Download Weekly Pew Sheet Download Weekly Pew Sheet Wanted - Can you be that friendly, smiling face to meet and greet visitors and parishioners on Sunday mornings? If so, please speak to any member of the Clergy, a Churchwarden or any member of the PCC. God’s Gang helpers needed. We are looking for volunteers to help with God’s Gang, to be a second adult for safeguarding purposes. You may need to help the younger children with craft activities. If you are interested, talk to Liz Lee or Wendy King  Underwood. After Service Coffee Cups - As an alternative to using polystyrene cups, we would encourage you to bring your own cup which can then be filled with your choice of tea, coffee or juice. All things bright and beautiful  Join the cleaning team to keep our church this way - see Sarah Griffiths for more information.
Toilet facilities are available in the St Mary's Centre on Chapel Lane across the churchyard (turn right out of the porch and take the diagonal path, the St Mary's Centre is the former chapel facing you}. A sidesperson will be happy to direct you. If you wish to know more about our parish and our various activities, then please visit our Website at: www.stmaryshoughtonwyton.org.uk
Contacts: Revd Geoff Boucher, The Rectory, 3 Rectory Lane, Wyton, PE28 2AQ, 01480 461846 Church Wardens: Mike Batchelor: 01480 300390 Guy Morton: 01480 494641
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ZOOM meetings  	1.	Evensong on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm 	2.	After church Coffee & Chat on Sundays at 11:00am  Anyone wanting to join should request the information required from  Guy Morton on 01480 494641
Should anyone need assistance of any kind, i.e. shopping, medicines etc. please contact: Lane Thompson at the Timebank on 01480 467209 or 07484 524180 or houghtonwytontimebank@gmail.com
Collects for 1. The 7 th Sunday of Easter O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 2. The 7 th Sunday of Easter Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
General Church Services & Opening Times We have reviewed the current arrangements for holding services and opening the church for private prayer in the light of the new lockdown restrictions.   The restrictions continue to allow communal worship and opening for private prayer.  We think it a good thing to maintain continuity of worship and prayer in the church even with small numbers, but particular caution is clearly desirable at the present time.   Until further notice, therefore, there will continue to be a live service each Sunday at 9.45 a.m., but we encourage everyone to err on the side of caution, and to access the on-line service instead if they are vulnerable or at all concerned.   On-line services every Sunday will continue, as will the mid-week Zoom Evening Prayer or Compline at 7.30 p.m. every Wednesday.  To ensure an extended interval between times of opening, the church will no longer be open for private prayer on Saturdays, but only on Sundays until 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The 7th Sunday of Easter The Ascension of Jesus Sunday 16th May 2021
Hymns
Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 1:1-11 Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
12 Alleluia, sing to Jesus 273 He is exalted, the King is exalted 929 In the Lord I'll be ever thankful (Taizé chant) 551 O worship the King
1 st Reading: Acts 1:1-11 The Promise of the Holy Spirit 1 In   the   first   book,   Theophilus,   I   wrote   about   all that    Jesus    did    and    taught    from    the    beginning 2 until   the   day   when   he   was   taken   up   to   heaven, after   giving   instructions   through   the   Holy   Spirit to   the   apostles   whom   he   had   chosen. 3 After   his suffering   he   presented   himself   alive   to   them   by many   convincing   proofs,   appearing   to   them   over the   course   of   forty   days   and   speaking   about   the kingdom   of   God. 4 While   staying   with   them,   he ordered   them   not   to   leave   Jerusalem,   but   to   wait there   for   the   promise   of   the   Father.   ‘This’,   he said,   ‘is   what   you   have   heard   from   me; 5 for   John baptized   with   water,   but   you   will   be   baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’ The Ascension of Jesus 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ 7 He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ 9 When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 While he was going and they were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11 They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.’
Gospel: Luke 24:44-53 44 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.’ 45 Then   he   opened   their   minds   to   understand   the scriptures, 46 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, 47 and    that repentance    and    forgiveness    of    sins    is    to    be proclaimed   in   his   name   to   all   nations,   beginning from    Jerusalem. 48 You    are    witnesses    of    these things. 49 And   see,   I   am   sending   upon   you   what my   Father   promised;   so   stay   here   in   the   city   until you have been clothed with power from on high.’ The Ascension of Jesus 50 Then   he   led   them   out   as   far   as   Bethany,   and, lifting   up   his   hands,   he   blessed   them. 51 While   he was   blessing   them,   he   withdrew   from   them   and was     carried     up     into     heaven. 52 And     they worshipped   him,   and   returned   to   Jerusalem   with great    joy; 53 and    they    were    continually    in    the temple blessing God.
