4th Sunday before Lent
Hymns from SOF book
641 I the Lord of Sea and Sky
40 Be still for the spirit of the Lord
395 My God how wonderful thou
101 Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord
O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations;through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)
A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory." The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!" Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: "Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out." Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!" [And he said, "Go and say to this people: 'Keep listening, but do not comprehend; keep looking, but do not understand.' Make the mind of this people dull, and stop their ears, and shut their eyes, so that they may not look with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and comprehend with their minds, and turn and be healed." Then I said, "How long, O Lord?" And he said: "Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is utterly desolate; until the LORD sends everyone far away, and vast is the emptiness in the midst of the land. Even if a tenth part remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth or an oak whose stump remains standing when it is felled. The holy seed is its stump."]
A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.
I should remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you - unless you have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to someone untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace towards me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them - though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
While Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am. a sinful man!" For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people." When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.
Go before us, Lord, in all we do with your most gracious favour, and guide us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Pop-In - - The first Pop-In of the year will be on Tuesday February 12th at Fosdyke village hall from 12.30. Menu will include home-made Farmhouse Cottage Pie.
- Anyone with suitable small ‘raffle’ prizes? – if you have, please let Tina know, thanks.
Sung Eucharist at All Saints in Fosdyke at 9:30am.
Holland Deanery Synod at Holy Trinity Church in Boston on February 13th at 7:30pm.
Messy Church in Algarkirk Village Hall for a Pre-Lent Pancake Fun afternoon. Session begins at 1-30pm.
Our nest Baptism Preparation Session for the Kirton Group takes place at The Vicarage on March 2nd at 11:00am.
ASH WEDNESDAY IS MARCH 6TH. Mass with Imposition of Ashes at All Saints Fosdyke at Noon. Sung Mass with Imposition of Ashes in Kirton Church 7:00pm.
Please can you bring back to Church your Palm Crosses from last year to be burnt to make the Ashes for this year. Also, the Way of the Cross begins on March 9th at Kirton Church and every Sat. of Lent at 10:00
BAND CONCERT March 16th at 7:30pm in Kirton Church. The Kirton Brass Band along with the Boston Salvation Army Band present an amazing concert in Church. Tickets on sale now at £8.
LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER.
Full information is now available on our web site and in the Churches of our Lent programme and Holy Week services. Please check this out and book the dates in your diary. Please sign the lists if you wish to be involved in the “God at the Movies” course on Wednesday evenings in Lent and if you are interested in the Book study group, time to be arranged.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
WITH FR PAUL BLANCH - DEPARTURE DATE: 07 Oct 2019. RETURN DATE: 11 Oct 2019. No: DAYS: 5 Lourdes by air from Stansted - COST PER PERSON: £570.00
COST INCLUDES: Return flights Stansted – Lourdes. Airport duty & passenger taxes. 1 suitcase per person for the air-craft hold, 20kgs. 4 nights full board 4* Hotel Padoue, Lourdes. Half day excursion to Bartres. Northern Star Travel courier.
WHAT IS EXTRA: Single room supplement £115.00 Return Coach from Kirton to Stansted.
We offer travel insurance at £45 per person with no age limited or the need for medical screening subject to certain criteria being met.
A deposit of £200.00 per person would be required to make the booking, people can pay by instalments on a month to month basis should they wish.