This Sunday is the Fifteenth after Trinity, and we are approaching the end of the church year, and the beginning of a new one at Advent.
Services in the benefice this Sunday are:
0900 Holy Communion at St Michael, Silvington
1030 Holy Communion at St Mary, Stottesdon
1600 Harvest Thanksgiving at St Mary, Cleeton St Mary
Jonah 3:10-4:end – God spares Nineveh
Philippians 1:21-end – Standing firm in Christ
Matthew 20:1-16 – The labourers in the vineyard
1 I will exalt you, O God my King, ¨ and bless your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless you ¨ and praise your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; ¨ his greatness is beyond all searching out.
4 One generation shall praise your works to another ¨ and declare your mighty acts.
5 They shall speak of the majesty of your glory, ¨ and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
6 They shall speak of the might of your marvellous acts, ¨ and I will also tell of your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the story of your abundant kindness ¨ and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, ¨ long-suffering and of great goodness.
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
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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.