22nd October 2017
8.00am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion
Presiding: Canon Simon
9.30am St Cuthbert’s, Holy Communion
Presiding: Reverend Dean
Preaching: Andy Hudson
Hymns: 612, 340, 584, 66, 474
Readers: Penny Rennie & Andy Bunter
Intercessions: Andy Hudson
10.30am St Mary & St Margaret’s, Morning Prayer Leading: Mary Carpenter
Preaching: Reverend Philip
Hymns: 15, 5, 277, 533, 242, 522
Readers: Gill Tooke & Christine Stanley
Intercessions: Mary Carpenter
If you require a gluten free wafer please let a sideperson know.
Please join us for refreshments after the services
3.00pm St Mary & St Margaret’s, Burial of Ashes
Leading: Canon Simon
6.30pm Lammas Parish Church, Evensong
Leading & Preaching: Canon Simon
If you have prayer requests, please enter them in the books at the back of the church.
Collect (Prayer of the week)
whose steadfast love never ceases
and whose mercies never come to an end:
grant us the grace to trust you
and to receive the gifts of your love,
new every morning,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Post Communion Prayer
Holy and blessed God,
you have fed us with the body and blood of your Son
and filled us with your Holy Spirit:
may we honour you,
not only with our lips
but in lives dedicated to the service
of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Readings: Old Testament: Isaiah 45.1-7
‘This is what the Lord says to his anointed,
to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of
to subdue nations before him
and to strip kings of their armour,
to open doors before him
so that gates will not be shut:
2 I will go before you
and will level the mountains;[a]
I will break down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.
3 I will give you hidden treasures,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
4 For the sake of Jacob my servant,
of Israel my chosen,
I summon you by name
and bestow on you a title of honour,
though you do not acknowledge me.
5 I am the Lord, and there is no other;
apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you,
though you have not acknowledged me,
6 so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
people may know there is none besides me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7 I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things.
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10
The First Letter Of Paul To The Thessalonians
We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of people we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place where your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.
Gospel – Matthew 22.15-22
Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
Please Pray For:
BISHOPS GRAHAM (NORWICH), ALAN (THETFORD) AND JONATHAN (LYNN)
Diocese of Temotu (Melanesia): Bishop Leonard Dawea.
For the Baptist Church and Beth Powney, in her new role as Regional Minister.
The parishes of:
Taverham with Ringland
First Anniversary of Baptism: Tallulah Bridgeman
Those living or working in: Everett Close, Conroy Close, Swan Lane, Blaxter Way.
For healing: Hasina Begum, Paul and Liz Boughton, Richard Boyce, Mabel Carter, Jean Carver, Ruth Dawes, Jerry Duncombe, Ron King, Karen Land, Alan & Tracy Maundrell, Annette Norton, Roger Tatton, Rodney Tooke, Robert Wood.
(Clocks go back 1 hour)
1 John 3.1-3 & Matthew 5.1-12
No 8.00am service
10.00am St Mary & St Margaret’s
United Parish Communion Service