Lordsbridge Weekly Team Notice 22 December 2017


Friday – 22 December

Hardwick               6.30 pm, Carols around the fire, with Clare Bigg
Dry Drayton          6.30 pm, Carol Service, with Revd Alison Myers

Saturday – 23 December
Coton                     4 pm, Carols on the Village Green, with Revd Rebecca Gilbert

This Sunday – 24 December, 4th Sunday of Advent
Hardwick,              9.30 am, A Service of Holy Communion (said), with Revd Howard Bigg
11.30 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, with Revd Alison Myers and Clare Bigg

Dry Drayton,         9.30 am, A Service of Holy Communion (said),  with Revd Sue Wyatt
11.15 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, with Revd Michael Landford

Coton,                    3 pm, Christingle Service, with Revd Beth Cope

Barton,                   11.15 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, a joint service with Coton, with Revd Corin Redsell

Harlton,                  11.15 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, with Revd Cally Hammond

Haslingfield,          4 pm, Christingle Service,  with Revd Rebecca Gilbert
11.15 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, with Revd Rebecca Gilbert

Little Eversden,    11 am, A Service of Holy Communion– with Revd Charles Fraser
3 pm, Nativity in the Barn, with Revd Charles Fraser
11.30 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, with Revd Charles Fraser

Comberton,           9.30 am, A Service of Holy Communion, with Revd David Newton
3.30 pm, Crib Service, with Sue Nelms and team
11.30 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, with Revd David Newton

Caldecote,             no services

Toft,                        8.30 am, A Service of Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew’s, with ?
11.30 pm, Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, with Revd Robert Dolman

Bible readings for this Sunday (4th Sunday of Advent)
2 Samuel 7: 1-11,16; Canticle: Magnificat or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 (or 89: 1-8); Romans 16: 25 to end; and Luke 1: 26-38

Collect for the 4th Sunday in Advent
God our redeemer,
who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,
so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
(or)
Eternal God,
as Mary waited for the birth of your Son,
so we wait for his coming in glory;
bring us through the birth pangs of this present age
to see, with her, our great salvation
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day
Hardwick,              9.30 am, All Age Holy Communion, with Revd Beth Cope and Revd Alison Myers

Dry Drayton,         11 am, All Age Holy Communion, with Revd Sue Wyatt and Revd Alison Myers

Coton,                    10.30 am, All Age Holy Communion, with Revd Lynda Taylor

Barton,                   10 am, All Age Holy Communion, with Revd Corin Redsell

Harlton,                  10.30 am, All Age Holy Communion, with Revd Cally Hammond

Haslingfield,          10 am, All Age Holy Communion, with Revd Rebecca Gilbert

Great Eversden,   10 am, All Age Worship – with Revd Charles Fraser
11 am, Holy Communion (BCP), with Revd Charles Fraser

Comberton,           9.30 am, All Age Holy Communion, with the Revd David Newton

Caldecote,             11 am, All Age Holy Communion at Childerley Chapel, with Revd David Newton

Toft,                        9.30 am, All Age Christmas Celebration at The Methodist Church, with Revd Alison Walker

Bible Readings for Christmas, Any of the following three sets may be used on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Set 3 should be used at some service during the celebration
1- Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2: 11-14; and Luke 2: 1-14 [15-20]
2- Isaiah 62: 6-end; Psalm 97; Titus 3: 4-7; and Luke 2: [1-7] 8-20
3- Isaiah 52: 7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1: 1-4 [5-12]; and John 1: 1-14

Collect for Christmas Eve

Almighty God,
you make us glad with the yearly remembrance
of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,
so we may with sure confidence behold him
when he shall come to be our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
(or)
Almighty God,
as we prepare with jo
to celebrate the gift of the Christ-child,
embrace the earth with your glory
and be for us a living hope
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect for Christmas Day
Almighty God,
you have given us your only-begotten Son
to take our nature upon him
and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:
grant that we, who have been born again
and made your children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;
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.
(or)
Lord Jesus Christ,
your birth at Bethlehem
draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth:
accept our heartfelt praise
as we worship you,
our Saviour and our eternal God.

