Sunday 18th June

Thought for the week

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

 

Action for the week

Walk more! Walking is a great way to improve your health and fitness. It also benefits your community because you reduce energy use, air and noise pollution and traffic congestion.

 

CALENDAR

Sunday June 18th

    8.30 am – Said Eucharist

10.30 am – Parish Eucharist

6 pm – Taize Eucharist

Monday  

    9.15 am – Morning prayer, Vicarage

Tuesday

9.30 am – Church cleaning – volunteers welcome.

5.30 pm – Evening Prayer

6pm – Vestry – wedding and baptism bookings

7.30 pm – Reflective prayer – St Pauls Scotforth

 Wednesday

9.30 am – Morning Prayer

5.30 pm – Silent Meditation

6 pm – Evening Prayer

7.30 pm – Deanery Synod, Church of the Ascension.

Friday

    9.30 am – Said Eucharist

10.30 am – 11.45 am – Tiddlers (Pre-school group)

Sunday June 25th

    8.30 am – Said Eucharist

10.30 am – Parish Eucharist and Children’s Church

6 pm – Said Eucharist

 

EVENTS COMING SOON:

 Taize – Sunday 18th June, 6pm.

Please come and join us for this quiet reflective Eucharist service which incorporates Taizé chants.

 

Bike ride and picnic – Sunday 25th June.

Meet Pat Allen at 1.30 at the Millennium bridge to cycle to Glasson Dock for a picnic and games. If you don’t want to cycle you are welcome to meet us at Glasson dock at around 2pm. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church.

 

Christian Aid Sale

Thank you to everyone who helped at and came to the Christian Aid sale last weekend. It raised over £650! Well done!

 

Eco – Church

We have a theme each month for how we can adjust our lifestyle to be more environmentally friendly. This month we are focusing on Travel and how to make our journeys less damaging to the environment. Can you walk, cycle or take the bus rather then get straight into the car?

 

CONFIRMATION

We are looking forward to welcoming Bishop Philip at the end of November to confirm children and adults. We need to start getting an idea of numbers, so please think if your children (school year 6 and above) and you might like to do this. There will be a small number of classes in October leading up to the event itself. Please speak to any of the clergy to find out more.

Flower Fund The flower fund is presently very low. If anyone would like to make a donation Audrey Davies will be delighted to accept your offering.

 

MIRTH AND MOANING

The informal support group for those living with pain or distress meets on the following dates at 2-15 in the church hall: 27 June and 25 July. All welcome. More details from Jacqueline Stamper.

 

Tiddlers Our group for pre-school children and their parents or carers meets every Friday morning 10.30 – 11.45 in the Church Hall. There is lunch provided afterwards for those who wish to stay.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS You can send requests for prayer by text to 07980 351855. If you would like to join the prayer group who respond to these requests, or you would like to know more, then talk to Pat.

 

The Bible readings for today …

 

Exodus 19

They had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. 3Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: 4You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, 6but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.’ 7 So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. 8The people all answered as one: ‘Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.’

 

Romans 5

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we* have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have obtained access* to this grace in which we stand; and we* boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3And not only that, but we* also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

 

Matthew 9

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; 38therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’ Then Jesus* summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. 2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;* 4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.”* 8Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers,* cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.