Sunday this week is the Fourth Sunday after Trinity. There are three benefice services for the occasion, with Marriage Banns to be read at all three services; is this a record?
09:00 Service of the Word with Holy Communion at St Mary, Cleeton St Mary
10:30 Common Worship Holy Communion at St Mary, Stottesdon
18:30 Evening Prayer at St Michael, Silvington
There will be hymns sung at all three services.
Zechariah 9:9-12 – The humble king
Romans 7:15-25a – The dilemma of will and action
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 – God’s revelation to the humble
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful : long-suffering and of great goodness.
9 The Lord is loving to everyone : and his mercy is over all his creatures.
10 All your works praise you, O Lord : and your faithful servants bless you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom : and speak of your mighty power,
12 To make known to all peoples your mighty acts : and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom : your dominion endures throughout all ages.
14 The Lord is sure in all his words : and faithful in all his deeds.
15 The Lord upholds all those who fall : and lifts up all those who are bowed down.
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
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.