Notices 28th January 2018

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Epiphany 4/ Candlemas: Deuteronomy 18.15-20, Revelation 12.1-5a, Mark 1.21-28 or Malachi 3.1-5, Hebrews 2.14-end, Luke 2.22-40

9am                  BCP Holy Communion   Chitterne

10.30am            Family Communion        Orcheston

4pm                  Family Service & Tea     Shrewton

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 4th February, 2nd Before Lent: Proverbs 8.1,22-31, Colossians 1.15-20, John 1.1-14

9am                  Holy Communion           Orcheston

10.30am            Family Communion        Tilshead

5pm                  Bible Study & Prayers   Chitterne

 

WEEKDAY SERVICES

The following services take place during the week.

Do join us if you can:

Tues     10am                Holy Communion Shrewton

Wed     10am                Morning Prayer    Shrewton

Wed     4.30pm             Compline             Chitterne

Thus     9.30am             Morning Prayer    Tilshead

Thus     5.30pm             Evening Prayer   Orcheston

Sat       5.30pm             Compline               Tilshead

 

FOR OUR PRAYERS  

Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Christopher, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Kate, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Simon; for all who are seeking light and hope in a time of darkness.

COLLECT

God our creator, who in the beginning commanded light to shine out of darkness: we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, shine into the hearts of all your people, and reveal the knowledge of your glory in the face of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

BIBLE STUDY 4th February

Next week’s Bible study in Chitterne will be taking place at Manor Farm House, with thanks to the Gooch family.

LENT 2018

Ash Wednesday, 14th February, 10am, St Mary’s Shrewton  A Service to mark the beginning of Lent.  All welcome.

A LENT COURSE FOR SALISBURY PLAIN BENEFICE As you may have seen in the flyer distributed over Christmas, this year we will be holding our own tailor-made Lent Course in the parish. Sessions will run on a Monday evening and be repeated on a Thursday morning, commencing on 19th February and 22nd February respectively. Topics to be covered include our church services, prayer, the Bible, and music, under the headings ‘Worship’, ‘Pray’, ‘Study’, ‘Reflect’ and challenge. More information can be found on the flyer. If you are interested in further details please contact the church office.

 

HELP NEEDED TO PLAY BOARD GAMES!

Yes you did read that right! We need some members of our church community to come and play board games with our families at Messy church.This is just for half an hour from 10.30-11am on Tuesday 13th Feb at the Methodist Hall, you would of course be welcome to stay and observe the rest of messy church if you wanted to.  We will give you tea and coffee or you can buy a special one from Oasis Cafe which will be open. If you have 30 minutes to spare please contact Heather Brearey 621851 heatherbrearey@gmail.com or just turn up.

 

TRUSSELL TRUST COLLECTION

Throughout 2017 the total collected in Orcheston was 124.9kg. Many thanks to all who contributed.

Notices 21 Jan 18

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Epiphany 3:
Genesis 14.17-20, Revelation 19.6-10, John 2.1-11

9am                  Morning Prayer              Orcheston
10.30am            Holy Communion           Shrewton
4pm                  BCP Holy Communion   Tilshead

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 28th January 2018, Epiphany 4/ Candlemas:
Deuteronomy 18.15-20, Revelation 12.1-5a, Mark 1.21-28 or Malachi 3.1-5, Hebrews 2.14-end, Luke 2.22-40

9am                  BCP Holy Communion   Chitterne
10.30am            Family Communion        Orcheston
4pm                  Family Service & Tea     Shrewton

WEEKDAY SERVICES
The following services take place during the week.
Do join us if you can:

Tues     10am                Holy Communion Shrewton
Wed     10am                Morning Prayer    Shrewton
Wed     4.30pm             Compline             Chitterne
Thus     9.30am             Morning Prayer    Tilshead
Thus     5.30pm             Evening Prayer   Orcheston
Sat       5.30pm              Compline               Tilshead

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Christopher, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Simon; for Christians and those of other faiths who face persecution, torture and imprisonment due to their observance of their faith.

COLLECT
Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence;
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness sustain us
by your might power;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY EVENTS & SERVICES

Prayer Space, 10am-6.30pm, St Mary’s, Shrewton
Come and spend some time in the church in prayer for our community and for the world. Drop in for 5 minutes or an hour. It’s entirely up to you.

Soup & Sing at The Bustard, 7.30pm 25th January
A wonderful opportunity for fellowship, singing and food. All welcome.
Please book in so Plain Church can cater via Sue Easton on 07713238589

LENT
Ash Wednesday, 14th February, 10am, St Mary’s Shrewton
A Service to mark the beginning of Lent.  All welcome.

A LENT COURSE FOR SALISBURY PLAIN BENEFICE
As you may have seen in the flyer distributed over Christmas, this year we will be holding our own tailor-made Lent Course in the parish. Sessions will run on a Monday evening and be repeated on a Thursday morning, commencing on 19th February and 22nd February respectively. Topics to be covered include our church services, prayer, the Bible, and music, under the headings ‘Worship’, ‘Pray’, ‘Study’, ‘Reflect’ and challenge. More information can be found on the flyer. If you are interested in further details please contact the church office.

HELP NEEDED TO PLAY BOARD GAMES!
Yes you did read that right! We need some members of our church community to come and play board games with our families at Messy church.

This is just for half an hour from 10.30-11am on Tuesday 13th Feb at the Methodist Hall, you would of course be welcome to stay and observe the rest of messy church if you wanted to.

