Harvest Thanksgiving 

 

Sunday 15th September 

8.30am     Morning Prayer                                          St. Andrew’s Church

10.00am   Parish Communion                                         All Saints’ Church 

 

Services During the Week 

8.15am   Morning Prayer   - Monday                               All Saints’ Church

8.45am   Morning Prayer   - Tuesday & Friday              St. Andrew’s Church

                                      - Wednesday & Thursday        All Saints’ Church

 

Sunday 22nd September 

8.30am     Holy Communion                                           All Saints’ Church

10.00am   Parish Communion                                    St. Andrew’s Church 

     

Collect

Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need, and for our own well-being; 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.

Post Communion Prayer

Lord of the harvest, with joy we have offered our thanksgiving for your love in creation and have shared in the bread and the wine of the kingdom: by your grace plant within us a reverence for all that you give us and make us generous and wise stewards of the good things we enjoy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Deuteronomy 26.1 – 11

When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name. You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, ‘Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.’ When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lord your God, you shall make this response before the Lordyour God: ‘A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous. When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labour on us, we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.’ You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God. Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.

Philippians 4.4 – 9

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

John 6.25 – 35

When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’ Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’ Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’ So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” ’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

NRSV

 

The Week Ahead

Mon    16th    9.00am   Monday Mugs                                      All Saint’ Church                    

Tues   17th    5.00pm    Prayers for the future of All Saints’     All Saints’ Church

                      7.00pm   Church Development Meeting                               TBC

        

Notices.

During September will be supporting CLIC Sargent. A donation will be made from the plate collections in each church, but additional donations can be put into one of the designated envelopes by the notice boards and handed in with the offertory or put in the wall safe. 

Tuesday 17th September: Prayers in All Saints at 5pm to seek God’s guidance for the future of All Saints’ church. For more information contact Sue Kellagher on 351992

Harvest Supper at Caryford Hall on 28th September. Entertainment from Margaret Adams speaking about "Living with the Boss". Tickets £10, pre-booking essential. Tickets are on sale in The Tourist Office and  The Book Shop. Children free. Bar provided.

For more info see posters in church.

FibreFest. Weekend of 12th-13th October.  Entrance free, refreshments on sale. Should you have unwanted craft items, fabric, wool, threads, buttons, please leave in church, hope to have oddments stall!

 

Revd. Liz will be on Sabbatical from 8th August to 6th November

During this time please contact the Churchwardens (David Baldwin and Katya Duncan) 

with any queries or enquiries 

 

 

Gluten free wafers are available. If you require one please contact the churchwarden.