Saturday, 20 February 2016

Newsletter 2016_6

‘Redesdale Rites’
The Church of England in Elsdon, Otterburn, Horsley & Byrness
21st February 2016

  • Don’t forget ‘Prize Bingo’ in aid of St John’s Church, Otterburn. Friday 26th February, 7 for 7.30pm in Otterburn Memorial Hall

  • Coming up: ‘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 21st  February (LENT 2)
9.00 am    Parish Communion at St Francis, Byrness
11.00 am  Parish Communion at St John the Evangelist, Otterburn
The bible readings are: Genesis 15.1-12,17-18, Philippians 3.17  -  4.1,  Luke 13.31-35

Monday 22nd February
7.30 pm: Lent Course ‘Conversations around the Lord’s Prayer’. Session 2 ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven’. Meet in Otterburn Vicarage. All welcome. In other words the Christian faith cannot be relegated to the realm of the spiritual or the margins of society.

Wednesday 24th February
10.00 am: Holy Communion with prayers for healing at St John the Evangelist, Otterburn

Thursday 25th February
7.30 pm: Bellingham Deanery Synod.

Services next Sunday (28th February)
9.00 am - Parish Communion at Holy Trinity, Horsley
11.00 am - Morning Prayer (BCP) at St Cuthbert, Elsdon

‘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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