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St Peter & St Paul Langham

Welcome to the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul Langham

If you are new to this church or visiting, please make yourself known to the clergy or churchwardens. Large print versions of this service booklet are available. Please ask one of the sidespersons.

Weekly Pewsheet Seventh Sunday of Easter 1 Sunday 1 June 2014

Oakham Team Clergy Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani Team Rector (Oakham) 01572 722108 Revd Audrey Atkinson Team Vicar (Langham, Braunston, Brooke, Hambleton, Egleton) 01572 723154 Revd Janet Tebby Team Vicar (Whissendine, Teigh, Ashwell, Market Overton) 01664 474096 Revd Hildred Crowther Assistant Priest 01572 767779 Revd Dr Dominic Coad Curate 01572 770024

Lay Ministers Mr Vyv Wainwright Reader – 01572 759157 Mr Alan Rudge Reader – 01572 755570 Mr David Pattinson Reader – 01572 723884 Mrs Gail Rudge Parish Evangelist – 01572 755570 Mrs Jenni Duffy Parish Evangelist – 01572 720064 Mrs Madeleine Morris Pastoral Assistant – 01572 868418

Director of Music Mr Kevin Slingsby – 01572 898242

Youth Intern Miss Jess Thompson –

Oakham Team Office Mrs Janine Weaver Team Administrator 01572 724007 The Team Office is staffed on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9am- 1pm, Thursdays 11am-3pm and Fridays by email. Notices for inclusion in the pew sheet should arrive by Wednesday at 11 am. For full details of services and forthcoming events please visit our website at


6:00pm Word, Worship & Response (Communion) The Order of Service is contained in the separate Service Book.

Opening Hymn 1. Beauty for brokenness, hope for despair, Lord, in the suffering, this is our prayer. Bread for the children, justice, joy, peace, sunrise to sunset your kingdom increase.

3. Refuge from cruel wars, havens from fear, cities for sanctuary, freedoms to share. Peace to the killing fields, scorched earth to green, Christ for the bitterness, his cross for the pain.

2. Shelter for fragile lives, cures for their ills, work for the craftsmen, trade for their skills. Land for the dispossessed, rights for the weak, voices to plead the cause of those who can’t speak.

4. Rest for the ravaged earth, oceans and streams, plundered and poisoned, our future, our dreams. Lord, end our madness, carelessness, greed; make us content with the things that we need.

God of the poor, friend of the weak, give us compassion, we pray, melt our cold hearts, let tears fall like rain. Come, change our love from a spark to a flame.

God of the poor … 5. Lighten our darkness, breathe on this flame, until your justice burns brightly again; until the nations learn of your ways, seek your salvation and bring you their praise. God of the poor … Words & Music: Graham Kendrick © 1993 Make Way Music (The Source – 37)

Collect O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,


but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading – Acts 1.6-14 When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.’ Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

Second Reading – 1 Peter 4.12-14, 5.6-11 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.


Gradual Hymn 1. Let your living water flow over my soul. Let your Holy Spirit come and take control of every situation that has troubled my mind. All my cares and burdens on to you I roll. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Father, Father, Father. Spirit, Spirit, Spirit. 2. Come now, Holy Spirit, and take control. Hold me in your loving arms and make me whole. Wipe away all doubt and fear and take my pride. Draw me to your love and keep me by your side. 3. Give your life to Jesus, let him fill your soul. Let him take you in his arms and make you whole. As you give your life to him, he’ll set you free. You will live and reign with him eternally. 4. Let your living water flow over my soul. Let your Holy Spirit come and take control of every situation that has troubled my mind. All my cares and burdens on to you I roll. Words & Music: John Watson © 1986 Ampelos Music (The Source – 318)

Gospel – John 17.1-11 Jesus looked up to heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. ‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.’


Offertory Hymn 1. Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing: Christ over all, our undivided aim. Fire of the Spirit, burn for our enduing, wind of the Spirit, fan the living flame! We turn to Christ amid our fear and failing, the will that lacks the courage to be free, the weary labours, all but unavailing, to bring us nearer what a church should be. 2. Lord of the Church, we seek a Father’s blessing, a true repentance and a faith restored, a swift obedience and a new possessing, filled with the Holy Spirit of the Lord! We turn to Christ from all our restless striving, unnumbered voices with a single prayer: the living water for our souls’ reviving, in Christ to live, and love and serve and care. 3. Lord of the church, we long for our uniting, true to one calling, by one vision stirred; one cross proclaiming and one creed reciting, one in the truth of Jesus and his word! So lead us on; till toil and trouble ended, one Church triumphant one new song shall sing to praise his glory, risen and ascended, Christ over all, the everlasting King! Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b 1926) Music: Londonderry Air, Air from Count Derry from Irish Music as noted by George Petrie 1903, arranged by Christopher Norton © Timothy Dudley-Smith (Spring Harvest 2007)

Communion Anthem Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to guide me, Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in care of friend and stranger.

