Sunday 6th August

Next Sunday is the Feast of the Transfiguration:

Benefice Services are:

09:00 Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow

10:30 Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven

18:30 Evensong at St Mary, Stottesdon


Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 – The Ancient of Days

2 Peter 1:16-19 – Peter recalls the Transfiguration

Luke 9:28-36 – The Transfiguration

The Collect:

Father in heaven, whose Son Jesus Christ was wonderfully transfigured before chosen witnesses upon the holy mountain, and spoke of the exodus he would accomplish at Jerusalem: give us strength so to hear his voice and bear our cross that in the world to come we may see him as he is; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Psalm 97

1 The Lord is king: let the earth rejoice; ¨ let the multitude of the isles be glad.

2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; ¨ righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

3 Fire goes before him ¨ and burns up his enemies on every side.

4 His lightnings lit up the world; ¨ the earth saw it and trembled.

5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, ¨ at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens declared his righteousness, ¨ and all the peoples have seen his glory.

7 Confounded be all who worship carved images and delight in mere idols. ¨ Bow down before him, all you gods.

8 Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced, ¨ because of your judgements, O Lord.

9 For you, Lord, are most high over all the earth; ¨ you are exalted far above all gods.

10 The Lord loves those who hate evil; ¨ he preserves the lives of his faithful and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

11 Light has sprung up for the righteous ¨ and joy for the true of heart.

12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, ¨ and give thanks to his holy name.


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