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Sunday October 2

Celebration of the Feast of St Francis

27th Ordinary Sunday

Notices
Opening Hymn: All Creatures Of Our God And King
Sentence of the Day
Collect of the Day
Lesson: Song of the Three Young Men 52-65
Epistle: Galatians 6:14-18
Gradual Hymn: Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30
Sermon by Vicar Stuart Goodin (8:00am) & Reflection by Prof. Adriane Rini (10:00am)
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: All Things Bright and Beautiful - John Rutter
Closing Hymn: Be Thou My Vision

Notices

Fisherfolk Newsletter & Pew Sheet for Sunday October 2

Opening Hymn: All Creatures of Our God and King

Sentence of the Day

Let the whole creation bless the Lord; praise and exalt our God for ever.
Song of the Three Young Men 35 (adapted)

Collect of the Day

Gracious and merciful God,
you kindled in the heart of Francis
such a flame of love
that he became wholly yours;
increase in us a wholehearted trust in you
and a humble love of all your creatures,
that we may know the joy the gospel brings;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
Amen

Lesson

Song of the Three Young Men 52-65

52 Let the earth bless the Lord;
 let it sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
53 Bless the Lord, mountains and hills,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
54 Bless the Lord, all things that grow on the earth,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
55 Bless the Lord, you springs,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
56 Bless the Lord, seas and rivers,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
57 Bless the Lord, you whales and all creatures that move in the waters,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
58 Bless the Lord, all birds of the air,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
59 Bless the Lord, all beasts and cattle,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
60 Bless the Lord, you sons of men,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
61 Bless the Lord, O Israel,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
62 Bless the Lord, you priests of the Lord,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
63 Bless the Lord, you servants of the Lord,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
64 Bless the Lord, spirits and souls of the righteous,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.
65 Bless the Lord, you who are holy and humble in heart,
 sing praise to him and highly exalt him for ever.

Epistle

Galatians 6:14-18

14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. 16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule — to the Israel of God.

17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

Gradual Hymn: Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

Gospel

Matthew 11:25-30

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Sermon - 8:00am

We seem to live in a world obsessed with more – “but wait there’s more” is the classic hook-line used in teleshopping advertisements; we are invited to “up-size” or “super-size” our drinks and fries, to have the “double down” at KFC; the average new house in New Zealand is now 60% larger than those built 50 years ago, while the average number of occupants has fallen by 20%; we are told that increased variety and choice is our right; and so on... Read more...

Reflection on Pets - 10:00am

There was an international study done, now decades ago, where researchers went around the world to different nations and different cultures, asking the military generals in each place if they would please identify what they see as the special virtues which make a good soldier. What was remarkable about the study was that across nations and cultures, the generals replied with almost always the very same list of virtues. Humankind agrees about what makes a soldier a good one. We want them to be brave, but also compassionate, not hot-headed or rash, and so on. Read more...

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers of the People for Sunday October 2

Anthem: All Things Bright and Beautiful - John Rutter

Closing Hymn: Be Thou My Vision

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