We will give you tea and coffee or you can buy a special one from Oasis Cafe which will be open.

If you have 30 minutes to spare please contact Heather Brearey 621851 heatherbrearey@gmail.com or just turn up.

Notices 14 Jan 18

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Epiphany 2:
1 Samuel 3.1-10 (11-20), Revelation 5.1-10, John 1.43-end 

9am                  Holy Communion (BCP) Shrewton
10.30am            Family Communion        Chitterne
4pm                  Evensong (BCP)           Tilshead

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 21st January 2018, Epiphany 3:
Genesis 14.17-20, Revelation 19.6-10, John 2.1-11

9am                  Morning Prayer              Orcheston
10.30am            Holy Communion           Shrewton
4pm                  BCP Holy Communion   Tilshead

WEEKDAY SERVICES
The following services take place during the week.
Do join us if you can:

Tues     10am                Holy Communion Shrewton
Wed     10am                Morning Prayer    Shrewton
Wed     4.30pm             Compline             Chitterne
Thus     9.30am             Morning Prayer    Tilshead
Thus     5.30pm             Evening Prayer   Orcheston
Sat       5.30pm             Compline               Tilshead

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Sarah, Simon; those facing a time of change or challenge.

COLLECT
Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature
by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY EVENTS & SERVICES

“Is That Really Your Vicar?”,  7.30pm, 19thJanuary
Rev Paul Rees will tell his story of  how he came to faith, at the Methodist Church. Tickets £5.00 available from the Coffee Shop Price includes a Fish & Chip Tea Profits to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Prayer Space, 10am-6.30pm, St Mary’s, Shrewton
Come and spend some time in the church in prayer for our community and for the world. Drop in for 5 minutes or an hour. It’s entirely up to you.

Soup & Sing at The Bustard, 7.30pm 25th January
A wonderful opportunity for fellowship, singing and food. All welcome.
Please book in so Plain Church can cater via
Sue Easton on 07713238589

LENT
Ash Wednesday, 14th February, 10am, St Mary’s Shrewton
A Service to mark the beginning of Lent.  All welcome.

A LENT COURSE FOR SALISBURY PLAIN BENEFICE As you may have seen in the flyer distributed over Christmas, this year we will be holding our own tailor-made Lent Course in the parish. Sessions will run on a Monday evening and be repeated on a Thursday morning, commencing on 19th February and 22nd February respectively. Topics to be covered include our church services, prayer, the Bible, and music, under the headings ‘Worship’, ‘Pray’, ‘Study’, ‘Reflect’ and challenge. More information can be found on the flyer. If you are interested in further details please contact the church office.

Notices 7 Jan 18

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Epiphany:
Isaiah 60.1-6, Ephesians 3.1-12, Matthew 2.1-12

9am                  Holy Communion           Orcheston
10.30am            Family Communion        Tilshead
5pm                  Bible Study & Prayers   Chitterne

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 14th January 2018, Epiphany 2:
1 Samuel 3.1-10 (11-20), Revelation 5.1-10, John 1.43-end

9am                  Holy Communion (BCP) Shrewton
10.30am            Family Communion        Chitterne
4pm                  Evensong (BCP)           Tilshead

WEEKDAY SERVICES
The following services take place during the week.
Do join us if you can:

Tues     10am                Holy Communion Shrewton
Wed     10am                Morning Prayer    Shrewton
Wed     4.30pm             Compline             Chitterne
Thus     9.30am Morning Prayer    Tilshead
Thus     5.30pm             Evening Prayer   Orcheston
Sat       5.30pm             Compline               Tilshead

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Sarah, Simon; all who are grieving, especially the family of Julie, and Susan who is grieving for Robert and Oliver; For those who face the New Year with anxiety.

COLLECT
O God,
who by the leading of a star manifested
your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Friday 12th January, 1pm, St Mary’s Shrewton
Funeral Service for Robert Wilson

Ash Wednesday, 14th February, 10am, St Mary’s Shrewton
A Service to mark the beginning of Lent.  All welcome.

A LENT COURSE FOR SALISBURY PLAIN BENEFICE As you may have seen in the flyer distributed over Christmas, this year we will be holding our own tailor-made Lent Course in the parish. Sessions will run on a Monday evening and be repeated on a Thursday morning, commencing on 19th February and 22nd February respectively. Topics to be covered include our church services, prayer, the Bible, and music, under the headings ‘Worship’, ‘Pray’, ‘Study’, ‘Reflect’ and challenge. More information can be found on the flyer. If you are interested in further details please contact the church office.

THE MINISTRY TEAM HAVE BEEN READING…
…some pure escapism over the Christmas period. ‘Excellent Women’ and ‘A Glass of Blessings’ (among others) both sum up church life from the perspective of the parishioners during the middle of the last century. Some elements (the jumble sale and the church lads’ group) seem terribly antiquated now, but Barbara Pym draws her characters beautifully, and for that reason there is still much enjoyment to be had from her observations of ordinary lives and our everyday worries and joys.

God’s Belongers: How people engage with God today and how the church can help’ Written by the present Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, this book provides a fascinating insight into how people feel connected to the church, and how in turn, we might need to amend our approach towards our community. How do we connect to visitors, newcomers, people who love our building but never come to a service, people who love committees and those who decidedly don’t; and those who love an ‘event’, but whom we see little during the rest of the year?