|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 a call for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on.
Snailwell Flower Festival of Hymn-themed Floral displays - May 26-27
There will be a Flower Festival in the church at Snailwell on May 26 and Sunday May The Hymn-themed floral arrangements will be on display from 10.30am–6pm and refreshments will be available. The festival ends with Songs of Praise on Sunday at 4pm.
Pioneering in the Group with Mel
We are very fortunate to have Mel working with us as a group. It would be good to establish a small team around her that were interested in helping the church reach out beyond our walls. If you are interested please talk to one of the ministry team.
Midweek Communion and Coffee
We’re thinking of starting a midweek 10am communion service followed by coffee/tea. Is anyone interested?
Confirmations at Ely Cathedral on Sunday May 20
Thanks to all who joined us s for the Pentecost Praise service and the confirmations of Stefanie Reginold from Fordham and Cara Guest from Isleham at Ely Cathedral.
Way of Life Study Course - continues on Wednesday May 30
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.
The first course will run on Wednesday 1.30pm from the May 9 for 6 weeks meeting in the undercroft at Fordham church. Each session will last about an hour.
The second course will meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm from July 11 for 6 weeks.
There is a lot of information about the Way of Life study course on the Ely diocese web site:
Green Christian Day Conference - Saturday June 2 11am - 4.30pm
Green Christian Day Conference will be held on Saturday June 2 from 11am - 4.30pm at St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, CB1 2BD. An opportunity to explore green issues together with other Christians.
For more information see their website www.greenchristian.org.uk
The Monday (was Thursday) Prayer Group - next on June 4
The prayer group which formerly met on Thursdays is now meeting at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer.
We shall not be meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 28.
Safeguarding Training - Saturday June 9
Open to anyone who is interested, C1 compulsory for Churchwardens and C" compulsory for those who lead activities in the church.
Training to take place at Fordham School
on Saturday June 9 from 9.30am - 1.30pm
Messy Church - next on Sunday June 10
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 Friday June 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 -
Intercessions Training - Saturday June 16
Rearranged after the cancellation last time. Saturday 16th June 16 from 10-11am Fordham Undercroft. An opportunity for new and old intercessors to meet, share resources and learn from each other, fortified by tea and cake.
Healing Eucharist - next on Sunday June 17 at Fordham
Healing Eucharist is on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.
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.
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.
Sunday May 20-Pentecost
Sunday May 27–Trinity Sunday
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.
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.’ The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’ Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: ‘Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.’ Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’
So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
1 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love: hold us firm in this faith, that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory, who are three Persons yet one God, now and for ever.
St Andrew's church, Isleham & MediaVets 2002-18
Last updated May 26, 2018