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The photo of Yvonne and Vicky was taken in Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday 11th September just before the Triennial Service. This was a service which is held every 3 years to recognise the role of Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs), previously called ‘Readers’, and to re-license them for a further 3 years. It was a great celebratory service conducted by Bishop Julian, at which Bishop Philip preached and Bishop Jill led the prayers. Bishop Philip spoke with passion looking at Jesus and the meaning of this celebration of rededication to serving. He also had us laughing at his exploits riding his bike from Burnley to Padstowe – ask us what that was all about and it will tell you his sermon. Because of ongoing restrictions, numbers attending were limited but it was still a wonderful time of worship.

 

On Saturday 18th September, the service of Authorised Lay Ministers is being celebrated at the Cathedral – more on that in the next Newsletter – but please hold Sue (Atkin), Glenys (Cole), Denise (Moorby), Diane (O’Hagan) and Kathleen (Smith) in your prayers.

Please remember that Bishop Philip will be preaching and celebrating Holy Communion at our 10.30am service on Sunday 26th September. The theme is Stewardship/Risk = Faith

The following Sunday (3rd October) is our Harvest Sunday and Gift Day.

The service schedule for the rest of September and start of October:

Sunday 19th Sept.

16th Sun. after Trinity

10.30am Holy Communion          Reading: Malachi 3 v 6 - 18

Leader/Celebrant: DOB         Preacher: SH            Theme: Stewardship/Reverence

6pm Prayer Gathering:       DOB/AOB

Wed. 22nd September

11am BCP Communion – readings: Ephesians 3 v 13 – 21; Luke 7 v 11 - 17

Leader/Celebrant: SH                                   Preacher: ES

Sunday 26th Sept.

17th Sun. after Trinity

10.30am Holy Communion          Reading: Matthew 14 v 13 - 21

Leader: DOB/ES         Preacher/Celebrant: Bishop Philip

Theme: Stewardship/Risk=Faith

6pm Prayer Gathering:       VB/YB

Wed. 29th September

11am BCP Communion – readings: Ephesians 4 v 1 – 6; Luke 14 v 1 - 11

Leader/Celebrant: DOB                                 Preacher: SH

Sunday 3rd October

18th Sun. after Trinity

HARVEST/GIFT DAY

10.30am Holy Communion          Reading: Deuteronomy 26 v 1 - 15

Leader/Celebrant: DOB        Preacher: VB      Theme: Thanksgiving and Generosity

6pm Prayer Gathering and Breaking of Bread:       SH/VB

Our morning and evening readings for the coming week:

 

Morning Readings

Evening Readings

Monday 20thSeptember

John Coleridge Patterson, bishop, and companions, martyrs 1871

Psalm 44;

2 Chronicles 2 v 1 – 16;

Mark 12 v 28 – 34

Psalm 47;

1 Kings 12 v 25 – 3 v 10

Acts 19 v 8 - 20

Tuesday21stSeptember

Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Psalm 49, 117;

1 Kings 19 v 15 – end;

2 Timothy 3 v 14 – end

Psalm 119 v 33 – 40 and 89 – 96;

Ecclesiastes 5 v 4 – 12;

Matthew 19 v 16 - end

Wednesday22ndSeptember

Ember Day

Psalm 119 v 57 – 80;

2 Chronicles 5; Mark 13 v 1 - 13

Psalm 59; 1 Kings 17;

Acts 20 v 1 - 16

Thursday23rdSeptember

 

Psalm 57;

2 Chronicles 6 v 1 – 21;

Mark 13 v 14 – 23

Psalm 62;

1 Kings 18 v 1 – 20;

Acts 20 v 17 - end

Friday24thSeptember

Ember Day

Psalm 51; 2 Chronicles 6 v 22 – end; Mark 13 v 24 – 31

Psalm 38; 1 Kings 19;

Acts 21 v 1 - 16

Saturday25thSeptember

Lancelot Andrews, bishop, spiritual writer, 1626

Sergei of Radonezh, monastic reformer, teacher of the faith, 1392

Psalm 68;

2 Chronicles 7

Mark 13 v 22 – end

Psalm 66;

1 Kings 19;

Acts 21 v 17 - 36

(the LORD said…) Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.                                                                                                             (2 Chronicles 7 v 15)              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (the LORD said…) Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.                                                                                               (2 Chronicles 7 v 15)             

 

 

 

 

 If you need anything please call Revd David:01253 392544 or Vicky:01253 694412 or 07796342147

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