The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

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Sunday 20th September 2020  The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Services today:
9am Holy Communion CW, Holy Rood, Wool
9am Holy Communion CW, St Nicholas, Chaldon Herring
NB Register in advance that you are coming please
10.45 Combined Benefice Holy Communion, Streamed live
The Lord’s Prayer
O Breath of Life,
Who flows in all creation,
May the light of your presence fill the universe,
Your way of being come,
Your desire be done,
In this and all realms of existence.
Bring forth the nourishment we need for this day.
Forgive the failures that bind us,
As we let go of our hold on the failures of others
And let us not be satisfied with the surface of life,
But deliver us from wrong paths.
For you are abundant life,
Creative unity and glorious harmony,
Through all time and beyond.
The Collect for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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
Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy;
and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall,
keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful,
and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Readings:
s: Philippians 1:21- end & Matthew 20:1-16
Matthew 20:1-6
The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went.
“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’
7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’
9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
The work of the church. Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, and The Most Revd Justin Badi Arama – Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. Also our Diocesan and Deanery links with Sudan and South Sudan and Girls in Fellowship Together (GiFT)
This Benefice especially all Parish Council meetings. Also for those who are unable to join worship in church or streamed worship for whatever reason. Also for the residents of Winbrook Fold and The Orchard in Winfrith and East Knighton,Britwell Drive and Burngate in West Lulworth,Throop, Rye Hill, Rye Hill Close, Shitterton in Bere Regis, Robertson Road and Ross Crescent and St. Julian’s Road in Bovington and Sandhills Crescent in East Burton.
Couples getting married especially Edward Molyneux and Kerry McIntyre at St Andrews, East Lulworth on 26th September and Angus Rossier and Ebba Harper at St Laurence Affpuddle on 3rd October.
Those who are ill, especially those suffering from the Coronavirus; We pray too for Revd Carol Langford, Jude, Jean Day, Emily, Andy, Joy Whitty, Chris Rumbold, Brian Horn, Gill, Sarah McC, Tom Marsh, Mary Fegan, Jenny Silavs, Joan Booth, John Scott, Dot and Mike Palmer-Fry, Beccy and Freya Wright, Alison, David Noakes, Ruth Lawlor, Peggy Warboys, Sophie Alidina, Halina Simpson, Andre and Sarah Sargent, Christine and Amy, Brian Branch and Sarah Shepherd
The families and friends of Kim Peacock, Patricia Sage and Cecil Hallett who have died in recent days. Also the families and friends of those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.
This Week
Monday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live
11am Interment of Ashes at Bere Regis
Tuesday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live
Wednesday 2:30pm Funeral for Patricia Sage RIP, Holy Rood, Wool
Thursday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live
9pm Night Prayer Streamed live
Friday 8.30am Morning Prayer, Streamed live
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES (Wareham Rotary) I'm sorry that we cannot have a fund-raising events this year. We just could not do social distancing. So, can I please ask you to consider donating money or items to go in the boxes? You can drop these off at Mrs. Gren Irwin's or me. So far, we have loads of knitted teddies, scarves and mitts. The need now is for toiletries, toys and games to go with them. God bless, Pauline Matthews (462128)
The Church Office is now open but entry is via appointment only. Email address
The Benefice telephone number, staffed by kind volunteers is 07729484866
West Purbeck Benefice Facebook/ Twitter & Instagram Pages
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Clergy Contact Details:
Rev Sandra Williams 01929 792235
Rev Jenny Alidina 01929 551502
Sunday 27th September, Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
9am Holy Communion CW, St John the Baptist, Bere Regis
9am Holy Communion CW, St Christopher’s, Winfrith Newburgh
10.45 Combined Benefice Celtic Holy Communion CW Streamed live