14th September 2014

Trinity 13 - Holy Cross Day


8:00am Holy Communion BCP
9:45am Open House
6.00pm Shalom Healing Service with Holy Communion
6.00pm REV for all ages (see Rev page)


Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
who in the passion of your blessed Son
made an instrument of painful death
to be for us the means of life and peace:
grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ
that we may gladly suffer for his sake;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen 

Numbers 21.4-9

4The Israelites set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land
of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. 5The people
spoke against God and against Moses, ‘Why have you brought us up out
of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and
we detest this miserable food.’ 6Then the LORD sent poisonous serpents
among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died.
7The people came to Moses and said, ‘We have sinned by speaking
against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD to take away the
serpents from us.’ So Moses prayed for the people. 8And the LORD said
to Moses, ‘Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone
who is bitten shall look at it and live.’ 9So Moses made a serpent of
bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone,
that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

Philippians 2.6-11
6Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death –
even death on a cross.
9Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. 

John 3.13-17

Jesus said to Nicodemus: 13‘No one has ascended into heaven except
the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14And just as
Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be
lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone
who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through him.’ 

Post Communion Prayer

Faithful God,
whose Son bore our sins in his body on the tree
and gave us this sacrament to show forth his death until he comes:
give us grace to glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
for he is our salvation, our life and our hope,
who reigns as Lord, now and for ever. Amen


Monday 15th September
9.00am Morning Prayer

Tuesday 16th September
8.00am Morning Prayer

Wednesday 17th September
9.00am Ecumenical Prayers, Burley Methodist Church
12.15pm Tiny Tots in the Church Lounge
8.00pm MUms and Co at 55 Sun Lane

Thursday 18th September
9.00am Morning Prayer
10.00am Holy Communion (said)
8.00pm Mothers’ Union and Ladies Group Service in Church

Sunday 21st September
8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.45am Parish Communion
10.00am Tea&Toast@10 in the Parish Centre
6.00pm Evening Prayer..... leader Ros Wilkinson
6.00pm REV for all ages


Sick: Jill Taylor, Doris Townsend
R.I.P: Catherine Aikman
Within the Church: For REV starting back tonight
In the local Community: Station Road

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 [863752] or names can be given to Paul


Sunday 21 September 6pm night prayer will include a focus on Istanbul and Turkey given by Ros Wilkinson. 

Chalice and Home communion: Please could you let me know if you are on the rota to administer the chalice at our Eucharist services, or take out Communion wafers to residents? (even if you think I already know) We need to obtain a renewal of permission from the diocese and I am not confident that we have everyone listed. You can let me know either by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone 863851, or in person. Many thanks and I’m sorry to put you to this trouble. Paul Evans

An evening of swing music with the "Western Valley Hotclub Band" Supporting Otley Parish Church Friday 26th September at 7.30pm. Admission £8 (includes a glass of wine) Tickets from Kathryn Bennett 863672. 

A Concert with the Military Wives Choirs of York plus the Two Rivers Swing Band to be held on Saturday 11th October at Ghyll Royd School at 7.30pm. Refreshments available Tickets £10 from Kathryn & Peter Bennett 863672 / 07969540601 or Annette Hattersley 862090. Money raised to go to Military Wives Charity. 

Tiny Tots. This friendly, informal group for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and pre school children meets in the Church Lounge every Wednesday at 12.15 pm in school term time. Bring a packed lunch and join in with stories and craft activities. Tea and coffee provided. 

Are you a keen swimmer? Christian Aid is holding a sponsored swim at Bramley Baths on September 21st. If you would like to take part or sponsor a swimmer, please have a word with me, Janet Squire (862582). 

Quiet Garden morning at Paul & Irene’s, 40 Southfield Road, Monday 22nd September at 9.30 for 10.00; bring & share lunch. Subject – Gardens of the Gospels. 

Harvest Festival - Decorate a Window! We are looking for families to decorate a window in church for Harvest Festival on 5th October. Contact Lizzie Reynolds if you would like to take part. 863946. 

The next PCC Coffee Morning will be on Saturday, 27 September, from 9.30 in the parish centre. Paul Evans and Kelvin Newberry would welcome any offers of produce to sell and prizes for the raffle. Most of all they will appreciate your coming to share in fellowship.

MAN'S BROLLY - black, quality, collapsible, left behind in the Queen's Hall after the Welcome Reception last Thursday Sept. 4th. It's heavy duty as opposed to flimsy, and hopes to protect its rightful owner from the autumn rains. Presently under close observation, but please phone me to claim it....Chris Hayward, 865261.

The Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales 
Mental Health begins with Me
An opportunity to increase awareness among congregations and clergy at the Thornbury Centre, Bradford, BD3 8JX
On Saturday 18 October, 10.00am to 4.00pm 
Morning: drama, led by Eva McIntyre actor, author, storyteller and priest, with
a national brief on mental health in CoE Afternoon: workshops on mental health
with young people; listening skills; mental health in my church? 
Download a booking form and directions, or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (tel. 01274 582224)
Bring your own lunch; hot and cold drinks provided.

If anyone requires more information on the above course, please ring Margaret Young on 01943 863843. 


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