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, ‘Remain a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up’—for he feared that he too would die, like his brothers. So Tamar went to live in her father’s house.

In course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died; when Judah’s time of mourning was over, he went up to Timnah to his sheep-shearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. When Tamar was told, ‘Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep’, she put off her widow’s garments, put on a veil, wrapped herself up, and sat down at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. She saw that Shelah was grown up, yet she had not been given to him in marriage. When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a prostitute, for she had covered her face. He went over to her at the roadside, and said, ‘Come, let me come in to you’, for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. She said, ‘What will you give me, that you may come in to me?’ He answered, ‘I will send you a kid from the flock.’ And she said, ‘Only if you give me a pledge, until you send it.’ He said, ‘What pledge shall I give you?’ She replied, ‘Your signet and your cord, and the staff that is in your hand.’ So he gave them to her, and went in to her, and she conceived by him. Then she got up and went away, and taking off her veil she put on the garments of her widowhood.

When Judah sent the kid by his friend the Adullamite, to recover the pledge from the woman, he could not find her. He asked the townspeople, ‘Where is the temple prostitute who was at Enaim by the wayside?’ But they said, ‘No prostitute has been here.’ So he returned to Judah, and said, ‘I have not found her; moreover, the townspeople said, “No prostitute has been here.” ’ Judah replied, ‘Let her keep the things as her own, otherwise we will be laughed at; you see, I sent this kid, and you could not find her.’
About three months later Judah was told, ‘Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the whore; moreover she is pregnant as a result of whoredom.’ And Judah said, ‘Bring her out, and let her be burned.’ As she was being brought out, she sent word to her father-in-law, ‘It was the owner of these who made me pregnant.’ And she said, ‘Take note, please, whose these are, the signet and the cord and the staff.’ Then Judah acknowledged them and said, ‘She is more in the right than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.’ And he did not lie with her again. 

Psalm 61

1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. 
2 From the end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; 
3 for you are my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
4 Let me abide in your tent for ever,
find refuge under the shelter of your wings.
5 For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. 
6 Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations! 
7 May he be enthroned for ever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him! 
8 So I will always sing praises to your name, as I pay my vows day after day.

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Matthew

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.
And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.

Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God, comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken, you have fed us at the table of life and hope: teach us the ways of gentleness and peace, that all the world may acknowledge the kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Duty rotas 

Sunday July 14 - Trinity 4
9.30am - Parish Eucharist CW at St Andrew's Isleham
3.30pm - Messy Church at Fordham
Set up:  Kathy Carver & Tricia Harrison Count money:  Kathy & Christine
Reader - Lorraine Fairchild Sidesmen - Angela Wells and John F.
Prayers - Pauline Wilkes Chalice: Lorraine F & Rob Savage
Coffee - Mark Liversidge
  
Sunday July 21 - Trinity 5
9.30am - Family Eucharist all-age worship at St Andrew's Isleham
6.30pm - Healing Eucharist at Fordham
Set up:  Joy Haggett & Mary Holmes Count money: Pauline & Shirley 
Reader Sidesmen -Liz & Sue
Prayers - Chalice: Nettie May & Sheila Taylor
Coffee - Joy & Stuart Haggett

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota Jan to July 2019

Rota only for first half of 2019 as we have lost one team member- so we should try to recruit a replacement.

Please do not feel locked into this rota, but do arrange your own swaps and indicate on lists in church and the social centre..

Note:. On Fridays, the bell ringers will lock the church and return key to you.

On Sunday evenings please check that relevant bin is ready for collection on pavement.

Any problems or concerns, please contact Stuart, as above.

Alan Stuart Mary Andrew Sean Richard Mark
Jan 1-7  Jan 7-14  Jan 14-21  Jan 21-28  Jan 28-Feb 4  Feb4-11  Feb 11-18
Feb 18-25  Feb 25- Mar 4  Mar 4-11  Mar11-18  Mar18-25  Mar 25-Ap 1  April 1-8
Apr 8-15  Apr 15-22  Apr 22-29  Apr 29-May 6  May 6-13  May 13-20  May 20-27
Ma27-Ju 3  June 3-10  June 10-17  June 17-24  June 24-Ju11 July 1-8  July 8-15

Please inform Stuart and Rob Savage of any swaps/changes.

Key Contacts:

Alan Ashley -14 St Andrews Close - 780742. 

Sean Edwards -1 Robins Close - 780241

Mark Fletcher - The Granary- 2B Waterside - 780550 

Stuart Haggett –3 Church Lane - 781737

Richard May - 4 Elwoods Close - 780249 

Andrew Stephens -41 The Causeway- 780229  Andrew (mobile) 07709872831 

Mary Wightman -3 Sun Street - 781022

Emergency lockers:

Ruth Ogden -35 Waterside -780646

Rob Savage -38 Sun Sreet - 780218

Second key holder:

Ian Powys. 5 Church Lane - 780519

 


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