Services this Sunday:
09:00 Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary.
10:30 Harvest Communion at St Mary’s, Stottesdon.
18:30 Harvest Thanksgiving at St Michael’s, Silvington
Isaiah 5:1-7 – The Lord’s vineyard
Philippians 3:4b-14 – St Paul’s credentials
Matthew 21:33-end – The parable of the vineyard
9 You brought a vine out of Egypt : you drove out the nations and planted it.
10 You made room around it : and when it had taken root, it filled the land.
11 The hills were covered with its shadow : and the cedars of God by its boughs.
12 It stretched out its branches to the Sea : and its tendrils to the River.
13 Why then have you broken down its wall : so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?
14 The wild boar out of the wood tears it off : and all the insects of the field devour it.
15 Turn again, O God of hosts : look down from heaven and behold;
16 Cherish this vine which your right hand has planted : and the branch that you made so strong for yourself.
17 Let those who burnt it with fire, who cut it down : perish at the rebuke of your countenance
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 God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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.