The Chellington Team Ministery

The Chellington Team Ministry

Eight churches have been brought together under the Chellington Team Ministry with two full-time stipendiary priests.  These are:  St.Peter’s Harrold & St.Mary’s Carlton with Harrold United Reform Chapel  known as ‘Churches Together in Harrold & Carlton’, together with   All Saints’ Odell, All Saints’ Turvey, St.Mary the Virgin Stevington, St.Lawrence Wymington, St.Mary the Virgin Podington (united benefice). Contacts for Churches Together in Harrold & Carlton, service times and the clergy letter are below.

 

MARCH 2022- CHELLINGTON TEAM MINISTRY – SUNDAY SERVICE ROTA

 

  6th March 13th March 20th March 27th March
 

1st Sun of Lent

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Romans 10:8b-13

Luke 4:1-13

PURPLE

2nd Sun of Lent

Genesis 15:1-12,17-18

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Luke 13:31-end

PURPLE

3rd Sun of Lent

Isaiah 55:1-9

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

PURPLE

4th Sun of Lent

Mothering Sunday

Consult Preacher for Readings

 

PURPLE

  AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
Wymington St Lawrence 09.30 Euch   10.15 Share with Chapel   09.30 Euch   10.15 Share with Chapel  
  J Curtis       P Turnbull      
Podington St Mary the V 11.00 M Prayer   11.00 Euch     18.00 EP 11.00 Euch  
  A Hodgkiss   P Turnbull     A Hodgkiss J Curtis  

 

Harrold URC

11.00 Service

 

  11.00 Service   11.00 Euch   11.00 Service  
  J Curtis   Elder led   P Turnbull   Elder Led  
Harrold St Peter 08.15 Euch   09.30 Euch   Share with Carlton   09.30 Euch  
  J Curtis   P Turnbull       J Curtis  
Carlton St Mary 11.00 Euch   Share with Harrold   11.00 Euch   08.15 Euch  
  P Turnbull       J Curtis   P Turnbull  

 

Odell All Saints 11.00 MP   11.00 Euch BCP   11.00 MP   11.00 Euch CW  
  J Weaver   J Curtis   J Weaver   P Turnbull  

 

Stevington St Mary the V 09.30 Euch   09.30 MP   09.30 Euch     17.00 EP
  P Turnbull   R Eadie   J Curtis      A Hodgkiss
Turvey All Saints Share with Stevington   09.30 Euch   09.30 MP   09.30 Euch  
      J Curtis   L Hall   P Turnbull  

 

 

Odell All Saints 11.00 MP 11.00 Euch CW 11.00 MP 11.00 Euch  BCP
L Hall   J Weaver   L Hall   J Curtis    

 

Stevington St Mary the V 09.30 Euch Team Service 09.30 Euch 17.00 EP
J Curtis Odell   P Turnbull     A Hodgkiss  
Turvey All Saints 09.30 MP Team Service 09.30 MP 09.30 Euch
C Woods   Odell   L Hall   J Curtis    

 

 

War, Suffering and Death versus Peace, Justice and Resurrection

Dear Friends,

As we write this letter, Russia has invaded the Ukraine and the world is experiencing a war in Europe with all the terror and suffering that armed conflict brings. Our Archbishops have asked Christians to pray for Peace and Pope Francis asked the whole Christian community to pray and fast for Peace on Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Holy season of Lent when Christians prepare themselves spiritually for the events of Holy Week. Often in Lent, Christians devote more time to prayer, make extra sacrifices to donate more to charity and study the scriptures as individuals and in groups. Lent speaks directly to the terrible situation we find the world in. The cross is a paradoxical religious symbol because it inverts the world’s value system with the news that hope comes by way of defeat, that suffering and death do not have the last word, that the last shall be first and the first last. So even in the fire of war, there is hope. God is right there in the suffering, transforming despair into hope and death into New Life.

Jesus died the death of a common criminal to show us that God’s Love is stronger than death. Jesus shared our human experience of death (as God and Human being) so that nothing is beyond God’s understanding and compassion.

Christians are the foolish ones who hold on to the idea that with Jesus there is always Hope, no matter what happens. We call it gospel; good news that our God died; because in dying, the seeds of Resurrection are sown. Easter Day reveals that Jesus is alive; is for us; is for the people of the Ukraine and that Jesus is here and now praying for us and reaching out to us with Love.

Easter is being lived out on the streets of the Ukraine. We rightly cry in sorrow for the injustice and the cost of human suffering. Our only consolation is that ultimately God is in charge and God wills Love not hatred and Peace not war. Please pray for peace. Please enter into the Holy season of Lent and when Easter Day arrives, acclaim with the whole church: Alleluia Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Happy Easter.

God Bless.

Peter, Jacqueline and Lindsay