Weekly News Sheet

 

United Benefice of Reculver: St. Mary the Virgin Reculver,

St. Bartholomew Herne Bay and

Holy Cross Hoath

  

8th   Sunday after Trinity                                              Year B                                            25th  July 2021

THIS IS THE FORTH SUNDAY WHICH IS FOOD BANK SUNDAY.

Sunday 25th July 2021

St. Mary’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

St. Bartholomew’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship

6.30 p.m.  Evening Praise

Holy Cross 11 a.m. Holy Communion

Friday 30th July  2021

9.15 a.m.  to 10 a.m. Benefice prayers at Holy Cross

Sunday 1st August 2021

St. Mary’s 8 a.m. Holy Communion

9.30 a.m. Morning Worship

St. Bartholomew’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Holy Cross 11 a.m. Morning Worship

Friday 6th August  2021

9.15 a.m.  to 10 a.m. Benefice prayers at Holy Cross

Saturday 7th August   1.30 p.m.  Wedding

CHURCH IS OPEN !!!!!!!!!

All three churches are now open and there are spaces socially distances.  Please do come and join us.  St.Mary’s and Holy Cross each have  30 places and St. Bart’s has 56 places.

 LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.

COLLECT;  Merciful God, whose holy Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, was obedient to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ and followed him even to death: help us, forsaking the false attractions of the world, to  be ready at all times to answer your call without delay; 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 forever.

1st  Reading:  Jeremiah 45: 1-5 . The word that the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Baruch son of Neriah, when he wrote these words in a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of King Jehoiakim, son of Josiah of Judah: Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel to you, O Baruch:  You said “Woe is me! The Lord has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest”. Thus, you shall say to him, “Thus says the Lord: I am going to break down what I have built, and pluck up what I have planted – that is, the whole land.  And you, do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for I am going to bring disaster upon all flesh, says t he Lord; bit I will give you your life as a prize of war in every place to which you may go”.

2nd Reading : Acts 11.27-12.2  At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius. The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea; this they did, sending it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul. About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword.

 

 

GOSPEL: Mark 20. 20-28. Hear the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark: ALL SAY: Glory to you O Lord.   Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She said to him, ‘Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ But Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?’* They said to him, ‘We are able.’ He said to them, ‘You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.’  When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’ This is the Gospel of the Lord. ALL SAY:  Praise to you O Christ.

POST COMMUNION: Almighty God, who on the day of Pentecost sent your Holy Spirit to the Apostles with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame, filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel: by the power of the same Spirit strengthen us to witness to your truth and to draw everyone to the fire of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Lord God, the source of truth and love, keep us faithful to the apostles teaching and fellowship, united in prayer and the breaking of bread, and one in joy and simplicity of heart, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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,  Jo B, Gordon & Marita W, Sheila M, Annie and Alisdair W, Jeanette R , Kim H, Joy N, Maggie Axten, 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 and Margaret , Sarah, Liz,   Patsy M, Mike E, Dennis P, Beverley, Simon S, Matilda R, John C, , Kevin J, Tommy and Vicki, Emily, Hilda , Jean H, Edith Martin, Mary H , Stephen , Del, Sandy Rogers, Geoff B and Jennifer( Jill Bell’s sister) and baby Willow Brewster and Ron and Floss and Paul A .

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OUR BENEFICE PRAYER.

Dear God, please help us to come together to pray, work, socialise and thus strengthen our fellowship.

To be open hearted and generous and to find more ways to reach out to our communities.

To be more relevant to young people and families in our communities. To have a heart for evangelism and sharing the gospel, which changes lives. We pray for the refurbishing of St Bart’s which would enable community events to happen, especially for the elderly and the disadvantaged. We pray for the hopeful reordering of St. Mary’s which would enable community events to be held in church.  Lord, we thank you that you are an amazing God who blesses us mightily. Amen.

