Pews News 19 September 2021
16th Sunday of Trinity
Wisdom of Solomon 1: 16-2:1, 12-22; James 3: 13-4: 3, 7-8; Mark 9: 30-37
What’s going on this week
10.30am Benefice Service of Holy Communion
3.00pm Baptism of Lucy Annabel Wakeman
Next Sunday’s services:
9.30am at White Ladies Aston
Service of Holy Communion
10.30am at Upton Snodsbury
Songs of Praise
11.00am at Peopleton
Service of Holy Communion
11.00am during a Service of Holy Communion in Fladbury
Mary Gisbourne is being admitted as a Mothers’ Union Member.
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Our prayer of blessing for Lucy and her Mum and Dad, Jenny and Stephen, as she is brought to church in Peopleton this afternoon for Baptism:
May God’s joy be in your heart Lucy
and God’s love surround your living,
each day and night
and wherever you roam.
May you know God’s presence
in growing and learning,
in joy and sorrow,
in friendship, in solitude,
in beginnings and endings,
may God keep you and bless you
all the days of your life. Amen.
We send best wishes for the future to Kit and Kirsten married in Peopleton last Saturday 12 September. May they have joy, good health and happiness in their life together.
Living in the countryside as we do in our rural villages, watching the changing seasons, the colours changing around us and changing fields, Harvest Festivals, I feel sure, hold a special thrill and magic for us all!
This year, once again in the Bowland Benefice, we can enjoy a ‘proper’ celebration in person! Please look out in each village as to what produce can be donated. I am sure church notice boards will have details.
The services are planned as follows:
10.30am Upton Snodsbury
6.00pm White Ladies Aston
11.00am Broughton Hackett
Pointers for thought and prayer for the week
As we think of harvest, the miracle of growth and nature’s bounty which we can see all around us, let us remember all those in this country and across the world who are not so fortunate.
Those suffering hunger and deprivation as a result of human conflict, man’s greed, ignorance and the global warming that we are causing.
Help us to open our eyes and hearts to the plight of so many and do what we can to help. – perhaps just a tin of beans donated to the local foodbank.
Whatever will be welcomed.
Father, as we celebrate this season of thanksgiving, we give thanks for the blessings of food, provision and nourishment.
Please grow in us a harvest for the world.
Come sow a seed of hope within our souls Lord, that we may yield goodness, patience and kindness in abundance.
Sow a seed of peace in our lives Lord, that we might bear the fruits of forgiveness, compassion and righteousness.
Come sow a seed of love in our hearts Lord, that others would reap the blessings of family, friendship and community.
May each seed of hope, peace and love grow within us into a harvest that can be feasted on by everyone. Amen.