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SERVICES



Sunday 14th October Trinity 20


10.00am - Berwick St James

Harvest



11.00am - Steeple Langford  

Harvest Communion



6.00pm - Great Wishford

Harvest Evensong



6.00pm - Fisherton de la Mere

Harvest  Evensong

  

 For future services visit our Services page

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Sunday 14th October - 20th Sunday after Trinity


Autumn Service at Glenside


On the South Newton page


The Messenger


September


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Lower Wylye and Till Valley Parishes Magazine

October

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Pet Service








At Berwick St James


Warming up Wiltshire!

Do you struggle to keep your home warm or worry how you will afford your energy bills this winter?

Contact Warm & Safe Wiltshire for free, impartial advice about keeping your home warm, using your heating system, understanding your energy bills and making energy saving improvements as well as registering for the Priority Services Register.  Advice can be given through home visits as well as over the phone.  Fire safety alarm and appliance checks can also be organised in partnership with Fire and Rescue for eligible residents.  


If you, or someone you know, would benefit from speaking to a trained energy advisor, then get in touch. Call 0800 038 5722 .email warmandsafe@cse.org.uk
Web www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk


Warm and Safe Wiltshire is a service provided by Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service.



Daphne’s Tea Party








On the Great Wishford page


Exploring Advent:

Getting Prepared


Saturday December 8th Great Wishford Church

10:00am – 12 noon  Coffee and cakes will be available!


A morning of activities exploring the meaning of Advent – preparing for the birth of Jesus.


Daphne Smith will be leading an Advent wreath making workshop, candles of various size will be decorated for Advent, there will be artwork depicting Advent to look at and more to open up our understanding of the important season of preparation.


Please put this event and date in your diary. More details in the December magazine. To book a place please email jonplows@aol.com – everyone is welcome.


Prayer Page


Please visit this page for prayers for daily use. Currently displayed are Prayers for Harvest, the Benefice Daily Prayer Grid for October, Prayers for Remembrance, Prayer Grid for November and the CW Lectionary for September to December 2018. These PDF documents may be downloaded and printed out.

There are also links to other websites which support personal daily prayer and Bible reading.


Harvest Service










At Winterbourne Stoke


Doves  of Peace come to










Great Wishford School

Praying Together


Renewing HOPE

Pray • Serve • Grow


God our Father,

renew our hope.

By the Holy Spirit’s power,

strengthen us to pray readily,

serve joyfully

and grow abundantly

rejoicing in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.



“Do not worry about anything, but in everything

by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving

let your requests be made known to God”

Philippians 4: 6



In this time of vacancy, it is important that our prayer life flourishes – as individuals, as families, as churches, as Parishes and as a Benefice.   

Prayer is, as Paul notes, central for our spiritual growth and personal well-being. In Matthew Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (11:28 – 30). We need to appreciate that God does not intend for us to bear our crosses alone.

As one Pastor put it, being a part of a faith community serves as a support system for us. Increasingly our society creates isolation and loneliness, so the building of community and relationships is even more important. We worship together as a community. Jesus shared bread and wine with his friends around a table. Community strengthens and unites us in our faith. Community prayer is another way for us to become closer to God through others.

We are never alone in our prayers for we are surrounded by Saints and Angels and by those who have gone before us. We pray within our family, at school, over meals. We can prayer anywhere and at any time. We can pray loudly, quietly or in silence. St Columba wrote: “Alone with none but thee, my God, I journey on my way. What need I fear, when thou art near O king of night and day? More safe am I within thy hand Than if a host did round me stand.”


Holy Communion is the ultimate community prayer of the Church, it is through the liturgy that we, as individuals, are united with God through Christ.


Personal prayer is hard. Developing a routine, a ‘discipline’ of prayer is a daily challenge. We are not alone. Jesus stands, sits or walks with us on a prayer journey. In this we can have prayerful confidence.


Rev’d Jonathan Plows                                                           


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