Thursday, 8 August 2013

St Peter's Patronal Festival pewsheet

Today’s Eucharistic Prayer D
Colour: Red

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

Our Patronal Festival

Parish Eucharist
Presiding & preaching today is Fr Paul Trathen

30th June 2013

Our welcomers today are George Marshall and Debbie Carson

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


Before the service starts we sing:
Make me a channel of your peace. 
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
in giving of ourselves that we receive,
and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

Introit Hymn


For all the saints


Prayers of Penitence


The Gloria

The Collect

Almighty God, who inspired your apostle Saint Peter
to confess Jesus as Christ and Son of the living God:
build up your Church upon this rock,
that in unity and peace
it may proclaim one truth
and follow one Lord,
your Son our Saviour Christ,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

We sit for the first two readings

First Reading

Acts 12:1-11 (page 1044) Read by Judith Woolnough


Second Reading


1 Peter 2:19-25 (page 1152) Read by Bernard Eaton


Gradual Hymn

296    Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing

Gospel Alleluiajoin in the refrain “Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!”
Gospel Reading
Matthew 16:13-19 (page 930) Read by Rev Mike Gibbs

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

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

Gospel Alleluia

Sermon by Fr Paul Trathen

Creed (Page 7 of the service book)

Prayers (led by Sarah Collins)

The Peace (page 8 of the service books)

Offertory Hymn:             Forsaken once  

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.                                                                                  
Forsaken once, and thrice denied,
the risen Lord gave pardon free,
stood once again at Peter's side,
and asked him,
'Lov'st thou me?'

How oft his cowardice of heart
we have without his love sincere,
the sin without the sorrow's smart,
the shame without the tear!
How many times with faithless word
have we denied his holy name,
how oft forsaken our dear Lord,
and shrunk when trial came!
O oft forsaken, oft denied,
forgive our shame, wash out our sin;
look on us from thy Father's side
and let that sweet look win.

Saint Peter, when the cock crew clear,
went out, and wept his broken faith:
strong as a rock through strife and fear,
he served his Lord till death.
Hear when we call thee from the deep
still walk beside us on the shore,
give hands to work,
and eyes to weep,
and hearts to love thee more.

Eucharistic Prayer D (Service Book page 16)

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               106         Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Prayer after Communion
Almighty God, who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness
to preach the gospel:
by the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 


Final Hymn


And can it be

Blessing and Dismissal
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 Katherine and Tom Marshall

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                                     Eddie Hoad                                        
Richard, Debbie, Claire and Grace Mainwaring

Remember Evensong tonight at 6.00 pm

Next Week:
7th July 2013
Sixth after Trinity – Parish Eucharist

Bill Eveleigh
Mary Eveleigh

Bridget Gibbs

Isaiah 66:10-14

Dave Stevens

Galatians 6:1-16

Michael Collins
Bridget Gibbs

Sarah Collins


Bradwell Pilgrimage – Saturday 6th July, 11.00 – 3.30 pm.  “Faith Alive” – guest speaker Rt Rev Thomas McMahon, Bishop of Brentwood.  Please speak to Fr Paul for further details.

We are finally reopening a branch of Mothers’ Union here at St Peters on the 14th July during the All Age service, when the diocesan president, Marion Ketley will be with us.  If you put your name on the previous list of those interested in becoming members, or if you would like to join, please let me know by signing the sheet on the table at the back of church.

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.

At the back of church is a letter from Fr Paul, on behalf of the Buildings Committee.  It concerns our church building and where we go from here.  Please take a copy with you, read it, think and pray about it and make your choice from the four options given.  There will be a box in church into which you are asked to put your reply, no later than the 25th August.

The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is how you use them

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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