JUNE 2014 CHURCH MAGAZINE (brief review)

 

From the Vicar

I want to take this opportunity of thanking all those members of the congregation who gave their time and energy to making the Art Exhibition the success it was. In particular I want to thank also those people who did so much behind the scenes in terms of organisation, administration and fund-raising, I won't mention names, you know who you are, but thank-you. Once again the Church has been able to exhibit the talents of many local artists as well as making some much needed income for the funds.

June 8th marks the 50th day of Easter the wonderful feast of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. Not All Saints', but the Church of God, the Body of Christ, to which all Baptized men and women throughout the world and down the centuries belong. To mark this special day in the Church's calendar and as part of our response to the Bishop of Chelmsford's call to Mission during this year of the Diocesan centenary, we will be treating Pentecost as a form of Back to Church Sunday. On this day we hope that members of the congregation will invite people they know, specially people who might have a loose connection with All Saints', or who once were churchgoers and who no longer worship on a regular basis, to come back to Church to celebrate with us at the Parish Eucharist. Giving thanks for God's many blessings to us throughout the year.

While I am on the subject of giving thanks, June also sees the great day of Corpus Christi, this year on June 19th , as it's name implies Corpus Christi is a day of thanksgiving for the Eucharist, for the Body and Blood of Christ which we receive in Holy Communion Sunday by Sunday and week by week. As I have so often said the Eucharist is rightly at the heart of our spiritual lives as Christians. In celebrating it, as we do, we are directly honouring Our Lord's command at the Last Supper to "Do this in Remembrance of Me"

It is very easy to take the Eucharist for granted and to forget what an amazing thing happens whenever we come together as a congregation to celebrate it. Through Bread and Wine Christ gives us his Body and his Blood so that we may enter into a mystic union with him through the power of the Holy Spirit. In other words every Sunday morning a miracle takes place on the altar of All Saints', a miracle which we are all invited to be a part of , to witness, to celebrate and to partake in. That is something to give thanks for and Corpus Christi gives us just such an opportunity. We will, of course, be celebrating the Holy Eucharist on that occasion and that Eucharist will be Solemn, which means not that it is sad but is sung with incense at 7.45pm.     

Wishing you every blessing

Fr Nicholas

Your Priest and Vicar

 

ART EXHIBITION

Thanks were given for all who helped at this year's event which included a demonstration by two painters on the Friday wvening. There were about 500 visitors and 235 catalogues were sold. There was a record 92 artists and 430 paintings this year. Net proceeds raised were over the £2,000 mark.

 

MAY FAYRE

On the Monday, there were a few stalls set up and there were gifts given as cakes and plants were sold and there was a raffle too. Nearly £420 was raised for church funds.

 

WALSINGHAM

A trip to Walsingham had been arranged for Saturday 7th June, but sadly this later had to be cancelled.

 

MOTHERS' UNION

There was a visit from the local reps of the Gideon bible, who were the speaker at the meeting.

 

MOWER FUND

Many thanks were given for all those who have contributed so far to the mower fund. The sum needed was £1,000 and to date, £300 has been donated.

 

DEANERY NEWS

Various events have taken place recently, with an Open Day at Pleashy, an open gardens day at Wivenhoe and also a Voight Quartet there too, a True Freedom Trust visit to Fordham and announced that Mandy Elmes was a new incumbent in West Bergholt with Great Horkesley and Langham and Boxted. There was also a Ministry of Healing Teaching Day ar St Andrews in Marks Tey.

 

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

The magazine includes a very detailed review by Chris Parkinson about stained glass windows. Part 2 was about Clayton and Bell.

 

SUNDAY READINGS

Revised Common Lectionary:- Year A

 

 

Sung Eucharist                               Sung Evensong

 

1st June THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD   

All Age Eucharist                             Psalm 8

Acts 1: 1 - 11                                 Song of the Three                

                                                             29 - 37

Luke 24: 44 - 53                            Revelation 5

 

8th June PENTECOST

Acts 2: 1 - 21                                 Psalms 67 & 133

I Corinthians 12: 3b - 7

             & 12 - 13                          Joel 2: 21 - 32

John 10: 1 - 10                               Acts 2: 14 - 21

 

15th June THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Isaiah 40: 12 - 17 & 27 - 31           Psalms 93 & 150

II Corinthians 13: 11 - 13                Isaiah 6: 1 - 8

Matthew 28: 16 - 20                       John 16: 5 - 15        

 

19th June CORPUS CHRISTI

Genesis 14: 18 - 20                                                 

I Corinthians 11: 23 - 26                                        

John 6: 51 - 58                                              

 

22nd June FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Jeremiah 20: 7 - 13                          Psalms 46 & 48

Romans 6: 1b - 11                           I Samuel 24: 1 - 17

Matthew 10: 24 - 39                        Luke 14: 12 - 24

 

29th June SS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

Acts 12: 1 - 11                               Psalms 124 & 138

II Timothy 4: 6 - 8 & 17 - 18           Ezekiel 34: 11 - 16

Matthew 16: 13 - 19                       John 21: 15 - 22      

 

 

NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

1st   THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish All Age Eucharist at S. Cedd's

6.30pm Sung Evensong at All Saints'

3rd  S. Charles Lwanga & Comp MM.

9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's                 

7.45pm Devotional Bible Study in the Annexe

5th   S. Boniface, B & M

10.00am   Eucharist at All Saints'

8th  PENTECOST

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish Sung Eucharist at All Saints'

6.30pm Sung Evensong at All Saints'

10th  Feria 9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's

12th   Feria 10.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

15th   THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish Sung Eucharist at All Saints'

6.30pm  Sung Evensong at All Saints'

17th   Feria  9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's

7.45pm Bible Study in the Annexe

19th  CORPUS CHRISTI

No 10.00am Eucharist

7.45pm Solemn Eucharist at

    All Saints'(with incense)

22nd  THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

8.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish Sung Eucharist at All Saints'

6.30pm  Sung Evensong at All Saints'

24th   BIRTH OF S. JOHN THE BAPTIST

9.30am Eucharist at S. Cedd's

26th    Feria 10.00am Eucharist at All Saints'

29th   SS. PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

8.00 Eucharist at All Saints'

10.00am Parish Sung Eucharist at All Saints'

6.30pm  Sung Evensong at All Saints'

 

FROM THE REGISTERS

 

Baptism

May     20th                 Evie Amelia Richer

                                  Jude Anthony Clinton

Funerals                  

May     19th                 Ralph Edward Waterman   (81)

           21st                  Iris Pamela Mullin                (81)

 

Burial of Ashes

           20th                 Ralph Waterman

 

Holy Matrimony

May     24th                 Lisa Harris & Lloyd Wheat

           29th                 Sophie Cooke & James Williams

 

Blessing of Marriage

May     24th                 Toni & David Jones

 

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