The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

 

 

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Welcome to our services at Bere Regis and Affpuddle today, 17th September – 8am Holy Communion at Affpuddle, 10am Parish Eucharist at Bere Regis and Evensong at Bere this evening at 6pm

 

 
 
                                         

Collect for today

Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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.

        New Testament Reading : Romans 14, verses 1 - 12

Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarrelling over disputable matters.  One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.  The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.  Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.  Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.  For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.  If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.  For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister?  Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.  It is written:‘“As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “Every knee will bow before me;

    every tongue will acknowledge God.”’

 

 
 
             

               

had be sold to repay the debt. At this the servant fell on his knees before him. “Be patient with me,” he begged, “and I will pay back everything.” The servant’s master took pity on him, cancelled the debt and let him go. But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. “Pay back what you owe me!” he demanded. ‘His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, “Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.. But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.  When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master called the servant in. “You wicked servant,” he said, “I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?”  In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’

Prayers . For the Church and the Community of Christ

Lord, may we learn the gift of forgiveness of others, so we may be more godly, like the God who forgives each of us ~guide our spiritual leaders Charles and Bob in their ministry here and our lay ministers and lay pastoral assistants ~and for the Episcopal churches in South Sudan and Sudan:.for the Diocese of Twic East, and for the Rt Revd Ezekiel Diing, its bishop, and its area bishops the Rt Revds Gabriel Kuol Garang and Zecharia Manyok Biar..

For the world and its leaders For an end to conflict between nations and an end to threats by leaders ~for an end to internal conflict or civil war, and its genesis in racial or religious prejudice ~for leaders in those countries where there are oppressed minorities ~for those dealing with refugees and migrants ~above all those who are victims, the exploited and traumatized

For our parishes and community For our groups and societies that improve quality of life and those who give their time for the pleasure and benefit of others – our sports clubs, Scouts and Youth Groups, WI, Pop in Place, Social Clubs, Singers and many more ~those dealing with change - a move of house, new job, new relationship, the birth of a child

For the sick and their carers All who are ill or in pain, whether in hospital or at home ~any facing difficult decisions about treatment or seeking support or moving into a home ~locally for Jane and Nigel Woodward, Ted Cox, Margaret Bartlett, Edna Marsh and Jo Powell

For the deceased and those who mourn

For the souls of all those who have died: those we have known and loved, those who have died recently and for all in grief

 

 

 

 

Services Next Sunday 24th September:

8.00am Holy Communion, Bere Regis 9.15am P 9.15 Parish Eucharist, Affpuddle

11.00pm Mattins, Bere Regis

The Bere Regis Study Group will reconvene on Tuesday 19th September when we will begin a study on Acts.  New members would be most welcome.  Contact Brenda on 471391

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
             

 

Prayers . For the Church and the Community of Christ

Let us take Jesus’ words to heart to love your neighbour as yourself, and as He loved us so may we love Him: may we each of us love God and love one another ~guide our spiritual leaders Charles and Bob in their ministry here and keep them in love in their home and family lives ~give inspiration to Bishop Nicholas in all his work as Bishop and likewise Bishop Karen in her work as Bishop of Sherborne ~bless those who live in communities of faith, locally the Hilfield Friary and Pilsdon Community ~and for the Episcopal churches in South Sudan and Sudan:. the Diocese of Torit, and for the Rt Revd Bernard Oringa, its bishop, and area bishops Rt Revds Isaac Deu Chol and Martin Abuni.

For the world and its leaders For an end to conflict between nations, the removal of tensions and an end to threats by leaders (inc. Korea)) ~for an end to internal conflict or civil war, and its genesis in racial or religious prejudice (inc. Syria, South Sudan) ~for leaders in those countries where there are oppressed minorities (inc. Myanmar) ~for those dealing with refugees and migrants (in Libya, Lebanon, Jordan and other leaders in Italy and EU) ~above all those who are victims, the exploited and traumatized

For our parishes and community For our groups and societies that improve quality of life and those who give their time for the pleasure and benefit of others – our sports clubs, Scouts and Youth Groups, WI, Pop in Place, Social Clubs Singers and many more ~ for students returning to higher education or leaving home for the first time ~those dealing with change - a move of house, new job, new relationship, the birth of a child ~farmers with harvest, planting and planning

For the sick and their carers All who are ill or in pain, whether in hospital or at home ~those in nursing and residential homes whose quality of life is in decline ~any facing difficult decisions about treatment or seeking support or moving into a home ~locally for Jane and Nigel Woodward, Ted Cox, Margaret Bartlett, Edna Marsh and Jo Powell

 

For the deceased and those who mourn For the souls of all those who have died: those we have known and loved, those who have died recently and for all in grief     

                                          

Post Communion Prayer :

God our creator, you feed your children with the true manna, the living bread from heaven: let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage until we come to that place  where hunger and thirst are no more; through Jesus Christ our Lord.