The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 18th October 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 18th October 2020

 

 Sunday 18th October 2020:  Saint Luke’s Day

 

  • Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Janette Saunders, Ann Hensby, Belinda Forbes and Derek Barker.
  • Zoom services continue throughout the week, including today, 11am.
  • Next week, the service will be Holy Communion at Barrowden Church with Zoom at 11am.
  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.30am. Compline will be suspended until Advent when it will be held on Sundays at 6pm starting 29th
  • Next Sunday, 25th October, the clocks go back at 2am.
  • Stop Press! The Rev’d Dr. Carys Walsh is coming to Barrowden Church at 2pm on 12 November to talk about the poet R.S.Thomas – the subject of her new book which is also a literary guide through Advent. Copies of the book will be on sale on the day, priced £12.99. Please let Kay Bagshaw (01572 748797) know if you wish to come. Please wear a face mask.

 

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

Our Church is open 10-4 daily. The flower arrangements are still looking fantastic!

 

The Foodbank tubs will be collected on Wednesday morning this week and there is still space for a few more offerings. Thank you.         

 

MEDITATION

Wherever we look at the moment there seems to be chaos. “Chaos” means “a state of total confusion with no order” according to the Cambridge dictionary. There is dissension amongst politicians, businesses are in jeopardy and people are fearful of the future. To add to all that the nights will soon be longer and there is the winter looming. It appears to be a very bleak outlook. And it can be if we let it!

 

We can be overwhelmed by the situation in which we find ourselves and it is perhaps the uncertainty which is the most frightening aspect of our present circumstances. We are not keen on change and we certainly don’t like being unable to plan and make decisions which we know will be honoured at the right time. One of the areas which I am studiously ignoring is Christmas. What will it be like? We don’t know and will have to wait, another thing which we are often not very good at!

 

So what is there that can ease the overwhelming problems? There are all the clichés which are trotted out but which are not of any great help. But there are sights around us which defeat the chaos. I have watched in awe the tree outside my window come into bud, flower, berries redden and now the leaves falling. And the seasons will be around next year in due time.

 

Even if everything changes there is one sure constant. The hymn states, “Thou, whose almighty word, chaos and darkness heard and took their flight.” God knows the chaos and darkness which exists and weeps with us in the hours of loneliness and uncertainty and is there for each one of us if we take him at his word. The prayer I gave in September but which is still so relevant.

 

Prayer: Walk with us, Lord, as we journey through the darkness of uncertainty. May we find light and joy and love to guide us in your path. Amen.  

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2020

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice.

Church Services

for OCTOBER 2020

          

 

                4th October:  9.30am         Duddington Church           Transition Service                   

                                         11.00 am:       Zoom Service

                11th October   11.00am        South Luffenham Church.   Harvest Festival

                                         11.00 am:     Zoom Service

                18th October     9.30               Tixover  Church                      Transition Service

                                         11.00 am:        Zoom Service

                25th October  11.00am         Barrowden   Church              Transition Service                    

                                         11.00 am:       Zoom Service

                1st November   9.30am       Duddington Church               Transition Servcice                   

                                          11.00 am:  Zoom Service

At the time of writing, the form of service is yet to be confirmed by the Church Wardens but I hope we will be able to move back to a shortened form of Holy Communion in most churches during the month.

Martin Beattie is inviting you to the scheduled Zoom meetings.
Note this is a new Benefice Zoom Account with the ID: 251 867 5293
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 251 867 5293
Passcode: 1234
Welland Fosse Benefice is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
 
Time: Oct 11, 2020 10:30 AM London
 
 
 
 
 
The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 11th October 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 11th October 2020

 

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
Sunday 11th October 2020: Trinity XVIII

• Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Janette Saunders, Ann Hensby,
Belinda Forbes and Derek Barker.
• Zoom services continue throughout the week, including today, 11am direct from South
Luffenham Church (via wellandfossebenefice@gmail.com). Please bring a symbol of your
own harvest with you, either to the church or to the Zoom screen.
• Next week, the service will be at Tixover Church, 9.30am and then Zoom at 11am.
• From 16 October, Zoom Morning Prayer will be limited to Mondays and Wednesdays at
8.30am. From the same date, Compline will be suspended until Advent when it will be held
on Sundays at 6pm starting 29th November.
• Stop Press! The Rev’d Dr. Carys Walsh is coming to Barrowden Church at 2pm on 12
November to talk about the poet R.S.Thomas – the subject of her new book which is also a
literary guide through Advent. Copies of the book will be on sale on the day, priced £12.99.

