Pews News 18.01.15 - Parish of Cowbridge

SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 18th January 2015
Epiphany 2
8.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross
Canon Derek Belcher
Ven Bill Thomas
Canon Derek Belcher
Canon Roy Doxsey
Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen
Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen
Mrs Hazel Coates
Mr Ernie Coates
Canon Derek Belcher
Canon Roy Doxsey
The Eucharist at Llanblethian
The Eucharist at Llandough
The Eucharist at St Mary Church
The Eucharist & CM* at Penllyn
11.00 The Eucharist & CM* at Llansannor
11.00 Family Worship at Holy Cross
11.00 The Eucharist at Ystradowen
11.00 The Eucharist at St. Hilary
6.00 Confirmation at Holy Cross
Bishop David Wilbourne
SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 25th January 2015
The Conversion of St Paul
8.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross
The Eucharist & CM* at Llanblethian President
The Eucharist at Llandough
The Eucharist & CM* at St. Mary Church President
The Eucharist at Llansannor
The Eucharist at Penllyn
The Eucharist & CM* at Ystradowen
The Eucharist & CM* at Holy Cross
Family Worship at St. Hilary
6.30 The Eucharist at Flemingston
Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen
Rev’d David Boult
Canon Peter Coleman
Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen
Canon Derek Belcher
Rev’d David Boult
Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen
Canon Derek Belcher
Mr John Williams
Mrs Marion Layton Ma0hews
Rev’d David Boult
* CM Denotes Congregational Meeting
Psalm 67
Acts 9. 1-22
Ma0hew 19. 27-30
Response: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
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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.
Samuel became an important priest and prophet to
Israel, but God’s call to him, as a child, was quite
unexpected. Our Gospel will be another example
of God’s surprises.
1 Samuel 3.1–10, (11–20)
A reading from the first book of Samuel.
The boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD
under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in
those days; visions were not widespread. At
that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to
grow dim so that he could not see, was lying
down in his room; the lamp of God had not
yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in
the temple of the LORD, where the ark of
God was. Then the LORD called, ‘Samuel!
Samuel!’ and he said, ‘Here I am!’ and ran to
Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’
But he said, ‘I did not call; lie down again.’ So
he went and lay down. The LORD called
again, ‘Samuel!’ Samuel got up and went to
Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’
But he said, ‘I did not call, my son; lie down
again.’ Now Samuel did not yet know the
LORD, and the word of the LORD had not
yet been revealed to him. The LORD called
Samuel again, a third time. And he got up
and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you
called me.’ Then Eli perceived that the LORD
was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to
Samuel, ‘Go, lie down; and if he calls you,
you shall say, “Speak, LORD, for your
servant is listening.” So Samuel went and lay
down in his place. Now the LORD came and
stood there, calling as before, ‘Samuel!
Samuel!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your
servant is listening.’ Then the LORD said to
Samuel, ‘See, I am about to do something in
Israel that will make both ears of anyone who
hears of it tingle. On that day I will fulfil
against Eli all that I have spoken concerning
his house, from beginning to end. For I have
told him that I am about to punish his house
for ever, for the iniquity that he knew,
because his sons were blaspheming God, and
he did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to
the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house
shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering
for ever.’ Samuel lay there until morning;
then he opened the doors of the house of the
LORD. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to
Eli. But Eli called Samuel and said, ‘Samuel,
my son.’ He said, ‘Here I am.’ Eli said, ‘What
was it that he told you? Do not hide it from
me. May God do so to you and more also, if
you hide anything from me of all that he told
you.’ So Samuel told him everything and hid
nothing from him. Then he said, ‘It is the
LORD; let him do what seems good to him.’
As Samuel grew up, the LORD was with him
and let none of his words fall to the ground.
And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew
that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 139.1–5, 12–17
R. I will thank
marvellously made.
Lord, you have searched me out and known
me; you know my siĴing down and my rising
up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You
trace my journeys and my resting-places and
are acquainted with all my ways. R
Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, but
you, O Lord, know it altogether. You press
upon me behind and before and lay your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot
aĴain to it. R
For you yourself created my inmost parts; you
knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will
thank you because I am marvellously made;
your works are wonderful and I know it well.
My body was not hidden from you, while I
was being made in secret and woven in the
depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my
limbs, yet unfinished in the womb; all of them
were wriĴen in your book; they were
fashioned day by day, when as yet there was
none of them. R
How deep I find your thoughts, O God! how
great is the sum of them! If I were to count
them, they would be more in number than the
sand; to count them all, my life span would
need to be like yours. R
These Sundays of Epiphany set before us some
extraordinary mystical visions of heaven. In this
passage Jesus appears as both lion and lamb,
strong in weakness. He is the only one who can
reveal the mysteries of God to us.
