Next Sunday Service Pew Sheet (Trinity 8) 2nd August 2020

ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BRAY

TRINITY 8

(BCP The Eighth Sunday After Trinity)

 

Sunday, 2nd August 2020

 
   

 

 

                                           

Unfortunately, in these troubled times our beautiful Parish Church has been closed, but is now open just for private prayer between 10 and 11am every Wednesday. It has been suggested that to continue producing our weekly pew sheet would be a help to our usual congregation to direct their thoughts and prayers.

There will be a short Communion service in St Michael’s on Sunday 9th August 2020 at 10 am. More details are available on St Michael' Bray Facebook page.

 

 

May the love of Christ be with you all.

 

If you would like to join a virtual ‘Zoom’ church service, followed by a coffee morning chat, on this Sunday 11.00am following the Diocesan Church at Home service please use: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86743340996?pwd=cGlXditVRm5xSE9YQ0lvTzBiMG85UT09
 

Meeting ID: 867 4334 0996 Password: 228797

All are welcome

Book of Common Prayer"                            

COLLECT

O God whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and on earth: We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE EPISTLE Romans 8. 12-17 (KJV)

Brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

 

THE GOSPEL St Matthew 7. 15-21 (KJV)

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order One in “Common Worship”

and ‘On line zoom service’

 

 

The Gathering

A silence is held

 

Priest:   In the name of the Father,

                                and of the Son,

                                and of the Holy Spirit.

All:                         Amen

 

The Greeting

Priest:   The Lord be with you

All:                         And also with you

 

Prayer of Preparation

All:                         Almighty God.

                                To whom all hearts are open,

                                all desires known,

                                and from whom no secrets are hidden:

                                cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

                                by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

                                that we may perfectly love you

                                and worthily magnify your holy name:

                                through our Lord:

                                Amen.

 

Prayers of Penitence

Priest:   God so loved the world

                                that he gave his only Son, Jesus Christ

                                to save us from our sins,

                                to be our advocate in heaven

                                and to bring us to eternal life.

                                Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,

                                firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments

                                and to live in love and peace with all.

 

All:                         Almighty God, our heavenly Father

                                we have sinned against you

                                and against our neighbour

                                in thought word and deed,

                                through negligence,

                                through weakness,

                                through our own deliberate fault.

                                We are truly sorry

                                and repent all our sins.

                                For the sake of your Son

                                Jesus Christ, who died for us,

                                forgive us all that has past

                                and grant that we may serve you

                                in newness of life

                                to the glory of your name.

                                Amen.

 

COLLECT (Priest)

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,

we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern

both our hearts and bodies

in the ways of your laws

and the works of your commandments;

that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

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.

 

READING (omitted from the service)        Genesis 32:22-31

The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’ So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.’ Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.’ The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

 

 PSALM 17. 1-7, 15 (omitted from the service)

1. Hear the right, consider my / cry O / Lord:

and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not / out of / lying / lips.

2. Let judgement for me come / forth • from thy / presence:

and let thine eyes look upon the / thing / that is / just.

3. Thou hast proved and visited my heart / in the / night-season:

if thou try me thou shalt find no wickedness in me;

my / mouth shall / not of/fend.

4. As for the / doings • of / men:

because of the words of thy lips I have kept me from the / ways / of the / violent.

5. My feet have held / firm • in thy / paths:

and my / footsteps / have not / slipped.

6 I have called upon thee O God, for / thou shalt / hear me:

incline thine ear to me and / hearken / unto • my / words.

7. Shew thy marvellous / loving/ kindness:

thou that art the saviour of them that put their trust in

thee, from such as re/sist thy / right / hand.

15. Who have children at / their de‑/sire:

and leave the rest of their / substance / for their / babes.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen

 

READING (Read by a reader in the service)          Romans 9. 1-5

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

Reader:                                This is the word of the Lord

All:                                         Thanks be to God

 

GOSPEL                                                                                Matthew 14. 13-21

 

Priest:   The Gospel according to Matthew

All:                         Glory to you O Lord

 

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’ And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

 

Priest:   This is the word of the Lord

All:            Praise to you O Christ

 

Sermon

 

Prayers of Intercessions

(responses to Lord hear us the response is Lord graciously Hear us            )

 

Prayer:    Merciful Father,

ALL:           accept these prayers

                   for the sake of your Son

                   our Saviour, Jesus Christ

                   Amen.

The Peace

Priest:      God is love

                   and those that live in love

                   live inGod

                   and God lives in them.

                   The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:            And also with you

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Priest        Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour taught us:-

All:            Our Father, who art in heaven,

                   hallowed be thy name:

                   thy kingdom come

                   thy will be done:

                   on earth as it is in heaven.

                   Give us this day our daily bread.

                   And forgive us our trespasses,

                   as we forgive them that trespass against us.

