Pew Sheet 20th September

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 20th Fifteenth Sunday

after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

September 23rd  

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

 

September 27th Sixteenth Sunday

after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

 

 

Collect

Lord God, defend your Church from all false teaching and give to your people knowledge of your truth, that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

Intercessions

Not our will:

but your will, Lord, be done.

 

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Western Tanganyika and for Churches Together, The Quarry Chapel U.R.C.

 

Post Communion

Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy; and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

 

Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547

or susangreatorex@btinternet.com

 

Revd. Peter Fewings 07795206590 ptfewings@gmail .com

First Reading – Philippians 1 v21-end

21For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.   22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer.   23I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; 24but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.   25Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, 26so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.   27Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, 28and are in no way intimidated by your opponents.   For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation.   And this is God’s doing.   29For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— 30since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

 

All my hope on God is founded

 

All my hope on God is founded;

he doth still my trust renew.

Me through change and chance he guideth,

only good and only true.

God unknown, he alone

calls my heart to be his own.

 

Human pride and earthly glory,

sword and crown betray his trust;

what with care and toil he buildeth,

tow’r and temple, fall to dust.

But God’s pow’r, hour by hour,

is my temple and my tow’r.

 

God’s great goodness aye endureth,

deep his wisdom, passing thought:

splendour, light and life attend him,

beauty springeth out of naught.

Evermore, from his store,

new-born worlds rise and adore.

 

Still from earth to God eternal

sacrifice of praise be done,

high above all praises praising

for the gift of Christ his Son.

Christ doth call one and all:

ye who follow shall not fall.

 

Gospel Reading – Matthew 20 v1-16

1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard.   2After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.   3When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’   So they went.   5When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same.   6And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’   7They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’   He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’   8When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’   9When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage.   10Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage.   11And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, 12saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching

heat.’   13But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?   14Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you.   15Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me?   Or are you envious because I am generous?’   16 So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Great is thy faithfulness

 

Great is thy faithfulness,

O God my Father,

there is no shadow

of turning with thee;

thou changest not,

thy compassions, they fail not;

as thou hast been

thou for ever wilt be.

 

Great is thy faithfulness!

Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning

new mercies I see;

all I have needed

thy hand hath provided,

great is thy faithfulness,

Lord, unto me!

 

Summer and winter,

and springtime and harvest,

sun, moon and stars

in their courses above,

join with all nature

in manifold witness

to thy great faithfulness,

mercy and love.

 

Pardon for sin

and a peace that endureth,

thine own dear presence

to cheer and to guide;

strength for today

and bright hope for tomorrow,

blessings all mine,

with ten thousand beside!

 

There is a Redeemer

There is a Redeemer,

Jesus, God’s own Son,

precious Lamb of God, Messiah,

Holy One.

 

Thank you, O my Father,

for giving us your Son,

and leaving your Spirit

till the work on earth is done.

 

Jesus, my Redeemer,

name above all names,

precious Lamb of God, Messiah,

O for sinners slain.

 

When I stand in glory,

I will see his face,

and there I’ll serve my King for ever,

in that holy place.