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Sunday October 24

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Notices
Opening Hymn: Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven
Sentence of the Day
Collect of the Day
Lesson: Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Epistle: Hebrews 7:23-28
Gradual Hymn: Before the Throne of God Above
Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
Sermon
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: Bless the Lord
Closing Hymn: O Worship The King, All Glorious Above

Notices

Fisherfolk Newsletter & Pew Sheet for Sunday October 24

Opening Hymn: Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven.

Sentence of the Day

The redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads.
Isaiah 51:11

Collect of the Day

We praise you, God,
that the light of Christ shines in our darkness
and is never overcome;
show us the way we must go to eternal day;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Lesson

Job 42:1-6, 10-17

1 Then Job replied to the Lord:

2 “I know that you can do all things;
 no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
 Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
 things too wonderful for me to know.

4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;
 I will question you,
 and you shall answer me.’
5 My ears had heard of you
 but now my eyes have seen you.
6 Therefore I despise myself
 and repent in dust and ashes.”

10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. 11 All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.

12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch. 15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.

16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. 17 And so Job died, an old man and full of years.

Epistle

Hebrews 7:23-28

23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Gradual Hymn: Before the Throne of God Above

Gospel

Mark 10:46-52

46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.

The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Sermon by Vicar Stuart Goodin

A security blanket: that’s what I think of when I remember old Bartimaeus.Funny things, those security blankets; objects of comfort and symbols of security. I know of one mother from our village who started to despair that her son would ever give up his “blankie”: each time she washed and dried it, she would quickly and secretly cut a narrow strip off each side and re-hem it, so that it would gradually shrink. By the time he started with the local rabbi it was no larger than half a facecloth! Read more...

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers of the people for Sunday October 24

Anthem: Bless the Lord

Closing Hymn: O Worship The King, All Glorious Above

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