Sunday, 13 September 2020

Church Service on Sunday, September 20, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.


If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes. 


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Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

Philippians 1:27-30



The lectionary readings for this sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Jonah 3:10-4:11
Second reading:  Philippians 1:21-30


The Collect:

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.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Church Service on Sunday, September 13, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

If you aren't able to join us face to face, you are encouraged to use the Worship Service Resources provided here* (click on this link) in your homes. 

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You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? 

Or why do you treat them with contempt? 

For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 


It is written: 

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”

 

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Romans 14:10-12


The lectionary readings for this fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Genesis 50:15-21
Second reading:  Romans 14:1-12


The Collect:
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.

Monday, 31 August 2020

Church Service on Sunday, September 06, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

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Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,
    that I may follow it to the end.
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law
    and obey it with all my heart.
Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.

 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word.
Fulfill your promise to your servant,
    so that you may be feared.
Take away the disgrace I dread,
    for your laws are good.
How I long for your precepts!
    In your righteousness preserve my life.

Psalm 119:33-40


The lectionary readings for this fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:


First reading:  Ezekiel 33:7-11
Second reading:  Romans 13:8-14
Gospel:  Matthew 18:15-20


The Collect:
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.




Thursday, 27 August 2020

Church Service on Sunday, August 30, 2020

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Then Jesus said to his disciples,
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me. 
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it,
but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world,
yet forfeit their soul?
Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels,
and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. “
Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death
before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Matthew 16:24-28



The lectionary readings for this thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm: Psalm 26:1-8
First reading:  Jeremiah 15:15-21
Second reading:  Romans 12:9-21
Gospel:  Matthew 16:21-28


The Collect:

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.

Monday, 17 August 2020

Church Service on Sunday, August 23, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

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Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah,
for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood,
but by my Father in heaven.  
And I tell you that you are Peter,
and on this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven;
whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
Matthew 16:17-20

The lectionary readings for this twelfth Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm: Psalm 138
First reading:  Isaiah 51:1-6
Second reading:  Romans 12:1-8
Gospel:  Matthew 16:13-20


The Collect:
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.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Church Service on Sunday, August 16, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

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The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
“Yes it is, Lord,” she said.
“Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.”
And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Matthew 15:26-28


The lectionary readings for this eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm: Psalm 67
First reading:  Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Second reading:  Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Gospel:  Matthew 15: 21-28


The Collect:
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.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Church Service on Sunday, August 9, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

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How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?
As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Romans 10:14-15



The lectionary readings for this tenth Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm: Psalm 85:8-13
First reading:  1 Kings 19:9-18
Second reading: Romans 10:5-15
Gospel:  Matthew 14:22-33


The Collect:

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.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, August 2, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

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The Lord is gracious and compassionate
slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
Psalm 145:8-9



The lectionary readings for this ninth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  Isaiah 55:1-5
Second reading: Romans 9:1-5
Gospel:  Matthew 14:13-21


The Collect:

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.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, July 26, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

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“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed,
which a man took and planted in his field.
Though it is the smallest of all seeds,
yet when it grows,
it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree,
so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31-32



The lectionary readings for this eighth Sunday after Pentecost are:

First reading:  1 Kings 3:5-12
Second reading: Romans 8:26-39


The Collect:

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.
Amen

Monday, 13 July 2020

Church Service on Sunday, July 19, 2020

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  Please go to our Visitor's Information page for service details including information about our Sunday School program and Child Protection Policy.

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I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
and make your throne firm through all generations.’”
Psalm 89:1-4


The lectionary readings for this seventh Sunday after Pentecost are:

Psalm:  Psalm 86:11-17
First reading:  Isaiah 44:6-8
Second reading:  Romans 8:12-25


The Collect:

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.