Benefice of Bethersden with High Halden and Woodchurch

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Everyday Prayers

NORMAL ROTA OF SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE


ST MARGARET'S
BETHERSDEN

ST MARY'S
HIGH HALDEN

ALL SAINTS
WOODCHURCH

1st Sunday 

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Open Church

11am Sung Eucharist 

11am Morning Worship

2nd Sunday

9.30am Sung Eucharist

8am Holy Communion
11am Morning Worship

11am Holy Communion
6pm Evensong

3rd Sunday 

9.30am Family Worship

 11am Sung Eucharist

8am Holy Communion
5pm 
Café Church 

4th Sunday 

9.30am Sung Eucharist 

10.15am Coffee & Croissants
11am Family Worship

11am Holy Communion
6pm Evensong 


On the 5th Sunday in the month the morning service is a Group Service which is held at 
Bethersden, High Halden, Woodchurch, Biddenden or Smarden. 


MIDWEEK SERVICES

St Mary’s High Halden
Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer 9:30am on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

St Margaret’s Bethersden
Iona Communion 9.30am on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays

Woodchurch House Care Home, B
rook Street, Woodchurch, TN26 3SN
Holy Communion 10:30am-11:30am on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
Visitors are welcome to join us.


Prayer


You are with usJesus
as the days shorten and the darkness grows
You are with us
in anticipation and excitement,
hopes and dreams

You are with us
in bread and wine in chilly churches
and as we share festive food in Advent groups
O Jesus, you are with us
in the night shelter and
on the freezing streets
You are with the lonely and the stressed
and you are present in the quiet carol and
the candle's light
In all of this
You are with us -
But still coming as a child
still waiting for the world to be ready
to receive you
still waiting for the moment to offer us
the best day of our lives
Help us to catch it as we see it arriving:
help us to be utterly changed.
Amen.

Prayer by Joss Walker


holy space


                    Dear Lord, 
                    teach me to pray – 
                    not selfishly
                    for my own needs
                    but to recognise
                    the needs of others
                    and top seek
                    your guidance
                    for my own needs 
                    but to recognise
                    the needs of others 
                    and to seek
                    your guidance,
                    that I may help them.


Henri Louwen Society


refugee


God is Lovve

Thank You, Lord,

for a costly cross...

an empty tomb...

a triumphant Saviour...


and a heart set free for all eternity!

But thanks be to God!

He gives us the victory

through our Lord Jesus Christ


 I Corinthians 15:57



good news

IT IS IN QUIET OBEDIENCE

that we follow his footsteps

IT IS IN QUIET REFLECTION

that we hear his voice

IT IS IN QUIET ASSURANCE

that we find his rest

IT IS IN QUIET TRUST

that we find his strength

MAY HE BLESS YOU AS YOU WALK WITH HIM



  Canterbury Diocese      

CHURCHES GROW WARMER THROUGH FELLOWSHIP

CHURCHES GROW DEEPER THOUGH DISCIPLESHIP

CHURCHES GROW STRONGER THROUGH WORSHIP

CHURCHES GROW BROADER THROUGH MINISTRY

CHURCHES GROW LARGER THROUGH FRIENDSHIP



  heavenly maker



May your heart ...


smile

                                      SMILE ... IT IS FREE
                                      A smile is cheer from you to me,
                                      the cost is nothing, it's given for free.
                                     They console the weary and gladden the
                                     sad.
                                     And can make someone happy when                                               they are mad.
                                     Unlike blessings in which we pray 
                                     it's the only thing you keep, when you give it away

                                     Heather Black – July 2008


True Love

(Luke 2 : 22-35)

covered by love


Broken world,

Broken lives,

Broken hearts

Without hope

Until there, in the Temple,

In that bundle of a baby,

Love provides

Restoration,

According to his word.


Gracious God, who walks with us where ever we go, help us to feel you close.
Be near when the road is long and hard and we struggle or stumble.
Run with us when life is exciting and we want to save the world.
Dance with us when we rejoice and mourn with us when we are sad.
Help us to hear your call, follow without any excuse and trust you for all our needs.
Amen.


mustard seed verse   mustard seed


flowers


God loves you in every season
yet his love is not seasonal …

He loves you in every circumstance
yet his love is not circumstantial …

He loves you in every condition
yet his love is not conditional.

Roy Lessin



join us

EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND NOBODY IS A STRANGER

Come as you are
and know that God loves you
Come with your weaknesses
and know that you will not be judged and share what God has given you.
Come with your doubts, questions and fears
and know that you are welcomed.
Come hear the gospel
and know that you will be challenged.
Come searching to find the Lord who loves you
and know that you will be changed.
Come as you are
and let us walk together on the only journey that matters.
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    10 reasons


    Luke 2:11
    Jesus is the Saviour
    Come to Him and be forgiven and saved;

    John 10:9   
    Jesus is the Door, 

    Come to Him and enter His provision;

    John 6:51   
    Jesus is the Bread of Life, 

    Come to Him and feast at His table;

    John 8:12   
    Jesus is the Light of the World, 

    Come to Him and see clearly;

    John 10:14  

    Jesus is the Good Shepherd, 
    Come to Him and be led in right paths;

     

    John 15:5   
    Jesus is the Vine, 
    Come to Him and abide in fruitfulness;

    John 4:10   
    Jesus gives living water, 

    Come to Him and drink to the full;

    John 11:25  
    Jesus is the Resurrection, 

    Come to Him and have blessed hope;

    John 14:27  
    Jesus gives peace, 

    Come to Him and be not troubled;

    John 1:33    
    Jesus 
    baptises with the Holy Spirit, 

    Come to Him and be empowered to witness. 


Devotional message by Roy Lessin, from his blog Meet Me In The Meadow



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