THE BEAULIEU, EXBURY & EAST BOLDRE NEWSLETTER 13th July 2014 No.1591
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
It is easy for us to think that the parable of the sower is obvious. It clearly wasn’t to the disciples who needed it explained. The clever technique and radical nature of these meaningful stories of Jesus is lost through familiarity. God as sower suggests that there are various possibilities of result for the sown seed.: an automatic standard response prescribed by dry religion will not yield fruit. The rain falls on good as well as bad soil, but with different results. Make sure your soil is good, says Jesus.
Beaulieu Village Fête - ONLY ONE week to go
The Beaulieu Village Fete, Saturday July 19th, is a major fund raiser for the Abbey Church. We raise usually between £5,000 and £6,000. Much of this money comes from the sale of good quality items. It is not too early to sort out your belongings! Here are your contacts.
- books (Sue Nicholas; 01590 612736)
- jewellery (Paula Norris, 01590 616209 or in Norris’s shop in Beaulieu High St)
- handbags (Linda Dearing, 01590 611208)
- cakes Jo Cooke-Hurle (01590 612288)
- toys (Anne Moore, 02380 891111)
- bric-a-brac (Annie Melhuish; 02381 788034).
Do please try to give things of good quality, things that you yourself would buy.
MUSIC AT BEAULIEU
Glyndebourne at Beaulieu is 26th July, (not 12th as advertised in the brochure.) There are a few tickets left. Ring the Box Office on 01590 611404
We are in the process of moving the Office from the Rectory into the Vicar’s Vestry in the Abbey Church. The usual phone number 01590 612242, will still be used. The answer-phone will be cleared every day. In an emergency please contact a warden. All numbers are in the Parish Magazine.
THREE WISHES SUNDAY
This Sunday as you arrive at church in Beaulieu or Bucklers Hard you will be given a card. On this please write 3 attributes you would be hoping to see in the new priest. This will be anonymous and will be used to write the Role Description. Please place the card in the receptacle provided as you leave. In Exbury Church you will be given a letter asking for a similar response. Please respond to this at the latest by the end of next week. There will be news about East Boldre next week.
Sunday 13th July
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
- Holy Communion BCP
- 9.30am AbbeyChurch - ALL AGE/FAMILY SERVICE
- ALL AGE/FAMILY SERVICE
- Abbey Church - CHORAL EVENSONG
We pray for the sick:
Pat, Jill, Minna, Dennis, Geoff & Jean, Mona, Alan, Sue, Chris, Christopher, Eloise, Harriet, Tim, Tom & Mary, Eve, Margaret, Lara, Joyce and Ruth (To keep this list up-to-date and relevant, please let us know the names of those we should continue to hold in our prayers)
Those who have died:
We pray for the family and friends of Geoffrey Clinton Jones. His funeral will be private, family only. We also pray for the family and friends of Nellie Dunn whose funeral will be on Monday 21st July at 12noon in East Boldre Baptist Church, and for the family and friends of Henry Saunders whose funeral will be in the Abbey Church on Friday 25th July at 12.30pm
We pray for Eloise Claire Grave, baptised last Sunday in the Abbey Church and for Joseph James Aarvold, baptised last Sunday in St Paul’s Church, East Boldre. We also pray for Amelie Lyra Florence Hayward who will be baptised next Sunday in St Paul’s Church, East Boldre.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
- Wednesday 16th July
- Thursday 17th July
- Sunday 20th July
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
- Holy Communion Abbey Church - SUNG Communion
- am St Paul’s, East Boldre - Holy CommunioN + baptism
Readings for Sunday 20th July
- First Reading Isaiah 44:6-8
We are witnesses to God’s hand on our history. Or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13. 16-19 God is the only source of justice.
- Second Reading Romans 8:12-25
The Spirit bears witness within us that we are in fact children of God and co-heirs of the kingdom with Christ.
Gospel Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43
Whilst good and evil exist together in our present world, evil has a limited span of life and God’s victory is in God’s hands, in God’s time.
As we are in an Interregnum, there will be no Daily Offices in any of the churches in the Benefice. Normal Sunday services in all the churches and Wednesday Holy Communion Services in the Abbey Church will continue as usual.