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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 2nd Sunday before Lent Week beginning: Sunday 16th February 2020 Today 11.00am Holy Communion Service Welcomer: Glenys Colbert Sidesperson: Derek Colbert Holy 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)) 476 O breath of life 392 Let us with a gladsome mind 437 Make me a channel 19 All my hope on God is founded Admin 361 Jesus, stand among us Reader: Peter Nightingale 1st reading: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34 Sermon: Elaine Levitt Intercessor: Jeannie Nightingale
Collect for 2nd 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.
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.
Dates for your Diary Events for the week Monday 10.00am Crafty Saints Tuesday 6.15pm Pilates with Sara Wednesday 7.30pm Holy Communion Service Friday 1.30pm Art Group Next Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion Service 11.00am Morning 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 2nd Sunday before Lent Week beginning: Sunday 16th February 2020 Today 11.00am Holy Communion Service Welcomer: Glenys Colbert Sidesperson: Derek Colbert Holy 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)) 476 O breath of life 392 Let us with a gladsome mind 437 Make me a channel 19 All my hope on God is founded Admin 361 Jesus, stand among us Reader: Peter Nightingale 1st reading: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34 Sermon: Elaine Levitt Intercessor: Jeannie Nightingale Events for the week Monday 10.00am Crafty Saints Tuesday 6.15pm Pilates with Sara Wednesday 7.30pm Holy Communion Friday 1.30pm Art Group Next Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion 11.00am Morning Worship Service
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.
Collect for 2nd 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.
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 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.
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.