St Clement's and St Augustine's will be meeting both live at
St Augustine's and by zoom Sunday morning at 10.00am
Also, we continue our service on Zoom for who is Self-isolation.
And if you want here, otherwise maybe better with the order of service.
If you have two devices or a big screen you can click on music videos on the interactive service sheet.
Please send your request to: The Rev'd Rose Fairhurst
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. 9As it is written,
‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
his righteousness* endures forever.’
10He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.* 11You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; 12for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. 13Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, 14while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. 15Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
This is the Word of the Lord
16Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. 17And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” 18Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” 20But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” 21So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’
22 He said to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?* 26If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? 27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;* yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 28But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. 30For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
The children and young people have their own zooms meeting:
5:30 pm 6-11 years old
7:00pm 12-17 years old
Ask Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation and more details if you don't already have the link.
What We Do This Week
9.00 am Morning Prayer @ St Augustine’s
Nb Tuesday morning St Augustine’s is open for prayer
9.00 am Morning Prayer by Zoom
11.00 am Harvest Holy
Communion @ St Clements
9.00 am Morning Prayer @ St Augustine’s
Workday at St Augustine’s- decorating youth rooms & in garden
7.30 pm Heart&Anchor Time:
Helping each other grow in Faith, Hope and Love
as we meet to study the bible, pray, and share @ St Augustine’s - Seven Sacred Spaces
10.30am-12.00ish Informal gathering (distanced of course) at Peel Park Cafe
Please contact "The Rev'd Rose Fairhurst" if you would like an invitation.
News in This Week
Across the Benefice
People attending any of our services and events are invited to bring a flask of coffee/tea if they wish to enjoy with friends afterwards. We are not serving refreshments as usual in a bid to be covid safe
Anna has been leading an Environment Club for youngsters with Cathy from Anchor Project. She needs someone (or more) to work with her on Wednesday’s at 4.00pm as Cathy is unable to continue beyond half term. Sessions happen at Peel Park or St Augustine’s
At St Augustine’s
Anna is preparing for the launch of youthwork with unaccompanied young asylum seekers in partnership with Community Works
We are taking Thursdays as a day for building teams working on the Vicarage and in the garden.
Gail has broken her leg in a bike accident
We have found a new cleaner – Ellie from Hawkes & Co who is also a dance teacher
At St Clement’s
Cathy from Anchor Project has won funding to build a cycle rack and buy five used bikes to borrow.
Angela and Tony have been gardening regularly and we welcome others to join the team. We hope to start Wednesday as a regular day for gardening and helping with church jobs next Wednesday (28th)
Yusif has retired from his school caretaker role and Janice is also retiring at Christmas
Paul is joining their ranks after the completion of the sale of his business.