February 1st - Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams

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.