Monday, 15 July 2019

Church Services on Sunday, July 21, 2019

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I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people.  To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.                                    
Colossians 1:25-28



The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 15

First Reading- Genesis 18:1-10a

Second Reading- Colossians 1:15-28

Gospel Reading- Luke 10:38-42


The collect for this Sunday is:


Almighty God,
your Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence.
Give us pure hearts and constant wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.






Sunday, 7 July 2019

Church Services on Sunday, July 14, 2019

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But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”  The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”


Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”


Luke 10:29-37





The lectionary readings for this fifth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 25:1-10

First Reading- Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Second Reading- Colossians 1:1-14

Gospel Reading- Luke 10:25-37


The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless
till they find their rest in you.
Give us peace in your service,
and in the world to come
the joy of seeing you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Church Services on Sunday, July 7, 2019

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Shout for joy to God, all the earth!

Sing the glory of his name;
    make his praise glorious.

Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

    So great is your power

    that your enemies cringe before you.

All the earth bows down to you;

    they sing praise to you,

    they sing the praises of your name.”

Come and see what God has done,

    his awesome deeds for mankind!

He turned the sea into dry land,

    they passed through the waters on foot—

    come, let us rejoice in him.

He rules forever by his power,

    his eyes watch the nations—

    let not the rebellious rise up against him.

Praise our God, all peoples,

    let the sound of his praise be heard;

     he has preserved our lives

    and kept our feet from slipping.

Psalm 66:1-9



The lectionary readings for this fourth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 66:1-9

First Reading- Isaiah 66:10-14

Second Reading- Galatians 6:1-6, 7-16

Gospel Reading- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20




The collect for this Sunday is:


Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ has taught us
that what we do
for the least of your children
we do also for him.
Give us the will to serve others
as he was the servant of all,
who gave up his life and died for us,
but lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.






Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Church Services on Sunday, June 30, 2019

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You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.  For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”                                                                                                                                  Galatians 5:13-14



The lectionary readings for this third Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 16


Second Reading- Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Gospel Reading- Luke 9:51-62



The collect for this Sunday is:



Almighty God,
you have taught us through your Son
that love fulfils the law.
Grant us grace to love you
with all our heart,
all our soul,
all our mind,
all our strength,
and to love our neighbour as ourselves;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Church Services on Sunday, June 23, 2019

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So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, 
neither slave nor free, 
nor is there male and female, 
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  
If you belong to Christ, 
then you are Abraham’s seed, 
and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 3:26-29



The lectionary readings for this second Sunday after Pentecost are:


First Reading- Isaiah 65:1-9

Second Reading- Galatians 3:23-29

Gospel Reading- Luke 8:26-39



The collect for this Sunday is:

O God our defender,
when storms rage about us
and cause us to be afraid,
rescue your people from despair,
deliver your sons and daughters from fear,
and preserve us all from unbelief;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Church Services on Sunday, June 16, 2019

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This Sunday is an All Age Service so there are no Sunday School classes.



Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1-5 


The lectionary readings for this first Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday) are:

Psalm- Psalm 8

First Reading- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Second Reading- Romans 5:1-5

Gospel Reading- John 16:12-15



The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty and eternal God,
through your Word and Spirit
you created all things.
In Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh,
you reveal your salvation
in all the world.
Through your Holy Spirit,
you give us a share
in your life and love.
Keep us firm in this faith,
and fill us with the vision of your glory,
that we may serve and praise you all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Church Services on Sunday, June 9, 2019

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“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 
John 14:15-17



The lectionary readings for this Day of Pentecost are:


First Reading- Acts 2:1-21

Second Reading- Romans 8:14-17

Gospel Reading- John 14:8-17, 25-27




And the collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty and ever-living God,
you fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending your Holy Spirit
and opening the way of life eternal
to every race and nation.
Keep us in the unity of your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Church Services on Sunday, June 2, 2019

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The lectionary readings for this seventh Sunday of Easter are:

Psalm- Psalm 97

First Reading- Acts 16:16-34


Gospel Reading- John 17:20-26



And the collect is:

Almighty God,
you have raised your only Son
to the right hand of your glory,
and bestowed on him the name above all names. Assure
us that as he reigns with you in heaven
so he abides with us on earth to the end of time; through
the same Jesus Christ our Lord
who lives and is glorified
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Church Services on Sunday, May 26, 2019

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This Sunday we we will have our annual service of "Affirmation, Praise and Prayer".  Please join us to find out more about God's work in and through us.



May God be gracious to us and bless us

    and make his face shine on us

so that your ways may be known on earth,

    your salvation among all nations.

May the peoples praise you, God;

    may all the peoples praise you.

 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,

    for you rule the peoples with equity

    and guide the nations of the earth.

May the peoples praise you, God;

    may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest;

    God, our God, blesses us.

May God bless us still,

    so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.


Psalm 67


The lectionary readings for this sixth Sunday of Easter are:

Psalm- Psalm 67

First Reading- Acts 16:9-15

Second Reading- Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

Gospel Reading- John 14:23-29


And the collect is:

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass all understanding.
Pour into our hearts such love toward you,
that we, loving you above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.