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Those for whom your prayers are asked Elizabeth Cooper, Mary Clubb, Pete Nightingale, Jimmy, Jack, Prof Benassi, Norman, Peter Yates, Martin Whiffen, Marcus, Ezra, Rosemary Whiffen, Jean Baker, Joan Walton, Samuel, Val, Dr. M, Linda Davies, Rob, Jean Coleman, Linda Harris, Carole Crompton, Denny Yates, Lynn Wright, Nick Spanner, Matthew Levitt, Fatima, David and Simon
Fifth Sunday after Trinity The Parable of the Sower Week beginning: Sunday 12th July 2020
Collect for  The 5th Sunday after Trinity Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 st Reading: Matthew 13:1-9 A Story About Planting Seed That   same   day   Jesus   went   out   of   the   house   and sat   by   the   lake.   Large   crowds   gathered   around him.   So   Jesus   got   into   a   boat   and   sat,   while   the people    stayed    on    the    shore.    Then    Jesus    used stories   to   teach   them   many   things.   He   said:   “A farmer   went   out   to   plant   his   seed.   While   he   was planting,   some   seed   fell   by   the   road.   The   birds came   and   ate   all   that   seed.   Some   seed   fell   on rocky   ground,   where   there   wasn’t   enough   dirt. That   seed   grew   very   fast,   because   the   ground was   not   deep.   But   when   the   sun   rose,   the   plants dried   up   because   they   did   not   have   deep   roots. Some   other   seed   fell   among   thorny   weeds.   The weeds   grew   and   choked   the   good   plants.   Some other   seed   fell   on   good   ground   where   it   grew and   became   grain.   Some   plants   made   100   times more   grain.   Other   plants   made   60   times   more grain,   and   some   made   30   times   more   grain.   Let those with ears use them and listen!”
Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Jesus Explains the Seed Story Jesus    said    “So    listen    to    the    meaning    of    that story   about   the   farmer.   What   is   the   seed   that fell by the road? That    seed    is    like    the    person    who    hears    the teaching    about    the    kingdom    but    does    not understand it. The   Evil   One   comes   and   takes   away   the   things that   were   planted   in   that   person’s   heart.   And what is the seed that fell on rocky ground? That    seed    is    like    the    person    who    hears    the teaching and quickly accepts it with joy. But   he   does   not   let   the   teaching   go   deep   into his life. He keeps it only a short time. When   trouble   or   persecution   comes   because   of the   teaching   he   accepted,   then   he   quickly   gives up. And   what   is   the   seed   that   fell   among   the   thorny weeds? That    seed    is    like    the    person    who    hears    the teaching    but    lets    worries    about    this    life    and love of money stop that teaching from growing. So   the   teaching   does   not   produce   fruit   in   that person’s   life.   But   what   is   the   seed   that   fell   on the good ground? That    seed    is    like    the    person    who    hears    the teaching and understands it. That      person      grows      and      produces      fruit, sometimes    100    times    more,    sometimes    60 times more, and sometimes 30 times more.”
Dates for your Diary All Diary Items and Church Services are now cancelled due to the on-going Covid-19 outbreak. There will be a Church service recorded and published on the website by Sunday 12th July that you can view.
A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort, knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. ZOOM meetings  	1.	Evensong on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm 	2.	After church Coffee & Chat on Sundays at 11:00am  Anyone wanting to join should request the information required from  Revd Geoff Boucher on 01480 461846
1st reading: Matthew 13:1-9 Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Hymns (Complete Anglican) 332 I, the Lord of sea and sky 590 Seek ye first the kingdom of God 897 The wise man built his house 201 Give me joy in my heart
Private Prayer during COVID-19 Stay ALERT – Keep SAFE – ALL WILL BE WELL Following   Government   guidelines   announced   on   Saturday   6   June,   the   Church   of   England   has   given   permission   for churches to re-open for private prayer only. All are most welcome. Guidance for using church for private prayer during Covid - 19 precautions The   following   has   been   written   to   keep   you   and   others   safe   and   to   ensure   you   feel   confident   about   entering   All   Saints. It   will   be   so   tempting   for   us   all,   after   being   apart   for   so   long,   to   turn   a   visit   into   a   social   gathering   but   for   the   safety   and privacy   of   all   please   do   this   safely   outside   of   the   church   building.   We   have   made   the   church   as   welcoming   as   we   all remember   it   to   be   but,   sadly,   for   safety   reasons   have   had   to   restrict   some   areas.   We   pray   that   you   will   find   comfort   and joy in being back in All Saints. The church will be open from Monday 29th June from 10am -12pm each Thursday and Monday only. Before you leave home · For   everyone’s   wellbeing   you   must   not   come   to   church   if   you   have   any   symptoms   of   Covid   –   19 .   If   you   are unfortunate to display them at a later date, it is essential that you let us know. · Wash your hands thoroughly. · As Bibles and prayer books won’t be available please bring any prayer aids you may need from home. · Please bring your own drinks if needed. As you arrive Entry and exit are via the South (main) door. · There will be a volunteer on duty, and you should talk to them from a safe distance. · They will have hand gel and wipes available. · If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask and gloves , then please bring your own from home. · Please   use   the   gel   and   take   the   wipe   with   you   to   wipe   any   hard   surface   you   may   have   touched   in   your   praying position. · If   there   are   too   many   people   already   in   the   building   you   may   be   asked   to   wait   until   a   space   becomes   available   or to come back later. The maximum number is 12. · The North door will not be open so there will be no access to toilets, kitchen or Church Room. Praying · You can then go to a pew of your choice, remembering to keep a safe distance from anyone already in the church. · When   leaving   the   pew   use   the   wipe   to   clean   any   hard   surface   you   may   have   touched.   If   you   require   any   assistance with   this,   please   talk   to   the   volunteer.   Ensure   you   are   alert   to   others   around   you   and   keep   safely   distanced   when leaving the pew. · Return the wipe and place it in the receptacle provided near to the South door. Leaving the church · Be   aware   of   those   around   you   and   leave   in   a   safely   distanced   manner   via   the   South   Door   after   using   the   hand gel provided to cleanse your hands. · If you wish to leave your collection envelopes on the way out or make a donation this will be possible.
