Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; 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
OT reading: Isaiah 53:4-12
Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By a perversion of justice he was taken away. Who could have imagined his future? For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people. They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the Lord shall prosper. Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Praise be to God.
9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place,
10 no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
14 Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.
15 When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honour them.
16 With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?”
And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Praise be to you O Christ
for your Prayers – please pray ….for those who are ill, struggling or recovering including:- Jonathan Copping, John and Sylvia Stuart, Jean Musgrave, Wendy Packwood, John Brain, David Martin, Martin Smith, Tania Hernandez Perez, and Charles Murray Lewis.
and for those who’s anniversary of death occurs around this time for
Irene Jolly, Ian Jennings and Trevor Hoyle.
Welcome if you are visiting us today. Please take our greetings back to your home church and enjoy your stay.
We welcome all Christian people, from whichever church they belong, to take communion at All Saints. If you do not wish to take the Communion but would like a blessing please come forward with your Order of Service booklet.
Fundraising: Wendy Sanderson is looking for volunteers to help at future car boot sales and for people to help distributing posters to hotels and bars. Please let her know how you can help. Also, donations for raffle prizes at the December sale would be most welcome. The next sale is on Saturday 6 October.
Bishop David will be conducting a Confirmation service in San Blas, Golf del Sur (South Tenerife) on Sunday 17 February at 12.00 noon. If you would like to be confirmed, please have a word with the chaplain as soon as possible. There is no upper age limit.
The Wednesday morning Bible studies have got off to a very good start, with at least a dozen people attending each time. We are looking at passages in St John’s Gospel. Do join us if you would like to. The next meeting is on Wednesday 24th at 11.15 am.
Our Taizé service of singing, praying and quiet reflection is next Thursday at 5.30 pm. There are leaflets and posters available giving the dates of future services. Next Sunday we have our
Bible study: From the autumn there will be a fortnightly group meeting for Bible study and prayer on the second and fourth Wednesdays in the month at 11.15 am, beginning on Wednesday 26 September. If you would like to be part of this, please drop an email to the chaplain.
Father of light, in whom is no change or shadow of turning, you give us every good and perfect gift and have brought us to birth by your word of truth: may we be a living sign of that kingdom where your whole creation will be made perfect in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.