St Andrew's Church, Isleham

A member of the Three Rivers Group of parishes 
Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

The Diocese of Ely, The Church of England

  

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Foodbank

Please don't forget to bring your contributions to church or the local Co-op shops or to the Tuesday Coffee Morning. 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.

Thanks to all who help with this from our churches.

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Alleluia, Christ Is Risen.

He Is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!

Sunday April 15 - The third Sunday of Easter

  • Snailwell 9.30am Family Service

  • Isleham 9.30am Family Eucharist

  • Fordham 11am Family Service 

  • Chippenham 11am BCP Eucharist

  • Kennett 3.30pm

  • Fordham 6.30pm Healing Eucharist

Sunday April 22 - The fourth Sunday of Easter

  • Snailwell 9.30am Holy Communion

  • Isleham 9.30am Sung Eucharist

  • Fordham 11am Sung Eucharist 

  • Chippenham 6.30pm Evensong 

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!

  • Fordham church cafe 
    From 9am onwards. Refreshments and play area for children.

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

Ministry in Prisons - open day at Willingham on April 21

Kairos, which is an organisation which provides Christian ministry in prisons, is having an open day for people who would like to know more at Willingham Baptist Church on Saturday April 21 from 9.30-4pm. If you are interested please talk to David or John Bridge.

www.kairosprisonministry.org.uk

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. 

More about Pioneer Ministry: https://www.cofepioneer.org/

Advance notice - Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Tuesday April 24

This will be held on Tuesday April 24 at 7.30pm at Fordham School. There will be a speaker from the Diocesan Stewardship Department speaking for the first part of the meeting.

Nominations for Churchwardens, Deputy Churchwardens, Deanery Synod Members and PCC members are now being collected, please see the sheet at the back of church

Advance notice -Tea and Choral Evensong at Jesus College Cambridge - May 1

Jesus College is patron of Fordham parish and they have invited us for tea and evensong on Tuesday 1st May 1. Tea at 5pm, Evensong at 6.30pm. 

All welcome. Please speak to David or Sue if you are interested. Lifts can be organised for non-drivers. 

Advance notice - Deanery Praise Service - Sunday May 13 at Burwell

After the Deanery Choral Evensong in January it was thought good to offer another deanery service with a more contemporary feel. 

The Deanery Praise Service will be at 7pm o Sunday 13th May 13 at St Mary’s Burwell; a service with a music group and worship songs.

Healing Eucharist - next on Sunday April 15 at Fordham

Healing Eucharist is on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm. 

The Monday (was Thursday) Prayer Group - next on April 16

The prayer group which formerly met on Thursdays is now meeting at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer at 1 West Street Isleham. All welcome.

Mums+ - next on Friday April 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 -

  • Friday April 20, at Scotsdales.

Mothers' Union - Spring Council Meeting - Monday April 23 at St Peter’s Church, March

Anyone requiring a lift please contact Jenny on 01638 720820

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Tuesday April 24

This will be held on Tuesday April 24 at 7.30pm at Fordham School. There will be a speaker from the Diocesan Stewardship Department speaking for the first part of the meeting.

Nominations for Churchwardens, Deputy Churchwardens, Deanery Synod Members and PCC members are now being collected, please see the sheet at the back of church

Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on April 25

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.

If you are interested and would like to know more about the Day Centre please contact Judith Wood. Tel: 01638 720328.

Tea and Choral Evensong at Jesus College Cambridge -Tuesday May 1

Jesus College is patron of Fordham parish and they have invited us for tea and evensong on Tuesday 1st May. Tea at 5pm, Evensong at 6.30pm. All welcome, lifts can be organised for non-drivers. Please speak to David or Sue if you are interested.

Messy Church - next on Sunday May 13

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.

Deanery Praise Service - Sunday May 13 at Burwell

After the Deanery Choral Evensong in January it was thought good to offer another deanery service with a more contemporary feel. 

The Deanery Praise Service will be at 7pm o Sunday 13th May 13 at St Mary’s Burwell; a service with a music group and worship songs.

