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Following a wonderful, encouraging service at Blackburn Cathedral in which over 60 people from the Diocese became Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs), this photo was taken of St Thomas’ new ALM’s – Sue Atkin, Glenys Cole, Denise Moorby, Diane O’Hagan and Kathleen Smith, pictured here with our Vicar, Revd Dave, and Bishop Jill, the Bishop of Lancaster. The Blackburn Diocese has done considerable work to encourage lay ministry and has developed both Licensed Lay Ministry (previously Reader Ministry) and Authorised Lay Ministry which covers people exercising ministry in Children’s Work, Pastoral Care, Occasional Preaching, Youth Work, Worship Leading and Urban Mission. More areas of ministry are to be recognised from next year such as Administration and Elderly Care.

The following Sunday (3rd October) is our Harvest Sunday and Gift Day.

The service schedule for the end of September and for October:

Sunday 26th Sept.

17th Sun. after Trinity

10.30am Holy Communion          Reading: Matthew 14 v 13 - 21

Leader: DOB/ES         Preacher/Celebrant: Bishop Philip

Theme: Stewardship/Risk=Faith

6pm Prayer Gathering:       VB/YB

Wed. 29th September

11am BCP Communion – readings: Ephesians 4 v 1 – 6; Luke 14 v 1 - 11

Leader/Celebrant: DOB                                 Preacher: SH

Sunday 3rd October

18th Sun. after Trinity

HARVEST/GIFT DAY

10.30am Holy Communion          Reading: Deuteronomy 26 v 1 - 15

Leader/Celebrant: DOB        Preacher: VB      Theme: Thanksgiving and Generosity

6pm Prayer Gathering and Breaking of Bread:       SH/IL

Sunday 10th October

19th Sun. after Trinity

10.30am Holy Communion           Reading: Luke 11 v 1 – 13

Leader/Celebrant: ES          Preacher: YB          Theme: Prayer

6pm Prayer Gathering:            VB/GS

Sunday 17th October

20th Sun. after Trinity

10.30am Holy Communion and Baptism          Reading: James 5 v 13 – 20

Leader: DOB     Preacher: DOB/ES    Celebrant: DOB/ES          Theme: Prayer

6pm Prayer Gathering:            DOB/VB

Sunday 24th October

21st Sun. after Trinity

10.30am Holy Communion                               Reading: Ephesians 6 v 10 -20

Leader/Celebrant: DOB              Preacher: SH       Theme: Prayer

6pm Prayer Gathering:          VB/AOB

Our morning and evening readings for the coming week:

 

Morning Readings

Evening Readings

Monday 27th September

Vincent de Paul, founder of the Lazarists, 1660

Psalm 71;

2 Chronicles 9 v 1 – 12;

Mark 14 v 1 - 11

Psalm 72;

1 Kings 21;

Acts 21 v 37 – 22 v 21

Tuesday 28th September

 

Psalm 73;

2 Chronicles 10 v 1 – 11 v 4;

Mark 14 v 12 – 25

Psalm 74;

1 Kings 22 v 1 – 28;

Acts 22 v 22 – 23 v 11

Wednesday 29th September

Michael and All Angels

Psalms 34, 150;

Daniel 12 v 1 – 4;

Acts 12 v 1 – 11

Psalms 138, 148;

Daniel 10 v 4 -end;

Revelation 5

Thursday 30th September

Jerome, translator, teacher of the faith, 420

Psalm 78 v 1 – 39;

2 Chronicles 13 v 1 – 14 v 1;

Mark 14 v 43 – 52

Psalm 78 v 40 – end;

2 Kings 1 v 2 – 17;

Acts 24 v 24 – 25 v 12

Friday 1st October

Remigius, bishop, 533

Anthony Ashley Cooper (Earl of Shaftesbury), social reformer, 1885

Psalm 55;

2 Chronicles 14 v 2 – end;

Mark 14 v 53 - 65

Psalm 69;

2 Kings 2 v 1 – 18;

Acts 24 v 24 – 25 v 12

Saturday 2nd October

 

Psalm 76;   2 Chronicles 15 v 1 – 15;   Mark 14 v 66 – end

Psalm 84;    2 Kings 4 v 1 – 37;

Acts 25 v 13 - end

 

 (the LORD said…) Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.                                                                                               (2 Chronicles 7 v 15)             

 

 

 

 

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