Sunday, 15 September 2019

Church Service on Sunday, September 22, 2019

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“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple".
Luke 14:26-27

The lectionary readings for this fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 113

First Reading- Amos 8:4-7

Second Reading- 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Gospel Reading- Luke 16:1-13



The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God, 
you created the heavens and the earth, 
and made us in your image. 
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works 
and to serve you with reverence and thanksgiving; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Church Services on Sunday, September 15, 2019

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Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Luke 15:4-7




The lectionary readings for this fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 51:1-10

First Reading- Exodus 32:7-14

Second Reading- 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Gospel Reading- Luke 15:1-10

The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God,
you call your Church to witness
that in Christ we are reconciled to you.
Help us so to proclaim
the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may turn to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Church Service on Sunday, September 8, 2019

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I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
Philemon:  1:4-7



The lectionary readings for this thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 1

First Reading- Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Second Reading- Philemon 1:1-21

Gospel Reading- Luke 14:25-33

The collect for this Sunday is:

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people,
that richly bearing the fruit of good works,
we may by you be richly rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Monday, 26 August 2019

Church Services on Sunday, September 1, 2019

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Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
Luke 14:12-14



The lectionary readings for this twelfth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm-  Psalm 112

First Reading- Proverbs 25:6-7

Second Reading- Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Gospel Reading- Luke 14:1, 7-14

The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty and ever-living God,
you are the author and giver of all good things.
Graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Church Services on Sunday, August 25, 2019

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 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
Luke 13:10-13




The lectionary readings for this eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm-  Psalm 103:1-8

First Reading- Isaiah 58:9b-14

Second Reading- Hebrews 12:18-29

Gospel Reading- Luke 13:10-17

The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God,
you have taught us
that without love
all our doings are worth nothing.
Send your Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts
that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Church Services on Sunday, August 18, 2019

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The lectionary readings for this tenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 82

First Reading- Jeremiah 23:23-29

Second Reading- Hebrews 11:29-12:2

Gospel Reading- Luke 12:49-56

The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and sent into our hearts the Spirit of your Son.
Give us grace
to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that all people may know
the glorious liberty
of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Church Services on Sunday, August 11, 2019

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Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 
This is what the ancients were commended for.

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, 
so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Hebrews 11:1-3


The lectionary readings for this ninth Sunday after Pentecost are:


First Reading- Genesis 15:1-6

Second Reading- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Gospel Reading- Luke 12:32-40

The collect for this Sunday is:


Almighty God,
you sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church.
Open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love, joy, and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.





Sunday, 28 July 2019

Church Services on Sunday, August 4, 2019

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“The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’

“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’


“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”


Colossians 3:16-21





The lectionary readings for this eighth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 49:1-12


Second Reading- Colossians 3:1-11

Gospel Reading- Luke 12:13-21


The collect for this Sunday is:


Almighty God,
your Son Jesus Christ
fed the hungry
with the bread of his life
and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by the true and living bread,
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Church Services on Sunday, July 28, 2019

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One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. 
When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, 
“Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,

for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

And lead us not into temptation.”


Luke 11:1-4



The lectionary readings for this seventh Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm- Psalm 138

First Reading- Genesis 18:20-32

Second Reading- Colossians 2:6-15

Gospel Reading- Luke 11:1-13


The collect for this Sunday is:

O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy.
Increase and multiply upon us your mercy,
that with you as our ruler and guide,
we may so pass through things temporal,
that we lose not the things eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever and ever.