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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

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Trinity 13

The Monday  Prayer Group - starts again on September 16

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

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.

Messy Church, Junior Church & Godly Play Commissioning

Friends, you have been called to serve as leaders and helpers. You will be playing an important role in bringing the message of God’s love in Christ Jesus to the children of the Three Rivers Group of Parishes during this Academic Year.

Are you willing, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to share the story of our faith with imagination and love and creativity and joy, prayerfully sowing seeds of God’s love and truth and hope? ...
We are willing

Will you, the members of the church, support and pray for our Messy Church, Junior Church & Godly Play leaders and helpers and pray for all the children attending?...
We will

You are now commissioned as leaders and helpers for this Academic Year. We pray that all you do in thought and word and deed will reflect the light and love of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen


Macmillan Coffee Mornings - September 26 and 28

We will be hosting these on Thursday September 26 from 10-noon at Kentford & Kennett Village Hall and Saturday September 28 from 10-noon at Snailwell Church.

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.

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 11am 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

September 15 - Trinity 13

  • 9.30am Isleham – Family Eucharist all-age worship

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service

  • 11am Fordham – Family Service

  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Kenett - Pet Service (Messy Church format) all welcome

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist

September 22 - Trinity 14

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Ely Cathedral - Pet service

Baptisms

Funerals

Wedding

Paul Payne and Lydia Jugg on Saturday September 21 at Fordham

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, All are welcome to join him.

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on September 16

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

Tuesday mornings - opportunity to meet:

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

Mums+ - next on September 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 September 20, at Scotsdales Fordham

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson on 01638-724839

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday September 25

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.

Macmillan Coffee Mornings - September 26 and 28

We will be hosting these on Thursday September 26 from 10-noon at Kentford & Kennett Village Hall and Saturday September 28 from 10-noon at Snailwell Church.

Messy Church - next on October 13 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.

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 September 15 - Trinity 13

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 - Family Eucharist all-age worship at St Andrew's Isleham
3.30pm -  Pet service at Kennett all welcome (Messy Church format)

Elsewhere in the Three Rivers group:

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service

  • 11am Fordham – Family Service

  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist

  • 2.30pm Kennett - Pet Service (Messy Church format) all welcome

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist

Hymns

537 O worship the Lord...
634 The King of love...
880 Praise my soul...

Collect 

Almighty God, you search us and know us: may we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness, now and in all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A reading from the book of the Exodus (32.7-14)

The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshipped it and sacrificed to it, and said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” ’ The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation.’

But Moses implored the Lord his God, and said, ‘O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, “It was with evil intent that he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth”? 
Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, “I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it for ever.” ’ And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.

Psalm 51.1-11

1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgement.
5 Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.
6 You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice. 
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.

A reading from the first letter to Timothy (1.12-17)

I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Luke (15.1-10)

Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’

So he told them this parable: ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.” Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.

‘Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, saying, “Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.” Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’

Post Communion Prayer

God our creator, you feed your children with the true manna, the living bread from heaven:
let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage until we come to that place where hunger and thirst are no more; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Duty rotas 

Sunday September 15 - Trinity 13
9.30am - Family Eucharist all-age worship at St Andrew's Isleham
3.30pm Pet Service at Kennett all welcome (Messy Church format)
6.30pm - Healing Eucharist at Fordham
Set up: Nick Carver Count money: Stuart Haggett & Nick Carver
Reader: ... Sidesmen: Joy & Stuart Haggett
Prayers:  ... Chalice: Nick Carver & Debbie Fletcher
Coffee: Angela Wells
 
Sunday September 22 - Trinity 14
9.30am - Faimly Eucharist all-age worship at St Andrew's Isleham
2pm - Pet service at Ely Cathedral
Set up: Joy Haggett  Count money: Rob Savage & Mary Wightman
Reader: Debbie Fletcher Sidesmen: Angela Wells & John Fletcher
Prayers: Joy Haggett Chalice: Anna & Gill Savage
Coffee: Debbie Fletcher

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota June to December 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 Julia Mark
Jun 14-21  Aug 5-12  Aug 12-19  Aug 19-26
Aug 26-Sep 2
Stuart
Seo 2-9
Stuart
Sep 9-16
Stuart 
Sep 16-23  Sep 23-30  Sep 30-Oct 7  Oct 7-14  Oct 14-21  Oct 21-28 Oct 28-Nov 4
Nov 4-11  Nov 11-18
Julia 
Nov 18-25  Nov 25-Dec2  Dec 2-9 Dec 9-16  Dec 16-23 Dec 23-30

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

Key Contacts:

Alan Ashley -14 St Andrews Close - 780742. 

Julia Brunning - 3 Little London - 780945

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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