THE WEEKLY PEW SHEET – 20 AUGUST TENTH 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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SUNDAY 20 AUGUST 2017  TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY              

9.00am and 10.30am Holy Communion – Reserved Sacrament 

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READINGS 

Collect
Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
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 56:1, 6-8
56:1 Thus says the LORD: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.
56:6 And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant–
56:7 these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
56:8 Thus says the Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered.

PSALM:    67
67:1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
67:2 that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.
67:3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
67:4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
67:5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
67:6 The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.
67:7 May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.

SECOND READING: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
11:1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
11:2a God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew.
11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
11:30 Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience,
11:31 so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy.
11:32 For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.

THE GOSPEL: Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28
15:10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand:
15:11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.”
15:12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?”
15:13 He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.
15:14 Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.”
15:15 But Peter said to him, “Explain this parable to us.”
15:16 Then he said, “Are you also still without understanding?
15:17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?
15:18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles.
15:19 For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander.
15:20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”
15:21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.”
15:23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.”
15:24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
15:25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”
15:26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”
15:27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
15:28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Post Communion
God of our pilgrimage,
you have willed that the gate of mercy
should stand open for those who trust in you:
look upon us with your favour
that we who follow the path of your will
may never wander from the way of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

HYMNS (Common Praise)

Opening:         211      We love the place, O God

Gradual:          523      My God, how wonderful thou art

Offertory:        599      Thine for ever! God of love

(Communion:  589      The King of love my shepherd is)

Closing:           398      Christ triumphant, ever reigning

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COMING SERVICES (at Challoch unless specified)

SUNDAY 27 AUGUST: Holy Communion at 9.00 am (Reserved Sacrament) and 10.30 am (the 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

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NOTICES

PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN The Diocesan Development Team for Prayer and Spirituality offer the chance to join this pilgrimage. Please sign the notice in the porch or contact our secretary if you are coming to Whithom to cele­brate the Eucharist with Bishop Gregor and the Glasgow and Galloway Dio­cese on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

MACHARS FOOD BANK:   Please donate whatever you can. There are no urgent shortages this week but please continue to donate what you can. Thank you so much for your continued support.

NINIAN MOMENTS at 12 noon at R.C. church  
WIGTOWN : every Monday (We lead 3rd Mondays.)
WHITHORN: every day (We lead every Friday.)

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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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