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Services for the week commencing Sunday 29th August 2021 
Please note: There is no Sunday Service in the Kidderminster Ismere Team this week.
Instead there will be a Deanery Service at Great Witley at 10:00 (at the area outside the tearooms).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday 1st September     St John Wolverley   10:00    Eucharist

Thursday 2nd September        St Peter Cookley     10:30    Eucharist

Saturday 4th September          St Peter Cookley     10:00    Bible Lyte

Readings for Sunday 29th August – 13th Sunday after Trinity

Song of Solomon 2.8-13
Psalm 45.1-2, 6-9 [or 45.1-7]
James 1.17-end
Mark 7.1-8, 14, 15, 21-23

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 


Readings for next week – Sunday 5th September – 14th Sunday after Trinity 

Proverbs 22.1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125
James 2.1-10 [11-13] 14-17
Mark 7.24-end

What is your ministry in the church? 

Many of us have unused skills and the church is a safe place for us to try out those skills. In our services it is always good to hear multiple voices with different people reading the bible and intercessory prayers. If you would like to get involved but don’t feel you have the skill or ability as yet, the following courses may help you. They are also ideal as a refresher for those who have been taking part for a while. If you are interested, then please let a member of clergy know and we can assist in getting you signed up.

Stepping Up: Leading the Intercessions – Thu Oct 21 2.30 - 4

Stepping Up: Reading the Bible in Public Worship – Mon Nov 22 2.30 - 4

From Liturgy to Life – 4 Wednesdays, Nov 3 – 24, 7.30 – 9
A four week course helping people connect Sunday worship to daily discipleship

Thinking about ALM – Thu Nov 4, 7.30 - 9
An introductory session for people who might start training in 2022 for ALM ministry

Sue MacAskill's Licensing Service 
Saturday 18th September 2.30pm Worcester Cathedral

We now know that there no number limits for the congregation so everyone is invited to come to the Cathedral to support Sue and her colleagues as she, and they, are licensed to serve as Reader.

On Sunday 19th there is a combined team Holy Communion service at St Mary's 11am where we will celebrate the occasion.

St Mary’s Ladies Fellowship 
St Mary’s Ladies Fellowship will be recommencing it’s twice monthly meetings in the Chantry at 2.00 pm on Monday, 13 September, having now changed its Wednesday evening meetings to Monday afternoons.  We shall be following Covid safety regulations and refreshments will be served.    £1 entry fee as usual to cover costs.  Our first meeting will be a Welcome Back meeting but we shall have a speaker on 27 September when Ann Witte will be telling us about some exciting family history discovered during lockdown.  Thereafter, meetings will continue in the Chantry at 2.00 pm every second and fourth Monday in the month.  Do come and join us.  You would be very welcome.   Any queries, please contact Sue Coombes - 07803 713393

Ismere@Prayer meets again, after a summer break, on Wednesday 8th September. Requests for prayer can be sent via Wendy at wclent@btinternet.com 

St John the Baptist 

We illuminate the Church at Wolverley every night to form a focal point for the village.  We give everyone the opportunity to sponsor the lighting. YOU can celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or the memory of a loved one.  In fact – any reason.
This is available to everyone.

Enquiries to Shirley 07817 731023

Our parish funeral ministry 
We commend to God those parishioners who have recently died, with our clergy approached to conduct the funerals.

Funeral on:
9th September     Shirley Yapp       (Wyre Forest Crematorium)
14th September   Lilian Cowles      (Stourbridge Crematorium)
22nd September  Geoffrey Dixon   (St Peter, Cookley)

We pray for all who mourn, and for those offering a ministry of care and compassion at this time.

Clergy contact details 

Team Rector    Revd. Nigel Taylor           01562 851744         team.rector@ismer.co.uk  
Team Vicar       Fr. Simon Archer             01562 66262           team.vicar@ismere.co.uk  
Curate              Revd. Shaun Armstrong                                  teamvicar2@ismere.co.uk  

The clergy and other congregation members are available for you at times of pastoral need.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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