Bourne Abbey and Parish Church
Sunday, February 28, 2021
The Second Sunday of Lent
Please pray for:
The parish and deanery: for Father Chris, Revd Canon David Staples and our Ministry Team. Also for the Withams and Bythams group in their interregnum. We pray also for Bishop Hall in his role in Madagascar, and we give thanks for his ministry here and in Madagascar. We pray too for Bishop Christopher and his wife Susan as he returns to his ministry in the Diocese.
Peace and goodwill within and between nations: especially for peace in the Yemen and for the end to wars fought by proxy. We also pray for the continuing situations for those in refugee camps for the displaced, wherever they may be.
We remember those suffering hunger, disease and oppression: especially those people suffering from the continuing situations of shortage of food, water and medicines, particularly in Syria, Central Africa, South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Kenya; those affected by the explosion in Beirut; those affected by Coronavirus, both in this country and throughout the World; and we pray for those in our own country who are homeless, hungry, vulnerable and in need of support.
For those whose illness is acute, or are awaiting operation: None.
For those whose illness or recovery is long term:
- Connie Glover, Peggy Pateman, Joyce Reeson, Kevin Moss, Vera Osborne, Gordon Muspratt, Robin Barker, Peter Woodland, Freda Danby and Bill Normington.
- for the souls of the recently departed: Margaret Dodwell and Herbert (Bert) Hardy.
- also for those whose anniversaries fall during the next week: Janet Revell, Violet Rolt (28th); Thomas Young, Robert Kitchener (March 2nd); Pauline Cummings (3rd); Colin Blackman, Kevin O'Dell (5th); and Mavis Hill (6th).
Bourne Abbey Church continues to be open for private prayer on Saturdays (10am-midday).
Women’s World Day of Prayer
Women's World Day of Prayer gathering on Friday 5th March is not taking place this year, owing to the pandemic.
However, the organisers are putting out a service on the internet instead. Please Google 'World Day of Prayer,' on the day, and that should find it.
There will be no Julian Meeting on Monday, 1st March, owing to the pandemic. These 30 minute silent prayer meetings held at Bourne Abbey Church on the first Monday of the month (10am) will recommence when restrictions allow.
Sunday Order of Service
We are continuing to offer a weekly Service Sheet for the Sunday in question. It remains Fr Chris's hope that people will join him 'virtually' on Sunday morning at 10am to pray the service.
Sunday Public Worship Suspended
The PCC and Fr Chris have taken the joint view that the church will remain closes to public worship until at least when the Government lifts the lockdown. At that point, they will once again review the situation.
Fr Chris welcomes the names of those who are ill or awaiting an operation, so that prayer may be offered for them through the Sunday Service Sheet.
We also continue to welcome the addition of the names of loved ones departed to be inscribed in the church's Book of Remembrance. Apply to the Vicar on Bourne 422412.
Church and Parish Magazine
The February Lockdown Edition e-magazine is now available from the church website (www.bourneabbey.org.uk). Click on the Magazine section, then select February to download a copy. Articles for consideration for the March issue of the Lockdown Edition e-magazine should be emailed to [email protected]
co.uk by midday on Sunday, 28th February. Thank you.
Bourne Abbey Website
I'm delighted to tell you that the church website is finally back up, running and up-to-date - thanks to Moonfruit developers finding a work-round to the technical issue which prevented editing of the site. The pewsheet and Order of Service will again be posted on the site, in addition to the A Church Near You website.