                   And lead us not into temptation

                   but deliver us from evil.

                   For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

                   for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Dismissal

Priest:      The peace of God’’

                   which passes all understanding,

                   keep your hearts and minds

                   in the knowledge and love of God,

                   and his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord:

                   And the blessing of God Almighty,

                   the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

                   be among you and remain with you always.

All:            Amen.

 

Priest:      Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All:            In the name of Christ. Amen

 

 

News
Great News St Michael’s will be open, for private prayer, between 10 and 11 o’clock on every Wednesday morning. The church is being prepared with appropriate hand sanitizers and a special area for individual prayer that will be both welcoming, safe and easy to clean and manage.

Please ensure you follow the instructions of those opening the church to keep you and others safe.

 

The Church will be open for a short Sunday Communion service on Sunday 9th August 2020 at 10 am. We will need to accept a rather limited version of what we would have been used to; with Social distancing and other restrictions nevertheless, the very special nature of a gathered congregation in prayer and worship will be maintained.

 

Just a reminder that if you would like to join the 11 am St Michael’s short service and coffee morning on Sundays, following the Diocesan Church at Home service. Please use the link:-https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86743340996?pwd=cGlXditVRm5xSE9YQ0lvTzBiMG85UT09

Meeting ID: 867 4334 0996 Password: 228797  
 

All are very welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rev Ainsley Swift will post articles and short videos on St Michael, Bray. You will then find it on the St Michael' Bray

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/913700205404382/ and

on Ainsley's page https://www.facebook.com/ainsley.swift

along with other church-related news;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/913700205404382/ and

on Ainsley's page https://www.facebook.com/ainsley.swift

 

The Oxford Diocesan Services are found by putting this into your browser search oxford.anglican.org/livestream.

 

Oxford Diocese are also streaming Sunday Services; put this into your browser search oxford.anglican.org/livestream

 

GIVING

Those giving through the Parish Giving Scheme will have their payments continue to be taken in the normal way, and we are very grateful for that. If you normally give to the church by completing a white Gift Aid envelope in the service, please consider during the current emergency paying on line by BACS transfer. The account details are;

Account name - St Michaels Bray with Braywood PCC

Sort Code - 20-38-83

Account number - 80409081

Please put your name as a reference. If you email Jim Tucker - jimtucker@talktalk.net - he will send you a ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BRAY

TRINITY 7

(BCP The Seventh Sunday After Trinity)

 

Sunday, 26th July 2020

 
   

 

                                                                         

Unfortunately, in these troubled times our beautiful Parish Church has been closed, but is now open just for private prayer between 10 and 11am every Wednesday. It has been suggested that to continue producing our weekly pew sheet would be a help to our usual congregation to direct their thoughts and prayers.

We are hoping to open the Church for services shortly and more details will be given shortly.

 

May the love of Christ be with you all.

 

NOTE: If you would like to join a virtual ‘Zoom’ church service, followed by a coffee morning chat, on this Sunday 11.00am following the Diocesan Church at Home service please use: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86743340996?pwd=cGlXditVRm5xSE9YQ0lvTzBiMG85UT09

Meeting ID: 867 4334 0996 Password: 228797

All are welcome

Book of Common Prayer"                            

COLLECT

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE EPISTLE Romans 6.19-23 (KJV)

I speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness, unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

THE GOSPEL St Mark 8.1-9 (KJV)

In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way; for divers of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand. And he sent them away.

 

 

 

 

Order One in “Common Worship”and ‘On line zoom service’

The Gathering

A silence is held

 

Priest:   In the name of the Father,

                                and of the Son,

                                and of the Holy Spirit.

All:                         Amen

 

The Greeting

Priest:   The Lord be with you

All:                         And also with you

 

Prayer of Preparation

All:                         Almighty God.

                                To whom all hearts are open,

                                all desires known,

                                and from whom no secrets are hidden:

                                cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

                                by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

                                that we may perfectly love you

                                and worthily magnify your holy name:

                                through our Lord:

                                Amen.

 

Prayers of Penitence

Priest:   God so loved the world

                                that he gave his only Son, Jesus Christ

                                to save us from our sins,

                                to be our advocate in heaven

                                and to bring us to eternal life.

                                Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,

                                firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments

                                and to live in love and peace with all.

 

All:                         Almighty God, our heavenly Father

                                we have sinned against you

                                and against our neighbour

                                in thought word and deed,

                                through negligence,

                                through weakness,

                                through our own deliberate fault.

                                We are truly sorry

                                and repent all our sins.

                                For the sake of your Son

                                Jesus Christ, who died for us,

                                forgive us all that has past

                                and grant that we may serve you

                                in newness of life

                                to the glory of your name.

                                Amen.

 

COLLECT (Priest)

Lord of all power and might,

the author and giver of all good things:

graft in our hearts the love of your name,

increase in us true religion,

nourish us with all goodness,

and of your great mercy keep us in the same;

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.