Revelation 5.1–10
A reading from the book of Revelation.
I saw in the right hand of the one seated on
the throne a scroll wriĴen on the inside and
on the back, sealed with seven seals; and I
saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud
voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and
break its seals?’ And no one in heaven or on
earth or under the earth was able to open the
scroll or to look into it. And I began to weep
biĴerly because no one was found worthy to
open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of
the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. See, the
Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David,
has conquered, so that he can open the scroll
and its seven seals.’ Then I saw between the
throne and the four living creatures and
among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had
The Holy Eucharist is celebrated
in St. John’s Church, Llanblethian
at 10.00am on Wednesdays
(followed by a coffee morning).
Holy Cross Church
Church Street
CF71 7BB
The Holy Eucharist is celebrated
in Holy Cross Parish Church at
10.00am on Fridays (followed by
a coffee morning)
Tel: 01446 772302
Fax: 01446 772347
Email: offi[email protected]
The Parish Office is open Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between
10.30 am and 12.30 pm.
If you know of anyone who is sick or housebound and would like to receive Holy
Communion or be visited then please let the Parish Office or one of the Clergy know
as soon as possible.
Revd Canon Derek G Belcher Obl.OSB.
Team Vicar
Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen TSSF.
NSM Curate
Rev’d David Boult
[email protected]
07796 170671
07403 935555
[email protected]
07767 818257
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Parish Administrator
Mr David -Lloyd Jones
Parish Office or 01656 741354 offi[email protected]
Executive Parish Warden Emeritus
Mrs Pamela Roberts
Parish Wardens
Mr David Crompton
Mrs Marion Layton MaĴhews
Parish Treasurer
Mr Ron Norey
Honorary Assistant Curates
Revd Norman E Williams
All of the Churches in our Parish are open daily
for private prayer and devotion.
Monday 19th January
Roath, St Martin
Thursday 22nd January
Irving Hamer (V) Feria
9.00 Morning Prayer
Caerau w Ely
Jesse Smith (V)
10.30 Faith Group at 2 River Walk
9.00 Morning Prayer
10.30-11.00 Prayers for Christian Unity
10.30-11.00 Prayers for Christian Unity
7.00 Cowbridge Male Voice Choir at
Holy Cross.
Tuesday 20th January
Llandaff Deanery
Canon Jenny Wigley (AD)
9.00 Morning Prayer
3.45 Funeral of Howell Adams at
Coychurch Crematorium
7.30 Home Group at 15 Pen Hendy,
Miskin 01443 226412
10.30-11.00 Prayers for Christian Unity
Wednesday 21st January
Agnes, VMr
Department for Parish Resources
Canon Stephen Ryan (Ch)
Richard Jones (Parish Resources Advisor)
9.00 Morning Prayer
10.00 The Eucharist at Llanblethian
L11 19 R You are a priest for ever, a
priest like Melchizedek of old.
10.30-11.00 Prayers for Christian Unity
7.00 Cowbridge Male Voice Choir at
Holy Cross
been slaughtered, having seven horns and
seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God
sent out into all the earth. He went and took
the scroll from the right hand of the one who
was seated on the throne. When he had taken
the scroll, the four living creatures and the
twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each
holding a harp and golden bowls full of
incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
They sing a new song: ‘You are worthy to
take the scroll and to open its seals, for you
were slaughtered and by your blood you
ransomed for God saints from every tribe and
language and people and nation; you have
made them to be a kingdom and priests
serving our God, and they will reign on
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Friday 23rd January
S Francis de Sales BDr
Colin SuĴon (V)
9.00 Morning Prayer
10.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross
L11 23 R Mercy and faithfulness have
10.30-11.00 Prayers for Christian Unity
4.30 Kinder Music
Saturday 24th January
S Caradog, Ab
Glan Ely
Jan Gould (PinC)
10.30-11.00 Prayers for Christian Unity
11.00-1pm Preachers Course
Following his baptism, of which we heard last
Sunday, Jesus began to choose men to share his
work. Among them was Nathanael, who received
an unexpected invitation from Philip to ‘Come
and see’, and was even more surprised to discover
that Jesus knew all about his past, present and
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Speak , Lord, your servant is listening: you
have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Lord be with you
And also with you.
Listen to the gospel of Christ according to
Glory to you, O Lord.
John 1.43–51
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee.
