• Church of the Ascension

2nd Sunday before Lent


Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday invitation for you, your church and friends. Bishop Christine will be presiding and preaching at the Eucharist on Ash Wednesday - for Newcastle Central Deanery 17 Feb 2021 at 7.30pm from Gosforth Parish Church, on Zoom

Please register for the service, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-irrzoiHtRGr6g-SeqkoiHbCFNEKTTp . Once registered, you will receive the link for the service. An order of service will be sent out in due course.

Feel free to share this information and invite others to 'Come and See'


Lent Studies and resources

I am trying to source some resources and information to assist us during Lent and will share with you all via email and on our website/Facebook page. As some may be aware St Nicholas will be running one on the film Chocolat which I will share with you all also.

If anyone would be interested in a weekly Lent coffee, prayer, and chat – our church zoom room will be open Wednesday at 9:30am on February 17th and 24th (we will review our position for March in a couple of weeks)


Family Activities

Sunday School will run on our zoom at 10:30 on Sunday 7th and 21st February

Messy Church online will be live on our Facebook page at 11:30 on Saturday 27th February

Resources will be listed on our website – if you need packs delivered (print outs etc) please let us know via email to leanneconwaywilcox@gmail.com and we will confirm details to deliver to you.


Collect

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen


1st Reading: Colossians 1.15-20 The Supremacy of the Son of God

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.




Gospel: John 1.1-14 - The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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