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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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3rd Sunday before Lent

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.

Messy Church - next on February 10 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.

2018 Food bank Annual Report for The Three Rivers Group

A very big Thank You for the significant amount of donations received from yourselves. 
Howard & Bren (Soham Distribution Co-ordinators)

24 families in the villages comprising the Three Rivers Group received 3-day emergency food supplies. In total, 146 adults and 140 children were fed.

The villages comprising the Three Rivers Group donated 1208 kg of food and other goods.

Sunday Services in the Three Rivers Group

February  17 – 3rd before Lent

  • 9.30am Isleham – Family Eucharist all-age worship

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service

  • 11am Fordham – Family Service

  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Kennett – Service 

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Service 

February 24 – 2nd before Lent

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist 

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Family Eucharist

Carol’s Research Project

Carol is taking a 3-month break from taking services on Sunday in order to help with a research project.  You may see her around from time to time and she'll be properly back in action in April.

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on February 18

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

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe in the undercroft 
    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. 

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

Sing4Fun - on Wednesday February 20 (half term week)

From 10 – 4pm at St. John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN. 
For all aged 8 – 18; Cost per participant £10. 
To book visit elyrscm.org.uk or email Lydia Cant at lydia.cant@elyrscm.org.uk

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday February 27

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.

Open Mission Shaped Ministry Course - next on February 28

We have two sessions on February 28, morning and afternoon.

Mel is now heading into the second and final year of her placement with us. There is an opportunity to join Mel on a 'Mission Shaped Ministry' course for anybody who is interested in finding out more about Fresh Expressions, mission and how to engage more with people currently outside of the church. 

Sessions will normally run on the first Thursday of each month, 9:30 - 1pm in Bishop Woodford House Ely, led by Rev. Jonnie Parkin, starting on October 4. Please contact Mel if you are interested in attending.

Messy Church - next on March 10 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.

Mums+ - next on March 15

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 March 15, at Scotsdales Fordham

  • 9.15am April  26, 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.
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. 

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?

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Sunday February 17 - 3rd Sunday before Lent

9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship at Isleham

3.30pm - Service at Kennett

6.30pm - Healing Service at Fordham

Collect 

Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. 

A reading from the Prophet Jeremiah 

Thus says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when relief comes. They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse— who can understand it? I the Lord test the mind and search the heart, to give to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings. 

Psalm 1 

1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; 
2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. 
3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper. 
4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 
6 for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. 

A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians 

Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to someone untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace towards me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (Luke 6.17-26)

He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them. Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. ‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. ‘But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. ‘Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. ‘Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep.‘Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.

Post Communion Prayer 

Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger: draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Hymns

408 Lord Jesus Christ...
54 Beauty for Brokenness...
207 God of Grace...

Duty rotas 

Sunday February 17 - 3rd before Lent
9.30am - Family Eucharist all-age worship at Isleham
3.30pm - Service at Kennett
6.30  - Healing Service at Fordham
Reader Sidesmen -  
Prayers Communion Assistant -  
Coffee
 
Sunday February 24 - 2nd before Lent
9.30am - Parish Eucharist
Reader Sidesmen -  
Prayers Communion Assistant -  
Coffee

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota Jan to July 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 Mark
Jan 1-7  Jan 7-14  Jan 14-21  Jan 21-28  Jan 28-
Feb 4 
Feb4-11  Feb 11-18
Feb 18-25  Feb 25- Mar 4  Mar 4-11  Mar11-18  Mar18-25  Mar 25-Ap 1  April 1-8
Apr 8-15  Apr 15-22  Apr 22-29  Apr 29-May 6  May 6-13  May 13-20  May 20-27
Ma27-Ju 3  June 3-10  June 10-17  June 17-24  June 24- Ju11 July 1-8  July 8-15

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

Key Contacts:

Alan Ashley -14 St Andrews Close - 780742. 

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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