11.00 am: Parish Communion, St John the Evangelist Otterburn
Genesis 2.15-17, 3.1-7: Loss of innocence in the Garden of Eden
Romans 5.12-19: Many made right through Christ’s obedience
Matthew 4.1-11: Jesus withstands temptation by the devil
Monday 6th March
7.30 pm: Lent Conversations’ - Otterburn Vicarage
‘Let’s talk about the psalms’
Session 1 - Psalm 100
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Wednesday 8th March
10.00 am: Holy Communion, St John the Evangelist Otterburn
5.00 pm: ‘Otters,’ St John’s Otterburn
6.30 pm: Otterburn PCC,St John’s Church Room
Saturday 11th March
9.30 am: Diocesan ‘Open Forum’ to discuss the Bishop’s vision for the diocese ‘Growing Church bringing hope’ at Dr Tomlinson Church of England Middle School, Rothbury. All Welcome.
10.30 am: Horsley Organ Open Morning - Holy Trinity Church Horsley
Sunday 12th March
(Second Sunday of Lent)
9.00 am: Parish Communion, Holy Trinity Horsley
11.00 am: Parish Communion (BCP), St Cuthbert Elsdon
6.00 pm: Bible reading, prayer and meditation with Taize music, St Peter’s RC Church Otterburn (ALL WELCOME).
Alternates between St Peter’s and St John’s Otterburn
Let’s talk about The Psalms
Monday evenings in Lent: 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
The ancient poems we call Psalms are over 2000 years old. They were written in very different times from our own when humans could travel at the speed of a camel - not at the speed of sound. But these songs have stood the test of time for they address many of the problems we still face: violence, injustice, anger - and bewilderment. Why do the wicked prosper? Where is God when we suffer? In this 5-session course, Bishop Stephen Cottrell - a prolific and popular author - reflects on the psalms in general (and five psalms in particular). He invites us to join him as he does so.
Session 1 6th March Know that the Lord is God. (Psalm 100)
Session 213th MarchOut of the depths have I cried (Psalm 130)
Session 320th MarchHow long, O Lord? (Psalm 13)
Session 427th MarchYou spread a table before me. (Psalm 23)
Session 5 3rd AprilUnless the Lord builds the house (Psalm 127)
The sessions will be based on a CD featuring a discussion by the Dominican Friar Fr Timothy Radcliffe, Revd John Bell of the Iona Community, the Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons Revd Prebendary Rose-Hudson Wilkin and Revd Dr Jane Leach, the Principal of Wesley House Cambridge.
Diocesan Open Forum Meeting
Saturday 11th March, 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School,
Silverton Lane, Rothbury
to launch of our Diocesan Vision
‘Growing Church Bringing Hope’
If you are interested in attending please let me know
or other essential items for the Newcastle West End Foodbank?
The need is especially great at the moment
after the Christmas rush.
There is a box at the back of St John’s Otterburn where you can drop of items, which will be regularly collected.
To find out more about what is most needed and other ways in which you can help visit their website
by clicking the image below
A six-year-old Scottish girl named Lulu wrote a letter to God: “To God, How did you get invented?” Lulu's father, who is not a believer, sent her letter to various church leaders: the Scottish Episcopal Church (no reply), the Presbyterians (no reply), and the Scottish Catholics (who sent a theologically complex reply). He also sent it to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who sent the following letter in reply: Dear Lulu, Your dad has sent on your letter and asked if I have any answers. It’s a difficult one! But I think God might reply a bit like this – ‘Dear Lulu – Nobody invented me – but lots of people discovered me and were quite surprised. They discovered me when they looked round at the world and thought it was really beautiful or really mysterious and wondered where it came from. They discovered me when they were very very quiet on their own and felt a sort of peace and love they hadn’t expected. Then they invented ideas about me – some of them sensible and some of them not very sensible. From time to time I sent them some hints – specially in the life of Jesus – to help them get closer to what I’m really like. But there was nothing and nobody around before me to invent me. Rather like somebody who writes a story in a book, I started making up the story of the world and eventually invented human beings like you who could ask me awkward questions!’ And then he’d send you lots of love and sign off. I know he doesn’t usually write letters, so I have to do the best I can on his behalf. Lots of love from me too. +Archbishop Rowan