Pews News - W/c 1st January 2023
SERVICE FOR 1ST JANUARY
Naming & Circumcision of Jesus
10.30am Aynho Benefice Holy Communion
Readings Isaiah 63:7-9, Hebrews 2:10-18, Matthew 2:13-23, Psalm 148
Almighty God. Whose blessed Son was circumcised in obedience to the law for our sake and given the name that is above every name, give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, to worship him in the freedom of the spirit and to proclaim him as the Saviour of the world, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Eternal God, whose incarnate Son was given the Name of Saviour, grant that we who have shared in this sacrament of our salvation may live out our years in the power of the Name above all other names, Jesus Christ, our Lord Amen
6th JANUARY – EPIPHANY
The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi
The Feast of the Epiphany concludes the twelve days of Christmastide and is the traditional end of the Christmas season. As early as the fourth century, churches of the Eastern Roman Empire were celebrating Christmas on January 6.
SERVICES FOR 8th JANUARY
1st Sunday after Epiphany
Baptism of Christ
9.30am Evenley Morning Worship
9.30am Farthinghoe, Morning Worship
11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship
Happy New Year
As we start a New Year it is good to look back and thank God for what has been achieved in 2022 and to seek his guidance in our efforts for 2023
So, in the context of Psalm 127.
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labour in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
Please pray for:-
- All those that need our prayers this week
- For all those struggling with health issues, especially those in hospital.
- For all those travelling on our roads over the holidays and pray that you will be kept safe.
- For all those living on our streets that they find a warm place to stay
- For the people of Ukraine
- For all people worldwide who are affected by unrest, by acts of violence, oppression, or poverty. Our churches are always open for private prayer;all are welcome. - (Croughton -by appointment only)
31st New Year’s Eve (Time to make your NY resolutions)
The bells of Evenley will ring out at midnight to welcome the New Year.
Looking forward to January 2023
1st 10.30am Aynho, Benefice Holy Communion
10th, 12.00 – 1.30pm Evenley Soup Lunch
22nd Aynho Church Cleaning
Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane
The next Benefice holy communion service is on 15th January – 10.30 at Croughton
We welcome you all to attend and join in with the celebrations along with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share prayers and hymns to celebrate the season of Epiphany which lasts until the first Sunday of Lent.
Thank you all.
VISITING BELL RINGERS TO AYNHO
On Monday 2nd January the President of the Peterborough Guild of Bellringers is bringing a team of ringers to Aynho. A Quarter Peal of the bells will be rung at 2pm.
Have a look at our Benefice website
Also new email address
Church contact details
Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251
Revd Hugh Warwick 01869 819596
Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300
May Leng 07903 801143
Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847
Kathy White 01869 810418
Angie Robbins 01869 811445,
Jose Golding 07708 539191
Lisa Wenmouth 01295 712510
Sam Mainds 07860 465000
Creator God,at the start of this New Year,
When thoughts turn again to beginnings, starting afresh, new leaves and turning skeletons
free from cupboards, be with us as we gaze into the distance of fresh mission grounds, of hopes and dreams, opportunities for service, challenges, and uncertainties. Take our fears and turn them into strengths.
Take our lack of faith and empower us, through the Spirit who breathes life into this world, whose presence is reflected in the icy chill of winter's breath, as well as the comforting warmth of a summer breeze. Walk with us into this New Year of opportunity.