here - Coker Ridge Benefice

The Coker Ridgeway weekly
1st February 2015
(East Coker, Sutton Bingham, Closworth, West Coker,
Hardington Mandeville,
East Chinnock and Pendomer)
Sunday 1st February 2015
The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
9.15 HC (BCP) Sutton Bingham CH
9.15 HC (CW) E Chinnock David Woodley
10.45 Sung Eucharist & Sunday School
East Coker CH
10.45 Family Service West Coker
10.45 Matins (BCP) Hardington
12.00 E Coker Church Lunch Helyer Arms
6.00 Evensong East Coker
God our creator, who in the beginning
commanded the 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.
Sunday 8th February 2015
9.15 Family Service Pendomer
9.15 Family Communion Closworth CH
10.45 Family Leaflet East Coker
10.45 HC (CW) Hardington CH
10.45 Parish Praise West Coker
6.00 Evensong East Coker
6.30 Evensong East Chinnock
Sunday 15th February 2015
8.00 HC (BCP) Hardington CH
9.15 Family Service Pendomer
9.15 Family Service East Chinnock
10.45 HC (BCP) Sutton Bingham TBA
10.45 Sung Eucharist East Coker CH
10.45 HC (CW) West Coker TBA
6.00 Evensong East Coker
Rev’d Charles Hatton 862125
[email protected]
Tues 3 Feb
10.30 Little Wheelers (Parents and children) E Coker Village Hall
10.30 – 12.00 Coffee Morning, East Chinnock Village Hall
Wed 4 Feb
11.00 ECCF Coffee Stop, Gospel Hall, East Coker
11.30 Informal Prayers for the Benefice St Micheals Lady Chapel
12.00 Funeral service for the late Les Stoodley at St Mary’s, East
15.15-16:15 Seekers After School Club, W Coker School
Sun 8 Feb
12.30-2.00 Curry Lunch at E Coker Vicarage – see page 4
Mon 9 Feb
19.30-21.00 PCC Hardington Rydon Farmhouse
Tues 10 Feb
10.30 Coffee Morning East Chinnock Village Hall
10.30-11.30 Book Swap St Mary’s Hardington
10.30 Little Wheelers (Parents and Children) E Coker Village Hall
19.45 Benefice choir Practice Weavers Cottage Hardington
Wed 11 Feb
10.30-12.00 Bible Study 11 Tarratt Road East Coker
11.00 ECCF Coffee Stop, Gospel Hall, East Coker
15.15-16:15 Seekers After School Club, W Coker School
Thurs 12 Feb 19.30 21.00 Wardens Meeting Rectory West Coker
Sun 15 Feb
14.20 -16.30 Snowdrop Day Sunday, at The Hall, West Coker the
home of & by kind permission of Clive & Gina Seaton then Teas
over the road at Well House, Manor Farm. Donations in aid of St
Martin's Roof Fund
17 Feb
Wheelers (Parents and children) E Coker Village Hall
Jesus Christ ascended
to the
10.30 – 12.00
Coffee Morning, East Chinnock Village Hall
Service St Michael’s, East Coker
throne of heaven that he
ECCF Coffee
might rule over
all things
as Stop, Gospel Hall, East Coker
After School Club, W Coker School
Lord and King: keep the
Church in the unity of the
Spirit and in the bond of
peace, and bring the whole
created order to worship at
his feet; who is alive and
reigns with you, in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever.
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Lectionary Readings for Today
Revelation 12 v1-5a The Woman and the Dragon
A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the
moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2She was
pregnant and was crying out in birth pangs, in the agony of giving birth. 3Then
another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and
ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4His tail swept down a third of the
stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the
woman who was about to bear a child, so that he might devour her child as
soon as it was born. 5And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all
the nations with a rod of iron.
Mark 1 v21-28 The Man with an Unclean Spirit
They went to Capernaum; and when the Sabbath came, he entered the
synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he
taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Just then
there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24and he cried
out, ‘What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to
destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.’ 25But Jesus
rebuked him, saying, ‘Be silent, and come out of him!’ 26And the unclean
spirit, throwing him into convulsions and crying with a loud voice, came
out of him. 27They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another,
‘What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the
unclean spirits, and they obey him.’ 28At once his fame began to spread
throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
Around the Benefice
NEW RECTOR: Representatives from our 7 parishes are currently drawing up a
‘Benefice Profile’ to be used in our advertisement for our new rector. If you have
any photos of events, activities, the area, the churches that might be included,
please could you email them to [email protected] (Artistic
close-ups would be good too eg a caring old hand holding a child’s hand). Thank
CURRY LUNCH: On Sunday Feb 8th at the 10.45 Family Service in East Coker
there will be a talk about Piers Simon Appeal. This will be followed by a
Curry Lunch at the Vicarage 12.30-2.00. Tickets £2.50 from the church or J
Clough 850256. Any further donations to The Piers Simon Appeal welcome.
PARENTING COURSE Yeovil Community Church is planning some Parenting
Courses as follows. Parenting 0-9's from Monday 26 January to 9 March 7.30pm
to 9.30pm for 8 sessions at The GateWay Preston Lounge. Also, Parenting
Teenagers from Wednesday 11 February to 25 March 7.45pm to 9.30pm for 6
sessions. If you are interested in either of these please contact either Sonia Floyd
(0-9's) or Ian Stevenson (teenagers) to register your interest or for more
information email Beryl on: [email protected]
CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY If you would like to know how you can help the
poor and socially marginalised or would like to know more information, please
contact Steve on either [email protected] or T. 01935 426771 and leave a
message. Thank you.
Church, Yeovil on 7 March 2015. Exploring the meaning of healing and the
interface between Healthcare, Faith Communities, and the Christian Healing
Ministry in particular. More details in early January. For enquiries or to register
interest contact Josie Halla [email protected]
NEW WINE SUMMER CAMP - Sat 25 to Fri 31 July 2015 (Week 1) Royal
Bath & West Showground Shepton Mallet. Adult from £137 for the week
The Elim Church Yeovil would like to encourage you to come and join us as
we go to New Wine this year, check out the amazing speakers and book at
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 23 Feb–8 March: 78% of the UK public recognise
the FAIRTRADE Mark. From UK sales alone, £26m of Fairtrade Premium
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globally is traded on Fairtrade terms. So for Fairtrade Fortnight 2015,
we’re going to turn a spotlight on the producers who grow the products
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