Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Lent 3 pewsheet

Today’s Eucharistic Prayer E
Colour: Purple

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

Third Sunday of Lent

with a focus on Fairtrade

Parish Eucharist with prayers of healing

Presiding today is Fr Paul Trathen
Preaching is Geoff Hammond

3rd March 2013

Our welcomers today are Frances and Harry Downing



Rock of ages, cleft for me


Priest:    The earth is the Lord’s
All:          and everything in it; the world and all who live in it.

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

Priest:   All praise to you eternal God
who listens to the cries of creation
and aches for those who are in pain

All:         All praise to you life-giving God
who reaches out to all
and embraces the world with your love

We join together in worshipping you –
the Sustainer of life
and the One who promises to make all things new.  Amen

KYRIE (page 4)

In these times of climate change, poverty, greed, malnutrition and recession, we remember that ‘the earth is the Lord’s’.
In these times we remember our brothers and sisters around the world who have suffered most through our actions and we remember that ‘all who live in this world belong to the Lord’.

Let us reflect on what it means to love and serve one another in God’s world.

(Pause for reflection and silent prayer)

Heavenly Father, we have neglected the needs of your world for too long now, we have lost sight of this world as your own and through greed we have exploited others and left their lives destitute.
This Fairtrade Fortnight help us to remember the ‘power of the consumer’
that our choices can be the cornerstone of another person’s livelihood.
Help us to remember that swapping our shopping habits helps to put
those who have for so long been last, first,
so that they may know that they are not forgotten
and that we are all part of the same world,
your world, where no one person is better than the next
and all deserve the same opportunity.

Your kingdom come and your will be done on
earth as it is in Heaven.



Almighty God,
whose most dear Son went not up to joy
but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
may find in none other than the way of life and peace;
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




Isaiah 55:1-9 (page 704) Read by Mary Clare Martin

1 Corinthians 10:1-13 (page 1086) Read by Ruth Williams
Be still, for the presence of the Lord
Luke 13:1-9 (page 988) 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 Geoff Hammond

CREED (page 7 of the service book)

INTERCESSIONS (led by Sarah Collins)

THE PEACE – page 8 of the service books



Seek ye first the kingdom of God (sung in parts)

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   72  Broken for me, broken for you


Great Creator God who gave life to the world and everyone in it,
create in us a heart of careful consumerism.
As we stand in a shop, as we prepare our meals,
help us to remember that what we buy and eat
comes from farmers, growers, workers and labourers
in fields and factories across the world.
Help us to remember that someone’s life and wellbeing
depends on the products we hold in our hands,
place into our shopping basket,
and eat from our plates,
that we may be thankful and act with justice.  Amen.




The kingdom of God is justice and joy


Priest:   Live in the warmth of God’s love
listen to the cries of hurt
speak words of compassion
and know that you are surrounded by the eternal God.
Go in peace …..
Please stay for a cup of coffee, tea or juice and a biscuit.  Serving coffee today are Mary Eveleigh and Janet McLeod

Brenda’s Traidcraft Stall  - Domestic Bliss - A tidy home is a happy home
If you are as house-proud as we are on the Traidcraft stall you will be regularly tidying, cleaning and writing shopping lists. SO to help you along the way to happiness we have all sorts of products that you may find useful. Among other things we have kitchen roll, rubber gloves, note pads and cotton shopping bags.

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


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.

Please remember the Lent Course with a focus on the Beatitudes.  They are being held on Wednesdays in Peterhouse – either at 10.30 am (in the Beech Room) or 7.30 pm (in the Reception Lounge).

Next Week:
10th March 2013
Mothering Sunday – All Age Communion

Bill Eveleigh
Mary Eveleigh


Jenni Hall
Dan Hall

In church

It’s not what you look at that matters;
it’s what you see.

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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