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Hever Parish Lunch Thu 10th January

Thursday 10th January
Hever Village Hall
The next community lunch will take place on Thursday 10th January at 12 noon in Hever Village Hall. Come and enjoy a delicious soup and cheese and meet friends and meet people in the Benefice.
Donations welcome.

parish lunch jan 2019

 

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Intercessions Ana Roxburgh Jan 6th 2019

Heavenly Father, as we near the end of our Christmas celebrations, let us reflect on all the good wishes that we sent out and those that we have received at the end of the year. May we stay true to our belief in our church and hope for a better world, may all our acts of kindness over Christmas continue during the year. Grant us Lord God to find your endless love in our hearts and to spread it wherever we go.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Dear Christ, as the kings laid their gifts at your feet, we come before you today to lay our gifts of devotion to you and to your church, we bring with us all our good thoughts, plans and hopes for a new year. Help us to have open minds, to remain non judgmental and alert to new possibilities.

Dear God, please reach into the hearts of all leaders so that they might see themselves as the kings that kneeled in front of your son. Open their eyes to the needs of our world and give them wisdom to work together and stop promoting the interests of anyone threatening our world.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We thank you for our church, the Ministry of Wendy and all those who bring us together in your sight, guide them in the organization of our church in the year ahead..

Bless Elisabeth our Queen and Prince Philip, give them health and continued wisdom in the year ahead…

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father of new beginnings, grant us to leave behind anything that troubled us in the past and bring with us everything that makes us happy in the new year.

In this troubled world: awake in us positive thinking; strengthen us and unite us; help us see things through your eyes and to find solutions to problems that trouble us.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of life, we thank you for all the sunrises, trees, lakes and seas, stars and wildlife. We see you in everything that surrounds us and this reminds us how big the universe is, and how insignificant most of our problems are.

We pray for those less fortunate than us, hungry people, hurt, oppressed, sick people, people without a roof over their head, and everyone who has lost someone they love.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Intercessions December 23rd 2018 Ana Roxburgh

We pray for our church here at Hever, for our local community, for our wonderful priest Wendy and for all those who worked hard this year for the benefit of our community.

In this troubled world: awake in us positive thinking; strengthen us and unite us; help us see things through your eyes and to find solutions to problems that trouble us. Help us to genuinely care and love our neighbor; to trust and forgive each othe; to live in peace with ourselves and one another.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, as we prepare for Christmas, help us to find time in our busy lives, to reflect upon the wonder of the first coming of your Son to us, and rejoice in His birth. Grant all of us that come into Your church this Christmas, that we may renew our relationship with You and find peace in our hearts.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God, as we are planning gifts and hoping to receive some as well, make us mindful of the gifts You have given to us, and help us appreciate and care for them and never to take for granted what you have provided.

We pray for those less fortunate than us, hungry people, hurt, oppressed, sick people, people without a roof over their head, and everyone who has lost someone they love. We pray this morning for those lost, hurt and bereaved in the Indonesian tsunami. We are all your children, please guide us to find ways to alleviate and end suffering.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of life, remind us that we share the world you have created for us with one another and that we need to take care of it. Please help people see that the climate change issue is real, that animals and people all over the world are suffering, and that the time has come for every one of us to help restore our world and stop our own self destruction.

Please give the all the leaders in the world vision to solve this massive problem, give them wisdom to work together and stop promoting the interests of anyone harming the planet.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord, as we welcome the birth of your son in our lives, we think about all children and the joy that they share on the wonder of Christmas. Bless them Lord, help them grow healthy and curious, brave and positive, inspire them to create, to learn, to challenge themselves and make new discoveries, help them be better than us and bring harmony into this world.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Grand Hever Quiz Sat 26th January

Saturday 26th January 7.30am
Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle

Grand Hever Quiz 2019

Seven rounds of brain stretching (but not too stretching) questions with tables of ten competing for the trophy…
The menu: • Boeuf Bourguignon or Confit Byaldi • Sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream ice cream, • Cheese and biscuits, • Tea and coffee.
• Cash bar • Raffle
Quiz starts at 7.30pm sharp. Doors open at 6.45pm
Carriages 10.30pm approx.

Tickets are £25.

Everyone is welcome and you can book anything from one ticket upwards and we will find you a place on a table.

