|St Andrew's Church, Isleham|
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.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
A time to pray together in each of the three churches in Isleham. Starting at St Andrew's Isleham at 10am, The Ark at 10.30am and Pound Lane 11am finishing with drinks at 11.30am.
The Rambling Curate in and around Snailwell, Sunday February 2
The Rambling Curate will be out and about around Snailwell on Sunday February 2. Walking companions welcome as always.
Meet at St Peter's Church Snailwell for a 2.15pm start, suitably dressed for the weather (including shoes!).
Contact Rev’d Anna if you need a lift, 07751 032166.
Sunday Services in the Three Rivers Group
January 19 - Epiphany 2
January 26 - Epiphany 3
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Pilgrim: A course for the Christian journey - The Lord's Prayer
To be held over six weeks in two venues:
Please contact the ministry team for more details.
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
Bridget has decided to resign from her lead role at Isleham on the Eco-Church. She has taken up a new position with Cambridge Christian Climate Action. She would like to thank all the people who have given so much help and joined in with events. If anyone is interested in taking on this role please let us know.
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 January 20
The prayer group meets at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham.
Tuesday mornings - an opportunity to meet, all welcome:
Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday January 22
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.
Mums+ - next on February 14
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 - Meet at Scotsdales in Fordham at the Sunflower Café 9.15-10.45am
Dementia Friendly Village - Fordham
Fordham is working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Village.
Laura Cox-Watson has agreed to be our Dementia Friends Champion. and Has atteneded some training in Cambridge. and has held two sessions to share with the community what she has learned and discuss how Fordham can move forward with this. Laura is also very keen to gain insight from families who have direct experience of living with Dementia.
If anyone would like to contact Laura direct then please do so on either
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.
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?
Sunday January 19 - Epiphany 2
service at St Andrew's
Elsewhere in the Three Rivers Group:
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.
Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
A reading from the Book of Isaiah (49.1–7)
Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’ But I said,
1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians (1.1–9)
Then Peter began to speak to them:
The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day.
Post Communion Prayer
God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life:
St Andrew's Isleham - Church Key Rota for January to August 2020
Please do not feel locked into this rota, but do arrange your own swaps and indicate on lists in church and the social centre.
Please inform Stuart and Rob Savage of any swaps/changes.
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 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
Ruth Ogden -35 Waterside -780646
Rob Savage -38 Sun Sreet - 780218
Second key holder:
Ian Powys. 5 Church Lane - 780519
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Last updated January 18, 2020