THE WEEKLY PEW SHEET – 15 OCTOBER EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

                    SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH         CH-300x207

All Saints Challoch with St.Ninian’s Fellowship

Scottish Charity SC003582

http://www.allsaintschalloch.wordpress.com

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

SUNDAY  15th October 

9.00am Reserved Sacrament   Rosemary Green

10.30am Reserved Sacrament   Anne`Yate

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READINGS 

Collect
Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

FIRST READING: ISAIAH 25: 1-9

O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you, I will praise your name;
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
For you have made the city a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the palace of aliens is a city no more,
it will never be rebuilt.
Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
For you have been a refuge to the poor,
a refuge to the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,
the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,
you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;
the song of the ruthless was stilled.
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

PSALM: 23  Dominus regit me

The Lord is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.
3 He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.
6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

THE EPISTLE: PHILIPPIANS 4:1-9

My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.
I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

THE GOSPEL: MATTHEW 22:1-14

Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.

Post Communion
We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast:
for here we receive you,
here the memory of your passion is renewed,
here our minds are filled with grace,
and here a pledge of future glory is given,
when we shall feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.

HYMNS (Common Praise)

Opening:         1.      375   Amazing grace (how sweet the sound)

Gradual:          2.      556   Praise the Lord! Ye heavens, adore him

Offertory:        3.      368   All my hope on God is founded

(Communion:  4.     309    Let all mortal flesh keep silence)

Closing:           5.     358   O God of earth and altar

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COMING SERVICES (at Challoch unless specified)

Thursday (19th): 10.30am Holy Communion (in new worship area at back of church)

Next Sunday: 19th Sunday after Trinity 22nd October:   10.00am Sung Eucharist followed by Annual Church Meeting. (Note change of time. There will be no 9.00am service today.)

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In our prayers we hold before God:

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Those in residential care, housebound or in hospital. Those with long term illness. 
Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.  

May light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.    

 

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Welcome to our worship. If you require any assistance the person who greeted you when you arrived will be able to help.

Everyone is welcome to receive Holy Communion or a blessing at the altar.

Please join us for refreshments after the service at the back of church.

PLEASE PLACE YOUR OFFERING IN THE PLATE BY THE BOOKS

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NOTICES

THE INTERIOR OF THE CHURCH The work is nearing completion, only the cupboard fronts need completing and staining a darker colour. The improved sound system will be completed within two weeks, then only the carpet needs to be laid. A big thank you to all who help tidy the church each week for this morning’s services.

MACHARS FOOD BANK (The Basics Bank)  Thank you so much for the Harvest Festival donations which have greatly increased our stocks. That being the case we would request donations of long life milk, tinned soup and beans for both food stores.

SECOND SUNDAY SALES on 8th October raised £31.40 for church funds. Thanks you for all your contributions.

DONATIONS FOR AFTER-SERVICE REFRESHMENTS This quarter, donations will be for Emmaus UK, a charity and community working together to end homelessness. Click the link for information about the work they do for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

NINIAN MOMENTS at 12 noon at the R.C. churches in:

WIGTOWN : every Monday (We lead 4th Mondays.)
WHITHORN: every day (We lead every Friday.)

There is an Area Meeting to prepare for the World Day of Prayer 2018, which we are hosting this year, at St Ninian’s Castle Douglas on Saturday 21 October, to which all are invited. It is to be led by Margaret Broster, the recently appointed Convenor of the WDP Scottish Committee and is being held to meet, encourage and discuss the background of the WDP and the work of the Scottish Committee. It’s from 1.30 pm to 3 pm. If anyone wants to attend, contact Gerry Ewan (gerryewan@gmail.com).

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Audio-Loop system: please switch your hearing aid to the “T” setting”.

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All Saints uses the Revised Common Lectionary for its Liturgical readings. Online access can be found at: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=77

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 to contact a priest: Rev’d Michael Buchanan Hills       chu1 (2)

tel: 01581 300588

email: buchananhills@gmail.com     

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Items for next week’s Sunday Sheet, please inform the secretary, Margaret Turner: tel. 01988 402295 or email: sandraturner4474@gmail.com

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