EUCHARIST 18 OCTOBER 2020 THE FEAST OF SAINT LUKE THE PHYSICIAN (NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY)

                   SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH         CH-300x207

All Saints Challoch with St. Ninian’s Fellowship

Scottish Charity SC003582

http://www.allsaintschalloch.com

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SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER 2020

THE FEAST OF SAINT LUKE THE PHYSICIAN

(THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY)

EUCHARIST

CELEBRANT: BISHOP GORDON MURSELL

COLLECT
Almighty God, you called Luke the physician, whose praise is in the gospel, to be an evangelist and physician of the soul: by the grace of the Spirit and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel, give your Church the same love and power to heal; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

FIRST READING:   Acts 16:6-12a
6 Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.
7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.
8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.
9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis.
12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district[a] of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

PSALM: 147
1 Praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.

SECOND READING:  2 Timothy 4:5-17
5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
9 Do your best to come to me quickly,
10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.
15 You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.
16 At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.
17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

THE GOSPEL:  Luke 10:1-9
10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’
6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.
7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.
9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

POST COMMUNION
Lord God, the source of truth and love, keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, united in prayer and the breaking of bread, and one in joy and simplicity of heart, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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NEXT WEEK’S SERVICE  Sunday 25 October: Eucharist. Celebrant: Revd, David de Verney

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In our prayers we hold before God:

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Those in residential care, housebound or in hospital. Those with long term illness. 
Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.

May light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.    

 

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NOTICES

OUR INTERIM PRIEST IN CHARGE: Revd Stephen Hazlett
tel. 01557 620132
mobile: 07800 231360
email: stephen.hazlett@greyfriarsstmarys.org.uk

Stephen is available for pastoral  and hospital visits and end of life care.

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NOTICES

MACHARS FOOD BANK (The Basics Bank) 
I just thought that you may be wondering about how the food bank operation is coping during the current ‘lock down’ situation.
I am pleased to be able to report that we are able to continue working as normal and that there have been no restrictions on our operation. Towards the end of last month we experienced an increase in requests for food aid by 26%. This was considerably less than we had anticipated but was mainly due to new people coming to us who had either lost their jobs or had their hours at work cut.
This month we have already seen a sharp increase in the number of requests and once again this is new people who have never accessed our service before. We firmly believe that we will see a steady but gradual increase in demand. However, we do not expect to be inundated or overwhelmed. This is good news because it does mean that as the numbers increase we will have no problems in being able to accommodate this.
Our core volunteers are still actively working for us with the exception of three people who we have ‘stood down’ from duties as they are in the ‘vulnerable per- sons’ category and this is in line with our duty of care towards them. Volunteers have been supplied with protective face masks and gloves and have been given a clear safe code of conduct to follow in line with ‘social distancing’ We have also welcomed several new volunteers to our organisation and this has been a great boost for us.
Although food donations have dropped off dramatically we have seen a great in- crease in cash donations and this is enabling us to ‘buy in’ the food that we need and we are so very grateful to all those people who have kindly donated to our cause. Wherever possible we have sent thank you letters to all these cash donors but there are a few people who have donated anonymously or without giving an address. So if you know of anyone who has donated who may not have received a letter please take the time to sincerely thank them on our behalf.
We are still very much business as usual and would ask that you spread that message.

Joint prayer from the denominations in Scotland

We turn to you, our Father, for we need your help.
Lord Jesus, as you have promised, be with us, whatever lies ahead, Strengthen us, Holy Spirit, as we face this together.

We pray for our world and our country,
as coronavirus threatens our lives and our livelihood, leaving many in lock- down,
while key workers continue, despite the risk.

We pray for government leaders at Westminster and Holyrood, responding to medical and scientific advice,
making tough decisions for the wellbeing of all.

We pray for all who serve on the frontline in the NHS and in social care; facing increasing numbers, overstretched resources
and distressing human need.

Bless those who are ill, those who are alone and afraid,
those exhausted looking after their family, those worried for the vulnerable, those fearful for their finances, those shut in to their fears.

Thank you for those who have returned from retirement to help,
or joined the volunteer army.

Thank you for those working:
to manufacture needed resources,
to find a vaccine,
to keep in contact with the isolated, to encourage others at this time.

Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Give us faith, hope and love and hear our prayers, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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All Saints uses the Revised Common Lectionary for its Liturgical readings. Online access can be found at: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=77

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Items for next week’s Sunday Sheet: Margaret Turner: sandraturner4474@gmail.com

or email us direct: allsaintschalloch@gmail.com

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