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Those for whom your prayers are asked Elizabeth Cooper, Kathy Barrett, Pete Nightingale, Jimmy, Zena, Fatima, Prof Benassi, Norman, Peter Yates, Martin Whiffen, Marcus, Rosemary Whiffen, Jean Baker, Joan Walton, Jack, Samuel, Val, Ezra, Mary Clubb, Dr. M, Linda Davies, Rob, Jean Coleman, Betty Howes, Linda Harris, Carole Crompton, Denny Yates, Lynn Wright, Nick Spanner, Matthew Levitt.
The First Sunday of Lent Week beginning: Sunday 1st March 2020 Today 11.00am Family Communion Service 6.00pm Evening Prayer Service Welcomer: Carol King Sidesperson: Peter King Family Communion Service Introduction: A very warm welcome to this morning’s service especially if you are here for the first time. If you are unsure about anything before or during the service do ask your neighbour or the Welcomer and Sidesperson at the door. Hymns (Complete Anglican)) 190 Forty days and forty nights (Sheet) Be thou my vision 379 Lead us, heavenly father, lead us 572 Praise to the Holiest in the height Admin 161 Father, hear the prayer we offer Reader: Mary Adlam 1st reading: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 2nd reading: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Sermon: Rev Geoff Boucher Intercessor: Mary Adlam
Collect for The First Sunday of Lent Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 st Reading: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 15 The   Lord   God   took   the   man   and   put   him   in   the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16 And   the   Lord   God   commanded   the   man,   ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but   of   the   tree   of   the   knowledge   of   good   and evil   you   shall   not   eat,   for   in   the   day   that   you   eat of it you shall die.’ 3 Now   the   serpent   was   more   crafty   than   any   other wild   animal   that   the   Lord   God   had   made.   He said   to   the   woman,   ‘Did   God   say,   “You   shall   not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ 2 The   woman   said   to   the   serpent,   ‘We   may   eat   of the fruit of the trees in the garden; 3 but   God   said,   “You   shall   not   eat   of   the   fruit   of the   tree   that   is   in   the   middle   of   the   garden,   nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.” ’ 4 But   the   serpent   said   to   the   woman,   ‘You   will not die; 5 for   God   knows   that   when   you   eat   of   it   your   eyes will    be    opened,    and    you    will    be    like    God, knowing good and evil.’ 6 So   when   the   woman   saw   that   the   tree   was   good for   food,   and   that   it   was   a   delight   to   the   eyes, and   that   the   tree   was   to   be   desired   to   make   one wise,   she   took   of   its   fruit   and   ate;   and   she   also gave   some   to   her   husband,   who   was   with   her, and he ate. 7 Then   the   eyes   of   both   were   opened,   and   they knew   that   they   were   naked;   and   they   sewed   fig leaves      together      and      made      loincloths      for themselves. 2 nd Reading: Romans 5:12-19 12 Therefore,    just    as    sin    came    into    the    world through   one   man,   and   death   came   through   sin, and    so    death    spread    to    all    because    all    have sinned— 13 sin   was   indeed   in   the   world   before   the   law,   but sin is not reckoned when there is no law. 14 Yet   death   exercised   dominion   from   Adam   to Moses,   even   over   those   whose   sins   were   not   like the   transgression   of   Adam,   who   is   a   type   of   the one who was to come. 15 But   the   free   gift   is   not   like   the   trespass.   For   if the   many   died   through   the   one   man’s   trespass, much   more   surely   have   the   grace   of   God   and   the free    gift    in    the    grace    of    the    one    man,    Jesus Christ, abounded for the many. 16 And   the   free   gift   is   not   like   the   effect   of   the one   man’s   sin.   For   the   judgement   following   one trespass   brought   condemnation,   but   the   free   gift following many trespasses brings justification. 17 If,   because   of   the   one   man’s   trespass,   death exercised    dominion    through    that    one,    much more     surely     will     those     who     receive     the abundance     of     grace     and     the     free     gift     of righteousness   exercise   dominion   in   life   through the one man, Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore    just    as    one    man’s    trespass    led    to condemnation    for    all,    so    one    man’s    act    of righteousness   leads   to   justification   and   life   for all. 19 For   just   as   by   the   one   man’s   disobedience   the many   were   made   sinners,   so   by   the   one   man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus 1 Then   Jesus   was   led   up   by   the   Spirit   into   the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He   fasted   for   forty   days   and   forty   nights,   and afterwards he was famished. 