Dear Friends,

There will be a Eucharist service this Sunday 15th May at St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew at 10am with Revd William Burke.

The readings are: Revelation 21.1–6 & John 13.31–35

Great Tew APCM
The APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) for St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew will be held in the church on Sunday 15th May after the service.

If members of the parish would like to receive copies of the warden’s report, the financial report and vicar’s report, please email [email protected].

Chutneys & Jams
Does anyone have a surplus of homemade jams, chutneys, etc. that they would be willing to donate to the St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew. We would like to sell them for church funds.

Wish List
Members of the congregation are asked to propose to the PCC via the wardens or Vicar any enhancements that they would like to see in church. These proposals will be taken to the PCC for approval and once agreed they will be added to a “wish list”.

The Daily Office
The Angelus and Mattins  – Morning Prayer (usually from the Book of Common Prayer) is said every day from Monday-Saturday at 9am in Great Tew Church
The Angelus and Evensong – Evening Prayer is said every day at 6pm

COVID 19
Although Covid restrictions have now been lifted, we know that many people are still concerned about going out and mixing with other people.  Please therefore bear this in mind and respect those who might feel anxious  –  they are likely to be continuing to wear masks and to appreciate safe distancing.

The chalice will still not be offered but instead the wine will be shared by intinction.

 

EASTER V white

Hymns

107 Good Christian men, rejoice and sing!

408 Love Divine, all loves excelling (T: Blaenwern)

376 I heard the voice of Jesus say

268 Of the glorious body telling’ om v 2 (communion)

486 We have a gospel to proclaim

 

Eastertide Confession  (said after the Collect for Purity)

Seeing we have a great high priest, who has passed into the heavens, Jesus  Christ the Son of God, let us in confidence confess our sins.

 

God our Father, you raise the dead to new life,

Lord have mercy

All           Lord have mercy

 

You bring pardon and peace to the sinner

Christ have mercy

Christ have mercy

 

You bring light to those in darkness.

Lord have mercy

All          Christ have mercyE

COLLECT

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life: grant us to walk in his way, to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

FIRST READING

Revelation 21.1–6

A reading from the book of Revelation. I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.’ And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.’

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia, I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;

I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore. Alleluia

GOSPEL John 13.31–35

During the supper, when Judas had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

For your Prayers:
Annouchka Godsal
Peter Gilliland
Michael Barnes
Eileen and Tom White
Ryan Walker
Annie Turner
Margaret Fitton
Victoria Gibbens

Future Services
Sunday 22nd May – St John the Evangelist, Little Tew 10am Benefice Communion
Sunday 29th May – St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Benefice Communion
Sunday 5th June – St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Benefice Communion

Vicar’s Contact Details

Revd William Burke
Mobile telephone number 07770 630202
Email [email protected]
The Vicarage, New Road, Great Tew OX7 4AG

 

Best wishes

Kate