SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 8th February 2015 Sexagesima 8.00 The Eucharist (1662) at Holy Cross President Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen 9.15 9.15 9.15 9.15 The Eucharist at Llanblethian The Eucharist at Llandough The Eucharist at St. Mary Church Morning Prayer at Llansannor President President President Officiant Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen Rev’d David Boult Ven Bill Thomas Mr. Ron Norey The Eucharist at Penllyn Family Worship at Ystradowen The Eucharist at Holy Cross The Eucharist at St. Hilary President Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen Church Members Canon Derek Belcher Rev’d David Boult 6.00 Holy Communion at Southway 6.30 The Eucharist at Flemingston Officiant President 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 President President Rev’d Edward Dowland Owen SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 15th February 2015 Quinquagesima 8.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross President Rev’d David Boult 9.15 9.15 9.15 9.15 President President President Leaders Rev’d David Boult Canon Derek Belcher Canon Roy Doxsey Church Members 11.00 Morning Prayer at Llansannor 11.00 The Eucharist at Ystradowen 11.00 Family Worship & Baptism at Holy Cross 11.00 The Eucharist at St. Hilary Officiant President Officiant Mrs. Marion Layton Matthews Rev’d David Boult Canon Derek Belcher President Canon Roy Doxsey 6.30 Evening Prayer at Flemingston Officiant Canon Derek Belcher The Eucharist at Llanblethian The Eucharist at Llandough The Eucharist at St Mary Church Morning Prayer at Penllyn Readings: 2 Kings 2.1-12 Psalm 50. 1-6 2 Corinthians 4. 3-6 Mark 9. 2-9 Response: Our God will come and will not keep silence. Lectern Edition: Page 500 Pew Edition: Page 348 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. SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2015 Lectern Edition Page: 497 Pew Edition Page: 345 LITURGICAL COLOUR: GREEN THE COLLECT Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen. THE FIRST READING John’s Gospel says that in the beginning was the Word. In this collection of ancient proverbs, we hear that in the beginning God created Wisdom, to be his companion, his joy and delight, and to work with him in the creation of this world. Proverbs 8.1, 22–31 A reading from the book of Proverbs. Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? The LORD created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth – when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race. This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. PSALM Psalm 104.25–37 R Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. O Lord, how manifold are your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. R Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, creatures both small and great. There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, which you have made for the sport of it. R All of them look to you to give them their food in due season. You give it to them, they gather it; you open your hand and they are filled with good things. You hide your face and they are terrified; you take away their breath and they die and return to their dust. R You send forth your Spirit and they are created; and so you renew the face of the earth. May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; may the Lord rejoice in all his works. He looks at the earth and it trembles; he touches the mountains and they smoke. R I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being. May these words of mine please him; I will rejoice in the Lord. Let sinners be consumed out the earth, and the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Alleluia! R SECOND READING To ancient thinkers, wisdom was a person of God, present in creation. Paul applies this to Jesus. All that is seen and unseen, was created through Christ; and now his resurrection life reconciles everything to God. Colossians 1.15–20 A reading from the letter of Paul to the Colossians. Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 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: [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 [email protected] Executive Parish Warden Emeritus Mrs Pamela Roberts 772771 Parish Wardens Mr David Crompton 751490 Mrs Marion Layton Matthews 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 9th February St. Teilo Porthkerry and Rhoose Melanie Prince (PinC) 9.00 Morning Prayer 10.30 Faith Group at 2 River Walk Cowbridge 7.00 Sector Meeting at Holy Cross Tuesday 10th February St. Scholastica ST. Andrews Major with Michaelston-Le-Pit Andrew James (PinC) 9.00 Morning Prayer 7.30 Home Group at 15 Pen Hendy, Miskin 01443 226412 Thursday 12th February Feria Sully Jonathan Ormrod (PinC) 9.00 Morning Prayer 10.00 Llansannor School visit to Llansannor Church. 7. 00 Wardens Forum at The Taynton Room. Friday 13th February Feria Wenvoe & St. Lythan Jonathan Ormrod (PinC) 9.00 Morning Prayer 10.00 The Eucharist at Holy Cross L11 63 R Happy the man whose offence is forgiven. 4.30 Kinder Music Wednesday 11th February St. Claire of Assisi Provincial Safeguarding Team Elaine Cloak (leader) Saturday 14th February 9.00 Morning Prayer St. Cyril & St. Methodius 10.00 The Eucharist at Llanblethian The Archdeaconry of Margam L11 59 R Bless the Lord my soul! Ven Philip Morris, Archdeacon 7.00 Cowbridge Male Voice Choir at Holy Cross. and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. GOSPEL As a prologue to his story of Jesus, John sets out for us its background in eternity. When God’s Word came to his world it was to bring us light and life. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.; On those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 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 1.1–14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ THE PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS Lord, accept the gifts we bring to your altar, and make them the sacrament of our salvation. Amen. THE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION God our creator, by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church: may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross and enjoy the delights of eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Please Pray for In the Anglican Communion: we pray for Maiduguri (Jos, Nigeria) and the Rt Revd Emmanuel Kana Mani. 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 Penmark with Llancarfan with Llantrithyd. 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 particularly Douglas McCormack, Jean Hurn, Canon David Williams, Muriel Maslin, Elvene Mottershead, Avril Jones, Theo Saunders, Sally Hole, Eve Balfour, Margaret Hockey, John Thomas, Louise Griffiths, Dawn Conrad, Barbara Pickles, Alan Mottershead, 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 Jill Gillard, Jillian Harris, Mary Mckrell, Mair Jones, Anthony Damien Pryor, Lydia Mary Davies and Margaret (Peggy) Lewis. We pray for those whose anniversaries fall at this time: Louise Elvena Evans, Patricia Elizabeth Osborne, Beryl Harris, Rhodri Davies and Garfield Elmer Evans. May they rest in peace and rise in glory Ash Wednesday 18th February There will be three opportunities to attend 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 Wardens’ forum will be at 7pm on Thursday 12th February. Holy Cross Sector meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 9th February. The next Eucharistic Ministers’ meeting will be held on 17th February in the Taynton Room at 11-12noon. Afternoon tea at Holy Cross on Sunday 22nd February at 3.30 pm. All welcome. A Valentine’s Day Curry and Quiz night will be held at St Hilary Village Hall at 7pm on Saturday 14th February. Tickets £10 with a free glass of wine, available from Gill Harris, Sorrento, Mary Llewellyn and Simon Lait. Women's World Day of Prayer 1 p.m. Friday 6th March at Holy Cross. 1st Cowbridge Beavers have been growing narcissi bulbs to be planted in a Marie Curie Honour Garden in Old Hall Gardens. For £3 for Marie Curie you can have a bulb planted in honour of some-one special. Bulbs will be sold outside the Town Hall from 10.30 to 12.30 on Sat 7 th Feb and they will be planted on 19th Feb. from 10.30 to 12 when the Garden will be formally opened by the Mayor. Any sponsors who cannot buy bulbs on the 7th, please contact Gill Clay on 01446.773443 or Eluned Moran on 01446.771289. LENT STUDY GROUPS: 18th February – 25th March 'Another Story Must Begin' A course based on Victor Hugo’s book, Les Misérables. Each session includes watching scenes from the DVD of the film. 5 sessions, beginning Ash Wednesday, 18th February 2015 EVERYONE is invited to join and to prepare together for Easter and if you cannot make every session, do not worry. For further information please see enclosed flyer. 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 Eucharist at Holy Cross on Sunday 8th March at 10.30 a.m., 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. 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 better. All Welcome. (Next date 12th February).
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