Readings and prayers for 10th October 2021

Readings and Prayers: 10th October 2021

Woodfield Team prayer. God our Father, you long to draw all people into your love; increase in number your church   throughout the Woodfield Team, deepen us as followers and learners of Christ and give us courage to share the good news of your kingdom. We pray this in the power of your Spirit, to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A service of Morning Prayer can be accessed here: An audio service of Morning Prayer can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/V7Ttkj0RR7o

 

Services this week, all at 10am, are:

This week there are services at Packington, Norton, Donisthorpe and Appleby.

 

Evening Prayer: Sunday October 10th at 5pm

           Based on a Celtic Night Prayer

 

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Welcome and intro

 

Hymn

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say, Rejoice!
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say, Rejoice!

 

 

Leader: Shadows lengthen, darkness thickens.

the lights are lit and the day we have lived through comes to an end.

Let us worship the God who separated light from darkness

All: Hallowed be his name

Leader: Let us worship the God who ordered the birth of the stars

All: Hallowed be his name

Leader: Who watches over us, unsleeping, night and day

All: Hallowed be his name

Leader Through our nights and days, through our sleeping and waking,

through our resting and working

All: Keep us mindful of your presence, holy God.

Leader: Through places of darkness When we cannot see When we stumble

All: Keep us faithful of your love.

Leader: When evil threatens Deceiving and unnerving us Masquerading as light

All: Keep us mindful of your strong protection.

The creation story

 

A poem by James Weldon Johnson

Silence

 

Hymn

1 For the beauty of the earth,

for the beauty of the skies,

for the love which from our birth

over and around us lies.

Refrain:

Lord of all, to you we raise

this, our sacrifice of praise.

 

2 For the beauty of each hour

of the day and of the night,

hill and vale and tree and flower,

sun and moon and stars of light, [Refrain ]

 

3 For the joy of human love,

brother, sister, parent, child,

friends on earth, and friends above,

pleasures pure and undefiled. [Refrain]

 

4 For each perfect gift of thine,

to our race so freely giv’n,

graces human and divine:

flow’rs of earth and buds of heaven. [Refrain]

Reading

John 1: 1-14

Reflection

 

Silence

 

Hymn

Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us
Shine on me, shine on me

Refrain: Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light

As we gaze on your kingly brightness
So our faces display your likeness
Ever changing from glory to glory
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
Shine on me, shine on me

Refrain

Reading

Psalm 147

Reflection

 

Music for reflection

Indescribable by Chris Tomlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5YReFSm0I

Intercessions + Collect + Lord’s Prayer

Leader: Let us pray:

We call to mind those whose work is just beginning and those who are dreading

this night.

All: Lord have mercy

Leader: We call to mind those who will have no shelter or adequate accommodation;

those for whom the comfort of sleep does not come and whose minds cannot

rest.

All: Lord have mercy

Leader: We call to mind those who are ill or in pain, for whom the night will drag: for

the anxious, lonely and forgotten who have no one to be with them.

All: Lord have mercy.

Leader: Keep us and those for whom we pray safe, O Lord, in the darkness of this night.

All: Amen.

 

Collect

Eternal Lord,

our beginning and our end:

bring us with the whole creation

to your glory, hidden through past ages

and made known

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Hymn

All that I am, all that I do,

all that I’ll ever have, I offer now to you.

Take and sanctify these gifts for your honour, Lord.

Knowing that I love and serve you is enough reward.

All that I am, all that I do,

all that I’ll ever have, I offer now to you.

 

All that I dream, all that I pray,

all that I’ll ever make, I give to you today.

Take and sanctify these gifts for your honour, Lord.

Knowing that I love and serve you is enough reward.

All that I am, all that I do,

all that I’ll ever have, I offer now to you.

 

 

 

Closing Prayer

Leader: We will lie down in peace and take our rest

All: for it is you, Lord, who makes us dwell in safety.

Leader: I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

 All: My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Leader: He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

All: Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Leader: The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

All: The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

Leader: The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

All: The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Leader: We will lie down in peace and take our rest

All: for it is you, Lord, who makes us dwell in safety.

Blessing

And so may God bless us and keep us today and always

the father, the son and the holy spirit.

And until we meet again may God hold us in the palm of his hand. Amen

 

 

Collect for Sunday 10th October 2021 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Faithful Lord,

whose steadfast love never ceases

and whose mercies never come to an end:

grant us the grace to trust you

and to receive the gifts of your love,

new every morning,

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Gospel reading: Mark 10:17-31


10:17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

10:18 Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

10:19 You know the commandments: 'You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother.'"

10:20 He said to him, "Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth."

10:21 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."

10:22 When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

10:23 Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!"

10:24 And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

10:26 They were greatly astounded and said to one another, "Then who can be saved?"

10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible."

10:28 Peter began to say to him, "Look, we have left everything and followed you."

10:29 Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news,

10:30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age--houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions--and in the age to come eternal life.

10:31 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first."

A suggestion:

  1. What words stand out to you in this reading? 
  2. As all things are possible for God, what would you ask him today?

 

Prayers for today:

  • For the healing of our world: its people, its living creatures and its plant and sea life
  • For the people of Afghanistan, of the Yemen, of Hong Kong and Myanmar; for all who find themselves refugees with nothing to call their own
  • For the men and women of violence who seek their ends by bullet, bomb and knife to learn the way of peace
  • For the leaders of powerful nations for whom economic concerns and self-interest may militate against peace
  • For those parts of our world suffering the effects of natural disaster – for Haiti, India, Madagascar
  • For Rick and the ministry team and wardens.
  • For the villages and people served by the Woodfield Team
  • For the 7 schools served by the Woodfield Team and for how we can engage with the schools
  • For Ready Steady Stick.
  • For those we know who are ill and for the recently bereaved
  • For our own healing of body, mind and spirit