Prayer and Meditation for June
Almighty God, we rejoice in the gifts of love we have received from the sacred heart of Jesus, your Son. Open our hearts to share his life and continue to bless us with his love. Amen.
“Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.”
(St. Matthew, 11: 29
Sunday 20th June
3rd Sunday after Trinity , Year B
God our saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
1st Reading: 2 Corinthians 6.1-13
As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, ‘At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.’ See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labours, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honour and dishonour, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.
Gospel: Mark 4.35-41
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’
MUSIC AT THE SUNDAY 10am MASS
Hymns 357 All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth)
754 O worship the king (Hannover)
666 I cannot tell )Londonderry Air) Organ
Prelude F Couperin - Dialogue en trio du Cornet et de la Tierce
Communion A Guilmant - Communion In G
Postlude J Crow - Fugue in D minor (premiere)
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, Peter, Theo, Elvira Vryoni-Dickson, Mario, Maria Aaron and family, Joshua, Dave and Lyn, Penny Wright, Melanie, and Vera Seaman.
Please pray for the recently departed:
And for those in our Year’s Mind: Lorraine Hine (21st), Eira Hall (23rd), Evelyn Wilson (24th), George Davies (25th)
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;
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