3 The   tempter   came   and   said   to   him,   ‘If   you   are the    Son    of    God,    command    these    stones    to become loaves of bread.’ 4 But   he   answered,   ‘It   is   written,   “One   does   not live   by   bread   alone,   but   by   every   word   that comes from the mouth of God.” 5   Then   the   devil   took   him   to   the   holy   city   and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 saying   to   him,   ‘If   you   are   the   Son   of   God, throw   yourself   down;   for   it   is   written,   “He   will command   his   angels   concerning   you”,   and   “On their   hands   they   will   bear   you   up,   so   that   you will not dash your foot against a stone.” 7 Jesus   said   to   him,   ‘Again   it   is   written,   “Do   not put the Lord your God to the test.” 8 Again,    the    devil    took    him    to    a    very    high mountain   and   showed   him   all   the   kingdoms   of the world and their splendour; 9 and   he   said   to   him,   ‘All   these   I   will   give   you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ 10 Jesus   said   to   him,   ‘Away   with   you,   Satan!   for it   is   written,   “Worship   the   Lord   your   God,   and serve   only   him.”   11 Then   the   devil   left   him,   and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Dates for your Diary Events for the week Monday 10.00am Crafty Saints 11.00am Lunch Club Tuesday 2.00pm Lent Course 6.15pm Pilates with Sara Wednesday 11.00am Hunters Down 5.30pm Silver Swans Thursday 4.30pm Silver Swans Friday 10.00am Silver Swans 1.30pm Art Group Saturday 9.30am Hunts Art Group Next Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion Service 11.00am All Age Worship Service
Interested in being a member of the PCC? The APCM is on Tuesday 21st April when there will be the opportunity for people to join the PCC. So, if you are: ·	A committed member of the congregation ·	Interested in and involved with the life of the church           and the local community ·	Willing to learn and to share ideas, experience and          gifts ·	Caring ·	Able to listen to another’s point of view  Then you would be an excellent and welcome member of the PCC. There is an article in the current edition of the Hartfordian about the PCC and if you would like to know more please read the article and have a chat with Sue, Pam, or Geoff.
The First Sunday of Lent Week beginning: Sunday 1st March 2020 Today 11.00am Family Communion Service 6.00pm Evening Prayer Service Welcomer: Carol King Sidesperson: Peter King Family Communion Service Introduction: A very warm welcome to this morning’s service especially if you are here for the first time. If you are unsure about anything before or during the service do ask your neighbour or the Welcomer and Sidesperson at the door. Hymns (Complete Anglican)) 190 Forty days and forty nights (Sheet) Be thou my vision 379 Lead us, heavenly father, lead us 572 Praise to the Holiest in the height Admin 161 Father, hear the prayer we offer Reader: Mary Adlam 1st reading: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 2nd reading: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Sermon: Rev Geoff Boucher Intercessor: Mary Adlam Events for the week Monday 10.00am Crafty Saints 11.00am Lunch Club Tuesday 2.00pm Lent Course 6.15pm Pilates with Sara Wednesday 11.00am Hunters Down 5.30pm Silver Swans Thursday 4.30pm Silver Swans Friday 10.00am Silver Swans 1.30pm Art Group Saturday 9.30am Hunts Art Group Next Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion Service 11.00am All Age Worship Service
1 st Reading: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 15 The   Lord   God   took   the   man   and   put   him in   the   garden   of   Eden   to   till   it   and   keep   it. 16 And   the   Lord   God   commanded   the   man, ‘You   may   freely   eat   of   every   tree   of   the garden; 17 but   of   the   tree   of   the   knowledge of   good   and   evil   you   shall   not   eat,   for   in the   day   that   you   eat   of   it   you   shall   die.’ 3 Now   the   serpent   was   more   crafty   than   any other   wild   animal   that   the   Lord   God   had made.   He   said   to   the   woman,   ‘Did   God say,   “You   shall   not   eat   from   any   tree   in   the garden”?’ 2 The   woman   said   to   the   serpent, ‘We   may   eat   of   the   fruit   of   the   trees   in   the garden; 3 but   God   said,   “You   shall   not   eat of   the   fruit   of   the   tree   that   is   in   the   middle of   the   garden,   nor   shall   you   touch   it,   or   you shall   die.”   4 But   the   serpent   said   to   the woman,   ‘You   will   not   die; 5 for   God   knows that   when   you   eat   of   it   your   eyes   will   be opened,   and   you   will   be   like   God,   knowing good   and   evil.’ 6 So   when   the   woman   saw that   the   tree   was   good   for   food,   and   that   it was   a   delight   to   the   eyes,   and   that   the   tree was   to   be   desired   to   make   one   wise,   she took   of   its   fruit   and   ate;   and   she   also   gave some   to   her   husband,   who   was   with   her, and   he   ate. 7 Then   the   eyes   of   both   were opened,    and    they    knew    that    they    were naked;   and   they   sewed   fig   leaves   together and made loincloths for themselves. 