Pew Sheet for 4th October

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley

 

 

 

 

 

October 4th Harvest

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

 

October 7th  

10.00am Zoom Coffee Morning

 

 

October 11th Harvest

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

 

 

 

Collect

Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life: deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

Intercessions

Root your people:

firmly in your love.

 

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

 

Post Communion

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us and make us continually to be given to all good works; 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

Gospel Reading – Luke 12 v16-34

 

16Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly.   17And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’   18Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.   19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’   20But God said to him, ‘You fool!   This very night your life is being demanded of you.   And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’   21So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”

22He said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.   23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.   24Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them.   Of how much more value are you than the birds!   25And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?   26If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest?   27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.   28But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!   29And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying.   30For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.   31Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.   32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.   33Sell your possessions, and give alms.   Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.   34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Come ye thankful people come

 

Come, ye thankful people, come,

raise the song of harvest-home!

All safely gathered in,

ere the winter storms begin;

God, our maker, doth provide

for our wants to be supplied;

come to God’s own temple, come;

raise the song of harvest-home!

 

We ourselves are God’s own field,

fruit unto his praise to yield;

wheat and tares together sown;

unto joy or sorrow grown;

first the blade and then the ear,

then the full corn shall appear:

grant, O harvest Lord, that we

wholesome grain and pure may be.

 

For the Lord our God shall come,

and shall take his harvest home,

from his field shall purge away

all that doth offend, that day;

give his angels charge at last

in the fire the tares to cast,

but the fruitful ears to store

in his garner evermore.

 

Then, thou Church triumphant, come,

raise the song of harvest-home;

all be safely gathered in,

free from sorrow, free from sin,

there for ever purified

in God’s garner to abide:

come, ten thousand angels, come,

raise the glorious harvest-home!

Now thank we all our God

 

Now thank we all our God,

with hearts and hands and voices,

who wondrous things hath done,

in whom his world rejoices;

who from our mother’s arms

hath blessed us on our way

with countless gifts of love,

and still is ours today.

 

O may this bounteous God

through all our life be near us,

with ever joyful hearts

and blessed peace to cheer us;

and keep us in his grace,

and guide us when perplexed,

and free us from all ills

in this world and the next.

 

All praise and thanks to God

the Father now be given,

the Son and him who reigns

with them in highest heaven,

the one eternal God,

whom earth and heav’n adore,

for thus it was, is now,

and shall be ever more.

 

We plough the fields and scatter

 

We plough the fields and scatter

the good seed on the land,

but it is fed and watered

by God’s almighty hand:

he sends the snow in winter,

the warmth to swell the grain,

the breezes and the sunshine,

and soft, refreshing rain.

 

All good gifts around us

are sent from heav’n above;

then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord

for all his love.

 

He only is the maker

of all things near and far;

he paints the wayside flower,

he lights the evening star;

he fills the earth with beauty,

by him the birds are fed;

much more to us, his children,

he gives our daily bread.

 

We thank thee then, O Father,

for all things bright and good:

the seed-time and the harvest,

our life, our health, our food.

Accept the gifts we offer

for all thy love imparts,

and, what thou most desirest,

our humble, thankful hearts.

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