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Epiphany 2 - Sunday 14th January 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Welcome to our weekly pew sheet and updates blog. Remember to try and keep this sheet digital but do print copies for those who may need them.


Sunday Morning:

The link for our readings:

Please note the complete readings are in full at the end of the blog.


Collect Prayer:

Almighty God,

in Christ you make all things new:

transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,

and in the renewal of our lives

make known your heavenly glory;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer: God of glory,

you nourish us with your Word

who is the bread of life:

fill us with your Holy Spirit

that through us the light of your glory

may shine in all the world.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Upcoming Dates

This week:

Sunday 14th January - Epiphany 2

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion - live streamed on www.facebook.com/huttonparish

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

4.00pm: Youth Group at St Peters (yr 6-10)


Monday - Saturday

10.00am - 12midday: Food Collection at St Peter's


Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

9.00am: live streamed Morning Prayer


Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

9.30am-12.30: Daily Bread Cafe at St Peter's


Wednesday

9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Cafe

9.30am: Holy Communion at All Saints'

7.00pm: Bible Study at St Peter's


Thursday

9.30am: Little Fishes in the Cafe


Friday

1.00pm: Rooted Community at St Peter's


Saturday

New to Hutton Parish gathering.

The Rectory (175 Rayleigh Road) from 2-4pm

Next Sunday: 21st January Epiphany 3

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

6.00pm: St Peter's Seek Service


Notices

Reminder the new Rectory phone number is 07860 156971.


New to Hutton Parish?

If you are new to any of our congregations in the last year or so, then you are invited for a cuppa and some cake at The Rectory (175 Rayleigh Road) on Saturday 20th January from 2-4pm.

RSVP – andy@huttonparish.com or call 07860 156971.


Seek First Prayer Service



The next Seek First service will be at 6pm on Sunday 21st January at St Peter's.















Youth Groups

The next Sunday Evening Youth Group (school years 6-9) takes place at 4pm on Sunday 14th January in St Peter’s Hall.














New Rector of St Mary the Virgin, Shenfield

We are thrilled that the Revd Canon Darren Barlow will be installed as the new Rector of Shenfield on Sunday 21st January at 4pm. All are welcome to attend the service at St Mary the Virgin. Please do pray for Revd Darren and his wife Sarah as they settle into the area and begin this new phase of ministry.


Lent Course & Stations of the Cross

Lent 2024 Ash Wednesday services will take place 9.30am at All Saints' and 7.30pm at St Peter's.

Stations of the Cross will take place at St Peter's at 6.45pm starting 21st Feb.

Lent course will begin on 21st Feb at 7.45pm at St Peter's.

More details for follow


Afternoon Prayer and Meditation

“Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46 v 10.

Quiet Prayer and Meditation on the 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month. 2.00-4.00pm. Please note the next meeting will be 24th January 2024.


Rooted Community

Rooted will next meet on Friday 19th January 2024, please email rooted@huttonparish.com for more information.


Bible Study

The first Monday of the month and the Wednesday Group will resume on 17th January 2024.


With every blessing, Andy


The readings in full

1 Samuel 3:1-20

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’[a] and he said, ‘Here I am!’ and ran to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But he said, ‘I did not call; lie down again.’ So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, ‘Samuel!’ Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But he said, ‘I did not call, my son; lie down again.’ Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, ‘Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’ 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, ‘See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfil against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house for ever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering for ever.’

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, ‘Samuel, my son.’ He said, ‘Here I am.’ 17 Eli said, ‘What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.’ 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, ‘It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.’

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.


Psalm 139:1-5, 12-18

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

 you discern my thoughts from far away.

You search out my path and my lying down,

and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue,

O Lord, you know it completely.

You hem me in, behind and before,and lay your hand upon me


12 even the darkness is not dark to you;   the night is as bright as the day,    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.    Wonderful are your works;that I know very well.

15     My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret,    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.In your book were written    all the days that were formed for me,    when none of them as yet existed.

17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!    How vast is the sum of them!

18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand;    I come to the end[a]—I am still with you.


Revelation 5:1-10

Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed[a] with seven seals; and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?’ And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it. And I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.’

Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne. When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sing a new song:

‘You are worthy to take the scroll    and to open its seals,for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God    saints from[b] every tribe and language and people and nation;10 you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving[c] our God,    and they will reign on earth.’


John 1:43-51

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ 46 Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ 48 Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ 49 Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ 50 Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’ 51 And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you,[a] you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’

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