Second Sunday of Epiphany
Sunday 13th January
8.30am Holy Communion All Saints’ Church
10.00am Parish Communion St. Andrew’s 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 20th January
8.30am Holy Communion St. Andrew’s Church
10.00am Parish Communion All Saints’ Church
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; 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 of all time and eternity, you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son: by the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth through the waters of the new creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Isa. 43. 1-7
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you.
Because you are precious in my sight,
and honoured, and I love you,
I give people in return for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
Do not fear, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you;
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’,
and to the south, ‘Do not withhold;
bring my sons from far away
and my daughters from the end of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.’
Acts 8. 14-17
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Luke 3. 15-17, 21-22
As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’
The Week Ahead
Mon 14th 9.00am Monday Mugs All Saints’ Church
Tues 15th 7.00pm Church Development Meeting TBA
Thurs 17th 9.30am Church cleaning All Saints’ Church
Messy Church will be returning on Saturday 26th January at 3.30pm All Saints’ Church and are looking for any large cardboard boxes, tubes, egg boxes etc and Christmas cards with a nativity scene on them for use in the activities.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an international event in which churches across the world learn from and pray for each other. So that we can take part in this, Frank Fisher has once again prepared a booklet of reflections and prayers for us to use, drawing on the resources that churches worldwide will be using. The booklets are available in the churches. Please take one and use it during the week 18th to 25th January. David Osborne, Secretary, Churches Together in Castle Cary and Ansford.
Fundraising news for All Saints'
1. On 6 December our stall at the Big Christmas raised £110.00
2. The Maesbury Singers Concert on 15 December raised £747.50
3. On 30 November the Stanchester Quire concert raised £140.00
Indonesian Tsunami Appeal
Collections were made at the Christmas Eve Crib Service and 21:00 Communion Service at All Saints and also on Christmas Day at St. Andrew's. The amount raised and donated to the appeal was a superb £652.83. Thank you.
To celebrate their 130th anniversary, Ecclesiastical is offering to donate £130.00 to our church for every new home insurance policy taken out. For further details or to take advantage of this offer visit www.ecclesiastical.com/Trust130 or call 0800 783 0130 and quote Trust 130. Policies must commence on or before 31 December 2019.
The Archdeaconry Days this year take place on February 9th (morning in St. James, Taunton), February 11th (morning in St. Luke’s, Bath) and February 11th (afternoon in Holy Trinity, Frome). The day is focused on exploring ways of improving the connection of our faith and church life to our everyday life. Please speak to Rev. Liz for further details or visit www.bathandwells.org.uk and search for Archdeaconry Days. If you wish to attend you will need to book a place.
Posada. Thank you to everyone who hosted the Holy Family as they travelled back to All Saints' for The Crib Service. Have heard lots of happy visiting, ending with a beautiful Crib Service.
Tiddlywinks begins its new term at Caryford on Wednesday mornings, again thanks are due to the helpers at snack time. If anyone has time to do a session, your help would be appreciated. Val Chainey 359420
All Saints' Cleaning, Thursday 17th January. 9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. any help appreciated, how does sitting to clean Brass appeal!
Every six years we are required to create a completely new electoral roll for the parish, this means that anyone wishing to be included is required to complete a new application form. If you wish to be on the electoral roll please complete an Application for Enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll and return to the electoral roll officer by 31st January. Forms are available at the back of both churches.
The APCM will be held on Thursday 28th February at 7pm at the Market House. We currently have vacancies for 3 churchwardens, a Treasurer and looking to elect 3 new member to the PCC. If you are interested in any of these vacancies please speak to Revd Liz or one of the current churchwardens.
Have you ever thought that you would like to be more involved in church services but not sure how? We are always looking for new volunteers to join the rotas for the roles of readers and sidespeople at both All Saints’ and St. Andrew’s. If you would be interested in either role please speak to Revd Liz or Leanne Hibberd.
Revd. Liz’s day of rest this week is Saturday 19th
Gluten free wafers are available. If you require one please contact the churchwarden.