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Dates for your Diary ADVANCED NOTICE It is our intention, subject to current restrictions or a further easing, to re-commence church services with an Evening Prayer Service on Sunday 19th July at 5pm. Social distancing will apply. There will be a maximum of 30 people who can attend. 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
The fifth Sunday after Trinity The Parable of the Sower Week beginning: Sunday 12th July 2020
Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Jesus Explains the Seed Story Jesus said “So listen to the meaning of that story about the farmer. What is the seed that fell by the road? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching about the kingdom but does not understand it. The Evil One comes and takes away the things that were planted in that person’s heart. And what is the seed that fell on rocky ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and quickly accepts it with joy. But he does not let the teaching go deep into his life. He keeps it only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the teaching he accepted, then he quickly gives up. And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and love of money stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life. But what is the seed that fell on the good ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and understands it. That person grows and produces fruit, sometimes 100 times more, sometimes 60 times more, and sometimes 30 times more.”
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.
Collects for 1 The Fifth Sunday after Trinity Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 2 The Fifth Sunday after Trinity Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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  As food is not being collected in St Mary's Church due to present crisis the PCC unanimously agreed to donate £500 in March and £250 each month between April and September to allow the Food Bank to purchase food for the needy. All things bright and beautiful  Join the cleaning team to keep our church this way - see Sarah Griffiths for more information.
A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort, knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
1 st Reading: Matthew 13:1-9 A Story About Planting Seed That   same   day   Jesus   went   out   of   the   house   and sat   by   the   lake.   Large   crowds   gathered   around him.   So   Jesus   got   into   a   boat   and   sat,   while   the people    stayed    on    the    shore.    Then    Jesus    used stories   to   teach   them   many   things.   He   said:   “A farmer   went   out   to   plant   his   seed.   While   he   was planting,   some   seed   fell   by   the   road.   The   birds came   and   ate   all   that   seed.   Some   seed   fell   on rocky   ground,   where   there   wasn’t   enough   dirt. That    seed    grew    very    fast,    because    the    ground was   not   deep.   But   when   the   sun   rose,   the   plants dried   up   because   they   did   not   have   deep   roots. Some   other   seed   fell   among   thorny   weeds.   The weeds   grew   and   choked   the   good   plants.   Some other   seed   fell   on   good   ground   where   it   grew   and became   grain.   Some   plants   made   100   times   more grain.   Other   plants   made   60   times   more   grain, and   some   made   30   times   more   grain.   Let   those with ears use them and listen!”
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
Shoebox Appeal Thank you so much to those who packed a shoebox gift in 2019, our boxes were sent to children in Liberia. A total of 398,664 gifts were sent from the UK to Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
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 Proposed announcement of church opening  We are pleased to announce that the latest relaxation of coronavirus restrictions allows limited reopening of the church for private prayer, though not as yet for services.  From [Sunday, 21st June] until further notice, the church will be open on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Special arrangements will be in place for hand sanitization and social distancing: there will be notices explaining these, and a Sidesperson will be in attendance to provide guidance.   It will not be possible to use the Bibles or other books in the church, so visitors are asked to bring their own if they so wish.    We envisage a rota of Sidespersons for periods from 2 to 3.30 and 3.30 to 5 p.m. on Sundays and from 10 to 11.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays.  All offers of help are welcome.    Please contact:  Geoff Boucher on 461846,  Mike Batchelor on 300390 or  Guy Morton on 494641.
1st reading: Matthew 13:1-9 Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Hymns (Complete Anglican) 332 I, the Lord of sea and sky 590 Seek ye first the kingdom of God 897 The wise man built his house 201 Give me joy in my heart
The fifth Sunday after Trinity The Parable of the Sower Week beginning: Sunday 12th July 2020 ADVANCED NOTICE It is our intention, subject to current restrictions or a further easing, to re- commence church services with an Evening Prayer Service on Sunday 19th July at 5pm. Social distancing will apply. There will be a maximum of 30 people who can attend. 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 Collects for 1 The Fifth Sunday after Trinity Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 2 The Fifth Sunday after Trinity Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through 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               As food is not being collected in St Mary's Church due to present crisis the PCC unanimously agreed to donate £500 in March and £250 each month between April and September to allow the Food Bank to purchase food for the needy.
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 about the outbreak God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Shoebox Appeal Thank you so much to those who packed a shoebox gift in 2019, our boxes were sent to children in Liberia. A total of 398,664 gifts were sent from the UK to Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. 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 Proposed announcement of church opening  We are pleased to announce that the latest relaxation of coronavirus restrictions allows limited reopening of the church for private prayer, though not as yet for services.  From [Sunday, 21st June] until further notice, the church will be open on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Special arrangements will be in place for hand sanitization and social distancing: there will be notices explaining these, and a Sidesperson will be in attendance to provide guidance.   It will not be possible to use the Bibles or other books in the church, so visitors are asked to bring their own if they so wish.    We envisage a rota of Sidespersons for periods from 2 to 3.30 and 3.30 to 5 p.m. on Sundays and from 10 to 11.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays.  All offers of help are welcome.    Please contact:  Geoff Boucher on 461846,  Mike Batchelor on 300390 or  Guy Morton on 494641.
1 st Reading: Matthew 13:1-9 A Story About Planting Seed That   same   day   Jesus   went   out   of   the   house and   sat   by   the   lake.   Large   crowds   gathered around   him.   So   Jesus   got   into   a   boat   and   sat, while   the   people   stayed   on   the   shore.   Then Jesus   used   stories   to   teach   them   many   things. He   said:   “A   farmer   went   out   to   plant   his   seed. While   he   was   planting,   some   seed   fell   by   the road.   The   birds   came   and   ate   all   that   seed. Some   seed   fell   on   rocky   ground,   where   there wasn’t   enough   dirt.   That   seed   grew   very   fast, because   the   ground   was   not   deep.   But   when the   sun   rose,   the   plants   dried   up   because   they did   not   have   deep   roots.   Some   other   seed   fell among   thorny   weeds.   The   weeds   grew   and choked   the   good   plants.   Some   other   seed   fell on   good   ground   where   it   grew   and   became grain.    Some    plants    made    100    times    more grain.   Other   plants   made   60   times   more   grain, and    some    made    30    times    more    grain.    Let those with ears use them and listen!”
Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Jesus Explains the Seed Story Jesus said “So listen to the meaning of that story about the farmer. What is the seed that fell by the road? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching about the kingdom but does not understand it. The Evil One comes and takes away the things that were planted in that person’s heart. And what is the seed that fell on rocky ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and quickly accepts it with joy. But he does not let the teaching go deep into his life. He keeps it only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the teaching he accepted, then he quickly gives up. And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and love of money stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life. But what is the seed that fell on the good ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and understands it. That person grows and produces fruit, sometimes 100 times more, sometimes 60 times more, and sometimes 30 times more.”
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.
1st reading: Matthew 13:1-9 Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Hymns (Complete Anglican) 332 I, the Lord of sea and sky 590 Seek ye first the kingdom of God 897 The wise man built his house 201 Give me joy in my heart