Pew Sheet for 15th November 2020

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 15th

Second Sunday before Advent

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

 

 

November 17th

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline

 

 

November 18th     

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

 

 

November 22nd     

Sunday next before Advent

10.00am Zoom Parish Communion

Collect

Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Intercessions

Christ will come again:

make us ready to meet him.

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of El Camino Real and for Churches Together, St. James The Great, Dursley

Post Communion

Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.   Amen.

First Reading – 1 Thessalonians 5 v1-11

1Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you.   2For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.   3When they say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labour pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape!   4But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; 5for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.   6So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; 7for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night.   8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.   9For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him.   11Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.

 

As the Deer Pants for the Water

 

As the deer pants for the water,

so my soul longs after you.

You alone are my heart’s desire

and I long to worship you.

 

You alone are my strength, my shield,

to you alone may my spirit yield.

You alone are my heart’s desire

and I long to worship you.

 

I want you more than gold or silver,

only you can satisfy.

You alone are the real joy-giver

and the apple of my eye.

 

You’re my friend and you are my brother,

even though you are a king.

I love you more than any other,

so much more than anything.

 

Gospel Reading – Matthew 25 v14-30

14“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.   Then he went away.   16The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents.   17In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents.   18But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.   19After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.   20Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.’   21His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’   22And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.’   23His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’   24Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; 25so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground.   Here you have what is yours.’   26But his master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter?  27Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest.   28So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents.   29For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.   30As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Come Down O Love Divine

 

Come down, O Love divine,

seek thou this soul of mine,

and visit it with thine own ardour glowing:

O Comforter, draw near,

within my heart appear,

and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

 

O let it freely burn,

till earthly passions turn

to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;

and let thy glorious light

shine ever on my sight,

and clothe me round, the while my

path illuming.

 

Let holy charity

mine outward vesture be,

and lowliness become mine inner clothing;

true lowliness of heart,

which take the humbler part,

and o’er its own shortcomings weeps

with loathing.

 

And so the yearning strong,

with which the soul will long,

shall far outpass the pow’r of human telling;

nor can we guess its grace,

till we become the place

where in the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

 

Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547

or susankgreatorex@gmail.com

Revd. Peter Fewings can be contacted on 07795206590 or ptfewings@gmail .com

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