Third Sunday of Epiphany

Sunday 26th 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 2nd February
8.30am Holy Communion                                              St. Andrew's Church
10.00am Pariish Communion                                             All Saints’ Church

Collect
Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace. and in all our weakness sustain us by your nighty power; 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 forever.

Post Communion Prayer
Almighty father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world: may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; for he is alive and reigns, now and forever.

Isiah 9. 1-4
But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish.In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the lattertime he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 
The people who have walked in darkness
   have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness -
   on them the light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation,
   you have increased itds joy;
they rejoice before you
   as with the joy at the harvest,
   as people exult when dividing their plunder.
For the yoke of their burden,
   and the bar across their shoulders,
   the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.

1 Corinthians 1. 10-18
Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you should be in agreement and that there should be no divisions among you, but that you should be united in the same mind and the same purpose. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. What I mean is that each of you says, 'I belong to Paul', or, 'i belong to Cephas', or I belong to Christ'. Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of yoy except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ may not be emptied of its power.

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to ys who are being saved it is the power of God.

Matthew 4. 12 - 23
Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the lake, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
'Land of Zebulum, land of Naphali,
   on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles -
the people who sat in darkness
   have seen  a great light,
and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
   light has dawned.'
From that time Jesus began to proclaim, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.'

As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter,and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake - for they were fishermen. And he said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.' Immdiately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending ther nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and ther father and followed him.

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogue and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every sickness among the people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NRSV

The Week Ahead
Sun     26th    3.00pm - 4.00pm 
Fourth Sunday Teas             St.Andrew's Church
Mon    27th    9.00am                 Monday Mugs                         All Saints' Church
Tues   28th  11.00am                 Holy Communion                    South Cary House
Weds  29th  11.00an                  Holy Communion                       Highfield House

Notices
In January we are supporting Action Aid. Ten percent of the plate collections on Sunday will be donated to this charity, but if you would like to give more you can put your donation in one of the dedicated envelopes on the notice boards and put it in the collection or the wall safe.

Fourth Sunday Teas in St.Andrew's from 3 - 4pm tpday.Join us for a pot of tea, some home baling and some company.

Slow cookers! Help please! Do you have a plug in slow cooker or crock pot that you could lend for our Murder Mystery event on 8th February please? Speak to Sarah Stringer on 351080. Many thanks.

 

Revd. Liz's installation in St. Mary's church, Frome will be on Monday, February 3rd at 7pm. If you are planning to go and would be able to offer someone a lift please put your name on the list that you will find at the back of both churches. If you would like to go and need a lift, please also add your name to the list and we will do our best to make sure that everyone who would like to go can get there. I will be collating the list this week!

Murder Mystery Night in All Saints' Church on Saturday, 8th February!
Cary Amateur Theatricals will be performing a murder mystery play. The audience will then have the opportunity to question the cast over supper to try to identify the wicked perpetrator before all is finally revealed... Advance booking only. Tickets £12.50 including hot supper, from Bailey Books and the Market House Information Centre. Licnsed bar available. Seating will be at tables. Doord open at 7pm, performance starts at 7.30pm

Gluten free wafers are available.If you require one please contact the churchwarden

For all enquiries regarding the All Saints' and St, Andrew's churches please email standrews.allsaints.com or phone the parish mobile phone on 07486 866400