St Vigor, Fulbourn; St Nicholas, Great Wilbraham; St John, Little Wilbraham; and St George, Six Mile Bottom Diocese of Ely Sunday 1st February 2015 Presentation of Christ Welcome! We are a group of four churches in the diocese of Ely seeking to worship God faithfully, and to serve Him in all that we do. If you are visiting or if this is your first time worshipping with us, we would love to meet you. Welcome! Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty, whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh: grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts, by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. PARISH CONTACTS Rector: Revd Alice Goodman The Rectory, 2 Apthorpe Street, Fulbourn 01223 880 337 Parish Office: Parish Assistant (Helen) `Twelve‘, 15 High Street, Fulbourn 01223 882 070 Benefice website www.fulbournandthewilbrahams.org Children’s Ministry Sunday School meets EVERY SUNDAY at 11am at Fulbourn Church in the Sunday School Rooms. Windmill Toddler Group meets every Tuesday during term at 9:30am in the Fulburn Centre. £1.50 for 1 adult + 1 child, 50p for each additional child. Twelve is our Church Centre and Shop, located at 15 High Street, Fulbourn. Opening hours: Monday 1:30-4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm. Volunteers always needed! Parish Magazine To submit something for The Mill, Fulbourn’s monthly Parish Magazine, please contact the editor, Gerry Dorrian, on 882 933 or at [email protected] For copies (large or standard print), please drop into Twelve. Fellowship Groups The coming of the Lord to His Temple is properly understood as a manifestation of unimaginable glory, evoking fear and awe. ‘Who can endure the day of His coming?’ asks Malachi. ‘Who can stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire’. Even the most far-sighted visionary to recognize the coming of Jesus the Messiah thought of His appearance in much these terms: ‘He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.’ Yet today we meet a different version of God’s glory: rather than the awesome fire of the Presence, the sublime terror of the Angel, we meet a vulnerable baby. The very Priests who meditate on the words of Ezekiel and Malachi, the Sons of Levi who Malachi says are to be purified, do not notice His arrival: only a few elderly eccentrics. Simeon the Righteous does not fall face down in fear. This is not God beyond us, God the Other, dwelling in unapproachable light, but Emmanuel, God-with-us. Simeon does the unimaginable: holds God in his arms with tender, intimate affection. Let us pray this Candlemas that we too can be eccentric enough to see Christ in the weakest among us, and to greet Him fearlessly with joy when He comes: and let us pray that, even as we keep Him at the centre of our lives, we keep watch for His arrival at the fringes of our vision, on the periphery of the crowd. Time to Share: A women’s group meeting Fridays 1011:30am. Call 881699 for further details. Coffee and Chat: First Monday of the month, 10:30am12:30pm at 53 High Street, Great Wilbraham. The Word Together: Ecumenical Bible Study on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:30pm at the United Reformed Church. st th 1 February 8am, 9:30am, 11am 8 February 8am, 9:30am, 11am Malachi 3.1–5 904 Proverbs 8.1, 22–31 602 Hebrews 2.14–end 216 Colossians 1.15–20 197 Luke 2.22–40 56 John 1.15–20 88 6pm 6pm Psalm 132 585 Psalm 65 Haggai 2.1–9 893 Genesis 2.4b–end 539 2 John 2.18–22 90 Luke 8.22–35 65 If you have a notice to go into the weekly sheet, please email or call Helen Shannon in Twelve by Wednesday evening at the latest. ([email protected] or 882 070) This week Sunday 1st February 08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at F 09:30 Come and Join at GW 09:30 Matins at LW 09:30 Holy Communion at SMB 11:00 Holy Communion with Sunday School at F 18:00 Sung Evensong at F Monday 2nd February 08:30 Morning Prayer at F Tuesday 3rd February 08:30 Morning Prayer at F Wednesday 4th February 08:30 Morning Prayer at F 09:15 Wee Worship at GW Thursday 5th February 08:00 Morning Prayer at F Friday 6th February 08:00 Morning Prayer at F Later this month Sunday 8th February 08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at F 09:30 Holy Communion at LW 11:00 Holy Communion with Sunday School at F 14:45 Service at Home Close 18:00 Sung Evensong at F Sunday 15th February 08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at F 09:30 Holy Communion at GW 11:00 Holy Communion with Sunday School at F 18:00 Sung Evensong at F Sunday 22nd February 08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at F 09:30 Holy Communion at LW 11:00 Holy Communion with Sunday School at F 14:45 Service at Home Close 18:00 Sung Evensong at F Sunday 1st March 08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at F 09:30 Come and Join at GW 09:30 Matins at LW 09:30 Holy Communion at SMB 11:00 Holy Communion with Sunday School at F 18:00 Sung Evensong at F Gluten-free Communion wafers are now available at Holy Communion. If you require one, please tell the sidesperson when you come in. Notices and coming up A Pancake Party for Shrove Tuesday will be held on 17th February at 7:30pm at The Rectory. Pancakes aplenty, with lots of lovely lemon and sugar...! All welcome. A Lenten Book Group for the benefice will meet on Thursdays from the 19th February. The book being read and discussed will be Lila Marilynne Robinson. Ash Wednesday services will take place on 18th February in Little Wilbraham at 9:30am and at Fulbourn at 7pm. These will be Holy Communion services with Imposition of Ashes, and are a perfect way to begin our Lenten journeys. Coffee and Chat will be taking place as usual at Ann Neale’s house this Monday 2nd February from about 10:30am. 53 High Street, Great Wilbraham: all are very welcome! Confirmations will be taking place in St John’s, Little Wilbraham, on Saturday 2nd May at 5pm. Anyone aged 10 or above who has not yet been confirmed is welcome. If you would like to learn more about what confirmation is and what it involves, please ask Alice! First Holy Communion classes will begin today, Sunday 1st February, in St Vigor’s for children around the age of 7. These will be run for half an hour directly after the 11am Holy Communion service by Alex Shannon. If you would like more information, please ask Alice or Alex. The Annual Snowdrop Walk and Concert will take place on Sunday 15th February in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice. The Manor will be open from 2pm, teas will be served in St Vigor’s from 2:45pm, and the concert will take place at 3:30pm. Tickets are £10, or free for under 16s. The Pilgrim Course, focusing on the Creeds, continues in Fulbourn this Tuesday 10th February at 7:30pm in Twelve, and all are welcome. Women’s World Day of Prayer: some advanced warning that this event will be taking place on Friday 6th March with a service in St Vigor’s at which all are welcome. Readers, welcomers, and intercessors are always needed! If you would like to go on the rota, please let Helen know for the Wilbrahams, or Anita for Fulbourn. The Twelve email address has now changed to [email protected] If you wish to get in touch with Helen, her email is still [email protected] Welcome packs! If you know anyone who is new to the village, or are yourself new, please ask for a welcome pack. These are available from Twelve, or can be delivered to your door by Helen if you email or call to let her know.
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