Collect Heavenly Lord, you long for the world's salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Please pray this week for: - Stephen and David our bishops and Alex our Archdeacon. - Kylie, Bridget and Gareth our priests. - People in All Saints’ Rampton and Cottenham ministry, pastoral and churchwarden roles: Sue, Pauline, Pam, Mike, Mick, Margaret, Maggie, Judi, Jennie, Alison. - Support, financial and through personal contact, for our church family sisters and brothers in West Africa, especially those helping people affected by the Ebola virus. - people persecuted for their faith: today is the International Day of Prayer for persecuted Christians. - People who need our prayers including: Valerie Bowles, Joyce Childs, Brenda Exley, Henry Fleck, Margaret Horgan, Paul Main, Joyce Mason, Roger Mills, Elizabeth Newman, Derek Sutton, Norman Thacker, Dorothy Unwin, Joe Webster, Cynthia Wiffen and all others in Rampton and Cottenham for whom people have requested prayer. - all who mourn for loved ones who died recently or at any time, at home or far from home. Pray during November 2014 for magazine and newsletter organisers in Cottenham and Rampton who support church life through information and entertaining articles that keep church members and the wider village communities connected and much more... Pray during November 2014 for occupations in our community, paid and unpaid: Decorators, Bakers, Shoebox fillers. Pray this week for people in our neighbourhoods: Margett Street, Millfield, Moores Court. All Saints’ Churches Cottenham and Rampton 16th November 2014 2 Sunday before Advent nd Welcome! If you’re visiting us today or are new to Cottenham or Rampton or to the church, an especially warm welcome. In Cottenham there are toilets and a baby changing area in All Saints’ Hall across the road. There is also a children’s corner at the back of the church. Please feel free to use facilities during the service. Rampton Zephaniah 1:7, 12-end, Psalm 90.1-8,12 and Matthew 25.14-30 Cottenham 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and Matthew 25:14-30 8.30am Holy Communion, Cottenham Celebrant: Rev’d Kylie Hodgins Reader: Lesley Maile 9.15am Morning Prayer, Rampton Leader: Revd Bridget Baguley Reader:Celia Chappell Intercessor: Judi Middleton Hymns 37 Angel voices, ever singing 447 May the mind of Christ my Saviour 476 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us 474 Now thank we all our God 10.30am Parish Communion & Sunday School, Cottenham Celebrant: Revd Kylie Hodgins Reader: Brenda Morphet Intercessor: Rod Halls Hymns 33 Angel voices ever singing 49 Awake, awake, fling off the night 356 O Breath of life 334 May the mind of Christ my Saviour 208 Help us to help each other, Lord 354 Now thank we all our God Mon 17th November 2.30pm Fellowship tea at Franklin Gardens, Cottenham. Tues 18th November Church ministers pray for the villages. th Wed 19 November 10.00am Communion service at Pat Vogwell's house. 4.00pm Wednesday Church, Cottenham 7.30pm Bellringing practice, Cottenham. Thank you to Mike Overall (blacksmith) for welding, at no charge to All Saints', one of the striking hammers that enable the church clock to chime. Thanks also to the bellringers who helped with the repairs. Thanks to them we continue to know the time of day! Messages of Hope: writing for rights (Amnesty and CSW) Some of us wrote Christmas cards on 12th November to people around the world who are being persecuted or in prison because of their religious and humanitarian beliefs. Contact Cat Sunderland or Alison Wedgbury for help in writing in your own time. Thurs 20th November 10.00am Little Saints meet in All Saints' Hall. Fri 21st November 7.15pm Choir practice, Cottenham. Sunday 23rd November, Sunday before Advent, Christ the King 8.30am Holy Communion (BCP), Cottenham. 10.30am Parish Communion with Sunday School, Cottenham. Traidcraft and Christmas: 23rd November after the morning service in Cottenham and again on 29 th November at the Friends of All Saints' coffee morning in Rampton Village Hall. New catalogues and samples of Christmas cards from Judi Middleton on 01954 251607 or at [email protected] Priest in charge Revd Kylie Hodgins 01954 250454 [email protected] Rest day is Thursday. Churchwardens – Cottenham Miss Margaret Edwards 01954 251934 Mrs Jennie Steer 01954 202026 Curate Revd Bridget Baguley [email protected] 07702 456906 Rest day is Friday. www.allsaintscottenham.org.uk www.ramptonchurch.org Facebook: All Saints’ Church, Cottenham DEC Appeal for West Africa and the Ebola crisis. You can give to Tearfund or direct to the Disasters Emergency Committee at www.dec.org.uk/appeals/ebola-crisis-appeal Fundraising for All Saints' Cottenham and Rampton Don't forget that there continue to be serious shortfalls in the income for both churches. Please support all the events planned. If you can organise something to raise money, do offer. Small amounts of money are just as welcome as big donations! 29th November coffee morning in Rampton Village Hall, organised by the Friends of All Saints' Rampton. Good cakes guaranteed and coffee/tea and things to buy. 7.30pm Saturday 13th December, All Saints’ Cottenham. Ely Consort sing a range of carols: A Cause for Carolling. .................................................................................................................................. 2.00 to 4.00pm Sunday 14th December, All Saints' Cottenham. The Christmas Tree Festival is back! Come and enjoy the decorated trees and a small Christmas market and also mulled wine. ............................................................................................................. 7.00pm, Friday 19th December: Tyrannochorus etc and Junior Prime Brass: Christmas music by candlelight, Cottenham church.
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