To book, please visit http://www.bookitbee.com/hever/ or from Mandy Yarnold 01342 850028

Intercessions 9th December Nick Irens

Lord God, as once again we prepare for Christmas, help us to find time in our busy lives, to reflect upon the wonder of the first coming of your Son to us in Bethlehem. Grant that all who come into our church this Christmas, may renew their relationship with you and rejoice in the birth of Jesus.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Father, we pray for our Church here in Markbeech; for your faithful servant Wendy, and all who serve to the benefit of our community.
Lord, your Church is so full of possibility and yet so vulnerable. It is needed more than ever by our troubled world and yet is often so weak. Stiffen the resolve, we pray, of every member of this church and increase our sense of purpose, so that we may, with renewed vigour, promote the love and hope that belongs in all Christian people.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Living God, we pray for peace in the world and an end to violence. Remind us that we share your world with others, many less fortunate than we are and who may be resentful. Help us to understand their frustration and work for a more equal distribution of your abundant gifts.
We ask that you bestow on our leaders and politicians a desire to work for the good of all and not just to promote their own self-interest. At this moment of destiny for our nation, give our leaders wisdom and clarity of judgement, to make good the mess they have led us into. May they be guided by the teaching of Christ and his disciples, without which our society will lose all sense of direction.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord, bless our families and friends and all our neighbours, that we may serve Christ together and love one another as he loves us. Help us to make our homes places of trust and forgiveness, places of sharing, places of peace and goodwill, and unite us all in our praise of you.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, you enjoyed the happiness and security of your home in Nazareth and in your ministry gave blessing to small children. We ask that you hold all our children in your love and protection. Help them in their days of childhood to share with others, and so be ready to take their places in the world.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our Father, we pray for those who are sick, who are anxious, sorrowful, or in any kind of need at this time. We remember them now in the quietness of our hearts.
We know that you love them and know their every need far better than we do. We ask that you bless them with your love and reassurance.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy God, we pray for those who have died in the faith of Christ. We thank you for the joy of sharing our lives with them.
We pray for those who mourn. Open their minds that they may find a new direction in life, and grant them the comfort of your presence.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, be with us throughout this Advent season.
Take away our greed and teach us to give as you gave,
Show us your ways, teach us your paths,
That we may walk with you more closely,
Our hand in your hand,
Our feet in your footsteps,
From the baby in a stable and on into eternity.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Christmas celebrations in our parish

Together with the Church Wardens of all our parishes, I send you my best wishes for a very happy, joy-filled and peaceful Christmas and 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you to any of the services that will be taking place in the Benefice. Come along with your family and friends – there are so many services to choose from, whether you like to sing carols or whether you are looking for some peace away from the hurly-burly of the season. You can be sure of a warm welcome at any of the services described overleaf.

We will hear the well-known nativity stories, about Mary and Joseph, stars, shepherds, angels and kings …. and remember that “Mary treasured these words and pondered these things in her heart”. As we celebrate Christ’s birth there is much for us, too, to ponder and treasure. Please come along and join our celebrations.

Saturday 15 December 2018

4:30pm             Meet in Henry VIII pub for Mulled wine and Mince Pies.

5pm                  Village Carols at St Peter’s, Hever. Traditional carols as well as some other familiar seasonal songs.

 

Sunday 16 December 2018

9:15am             Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Markbeech

11am                 Parish Communion at St Peter’s, Hever

5pm                  Pub Carols in The Kentish Horse, Markbeech

 

Friday 21 December 2018

7:00pm             Nine Lessons and Carols – a traditional service at St Peter’s, Hever, followed by

8:00pm             Carol Supper at Hever Village Hall (please call Elly Heard on 01732 86554 to book your supper)

 

Sunday 23 December 2018

11am                 Benefice Communion at St Peter’s, Hever

3pm                   Carols in the church garden at St Paul’s, Four Elms, accompanied by Edenbridge town Band. Afterwards there will be warming drinks and mince pies in the Parish Room

6pm                   Carol service at Holy Trinity, Markbeech, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Village Hall.

 

Monday 24 December 2018 – Christmas Eve

4:00pm             Crib and Carol Service for families at St Peter’s, Hever

11:30pm           Midnight Communion at St Peter’s, Hever

 

Tuesday 25 December 2018 – Christmas Day

9:15am             Christmas Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Markbeech

11:00am           Family Communion service at St Paul’s, Four Elms

 

Sunday 30 December 2018

11:00am           Benefice Communion at St Peter’s, Hever

The 11am Hever service has been moved to Four Elms

Dear all, the new heating system has not been fully installed in St Peter’s Hever and therefore the 11am Hever services has been moved to Four Elms. Our Priest-in-Charge asked us all to come to St Paul’s Four Elms where we can  all be warm and comfortable this Sunday. The Evensong at Four Elms has been cancelled and there will be only one service in St Paul’s Four Elms this Sunday, at 11am.

Please join us for the 11am Parish Communion at St Paul’s this coming Sunday.

10am Service moved to FE