SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 18th January 2015 Epiphany 2 8.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross President Canon Derek Belcher 9.15 9.15 9.15 9.15 President President President President Ven Bill Thomas Canon Derek Belcher Canon Roy Doxsey Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen President Leader Talk President President 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 NO SERVICE AT FLEMINGSTON 6.00 Conﬁrmation at Holy Cross President Bishop David Wilbourne SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 25th January 2015 The Conversion of St Paul 8.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross 9.15 9.15 9.15 9.15 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 President The Eucharist & CM* at Llanblethian President The Eucharist at Llandough President The Eucharist & CM* at St. Mary Church President The Eucharist at Llansannor President 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 President President President Leader Talk Rev’d David Boult Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen Canon Derek Belcher Mr John Williams Mrs Marion Layton Ma0hews President Rev’d David Boult * CM Denotes Congregational Meeting Readings: Jeremiah1.4-10 Psalm 67 Acts 9. 1-22 Ma0hew 19. 27-30 Response: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Lectern Edition: Page 1062 Pew Edition: Page 753 Christian Copyright Licence: 95911 The Rectorial Beneﬁce of Cowbridge. PLEASE TAKE ME HOME Serving the communities of Aberthin, Cowbridge, Flemingston, Llanblethian, Llandough, Llanfrynach, Llansannor, Penllyn, St. Hilary, St. Mary Church and Ystradowen. Bringing Jesus to the people and the people to Jesus. EPIPHANY 2 SUNDAY 18TH JANUARY 2015 Lectern Edition Page: 465 Pew Edition Page: 323 LITURGICAL COLOUR: White THE 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. THE FIRST READING 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 LORD. ] This is the word of the Lord Thanks be to God. THE PSALM Psalm 139.1–5, 12–17 R. I will thank marvellously made. you because I am 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. R 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 THE SECOND READING 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 WEEKDAY WORSHIP THE PARISH OFFICE 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 Cowbridge 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] Website: www.cowbridgeparish.com 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. Staﬀ Rector Revd Canon Derek G Belcher Obl.OSB. Team Vicar Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen TSSF. NSM Curate Rev’d David Boult home mobile 771625 [email protected] 07796 170671 775381 07403 935555 [email protected] 07767 818257 [email protected] Parish Administrator Mr David -Lloyd Jones Parish Oﬃce or 01656 741354 oﬃ[email protected] Executive Parish Warden Emeritus Mrs Pamela Roberts 772771 Parish Wardens Mr David Crompton 751490 Mrs Marion Layton MaĴhews 771936 Parish Treasurer Mr Ron Norey 775623 Honorary Assistant Curates Revd Norman E Williams 772107 DIARY All of the Churches in our Parish are open daily for private prayer and devotion. Monday 19th January Feria 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 Cowbridge 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 Feria 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 earth.’ This is the word of the Lord Thanks be to God. Friday 23rd January S Francis de Sales BDr Fairwater Colin SuĴon (V) 9.00 Morning Prayer 10.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross L11 23 R Mercy and faithfulness have met. 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 THE GOSPEL 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 future. 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 John. 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 Man.’ This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ. THE PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS 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 ever Amen. THE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION 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. Amen. Please Pray for • In the Anglican Communion: we pray for the Diocese of London and The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard John Carew Chartres. www.anglicancommunion.org • We pray for the work of our link missionary societies, please use the C.M.S. Newsline: Phone 020 7633 0070. www.samsgb.org • Please use the Web Site: www.churchinwales.org • 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. Notices • 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 February. • 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 welcome • 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).
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