Pew Sheet 27th September 2020

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

September 27thSixteenth Sunday

after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

September 30th  

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

 

October 4th Harvest

Seventeenth Sunday

after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

 

 

Collect

Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives’ end, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

Intercessions

O God, work in us:

inspiring both will and deed.

 

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Dornakal and for Churches Together, St. Bartholomew’s, Coaley.

 

Post Communion

Almighty God, you have taught us through your Son that love is the fulfilling of the law: grant that we may love you with our whole heart and our neighbours as ourselves; 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 2 v1-16

 

1If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.   3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.   4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.   5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.   And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross.   9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.   12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.   14Do all things without murmuring and arguing, 15so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world.   16It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that I did not run in vain or labour in vain. 

 

 

Gospel Reading – Matthew 21 v23-32

23When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”   24Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.   25Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?”   And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’   26But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.”   27So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.”   And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

The Parable of the Two Sons

28“What do you think?   A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’   29He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went.   30The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go.   31Which of the two did the will of his father?”   They said, “The first.”   Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.   32For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

Praise to the holiest in the height

Praise to the Holiest in the height,

and in the depth be praise;

in all his words most wonderful,

most sure in all his ways.

 

O loving wisdom of our God!

when all was sin and shame,

a second Adam to the fight,

and to the rescue came.

 

O wisest love! that flesh and blood,

which did in Adam fail,

should strive afresh against the foe,

should strive and should prevail.

 

And that a higher gift than grace

should flesh and blood refine,

God’s presence and his very self,

and essence all-divine.

 

And in the garden secretly,

and on the cross on high,

should teach his brethren, and inspire

to suffer and to die.

 

Praise to the Holiest in the height,

and in the depth be praise;

in all his words most wonderful,

most sure in all his ways.

O God beyond all praising 

O God beyond all praising,

we worship you today,

and sing the love amazing

that songs cannot repay;

for we can only wonder

at ev’ry gift you send,

at blessings without number

and mercies without end:

we lift our hearts before you,

and wait upon your word,

we honour and adore you,

our great and mighty Lord.

 

Then hear, O gracious Saviour,

accept the love we bring,

that we who know your favour

may serve you as our King;

and whether our tomorrows

be filled with good or ill,

we’ll triumph through our sorrows

and rise to bless you still:

to marvel at your beauty

and glory in your ways,

and make a joyful duty

our sacrifice of praise.

 

 

Praise my soul

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
To his feet thy tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me his praise should sing?
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favour
To our fathers in distress;
Praise him still the same as ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us,
Well our feeble frame he knows;
In his hands he gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Widely as his mercy flows.

Angels, help us to adore him;
Ye behold him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
Dwellers all in time and space:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.

October 4th – Harvest

 

So sorry but we are unable to take produce this year but will take cash donations on behalf of the Food Bank