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Bulletin for the 16TH Sunday after Trinity 27. 9. 2020

Christ Church Vision: Bringing Jesus into the heart of the Community

Dear Friends

In Jesus’ world as in ours, people with education, title, position, connections have the authority’. In today’s Gospel reading the Pharisees demanded to know where Jesus got his authority. If Jesus had said his authority came from God, they would accuse him of blasphemy (showing lack of respect for God). If he said that he was acting on his own authority, the crowds would be convinced that the Pharisees had the greater authority, because of their titles.
The authority of Jesus was worked out in his welcoming of sinners and prostitutes. The authority of Jesus was worked out in his welcoming of little children, a life of service, of personal sacrifice, rejection, and a criminal’s death on the cross. My prayer is that we at Christ Church may by our service, welcome those on the margins, welcome the little children and bring Jesus’ authority here in West Green. Amen
Every day, there is Morning Prayer 9am and Evening Prayer 7.30pm. Additionally, Ecumenical prayers 8pm on Thursdays and 8.15am on Fridays. You are welcome to join us in the vicarage garden / church hall with social distancing. Please continue to join us in the on-line for Mass on the 16th Sunday after Trinity. There is also Mass at 2pm on Thursdays.
This Sunday at Christ Church we are continuing with the new style of services and a midweek Mass so do come and join us. May we continue to pray for families in need of our prayers, especially Bev’s sister Patricia, touch her Lord with your healing love.

For those who wish to give to the Church, account information is as follows:
Account Name: Christ Church, West Green with St Peter
Sort code: 089299
Account Number: 65156465

Please note we have had to change the date of the APCM: APCM IS ON SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER AT 11AM IN CHRIST CHURCH.

Have a blessed week!
Revd Gita Deborah Bond

COLLECT for the 16th Sunday after Trinity (27.9.2020)

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear
the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power
faithfully to fulfil them
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 forever. AMEN

LITURGY
First reading Ezekiel 18: 1 – 4; 25 – 32
Psalm 25: 1 – 9 Responsorial Psalm ‘Remember O Lord, your compassion and love.’
Second Reading Phil 2: 1 – 13
Gospel Reading Matt 21: 23 – 32