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Those for whom your prayers are asked Ginny Anderton, Andrew Whiffen, Elizabeth Cooper, Mary Clubb, Pete Nightingale, Jimmy, Jack, Norman, Peter Yates, Martin Whiffen, Marcus, Ezra, Rosemary Whiffen, Jean Baker, Joan Walton, Samuel, Dr. M, Linda Davies, Rob, Linda Harris, Carole Crompton, Denny Yates, Lynn Wright, Nick Spanner, Matthew Levitt, Fatima, David and Simon, Fatmeh, Prof Benassi, Jean Coleman, Wunmi,
The First Sunday of Lent Sunday 21st February 2021 The Baptism of Jesus
 ZOOM meetings  	1.	Evensong on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm 	2.	After church Coffee & Chat on Sundays at 3:30pm  Anyone wanting to join should request the information required from  Revd Geoff Boucher on 01480 461846 Covid 19 Lockdown The current high level of infection along with the hope offered by vaccination mean that we have closed the church building for worship and prayer at the moment and will review the situation in due course.       Our virtual Sunday Service continues on our website www.allsaintshartford.org.uk
A prayer for Coronavirus Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Hymns
1 st Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 The Sign of the Covenant 1 When    Abram    was    ninety-nine    years    old,    the Lord   appeared   to   Abram,   and   said   to   him,   ‘I   am God     Almighty;     walk     before     me,     and     be blameless. 2 And    I    will    make    my    covenant between    me    and    you,    and    will    make    you exceedingly   numerous.’ 3 Then   Abram   fell   on   his face;   and   God   said   to   him, 4 ‘As   for   me,   this   is my   covenant   with   you:   You   shall   be   the   ancestor of   a   multitude   of   nations. 5 No   longer   shall   your name     be     Abram,     but     your     name     shall     be Abraham;   for   I   have   made   you   the   ancestor   of   a multitude     of     nations. 6 I     will     make     you exceedingly   fruitful;   and   I   will   make   nations   of you,    and    kings    shall    come    from    you. 7 I    will establish   my   covenant   between   me   and   you,   and your     offspring     after     you     throughout     their generations,   for   an   everlasting   covenant,   to   be God    to    you    and    to    your    offspring    after    you. 15 God   said   to   Abraham,   ‘As   for   Sarai   your   wife, you   shall   not   call   her   Sarai,   but   Sarah   shall   be her   name. 16 I   will   bless   her,   and   moreover   I   will give   you   a   son   by   her.   I   will   bless   her,   and   she shall   give   rise   to   nations;   kings   of   peoples   shall come from her.’
Gospel: Mark 8:31-38 Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection 31 Then   he   began   to   teach   them   that   the   Son   of Man     must     undergo     great     suffering,     and     be rejected   by   the   elders,   the   chief   priests,   and   the scribes,   and   be   killed,   and   after   three   days   rise again. 32 He   said   all   this   quite   openly.   And   Peter took   him   aside   and   began   to   rebuke   him. 33 But turning   and   looking   at   his   disciples,   he   rebuked Peter   and   said,   ‘Get   behind   me,   Satan!   For   you are   setting   your   mind   not   on   divine   things   but   on human   things.’ 34 He   called   the   crowd   with   his disciples,    and    said    to    them,    ‘If    any    want    to become   my   followers,   let   them   deny   themselves and   take   up   their   cross   and   follow   me. 35 For   those who   want   to   save   their   life   will   lose   it,   and   those who   lose   their   life   for   my   sake,   and   for   the   sake of   the   gospel,   will   save   it. 36 For   what   will   it   profit them   to   gain   the   whole   world   and   forfeit   their life? 37 Indeed,   what   can   they   give   in   return   for their   life? 38 Those   who   are   ashamed   of   me   and   of my      words      in      this      adulterous      and      sinful generation,   of   them   the   Son   of   Man   will   also   be ashamed    when    he    comes    in    the    glory    of    his Father with the holy angels.’
Collect for The Second Sunday of Lent Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Readings: 1st Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Gospel: Mark 8:31-38
467 New every morning is the love 54 At the Name of Jesus 626 Take up thy cross 332 I, the Lord of sea and sky
& Church of Uganda School in Kitegomba
Lent Course 2021 Lent will soon be here with its promise of lengthening days, the arrival of Spring and the celebration of Easter and the Resurrection life of Christ in which we share. Each year we run a course to enable our Lenten reflections and our preparation for Holy Week and Easter. This year the course is ‘Caring for Creation’ (from York Courses www.yorkcourses.co.uk ). A number of us have become accustomed to meeting digitally via zoom over the past months, and if you have not please be assured that it is quite straightforward. This is how we will meet to listen to, discuss and reflect upon ‘Caring for Creation’. We will meet on Tuesdays at 2.00pm from 23rd February to 23rd March. Please join us, you will be very welcome. For details and to let us know you will be joining contact Geoff Boucher 01480 461846 geoffboucher@btinternet.com or Elaine Levitt 01480 455225
Lent booklets We also have a supply of #LiveLent God’s Story Our Story Pilgrim Journeys 40 days of reflections on the Creed Reflections for Lent Each of these three booklets provides a daily reflection for the 40 days of Lent. They are available in church or from Geoff. We can also highly recommend Malcolm Guite ’s new book of 150 poems in response to the 150 psalms, David’s Crown ’, available from Church House Bookshop.
