here - The Rectorial Benefice of Bassaleg


here - The Rectorial Benefice of Bassaleg
Next Sunday
- Pentecost
Holy Eucharist at St Basil's ~ CS
Choir Rehearsal at St Basil's
Holy Eucharist at St Anne's - EK
Holy Eucharist at St Basil's ~ CS
Holy Eucharist at St John's - HP
Time For God
Baptism at St. Basil's - HP
S t John t h e B a p t i s t
Revd Christopher Stone
Assistant Curate
Revd Elizabeth Kerl
Assistant Curate
Revd Hilary Prest
St Basil's: Phyllis Keevil, Isaac Morgan, Fred Richmond,
Ernest Sabin, Thelma Hughes, Philip David, John Phillips, Ivor Evans
Anthony Parker, Sue Phillips, Terry Watkins, Clifford Roberts,
St John's James Walsh, Alfred Gamlin, Violet Lynch, Bessie Tuckfield,
Christine Macdonald, Doreen Hawkins, Stephen Harris, Graham Jones,
St Anne's:, Kevin Jackson, Jean Brown, Margery Sully,
Lunch club will restart on September 7th From September we will be
meeting every other week instead of weekly.
Gift Day - will be the 18 September (Harvest) all money collected will <
to the Youth worker project. Envelopes and a letter are available today.
- Pentecost
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Holy Eucharist at St Basil's ~ CS
Choir Rehearsal at St Basil's
Holy Eucharist at St Anne's ~ EK
Holy Eucharist at St Basil's ~ CS
Holy Eucharist at St John's ~ EK
Time For God
Baptism at St. Basil's - EK
Diary Night
Holy Eucharist at St. Basil's - EK
Holy Eucharist at St. John's - EK
Holy Eucharist at St. Anne's - EK
No service
Course Chris will be on a course from Monday to Saturday
Harvest Tea at St. John's Hall 18 September 4.15pm. Tickets are £5
The Collect
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the
burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the
fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found
steadfast in faith and active in service; through Jesus Christ your Son our
Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.
The First Reading
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 (GNB)
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
Moses spoke to the people, saying: "Today I am giving you a choice between
good and evil, between life and death. If you obey the commands of the LORD
your God, which I give you today, if you love him, obey him, and keep all his
laws, then you will prosper and become a nation of many people. The LORD
your God will bless you in the land you are about to occupy. But if you disobey
and refuse to listen, and are led away to worship other gods, you will be
destroyed - I warn you here and now. You will not live long in that land across
the Jordan that you are about to occupy. I am now giving you the choice
between life and death, between God's blessing and God's curse. Choose life.
Love the LORD your God, obey him, and be faithful to him, and then you and
your descendants will live long in the land that he promised to give your
ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Thanks be to God.
The Psalm
Blessed is the one who turns away
from where the wicked walk,
who does not stand in sinners' paths
or sit with those who mock.
Instead he finds God's holy law
his joy and great delight;
he makes the precepts of the Lord
his study day and night.
He prospers ever like a tree
that's planted by a stream,
and in due season yields its fruit;
its leaves are always green.
Not so the wicked! They are like
the chaff that's blown away.
They will not stand when judgement comes
or with the righteous stay.
It is the Lord who sees and knows
the way the righteous go,
but those who live an evil life
the Lord will overthrow.
The Second Reading
Philemon 1-21 (REB)
A reading from the letter of Paul to Philemon.
From Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and our colleague Timothy, to Philemon
our dear friend and fellow-worker, together with Apphia our sister, and
Archippus our comrade-in-arms, and the church that meets at your house.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I
thank my God always when I mention you in my prayers, for I hear of your
love and faith towards the Lord Jesus and for all God's people. My prayer is
that the faith you hold in common with us may deepen your understanding of
all the blessings which belong to us as we are brought closer to Christ. Your
love has brought me much joy and encouragement; through you God's people
have been much refreshed. Accordingly, although in Christ I might feel free to
dictate where your duty lies, yet because of that same love, I would rather
appeal to you. Ambassador as I am of Christ Jesus, and now his prisoner, I,
Paul, appeal to you about my child, whose father I have become in this prison.
I mean Onesimus, once so useless to you, but now useful indeed, both to you
and to me. In sending him back to you I am sending my heart. I should have
liked to keep him with me, to look after me on your behalf, here in prison for
the gospel, but I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your
kindness might be a matter not of compulsion, but of your own free will.
Perhaps this is why you lost him for a time to receive him back for good - no
longer as a slave, but as more than a slave: as a dear brother, very dear to
me, and still dearer to you, both as a man and as a Christian. If, then, you
think of me as your partner in the faith, welcome him as you would welcome
me. If he did you any wrong and owes you anything, put it down to my
account. Here is my signature: Paul. I will repay you - not to mention that you
owe me your very self. Yes, brother, I am asking this favour of you as a fellowChristian; set my mind at rest. I write to you confident that you will meet my
wishes; I know that you will in fact do more than I ask.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Thanks be to God.
The Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia! Alleluia!
We do not live by / bread a/lone,
but by every word that comes from the / mouth of / God. Alleluia!
The Gospel Reading
Luke 14:25-33 (TNIV)
Listen to the Gospel of Christ according to St Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Large crowds were travelling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: "If
anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children,
brothers and sisters — yes, even life itself — such a person cannot be my
disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my
disciples. Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down
and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if
you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will
ridicule you, saying, This person began to build and wasn't able to finish.' Or
suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won't he first sit
down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the
one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a
delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.
In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot
be my disciples."
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.