Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Ilderton

Cheviot Benefice newsletter

6 Mar 2021, 4:30 p.m.
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Week of 3rd Sunday of Lent 7th March - 13th March

Bible Focus - Gospel of John chapter 7

37On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing

there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, 38 and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”’.

As we begin to move out of lockdown - in what ways can ‘living water’ flow from our hearts and the hearts of our church community?

Services in the Cheviot Benefice

Sunday 14th March Mothering Sunday

Ilderton – Sunday Worship - 9am Wooler - Holy Communion - 10am Doddington - Holy Communion -11am

Daily bible readings for this week;

Monday: Psalm 7, Jeremiah 11.1-17, Joh 7.37-52 Tuesday: 9, Jeremiah 11.18-12.6, John 7.53-8.11 Wednesday: Psalm 38, Jeremiah 13.1-11, John 8.12-30 Thurs: Psalms 56, Jeremiah 14, John 8.31-47

Friday: Psalm 22, Jeremiah 15.10-end, John 8.48-end Saturday: Psalm 31, Jeremiah 16.10-17.4, John 9.1-17

Prayers and readings for the week

Pax – D H Lawrence

All that matters is to be at one with the living God to be a creature in the house of the God of Life.

Like a cat asleep on a chair

at peace, in peace

and at one with the master of the house,

with the mistress,

at home, at home in the house of the living, sleeping on the hearth, and yawning before the fire.

Sleeping on the hearth of the living world yawning at home before the fire of life feeling the presence of the living God like a great reassurance

a deep calm in the heart

a presence

as of the master sitting at the board in his own and greater being,

in the house of life.

Taken from Janet Morley’s book –

the heart’s time: A poem a day for Lent and Easter.

Traditional Celtic Prayer

The holy Apostles’ guarding The gentle martyrs’ guarding, The nine angels’ guarding,

Be cherishing me, be aiding me.

The quiet Brigit’s guarding,

The gentle Mary’s guarding, The warrior Michael’s guarding,

Be shielding me, be aiding me.

The God of the element’s guarding, The loving Christ’s guarding,

The Holy Sprit’s guarding,

Be cherishing me, be aiding me.

Collect for the 3rd Sunday of Lent

Eternal God,

give us insight

to discern your will for us,

to give up what harms us,

and to seek the perfection we are promised

in Jesus Christ our Lord

Taken from Esther de Waal, The Celtic Vision