ZOOM meetings  	1.	Evensong on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm 	2.	After church Coffee & Chat on Sundays at 11:00am  Anyone wanting to join should request the information required from  Guy Morton on 01480 494641 Download Weekly Pew Sheet Download Weekly Pew Sheet
Should anyone need assistance of any kind, i.e. shopping, medicines etc. please contact: Lane Thompson at the Timebank on 01480 467209 or 07484 524180 or houghtonwytontimebank@gmail.com Contacts: Revd Geoff Boucher, The Rectory, 3 Rectory La, Wyton, PE28 2AQ, 01480 461846 Church Wardens: Mike Batchelor: 01480 300390 Guy Morton: 01480 494641
General Church Services & Opening Times We have reviewed the current arrangements for holding services and opening the church for private prayer in the light of the new lockdown restrictions.   The restrictions continue to allow communal worship and opening for private prayer.  We think it a good thing to maintain continuity of worship and prayer in the church even with small numbers, but particular caution is clearly desirable at the present time.   Until further notice, therefore, there will continue to be a live service each Sunday at 9.45 a.m., but we encourage everyone to err on the side of caution, and to access the on-line service instead if they are vulnerable or at all concerned.   On-line services every Sunday will continue, as will the mid-week Zoom Evening Prayer or Compline at 7.30 p.m. every Wednesday.  To ensure an extended interval between times of opening, the church will no longer be open for private prayer on Saturdays, but only on Sundays until 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The 7th Sunday of Easter The Ascension of Jesus Sunday 16th May 2021
Hymns
Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 1:1-11 Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
12 Alleluia, sing to Jesus 273 He is exalted, the King is exalted 929 In the Lord I'll be ever thankful (Taizé chant) 551 O worship the King
Collects for 1. The 7 th Sunday of Easter O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 2. The 7 th Sunday of Easter Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
1 st Reading: Acts 1:1-11 The Promise of the Holy Spirit 1 In   the   first   book,   Theophilus,   I   wrote about   all   that   Jesus   did   and   taught   from the   beginning 2 until   the   day   when   he was    taken    up    to    heaven,    after    giving instructions   through   the   Holy   Spirit   to the    apostles    whom    he    had    chosen. 3 After      his      suffering      he      presented himself      alive      to      them      by      many convincing    proofs,    appearing    to    them over    the    course    of    forty    days    and speaking    about    the    kingdom    of    God. 4 While   staying   with   them,   he   ordered them   not   to   leave   Jerusalem,   but   to   wait there    for    the    promise    of    the    Father. ‘This’,   he   said,   ‘is   what   you   have   heard from   me; 5 for   John   baptized   with   water, but   you   will   be   baptized   with   the   Holy Spirit not many days from now.’ The Ascension of Jesus 6 So   when   they   had   come   together,   they asked   him,   ‘Lord,   is   this   the   time   when you   will   restore   the   kingdom   to   Israel?’ 7 He   replied,   ‘It   is   not   for   you   to   know the   times   or   periods   that   the   Father   has set   by   his   own   authority. 8 But   you   will receive   power   when   the   Holy   Spirit   has come   upon   you;   and   you   will   be   my witnesses   in   Jerusalem,   in   all   Judea   and Samaria,   and   to   the   ends   of   the   earth.’ 9 When   he   had   said   this,   as   they   were watching,   he   was   lifted   up,   and   a   cloud took   him   out   of   their   sight. 10 While   he was    going    and    they    were    gazing    up towards   heaven,   suddenly   two   men   in white   robes   stood   by   them. 11 They   said, ‘Men    of    Galilee,    why    do    you    stand looking   up   towards   heaven?   This   Jesus, who   has   been   taken   up   from   you   into heaven,   will   come   in   the   same   way   as you saw him go into heaven.’
Gospel: Luke 24:44-53 44 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.’ 45 Then   he   opened   their   minds to    understand    the    scriptures, 46 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, 47 and     that repentance   and   forgiveness   of   sins   is   to be   proclaimed   in   his   name   to   all   nations, beginning    from    Jerusalem. 48 You    are witnesses   of   these   things. 49 And   see,   I   am sending     upon     you     what     my     Father promised;   so   stay   here   in   the   city   until you   have   been   clothed   with   power   from on high.’ The Ascension of Jesus 50 Then   he   led   them   out   as   far   as   Bethany, and,    lifting    up    his    hands,    he    blessed them. 51 While   he   was   blessing   them,   he withdrew   from   them   and   was   carried   up into   heaven. 52 And   they   worshipped   him, and   returned   to   Jerusalem   with   great   joy; 53 and   they   were   continually   in   the   temple blessing God.