Pew Sheet / Notices

18th June 2017

First Sunday After Trinity

Welcome to St. Peter’s. Please stay for coffee which is

served in the Parish Centre after the service.

Sunday Worship 9.00am Eucharist; 10.30am Sung Eucharist

Readings for today

Exodus 19.2-8a; Romans 5.1-8; Matthew 9.35-10.8

Readings for next week

Jeremiah 20.7-13; Romans 6.1b-11; Matthew 10.24-39

Hymns for today

9.00am Gradual 371; Offertory 114

10.30am Introit 21; Gradual 371; Offertory 114; Communion 66; Final 332


10.00am - 11.30am Parents and Toddlers Group

6.45pm Bell ringers meet for their weekly practice

7.15pm Choir practice for everyone singing at Evensong for

the Patronal Festival next Sunday (25th June)


9.00am Morning Prayer

10.00am Eucharist

12 noon Funeral in church for Joseph Shorrock


10.00am Good Companions Group

6.30pm Men’s Group Bowls evening, Sunnyhurst

7.30pm Darwen Ladies Choir


10.00am – 11.00am Vestry Hour - Church open for refreshments and to discuss and book Baptisms and Weddings

10.30am Baptism preparation session

Sunday 25th June – St Peter’s Patronal Festival

4.00pm Rehearsal session for Choral Evensong

6.30pm Choral Evensong

This week we are praying for those who live and work in

Primrose Terrace, Prince Lee Meadows and Prince Street;

and for those who are sick: Noah; Janet; Douglas Middleton; Aaron Wright; Kim; Dennis McDermott; Rita; Vick; Sister Catherine, Connie Hunt; Bob Wright; Chris Bell; Olwen; Laura Gisbourne; Brodie Myers; Margaret Barge; Irene; Raymond; Barbara; Michelle Farnworth; Glenda Dyer; Alfie; Sydney Wall; Mona Ainsworth; Zillah Griffin.

Summer BBQ Thank you for all the support you gave to our Summer BBQ. The amount raised for our roof appeal is £518.07 (after costs have been deducted).

Mothers Union Deanery Festival Thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Mothers Union Deanery Festival at church last Tuesday (13th June) and also to those who baked cakes for the event.

Men’s Group Fun Bowls evening – Last chance to sign up! If you are male and want to attend the Fun Bowls evening at the Sunnyhurst Bowling Club followed by supper at the Sunnyhurst Hotel on Thursday 22nd June please put your name on the list in the Parish Centre by the morning of Wednesday 21st June. The bowling begins at 6.30pm. The cost is £10 including supper. Friends will be welcome.

Sunday Eucharist readings for July These are now out in the Parish Centre for July readers to collect.

Lunch Club This is becoming increasingly popular and we are looking for any volunteers who could help by making some soup. Please speak to David. (NB the next Lunch Club will be on Wednesday 5th July).

Darwen Ladies Choir Summer Spectacular with guest star James Loynes is at St Peter’s on Friday 7th July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 and this includes refreshments. 

Pimms and Nibbles afternoon at the Vicarage on Saturday 29th July from 2.00pm to 4.00pm – tickets costing £2.50 each will be on sale soon.

Buy-a-Stone Roof Appeal The ‘Buy a Stone’ appeal to generate funds for the necessary work to the church aisle roofs is going well, with £340 having been raised so far towards the target total of £1,000. Stones are still available to be ‘bought’, not just by people in our church family but also those in the wider community.

The stones have been numbered on the two large pictures in church which have been adapted from two original photographs taken by Phil Leather. Stones can be bought for £1 each and there will be a permanent record kept of those who buy them which will serve as a ‘thank you’. If you wish to buy a stone ‘in memory of’ or ‘in celebration of’ then the record will show this. For more details please speak to Phil Leather.

Morecambe Bay Walk to D’Feet MND Allison Leach will be participating in this charity walk on Saturday 29th July 2017 to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association. If you wish to sponsor her please complete the sponsor form in the Parish Centre. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Charity Giving – For the rest of June we are continuing to support The David Nott Foundation. Please see the notice above the Charity Giving box or speak to Anne for more information.

Pew sheet – Please note that the address you should now send an e-mail to if you wish to receive this pew sheet electronically is the Parish Office address,



O God,

the strength of all those who put their trust in you,

mercifully accept our prayers

and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature

we can do no good thing without you,

grant us the help of your grace,

that in the keeping of your commandments

we may please you both in will and deed;

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



Exodus 19.2-8a

The Israelites had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain.

Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.’

So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people,
and set before them all these words that the 
Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: ‘Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.’


Romans 5.1-8

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.



Matthew 9.35–10.8

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;
therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’

Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.’



Eternal Father,

we thank you for nourishing us

with these heavenly gifts:

may our communion strengthen us in faith,

build us up in hope,

and make us grow in love;

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.