Words: ascribed to St Patrick, trans Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895) Music: Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arr Noel Rawsthorne


Communion Hymn 1. There is a Redeemer, Jesus, God’s own Son, precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.

2. Jesus, my Redeemer, Name above all names, precious Lamb of God, Messiah, O for sinners slain.

Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your Son, and leaving your Spirit till the work on earth is done.

3. When I stand in glory, I will see his face. And there I’ll serve my King for ever, in that Holy Place.

Words & Music: Melody Green © 1982 Ears to Hear Music/Birdwing Music/BMG Songs Inc/Song Solutions Daybreak (The Source – 492)

Post Communion Prayer Eternal God, giver of love and power, your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world to preach the gospel of his kingdom: confirm us in this mission, and help us to live the good news we proclaim; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Final Hymn We shall stand with our feet upon the Rock. Whatever they may say, we’ll lift your name up high. And we shall walk through the darkest night; setting our faces like flint, we’ll walk into the light.

1. Lord, you have chosen me for fruitfulness, to be transformed into your likeness. I’m gonna fight on through till I see you face to face. 2. Lord, as your witnesses you’ve appointed us. And with your Holy Spirit anointed us. And so I’ll fight on through till I see you face to face. Words & Music: Graham Kendrick © 1988 Make Way Music (The Source – 556)


This Week WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 1:30pm – MUSIC AT LUNCHTIME All Saints Oakham Jessica Tomey violin Programme to include: J S Bach Concerto in E major (movt 1) BWV 1042

WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 7:30pm – OAKHAM PCC MEETING Mayhew Room, All Saints Oakham

THURSDAY 5 JUNE 2:30pm-4:30pm – COME & CHAT BEREAVEMENT GROUP Oakham Church Hall For all going through bereavement. You’ll be able to meet others who are also going through the bereavement journey or chat to our volunteers. Clergy & other experienced listeners will also be present. If you think this might suit you, you’ll be most welcome to join us. 7:00pm – JULIAN AND CAROLINE LOTT St Joseph’s Church Room Julian and Caroline Lott give an illustrated talk on their work in Malawi. There will be ‘bring and share’ refreshments. All welcome.



7:30pm – EVENING CONCERT St Andrew Whissendine A concert by the Rutland Foottappers (vocalist Judith Wordsworth), Cottesmore Handbell ringers, and the Rejuvenating Choir. Tickets £5 including light refreshments, from the village shop or ring 01664 474349, or pay on the door.

SUNDAY 8 JUNE 2:00-4:00pm – SUNDAY IN A GARDEN Croft Lane, Ashwell Come and enjoy two summer gardens, with PImms, tea/coffee and homemade cakes, bring & buy and raffle. Everyone welcome on the day. Funds raised will go towards a server in the Church. Followed by Songs of Praise in a Garden at 5pm.

Looking Ahead TUESDAY 10 JUNE 10:00am – BIBLE STUDY 25 Willow Crescent, Oakham Delve into the Letter to Timothy with us. Learn more of your Bible, in good company. 7:30pm – GOOD NEWS VAN 25 Willow Crescent, Oakham Christian Leading Library, with books and DVDs. Open to all.



2:15pm – OAKHAM & BRAUNSTON MU STRAWBERRY TEA All Saints Oakham Church Hall All are welcome, and as well as teas there will be entertainment. Cost will be £2, pay at the door.

7:30pm – CELEBRITY ORGAN RECITAL All Saints Oakham Tom Bell (Freelance Organist)

SATURDAY 14 JUNE 7:30pm – MELTON MALE VOICE CHOIR St Peter & St Paul Langham Tickets £10 from Debbie (723533) or Hilary (757435) or Music&More, Oakham. In aid of Langham Church funds. Bar and substantial nibbles from 7:00pm.

SUNDAY 15 JUNE 10:00am -5:00pm – MOBILISATION Kendrew Barracks Airfield A unique day of commemoration for World War I. Details from

SATURDAY 28 JUNE SAFARI SUPPER Oakham There is a sign up list by the South door. Tickets £15pp but cheaper for those hosting a course. Please consider if you could offer to host a starter or main course on the evening. For more information speak to Pamela & Gordon Woods or Pam & Des Cook.

SATURDAY 28/SUNDAY 29 JUNE LANGHAM FEAST WEEKEND St Peter & St Paul Langham Patronal Festival on Sunday (11am) with Team Choir Laudamus.


