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Services for the week commencing Sunday 5th September 2021 

Sunday 5th September         St Peter Cookley                09:30     Eucharist
                                              St Oswald Broadwaters     09:30     Service of the Word
                                              St Barnabas Franche         09:30     Service of the Word
                                              St Mary and All Saints        11:00     Eucharist
                                              St John Wolverley              11:00     Eucharist
                                              St Peter Upper Arley          11:00     Service of the Word

Wednesday 8th September   St John Wolverley             10:00     Eucharist
Thursday 9th September       St Peter Cookley               10:30     Eucharist

Readings for 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

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in truth;
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.


Readings for next week – Sunday 12th September – 15th Sunday after Trinity 

Proverbs 1.20-33
Psalm 19 [or 19.1-6]
James 3.1-12
Mark 8.27-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. 

Harvest will be celebrated in all of the churches of the team on Sunday 3rd October. 

St Mary’s Ladies Fellowship 
St Mary’s Ladies Fellowship will be recommencing its 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 

Get Together Group 
Following a very successful Coffee Morning last week we have arranged another visit – this time to a new venue for us, Hodgehill Garden Centre, Birmingham Road on Friday 15th October.  No set time but as usual, just turn up around 10:30 and we will be there to welcome you.
Peggy, Kath and Dot.

Bible Lyte 
There will be no Bible Lyte meeting on Saturday 4th and 11th September.  We shall recommence on Saturday 18th September at St Peter’s Cookley at 10:00

Ismere@Prayer restarts after the Summer
on Wednesday 8th September.

6.45 for chat (provide your own coffee!)
7-7.30 Prayer

Our meeting continues to be online and a zoom link is available from either
Rev Nigel    team.rector@ismere.co.uk
Or Wendy wclent@btinternet.com

A time for everyone to reflect on our Faith journey and to pray together for the Team and other concerns.

It is not as scary as it sounds…..no one has to speak or pray aloud, it is fine just to listen, ponder and pray silently.
Give it a try.
All are welcome

For more details....

Speak to Jane Twigg
email 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

World Day of Prayer 2021 
There will be a service for the World Day of Prayer at St George’s Church, Kidderminster on Thursday 16th September at 10:30  The theme this year is “Praying with Vanuatu”.  All are welcome.

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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