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Thank you to Doreen for the photo of the purple flowers and this prayer:

A prayer for those who live alone

I live alone, dear Lord, stay by my side.

In all my daily needs, be Thou my guide.

Grant me good health for that indeed I pray, to carry on my work, from day to day.

Keep pure my mind, my thoughts, my every deed.

Let me be kind, unselfish in my neighbours needs……..

and when I’m feeling low or in despair, lift up my head and help me in my prayer.

I live alone, dear Lord, yet have no fear because I feel Your presence ever near.

I’ve been cheeky and taken a photo of my neighbour’s pyracantha and holly as they cascade over my fence, we celebrate the colours of autumn.

As I write we are preparing for St Thomas’ Church annual meeting (Mon 19thOct) which will take place adhering to all the current restrictions. This should have taken place last March/April. There will be no elections until, hopefully, we have a full annual parochial church meeting next year. If you have any questions, please do call Revd Dave or Vicky.

The prayer for Simon and Jude, the apostles (28 Oct – see below) is so appropriate as a prayer for the church:

Almighty God, who built Your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ Himself as the chief cornerstone:

so join us together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to You;

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.

 

Our readings for this week SUNDAY 25th October - Last Sunday after Trinity and Bible Sunday:

Morning Holy Communion : Nehemiah 8: 1 – 4a, 8 – 12; Matthew 24: 30 - 35

Evening New Wine Worship : Psalm 119: 89 – 104; Mark 12: 28 - 34

 

Morning Readings

Evening Readings

Monday 26th October

Alfred, king, scholar, 899;

Cedd, abbot, bishop 664

Psalm 126; 2 Kings 21: 1 – 18;

1 Timothy 1: 1 – 17

Psalm 127;

2 Chronicles 33: 1 – 13;

John 15: 1 - 11

Tuesday 27th October

 

Psalms 132, 133;

2 Kings 2: 1 – 23: 3;

1 Timothy 1: 18 – end of chp 2

 

Psalm 135; 2 Chronicles 34: 1 – 18

John 15: 12 - 17

Wed. 28th October

Simon and Jude, Apostles

Psalms 116, 117;

Isaiah 45: 18 – end;

Luke 6: 12 – 16

 

Psalm 119: 1 – 16;

Jeremiah 3: 11 – 18;

Jude 1 – 4, 17 - end

Thursday 29th October

James Hannington, bishop, martyr, 1885

Psalm 143;

 2 Kings 23: 36 – 24: 17;

1 Timothy 4

Psalm 138; 2 Chronicles 35: 1 – 19

John 16: 1 - 15

Friday 30th October

Psalms 144;

2 Kings 24: 18 – 25: 12;

1 Timothy 5: 1 - 16

Psalm 145;

2 Chronicles 35: 20 – 36: 10;

John 16: 16 - 22

Saturday 31st October

Martin Luther, reformer

Psalm 147; 2 Kings 25: 22 – end

1 Timothy 5: 17 – end

Psalms 1, 5; Isaiah 40: 27 – end

Revelation 19: 6 – 10

 

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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