Sunday Services this week

Sunday July 16th: The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

10:30 Informal Worship at St Mary, Stottesdon

16:00: Holy Communion at Holy Trinity, Sidbury

18:30 Evening Prayer at St Giles, Farlow

Readings:

Isaiah 55:10-13 – You shall go out in joy

Romans 8:1-11 – You are in the Spirit

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 – The sower

Psalm 65

1 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion : to you that answer prayer shall vows be paid.

2 To you shall all flesh come to confess their sins : when our misdeeds prevail against us, you will purge them away.

3 Happy are they whom you choose and draw to your courts to dwell there : We shall be satisfied with the blessings of your house, even of your holy temple.

4 With wonders you will answer us in your righteousness, O God of our salvation : O hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

5 In your strength you set fast the mountains : and are girded about with might.

6 You still the raging of the seas : the roaring of their waves and the clamour of the peoples.

7 Those who dwell at the ends of the earth tremble at your marvels : the gates of the morning and evening sing your praise.

8 You visit the earth and water it : you make it very plenteous.

9 The river of God is full of water : you prepare grain for your people, for so you provide for the earth.

10 You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges : you soften the ground with showers and bless its increase.

11 You crown the year with your goodness : and your paths overflow with plenty.

12 May the pastures of the wilderness flow with goodness : and the hills be girded with joy.

13 May the meadows be clothed with flocks of sheep : and the valleys stand so thick with corn that they shall laugh and sing.

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, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


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