Sunday 15 March 2015 Mothering Sunday / Lent 4

2015
Diary
19:00 – St. Owen Building Project Launch
Fri 17 April
at St. Owen.
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Sat 13 June 19.30 - Concord Singers in Concert
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Sun 21 June Open Church Sunday
Choral Evensong- The Headlands Chorale
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Sun 28 June
Oakley
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Sat 11 July
Oakley Carnival
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Sun 12 July
Bromham Show
10.00 -15.00 Bromham CE School Year 4
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Thur 25 June
Reflection Day at St. Owen
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Sat 26 Sept
15.30 - Proms in the Park Concert
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Pew Leaflet for Benefice of
St. Owen, Bromham
St. Mary, Oakley and
St. Leonard, Stagsden
Now that our Planning Application for the proposed
extension at St. Owen has been approved can we all plan an
event to raise funds. We need to raise £120,000 to apply for
grants for matched funding.
Launch of the Building Project with Pam Rhodes and the
Lord Lt. of Bedfordshire Friday 17 April at 7.00pm at St.
Owen. Do a fundraising event and bring the proceeds to the
launch. The 2 hour film about Bromham Village will be available
to buy.
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Bring & Share Lunch. Next lunch is on April 12 with Barbara
Crawford at 9 Chestnut Avenue. Please contact Anne Tombs
822949 for details.
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The Confirmation is on Tuesday 9 June Those interested
meet at the Vicarage on Tuesday’s at 19.30 (aged 10 or over).
Let Revd Linda know if you can attend.
APCM
Oakley
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Tuesday 17 March 19:00
(accounts19:00, meeting at 19:30)
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Bromham Wednesday 18 March 19:30
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Stagsden Tuesday 28 April 19;30
APCM’s If you write a report now’s the time to do so! Please
give to the PCC secretary
Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury is visiting the
Diocese from 18- 20 June and will be at the Alban Pilgrimage
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on Sat 20 June. Put the date in your diary now!
Benefice Frugal soup lunch Thursday 26 March 1.00pm St.
Mary, Oakley. Donations for the Bishops Lent appeal.
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Tuesday Luncheon club. Next one is 14 April
Sunday 15th March 2015
Mothering Sunday / Lent 4
We welcome you if you are a visitor or new to this village,
please make yourself known to us. Parents and children are
welcome at the services and may use the toys and play areas
if needed. Hearing loop in Bromham and Oakley only.
Ministry Team:
Title
Name
Tel
Vicar
Rev. Linda Bond
Day off - Friday
01234 823268
Priest
Rev. Di Harpham
Day off – Friday
01234 918691
Priest
Rev. Paula Vennells
01234 851594
Benefice
Administrator
Suzi Webb
Day off – Friday
01234 825454
Bromham
Churchwardens
Edward Jones
Ian Frankish
01234 826551
01234 825123
Oakley
Churchwardens
Dorothy Palmer
Hilarie Worley
01234 823959
01234 262166
Stagsden
Churchwardens
Vacant
Healing Ministry is part of the ministry of this Church. If you
would like prayers, laying on of hands or a visit please speak
to the Churchwarden of one of the ministry team.
Coffee & biscuits are served after the morning services in
Bromham 10.30am and Oakley 9.30am and after the monthly
11.00am Family Service in Stagsden. Please stay and join us
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Friendship Lunch – Wed 25 March at The Prince of Wales,
Bromham. Please contact Flora on 822094.
Stamps and plastic milk bottle tops. Please save for charity.
Hand in at St. Owen or St. Mary.
Easter Eggs for Sick Children. Every year Clarabut and
Plumbe funeral directors collect Easter Eggs for poorly and sick
children in the local area. This year Sally Anne Stewart is
helping them to collect. If you would like to donate an egg
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please bring to St. Owen or church office by 23 March. Thank
you.
Decorating St Owen's Church for Easter will take place on
Holy Saturday 4 April from 10 am. Anyone who would like to
help will be most welcome. Donations for the purchase of
flowers will be gratefully received. Veronica McMurdy
Thank you, from Ian and Val Frankish, for the support and
prayers, whilst their daughter has been unwell.
Paul and Heather Fawcett would like to thank all those who
supported their coffee morning in aid of Thrive (a gardening
charity for the disabled and mentally handicapped)
Benefice Welcome Centre and Office:
Located above shops in Avoca Centre, Molivers Lane shops
Office times Office –Suzi Webb. Office hours are Monday
9.00am -11.30am , Tues to Thurs – 9.00am to 1.00pm. 825454
Benefice Web Site: www .bromhambenefice.org
Information for web site to Suzi Webb at
[email protected]
In Emergency: To call the emergency services to attend the
Church you will need the POSTCODE – on the notice board
St. Owen’s Church
- Bromham MK43 8LL
St. Mary’s Church
- Oakley MK43 7RU
St. Leonard’s Church
- Stagsden MK43 8SQ
In Case of Fire: In the unlikely event of a fire during the
service you will be asked to leave quietly by the nearest exit
and assemble in the Car Park.