Other  Lordsbridge things
Pop-Up Nativity & Carols At The Hare & Hounds, Harlton:    Wednesday 20th December at 6pm.
Harlton Church would like to invite you to an impromptu children’s nativity outside at the Hare and Hounds followed by carols for everyone in the pub. All children welcome to take part in the nativity or come dressed as their favourite nativity character.   Andy and Richard have very kindly agreed to provide simple finger food for us all to enjoy while we come together to sing the popular traditional carols. See you there!

5th Sunday Team United Services, 31 December:
10.30 am, Team Service for New Years Eve, at St Peter’s, Barton, with Revd Rebecca Gilbert and Revd David Newton

Team safeguarding training -There will be safeguarding training led by the Diocesan safeguarding team on 5th and 26th February. This is a two-part course C1 and C2 respectively. It will be held in the Methodist church rooms in Haslingfield and arranged by All Saints Church. It will run from 7pm to 10 pm with a short break for refreshments.

The next openings of Hardwick’s popular church and community cafe, Pippin’s: coffee and company, is Sat 6 Jan 2018, 10am to 12 noon.

Things beyond Lordsbridge
A Church Observed, Being Anglican as Times Change, by Andrew Norman, available to pre-order now. More information from www.GileadBooksPublishing.com
A Church Observed is an accessible resource for understanding Anglican identity, with an eye to the future. It uses narrative as a way of drawing the reader in, with themes treated more systematically in the closing chapters. Dry Drayton parish church features in the opening paragraph, complete with photo on the opposite page.
About the Author, Andrew Norman oversaw the training of Anglican clergy at Ridley Hall for eight years before moving to the Diocese of Leeds as Director of Ministry and Mission.

Lunch Time Seminars at St Edmund’s College, held at The Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0BN on alternate Tuesdays during term time, at 1 pm. A free lunch and drinks served from 12 noon All are welcome:
23 January, Science and Religion: The context for debate, by Prof Grace Davie (University of Exeter)
6 February, Concepts of Sin and the nature of social life: Anthropology and theology of atonement, by Prof Joel Robbins (University of Cambridge)
20 February, Resisting blind chance and’senseless’cosmos: Historical perspectives on science, ethics and nature, by Dr Louise Hickman (Newman University, Birmingham)

Youth Ministry Training/ALM 2018:  Places are now available for the Youth Ministry Training/ALM Course 2018 commencing on 31st January. This is for all Youth Leaders and Volunteers and can be undertaken as a Stand-alone 5-week Training Course OR as part of the Youth Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM) accreditation. The Course runs over five Wednesday evenings in the Ely Diocese offices on Barton Road, Ely, (7:30-9:45pm) and includes a free ticket (worth £45) to the Youth Evangelism Conference (www.theyec.uk) on Sat. 24th February 2018 at C3 in Cambridge. For more information or to book your free place, please contact Youth Adviser, Rachael Heffer on: Rachael.heffer@elydiocese.org or 07712 653 299

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is holding a professional workshop entitled ‘Science and Faith in the Local Church’, 10-11 January 2018.  This non-residential workshop is only £50 – for more details, please see the attached poster or visit: http://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/Short_course.php?Type=New&CourseID=79

Sunday – 31 December
Barton,                   10.30 am, 5th Sunday United Team Service for New Year’s Eve,
with Revd Rebecca Gilbert and Revd David Newton

Toft,                        8.30 am, A Service of Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew’s, with Revd Michael Reiss

Useful contacts
Youth activities
: Rebecca Gilbert 01223 817805 or rebeccagilbert@lordsbridge.org
Administration, weddings etc.teamadmin@lordsbridge.org
Lead Minister for Hardwick and Dry Drayton: Alison Myers 01954 212815 or alisonmyers@lordsbridge.org
Lead Minister for Barton, Coton, Harlton and Haslingfield: Rebecca Gilbert 01223 817805 or rebeccagilbert@lordsbridge.org
Lead Minister for Little and Great Eversden: Charles Fraser:  revd.charlesfraser@gmail.com
Lead Minister for Caldecote with Childerley, Comberton and Toft- Please contact one of the lead ministers above.

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