2nd November 2014
All Saints Day
OUR SERVICES TODAY
8:00am: Holy Communion BCP
9:45am: Parish Communion
10.00am: Tea&Toast @Ten
3.00pm: Service to remember our loved ones
6.00pm: Evening Prayer
TODAY'S PRAYERS and READINGS
Collect of the Day
God of glory, touch our lips with the fire of your Spirit, that we with
all creation may rejoice to sing your praise; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could
count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages,
standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with
palm branches in their hands. 10They cried out in a loud voice, saying,
‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!’
11And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and
the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne
and worshipped God, 12singing,
‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honour
and power and might
be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’
13Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in
white, and where have they come from?’ 14I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the
one that knows.’ Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come
out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them
white in the blood of the Lamb. 15For this reason they are before the
throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
16They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike
them, nor any scorching heat;17for the Lamb at the centre of the throne
will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of
life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’
1 John 3.1-3
1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children
of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us
is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we
will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is
revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. 3And all who
have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat
down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say
all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad,
because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they
persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Post Communion Prayer
Lord of heaven, in this eucharist you have brought us near to an
innumerable company of angels and to the spirits of the saints
made perfect: as in this food of our earthly pilgrimage we have
shared their fellowship, so may we come to share their joy in heav-
en; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THIS WEEK AT ST MARY'S
Monday 3rd November
9.00am Morning Prayer
7.00pm REV Music group
Tuesday 4th November
8.00am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 5th November
9:00am Ecumenical Prayers, Burley URC
Thursday 6th November
9.00am Morning Prayer
10:00am Holy Communion (said)
Sunday 9th November - Remembrance Sunday
8:00am Holy Communion BCP
9:45am Open House
10.45am Service of Remembrance - Methodist Church
6:00pm Shalom Healing and Holy Communion
FOR YOUR PRAYERS
Sick: Jill Taylor and Susan Steer
Within the Church: All who have given their lives in the service of our country
In the local Community: Holme Grove
Prayer Chain A small group of people from our Church commit themselves to offering daily prayers, when there is an emergency, for people who are sick and for those needing long term prayer support. If you or someone you know would appreciate our collective prayers then please contact Kelvin Newberry  or names can be given to Paul
Traidcraft. The latest catalogue with Christmas cards and gifts is now available. I have a spare copy for anyone who asks. Janet Squire
Burley-Tereli Friendship Trust's 2015 calendar is now available for anyone who would like to support us, from Janet Squire  or the Gareden Room at the Parish Centre. They are still only £6. There are also some beautiful handmade Christmas cards by Margrit Salter at £2 for 3.
Children’s Society Its the time of year again for the annual opening of Children's Society boxes. Would box holders please leave your boxes in the Parish Centre, and I will return them there when emptied. However, if you need your box collecting instead, please give me a ring. If anyone would like to have a Children's Society box, please contact me. Thank you. Judith Hird 863652
Art Exhibition Paintings by local artist Greg Learmonth (known as ‘The Monet of Wharfedale’) Sunday 9th November 2014, St Mary’s Parish Centre, 43 Station Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale 10am-5pm Admission free
Mothers' Union Christmas lunch. For MU members and friends, this years Christmas lunch is 10th December at Otley golf club 12.30pm for 1pm. £19.25 each. Any one wishing to go please contact Irene Exley telephone 863524. Meal choice (three course meal) and payment to be made by Sunday 23rd November.
New Bradford College Course: Cake Decorating for Beginners, in the Parish Centre Jepson Room. Starts Thursday 22nd January, 1-3pm for 10 weeks If you are in interested and would like to join or know more, please ring the college or call in to the Parish Centre office. Tel: 01274 436300.
The annual collection of Mothers' Union Overseas boxes is now due in. Please could anyone who has a box bring it to Martin Russell, via the Parish Office for counting, before the end of October. Thank you!
Message from Alastair and Sara
Sara and I are keen to have an opportunity to get to know you all better!
We would therefore like to invite you to come for an evening meal or a family Sunday afternoon tea at the Vicarage. We have set a number of dates in November and early December and we wonder if you would like to join us? This is an open invite, not purely for those who are members of the St Mary’s congregation. Everyone is welcome!
If you would like to come please contact the Parish Centre office (864405) and book a date that suits you, leaving your contact details and any dietary requirements that you might have. Hopefully families will find the Sunday afternoons fit in well with the children (although if you can find a babysitter maybe a night out and meal made for you would be a treat!). We plan to continue this invite into the New Year but for now the following are the dates available:
Tuesday Nov 11th 8pm, Monday Nov 17th 8pm, Sunday Nov 23rd 3.30pm, Tuesday Nov 25th 8pm, Wednesday Dec 3rd 8pm, Sunday Dec 7th 3.30pm
Please spread the word, we look forward to welcoming you into our home. With warmest wishes Alastair and Sara