Please take the Pew Leaflet home with you. Items for next
week’s pew leaflet to Suzi Webb by Tuesday morning.
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Readings for Sunday 15 March
Mothering Sunday / Lent 4
To be chosen by priest.
Please pray for those who are sick or in need, their families and
those who care for them and for those have asked for prayer:
Village:
Bromham
Name:
Jean Bonham, Joan Lundie, Theresa, Dave,
Raymond Izzard, Mary Stannard, Michelle
Roberts, , Sandra, Ann Cowsill, Freda Izzard,
Jean Hakon, Jill, Lizzie and Archie Udoh.
Oakley
Adele, Elin, Celeste, Katie Perren, Ron. Michael
Taylor, Les Green.
Collect
God of love,
passionate and strong,
tender and careful:
watch over us and hold us
all the days of our life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Stagsden Kath Cameron
Suzanne Crawford – not of this Parish
Post Communion
Loving God,
as a mother feeds her children at the breast
you feed us in this sacrament with the food and drink of eternal
life:
help us who have tasted your goodness
to grow in grace within the household of faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Evensong Readings
Old Testament: Numbers 21.4 - 9
New Testament: Ephesians 2.1 – 10
Psalm 107.1 – 3, 17-22
Gospel: John 3.14 - 21
Intentions:
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For the Parish of Marston Morteyne
For the church in Missouri and Wayne Smith
For peace and stability in the world
For all mothers and both living and departed
For a good keeping of the Holy Season of Lent
For those who live in Cartwright Close and Cedar
Close, Bromham
For those who live in The Furlong, Oakley.
In Memorial:
BROMHAM:
Arthur Lewis (16.03.11), Ian Cook (18.03.11), Geoffrey Pett
(16.03.90)
OAKLEY:
Robin Worley (19.03.09), Glenys Bostock (20.03.02)
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Readings for Sunday 22 March
Lent 5
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31.31 - 34
New Testament: Hebrews 5.5 - 10
Gospel: John 12.20 - 33
If you would like your loved one remembered on the
anniversary of their death, please contact the church office.
Rest in Peace:
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Evensong Readings
Psalm 34
Exodus 7.8 - 24
Romans 5.12 - end
Barbara Wilkins, Funeral Mon March 16 , 3.00pm,
St Leonard’s Church, Stagsden.
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Trevor James, Funeral Tue 17 March, at 9:15 at crem,
Celebration of Life, 2.00pm, St. Mary, Oakley. Please wear
bright colours.
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Evelyn Tidd, Bedford Crematorium, Wed 18 March, 3.15pm
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Thomas McLuckie – Funeral Tue 24 March, 2pm, St. Owen
Reflection
Mothering Sunday is the day on which we are encouraged to visit
our mother church and give thanks to God for our mothers and
for Mary the mother of Our Lord. Always on the fourth Sunday of
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Lent, this year Mothering Sunday falls on March 30
Lent is a
period of abstinence and fasting when we eat less or cut out food
and meat especially on Friday’s, the day of our Lord’s death.
The fast is lifted on Mothering Sunday when Simnel cakes were
prepared to eat on this special day. The revival of Mothering
Sunday is attributed to Constance Smith (1878-1938), who was
inspired in 1913 by reading a newspaper report of Anna Jarvis’s
campaign in America. Constance believed that “a day in praise
of mothers” should be included in the liturgy of the Church of
England. A Simnel cake is a light fruit cake covered with a layer
of marzipan, with a layer of marzipan baked into the middle of
the cake. Traditionally the cakes were decorated with eleven or
twelve balls of marzipan, to represent the disciples. The cake
may have been named after Lambert Simnel who worked in the
kitchens of Henry VII of England sometime around the year 1500
Snippets to ponder on
Fast from hostility;
Feast on non-resistance.
Fast from bitterness;
Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern;
Feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety;
Feast on eternal truth.
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Services today – Mothering Sunday & Lent 4 – 15 March
08:00 Benefice Holy Communion - OAKLEY
Mothering Sunday Service – OAKLEY LOWER
10:30
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All Age Eucharist & Baptism of William Hogg10:30
BROMHAM
Services this week – all welcome
Day:
Time: Services and location:
Mon
11:30
19:45
Messy Church – BROMHAM
Lent Course –45 Ruffs Furze - OAKLEY
Tue
10:00
Eucharist – Bromham Baptist Church
Wed
11:00
Eucharist – Randalls Close – BROMHAM
Thur
10:00
10:30
Messy Church – OAKLEY
Lent Course – 18 Brook Way. - BROMHAM
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Services next Sunday –Lent 5 – 22 March
09:00 Parish Eucharist - STAGSDEN
10:30
Benefice Eucharist - OAKLEY
18:00
Benefice Evensong - OAKLEY
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