Weekly News Sheet

3rd Sunday after Trinity                                 Year C                                                3rd July 2022

Sunday 3rd July 2022

St. Mary’s 8 a.m. Holy Communion 

St. Mary’s - 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship  

St. Bart’s - 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Holy Cross – 11 a.m.  Morning Worship

Tuesday 5th July 12 noon Parish Holy Communion in St. Bartholomew’s

Tuesday 5th July 3.30 p.m.  Messy Church in Reculver School

Friday 8h July - Benefice Prayers – 9.15 – 10am @ Holy Cross

Sunday 10th July  2022

St. Mary’s - 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion  

St. Bart’s - 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship

Holy Cross – 11 a.m.  Holy Communion 

Friday 15th  July- Benefice Prayers – 9.15 – 10am @ Holy Cross



COLLECT God our saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

1st Reading:  2 Kings 5.1–14 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favour with his master, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy.  Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife.  She said to her mistress, ‘If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.’  So Naaman went in and told his lord just what the girl from the land of Israel had said.  And the king of Aram said, ‘Go then, and I will send along a letter to the king of Israel.’ He went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten sets of garments.  He brought the letter to the king of Israel, which read, ‘When this letter reaches you, know that I have sent to you my servant Naaman, that you ma y cure him of his leprosy.’  When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, ‘Am I God, to give death or life, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.’  But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, ‘Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.’  So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house.  Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, ‘Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.’  But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, ‘I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy!  Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?’ He turned and went away in a rage.  But his servants approached and said to him, ‘Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, “Wash, and be clean”?’  So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean.

2nd Reading: Galatians 6.(1–6), 7–16

[ My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted.  Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.  For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves.  All must test their own work; then that work, rather than their neighbour’s work, will become a cause for pride.  For all must carry their own loads.  Those who are taught the word must share in all good things with their teacher. ]  Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow.  If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit.  So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time if we do not give up.  So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.  See what large letters I make when I am writing in my own hand!  It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised – only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.  Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh.  May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything!  As for those who will follow this rule – peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

GOSPEL.  Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20 Hear the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke; ALL SAY:  Glory to you O Lord. The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.  He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.  Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.  Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road.  Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!”  And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.  Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house.  Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”  But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, “Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.”  Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.’  The seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!’  He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.  See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.  Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord ALL SAY:  Praise to you O Christ. 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER. O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend: show us your glory as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

 PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNWELL: Richard,  April and Ella  A, Margaret P, James B, Valerie H, Lindsey P, Aileen B,  Ray J, Graeme A, Anita B, Paul M, Rosina H, Clare, Aaron W, Abbie N,  Gordon & Marita W, Sheila M, Annie and Alisdair W, Jeanette R , Kim H, Joy N, Alexandra, Linda M, Lee B, Anthony H, Neil Thornton, Marian B, Ann M, Andrew P, Brian, Joan S, baby Logan Lay, Julie and Richard, Don, Sarah, Liz,   Patsy M, Mike E, Beverley, Simon S, Matilda R, John C, , Kevin J, Hilda , Jean H,  Mary H , Del, Sandy Rogers, Geoff B and Jennifer( Jill Bell’s sister) and baby Willow Brewster, Ron, Floss, Paul A, Tara,  Ros and Babette .


Creator God, may every breath we take be for your glory, may every footstep show you as our way, that, trusting in your presence in this world, we may, beyond this life, still be with you where you are alive
and reign for ever and ever.  Amen

Spirit of grace, You long to gather us beneath your wings of peace; Draw us into deeper unity, And nurture in us your gifts For the work of justice and reconciliation. Amen


Food  BANK ;

Are you writing your shopping list? Remember to pop a tin or two into our donation bin! 🥫Community donations help us feed hundreds of people every month.  It has been a busy week and we are short of the following if you are able to support us. Pasta sauce, Tinned pasta , Tinned meat in sauce , Slicing meat, Hotdogs , Meatballs , Tinned soup,  Tinned fruit , Tinned dessert , Fruit juice , Long life milk.

If you’re too busy having fun in the sun, we accept donations on our website 🥰 https://buff.ly/3r9NK1m

Or donate on our website or via text  £1 – text FOOD1 to 70201 £3 – text FOOD1 to 70331 £5 – text FOOD1 to 70970 £10 – text FOOD1 to 70191

* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see buff.ly/30OjuN0.

 If you’re shopping online these days, why not set up a small one off or regular donation on our website?  https://buff.ly/3r9NK1m

Donations can be taken to Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Co-op in Herne Bay or Riverside Church, Chestfield.  if you would like to support our Raise The Rent campaign click here: https://gofund.me/e9c2b16d

Food Bank Giving Sunday – the 4th Sunday of each month.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.




The very popular Games Sessions will take place in St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall at 10.30 am. on the following Thursday:-

14th July 2022.

Do come and join us and play your favourite game of Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Rummikub, Dominoes or Yahtzee.   Price is £7.00 per person which includes a two course lunch with tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Contact:  Val on 01227-363255 or Pam on 01227-368529.


News:  As from Monday 9th May 2022 St. Mary’s will be open Monday to Saturday for private prayer from 9 a.m. to Dusk.





IT’S NEARLY SUMMER and that means.....Summer Fair time!!  St. Bart’s Summer Fair is on Saturday 16th July, if you can help in any way by donating raffle prizes, tombola prizes etc. or helping on the day, please speak to June. Telephone 01227 367385 if you’re not lucky enough to see me in church or elsewhere. Many thanks in advance.


The Ukraine Support Hub at St. Bart’s Church in King Edward Avenue is still accepting donations. From this week we will be open

Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon to accept donations.

You are also welcome to drop in for a coffee and browse through our large range of items including adult’s and children’s clothes, soft toys, toiletries- donate whatever you can afford. All proceeds to Ukraine.  Our work is far from done – we are here to support host families and their Ukrainian guests so please let us know how we can help. 



A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice, We pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the

laying down of weapons.  We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of Comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, That you hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.  Amen.


Committee Members needed for Beltinge Day Nursery URGENTLY

Do you feel able to support our local Day Nursery which meets in the grounds of Reculver School. They desperately need some committee members to join them from the community so that they can continue. Janet mbhcbeneficeoffice@gmail.com or Rev Sue revsuemartin@btinternet.com have the information about this. Please do consider this very good cause, which would be a great contact in the community.


We are hoping to set up a weekly meal on a Thursday Evening 5pm to 7pm at St. Bartholomew's Church Hall. The idea is that this would be for the lonely, homeless, those in poverty, Ukranian families anyone who would love a hot meal. This is the idea of Emma Wright and we are looking for willing people to step up and come along and help Emma on a rota basis. Emma is hoping to start in September so we would need to sort out DBS checks and Safeguarding, if you could give some time to help we are holding a meeting at The Vicarage on Wednesday 6th July at 7pm. Please do let Rev Sue know if you can make it     01227 360948 or revsuemartin@btinternet.com



Final APCM meetings for the Benefice Parishes of St. Mary’s , St. Bart’s and Holy Cross will be as follows:










SUNDAY 31ST JULY 2022 AT 11.30 A.M.


( There will be an 8 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s but no other services at St. Mary’s or St. Bart’s).