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.

Mid-week services 

Monday  9am Morning Prayer at Kennet.
We meet at 7 The Close, Kennett.
Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Isleham at St Andrew's Social Centre.
10.15am Collective Worship at Fordham School.
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. 

Sunday April 15 - The third Sunday of Easter

  • Snailwell 9.30am Family Service

  • Isleham 9.30am Family Eucharist

  • Fordham 11am Family Service 

  • Chippenham 11am BCP Eucharist

  • Kennett 3.30pm

  • Fordham 6.30pm Healing Eucharist

Sunday April 22 - The fourth Sunday of Easter

  • Snailwell 9.30am Holy Communion

  • Isleham 9.30am Sung Eucharist

  • Fordham 11am Sung Eucharist 

  • Chippenham 6.30pm Evensong 

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.

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.

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Sunday April 15 at St Andrew's Isleham - Third of Easter

9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship

Collect

Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Psalm 

Psalm 4
1 Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. 
2 How long, you people, shall my honour suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?
3 But know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him. 
4 When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent.
5 Offer right sacrifices and put your trust in the LORD. 
6 There are many who say, ‘O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O LORD!’ 
7 You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound. 
8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety. 

Readings

A reading from the prophecy of Zephaniah Ch 3: from verse 14

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgements against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival.

I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it. I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the LORD.

Acts chapter 3 beginning at verse 12

When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you. 

‘And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (Luke 24: 36b-48)

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

Post Communion Prayer

Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

Hymns

401 Longing for light...
667 This joyful Eastertide...
280 How lovely on the mountains...

Duty rotas 

Sunday April 15- Easter 3
9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship
Reader Sidesmen- ???
Prayers - Communion Assistant - ???
Coffee - Mary Wightman
 
Sunday April 22 - Easter 4
9.30am Sung Eucharist 
Reader -Gill Savage Sidesmen - Angela W & Stuart/Joy 
Prayers -Joy Communion Assistant - Gill Savage
Coffee - Mark Liversidge
 
Sunday April 29 - Easter 5
9.30am Sung Eucharist 
Reader -Kat Sidesmen - Liz Hayes & Suzi Cowan 
Prayers -Gill Savage Communion Assistant - Rob Savage
Coffee - Joy & Stuart

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota January 2018 to July 2018

Alan Ashley 14 St Andrews Close 780742
Andrew Stephens 41 The Causeway -        780229
07709872831
Geoff Dabrowa 22 Beck Road 780500
Jan Lewis 19 The Causeway O7849522585
Mary Wightman 3 Sun Street 781022
Richard May 4 Elwoods Close 780249
Stuart Haggett 3 Church Lane 781737
Sean Edwards 1 Robins Close 780241
Rob Savage                  
Relief Rota Person 
38 Sun Street 780218
Ruth Ogden 
Emergency Relief Rota Person 
35 Waterside 780646
Ian Powys                  
Spare Key Holder
5 Church Lane 780519
     
22nd January - 29th January Alan  
29th January - 5th February Geoff  
5th February - 12th February Mary  
12th February - 19th February Andrew  
19th February - 26th February Richard  
26th February - 5th March Sean  
5th March -12th March Jan  
12th March - 19th March Stuart  
19th March - 26th March Alan  
26th March - 2nd April Geoff  
2nd April - 9th April Mary  
9th April - 16th April Andrew  
16th April - 23rd April Richard  
23d April - 30th April Sean  
30th April - 7th May Jan  
7th May - 14th May Stuart  
14th May - 21st May Alan  
21st May - 28th May Geoff  
28th May - 4th June Mary  
4th June - 11th June Andrew  
11th June - 18th June Richard  
18th June - 25th June Sean  
25th June - 2nd July Jan  
2nd July - 9th July Stuart  
     
If unable to do a duty please arrange a swap. and please mark changes on rotas displayed in the church and the Social centre. 

Note - on Fridays the bellringers lock up and take the key to the duty person.

 

 


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