Pew Sheets

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sunday 18th March

8.30am      Holy Communion                 St Andrew’s Church  

10.00am    Parish Communion               All Saints’ Church


Services During the Week 

8.15am    Morning Prayer   - Monday                           All Saints’ Church

8.45am    Morning Prayer   - Tuesday & Friday              St. Andrew’s Church

                                        - Wednesday & Thursday    All Saints’ Church


Sunday 25th March

8.30am    Holy Communion             All Saints’ Church

10.00am  Parish Communion           St Andrew’s Church



Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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.

Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for you: give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us, but are alive and reign, now and for ever.

 Jer. 31. 31-34

 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, ‘Know the Lord’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Heb. 5. 5-10

 So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,

‘You are my Son,

   today I have begotten you’; 

as he says also in another place,

‘You are a priest for ever,

   according to the order of Melchizedek.’

 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

John 12. 20-33

 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.

 ‘Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—“Father, save me from this hour”? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.’ Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.’ The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, ‘An angel has spoken to him.’ Jesus answered, ‘This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.’He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.



The Week Ahead

Mon     19th       9.00am     Monday Mugs                    All Saints’ Church

Weds   21st       2.30pm     Lent Group                        Wason House

Thurs   22nd      10.30am   House Group                     Wellspring Cottage

Fri        23rd      11.00am    Lent Course                      All Saints’ Church

                         12.30pm    Lent Lunch                        All Saints’ Church     

Sat       24th      3.30pm     Messy Church                    All Saints’ Church   



Churches Together. Please take a smartie tube, from the back of the Church, eat the smarties, and then fill with money to support our Lent Charity, South Somerset Mind. Thank you.

The Lent Group this year will take place at Wason House and will take place on Wednesday afternoons starting at 2.30p.m. 

Every Friday at 12.30pm during Lent at All Saints’ Church there will be a Lent Lunch. Do come to enjoy delicious soup and meet friends. There is no charge but donations are invited in support of Christian Aid. And if you can help by providing soup for 4 to 6 people one Friday or by serving please let David Osborne know: 01963 351275 

There will be a Lent course in All Saints’ church starting Friday 23rd February. 11.00am - 12.30pm. If you would like to come contact Sue Kellagher on 351992.

'Lamentatio: Music of Peace & Reconciliation', by the Maesbury Singers and Cellist, Joseph Pritchard.  Saturday 24 March at 7.30pm in All Saints Church.

The Electoral Roll will be open for people to register between 11th March & 8th April. Forms to register can be found in the churches, or from Louise Stewart Cox (01963 351294)

Easter Lilies.  Those wishing to donate a lily in memory of a loved one (at £3 per lily) for Easter Sunday, please contact Christine Outhwaite (360302, Wason House, Uppper High Street) for All Saints, and Sarah Stringer (351080, 27 Woodforde Green)) for St Andrew’s, to whom all donations should be made.  It would be helpful to have these by Tues 27th March.

This year we are looking to elect 3 new members to the PCC and 2 churchwardens. If you are interested please speak to one of the churchwardens.