 

READING (omitted from the service)        Genesis 29. 15-28

Then Laban said to Jacob, ‘Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?’ Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah’s eyes were lovely, and Rachel was graceful and beautiful. Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, ‘I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.’ Laban said, ‘It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.’ So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

Then Jacob said to Laban, ‘Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.’ So Laban gathered together all the people of the place, and made a feast. But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her. (Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her maid.) When morning came, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, ‘What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?’ Laban said, ‘This is not done in our country—giving the younger before the firstborn. Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me for another seven years.’ Jacob did so, and completed her week; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as a wife.

 

 PSALM 128 (omitted from the service)

1. Blessèd are all they that / fear the / Lord:

even / they that / walk • in his / ways.

2. Thou shalt eat the labours / of thine / hands:

O well is thee and / happy / shalt thou / be.

3. Thy wife within the / walls of • thine / house:

shall / be • as the / fruitful / vine;

4. Thy children round a/bout thy / table:

shall / be • as the / olive / branches.

†5. Lo thus shall the / man be / blessed:

that feareth the / Lord / in his / heart.

6. May the Lord bless thee / out of / Zion:

mayest thou see Jerusalem in prosperity / all thy / life / long.

7. Mayest thou see thy / children's / children:

and upon / Israel / may • there be / peace.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen

 

READING (Read by a reader in the service)          Romans 8. 26-39

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,

‘For your sake we are being killed all day long;

we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Reader:                                This is the word of the Lord

All:                                         Thanks be to God

 

GOSPEL                                                                                 Matthew 13. 31-33, 44-52

 

Priest:   The Gospel according to Matthew

All:                         Glory to you O Lord

 

He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’

He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’

‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

‘Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’

Priest:   This is the word of the Lord

All:            Praise to you O Christ

 

Sermon

 

Prayers of Intercessions

(responses to Lord hear us the response is Lord graciously Hear us            )

 

Prayer:    Merciful Father,

ALL:           accept these prayers

                   for the sake of your Son

                   our Saviour, Jesus Christ

                   Amen.

 

The Peace

 

Priest:      God is love

                   and those that live in love

                   live inGod

                   and God lives in them.

                   The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:            And also with you

The Lord’s Prayer

Priest        Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour taught us:-

All:            Our Father, who art in heaven,

                   hallowed be thy name:

                   thy kingdom come

                   thy will be done:

                   on earth as it is in heaven.

                   Give us this day our daily bread.

                   And forgive us our trespasses,

                   as we forgive them that trespass against us.

                   And lead us not into temptation

                   but deliver us from evil.

                   For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

                   for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Dismissal

Priest:      The peace of God’’

                   which passes all understanding,

                   keep your hearts and minds

                   in the knowledge and love of God,

                   and his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord:

                   And the blessing of God Almighty,

                   the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

                   be among you and remain with you always.

All:            Amen.

Priest:      Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All:            In the name of Christ. Amen   

News
Great News: St Michael’s will be open, for private prayer, between 10 and 11 o’clock on every Wednesday morning. The church is being prepared with appropriate hand sanitizers and a special area for individual prayer that will be both welcoming, safe and easy to clean and manage.

Please ensure you follow the instructions of those opening the church to keep you and others safe.

We are currently discussing the best way to safely reopen the Church for Sunday worship. We will need to accept a rather limited version of what we would have been used to; nevertheless, the very special nature of a gathered congregation in prayer and worship will be maintained.

 

Just a reminder that if you would like to join the 11 am St Michael’s short service and coffee morning on Sundays, following the Diocesan Church at Home service. Please use the link:-https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86743340996?pwd=cGlXditVRm5xSE9YQ0lvTzBiMG85UT09

Meeting ID: 867 4334 0996 Password: 228797  
 

All are very welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rev Ainsley Swift will post articles and short videos on St Michael, Bray. You will then find it on the St Michael' Bray

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/913700205404382/ and

on Ainsley's page https://www.facebook.com/ainsley.swift

along with other church-related news;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/913700205404382/ and

on Ainsley's page https://www.facebook.com/ainsley.swift

 

The Oxford Diocesan Services are found by putting this into your browser search oxford.anglican.org/livestream.

 

Oxford Diocese are also streaming Sunday Services; put this into your browser search oxford.anglican.org/livestream

 

GIVING

Those giving through the Parish Giving Scheme will have their payments continue to be taken in the normal way, and we are very grateful for that. If you normally give to the church by completing a white Gift Aid envelope in the service, please consider during the current emergency paying on line by BACS transfer. The account details are;

Account name - St Michaels Bray with Braywood PCC

Sort Code - 20-38-83

Account number - 80409081

Please put your name as a reference. If you email Jim Tucker - jimtucker@talktalk.net - he will send you a Gift Aid form.