READING Isaiah 56.1,6-8 Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant— these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather others to them besides those already gathered. This is the word of the Lord Thanks be to God GOSPEL Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew Glory to you, O Lord Matthew 15.21-28 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ We welcome Rev’d Richard Inglesby as our preacher today and welcome you all to our services. Sunday 17th - 9th Sunday after Trinity The Prayer Ministry team is available during communion today. 8.00am 10.00am 3.00pm 3.45pm Holy Communion Parish Eucharist SSF Holy Communion Morning and Evening Prayer 9.00am & 5.00pm daily Morning Prayer Saturday 9.30 am Monday 18th 9.00am Fire Alarm Testing Tuesday 19th Rev’d Katy & Rev’d Philippa -clergy supervision day. 10.00am TOTS 5.45pm Burial of Ashes - Brian Howell RIP Thursday 21st LMT and Prayer Ministry team - reflective morning in Tewkesbury Abbey. Friday 22nd 10.00am Holy Communion 11.00am Church Wardens’ meeting 1.00pm Innsworth Lunch Club She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, Saturday 23rd 10.00am Coffee Shop 10.00am Car Boot Sale 3.00pm Burial of Ashes - Terry Dawe RIP great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly. This is the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you, O Christ Sunday 24th - 9th Sunday after Trinity 8.00am Holy Communion 10.00am Family Eucharist 12.00pm Baptisms Readings: Isaiah 43.843.8-13; Luke 22.2422.24-30 Picnic in the Park For the Picnic in the Park at the Parish Council Offices on Saturday, 30 August, 2014, 3-5pm the minibus will be available to take people from St John’s to the Park at 2.30pm. There will be as many journeys made as necessary to the park and back to St John’s. Appeal to cake makers It would be very much appreciated if you could make a cake or two to support our Picnic in the Park on 30 August 2014. Please deliver your contributions to the Church Hall between 10.00 and 11.30 am on the day. Thanking you in anticipation of your support. Drinks At the Church Family Supper on Saturday, 6 September, tea and coffee will be made available after supper, but if you wish to indulge in alcoholic drinks, you are encouraged to bring your own. Enjoy! Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) Peter Senneck has the forms for the annual Sponsored Ride/Stride for the GHCT, taking place on Saturday, 13 September. Anyone wishing to participate in this event, or seeking further information, please contact Peter on 714045, or e-mail [email protected] Citizen Minibus Competition The Churchdown Scouts have been accepted as a group eligible to compete in the Citizen/Echo ‘Win A Minibus’ competition. If successful, they will share the minibus with the Milestone School in Longford Lane (a school for children with special educational needs). The group which collects the most tokens will win the minibus. There will be a collection box in the Church Gateway building for you to drop off your tokens. Many thanks for your support. St. John the Evangelist Churchdown and Innsworth Rev’d Katy Morgan Rev’d Philippa Donald A member of Churches Together Sunday 17th August 2014 Year A 9th Sunday after Trinity Floral Thanks Thank you to Sue Bacon for arranging the silk flowers in the North porch and to Peter Stephenson for making the wooden bowl for it. Men’s Breakfast The next Men’s Breakfast takes place on Saturday 6 September at 9am. Please sign the list in the back of church if you wish to come. Car Boot Sale The next car boot sale will be on Saturday 23rd August from 10am until 1pm. COLLECT OF THE DAY Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day, and make her holy, strong and faithful, for your glory's sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. POST COMMUNION PRAYER Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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