Prayer and Meditation for October
In the morning let me know your love, for I put my trust in you.
Make me know the way I should walk.
To you, I lift up my soul.
Teach me to do your will,
For you, O Lord, are my God
“Be still, and know that I am God,” (Psalm 46:10)
Sunday 25th October - Dedication Festival
The Last Sunday after Trinity - Year A
Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
1st Reading: Leviticus 19.1-2, 15-18
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. You shall not render an unjust judgement; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbour. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not profit by the blood of your neighbour: I am the Lord. You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbour, or you will incur guilt yourself. 18You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am the Lord.
Gospel: Matthew 22.34-46
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You
shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’ Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: ‘What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?’ They said to him, ‘The son of David.’ He said to them, ‘How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet’ ”? If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?’ No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
Please pray for those who are unwell in our parish:
Dorothy Nicholls, Andy and family, John Crocker, David Ratcliffe, Joe, Joan Borrow, Chris, Marcia, Geraldine, Peter Luckly, Jessica Reay Jones, Annie and Andy, Andrew McManus, Chris Sterry (Priest), Joan Cairns and Edna Poole
Please pray for the recently departed: Clifford Haynes (Priest)
and in our Year’s Mind: Olive Baker (26th), and David Walker (30th)
HORFIELD PARISH PRAYER
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.
David Wells; Brian Blancharde; Freddie Leaworthy; Mandy; Sophia Vryoni-Dickson; Becky Goodwin; Glyn Jenkins
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; Kathie Wright; Anna George; Frank
Robin & Maureen Wooton; Sister Sue; Andy Hill; Geoff Stock
Anne Hepper, Annie Prosser & Andy; James Wilson' Kathy Seaman; Thomas Otterstad; Cliff Haynes