He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of
Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael
and said to him, ‘We have found him about
whom Moses in the law and also the prophets
wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’
Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good
come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him,
‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nathanael
coming toward him, he said of him, ‘Here is
truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’
Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come
to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘ I saw you
under the fig tree before Philip called you.’
Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of
God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus
answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you
that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see
greater things than these.’ And he said to
him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see
heaven opened and the angels of God
ascending and descending upon the Son of
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Father, may we celebrate the eucharist with
reverence and love, for when we proclaim the
death of the Lord you continue the work of
his redemption, who is Lord for ever and
God of glory, you nourish us with your Word
who is the bread of life: fill us with your
Holy Spirit that through us the light of your
glory may shine in all the world. We ask this
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Please Pray for
• In the Anglican Communion: we pray for the Diocese of London and The Rt
• We pray for the work of our link missionary societies, please use the C.M.S.
Newsline: Phone 020 7633 0070.
• Please use the Web Site:
• In the diocese we pray for the Parish of Cardiff, St German w St Saviour
and Dean Atkins, Vicar.
• We pray for all those who are sick and housebound in our Parish and for all
those who receive Holy Communion at home. If you require a visit, or are
aware of anyone else who does, please advise the Parish Office or a member
of the Clergy.
• We pray for all who are sick, particularly Douglas McCormack, Jean Hurn,
Canon David Williams, Muriel Maslin, Elvene MoĴershead, Avril Jones,
Theo Saunders, Sally Hole, Eve Balfour, Margaret Hockey, John Thomas,
Louise Griffiths, Helen Saunders, Dawn Conrad, Barbara Pickles, Alan
MoĴershead, Rebekah Pierchalo, Penny Earnshaw and Lorraine Ravey.
Praying for our loved ones who are in need is important to us as a Church. Please forward names for the Prayer List
to the Parish Office, having first obtained permission of the person concerned, together with any details that will allow
us to offer the appropriate Pastoral Care. People will be prayed for over a month, after which - if there is any further
need - please let us know.
• We pray for those who have recently departed this life among them Henry
Derick Powell Hanks, Mabel Jean Goodbourn, Ruby Joyce Burder, Elsie May
James, Connie May Hopkins, Lynda Christine Edwards, Tara Reardon
Smith, Tudor Vivian Thomas, Jill Gillard, Jillian Harris and Mary Mckrell.
• We pray for those whose anniversaries fall at this time: Doris
Chamberlain, Lena Rose Barker, Anthony Chick, Hazel Claire Thomas, Clive
William Blick, Terence Varley, Phyllis Mabel Dicker, Martha Mary Evans,
BeĴy Williams, John Bevan Hopkins and Ena Margaret Parsons.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory
Ash Wednesday 18th February
There will be three opportunities to aĴend the Holy Eucharist with imposition of
Ashes on this most Holy day of obligation for Christians as we begin our journey to
Lent. 10am at Llanblethian; 6pm at Holy Cross and 7.30pm at Ystradowen.
• The next PCC Meeting will be at 7.15 pm on Monday 26th January at
the Taynton Room.
• The next Wardens’ forum will be at 7pm on Thursday 12th February.
• Holy Cross Sector meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 9th
• Lay Worship Leaders & Preachers Course: This will start on Saturday
24th January, for more information please contact Canon Derek.
• Used Stamps for Leukaemia Research—Please drop these into the
parish office.
• Afternoon tea at Holy Cross on Sunday 25th January at 3.30 pm. All
• The Parish Electoral Roll is now due for renewal. If you would like
to register please fill in a form and give it to your Church Warden or
send it to the parish Office by Monday 9th March 2015.
Canon Derek Belcher will retire as Rector of Cowbridge in March and has
been appointed as Priest in Charge of the Parishes of Penmark with
Llancarfan with Llantrithyd. There will be an All Parish Farewell Service at
Holy Cross on Sunday 8th March at 10.30 am, and all are welcome. Please
pray for Canon Derek and Pamela and the people of his new Parishes as
they begin this next chapter in their Christian journey together.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
During the week commencing 19th January, Prayers for Christian Unity led
by Churches Together, will be held in Holy Cross from 10.30—11am
Monday to Saturday. All welcome
St. Mary Church Coffee Morning third Friday in each month at the Church
from 10.30am. All Welcome. (Next date 20th February)
Southern Pastorate Social 2nd Thursday of the month at the Bush Inn, St
Hilary at 7.30pm. Come along for a drink and a chat, and get to know each
other beĴer. All Welcome. (Next date 12th February).