30th September 2018 – Trinity 18
Welcome to St. Peter’s. Please stay for coffee which is served in the Parish Centre after the service.
Sunday Worship 9.00am Eucharist; 10.30am Sung Eucharist
Readings for today
Numbers 11.4-6, 10-16, 24-29; James 5.13-20; Mark 9.38-50
Readings for next week
Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16
Hymns for today
9.00am Gradual 394; Offertory 117;
10.30am Introit 224; Gradual 394; Offertory 246;
Communion 259; Final 117
10.00am - 11.30am Parents and Toddlers Group
6.45pm Bell ringers weekly practice
7.15pm Choir practice
9.00am Morning Prayer
12.00noon Lunch club
2.15pm Funeral of Lois Webb
10.00am – 11.30am Good Companions Craft Group
1.30pm Meditation and Bible Study
7.00pm Darwen Ladies Choir
1.00pm Wedding of Terry and Chloe
10.00am – 11.00am Vestry Hour
This week we are praying for those who live and work in Tythebarn Street, Union Street and Vale Street and for those who are sick: Noah; Rita; Vick; Sister Catherine; Barbara; Neil Murch; Luke; Jenny Owen; Sienna; Rosabella; Cameron; David Briggs; Granville Yates; James; Pam; Jude; David Karsa; Geoff Suthers; Brian and Heather Hailes; Alan Dyer, Claire Myers; Margaret Barge; Ron Knowles; Elsa Cunningham; Brian Harding; Keith Wilson; Margaret Rothwell.
Thank you to everyone to who donated to the Bishops Harvest Appeal and food for the Darwen Food Larder.
The Food Larder is not just for Harvest and so if you feel you can continue to donate to them here is a list of items you may like to buy: tinned meat, fish, and meals of all kinds including beans with sausages, as well as tinned fruit, custard and rice; packets of pasta, pasta sauces and soup;tea, coffee and long-life milk. Thank you.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who came, supported and helped in any way. All money raised will go towards the work of MacMillan.
Well done Sarah and Scott! Sarah and Scott completed the 13.2 mile Great North Run on 9th September. If you’ve agreed to sponsor their run but haven’t yet paid your sponsorship please do so as soon as you are able.
The total amount raised will be announced when it’s available.
Meditation and Bible study Our next Meditation and Bible study session will be on Thursday 4th October, and the sessions will carry on fortnightly after that until
15th November. Each session is standalone rather than being like a course, and everyone is welcome to attend any session whether they have been to previous ones or not.
Secondary school admission forms Fleur will be signing these on Sunday 7th October.
Charity Giving at Church The charity collection in September and October is for Blackburn and District Blind Society. Please see the piece in the September Parish magazine and the notice by the collection pot for more information.
£5.00 Auction Night
This will be held on Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm. We are appealing for items costing up to £5.00, wrapped and bought to church which will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Free entry and refreshments will be available.
October Parish Magazines available in the parish centre
Prayer Tree – Please write names, intentions and concerns on the leaves in the Lady Chapel and hang them on the Prayer Tree so that we may pray them together.
Electronic pew sheets to obtain this pew sheet
Sunday 30th September – 18th Sunday after
Trinity YEAR B
Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to what is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.
FIRST READING – Numbers 11.4-6, 10-16, 24-29
The rabble among the people had a strong craving; and the Israelites also wept again, and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.’
Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, all at the entrances of their tents.
Then the Lord became very angry, and Moses was displeased. So Moses said to the Lord, ‘Why have you treated your servant so badly? Why have I not found favour in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me?
Did I conceive all this people? Did I give birth to them, that you should say to me, “Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a sucking child”, to the land that you promised on oath to their ancestors?
‘Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they come weeping to me and say, “Give us meat to eat!” I am not able to carry all this people alone, for they are too heavy for me. If this is the way you are going to treat me, put me to death at once - if I have found favour in your sight - and do not let me see my misery.’
So the Lord said to Moses, ‘Gather for me seventy of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tent of meeting, and have them take their place there with you.
So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.
Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, ‘Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’ And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, ‘My lord Moses, stop them!’
But Moses said to him, ‘Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!’
SECOND READING – James 5.13-20
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
GOSPEL – Mark 9.38-50
After Jesus had finished teaching the disciples, John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.’ But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us. For truly
I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.
‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell., And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.
‘For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.’
We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast:
for here we receive you,
here the memory of your passion is renewed,
here our minds are filled with grace,
and here a pledge of future glory is given,
where we shall feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.