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Building the Kingdom...................................

      

 

Following Pentecost Sunday, the church calendar enters into a time called Ordinary Time, which lasts until Advent, and the liturgy of services follows a particular pattern. The time we are living in just now can hardly be called ‘ordinary’ and our pattern of life has gone through and is going through changes. Our God, however, is extraordinary and is the same, yesterday, today and forever.

 

This week starts with Trinity Sunday when we celebrate our God, the Three in One. Now that is not an easy concept to explain.

Trinity means threefold and on Trinity Sunday, specifically, the Christian church celebrates that God is one God but three co-eternal divine Persons : the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

Then on Thursday we have the Christian Feast Day of Corpus Christi, which is Latin for the body of Christ, a time to thank God for the gift of Holy Communion, remembering Christ’s body given for us.

On Friday we acknowledge the Apostle Barnabas. Born in Cyprus, originally called Joseph, the apostles called him Barnabas (son of encouragement), a name to fit his ministry. When Saul (Paul) came to Jerusalem after his conversion, Barnabas gave him a second chance when others really doubted. Paul and Barnabas went on missionary journeys together, planted churches and spread the Gospel far and wide.

 

A Collect for Trinity Sunday,

         

A Collect for Friday 12th - Barnabas the Apostle

Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds  with the knowledge of your truth,and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,that we may truly worship Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Grant, O God, that we may follow the example of our faithful servant, Barnabas, who, seeking not his      own renown but the well-being of Your Church,gave generously of his life and substance for the               relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns                  with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

 

TRINITY SUNDAY 7TH June 2020:

Morning - Isaiah 40:12 – 17, 27- end; Psalm 8; 2 Cor. 13: 11 – end; Matthew 28: 16 - 20

Evening –  Psalms 93, 150; Isaiah 6: 1 – 8; John 16: 5 - 15

 

Morning Readings

Evening Readings

Monday 8th June

Psalms1, 2, 3; Joshua 7: 1 – 15; Luke 10: 25 – 37

 

Psalms 4, 7;     Job 7;

Romans 4: 1 - 12

Tuesday 9th June

Psalms 5, 6; Joshua 7: 1 – 15;

Luke 10: 25 – 37

 

Psalms 9, 10; Job 8;

Romans 4: 1 - 12

Wednesday 10th June

Psalm 119: 1 – 32; 

Joshua 8: 1 – 29; Luke 11: 1 – 13

 

Psalms 11, 12, 13; Job 9

Romans 5: 1 - 11

Thursday 11th June

Corpus Christi

Psalm 147; Deuteronomy 8: 2 – 16; 1 Corinthians 10: 1 – 17

 

Psalms 23, 42, 43;

Proverbs 9: 1 – 5; Luke 9: 11 - 17

Friday 12th June

Barnabas the Apostle

Psalms 100, 101, 117; Jeremiah 9: 23 – 24; Acts 4: 32 - end

 

Psalm 147; Ecclesiastes 12: 9 – end; Acts 9: 26 - 31

Saturday 13th June

Psalms 20, 21, 23; Joshua 10: 1 – 15; Luke 11: 37 - end

 

Psalms 24, 25; Job 12;

Romans 6: 15 - end

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord makes His face to shine on you and be gracious to you;

The Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace. Amen.(Numbers 6: 24 – 27)

  

 

 


 

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