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Dates for your Diary Events for the week (in the St Mary's Centre) Monday 7.30pm Community Choir Tuesday 7.00pm Gardening Club Wednesday 6.00pm Parish Council Thursday 7.30pm HAWADS Am Dram group Next Sunday (in St Mary's Church) 9.45am Holy Communion Service
The 2nd Sunday before Lent Week beginning: Sunday 16th February 2020 Today 8.30am Holy Communion Service Celebrant: Rev C Wright Sidesperson: Mr P Strickland 9.45am Morning Prayer Service Preacher: Mr G Morton Sidesperson: Mr P Bowerman Intercessor: Mrs N Bowerman Reader: Mrs L Lee Hymns (Complete Anglican) 105 Christ, whose glory fills the skies 70 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart 386 Let there be love shared among us 163 Father, Lord of all creation Psalm 136:1-9 First reading: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34
CollectS for 1. The Second Sunday before Lent Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen. 2. The Second Sunday before Lent Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 st Reading: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath 1 In   the   beginning   when   God   created   the   heavens   and   the earth, 2 the   earth   was   a   formless   void   and   darkness   covered the   face   of   the   deep,   while   a   wind   from   God   swept   over   the face   of   the   waters. 3 Then   God   said,   ‘Let   there   be   light’;   and there   was   light. 4 And   God   saw   that   the   light   was   good;   and God   separated   the   light   from   the   darkness. 5 God   called   the light   Day,   and   the   darkness   he   called   Night.   And   there   was evening   and   there   was   morning,   the   first   day. 6 And   God   said, ‘Let   there   be   a   dome   in   the   midst   of   the   waters,   and   let   it separate   the   waters   from   the   waters.’ 7 So   God   made   the   dome and   separated   the   waters   that   were   under   the   dome   from   the waters   that   were   above   the   dome. And   it   was   so. 8 God   called the   dome   Sky. And   there   was   evening   and   there   was   morning, the   second   day. 9 And   God   said,   ‘Let   the   waters   under   the   sky be   gathered   together   into   one   place,   and   let   the   dry   land appear.’   And   it   was   so. 10 God   called   the   dry   land   Earth,   and the   waters   that   were   gathered   together   he   called   Seas.   And God   saw   that   it   was   good. 11 Then   God   said,   ‘Let   the   earth   put forth   vegetation:   plants   yielding   seed,   and   fruit   trees   of   every kind   on   earth   that   bear   fruit   with   the   seed   in   it.’   And   it   was so. 12 The   earth   brought   forth   vegetation:   plants   yielding   seed of   every   kind,   and   trees   of   every   kind   bearing   fruit   with   the seed   in   it.   And   God   saw   that   it   was   good. 13 And   there   was evening   and   there   was   morning,   the   third   day. 14 And   God said,   ‘Let   there   be   lights   in   the   dome   of   the   sky   to   separate the   day from   the   night;   and   let   them   be   for   signs   and   for seasons   and   for   days   and   years, 15 and   let   them   be   lights   in   the dome   of   the   sky   to   give   light   upon   the   earth.’   And   it   was   so. 16 God   made   the   two   great   lights—the   greater   light   to   rule   the day   and   the   lesser   light   to   rule   the   night—and   the   stars. 17 God set   them   in   the   dome   of   the   sky   to   give   light   upon   the   earth, 18 to   rule   over   the   day   and   over   the   night,   and   to   separate   the light   from   the   darkness. And   God   saw   that   it   was   good. 19 And there   was   evening   and   there   was   morning,   the   fourth   day. 20 And   God   said,   ‘Let   the   waters   bring   forth   swarms   of   living creatures,   and   let   birds   fly   above   the   earth   across   the   dome   of the   sky.’ 21 So   God   created   the   great   sea   monsters   and   every living   creature   that   moves,   of   every   kind,   with   which   the waters   swarm,   and   every   winged   bird   of   every   kind.   And God   saw   that   it   was   good. 22 God   blessed   them,   saying,   ‘Be fruitful   and   multiply   and   fill   the   waters   in   the   seas,   and   let birds   multiply   on   the   earth.’ 23 And   there   was   evening   and there   was   morning,   the   fifth   day. 24 And   God   said,   ‘Let   the earth   bring   forth   living   creatures   of   every   kind:   cattle   and creeping   things   and   wild   animals   of   the   earth   of   every   kind.’ And   it   was   so. 25 God   made   the   wild   animals   of   the   earth   of every   kind,   and   the   cattle   of   every   kind,   and   everything   that creeps   upon   the   ground   of   every   kind.   