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United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

February 16th Second Sunday before Lent

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

3.00pm Music and Cake (Co)

 

 

February 19th   

10.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

 

February 23rd Sunday next before Lent

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

 

 

Collect

Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation
and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

Intercessions

Lord of creation:

let your kingdom come!

 

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Dornakal and for Churches Together, St. Bartholomew’s, Coaley.

 

Post Communion

God our creator, by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church: may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the glory of the

Saviour’s cross and enjoy the delights of

eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

First Reading – Genesis 1.1 – 2.3

 

1In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.   3Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.   5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.   6And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’   7So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome.   And it was so. 8God called the dome Sky.   And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

9And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’   And it was so.   10God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas.   And God saw that it was good.   11Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so.   12The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it.   And God saw that it was good.   13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.   14And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’   And it was so.   16God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, 18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

20And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’   21So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind.   And God saw that it was good.   22God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’   23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.   24And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’   And it was so.   25God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.   26Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’   27So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.   28God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’   29God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.   30And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’   And it was so.   31God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.   And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.   2Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude.   2And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done.   3So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

 

 

Gospel Reading – Matthew 6 v25-34

 

26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.   Are you not of more value than they?   27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?   28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.   30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?   31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’   32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.   33But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.   Today’s trouble is enough for today

February 16th – 3.00pm – Music and Cake in Coaley Church (Co)

 

February 21st – 6.30pm – Beetle Drive and Fish n Chip Supper in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

February 26th – 10.00am – Ash Wednesday Service in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

February 27th – 12.30pm – Lent Soup Lunch in Lower Cam Church (LC)

 

March 4th – 12.30pm – Lent Lunch in Coaley Village Hall (Co)

 

March 4th – 2.00pm – Lent Course at Whiteway, Hamshill, Coaley (Co)

 

March 6th – 2.30pm - World Day of Prayer at St Dominic's Church. Special theme Zimbabwe Speaker Revd Phil. Brownlow

 

"Please sign up for the one of the Lent Courses on Christian Basics. There is a list in either of the churches in bold. See advance calendar for first dates and venues.  This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions you never dared to ask!"

 

Churches Together   

Wednesday 19th Feb 1.00pm – 3.00pm  Family orientated event.  Theme; the Use, Abuse and Recycling of Plastic.. Games, crafts and video.

Venue-  the Tabernacle URC Church.

Organised by the Dursley Climate Action Group.

 

Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547

or susangreatorex@btinternet.com

 

Revd. Peter can be contacted on 07795206590 or ptfewings@gmail.com