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Prayer and Meditation for August

The Horfield Parish Prayer

Lord, help us to love you by loving one another:

Send your blessing upon the people of the parish and community of Horfield,

That your wisdom and your love may flow into our hearts,

by the power of your Holy Spirit,

That your will be done in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.


"Look, I am making the whole of creation new." (Revelation 21:5)


Sunday 1st August

Trinity 9- Year B


Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day, and make her holy, strong and faithful, for your glory’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


1st Reading:      Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15
The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, ‘If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.’ Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not. Then Moses said to Aaron, ‘Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, “Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.” ’ And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked towards the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. The Lord spoke to Moses and said, ‘I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, “At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning, you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.” ’In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was.  Moses said to them, “it is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.


Gospel:                John 6.24-35
So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’ Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’ Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’ So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” ’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’ Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.


486 Christ is the King (Vulpius)

630 Father Lord of all creation (Abbots Leigh)

452 Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy)

646 God is working his purpose out (Benson) omit v 4

Communion         motet - Elgar Ave verum

Sung Eucharist

Organ Postlude   Lidon - Sonata de 1 tono


Please pray for those who are unwell in our parish:

Please pray for those who are unwell in our parish: Patrick and Gillian Crowe, Bob White, John Crocker, Marcia, Annie and Andy, Chris Sterry, Edna Poole, Baby Ibrahim, Theo, Elvira Vryoni-Dickson, Mario, Joshua, Dave and Lyn, Penny Wright, Jane, Christine Hopton, Helen Hinksman, Maureen Wooton, Tom Watson, Hilary Jane Trist, Susan, Malena and Natalya


Please pray for the recently departed:  Robert Paul, Ken Brown and Sue Pinnington (priest)


And for those in our Year’s Mind: Audrey Thatcher (2nd), Kathleen Griffiths, Maureen Macduff (3rd), Brian Lawler, Min Lee (4th), Freda Whenmouth, Leslie Hall (5th), and Betty Smart (6th).


Lord, help us to love one another as you love us:

Send your blessing upon this parish and community of Horfield,

That your wisdom and your love may flow into our hearts,

by the power of your Holy Spirit,

And that your will be done, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Weekday Prayers


David Wells; Brian Blancharde; Freddie Leaworthy; Mandy; Sophia Vryoni-Dickson; Becky Goodwin; 



David & Pauline Perkins, Bill Thorn, Margaret Willey, Michael Crocker; Liz Dunmall; Eryl Lloyd Parry



Terry Lee; Marylou Thonger; Andy & Family; Martin Nicholls; Nevil Brind; David Staynings; Anna George; Frank



Robin & Maureen Wooton; Sister Sue; Andy Hill; Geoff Stock



Anne Hepper, Annie Prosser & Andy; James Wilson' Kathy Seaman; Thomas Otterstad