And   God   saw   that   it was   good. 26 Then   God   said,   ‘Let   us   make   humankind *   in   our image,   according   to   our   likeness;   and   let   them   have   dominion over   the   fish   of   the   sea,   and   over   the   birds   of   the   air,   and   over the   cattle,   and   over   all   the   wild   animals   of   the   earth,   and   over every   creeping   thing   that   creeps   upon   the   earth.’ 27   So   God created   humankind   in   his   image,   in   the   image   of   God   he created    them;    male    and    female    he    created    them. 28 God blessed    them,    and    God    said    to    them,    ‘Be    fruitful    and multiply,   and   fill   the   earth   and   subdue   it;   and   have   dominion over   the   fish   of   the   sea   and   over   the   birds   of   the   air   and   over every   living   thing   that   moves   upon   the   earth.’ 29 God   said, ‘See,   I   have   given   you   every   plant   yielding   seed   that   is   upon the   face   of   all   the   earth,   and   every   tree   with   seed   in   its   fruit; you   shall   have   them   for   food. 30 And   to   every   beast   of   the earth,   and   to   every   bird   of   the   air,   and   to   everything   that creeps   on   the   earth,   everything   that   has   the   breath   of   life,   I have   given   every   green   plant   for   food.’   And   it   was   so. 31 God saw   everything   that   he   had   made,   and   indeed,   it   was   very good.   And   there   was   evening   and   there   was   morning,   the sixth   day. 2 Thus   the   heavens   and   the   earth   were   finished,   and all   their   multitude. 2 And   on   the   seventh   day   God   finished   the work   that   he   had   done,   and   he   rested   on   the   seventh   day   from all   the   work   that   he   had   done. 3 So   God   blessed   the   seventh day   and   hallowed   it,   because   on   it   God   rested   from   all   the work that he had done in creation.
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. Godmanchester Food Bank  Donations are urgently needed. So any food item would be greatly appreciated All things bright and beautiful  Join the cleaning team to keep our church this way - see Sarah Griffiths for more information.
Prayer for the week Dear    Lord,    Prepare    us    for    the    coming week.    Take    away    our    worries    and    our regrets.   Recharge   our   souls   and   renew   our hopes.   Please   go   before   us,   clear   the   way and   protect   us.   Guide   us   with   Your   love and   give   us   Your   joy.   In   Your   name,   we pray.   Amen.
Psalm 136:1-9 1 O give thanks unto the LORD for | he is | gracious : and his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. O give thanks unto the God of | all | gods : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. O thank the Lord of | all | lords : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who only | doeth great | wonders : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who by his excellent wisdom | made the | heavens : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who laid out the earth a | bove the | waters : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who hath | made great | lights : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever: The sun to | rule the | day : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever; The moon and the stars to | govern the | night : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Worry 25 ‘Therefore   I   tell   you,   do   not   worry   about   your life,   what   you   will   eat   or   what   you   will   drink,   or about   your   body,   what   you   will   wear.   Is   not   life more     than     food,     and     the     body     more     than clothing? 26 Look    at    the    birds    of    the    air;    they neither   sow   nor   reap   nor   gather   into   barns,   and yet   your   heavenly   Father   feeds   them.   Are   you not   of   more   value   than   they? 27 And   can   any   of you   by   worrying   add   a   single   hour   to   your   span of   life? 28 And   why   do   you   worry   about   clothing? Consider   the   lilies   of   the   field,   how   they   grow; they   neither   toil   nor   spin, 29 yet   I   tell   you,   even Solomon   in   all   his   glory   was   not   clothed   like   one of   these. 30 But   if   God   so   clothes   the   grass   of   the field,    which    is    alive    today    and    tomorrow    is thrown   into   the   oven,   will   he   not   much   more clothe   you—you   of   little   faith? 31 Therefore   do not   worry,   saying,   “What   will   we   eat?”   or   “What will   we   drink?”   or   “What   will   we   wear?” 32 For   it is   the   Gentiles   who   strive   for   all   these   things;   and indeed    your    heavenly    Father    knows    that    you need   all   these   things. 33 But   strive   first   for   the kingdom   of   God   and   his   righteousness,   and   all these   things   will   be   given   to   you   as   well. 34 ‘So do   not   worry   about   tomorrow,   for   tomorrow   will bring    worries    of    its    own.    Today’s    trouble    is enough for today.
