Readings

 

READINGS FOR JULY & AUGUST

Eucharists - Sundays and Holy Days
8.00 am & 10.00 am
Evensong - 3.00pm (Nov to March) 6.00pm (Apr to Oct)

(Where there is a choice of first reading at the Parish Eucharist the asterisk denotes the favoured text.
Where two page numbers are given for the same text, the first is for the Authorised Version used at 8am and Evensong and the second for the Revised English Bible used at the Parish Eucharist).


Sunday 7th

July

The Third Sunday after Trinity
Isaiah 66. 10-14
Galatians 6. [1-6] 7-16*
Luke 10. 1-11, 16-20


p.762/626
p.1177/169
p.1039/60

Sunday 14th

 

Evensong
6.00pm

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
Deuteronomy 30. 9-14
Colossians 1. 1-14 *
Luke 10. 25-37

Genesis 32. 9-30
Mark 7. 1-23


p.236/172
p.1187/178
p.1040/60

p.36/27
p.1007/35

Sunday 21st

 

 

 

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Genesis 18. 1-10a*
Colossians 1. 15-28
Luke 10. 38-end


p.16/12
p.1188/178
p.1041/61

Sunday 28th

 

Evensong
6.00pm

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Genesis 18. 20-32*
Colossians 2. 6-15 [16-19]
Luke 11. 1-13

Genesis 42. 1-25
1 Corinthians 10. 1-24 


p.17/13
p.1189/179
p.1041/61

p.48/35
p.1156/151

Sunday 4th
August

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
Ecclesiastes 1. 2, 12-14; 2. 18-23
Colossians 3. 1-11*
Luke 12. 13-21


p.694/555
p.1189/179
p1043/63

Sunday 11th

 

Evensong
6.00pm

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity
Genesis 15. 1-6*
Hebrews 11. 1-3, 8-16
Luke 12. 32-40

Isaiah 11.10 -12.end
2 Corinthians 1. 1-22


p.14/10
p.1214/200
p.1042/63

p.716/578
p.1163/157 

Sunday 18th

 

 

 

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Jeremiah 23. 23-29
Hebrews 11.29 – 12.2*
Luke 12. 49-56


p.788/651
p.1215/201
p.1045/64

Sunday 25th

 

 

Evensong
6.00pm

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Isaiah 58. 9b-end*
Hebrews 12. 18-end
Luke 13. 10-17

Isaiah 30. 8-21
2 Corinthians ch.9


p.756/619
p.1216/202
p.1045/64

p.731/592
p.1169/162

 

The Lord’s Prayer Challenge

 

When does Summer begin? I’m writing at the time of the Solstice which many diaries list as the first day of Summer. And yet as Midsummer Day falls only three days later there is surely some confusion unless Summer  lasts only for a week!  In some years it barely seems to be that long and certainly this year there has been little sign of it yet. Most of us tend to think that summers used to be hotter and drier than they are now but the ancient legend of St. Swithun (15th  July)  suggests otherwise. The translation of his remains from the old minster in Winchester to the new was followed by a long period of intensely wet and stormy weather which was attributed to the saintly bishop’s objection to being moved.  The Book of Common Prayer contains prayers for rain and for fair weather. The latter refers to the Genesis flood story and makes an explicit connection between excessive rainfall and punishment for sin. Not surprisingly it is seldom used nowadays although I am frequently asked to have a word with him upstairs to secure fine weather.  Of course it’s a tongue-in-cheek comment usually made prior to a baptism or wedding or, more recently in my experience, at a rain-ruined World Cup cricket match. But the fact that such habits persist suggests the endurance of patterns of belief long since discarded by our more rational selves. God will not manipulate the weather in response to our pleas, however urgent,  but the more conscious we are of him who sustains all life then the richer life will be come rain or shine.

Charles Booth

FROM THE REGISTERS
Holy Baptism
Shine as a light in the world to the glory of God the Father
Ivy Ellen-Rose Lothian     Lexi Harvey

Funeral
Rest in peace and rise in glory
Anna Bateson   Tony Bletsoe

Burial of Ashes
Dorothy Evernden

 


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