Reading and Prayers:19th June 2022 - The First Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Good afternoon everyone,

I apologise for the delay in getting this week’s information onto the websites today..

Services this week, all at 10.00am, were:

Holy Communion - Donisthorpe and Swepstone

Sunday People - Appleby

Morning Prayer - Measham

We are no longer producing a regular recorded service of Morning Prayer but do check out the Cathedral services here which you can join on-line if you would like to: http://leicestercathedral.org/services/

 

Looking ahead:

 

On Wednesday, from 10 am to 12 noon, there is Coffee and Chat at Packington Church.

 

Wednesday at 11 am, Activeage meets in Measham Church Hall.

 

Also on Wednesday, from 12.30 there is the Community Lunch at Appleby. (Booking is required for this event).

 

On Thursday afternoon, Measham School will be visiting Saint Laurences.

 

On Friday, Little Fishes meet in Measham Church Hall from 10 am.

 

Also on Friday, from 12.30 - 2.00pm there is Lunch Lite at Donisthorpe Church.

 

On Sunday 26th at 10.00am Kids Kingdom(our sunday school) meets to learn more about Jesus, through games, crafts and having fun. Please do come and join us. We meet at St Michael and All Angels Church, Appleby Magna.

 

Forest Church meets on Sunday afternoon 26th June at 3.00 pm at Appleby Rectory.

Please invite others to this event.

 

On the 31 st July at 2pm in Christchurch Coalville is our deanery service no other services on that day

 

Details of all these services and events are on the websites.

 

Woodfield Team prayer. 

God our Father, you long to draw all people into your love; increase in number your church   throughout the Woodfield Team, deepen us as followers and learners of Christ and give us courage to share the good news of your kingdom. We pray this in the power of your Spirit, to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Collect for Sunday 19th June 2022

O God,

the strength of all those who put their trust in you,

mercifully accept our prayers

and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature

we can do no good thing without you,

grant us the help of your grace,

that in the keeping of your commandments

we may please you both in will and deed;

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.

Amen

 

Reading 19th June 2022 - Luke 8:26-39 - NIV

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 

Prayers for today:

We pray:

 Loving God, as we see the brokenness of our world we pray for healing among the nations; for food where there is hunger; for freedom where there is oppression; for joy where there is pain; that your love may bring peace to all. We pray that the leaders of all nations will work together to meet the challenges facing our world.

 Almighty and merciful God, whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry. Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 Heavenly Father, you are my strength and my redeemer. You are my healer and my provider. As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever.

 For those we know who are ill and for the recently bereaved

 Creator God, you made us all in your image: may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives' end, through Jesus Christ our Lord.