Parish of Kenton-with-Mamhead Today 1st Sunday after Trinity 10am: Parish Communion We welcome Rev’d David Robinson to lead us in our worship today as Rev’d Mark is on holiday Rev’d David Robinson John & Jill Norman Janet Watson Pip Bowhay Stanley Raisbeck Leading: Welcoming: Reading: Praying: Playing: The Week Ahead Events held in the church or Fellowship Rooms, unless otherwise stated Monday 8 June 6.30pm Prayer Meeting Friday 12 June 7pm Choir practice Saturday 13 June 2pm Family Fun Day at Mamhead Village Green. Live music, dog agility, hog roast, beer tent, Chicken Chequers(!), cake stall. Proceeds to Mamhead Church. Next Sunday, 14 June 2nd Sunday after Trinity 8.30am Holy Communion (BCP), led by Rev’d Mark Bate 10am Parish Praise Events, Notices & Looking Ahead PLEASE consider whether YOU can help…….. Until recently mums and their young offspring met in the Fellowship Rooms (glass rooms at the back of the church) for ‘Bumps, Babes and Toddlers’ on Tuesday and Friday mornings, from 10am-12pm, in school term times. Kenton Pre-School, who organise this, would love to continue these valuable sessions from the new term in September (and so would we!) but are, at present, unable to find anyone who can regularly open and close up the rooms in preparation. Are there any ladies in our church family who would be willing to be an ‘aunty’ and undertake this duty now and again on a rota basis? Please speak to Ceri to register your interest or for further information. Leo Burton – update Leo has just had two extended stays in hospital including surgery. He's now enjoying some time at home before chemo starts again and he heads to the USA for about three months for proton therapy at the end of June, with his mum (Abby), his dad (James) and his sister (Hattie). The fundraising campaign is mainly focused on supporting Leo to have his family with him during his treatment, Leo will require further surgery and lifelong monitoring of his health. Some of the money may also be put towards paying for a specialist carer to look after Leo occasionally so James and Abby can both take Hattie out on her own for a few hours, something they haven’t been able to do since this all started due to Leo’s compromised immunity. Any remaining money will be divided between a trust fund for Leo for ongoing health needs and to give something back to the hospitals or charities that have been (and still are) supporting the family during this awful time for them. For more information see the website at www.handsonforleo.com There are special envelopes available on the basket at the back of the church if you would like to make a donation. Continued………… Continued from previous column………… Cuppa & Cake. Thursday 18 June,. Come to the church ‘Corner Café’ which will be open for teas, coffees etc. 2.45-4.15pm. Delicious homemade cakes to eat in or take away. All proceeds to ‘Hands on for Leo’ - the Leo Burton fund (see previous column for more information). If you like baking then any donations of homemade cakes will be very welcome! Bring them to the church anytime after 9am on the day or to 7 Orchard Way the day before. Another date for your diary Thank you to Rita Sculpher who recently held a very enjoyable fundraising Body Shop Party evening at her home. Both church funds and Leo Burton’s fund benefitted from the hostess commission made on the evening. It was such a success that Rita is now organising another one! This time it will be held in the Fellowship Rooms (the glass rooms at the back of church) on Wednesday 29th July starting at 7pm. Come to enjoy wine, nibbles and a chat whilst browsing the ethically-made make up, skincare and fragrance products on display. All proceeds will be split 50:50 between church funds and ‘Hands On for Leo’ Today’s Reading from 2 Corinthians 4:13 -5:1 4 13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—‘I believed, and so I spoke’—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. 5 1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Parish of Kenton-with-Mamhead Today’s Gospel from Mark 3.20-35 All Saints Kenton 3 20 And the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’ 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.’ 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered. 28 ‘Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin’— 30 for they had said, ‘He has an unclean spirit.’ 31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, ‘Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.’ 33 And he replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ 34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.’ Weekly News Prayer for the Week O God, who called all life into being, the earth, sea and sky are yours. Your presence is all around us every atom is full of your energy. Your Spirit enlivens all who walk the Earth; with her we long for justice to be done, for creation to be freed from bondage, for the hungry to be fed, for captives to be released, for your reign of peace to come on Earth. Amen. Thought for the Week “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” John Bunyan Website: www.allsaintskenton.org.uk Facebook page: AllSaintsKenton Sunday, 7 June 2015 1st SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 10am: Parish Communion Contact Us Rev’d Mark Lord-Lear, Associate Priest-in-Charge All Saints House, Kenton EX6 8NG 01626 891795 [email protected] Ceri Lee, Licensed Reader 7 Orchard Way, Kenton EX6 8JU 01626 890673 [email protected] Nick Cox & Judith Johnson, Churchwardens 01626 890631 (Nick) or 899163 (Judith) [email protected] [email protected] Ann Rowland, Pastoral Care Team Leader 01626 890171 [email protected] Rev’d John Williams, Priest-in-Charge The Rectory, Milbury Lane, Exminster EX6 8AD 01392 824283 [email protected] Glass Rooms Booking Enquiries Judith Johnson – see above for contact details Welcome to our service today, especially if this is your first visit to All Saints’. We hope you will feel at home with us, and experience the presence of God as we worship together. Please join us for refreshments in the Glass Rooms (at the back of the church) after the 10am service and do take this sheet home with you to refer to during the week.
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