Dear Friends,

There will be a Eucharist service this Sunday 19th September at St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew at 10am with Revd William Burke.

The readings are: James 3.13 – 4.3, 7–8a & Mark 9.30–37

COVID 19 update
As a Benefice we want to remain in a Covid aware situation due to the case numbers still being high.

Mask wearing is voluntarily, to allow the congregation to sing, however we will continue to be doing the below:

– sitting in alternate pews

– use the test and trace app or signing in when you attend services

– hand sanitize upon entry to the church

– continue to offer the peace remotely

– the church doors will be kept open to ensure maximum ventilation

– communion will be offered in one kind only

– we encourage people to say hello outside after the end of the service

– the chalice will not be offered

The above will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

 

Funeral of Revd Sue Burchell
The funeral will take place at St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew on Tuesday 28th September at 1pm.

 

COLLECT

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; 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.

Amen

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; 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.

Amen

 

SECOND READING

James 3.13 – 4.3, 7–8a A reading from the letter of James.

Who is wise and understanding among you?

Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from?

Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?

You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

 

GOSPEL Mark 9.30–37

After leaving the mountain Jesus and his disciples went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the way?’

But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.’ Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’

 

For your Prayers:

Michael Godsal
Max Lewis
Josephine Gilliland
Mike Bennett
Michael Barnes
Leska Kowol

 

Future Services
Sunday 26th September – St John the Evangelist, Little Tew 10am Harvest Festival & Eucharist
Sunday 3rd October – St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 8am Book of Common Prayer
Sunday 3rd October – St Nicholas, Heythrop 10am Harvest & Animal Service
Sunday 10th October – St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Harvest Festival & Eucharist

 

Best wishes

Kate