Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire
North Beltisloe Benefice
Prayers and Services
Please remember in prayer
In the Church:
The PCC and Benefice Treasurers.
All Forces Chaplains.
In our communities and nation:
Those who are coping with illness or injury, as a result of war, especially those suffering from PTSD.
The work of the Royal British Legion and other charities which support former service men and women and their families.
For the on-
In the world:
Those suffering as a result of war and conflict.
The vital work of United Nations Peace-
The success of all those who work and seek for peace.
All who suffer within our own communities, including
Barbara French, Quita Jenkinson, Muriel Robinson.
Those who have died:
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord;
and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Sylvia Cook, Janet Knowles (Helen and family),
Linda Tarpey (family and friends).
Prayers for peace:
O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing:
Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you.
Grant this for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle;
the strength to be forgiving;
the patience to be understanding;
and the endurance to accept the consequences of
holding to what we believe to be right.
May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.
We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world freed from violence, where fear shall no longer lead us to commit injustice, nor selfishness make us bring suffering to others. Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all people were created.
Harvest Festival season:
Harvest gifts are being collected for the Grantham Passage. Donations of tinned and dried foodstuffs are particularly welcome.
In some of the churches, cash collected is going to the Christian Aid Harvest Appeal, which this year is for women trying to set up small businesses to feed their families. Because of matched funding from other agencies including the EU, every £1 we give becomes £5 for the project.
Church of Sy Andrew Boothby Pagnell
Patronal and Group Eucharist Service
December 2nd at 10am
Followed by Dundee Cake and Shortbread in the Village Hall