26th October 2014

Bible Sunday


8:00am: Holy Communion BCP 

9:45am: Parish Communion

12 noon: Holy Baptism of Barnaby Cathray 

6.00pm: Evening Prayer 



Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our
learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly
digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy
word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of
everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus
Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen 

Nehemiah 8.1-4a, 8-12 

1 all the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate.
They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which
the LORD had given to Israel. 2 Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought the
law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could hear
with understanding. This was on the first day of the seventh month. 3 He
read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning
until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who
could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the
book of the law. 4 The scribe Ezra stood on a wooden platform that had
been made for the purpose;
8 So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation.
They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.
9 And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe,
and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, ‘This day is
holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.’ For all the people
wept when they heard the words of the law. 10 Then he said to them, ‘Go
your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to
those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our LORD; and
do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.’ 11 So the
Levites stilled all the people, saying, ‘Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not
be grieved.’ 12 And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to
send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood
the words that were declared to them. 

Colossians 3.12-17 

12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with
one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each
other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together
in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to
which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the
word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all
wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and
spiritual songs to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do
everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the
Father through him. 

Matthew 24.30-35 

30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the
tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see “the Son of Man coming
on the clouds of heaven” with power and great glory. 31 And he will send
out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from
the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 ‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes
tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So
also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very
gates. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these
things have taken place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my
words will not pass away. 

Post Communion Prayer 

God of all grace,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life
and the word of his kingdom:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your true and living bread;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.


Monday 27th October
9.00am Morning Prayer 

Tuesday 28th October
8.00am Morning Prayer 

Wednesday 29th October
9:00am Ecumenical Prayers, Burley URC 

Thursday 30th October
9.00am Morning Prayer
10:00am Holy Communion (said) 

Friday 31st October
11.00am-7.00pm Fair Trade Crafts & tea/coffee in Parish Centre 

Sunday 2nd November - All Saints Day
8:00am Holy Communion BCP
9:45am Parish Communion
10.00am Tea&Toast @Ten
6:00pm Holy Space


Sick: Jill Taylor and Susan Steer
Within the Church: All who are taking a half term break
In the local Community: Endor 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 [863752] 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 [862582] or the Garden 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 

Burley Theatre Group are staging Alan Bennett's comedy Habeas Corpus next Wednesday (29th October), Thursday (30th October) and Friday (31st October) at the Queens Hall. Treat yourselves to a great evening out - Tickets are only £8 (£7 for pensioners) available from Vernon or Sue (Whelan). You can always telephone us on 863478 or book online at

Fair Trade Craft Fair on Friday 31st October 11.00am – 7.00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.
Come and enjoy morning coffee, sandwich lunch or afternoon tea. There will be a selection of ethically sourced and fairly traded accessories, jewellery, toys and other Christmas gifts. For further details contact Mary Brooks (864696) 

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 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 - Starts in January
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 

Grateful thanks to all who supported The Concert at Ghyll Royd School with The Military Wives Choir and the Two Rivers Swing Band on Saturday 11th October. It was a wonderful event after we have paid all the expences for the evening the sum of £1500 has been sent to the Military Wives Foundation. Kathryn & Peter Bennett 

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! 

All Souls Day - We would like to invite you to a service on Sunday 2nd November 3pm at St Mary’s Church, to remember loved ones no longer with us.

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

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