St. Mary's Church

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

28 Jul 2022 • General news

This Week’s Readings

Hosea 11. 1-11

Hear the word of the Lord, O people.
1When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called my son.
2The more I called them,
the more they went from me;
they kept sacrificing to the Baals,
and offering incense to idols.
3Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
I took them up in my arms;
but they did not know that I healed them.
4I led them with cords of human kindness,
with bands of love.
I was to them like those
who lift infants to their cheeks.
I bent down to them and fed them.
5They shall return to the land of Egypt,
and Assyria shall be their king,
because they have refused to return to me.
6The sword rages in their cities,
it consumes their oracle-priests,
and devours because of their schemes.
7My people are bent on turning away from me.
To the Most High they call,
but he does not raise them up at all.
8How can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me;
my compassion grows warm and tender.
9I will not execute my fierce anger;
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and no mortal,
the Holy One in your midst,
and I will not come in wrath.
10They shall go after the LORD,
who roars like a lion;
when he roars,
his children shall come trembling from the west.
11They shall come trembling like birds from Egypt,
and like doves from the land of Assyria;
and I will return them to their homes, says the LORD.

Colossians 3. 1-11

1If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.

5Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). 6On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. 7These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. 8But now you must get rid of all such things – anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. `Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices 10and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. 11In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!

Luke 12. 13-21

13Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ 14But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’ 15And he said to the crowd, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’ 16Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. 17And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” 18Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.‘” 20But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” 21So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’

Please pray for

Monday                           Tuesday                              Wednesday                                  Thursday                                    Friday

Lismore Croft                       Turlands Close                      Dorchester Way                            Cranbourne Cl                       Shillingstone Clse

Manfield Avenue                  Blandford Drive                     Tollard Close                                 Tarrant Walk                          Studland Green

Shuna Croft                          Corfe Close                          Bryanston Close                            Wareham Green                   Swanage Green

Those people We Know to Be Sick or in Need of our Prayers

Iain Rees

Ken Fisher

Linda Hodgkiss

Ron Abbott

Eden Brown

David Wall

Eileen Bees

Margaret Davoll

Val Ekin

Edna Robinson

David Wall

Ken Sharman

Mark Baker

Those who have died

Noreen Cross

Prayer List

Thank you for letting us have the names of those who are in need of our prayers, could you also please let Sue in the office know or email me on stmaryssowe@gmail.com when the names need to be removed. It is always good to hear when prayers have been answered.

News

Once again it is a pleasure to welcome the Revd Lesley Johnson to lead us in our worship today and on next Wednesday. We very much appreciate how she is supporting us during the interregnum.

Coffee Club

Coffee Club meets next Wednesday 3rd August at 10.30 am following the morning service. Cost will be £1 for tea/coffee and biscuits (maybe cake occasionally). Sue Williams will set up and get everything ready, but then help will be needed to serve the drinks, wash up and clear away afterwards. Thank you.

Memory Walk

Sue Williams, parish secretary is taking part in a “Memory Walk” on October 9th in aid of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is doing this in memory of her mother-in-law who had Dementia and also for her mum who is living with Dementia. If you would like to donate/sponsor her you can do so. You can do this by going to her just Giving page who by giving her the cash.www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CoventryMW22-SusanWilliams?

Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission (BDCM)

There are 3 courses happening in person this Autumn which people are able to sign up for;

Loving Difficult People - Revd Sheila Bridge

Wednesdays from 14.9.22 – 12.10.22 – 7-9.30

St Matthew’s, Salford Priors WR11 8UX

Mission Shaped God - Revd Rob Harrison

Tuesdays 6.9.22-4.10.22 – 7-9.30

St John’s Kenilworth CV8 1HY

John’s Gospel -

Revd Jon Taylor

Mondays from 12.9.22-10.10.22 – 7-9.30

St Bart’s Church Hall Binley CV3 2DT

Loving Difficult People

This module is for anyone who has every struggled with a difficult person in their life. The module will look at scripture as well help you learn practical skills. The module aims to help us manage difficult relationships and learn to love needy or hostile people without being overwhelmed ourselves. There will also be space for self-reflection.

Mission Shaped God

This is a ‘why-to’ rather than ‘how-to’ module about mission, which will help you to understand what God is doing in the world and how you can join in. We’ll look at the ‘five marks of mission’ and find that, though evangelism is an essential and important part of mission, it’s not the whole story…

John’s Gospel

Take a deeper look at the life of John the apostle in his context. Explore his unique representation of Jesus as God and reflect on our responsibility as Christians today.

To find further information and to enrol on the course then please use these links which you can find on the St Mary’s website.

Loving Difficult People

Link: https://www.equiphub.org.uk/courses-events-resources/loving-difficult-people/

Mission-Shaped God

Link: https://www.equiphub.org.uk/courses-events-resources/mission-shaped-god-2/

John’s Gospel

Link: https://www.equiphub.org.uk/courses-events-resources/johns-gospel/