2 nd Reading: Romans 5:12-19 12 Therefore,   just   as   sin   came   into   the   world through   one   man,   and   death   came   through sin,   and   so   death   spread   to   all   because   all have   sinned— 13 sin   was   indeed   in   the   world before    the    law,    but    sin    is    not    reckoned when   there   is   no   law. 14 Yet   death   exercised dominion   from   Adam   to   Moses,   even   over those     whose     sins     were     not     like     the transgression   of Adam,   who   is   a   type   of   the one   who   was   to   come. 15 But   the   free   gift   is not   like   the   trespass.   For   if   the   many   died through   the   one   man’s   trespass,   much   more surely   have   the   grace   of   God   and   the   free gift    in    the    grace    of    the    one    man,    Jesus Christ,   abounded   for   the   many. 16 And   the free   gift   is   not   like   the   effect   of   the   one man’s    sin.    For    the    judgement    following one   trespass   brought   condemnation,   but   the free   gift   following   many   trespasses   brings justification. 17 If,   because   of   the   one   man’s trespass,   death   exercised   dominion   through that   one,   much   more   surely   will   those   who receive   the   abundance   of   grace   and   the   free gift   of   righteousness   exercise   dominion   in life    through    the    one    man,    Jesus    Christ. 18 Therefore   just   as   one   man’s   trespass   led to   condemnation   for   all,   so   one   man’s   act of   righteousness   leads   to   justification   and life   for   all. 19 For   just   as   by   the   one   man’s disobedience   the   many   were   made   sinners, so   by   the   one   man’s   obedience   the   many will be made righteous.
Collect for The 1st Sunday of Lent Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Those for whom your prayers are asked Elizabeth Cooper, Kathy Barrett, Pete Nightingale, Jimmy, Zena, Fatima, Prof Benassi, Norman, Peter Yates, Martin Whiffen, Marcus, Rosemary Whiffen, Jean Baker, Joan Walton, Jack, Samuel, Val, Ezra, Mary Clubb, Linda Davies, Rob, Jean Coleman, Betty Howes, Dr. M, Linda Harris, Carole Crompton, Denny Yates, Lynn Wright, Nick Spanner, Matthew Levitt.
Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus 1 Then   Jesus   was   led   up   by   the   Spirit   into   the wilderness   to   be   tempted   by   the   devil. 2 He fasted   for   forty   days   and   forty   nights,   and afterwards   he   was   famished. 3 The   tempter came   and   said   to   him,   ‘If   you   are   the   Son   of God,    command    these    stones    to    become loaves   of   bread.’ 4 But   he   answered,   ‘It   is written,   “One   does   not   live   by   bread   alone, but    by    every    word    that    comes    from    the mouth   of   God.”   5   Then   the   devil   took   him to    the    holy    city    and    placed    him    on    the pinnacle   of   the   temple, 6 saying   to   him,   ‘If you    are    the    Son    of    God,    throw    yourself down;   for   it   is   written,   “He   will   command his   angels   concerning   you”,   and   “On   their hands   they   will   bear   you   up,   so   that   you   will not   dash   your   foot   against   a   stone.”   7 Jesus said   to   him,   ‘Again   it   is   written,   “Do   not   put the   Lord   your   God   to   the   test.”   8 Again,   the devil   took   him   to   a   very   high   mountain   and showed   him   all   the   kingdoms   of   the   world and   their   splendour; 9 and   he   said   to   him, ‘All   these   I   will   give   you,   if   you   will   fall down   and   worship   me.’ 10 Jesus   said   to   him, ‘Away    with    you,    Satan!    for    it    is    written, “Worship    the    Lord    your    God,    and    serve only   him.”   11 Then   the   devil   left   him,   and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Interested in being a member of the PCC? The APCM is on Tuesday 21st April when there will be the opportunity for people to join the PCC. So, if you are: ·	A committed member of the congregation ·	Interested in and involved with the life of the church           and the local community ·	Willing to learn and to share ideas, experience and          gifts ·	Caring ·	Able to listen to another’s point of view  Then you would be an excellent and welcome member of the PCC. There is an article in the current edition of the Hartfordian about the PCC and if you would like to know more please read the article and have a chat with Sue, Pam, or Geoff.