Collect for ZOOM meetings 	1.	Evensong on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm    2.  After church Coffee & Chat on         Sundays at 3:30pm Anyone wanting to join should request the information required from  Revd Geoff Boucher on 01480 461846  Download Weekly Sheet Download Weekly Sheet Those for whom your prayers are asked Ginny Anderton,  Andrew Whiffen, Elizabeth Cooper,  Mary Clubb, Pete Nightingale, Jimmy,  Jack,  Norman, Peter Yates,  Martin Whiffen, Marcus, Ezra, Rosemary Whiffen, Jean Baker,              Joan Walton,  Dr. M, Linda Davies, Rob,  Jean  Coleman, Linda Harris,              Carole Crompton, Denny Yates,            Lynn Wright, Nick Spanner,            Matthew Levitt, Fatima,  Fatmeh,                     David and Simon,  Prof Benassi, Samuel, Wunmi.
1 st Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 The Sign of the Covenant 1 When   Abram   was   ninety-nine   years   old,   the Lord   appeared   to   Abram,   and   said   to   him,   ‘I am   God   Almighty;   walk   before   me,   and   be blameless. 2 And    I    will    make    my    covenant between    me    and    you,    and    will    make    you exceedingly   numerous.’ 3 Then   Abram   fell   on his   face;   and   God   said   to   him, 4 ‘As   for   me, this   is   my   covenant   with   you:   You   shall   be the   ancestor   of   a   multitude   of   nations. 5 No longer   shall   your   name   be   Abram,   but   your name   shall   be   Abraham;   for   I   have   made   you the   ancestor   of   a   multitude   of   nations. 6 I   will make    you    exceedingly    fruitful;    and    I    will make   nations   of   you,   and   kings   shall   come from    you. 7 I    will    establish    my    covenant between   me   and   you,   and   your   offspring   after you    throughout    their    generations,    for    an everlasting   covenant,   to   be   God   to   you   and   to your    offspring    after    you. 15 God    said    to Abraham,   ‘As   for   Sarai   your   wife,   you   shall not    call    her    Sarai,    but    Sarah    shall    be    her name. 16 I   will   bless   her,   and   moreover   I   will give   you   a   son   by   her.   I   will   bless   her,   and she    shall    give    rise    to    nations;    kings    of peoples shall come from her.’
Gospel: Mark 8:31-38 Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection 31 Then   he   began   to   teach   them   that   the   Son   of Man   must   undergo   great   suffering,   and   be rejected   by   the   elders,   the   chief   priests,   and the   scribes,   and   be   killed,   and   after   three   days rise    again. 32 He    said    all    this    quite    openly. And    Peter    took    him    aside    and    began    to rebuke   him. 33 But   turning   and   looking   at   his disciples,    he    rebuked    Peter    and    said,    ‘Get behind   me,   Satan!   For   you   are   setting   your mind    not    on    divine    things    but    on    human things.’ 34 He    called    the    crowd    with    his disciples,   and   said   to   them,   ‘If   any   want   to become     my     followers,     let     them     deny themselves   and   take   up   their   cross   and   follow me. 35 For   those   who   want   to   save   their   life will   lose   it,   and   those   who   lose   their   life   for my   sake,   and   for   the   sake   of   the   gospel,   will save   it. 36 For   what   will   it   profit   them   to   gain the     whole     world     and     forfeit     their     life? 37 Indeed,    what    can    they    give    in    return    for their   life? 38 Those   who   are   ashamed   of   me and   of   my   words   in   this   adulterous   and   sinful generation,   of   them   the   Son   of   Man   will   also be   ashamed   when   he   comes   in   the   glory   of his Father with the holy angels.’
A prayer for Coronavirus Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
The 2nd Sunday of Lent Sunday 28th February 2021 The Baptism of Jesus
Covid 19 Lockdown The current high level of infection along with the hope offered by vaccination mean that we have closed the church building for worship and prayer at the moment and will review the situation in due course. Our virtual Sunday Service continues on our website www.allsaintshartford.org.uk
The 2nd Sunday of Lent Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Readings: 1st Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Gospel: Mark 8:31-38
467 New every morning is the love 54 At the Name of Jesus 626 Take up thy cross 332 I, the Lord of sea and sky
Hymns
& Church of Uganda School in Kitegomba
Lent Course 2021 Lent will soon be here with its promise of lengthening days, the arrival of Spring and the celebration of Easter and the Resurrection life of Christ in which we share. Each year we run a course to enable our Lenten reflections and our preparation for Holy Week and Easter. This year the course is ‘Caring for Creation’ (from York Courses www.yorkcourses.co.uk ). A number of us have become accustomed to meeting digitally via zoom over the past months, and if you have not please be assured that it is quite straightforward. This is how we will meet to listen to, discuss and reflect upon ‘Caring for Creation’. We will meet on Tuesdays at 2.00pm from 23rd February to 23rd March. Please join us, you will be very welcome. For details and to let us know you will be joining contact Geoff Boucher 01480 461846 geoffboucher@btinternet.com or Elaine Levitt 01480 455225
Lent booklets We also have a supply of #LiveLent God’s Story Our Story Pilgrim Journeys 40 days of reflections on the Creed Reflections for Lent Each of these three booklets provides a daily reflection for the 40 days of Lent. They are available in church or from Geoff. We can also highly recommend Malcolm Guite ’s new book of 150 poems in response to the 150 psalms, David’s Crown ’, available from Church House Bookshop.
Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection