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Parish Pew Sheet: Trinity 20, Sunday 22nd October 2023

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Welcome to our weekly pew sheet and updates blog! Remember to try and keep this sheet digital but do print copies for those who may need them.


Thanks!


Sunday Morning:

The link for our readings for Trinity 20 are:


Please note the complete readings are in full at the end of the blog.



Collect Prayer:

God, the giver of life,

whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church:

by the Spirit's gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ

and make us eager to do your will,

that we may share with the whole creation

the joys of eternal life;

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: God our Father,

whose Son, the light unfailing,

has come from heaven to deliver the world from the darkness of ignorance:

let these holy mysteries open the eyes of our understanding

that we may know the way of life,

and walk in it without stumbling;

through Jesus Christ our Lord

Upcoming Dates

This week: Sunday 22nd October - Trinity 20 Holy Communion will be live-streamed at 9.30am from St Peter’s on www.facebook.com/huttonparish 9.30am: St. Peter’s Holy Communion 11.15am: All Saints’ Morning Prayer

4.00pm: St. Peter's Youth Group

This week: Monday - Saturday 10.00am -12 midday Food Hub Collection at St Peter’s

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.00am Morning Prayer in the Daily Bread Cafe

9.30am-12.30pm: Daily Bread Café

Wednesday

9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Daily Bread Cafe 9.30am: Holy Communion at All Saints’

2.00pm: Prayer & Meditation in the Chapel, St . Peter's


Saturday

9.00am: Men's Breakfast at St Peter's

Next Sunday: 29th October - Last After Trinity 9.30am: St. Peter’s Holy Communion 11.15am: All Saints’ Morning Prayer


Notices


Please sign up for the Advent Course - starting 23rd November




Memorial Service - Sunday 5th November 6.00pm at All Saints'

All are welcome. If you wish to add a name to the Memorial list of names read out in the service, please email office@huttonparish.com


Daily Bread Remembrance Coffee Morning

Wednesday 8th November 10.00am- 12.30am



Spiritual guide or Companionship

Many people value the companionship and encouragement of another person as they walk the spiritual way and find a listening ear helpful.

Spiritual guides have been trained to do just that and to help you listen and discern how God is working in your life.

If this is something you might be interested in please pick up one of the leaflets at the back of the church which will give you some information or speak to me in private if you are unsure.

Chris Thomas LLM.


Afternoon Prayer and Meditation

“Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46 v 10.

Quiet Prayer and Meditation on the 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month. 2.00-4.00pm, the next meeting will be this Wednesday 25th October.


Rooted Community

Next gathering a social planned for this Wednesday 25th October (bookings close Sunday) please email rooted@huttonparish.com for more information.

Men's Breakfast

Please note the next date will be Saturday 28th October.


Golden Wedding Anniversary - Father Tony and Maureen

All of the congregation are welcome to join them on Saturday 11th November anytime between 12 noon and 6pm at St Peter's hall to share in their wedding anniversary - drinks and nibbles available.


Deanery Confirmation

There will be a Confirmation Service at the Church of St. Edmund & Mary, Ingatestone, on 14th January 2024. If anyone is interested in being confirmed please speak to someone on the Ministry Team.


Bible Study

The first Monday of the month at 2.00pm.

The Wednesday Group will be meeting fortnightly at 7.00pm.



With every blessing,

Andy


The readings in full

Isaiah 45:1-7

Cyrus, God’s Instrument 45 Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before him— and the gates shall not be closed: 2 I will go before you and level the mountains,[a] I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, 3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. 4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me. 5 I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, though you do not know me, 6 so that they may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. 7 I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the Lord do all these things.


Psalm 96

1 O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous works among all the peoples. 4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Honour and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. 9 Worship the Lord in holy splendour; tremble before him, all the earth.

10 Say among the nations, ‘The Lord is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.’ 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 12 let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy 13 before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.


1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

2 We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers and sisters[a] beloved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of people we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place where your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. 9 For the people of those regions[b] report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.


Matthew 22:15-22

15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ 18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19 Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. 20 Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ 21 They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ 22 When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.





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