1. PEW SHEET for w/c Sunday 5th February 2023

PRAY FOR GOD'S WORLD, for the people of Ukraine, and for all those affected by wars elsewhere; for the Church of England's General Synod; for all refugees trying to reach safety; for those in desperate conditions caused by the climate change disaster and the cost-of-living crisis, for the overstretched National Health Service, and for those caring for the sick and the elderly, including Liz, John, Ruth, Jean, Bunty, Valerie, and Elizabeth

PLEASE ALSO PRAY FOR all who are in any kind of trouble, sorrow, sickness, need, or anxiety, and for whom our prayers have been asked; Sylvia, Chris, Val, Andy & Jenny, Trish, Bob, Michael, Brenda, Roger, Jeremy, Rachel, Peter, Terry, Darren, Tony, Shaun.

REMEMBER the recently departed; Jim H, Jackie K, Jeremy H, Mary J; also those whose anniversary of death occurs this week: Charley Mayley, Mandy O’Connor, Marjorie Driver, Marjorie Gillespie, John James.

For your personal prayer time:

1. A Prayer for our Church and Parish:

Let us pray for those of our parish who are poor, or anxious, or unwell. Let us pray for God’s blessing on our Youth Club, our nearby uniformed groups, those who live and work in Prospect Place and the other new building developments, and on the King William Nursery and Burnt Oak School. Let us remember, too, the Sunlight Centre, the Medway Food Bank, the Gillingham Street Angels, and their work amongst the many disadvantaged people in this area.

Heavenly Father, you have called us to be the bearers of Good News, following the example of St Luke the Evangelist, our Patron.

Send your light and truth to lead us; open our minds to worship you in spirit and in truth; open our eyes to the opportunities you give us in the people we meet each day, or who come through the doors of our church.

Open our ears to hear your call; open our hearts to your love, that we may serve you and bring others to your light.

God of hope, in this moment, and in the days ahead as we look to the future, however dark and uncertain it may seem, fill us with all joy and peace, as we trust in you, that we may overflow with hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

In Jesus’ name. 

Amen.

2.  A short prayer for all attending the Church's General Synod:

Almighty God, by whose grace alone we are accepted and called to your service: strengthen us by your Holy Spirit, and make us worthy of our calling; 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.

Amen.

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The Church is OPEN as detailed below.

We ask you to continue to use hand-sanitizers on entering/leaving the Church. Face-coverings or masks are recommended, but not mandatory. Please respect the wishes of those who want to continue to maintain social distancing!

SUNDAY 5th FEBRUARY - THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

930am Morning Prayer

1030am PARISH MASS

Today's Mass intention is for our Church and Parish, that we will love what God commands, and desire what He promises.

5pm Evening Prayer & Benediction

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WEEKDAY SERVICES & Mass intentions

Monday 6th February - 10am Mass  St Paul Miki & Companions

For the churches of Japan.

Tuesday 7th February - NO MASS

For the General Synod.

Wednesday 8th February - NO MASS

For Saturday's forthcoming Jumble Sale/Community Cafe and Youth Group.

Thursday 9th February - 10am Mass  feria

For help to offer ourselves to God.

Friday 10th February - NO MASS  

For those with hearing problems.

Saturday 11th February - 10am Mass  feria

For an end to the war in Ukraine.

NEXT SUNDAY - 12th February - SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

930am Morning Prayer

1030am PARISH MASS

Today's Mass intention is for our Church and Parish, that we will ask for God's help to strengthen our faith.

5pm Evening Prayer 

We ask you to continue to use hand-sanitizers on entering/leaving the Church. Face-coverings or masks are recommended, but not mandatory. Please respect the wishes of those who want to continue to maintain social distancing!