SOUTH LUFFENHAM: Our flowers arrangers have been busy decorating the Church for harvest (I have
included a picture of just one to whet your appetite!) Why not pop in during the week to

 

                                                                          

 

 

This Week’s Meditation. Waiting

As individuals, we spend a decent part of our lives waiting. We wait for entry into shops, news of the
latest grandchild, our test results. But this weekend, the whole nation is waiting – waiting to find out
if the lockdown will affect us all. We don’t find ourselves in this position very often and this waiting,
longing comes upon us whether we are rich or poor, young or old; whether we live in the north, the
south or the midlands. We’re in it together,
Waiting is all about ‘not having’. We wait for the new garment to arrive in the post, the salary to
register in the bank statement or the opportunity for a hair-cut. We are waiting for something or
someone which will bring us closer to fulfilment but this weekend, in Rutland, we have freedom to
do almost what we like. We are waiting to see if we are about to lose that freedom!
This threat of lockdown will help us realize what we still have. There is currently much reflection in
the nation upon the precious things that we still have and faith is one of those elements essential to
life. Yet, we still wait. As Christians, we do not ‘possess’ God. If we think we do, it makes us look
very silly and unattractive. What we do wait for is a greater understanding of God and further
opportunities to put the teaching of Christ into action.
This weekend, we celebrate the hard-won harvest. (Don’t forget to bring your harvest symbol to the
11am Zoom Service!). It’s an opportunity to reflect upon God’s generosity to us. In this part of
Rutland, life is teeming with examples of the glory of God! Just outside my study window is a
clematis with a delicate light-purple flower still surviving the cooling climate. It’s God’s badge,
forged through the activities of clever horticulturalists no doubt. It reminds me of the presence of
God but God masked in nature. I long to see more evidence of His presence but that clematis – and
the church just beyond the wall – allows me to celebrate His presence in the here and now, with
waiting still in my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS AND SERVICES FOR SUNDAY THE 11TH 0CTOBER 2020

READINGS AND SERVICES FOR SUNDAY THE 11TH 0CTOBER 2020

 

SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER

11.00 am South Luffenham Church      Harvest Festival

    11.00am  Zoom Service          Harvest Festival       

             

READINGS FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

 

Exodus  32. 1 – 14   Ps. 106. 1 – 6. 19 – 23    Phil. 4.  1 – 9  Matt.22. 1 – 14

 

BSP:  Deut. 6. 4 – 9  Ps. 122   1 Cor. 1. 4 – 8  Matt. 22. 34 – end

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2020

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice.

Church Services

for OCTOBER 2020

          

 

                4th October:  9.30am         Duddington Church           Transition Service                   

                                         11.00 am:       Zoom Service

                11th October   9.30am        South Luffenham Church.   Harvest Festival

                                         11.00 am:     Zoom Service

                18th October     9.30               Tixover  Church                      Transition Service

                                         11.00 am:        Zoom Service

                25th October  11.00am         Barrowden   Church              Transition Service                    

                                         11.00 am:       Zoom Service

                1st November   9.30am       Duddington Church               Transition Servcice                   

                                          11.00 am:  Zoom Service

At the time of writing, the form of service is yet to be confirmed by the Church Wardens but I hope we will be able to move back to a shortened form of Holy Communion in most churches during the month.

Martin Beattie is inviting you to the scheduled Zoom meetings.
Note this is a new Benefice Zoom Account with the ID: 251 867 5293
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 251 867 5293
Passcode: 1234
 
The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.  Sunday 4th October 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.  Sunday 4th October 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 4th October 2020:  Trinity XVII

 

  • Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Janette Saunders, Barry Broughton, Ann Hensby, Graham Robinson, Belinda Forbes and Derek Barker.
  • Zoom services continue throughout the week, including today, 11am (via wellandfossebenefice@gmail.com). From 16 October, Zoom Morning Prayer will be limited to Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.30am. From the same date, Compline will be suspended until Advent when it will be held on Sundays at 6pm starting 29th
  • Today we continue our gradual return to church with worship at Duddington, 9.30am (Holy Communion), followed by the Zoom service at 11am. Next week, worship is at South Luffenham (Harvest) at 11am, including the Zoom Service.
  • We shall celebrate Harvest Festival next week on Zoom (11am) with the good folk of South Luffenham. Please bring with you to the Zoom Service some element of your own harvest to show to us all: our longest runner bean, a jar of dahlias, a bottle of home-made wine, your most recent poem or sketch?

