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Sunday 16th June 2024 - Third After Trinity

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,

you have broken the tyranny of sin

and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you


give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,

that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the

children of God;

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:

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining

and whose power we cannot comprehend:

show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,

and shield us from knowing more than we can bear

until we may look upon you without fear;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Upcoming Dates This Week:

Sunday 16th June - Third AfterTrinity

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion. All age service for Father's Day - the service will be live streamed on

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion with Baptism

6.00pm: St Peter's Seek Service

Monday to Saturday

Food Collection at St Peter's

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

9.00am: Live streamed Morning Prayer

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

9.30-12.30: Daily Bread Cafe


9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Cafe

9.30am: Holy Communion at All Saints

7.00pm: Bible Study


9.30am: Little Fishes

Next Sunday: 23rd June - Fourth After Trinity

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion


A short introduction to the hope, peace and purpose that can be found in Jesus.

Learn about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Come along to a short introductory 3 session course to ask any questions and spend time exploring what hope is found in Jesus.

Wednesday 26th June, 3rd July and 10th July 12-1pm in Daily Bread Café.

Rooted Community

Please email for more details.

Youth Group (for Year 6 - 10)

For food, friendship, faith and fun held at St Peter's, please email

Older Youth

Join us for exploring faith, creating friendship and having fun. For more information please email

Bible Study

The next Monday meeting is scheduled for 1st July at 2.00pm - St Peter's. The Wednesday meetings will continue to be on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Men's Breakfast

For more information please contact

Do join us on 6th July for the Bradwell Pilgrimage to register your interest or click here.

Mothers’ Union

Future dates - October 9th – lunch, details to follow. Please contact Margaret Morris 01277 217398 for more details.

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, the next session will be 26th June in the Chapel.

Save the date

Patronal Festival - Joint Service at St Peter's, 10am on 30th June for St Peter’s Day

Dawn Shaxon Retirement Gift

The congregations of the Parish are invited to contribute to a gift to honour and celebrate all that Dawn has contributed to the life of the Parish as our Office Administrator in the past 25+ years. 

You have a number of options: 

1. pay directly into our Collctiv pot using the link below

2. drop cash in an envelope to the Rectory marked FOR DAWN

3. drop cash into the Parish office in an envelope addressed TO MICHELLE YARWOOD. 

With every blessing, Andy

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Thus says the Lord God:

22  “‘ I myself will take a sprig  from the lofty top of a cedar;I will set it out. I

will break off a tender one from the topmost of its young twigs; I myself

will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.  23  On the mountain height of

Israel I will plant it, in order that it may produce boughs and bear

fruit, and become a noble cedar. Under it every kind of bird will live; in

the shade of its branches. Will nest winged creatures of every kind. 24  All

the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord. I will bring low the

high tree, I make thigh he low tree; I dry up the green tree and make

the dry tree flourish.

“‘I the Lord have spoken, I will accomplish it.’”

Psalm 92:1-8

1  It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

2  to declare your steadfast love in the morning,

    and your faithfulness by night,

3  to the music of the lute and the harp,

    to the melody of the lyre.

4  For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;

    at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

5  How great are your works, O Lord!

    Your thoughts are very deep!

6  The dullard cannot know,

    the stupid cannot understand this:

7  though the wicked sprout like grass

    and all evildoers flourish,

they are doomed to destruction for ever,

8      but you, O Lord, are on high for ever.

2 Corinthians 5:6-17

Brothers and sisters,

6   we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at

home in the body we are away from the Lord—  7 for we walk by faith, not

by sight.  8 Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away

from the body and at home with the Lord.  9 So whether we are at home or

away, we make it our aim to please him.  10 For all of us must appear

before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive

recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.[ 

11  Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but

we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well

known to your consciences.  12 We are not commending ourselves to you

again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may

be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in

the heart.  13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our

right mind, it is for you.]  14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we

are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.  15 And he

died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves,

but for him who died and was raised for them. 

16  From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view;

even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know

him no longer in that way.  17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new

creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become


Mark 4:26-34

Such a large crowd gathered around Jesus

That he got into a boat and began to teach them using many parables.

26  Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed

on the ground,  27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed

would sprout and grow, he does not know how.  28 The earth produces of

itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.  29 But

when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the

harvest has come.’ 

30  He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what

parable will we use for it?  31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown

upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;  32 yet when it is

sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth

large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’ 

33  With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were

able to hear it;  34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he

explained everything in private to his disciples.

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