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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

The Diocese of Ely, The Church of England

  

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Trinity 9

Advance notice - Wedding and Christening Gown Exhibition
at St Andrew’s Church Isleham, Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1, 1–5 pm

Afternoon teas, homemade preserves and tombola. 

You don't need to be a member of the church to display a dress or gown.
If you would like to duisplay a wedding dress or a Christening gown please contact Nettie May, Kathy Carver or Sheila Taylor.

Foodbank

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.

Intercessions Book

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.

Mel Leaving 

Mel’s time with us is fast approaching its end. We will be offering a formal goodbye at services at Snailwell and Chippenham on August 4 and at Isleham and Fordham on August 11.

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

Services in the Three Rivers Group

August 18 - Trinity 9

  • 9.30am Isleham – Family Eucharist

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service

  • 11am Fordham – Family Service

  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist

August 25 - Trinity 10

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist

Baptisms

Sunday August 18 at 1pm  at Snailwell
Leeliah June Marsh and Wilfred Edward Marsh

Funerals

Friday August 23 at 4pm at West Suffolk Crematorium
Iris Neal (Chippenham)

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 September 16

The Monday Prayer Group is taking a break until September 16.

The prayer group meets at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham. 

Tuesday mornings - opportunity to meet:

  • St Andrew's Isleham Coffee morning at The Social Centre
    Tea, coffee, cake and bacon rolls, from 9am-12noon. 

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday August 28
then on Wednesday September 4

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.

Messy Church - next on September 8 at Fordham at 3.30pm

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.

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on September 16

The prayer group meets at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham. 

Mums+ - next on September 20

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 -

  • 9.15am September 20, at Scotsdales Fordham

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson on 01638-724839

Mid-week services 

Monday  9am Morning Prayer at Kennet.
We meet at 7 The Close, Kennett.
5pm Evening Prayer at Isleham.
Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Isleham at St Andrew's Social Centre.
10.15am Collective Worship at Fordham School.
5pm Evening Prayer at Fordham.
Wednesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Chippenham.
7pm Compline at Snailwell.
Thursday 8.30am Holy Communion at Fordham.
9am Collective Worship at Isleham School.
10.15am Collective Worship at Kennett School.
Friday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Fordham.

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.

Please do ask others to join us all for worship either on Sundays or during the week.

Sunday Services in The Three Rivers Group

Chippenham

 

1st Sunday 11am Family Service.
2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays  11am Sung Eucharist.
4th Sunday 6.30pm Evensong.

Fordham

1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 11am Sung Eucharist.
3rd Sunday 11am Family Service.
1st Sunday 6.30pm Eveninsong..
3rd Sunday Healing Eucharist at 6.30pm.

Isleham

1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 9.30am Holy Communion.
3rd Sunday 9.30am Family Eucharist.

Kennett We now have a monthly service on the third Sunday of the month at 3.30pm.
Snailwell

1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sunday 9:30am Holy Communion.
2nd Sunday 9.30am Family Service.

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 Communion

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?

July Sermon Series - on the theme of Biblical Women

At Group Council we decided to have a themed sermon series during July on Biblical Women. 

There will be a variety of sermons preached on Priscilla, Mothering Moses, The Canaanite Woman, Tamar, Ruth, Mary Magdalene and Hannah. 

We plan to do further sermon series in the future, if you'd like to suggest a theme please let us know.

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Sunday August 18 - Trinity 9

Intercessions books

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.

9.30am - Family Eucharist all-age worship at St Andrew's Isleham
6.30pm - Healing Eucharist at Fordham

Elsewhere in the Three Rivers group:

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service

  • 11am Fordham – Family Service

  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist

Hymns

403 Lord for the years
141 Father hear the prayer 
487 O Happy Day

Collect 

Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day, and make 
her holy, strong and faithful,
for your glory's sake in 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A reading from Jeremiah 

Am I a God near by, says the Lord, and not a God far off? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord. I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long? Will the hearts of the prophets ever turn back — those who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart? They plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, just as their ancestors forgot my name for Baal. Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the Lord. Is not my word like fire, says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

Psalm 82

1 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgement: 
2 ‘How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?
3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. 
4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.’ 
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 
6 I say, ‘You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; 
7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.’ 
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!

A reading from the book of Hebrew

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.
And what more should I say? 

For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented — of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.

Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, without us, be made perfect.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Luke

‘I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

He also said to the crowds, 
‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, “It is going to rain”; and so it happens.
And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, “There will be scorching heat”; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Post Communion Prayer

Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Duty rotas 

Sunday August 18 - Trinity 9
9.30am -  Family Eucharist all-age worship at St Andrew's Isleham
6.30pm - Healing Eucharist at Fordham
Set up:  Betty & Alan Ashley Count money: Mark Fletcher & Lorraine  F.
Reader: Sidesmen: Angela Wells & John Fletcher
Prayers: Chalice: Nettie May & Sheila Taylor
Coffee: Margaret Edwards
  
Sunday August 25 - Trinity 10
9.30am - Parish Eucharist CW at St Andrew's Isleham
Set up:  Kathy Carver & Mary Wightman Count money: Ruth Ogden & Tricia H.
Reader: Jenny Flatt Sidesmen: Joy & Stuart Haggett
Prayers:  Ruth Ogden Chalice: Debbie F. & Nick Carver
Coffee: Betty & Alan Ashley

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota June to December 2019

Rota only for first half of 2019 as we have lost one team member- so we should try to recruit a replacement.

Please do not feel locked into this rota, but do arrange your own swaps and indicate on lists in church and the social centre..

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 Stuart Mary Andrew Sean Richard Julia Mark
Jun 14-21  Aug 5-12  Aug 12-19  Aug 19-26
Aug 26-Sep 2
Stuart
Seo 2-9
Stuart
Sep 9-16
Stuart 
Sep 16-23  Sep 23-30  Sep 30-Oct 7  Oct 7-14  Oct 14-21  Oct 21-28 Oct 28-Nov 4
Nov 4-11  Nov 11-18
Julia 
Nov 18-25  Nov 25-Dec2  Dec 2-9 Dec 9-16  Dec 16-23 Dec 23-30

Please inform Stuart and Rob Savage of any swaps/changes.

Key Contacts:

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

Emergency lockers:

Ruth Ogden -35 Waterside -780646

Rob Savage -38 Sun Sreet - 780218

Second key holder:

Ian Powys. 5 Church Lane - 780519

 


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