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Seventh Sunday After Trinity - 14th July

This week's services, events & notices

Services for today, Sunday 14th July
Seventh Sunday after Trinity

St Isan 8.00am Holy Eucharist
St Faith 9.00am Holy Eucharist
St Isan 10.30am Holy Eucharist followed by refreshments
St Isan 12.30pm Holy Baptism
St Isan 4.00pm Afternoon Tea and Songs of Praise

This Week (at St Isan’s unless otherwise stated)

Monday 2.15pm Monday Friendship Group in Parish Hall
Monday 7.30pm Bellringing
Tuesday 10.00am Community Coffee Morning at St Faith’s
Tuesday 11.30am Tadpoles Toddler Group at St Faith’s
Tuesday 7.00pm Choir Practice
Thursday 7.30pm Insole Court Community Choir & Guests
at St Faith’s

Services for next Sunday, 21st July

St Isan 8.00am Holy Eucharist
St Faith 9.00am Holy Eucharist
St Isan 10.30am Holy Eucharist

St Faith’s proudly presents an evening of entertainment featuring the Insole Court Community Choir and Guest Performer (our very own curate, Revd. Ruth Greenaway-Robbins!) on Thursday 18th July at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 which includes a glass of wine on arrival.

Church Open St Isan’s will be open on Fridays between 10am and 4pm during August, starting from 02nd August. We can only do this with your support, so if you are able to help by volunteering as a steward, (2-hour slots), please complete the form at the back of church.

Thank you The Foodbank collected our donated food this week.  Again, they were pleasantly surprised with the number of items donated.  We will get a letter confirming the amount we gave and how many meals that will provide.

Items they are currently in need of are sponge puddings/long life cakes. condiments, tinned custard, jams, cooking sauces. UHT milk, tinned meat, deodorant and soap.

Monday Friendship Group meets again tomorrow at 2.15pm in the Parish Hall. Please come and joins us for a cuppa, friendship, and a chat.

This weeks readings

Collect 95

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

2 Samuel 6. 1-5, 12b-19

David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.

They brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt-offerings and offerings of well-being before the Lord. When David had finished offering the burnt-offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts, and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.

Responsorial Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord’s and / all that fills it: the compass of the world and all who / dwell there/in. For he has founded it up/on the / seas: and set it firm upon the rivers / of the deep.
R: The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory

‘Who shall ascend the hill / of the Lord: or who can rise up in his / holy place?’ ‘Those who have clean hands / and a pure heart: who have not lifted up their soul to an idol, nor sworn an / oath to a lie;
R: The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory

‘They shall receive a blessing / from the Lord: a just reward from the God of / their salvation.’ Such is the company of / those who seek him: of those who seek your face, O / God of Jacob.
R: The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory

Lift up your / heads, O gates; be lifted up, you ever/lasting doors: and the King of glory / shall come in.
R: The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory

‘Who is the / King of glory?’: ‘The Lord, / strong and mighty, the Lord who is migh/ty in battle.’
R: The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory

Lift up your / heads, O gates be lifted up, you ever/lasting doors: and the King of glory / shall come in.
R: The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory

‘Who is this / King of glory?’: ‘The / Lord of hosts, he is the / King of glory.’
R: The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory

Ephesians 1. 3-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory.

In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

V: Hear what the spirit is saying to the Church
R: Thanks be to God

Please stand for the Gospel
V: Listen to the Gospel of Christ according to St Mark
R: Glory to you, O Lord

Mark 6. 14-29 The Death of John the Baptist

King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.’

For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’ And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him.

But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, ‘Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.’ And he solemnly swore to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.’ She went out and said to her mother, ‘What should I ask for?’ She replied, ‘The head of John the baptizer.’ Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, ‘I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.’

The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl.

Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

V: This is the Gospel of the Lord
R: Praise to you, O Christ

Post Communion Prayer 96

Lord God whose Son is the true vine and the source of life, ever giving himself that the world may live: may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that, in his saving cup, we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

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