 

Give us today, O God, a glad heart and a clear conscience, that when we come to this day’s end
we may rest in peace with Christ our Lord. Amen.


 

Food BANK ; 

This week Canterbury Food Bank has requested: - TOILET ROLLS URGENTLY NEEDED, jam, biscuits, Long Life Whole Milk, Instant Mash, Laundry Detergent, and shower Gel. We still need EMPTY egg boxes if you have any please!

 You can also donate financially by texting FOOD1 to 70970 to give £5, or visit buff.ly/3s58G9X *

Donations can be taken to Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Co-op in Herne Bay or Riverside Church, Chestfield.  You can text FOOD1 to 70970 to donate £5. Or 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.

 

Subject: Community Art Group - Fridays 2pm - 4pm - weekly on Zoom for six months

Hi everyone,

Here's tomorrow's Zoom link to join the art group - see below. Art group is freestyle not themed, so discuss how you want the group to run each week, or do some art -- but most of all enjoy yourselves.

Roger Lithgow (Community Warden) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Community ART Group

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93536294854?pwd=UlRlQzdSTkFzcE1YbkdWODJqczFhUT09

 

“TALENT FEST. 

On Pentecost Sunday 23rd May 2021, £5 notes were handed out in church.  The idea is that you go away and make this money grow to make money for your church and bring the proceeds and the £5 back to church on Harvest Sunday 3rd October 2021.  You may bake cakes and sell them, hold a car boot stall to raise money or you may decide to use the £5 to make some craft things – these are just some suggestions.

If you were not in church on 23rd May but would like to join in, please let me know and we can get your £5 to you.  Please help us to raise funds.  Every Blessing Rev. Sue.

 

WHY NOT ADVERTISE YOUR TALENT IN THE PEW SHEET

Email the office on mbhcbeneficeoffice@gmail.com or telephone 01227 369941 on Tuesday Morning between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon.

 

Janet Hosking will be baking.  Please ring her on 362982 to order any of the following and make arrangements for delivery.  7” sponge cakes – chocolate, coffee, plain with jam, lemon - £3.50 each.  Cheese or plain scones – 20p each.  Fruit cakes – 1lb loaf tin size - £2 each.  Lamingtons – sponge slices with jam or lemon curd and desiccated coconut – 20 p each.

 

Judy Challis. Judy has strawberry and raspberry jam for sale and strawberry syrup for ice cream and desserts. Hopefully more flavours to follow. For details and delivery, contact her on 07811 604120.

 

Linda Maw. Linda’s first batch of marmalade is ready at £1.20 per jar.  Please contact her on 01227 373508.

 

POST LOCKDOWN HAIR CUTS. Do any of you ladies need a Professional Hair Cut or Trim?  Cup of tea/coffee, slice of cake and a haircut £10.   Wednesdays only.  Phone Valerie on 01227 363255.

 

A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HELP TO DELIVER THE PACKS OF INFORMATION EACH WEEK TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.

 

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Please can you help with cleaning St Bart’s church? We have a merry band of people on our rota but need extra bodies so that each couple only need to clean once a month. If you are able to help please phone June on 367385. Thank you

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The Cherry Stone Duo

Presents

Live music and Cream Tea

3 p.m. Sunday 1st August , Holy Cross Church

Free entry , donations welcome.

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Holy Cross will be resuming their Coffee mornings on the third Saturday of each month from Saturday 21st August 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

 

THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GRAHAM AT 4 P.M. IN ST. BART’S FOLLOWED BY TEA AND THEN THE FOLLOWING

ORGAN RECITAL

IN AID OF THE ORGAN  FUND

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH

HERNE BAY

KING EDWARD AVENUE

CT6 6EB

SATURDAY 7th AUGUST

6pm

Given by

MIKE PANNELL (organist)

In memory of

GRAHAM CLIFFORD

(Former organist)

A selection of music

To suit all tastes

To reserve ticket

Call Rev Sue – 01227 360948  - £10 or on the door