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20 September 2020 - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Opening Hymn: O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
Sentence of the Day
Collect
Readings
Gradual Hymn: Bread of Heaven on thee we Feed
Gospel
Sermon
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: This is the Day which the Lord hath Made - John Rutter
Closing Hymn: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

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Opening Hymn: O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness

Sentence of the Day

By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
Ephesians 2:8-9

Collect

God of grace, you are kind to all people,
good beyond our understanding.
Help us to be grateful for what we have been given
and merciful and generous with our sisters and brothers.
Teach us the ways of your kingdom
where the last will be first and the first will be last.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Readings: Lesson & Epistle

Lesson: Exodus 16:2-15
Epistle: Philippians 1:21-30

Gradual Hymn: Bread of Heaven on thee we Feed

Gospel

Matthew 20:1-16

1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

3“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went.

“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

7“‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.

“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

8“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

9“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

This is the Gospel of Christ.
Praise to Christ the Word.

Sermon

The stories we tell ourselves about how the world works are important. The world constantly tells us a set of stories based on scarcity and fears, stories based on distrust and looking after “number one”, stories that one’s worth is evaluated only in economic or status terms... Read more

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers for 20 September 2020 [PDF]

Anthem: This is the Day which the Lord hath Made - John Rutter

Closing Hymn: Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

St Peter's Anglican Church

229 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

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Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours

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Closed on Public Holidays

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