Pews News 13 June 2021
Second Sunday after Trinity
10.30am Morning Worship at Upton Snodsbury
11.00am Holy Communion at Peopleton
A very warm welcome this morning to St Nicholas to Revd Nancy Murray-Peters.
It is so good to have her back in Bowland again. She will be leading the service with Claire preaching.
Next Sunday, 20 June
10.30am Holy Communion at Upton Snodsbury
A change on Sunday 27 June
There will be no service of Morning Worship at 10.30am in Upton Snodsbury but there will be a Memorial Service for John Laing – details to follow.
(The regulations for social distancing, the wearing of masks and sanitising must be followed at all services)
The Collect for today
Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
This time last year, those of us to be ordained deacon were worrying about how to fasten our stoles, what to wear under our robes and wondering how to get up elegantly after kneeling in front of the Bishop! Now, with our ordination as priests coming up very quickly on 3rd July, those things just aren’t important. We have had to do pretty much everything in a different way and there have been ups and downs along the way. Mostly that has come from me being far too ambitious in thinking that I should be doing or signing up for so many things and not managing my time as well as I could have done. An “up” though, has been the steep learning curve of having plans change at the last minute and being able to deal with that. I am grateful to Revd Gary for his spiritual and practical teaching and support throughout my first year as curate.
In a covid-free world I would have asked you all to come to the cathedral on the 3rd, but unfortunately it is likely that once again numbers are going to be extremely limited. I will keep you posted!
Please pray for all who will be ordained this summer.
Thoughts for a Summer’s Day
Part of a Meditation by Joy Cowley
You big, bright beautiful God,
This is my day for flying!
I reach out to the bigness of you.
I touch the brightness of you
and I feel the beauty of you
in the centre of my living.
And if tomorrow I am grounded
by a weight of anxieties,
if my feet are heavy and there are clouds between me and the sun,
then let me keep hold of the warm place in my heart
reminding me that today I flew
and was kissed by God.
Brenda Hughes who lived in Peopleton until she moved into a home around four years ago, has died. She was a well-loved, very active member of the community for many years, contributing much to the life of the village.
May she rest in peace.
White Ladies Aston Fete on Saturday 26 June
Plans are well in hand – if you have any items for sale on the various stalls, The Parish Room will be open on Tuesday (15 June) between 5.30 and 7.00pm to receive them.
If you would like to offer help with carparking, please contact Margaret Haywood on 01905 345371
Upton Snodsbury Church Fete on Saturday 10 July
This is to be held in the grounds of Upton House by kind invitation of Fraser and Julie between
2.30 and 4.30pm.
If you have anything you would like to donate for the raffle, tombola or bottle game please do ring Helen Bennett on 01905 381490.
Offers of cakes for the cake stall or teas and plants for the plant stall will be very welcome. Please ring Helen.
If you are new to the village and would like to help in anyway you will be very, very welcome.
The Fete is for the whole community!
Helen is looking forward to hearing from you.