Amesbury Parish Church
The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor

This Week's Pew Sheet

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Easter 5

(White) Year C

22 May 2022

COLLECT

God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;

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.

TODAY'S READINGS 

Acts 16.9-15; Revelation 21.10,22 – 22.5; John 14.23-29

REFRAIN FOR THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM

This is the day of the Lord: we rejoice and are glad. (3 vv) 

POST COMMUNION

God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life: may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness, through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Today's Reader:          Sophie Moody

Today's Intercessor:   Rosemary Eaton

In our prayers this week:

 

The Sick:

Margery Gill; John Cullen; Tony Cash; Canon Alan Gill; Barbara Lepper; Pauline Jones; Jean Harding; Reg Wood; Peter Davenport; Peter Davies; Margaret Felgate; John Raymond

 

The Departed:

Valerie Grant

Anniversaries of death this week:

23rd - Patricia Montgomery

27th  - Joan Telfer

Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord;

and let light perpetual shine upon them.

May they rest in peace; and rise in glory.

______________________

Baptisms:  

Sunday 22 May 12 noon - Elija Young

Sunday 29 May 12 noon - Logan Brown

Marriages:

Funerals:

Wednesday 25 May 2pm in church

- Valerie Grant RIP

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READINGS FOR NEXT WEEK

Acts 16.16-34; Revelation 22.12-14,16-17,20-end; John 17.20-end

PARISH/DIOCESAN/ANGLICAN CYCLES OF PRAYER

22nd – Our choir/ Forest, Guernsey Deanery

23rd – Our Vergers St Andrew, Guernsey Deanery

24th – Our flower arrangers/ St Martin, Guernsey Deanery

25th – The Friends/ St Peter Port and St John, Guernsey Deanery

26th – The Amesbury Hoppa Bus/ Holy Trinity, Guernsey Deanery

27th – The Stonehenge Deanery Chapter/ St Stephen, Guernsey Deanery

28th – Our local emergency services/ St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey Deanery

29th – Families in need in our parish/ St Sampson and St Mary, Guernsey Deanery

TODAY’S ANTHEM(S)

10am –  Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord – Malcolm Archer

NOTICES

 

WELCOME to church for today’s services! After the Parish Eucharist please join us for refreshments in the North Transept.

This year’s Fairer Share count begins today. Please print your name on the sheet near the entrance when you arrive for all Sunday services this month. Thank you.

COVID-19 update:

Although official restrictions have been relaxed, we would still encourage you, when attending services, to please use the hand gel provided, wear a face covering and exercise social distancing. Thank you for contributing to everyone’s care and safety. The PCC will continue to monitor these measures in the light of further guidance from the national Church and Diocese. 

Please continue to support the people of Ukraine in prayer and giving. The guidance is that financial support is preferable to trying to send items directly. Disaster Emergency Committee charities, which includes Christian Aid, World Vision and the Red Cross, are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees and displaced people:

£30 can provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month

£50 can provide blankets for four families

£100 can provide emergency food for two families for one month

https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

The Daily Offices of Morning Prayer (8.30am) and Evening Prayer (4pm) take place most weekdays in the Jesus Chapel. All are welcome. 

 

The Midweek Eucharist is held on Wednesdays at 11am in the Jesus Chapel. This is a short, quiet said service. All are welcome. The wearing of face coverings is encouraged when attending. Thank you.

Have you thought about…’ leading intercessions? We have a small, committed group who take turns to lead intercessions during our Parish Eucharist, but it would be good to have more. Please be encouraged – plenty of support is available! If you would like to explore this important ministry, please speak with Fr Darren.  

This year’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Friends’ AGM has now been rescheduled to take placeA new date – in May – will be confirmed asap. If you would like to receive an (ideally) electronic copy of the annual reports please email ad.robson@icloud.com. A small number of hard copies will be made available at the meeting itself.

Ascension Day is on Thursday 26 May, when there will be a Sung Eucharist at 7.30pm. Please join us. 

 

On the last Saturday of the month, beginning 28 May, our Sociable Strollers will resume their local walks, ending in a pub lunch. Meet in the church car park at 10am. A list for booking lunch will be available in church shortly – please sign up by the date stated on the sheet. 

A special service to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year will be held in church on Sunday 5 June (Pentecost) at 4pm, followed by refreshments with bubbles! All welcome.  If you can help with the refreshments, this would be much appreciated; please let Jeanette A’Court know. Thank you. 

Our monthly coffee mornings continue on Saturday 11 June, 10am-12noon. Please come and join us. If you would like to contribute cakes/biscuits and/or help out at any of these events, please let Jeanette A’Court know (01980) 259054. Many thanks. 

Weather permitting, Fr Darren and Jeanette hope to invite you for evening drinks and nibbles in the Vicarage garden on Friday 15 July. All welcome. More details to follow. 

The Amesbury Parish Church Living History Project is open for submissions. Did you have a significant moment in your life where the Amesbury Parish Church of St Mary and St Melor was the location? Please share your story in 500 words or less, indicating dates and attaching no more than two photos of the event by emailing LivingHistoryAmesbury@gmail.com with your submission. Deadline is December 31, 2022. Flyers for distribution are available in the church. 

If you receive this pew sheet electronically and attend worship, please consider printing a small number of copies for the benefit of others and place them on the table near the font. Thank you very much.

Please let Fr Darren know if you or someone else would like him to contact you/them in the coming weeks. Please also remember to provide a contact telephone number. 

 

Notices for the weekly pew sheet should be sent to Fr Darren by email, please. They will be included at the earliest available opportunity.  

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Fr Darren can be contacted on (01980) 259054 or fr.darrenacourt@gmail.com. His usual day off is Friday. He would be grateful to be spared all but emergency calls on that day.

Parish Mission Statement

Serving the community and growing in Christ.