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Epiphany 3 - Sunday 21st 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,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of your saving presence:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your mighty power;

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: Almighty Father,

whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:

may your people,

illumined by your word and sacraments,

shine with the radiance of his glory,

that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed

to the ends of the earth;

for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Upcoming Dates

This week:

Sunday 21st January - Epiphany 3

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion - live streamed on

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

4.00pm: St Mary's Shenfield Installation of Reverend Canon Barlow

6.00pm: St Peter's Seek First Service

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


9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Cafe

9.30am: Holy Communion at All Saints'

2.00pm: Quiet Prayer and Meditation

7.30pm: Rooted Recharge


9.30am: Little Fishes in the Cafe


9.00am: Men's Prayer Breakfast

Next Sunday: 28th January Epiphany 4

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

4.00pm: St Peter's Youth Group


Reminder the new Rectory phone number is 07860 156971.

Seek First Prayer Service - this Sunday at 6pm

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 this 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.

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, which will be this Wednesday 24th January.

Rooted Community

Rooted will next meet this Wednesday for Rooted Recharge 7.30pm in the Chapel and then Friday for Rooted Lunch at the Rectory on 2nd February 2024, please email for more information.

Lent 2024

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

Stations of the Cross will be held at St Peter's at 6.45pm, starting on Wednesday 21st February.

Lent Course will begin on Wednesday 21st February at 7.45pm at St Peter's, when we will be looking at the Beatitudes.

There will also be a session in the Cafe on Wednesdays, 11am - midday.

Course books will be available at the first session with a donation of £5.00.

Bible Study

The first Monday of the month and the Wednesday evening group is the first and third Wednesday.

With every blessing, Andy

The readings in full

Genesis 14:17-20

17  After Abram’s return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).  18 And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High.  19 He

blessed him and said, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; 

20  and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!’

And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.

Psalm 128

1  Blessed are all those who fear the Lord, 

and walk in his ways.

2  You shall eat the fruit of the toil of your hands; •

   it shall go well with you, and happy shall you be.

3  Your wife within your house

      shall be like a fruitful vine; •

   your children round your table, like fresh olive branches.

4  Thus shall the one be blest •

   who fears the Lord.

5  The Lord from out of Zion bless you, •

   that you may see Jerusalem in prosperity all the days of your life.

6  May you see your children’s children, •

   and may there be peace upon Israel.

Revelation 19:6-10

6 I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunder-peals, crying out, ‘Hallelujah!

For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. 

7  Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come,

   and his bride has made herself ready; 8  to her it has been granted to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure’— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 99 And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true

words of God.’  10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow-servant with you and your comrades who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the

testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’

John 2:1-11

1 There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him,

‘They have no wine.’  4 And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’  5 His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’  6 Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  7 Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim.  8 He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it.  9 When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom  10 and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’  11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

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