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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

The Diocese of Ely, The Church of England

  

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Fourth Sunday before Advent

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.

Sunday services in the Three Rivers group

November 4 – Fourth before Advent

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist & All Souls Service at 4pm

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 11am Eucharist

All Souls’ Services - November 4 at 4pm at Isleham

A time to remember those whom we love but no longer see. These services include scripture, prayers, hymns, the reading out of names and opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of loved ones. Please add the names you wish to be remembered on a sheet at the back of the church.

  • Fordham, Sunday October 28 at 6.30pm

  • Chippenham, Friday November 2 at 7.30pm

  • Isleham, Sunday November 4 at 4pm

Remembrance Services - November 11 
centenary of the end of the First World War

There will be an 8.30am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist at Fordham.
Snailwell November11  at 10.45am 
Service starts from inside church 
Isleham November 11 at 10.45am
Service starts at Isleham war memorial 
Fordham November 11 at 10.45am
Service starts at Fordham war memorial

Report of Training Day ‘Caring for God’s Earth’
at Michaelhouse, 10 October 2018

Thanks to Bridget Newns-Copper. Click to download PDF (280Kb)

Midweek Communion and Coffee

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

Pioneer Partner Review

The diocese is reviewing the Pioneer Partner scheme, evaluating where it has been successful. David and Mel will be feeding in to this process but the diocese is keen that other Churchgoers voices should be heard. If you could write or few words or talk to Mel or David to pass on comments that would be appreciated.

Open Mission Shaped Ministry Course

Mel is now heading into the second and final year of her placement with us. There is an opportunity to join Mel on a 'Mission Shaped Ministry' course for anybody who is interested in finding out more about Fresh Expressions, mission and how to engage more with people currently outside of the church. 

Sessions will run on the first Thursday of each month, 9:30 - 1pm in Bishop Woodford House, Ely, starting on October 4. Please contact Mel if you are interested in attending.

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on October 29

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

The Way of Life Study Courses - two new courses at Isleham
Evening - next on November 5 at 7.30-9pm

We are going to be running the diocesan study course “The Way of Life” over the next few years. The hope is that everyone who worships regularly with us will complete it at some point. 

Monday evenings  7.30pm-9.pm starting on Monday October 8 for 6 weeks.
This version is for those who enjoy engaging with words and study.

So, we know what materials to have on hand please can you let us know if you want to attend. 

There is a lot of information about the Way of Life study course on the Ely diocese web site:

http://www.elydiocese.org/way-of-life

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. 

If you are interested and would like to know more about the Day Centre please contact Judith Wood. Tel: 01638 720328.

All Souls’ Services - November 4 at 4pm at Isleham

A time to remember those whom we love but no longer see. These services include scripture, prayers, hymns, the reading out of names and opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of loved ones. Please add the names you wish to be remembered on a sheet at the back of the church.

  • Fordham, Sunday October 28 at 6.30pm

  • Chippenham, Friday November 2 at 7.30pm

  • Isleham, Sunday November 4 at 4pm

Mums + - next on Friday November 9

October 12 from  9.15am – 10.30 at La Hogue cafe
Contact: Laura Cox-Watson 724839

Messy Church - next on November 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.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Reports for download

The ACPM held on Tuesday April 24 at Fordham School. A speaker from the Diocesan Stewardship Department made a presnetaion at the start of the meeting.

Reports (in PDF format) from the Group and the parishes can be downloaded from the links below:

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.

Mid-week services 

Monday  9am Morning Prayer at Kennet.
We meet at 7 The Close, Kennett.
Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Isleham at St Andrew's Social Centre.
10.15am Collective Worship at Fordham School.
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. 

November 4 – Fourth before Advent

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist & All Souls Service at 4pm

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 11am Eucharist

All Souls’ Services - November 4 at 4pm at Isleham

A time to remember those whom we love but no longer see. These services include scripture, prayers, hymns, the reading out of names and opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of loved ones. Please add the names you wish to be remembered on a sheet at the back of the church.

  • Fordham, Sunday October 28 at 6.30pm

  • Chippenham, Friday November 2 at 7.30pm

  • Isleham, Sunday November 4 at 4pm

Remembrance Services - Sunday  November 11 
centenary of the end of the First World War

There will be an 8.30am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist at Fordham.
Snailwell November11  at 10.45am 
Service starts from inside church 
Isleham November 11 at 10.45am
Service starts at Isleham war memorial 
Fordham November 11 at 10.45am
Service starts at Fordham war memorial

Mothers Union Eucharist - Monday November 12 at 10.30am

Monday November 12 at 10.30am at Fordham Church. Everybody welcome. 

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.

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Sunday November 4 at St Andrew's Isleham -
Fourth Sunday before Advent

9.30am Parish Eucharist

Collect 

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord

A reading from the Wisdom of Solomon

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,
and their departure was thought to be a disaster, and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. For though in the sight of others they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself; like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt-offering he accepted them. In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble. They will govern nations and rule over peoples,
and the Lord will reign over them for ever. Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones,
and he watches over his elect.

Psalm 24

1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; 
2 for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. 
3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? 
4 Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. 
5 They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of their salvation. 
6 Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

A reading from the book of Revelation 

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘See, the home of God is among mortals.

He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.’ And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (John 11.32-44)

When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.’ When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. 

He said, ‘Where have you laid him?’ They said to him, ‘Lord, come and see.’ Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, ‘See how he loved him!’ But some of them said, ‘Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?’ 

Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, ‘Take away the stone.’ 

Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, ‘Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead for four days.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’ 

So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upwards and said, ‘Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.’ When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ 

The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go.’

Post Communion Prayer 

God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things:
may we who have shared at this table as strangers and pilgrims here on earth be welcomed with all your saints to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


 
Hymns 

728 When morning gilds the skies
325 It is a thing most wonderful
161 For all the saints
148 Father we adore you
288 I cannot tell.

Duty rotas 

Sunday November 4 - Fourth before Advent
9.30am Eucharist and Children's Church
4pm All Souls service - remembering those we love but no longer see
Reader -Lorraine Fairhead Sidesmen -  Anegla Wells & Stuart Haggett
Prayers - Ruth Ogden Communion Assistant - Nick Carver
Coffee - Mark Liversidge
 
Sunday November 11 - Armistice Day - 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1
10.45am Commemoration and wreath laying at he War Memorial 
11am Service of Remembrance
Reader - Pauline Wilkes Sidesmen - Angela Wells & Stuart Haggett
Prayers Communion Assistant -  
Coffee Joy and Stuart Haggett
 
Sunday November 18 - Second before Advent
9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship
Reader Sidesmen -Liz Haynes & Suzi Cowan
Prayers - Communion Assistant - Suzi Cowan
Coffee - Lorraine Fairhead

 

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota July to December 2018

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

Note:. On Fridays, campanologists ring the changes and . return key to holder.

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

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

 


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