The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Welcome to our services at Bere Regis and Affpuddle today, 24th September – 8am Holy Communion at Bere Regis, 9.15am Parish Eucharist at Affpuddle and at 11am Mattins at Bere Regis.

 

Collect for today

God, who of thy generous mercy didst send the Holy Spirit upon thy Church in the burning fire of thy love: grant that thy people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, ever abiding in thee, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

New Testament Reading : Philippians 1, verses 21 - 30

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.  If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labour for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!  I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;  but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.  Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved – and that by God.  For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,  since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

 

The Holy Gospel : Matthew 20, verses 1 - 16 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.  He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the market-place doing nothing.  He told them, “You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.”  So they went.

He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 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 ‘“Because no one has hired us,” they answered.

 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.”

 

The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius.  So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.  When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.  “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.”

  But he answered one of them, “I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?”  ‘So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’

 

Prayers .

For the Church and the Community of Christ

As we are equal in your eyes Lord, may we treat one another with fairness and justice ~may we and the Church be an example to the world of that fairness ~ for the Episcopal churches in South Sudan and Sudan:.for the Diocese of Wad Madani, and for the Rt Revd Samaan Farjalla, its bishop

For the world and its leaders For all affected by natural disasters – earthquake, hurricanes, floods ~for a determination to work for peace on the part of world leaders, the UN and other international agencies ~for action from leaders in countries where there are oppressed minorities to offer equality and justice ~for refugees and migrants and those dealing with them

For our parishes and community For all our neighbours in these villages that whilst unique as individuals we are one as a community ~for those with problems – finances, family tension or dispute, loneliness, problems at work ~those dealing with change - a move of house, new job, new relationship or the birth of a child

For the sick and their carers All who are ill or in pain, whether in hospital or at home ~for all involved in hospital reorganisation locally: the loss of A&E at Poole and the sharing of maternity services between Dorchester and Yeovil ~ 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 :

Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy;
and, because our human frailty without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Wednesday 27th September: 11am Holy Communion, then lunch, Bere Regis

 

 

 

Services Next Sunday 1st October:

10.00am Parish Eucharist, Bere Regis

11.00pm Mattins and Communion, Affpuddle

6pm HARVEST SERVICE, Bere Regis, then Harvest Bring and Share

NB: Affpuddle Harvest Festival 9.15 on 8th Oct then Harvest Lunch 12.30

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Holy Gospel : Matthew 16, verses 13 to 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.