 

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

There will be a service in Church at 11am on Sunday 11th October with a harvest theme. Janet has kindly made some jams and pickles which will be available at the back of Church – donations to Church funds (so remember to bring your purse!).  Immediately after the service on 11th October will be our AGMs. We are looking for new members of the PCC. After many years of faithful service as our secretary Alan is heading off to pastures new so we need a new secretary. If you think you could help please get in touch – sally@saltlane.com.

 

 

This Week’s Meditation:    Daddy Long-Legs

You won’t have failed to notice the huge increase in Daddy long-Legs during this summer and autumn. Tipula Paludosa are very common this year due to the warm summer, we are told. They are not dangerous. They tickle our faces when we least expect it. They play an important part in the food-chain by eating some smaller undesirable pests and offer themselves for food to the birds. We don’t much like them in the house but it’s very difficult to keep them out.

 

They remind us – in their irritating way – that we too are part of the natural world and indeed one of its worst predators. With this pandemic which we are enduring has come the realization that our relationship with nature has been violated – by us, – if the source of the virus is to be found in the wet markets of Wuhan.  Humankind seems to have gone overboard with the Genesis command to have ‘dominion’ over the sea, the air, the cattle and all living creatures.  We have interpreted our dominion in terms of power: to rule, tread (as in a wine press), trample or stamp. Even our gardens, beautiful as they may be, now seem to be an extension of the house: sanitized at every point.  No wonder we have seen off those species which traditionally belonged to our homes: the barn owl, the house martin, the hedge sparrow.

 

Surely we can exercise a stewardship of nature in a more sympathetic way? Perhaps one of the positive things to come out of this pandemic is to re-value nature and our part in it. There is a big agenda here for those who worship the Lord of Creation.  Perhaps we in the 21st century will pay homage to St. Francis in quite a different and more practical way to those who idolized him in the 19th century.

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

READINGS AND SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2020

READINGS AND SERVICES FOR SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2020

Readings and services for the 17th Sunday After Trinity 

    9.30am         Duddington Church           Transition Service     

   11.00 am:       Zoom Service

Martin Beattie is inviting you to the scheduled Zoom meetings.
Note this is a new Benefice Zoom Account with the ID: 251 867 5293
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 251 867 5293
Passcode: 1234
You will also find this Zoom meeting information on the Post for the services for October.

 

Readings 

 

    Phil. 3. 4b – 14    Matt. 19.  21, 33 – end.

BSP: 2  Eph.  4. 1 – 6  Luke 14  1 – 11

It has been suggested that only the readings used in the Service should be shown.  That is the Gospel Plus the New Testament Reading so that is what I have posted this week

If you find the other readings useful . Could you please contact your 

Church Warden or Christopher so that the best decision can be made.

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2020

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice.

Church Services

for OCTOBER 2020

          

 

                4th October:  9.30am         Duddington Church           Transition Service                   

                                         11.00 am:       Zoom Service

                11th October   9.30am        South Luffenham Church.   Harvest Festival

                                         11.00 am:     Zoom Service

                18th October     9.30               Tixover  Church                      Transition Service

                                         11.00 am:        Zoom Service

                25th October  11.00am         Barrowden   Church              Transition Service                    

                                         11.00 am:       Zoom Service

                1st November   9.30am       Duddington Church               Transition Servcice                   

                                          11.00 am:  Zoom Service

At the time of writing, the form of service is yet to be confirmed by the Church Wardens but I hope we will be able to move back to a shortened form of Holy Communion in most churches during the month.

Martin Beattie is inviting you to the scheduled Zoom meetings.
Note this is a new Benefice Zoom Account with the ID: 251 867 5293
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 251 867 5293
Passcode: 1234
 
THE WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE RETURNING TO CHURCH STRATEGY SEPTEMBER 2020

THE WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE RETURNING TO CHURCH STRATEGY SEPTEMBER 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice.

Returning to Church Strategy, 

for SEPTEMBER 2020

 

Sunday 6th September 2020

 10.am          Zoom service                            Transition Service  (CA)

11.00am       South Luffenham Church     Transition Service   (CA)

 

Sunday 13th September 2020

11.00am      Barrowden Church                   Transition Service (SA)

11.00am      Zoom service                              Transition Service  (SA)

 

Sunday 20th September 2020

9.30am        Tixover                                        Holy Communion  (CA)(AR)

11.00am        Zoom                                           Transition Service (AR)

 

Sunday 27th September 2020

9.30am       Morcott Church                           Transition Service      (CA)

11.00 am      Zoom                                              Transition Service      (CA)