Saturday, 19 March 2016

Newsletter 2016_10

Redesdale Rites
The Church of England in Elsdon, Otterburn, Horsley & Byrness
20th March 2016 - PALM SUNDAY AND

Sunday 20th March (PALM SUNDAY)
During both services there will a distribution and blessing of palm crosses
9.00 am:    Parish Communion at St Francis, Byrness
11.00 am:  Parish Communion at St John the Evangelist, Otterburn
The bible readings are: Isaiah 50.4-9a, Philippians 2.5-11, Luke 19.28-40

Monday 21st March
7.30 pm: Lent Course ‘Conversations around the Lord’s Prayer’. Session 6 ‘For thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory ... Worship, in word and deed, is the secret of lasting and deep happiness.  Meet in Otterburn Vicarage. All welcome.

Tuesday 22nd March
7.30 - 8.00 pm: Compline (Night Prayer), with short talk for Holy Week, at St Francis, Byrness.

Wednesday 23rd March
10.00 am: Holy Communion at St John the Evangelist, Otterburn
7.30 - 8.00 pm: Compline (BCP), with short talk for Holy Week, at St Cuthbert, Elsdon

Thursday 24th March (MAUNDY THURSDAY)
(11.00 am: Renewal of Vows service for Clergy and Lay Leaders of Newcastle Diocese in St Nicholas’ Cathedral - please pray for our Bishops, Christine and Frank and for all who are called to exercise a ministry of leadership in the diocese.)
7.30 pm: Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Church, Horsley

Friday 25th March (GOOD FRIDAY)
2.00 - 3.00 pm: ‘At the Foot of the Cross - a Service for Good Friday, at St John the Evangelist, Otterburn

Sunday 27th March (EASTER SUNDAY)
9.30 am - Parish Communion at Holy Trinity, Horsley
11.00 am - Parish Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert, Elsdon


Bishop’s Presidential Address

Bishop Christine recently gave an address to an open meeting of the Diocesan Synod. Click the picture to hear what she said.

Two thoughts on the Resurrection

“Jesus's resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord's Prayer is about.”

“Here the whole world (stars, water, air,
And field, and forest, as they were
Reflected in a single mind)
Like cast off clothes was left behind
In ashes, yet with hopes that she,
Re-born from holy poverty,
In lenten lands, hereafter may
Resume them on her Easter Day."

(Epitaph for Joy Davidman)”


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