Fifth Sunday after Trinity The Parable of the Sower Week beginning: Sunday 12th July 2020 All Services are now cancelled until further notice There will be a Church service recorded and published on the website by Sunday 12th July that you can view. Events for the week All Diary Items and Church Services are now cancelled due to the on-going Covid- 19 outbreak.
1 st Reading: Matthew 13:1-9 A Story About Planting Seed That   same   day   Jesus   went   out   of   the house   and   sat   by   the   lake.   Large   crowds gathered   around   him.   So   Jesus   got   into a   boat   and   sat,   while   the   people   stayed on   the   shore.   Then   Jesus   used   stories   to teach   them   many   things.   He   said:   “A farmer   went   out   to   plant   his   seed. While he   was   planting,   some   seed   fell   by   the road.   The   birds   came   and   ate   all   that seed.   Some   seed   fell   on   rocky   ground, where    there    wasn’t    enough    dirt.    That seed   grew   very   fast,   because   the   ground was   not   deep.   But   when   the   sun   rose, the   plants   dried   up   because   they   did   not have   deep   roots.   Some   other   seed   fell among   thorny   weeds.   The   weeds   grew and   choked   the   good   plants.   Some   other seed   fell   on   good   ground   where   it   grew and    became    grain.    Some    plants    made 100    times    more    grain.    Other    plants made   60   times   more   grain,   and   some made    30    times    more    grain.    Let    those with ears use them and listen!”
Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Jesus Explains the Seed Story Jesus   said   “So   listen   to   the   meaning   of that   story   about   the   farmer.   What   is   the seed that fell by the road? That   seed   is   like   the   person   who   hears the   teaching   about   the   kingdom   but   does not understand it. The   Evil   One   comes   and   takes   away   the things   that   were   planted   in   that   person’s heart.   And   what   is   the   seed   that   fell   on rocky ground? That   seed   is   like   the   person   who   hears the   teaching   and   quickly   accepts   it   with joy. But   he   does   not   let   the   teaching   go   deep into    his    life.    He    keeps    it    only    a    short time. When     trouble     or     persecution     comes because   of   the   teaching   he   accepted,   then he quickly gives up. And   what   is   the   seed   that   fell   among   the thorny weeds? That   seed   is   like   the   person   who   hears the   teaching   but   lets   worries   about   this life   and   love   of   money   stop   that   teaching from growing. So   the   teaching   does   not   produce   fruit   in that   person’s   life.   But   what   is   the   seed that fell on the good ground? That   seed   is   like   the   person   who   hears the teaching and understands it. That    person    grows    and    produces    fruit, sometimes    100    times    more,    sometimes 60   times   more,   and   sometimes   30   times more.”
Those for whom your prayers are asked Elizabeth Cooper, Pete Nightingale, Jimmy, Prof Benassi, Norman, Peter Yates, Martin Whiffen, Marcus, Rosemary Whiffen, Jean Baker, Joan Walton, Jack, Samuel, Val, Ezra, Mary Clubb, Dr. M, Linda Davies, Rob, Jean Coleman, Linda Harris, Carole Crompton, Denny Yates, Lynn Wright, Nick Spanner, Matthew Levitt, Fatima, David and Simon
Collect for  The 5th Sunday after Trinity Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort, knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. ZOOM meetings  	1.	Evensong on Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm 	2.	After church Coffee & Chat on Sundays at 11:00am  Anyone wanting to join should request the information required from  Revd Geoff Boucher on 01480 461846
1st reading: Matthew 13:1-9 Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Hymns (Complete Anglican) 332 I, the Lord of sea and sky 590 Seek ye first the kingdom of God 897 The wise man built his house 201 Give me joy in my heart