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Dates for your Diary Events for the week (in the St Mary's Centre) Monday 7.30pm Community Choir Tuesday 7.00pm Gardening Club Wednesday 6.00pm Parish Council Thursday 7.30pm HAWADS Am Dram group Next Sunday (in St Mary's Church) 9.45am Holy Communion Service Psalm 136:1-9 1 O give thanks unto the LORD for | he is | gracious : and his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. O give thanks unto the God of | all | gods : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. O thank the Lord of | all | lords : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who only | doeth great | wonders : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who by his excellent wisdom | made the | heavens : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who laid out the earth a | bove the | waters : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Who hath | made great | lights : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever: The sun to | rule the | day : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever; The moon and the stars to | govern the | night : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Worry 25 ‘Therefore   I   tell   you,   do   not   worry   about   your   life,   what you   will   eat   or   what   you   will   drink,   or   about   your   body,   what you   will   wear.   Is   not   life   more   than   food,   and   the   body   more than   clothing? 26 Look   at   the   birds   of   the   air;   they   neither   sow nor   reap   nor   gather   into   barns,   and   yet   your   heavenly   Father feeds   them. Are   you   not   of   more   value   than   they? 27 And   can any   of   you   by   worrying   add   a   single   hour   to   your   span   of life? 28 And   why   do   you   worry   about   clothing?   Consider   the lilies   of   the   field,   how   they   grow;   they   neither   toil   nor   spin, 29 yet   I   tell   you,   even   Solomon   in   all   his   glory   was   not   clothed like   one   of   these. 30 But   if   God   so   clothes   the   grass   of   the field,   which   is   alive   today   and   tomorrow   is   thrown   into   the oven,   will   he   not   much   more   clothe   you—you   of   little   faith? 31 Therefore   do   not   worry,   saying,   “What   will   we   eat?”   or “What   will   we   drink?”   or   “What   will   we   wear?” 32 For   it   is the   Gentiles   who   strive   for   all   these   things;   and   indeed   your heavenly   Father   knows   that   you   need   all   these   things. 33 But strive   first   for   the   kingdom   of   God   and   his   righteousness,   and all   these   things   will   be   given   to   you   as   well. 34 ‘So   do   not worry   about   tomorrow,   for   tomorrow   will   bring   worries   of   its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. 1 st Reading: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath 1 In   the   beginning   when   God   created   the   heavens   and   the earth, 2 the   earth   was   a   formless   void   and   darkness   covered the   face   of   the   deep,   while   a   wind   from   God   swept   over   the face   of   the   waters. 3 Then   God   said,   ‘Let   there   be   light’;   and there   was   light. 4 And   God   saw   that   the   light   was   good;   and God   separated   the   light   from   the   darkness. 5 God   called   the light   Day,   and   the   darkness   he   called   Night.   And   there   was evening   and   there   was   morning,   the   first   day. 6 And   God   said, ‘Let   there   be   a   dome   in   the   midst   of   the   waters,   and   let   it separate   the   waters   from   the   waters.’ 7 So   God   made   the   dome and   separated   the   waters   that   were   under   the   dome   from   the waters   that   were   above   the   dome. And   it   was   so. 8 God   called the    dome    Sky.    And    there    was    evening    and    there    was morning,   the   second   day. 9 And   God   said,   ‘Let   the   waters under   the   sky   be   gathered   together   into   one   place,   and   let   the dry   land   appear.’   And   it   was   so. 10 God   called   the   dry   land Earth,   and   the   waters   that   were   gathered   together   he   called Seas.   And   God   saw   that   it   was   good. 11 Then   God   said,   ‘Let the   earth   put   forth   vegetation:   plants   yielding   seed,   and   fruit trees   of   every   kind   on   earth   that   bear   fruit   with   the   seed   in   it.’ And   it   was   so. 12 The   earth   brought   forth   vegetation:   plants yielding   seed   of   every   kind,   and   trees   of   every   kind   bearing fruit   with   the   seed   in   it. And   God   saw   that   it   was   good. 13 And there    was    evening    and    there    was    morning,    the    third    day. 14 And   God   said,   ‘Let   there   be   lights   in   the   dome   of   the   sky   to separate   the   day from   the   night;   and   let   them   be   for   signs   and for   seasons   and   for   days   and   years, 15 and   let   them   be   lights   in the   dome   of   the   sky   to   give   light   upon   the   earth.’ And   it   was so. 16 God   made   the   two   great   lights—the   greater   light   to   rule the   day   and   the   lesser   light   to   rule   the   night—and   the   stars. 17 God   set   them   in   the   dome   of   the   sky   to   give   light   upon   the earth, 18 to    rule    over    the    day    and    over    the    night,    and    to separate   the   light   from   the   darkness. And   God   saw   that   it   was good. 19 And   there   was   evening   and   there   was   morning,   the fourth    day. 20 And    God    said,    ‘Let    the    waters    bring    forth swarms   of   living   creatures,   and   let   birds   fly   above   the   earth across   the   dome   of   the   sky.’ 21 So   God   created   the   great   sea monsters   and   every   living   creature   that   moves,   of   every   kind, with    which    the    waters    swarm,    and    every    winged    bird    of every   kind.   And   God   saw   that   it   was   good. 22 God   blessed them,   saying,   ‘Be   fruitful   and   multiply   and   fill   the   waters   in the   seas,   and   let   birds   multiply   on   the   earth.’ 23 And   there   was evening   and   there   was   morning,   the   fifth   day. 24 And   God said,   ‘Let   the   earth   bring   forth   living   creatures   of   every   kind: cattle   and   creeping   things   and   wild   animals   of   the   earth   of every   kind.’   And   it   was   so. 25 God   made   the   wild   animals   of the   earth   of   every   kind,   and   the   cattle   of   every   kind,   and everything   that   creeps   upon   the   ground   of   every   kind.   And God   saw   that   it   was   good. 26 Then   God   said,   ‘Let   us   make humankind *   in   our   image,   according   to   our   likeness;   and   let them   have   dominion   over   the   fish   of   the   sea,   and   over   the birds   of   the   air,   and   over   the   cattle,   and   over   all   the   wild animals    of    the    earth,    and    over    every    creeping    thing    that creeps   upon   the   earth.’ 27   So   God   created   humankind   in   his image,    in    the    image    of    God    he    created    them;    male    and female   he   created   them. 28 God   blessed   them,   and   God   said   to them,   ‘Be   fruitful   and   multiply,   and   fill   the   earth   and   subdue it;   and   have   dominion   over   the   fish   of   the   sea   and   over   the birds   of   the   air   and   over   every   living   thing   that   moves   upon the   earth.’ 29 God   said,   ‘See,   I   have   given   you   every   plant yielding   seed   that   is   upon   the   face   of   all   the   earth,   and   every tree   with   seed   in   its   fruit;   you   shall   have   them   for   food. 30 And   to   every   beast   of   the   earth,   and   to   every   bird   of   the   air, and   to   everything   that   creeps   on   the   earth,   everything   that has   the   breath   of   life,   I   have   given   every   green   plant   for food.’ And   it   was   so. 31 God   saw   everything   that   he   had   made, and   indeed,   it   was   very   good.   And   there   was   evening   and there   was   morning,   the   sixth   day. 2 Thus   the   heavens   and   the earth    were    finished,    and    all    their    multitude. 2 And    on    the seventh   day   God   finished   the   work   that   he   had   done,   and   he rested   on   the   seventh   day   from   all   the   work   that   he   had   done. 3 So   God   blessed   the   seventh   day   and   hallowed   it,   because   on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
The 2nd Sunday before Lent Week beginning: Sunday 16th February 2020 Today 8.30am Holy Communion Service Celebrant: Rev C Wright Sidesperson: Mr P Strickland 9.45am Morning Prayer Service Preacher: Mr G Morton Sidesperson: Mr P Bowerman Intercessor: Mrs N Bowerman Reader: Mrs L Lee Hymns (Complete Anglican) 105 Christ, whose glory fills the skies 70 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart 386 Let there be love shared among us 163 Father, Lord of all creation Psalm 136:1-9 First reading: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34 CollectS for 1. The Second Sunday before Lent Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen. 2. The Second Sunday before Lent Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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. Godmanchester Food Bank - Donations are urgently needed so any food item would be greatly appreciated  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.
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.
Prayer for the week Dear   Lord,   Prepare   us   for   the   coming   week. Take     away     our     worries     and     our     regrets. Recharge    our    souls    and    renew    our    hopes. Please   go   before   us,   clear   the   way   and   protect us.   Guide   us   with   Your   love   and   give   us   Your joy. In Your name, we pray.   Amen.