Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Lent 1 pewsheet

Today’s Eucharistic Prayer B
Colour: Purple

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

First Sunday of Lent

Parish Eucharist with prayers of healing
Presiding today is Rev Mike Gibbs
Preaching is Myna Jones

17th February 2013


Our welcomers today are Marian Bradley and Bridget Gibbs

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




Lead us heavenly Father lead us

*** Rocks now go to their room – leading today is Anne ***


Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “If you love me, keep my commandments; happy are those who hear the word of God and keep it.”  Hear then these commandments which God has given to his people, and take them to heart.

I am the Lord your God; you shall have no other gods but me.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.  Amen.  Lord have mercy.

You shall not make for yourself any idol.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. 
Amen.  Lord have mercy.

You shall not dishonour the name of the Lord your God. 
You shall worship him with awe and reverence.  Amen.  Lord have mercy.

Remember the Lord’s day and keep it holy. 
Christ is risen from the dead: set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.  Amen.  Lord have mercy.

Honour your father and mother. 
Live as servants of God; honour all people; love each other.  Amen.  Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit murder. 
Be reconciled to each other; overcome evil with good.  Amen.  Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit adultery. 
Know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  Lord have mercy.

You shall not steal.  Be honest in all that you do and care for those in need.
Amen.  Lord have mercy.

You shall not be a false witness.  Let everyone speak the truth.  Amen.  Lord have mercy.

You shall not covet anything which belongs to your neighbour.
Remember the words of the Lord Jesus: It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Love your neighbour as yourself, for love is the fulfilling of the law. 
Amen.  Lord have mercy.

Lord, have mercy on us, and write all these your laws in our hearts.

KYRIE (page 4)




Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted for forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord.  Amen.

We sit for the first two readings




Deuteronomy 26:1-11 (page 194) Read by John James

Romans 10:8b-13 (page 1073) Read by Sarah Collins
Forty days and forty nights
Luke 4:1-13 (page 973) Read by Rev Mike Gibbs

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 Myna Jones

CREED (page 7 of the service book)

INTERCESSIONS (led by Mary Clare)

THE PEACE – page 8 of the service books



Take my life and let it be

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 B (Service Book page 12)

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   384               O love that wilt not let me go


Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;
by it you nourish our faith,
increase our hope,
and strengthen our love:
teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread,
and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.




Restore, O Lord, the honour of your name


Coffee today will be served in Peterhouse – by Ken and Marian Bradley.  Please do go along for a cup of tea or coffee, and then stay for our APCM, which will start promptly at 12.00 noon.

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                                     John Clayton                      Pat Chapman    
Sally Johnson                                     Richard, Debbie, Claire and Grace Mainwaring

Brenda’s Traidcraft Stall
Place an order with Traidcraft and get free delivery
We will shortly be placing an order and we thought that we would give you the chance to order directly those items that we do not usually have on the stall. So if you are looking for that special gift for someone please come over and see what is in the current catalogue.

Next Week:
24th February 2013
Second Sunday in Lent – Parish Eucharist

Colin Reid
Jill Appleby

Mary Clare Martin
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
George Marshall
Philippians 3:17-4:1

Anita Doherty
Tony Doherty

Sarah Collins


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 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.

There is a file at the back of church which has thank you letters from the charities to whom we donated money last year; please do take a look.

There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

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

Church cleaned by
Liz Todd and
Marilyn Hawes 

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