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We can claim the tax back from your donation if it's given in the Gift THE CHURCHES OF

Aid envelope. Please complete with your address, date and box HEALEY, MASHAM, NORTH STAINLEY, WELL WITH SNAPE
ticked. Help us to receive this vital extra income. & WEST TANFIELD
Thank you. Twelfth Sunday 8.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
after Trinity 9.15 a.m. Healey Holy Communion
LOOP SYSTEMS have been installed at Masham, Healey, North Stainley, 3rd September 10.45 a.m. Masham Family Service and Baptism
Well and West Tanfield for the benefit of those who are hard of hearing. 10.45 a.m. North Stainley Holy Communion
Please switch the button on your hearing aid to the 'T' position. 10.45 a.m. Well Holy Communion
10.45 a.m. West Tanfield Holy Communion
WEBSITE for the Masham Group of Parishes -
Tuesday 5th 11.00 a.m. Pop in Coffee at 10 Millgate, Masham
HARVEST THANKSGIVING Wednesday 6th 10.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
Sunday 24th September 11.00 a.m. Harvest Holy Communion. Thursday 7th 12 noon North Stainley Wedding of Alexander Levine
and Jennifer Smith
Sunday 24th September 12 noon for 12.30 p.m. in Fearby Village Hall Thirteenth Sunday 8.00 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
Tickets: 8.00 adults, children aged 5 15 4.00. Under 5s free. after Trinity 9.30 a.m. West Tanfield Family Service
Family Ticket 20. 10th September 10.45 a.m. Masham Pet Service
By ticket only from Anne Ramsay 689278 or Basil Sturdy 689543 10.45 a..m Snape Holy Communion
Bring your own drinks 6.30 p.m. Healey Evensong

MASHAM Fourteenth Sunday 9.15 a.m. Healey Holy Communion

Thursday 28th September 6.00 p.m. Harvest Service with Masham School after Trinity 10.45 a.m. Masham Holy Communion
Sunday 1st October10.45 a.m. Harvest Family Service 17th September 10.45 a.m. North Stainley Holy Communion
10.45 a.m. Well Holy Communion and
Saturday 23rd September 6.45 for 7.00 p.m. 6.30 p.m. West Tanfield Evensong
Masham Methodist Church & St. Marys Masham
In the Town Hall WE WELCOME the family and friends of Charlie Miller who is to be
Tickets 6 or 2.50 for children under 11 for a Ploughmans Supper & Pudding baptised at Masham today.
from Jenifer Bullen (01765 689217), Kate Cleeves (01765 689255)
or Lesley Hunter (01765 689828)
THE ALTAR FLOWERS at Masham have been given this week in memory of Brian
Sunday 8th October 4.00 p.m.
Harvest Thanksgiving Service followed by a Bring & Share Tea REFLECTION Paul gives simple and basic moral teaching and we are asked to accept and
follow in Gods grace. The Gospel reading asks us to consider whether we can bear to
WELL & SNAPE become nothing for the sake of having everything in the end. Let us pray to accept ill from
Friday 13th October 7.00 p.m. Harvest Service & Bring & Share Supper others with true patience.
at Snape Castle Chapel - please bring a plate of food to share
Sunday 15th October 10.45 a.m. Harvest Holy Communion at at St. Michaels, Well PET SERVICE CELEBRATING GODS CREATION ST. MARYS, MASHAM Sunday
10th September @ 10.45 a.m. People are invited to bring pets - cats, dogs, rabbits, a fish in
WEST TANFIELD a tank, a horse whatever! Animals and pets will be blessed at the service whether it's the
Sunday 1st October 10.45 a.m. Harvest Holy Communion at St. Nicholas Church pets who share your everyday lives now or those who people have dearly loved and lost.
Followed by a Harvest Lunch in the Village Hall PIE AND PINT St Marys Church and The Bay Horse in Masham. Enjoy pie, peas, chips or
mash on Monday 11th September at 12 noon for 12.30 pm. Cost 7.50 payable at the bar. basic message and teaching of the Christian faith, and also shows you how to pray and how
Other menu choices and drinks are available. Please let Jim Hunter know if you are to live like Jesus. It does this in a way that is reflective and conversational. No one will
attending on 01765 689828 or force the pace. But this course could change the perspective of your life; it might also
change its direction. You wont be able to find out everything about the Christian faith in
SINGING 4 FUN Tuesday 12th September, 1.15 p.m. in Masham Church. Do you like any one course. But through the Pilgrim course material you will be able to reflect on some
singing in the bath? Would you like to meet some new people? Would you enjoy singing in of the great texts that have been particularly significant to people since the earliest days of
a group of friendly people? No need to be able to read music. No need to sing like the Church.
Pavarotti! Anybody who would like to have a go will be welcome. One of the greatest treasures of the Christian faith is the prayer we know as the Lords
Prayer. It has been said that the whole of the Christian gospel the whole of the good
BIBLE READING NOTES One way of helping us to see God as a weekday friend and not news is in the Lords Prayer if we truly understand it. This autumn there will be two
just a Sunday acquaintance. NEW EDITION STARTS IN SEPTEMBER. courses running looking at the Lords Prayer one daytime and one evening.
Wednesdays 20th & 27th September, 11th, 18th & 25th October & 1st November. 1.45 p.m. at
New Daylight provides four months of daily Bible readings and comment, with a regular
The Vicarage, Rodney Terrace, Masham. Further details from David Cleeves on 01765
team of contributors drawn from a range of church backgrounds. It covers a varied selection
of Old and New Testament, biblical themes, characters and seasonal readings. Each day of-
Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. starting on 21 st September at 6 Westholme Road, Masham.
fers a short Bible passage (text included), thought-provoking comment and a prayer or point
This will be the first meeting subsequent venues may change. Further details from Jim
for reflection, and aims to give a fresh, devotional approach to Bible reading.It is ideal for
Heaton on 01765 688093.
anyone wanting an accessible yet stimulating aid to spending time with God each day, deep-
ening their faith and their knowledge of scripture. Published three times a year at 4.40 a
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Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice,
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weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but asso-
dated daily readings, Guidelines provides weekly units, broken into six sections, plus an in-
ciate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for
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MATTHEW 16: 21 TO END From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he
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must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests
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began to rebuke him, saying, God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you. But he
turned and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me; for you
Life is a journey. It begins when youre born. It ends when you die. You dont need to be a
are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.
Christian to know this. But as we get older we do know there is probably more road behind
Then Jesus told his disciples, If any want to become my followers, let them deny them-
us than ahead of us. So what difference does being a Christian make? Well, the journey of
selves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose
life that ends in death becomes a holy pilgrimage that ends in life. Christians believe that in
it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they
Jesus, God has walked this earth before us, and that with Jesus as our companion and guide
gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
we can travel through life differently. We can live and travel as pilgrims. We set our sights
For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will
on Gods kingdom of justice and peace; and as we journey home to God, the pathway of our
repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who
life becomes more meaningful and joyful, and the world a better place.
will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.
Pilgrim is a course designed to help you discover this Christian way of life. It unpacks the