Saturday, 27 February 2016

Newsletter 2016_07

‘Redesdale Rites’
The Church of England in Elsdon, Otterburn, Horsley & Byrness
28th February 2016

  • The ‘Prize Bingo. at Otterburn last Friday evening raised £566.00 towards church funds for St John the Evangelist. Many thanks to all helpers, and those who provided the prizes.

  • Don’t forget: ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ Service on Friday 4th March, 6.30pm at St John’s Church Otterburn. (see below for more details)

  • Have you been confirmed? Or do you know of anyone who might want to be? A Service of Confirmation is planned for May 15th. It is to be held at St John’s Otterburn but is for anyone in the Team Parish. There is no upper age limit and increasingly more mature people are asking about confirmation. I would be more than happy to have a chat with anyone who wants to find out more.


Sunday 28th  February (LENT 3)
9.00 am    Parish Communion at Holy Trinity, Horsley
11.00 am  Morning Prayer (BCP) at St Cuthbert, Elsdon
The bible readings are: Isaiah 55.1-9, (1 Corinthians 10.1-13) and Luke 13.1-9

Monday 29th February
7.30 pm: Lent Course ‘Conversations around the Lord’s Prayer’. Session 3 ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ - just enough for our needs that others may have enough. Meet in Otterburn Vicarage. All welcome.

Wednesday 2nd March
10.00 am: Holy Communion at St John the Evangelist, Otterburn

Friday 4th March
6.30 pm: Women’s World Day of Prayer Service - St John the Evangelist Otterburn.

Services next Sunday (6th March - Mothering Sunday)
9.00 am - Parish Communion at St Francis, Byrness
11.00 am - Parish Communion at St John the Evangelist, Otterburn

Wednesday 9th March
7.00 pm: Otterburn PCC meets in St John’s Church Room

‘Conversations around the Lord’s Prayer’
Monday evenings during Lent.
(All sessions begin at 7.30 pm in Otterburn Vicarage)
15th February
‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name’
An invitation to discover our place in the universe
22nd February
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is heaven’
The Christian faith cannot be relegated to the realm of the spiritual or the margins of society.
29th February
Give us this day our daily bread
Just enough for each day, that others also may have enough
7th March
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
God’s grace to us and our obligation to others are inseparable
14th  March
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Our choices are eternally significant, not just for ourselves but for the well being of creation
21st March
For thine is the kingdom, the power and glory, for ever and ever
The prayer concludes with ‘worship’, which in word and deed is the secret of true happiness.


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