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A member of the Three Rivers Group of parishes 
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.

Sunday services in the Three Rivers group

January 20 – Epiphany 3
No morning service at Isleham

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service 
  • 11am Fordham – Family Service 
  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist
  • 3.30pm Kennett – Family Service 
  • 4pm Isleham – Epiphany Carols
  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist 

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on January 14

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. 

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

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday January 23

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.

Open Mission Shaped Ministry Course - next on February 7

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, led by Rev. Jonnie Parkin, starting on October 4. Please contact Mel if you are interested in attending.

Messy Church - next on February 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.

Mums+ - next on February 15

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 February 15, at Scotsdales Fordham

  • 9.15am March 15, at Scotsdales Fordham

  • 9.15am April  26, at Scotsdales Fordham

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson on 01638-724839.

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?

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. 

January 20 – Epiphany 3
No morning service at Isleham

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service 
  • 11am Fordham – Family Service 
  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist
  • 3.30pm Kennett – Family Service 
  • 4pm Isleham – Epiphany Carols
  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist 

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on January 14

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

Messy Church - next on February 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.

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 January 13 - Epiphany 2

9.30am - Eucharist

Collect 

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ's sake. 

A reading from the prophet Isaiah 

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’, and to the south, ‘Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.’

Psalm 29 

1 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendour. 
3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters. 
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. 
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon. 
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox. 
7 The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire. 
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 
9 The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare; and in his temple all say, ‘Glory!’ 
10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king for ever. 
11 May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!


A reading of the Acts of the Apostles 

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
For the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 
(Luke 3.15 – 17, 21 - 22)

As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’ Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’

Post Communion Prayer 

Loving Father, we thank you for feeding us at the supper of your Son: sustain us with your Spirit,
that we may serve you here on earth until our joy is complete in heaven, and we share in the eternal banquet with Jesus Christ our Lord.


Hymns

200 God is here...
30 Amazing Grace...
555 Praise to the Lord....
595 Spirit of the Living God...
652 The Spirit lives to set us free...

Duty rotas 

Sunday January 20 - Epiphany 3
No morning service
4pm Epiphany Carols
Reader Sidesmen -  
Prayers Communion Assistant -  
Coffee
 
Sunday January 27 - Epiphany 4
9.30am - Eucharist
Reader Sidesmen -  
Prayers Communion Assistant -  
Coffee

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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