THE WEEKLY PEW SHEET – 18 AUGUST 2019 TRINITY 9

                    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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Sunday 18th August 2019  Trinity 9

9.00am: Reserved Sacrament led by Rosemary Green

10.30am: Eucharist. Celebrant – Revd Scott McColl

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COLLECT
Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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:  Jeremiah 23:23-29
23:23 Am I a God near by, says the LORD, and not a God far off?
23:24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the LORD.
23:25 I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, “I have dreamed, I have dreamed!”
23:26 How long? Will the hearts of the prophets ever turn back–those who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart?
23:27 They plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, just as their ancestors forgot my name for Baal.
23:28 Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the LORD.
23:29 Is not my word like fire, says the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

PSALM: 82
82:1 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
82:2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
82:3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
82:4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
82:5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
82:6 I say, “You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you;
82:7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.”
82:8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!

SECOND READING: Hebrews 11:29-12:2
11:29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned.
11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days.
11:31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.
11:32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets–
11:33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
11:34 quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
11:35 Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection.
11:36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.
11:37 They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented–
11:38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
11:39 Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised,
11:40 since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.
12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
12:2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

THE GOSPEL: Luke 12:49-56
12:49 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
12:50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!
12:51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!
12:52 From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three;
12:53 they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
12:54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens.
12:55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens.
12:56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

POST COMMUNION
Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.

HYMNS (from Common Praise)

Introit: 253   For the beauty of the earth

Gradual:456   Happy are they

1 Happy are they, they that love God,
whose hearts have Christ confest,
who by his cross have found their life,
and ‘neath his yoke their rest.

2 Glad is the praise, sweet are the songs,
when they together sing;
and strong the prayers that bow the ear
of heaven’s eternal King.

3 Christ to their homes giveth his peace,
and makes their loves his own:
but ah, what tares the evil one
hath in his garden sown!

4 Sad were our lot, evil this earth,
did not its sorrows prove
the path whereby the sheep may find
the fold of Jesus’ love.

5 Then shall they know, they that love him,
how all their pain is good;
and death itself cannot unbind
their happy brotherhood.

Offertory: 383   Be still for the presence of the Lord

Communion: 277   All for Jesus

Close: 555   Praise my soul the King of heaven

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COMING SERVICES  (at Challoch unless specified)

Tuesday 20th August: the Funeral Service of Helen James

Thursday 22nd August – 10.30am Reserved Sacrament led by Margaret Turner, Sunday 25th August (Trinity 10) – 9.00am Reserved Sacrament led by Rosemary Green, 10.30am Eucharist led by Revd John Martin

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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

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

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NOTICES

OUR INTERIM PRIEST IN CHARGE: Revd Stephen Hazlett
tel. 01557 620132
mobile: 07800 231360
email: stephen.hazlett@greyfriarsstmarys.org.uk

NINIAN MOMENTS: These are at Whithorn. We are responsible for Fridays. If you would like to lead one of these moments of quiet prayer, sign up on the list in the porch. They are ten minutes of Bible readings, poems, prayers. If you want to know more, please ask Margaret Turner and even if you don’t want to lead them, come if you can.

MACHARS FOOD BANK (The Basics Bank) needs: food stocks are still quite low so any donations would be much appreciated but particularly pasta sauce, tinned fruit, shower gel, shampoo and toilet rolls.

Thank you for your ongoing support to the vulnerable in our community.

NEWSLETTER: Please look for its page on this site for the August/September newsletter.

The funeral of Helen James takes place at All Saints on Tuesday 20th August at 11 am.

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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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Items for next week’s Sunday Sheet, please inform the secretary, Margaret Turner: tel. 01988 500449 or email: sandraturner4474@gmail.com

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