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.






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.