Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Welcome to our weekly pew sheet and updates blog! I hope you are all having a restful summer season and if you are looking after school-age children, I pray your time together is blessed and joyful.
Due to photocopier issues, there is no printed pew sheet this week - so please pass this on to others if you can. Thanks! Sunday Morning:
Our readings for The 10th Sunday after Trinity are: 1 Kings 19.9–18
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
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 our pilgrimage,
you have willed that the gate of mercy
should stand open for those who trust in you:
look upon us with your favour
that we who follow the path of your will
may never wander from the way of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Upcoming Dates
This week: Sunday 13th August - 10th Sunday after Trinity
Holy Communion will be live-streamed at 9.30am from St Peter’s on www.facebook.com/huttonparish 9.30am: St. Peter’s Holy Communion 11.15am: All Saints’ Morning Prayer with Baptism
This week: Monday - Saturday 10.00 -12 midday Food Collection at St Peter’s Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.00am Morning Prayer in the Daily Bread Cafe. No online Morning Prayer during August.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30-12.30 Daily Bread Café Wednesday 9.30am Holy Communion at All Saints’ Next Sunday: 20th August - 11th Sunday after Trinity 9.30am: St. Peter’s Family Holy Communion 11.15am: All Saints’ Holy Communion
Blessing of the Bags- Sunday 3rd September
A service at both churches to mark the return to school or work after the Summer Holidays.
Please bring along a bag – school bag, handbag, briefcase, rucksack, shopping bag- any symbol of your school, work or everyday life, to be blessed.
Invite a friend!
Bradwell Area Ordination Of Priests
11am, Saturday 30th September at St. Peter’s Church
Please pray for Reverend Sue and all those being ordained.
More details to follow.
On Sunday 1st October, Reverend Sue will preside for the first time at both churches.
Please support her with your prayers.
This year's Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September.
Saturday 23rd: Curry and Quiz night: St Peter's Church, 7pm. £10pp, tables of up to 10 people. Booking at www.huttonparish.com/book-online or call the office on 01277 262864. Payments should be made ahead of the event either by BACS or in person at the office.
There will be a service of Holy Communion in both churches on Sunday 24th September with a collection for our Daily Bread Food Hub.
Parish Quiet Day
“A lantern to my feet and a light upon my path”
Saturday September 16th, 10am-4pm, All Saints’ Church
Psalms are some of the earliest poetry- the bedrock of the public and community prayers of the Jewish people- both of praise and thanksgiving, of lament and grief and anguish.
They have been used by Christians from the earliest times, and particularly by monastic communities, for centuries, and are still used in the daily worship of the Anglican Church. But they have also been used by individuals to express very private and often painful experiences of life and death; of God’s presence and his felt absence, and the whole journey through life.
The Quiet Day will be an opportunity to explore just a few of the psalms and how we may find in them a rich resource of both challenge and comfort for that journey.
Please let Chris Thomas know if you would like to attend 01277 210862
Spiritual guide or Companionship
Many people value the companionship and encouragement of another person as they walk the spiritual way and find a listening ear helpful.
Spiritual guides have been trained to do just that and to help you listen and discern how God is working in your life.
If this is something you might be interested in please pick up one of the leaflets at the back of the church which will give you some information or speak to me in private if you are unsure.
Chris Thomas LLM.
On Friday 18th August our Diocesan President, Maxine Paul, will be coming with Rose Gorton to the Brentwood Area. She wants to meet as many members as possible and to have a photo taken with our banner.
Maxine and Rose will be with us at 10.30am until about 11.45am. Come along for coffee and meet our Diocesan President. I look forward to seeing you,
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 there will be no Wednesday evening Bible Study in August.
The Meeting will resume on September 6th.
Food Hub Our food hub shelves are looking rather empty at the moment. Any contributions of non-perishable foods would be very greatly appreciated. There is a trolley available for donations. Thank you. With every blessing,