6:00pm – PATRONAL EVENSONG FOR TRINITY SUNDAY Holy Trinity Teigh The Team Choir Laudamus will be singing, and there will be NO evensong at Oakham. There will be NO service at Ashwell this Sunday either.

MARKET OVERTON FEAST WEEKEND St Peter & St Paul Market Overton Events all weekend starting with concert in church on Friday at 6:30pm – see for full details.


11:00am – ORDINATION OF JAMES MCDONALD AS DEACON Peterborough Cathedral

10:00am -12:00pm – OPEN HOUSE Home of Jill Welsh, 9 Glen Drive, Oakham All are welcome. Please note the change of venue.





From 2:00pm – TEDDY BEAR SHOW & BONANZA St Peter & St Paul Langham An afternoon of entertainment for all ages. Bring your teddy bear (or teddies) or soft toys – awards for various categories. Entry £1 for first exhibit, 50p for additional entries – to be judged by Trish Ruddle, former High Sheriff of Rutland. Cartoons; health checks for Teddy Bears; tombolas; games and puzzles; story and songs; refreshments; and a live Teddy Bear.

SAFARI SUPPER Whissendine Tickets £12 per person. Details from Alex Martin – 01664 474432.

THURSDAY 3 JULY 7:30pm – DEANERY EUCHARIST St Andrew Whissendine The preacher will be the Archdeacon of Northampton, Ven Richard Ormston, and their will be a Deanery choir, including our own Laudamus.

FRIDAY 4 – SUNDAY 6 JULY 10:00am-8:00pm/5:00pm/4:00pm – ART FOR HEART’S SAKE St Peter & St Paul Langham An exhibition of paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles etc., most for sale, by local artists in aid of the Chain of Hope Charity and village charities. Entrance £2 per adult, with refreshments by Langham & Barleythorpe WI and ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions. Also on display are all the Christmas Card entries from Rutland schoolchildren in the competition sponsored by the former Rutland High Sheriff. Full details from


THURSDAY 10 JULY MU & FRIENDS VISIT TO DERBY Crown Derby, Cathedral, Cream Tea and more, by coach. £20. Full details & signing up list at South door. More info from Gordon & Pamela Woods (from 9 June).

SATURDAY 12 JULY 7:30pm – WOVEN CHORDS – WORLD MUSIC CONCERT St Peter & St Paul Langham Tickets £10 from Debbie (723533) or Hilary (757435) or Music&More, Oakham. In aid of Langham Church funds. Bar and substantial nibbles from 7:00pm.

Children’s Summer Holiday Club It is hoped to hold a children’s Summer Holiday Club at Whissendine. All persons interested in helping etc. please contact Revd Janet – 01664 474096.

Prayers & Readings If your copy has pages 7-12 missing, please ask Douglas Drye for a copy of them.


Services During The Week Monday 2 June

09:00 Morning Prayer Oakham 09:00 Morning Prayer Langham 02:00 Pram & Toddler Oakham

Tuesday 3 June

08:30 Morning Prayer Oakham 04:00 Evening Prayer Oakham 10:00 Holy Communion Oakham

Wednesday 08:30 Morning Prayer Oakham 4 June 09:00 Morning Prayer Langham 10:00 Holy Communion J&A

04:30 Evening Prayer Oakham 05:00 Evening Prayer Langham 07:30 Light Circle Langham

12:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Healing Prayer Oakham Evening Prayer Oakham Evening Prayer Langham Meditation J&A

Thursday 5 June

09:00 Team Communion Oakham 12:00 Ecumenical Prayer Oakham 09:45 Tiny Tots Oakham 04:30 Evening Prayer Oakham 11:00 BCP Communion Langham

Friday 6 June

08:30 Morning Prayer Oakham 12:30 Village Prayers Braunston* 09:00 Morning Prayer Langham 04:30 Evening Prayer Oakham 10:00 BCP Communion Oakham 05:00 Evening Prayer Langham 06:00 Evening Prayer Whissendine

Services Next Sunday – 8 June (Pentecost) Oakham Whissendine Teigh Market Overton Ashwell Langham Braunston Brooke Hambleton Egleton

08:00 Holy Communion (CW Trad) 10:30 Parish Communion 08:00 Holy Communion 11:00 Family Service 09:00 Holy Communion (BCP)

06:00 Evensong

0at Ashwell 05:00 Songs of Praise 11:00 12:00 08:00 09:15

Holy Communion Pentecost Lunch Holy Communion (BCP) Holy Communion (CW Trad)

Next Week’s Readings at Holy Communion Numbers 11.24-30; Acts 2.1-21; John 20.19-23 or John 7.37-39a


Pewsheet - 1 June 2014 (Langham)  

Service Details and Notices (Langham)

Pewsheet - 1 June 2014 (Langham)  

Service Details and Notices (Langham)