This week’s Sunday services for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity:
10:30 Informal Worship at St Mary, Stottesdon
16:00 Holy Communion at Holy Trinity, Sidbury
18:30 Harvest thanksgiving at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven
Isaiah 25:1-9 – The earth lies polluted
Philippians 4:1-9 – The God of peace will be with you
Matthew 22:1-14 – The parable of the wedding feast
1 The Lord is my shepherd : therefore can I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures : and leads me beside still waters.
3 He shall refresh my soul : and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me : you have anointed my head with oil and my cup shall be full.
6 Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me all the days of my life : and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit : as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.
Collect for the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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. Amen.