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ws and Readings: Last Sunday after Trinity

News sheet will be limited until Pat returns and is well enough to resume doing the same.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes are ready for collection at back of Church. If you are unable to obtain a box due to restricted numbers, you can use an ordinary shoe box, suitably labelled. Deadline is Sunday 15 Nov.

Memorial Service:  Christ Church Sunday 1 November @ 4:00pm. Please complete lists at back of church if you have not already informed Rev John Goodridge.

Huge big welcome to Rev Steve Dyson, Eley and family following his licensing on Wednesday. We really look forward to their ministry amongst us as from 1 November.


Collect

Blessed Lord,

who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast

in the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen


Readings:

New Testament

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

2You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, 2but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. 3For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, 4but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. 5As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; 6nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others,

7though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. 8So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.


Gospel

Matthew 22:34-4634When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37He said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the greatest and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

41Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: 42“What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son, is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, 44‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’? 45If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?” 46No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.


Post Communion

God of all grace,

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 your true and living bread;

who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


News and Readings: Last Sunday after Trinity

News sheet will be limited until Pat returns and is well enough to resume doing the same.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes are ready for collection at back of Church. If you are unable to obtain a box due to restricted numbers, you can use an ordinary shoe box, suitably labelled. Deadline is Sunday 15 Nov.

Memorial Service:  Christ Church Sunday 1 November @ 4:00pm. Please complete lists at back of church if you have not already informed Rev John Goodridge.

Huge big welcome to Rev Steve Dyson, Eley and family following his licensing on Wednesday. We really look forward to their ministry amongst us as from 1 November.


Collect

Blessed Lord,

who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast

in the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen


Readings:

New Testament

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

2You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, 2but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. 3For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, 4but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. 5As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; 6nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others,

7though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. 8So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.


Gospel

Matthew 22:34-4634When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37He said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the greatest and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

41Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: 42“What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son, is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, 44‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’? 45If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?” 46No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.


Post Communion

God of all grace,

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 your true and living bread;

who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


There is no printed Newsletter this week, 25th October 2020.

The Newsletter as been temporarily suspended during the period of lockdown. However, please note the following important messages from the Reverend Beverley

Sunday Services

Our zoom services are going well, the code for this week will be sent out shortly.  But we do not forget those who are not able to join on zoom, our service liturgy is designed to help us remember that we worship together as the community of Christ’s body, the church, whether you are following the service at home or joining on zoom.  We are also looking at recording the zoom service, so that those who are unable to join might be able to watch it later, please let us know if this would be helpful to you, whether the whole service of just the talk and reflection.

Christ Church School links

Eley and Steve have been working really hard to support Christ Church School, by creating an on-line Christmas celebration for the school and the church for Christmas Eve.  We thank God that the school really want to take part and for Eley in particular with the skills that she brings to make it all possible.  Here is the link to their latest assembly if you would like to see what they are up to.  https://youtu.be/IOgDZtxaHZA

We have lots of other exciting plans for Christmas, whether we can meet in church or not.  We fully hope that Midnight Communion and Christmas Day services will be able to go ahead as in previous years, but our other carol / crib services will not be possible this year.  We will let you have lots of information over the next few weeks, but here is the first:

Nativity Windows

Check out Hanham Shine a Light Christmas Trail on Facebook or in the Hanham and Longwell Green voice December issue – everyone is invited to take part by decorating their window and/or coming out to look at what others have created between 18th and 20th December.  I have spoken to the organisers and the church will enter 8 windows, displaying the story of Christmas, with a goody bag for all children who find the eight windows.  I have a few volunteers already, but I need more windows – do you have a large street facing window, which we could come and decorate? An upstairs window is fine. Or maybe you would like to decorate it yourself? We will maintain social distance and wear PPE when we come to decorate.  I also need volunteers to help make the windows, the plan will be to make the large panels in the Church Hall on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December, (assuming we are allowed to gather in doors) but there will be lots of smaller panels which can be made at home.  All you need to be able to do is use a pair of scissors and some glue.  Please let me know if you can help.

For details of Mothers Union Virtual Coffee Morning please see Mothers Union Page