Monday, 28 January 2013

Epiphany 4(3) pewsheet

Today’s Eucharistic Prayer E
Colour: White
Flowers by 

Welcome to the Church of
St-Peter-in- the-Forest

Epiphany Four

Parish Eucharist

Presiding today is Fr Paul Trathen
Preaching is Sue Diplock

27th January 2013


Our welcomers today are Paul Wardell and Anne Smith

The ORDER OF SERVICE can be found on page 3 of the Church Service Book




Songs of thankfulness and praise







Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of you saving presence:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
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.  Amen.

We sit for the first two readings




Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 (page 473) Read by Richard Farrow

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 (page 1088) Read by Anita Doherty
I come with joy
Luke 4:14-21 (page 973) Read by Fr Paul Trathen

Reader   Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All sing   Glory to you, O Lord.

Reader   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All sing    Praise to you, O Christ.

SERMON – by Sue Diplock

CREED (service book page 7)

INTERCESSIONS (led by Beryl Porter)

THE PEACE – page 8 of the service books



O thou who at the Eucharist did pray

During the offertory hymn, a collection will be taken. 
If you would like information on how to gift-aid your donation, please see Peter Shrubsole after the service.  Information on setting up standing orders is also available from Peter.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER E (Service Book page 18)

Adults who are baptized and children who’ve received preparation are welcome to receive communion. If you do not receive communion, please feel free to go forward for a blessing. 

COMMUNION HYMN   3     A man there lived in Galilee


Almighty Father,
whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
is the light of the world:
may your people,
illuminated by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed
to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.




O for a thousand tongues to sing


Please stay after the service, to have a cup of coffee, tea or juice, and a biscuit, and chat with other people.  Our coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits are all fair-trade products.  Serving coffee today are Liz Todd and Geoff Hammond

Prayers – this week please pray for:

Barbara & Stan Eager                      Rita & Colin Reid              Beryl Goodwin 
Lily Bollen                                           Ray Hepburn                      Les Hobart         
George and Phyllis Robbins        Richard Fayolle                 Michael Bailey
Fred Lennard                                     James Paul                         Pat Chapman    
Sally Johnson                                    Richard, Debbie, Claire and Grace Mainwaring

Brenda’s Traidcraft Stall
Warm up with some tea!  During this cold snap, why not stock up on your fair trade essentials, we have tea, coffee, honey and of course cookies.

Next Week:
3rd February 2013
Christingle Candlemass – All Age Service

Aimee Stevens
Dave Stevens




George Marshall
Debbie Carson

In church

Please remember the mid week service on Wednesdays at 9.30 am

Electoral Roll:  - last chance to sign up today!  Please see Debbie for a form or if you have any questions.

We would like to try out a sort of ‘mentoring’ system for our young people.  What we need are willing adults volunteering to have a young person come and sit with them, either when they come in from Rocks, or during the All Age Services.  What is expected of you?  Help your ‘charge’ engage in and follow the service.  [Note the very helpful guide to Holy Communion on the book rack in the porch.]  We hope this will not only enable all ages to get more out of the services, but also allow better interaction between the ages in our congregation.  If you are interested, please speak to Sarah.  

If you use the envelope scheme in your giving, please come and collect your new batch of envelopes.  If you don’t use this scheme currently, but would like to, there will probably be some spare envelopes, so please see Sarah!

We’re hoping to start up a group for our slightly older children.  If you’re interested in finding out more, or perhaps helping lead this group, please speak to Heather or Frances.

You will – we hope, notice the change in temperature in church today!  The radiators have been replaced and so the heating is working! We spent a bit of time getting quotes to replace like-for-like [not an entirely efficient way to heat the church building].  The quotes for this were between £5628 and £7295.  We also got a quote to replace the current system with a ‘wet’ system.  As well as a more efficient heat system, this would enable hot water to be available and provide heating in the crèche and Rocks room.  The quote for this was around £26,640.00.  It was decided – pretty promptly – that we simply cannot afford the latter, and so have gone for a like-for-like system. 

Toward the end of last year, the PCC submitted a grant application to English Heritage for funds towards repairs on the church – primarily to do with the back end of the church that is slowly pulling away from the main body and causing large cracks.  However, we were not successful in our bid – simply because there are other applications from our region that were more urgent than ours.  At some stage the Buildings Committee will meet to look at where we go now, prioritise works needed etc.  If you would like to feed ideas into that, please let Paul, Julian or Judith know.

If you have any photos of Parish/Church life, send them to Paul or Sarah via email and they will be posted on the parish blog site.

Consider the postage stamp:
its usefulness consists in the ability
to stick to one thing till it gets there

Weekday evenings & weekends contact:
The Vicar: Fr Paul Trathen
St Peter’s Vicarage, 121 Forest Rise, E17 3PW
020 8521 5000
(Parish blog)
(Vicar’s blog)
Weekday office hours contact:
The Parish Administrator:
Sarah Collins
Peterhouse Centre
122 Forest Rise, Walthamstow
E17 3PW
020 8509 1811

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