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Sunday September 18

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Opening Hymn: Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us
Sentence of the Day
Lesson: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Gradual Hymn: I Cannot Tell Why He, Whom Angels Worship
Gospel: Luke 16:1-13
Sermon by Vicar Stuart Goodin
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: Jerusalem & God save the Queen
Closing Hymn: I Vow to Thee, My Country


Fisherfolk Newsletter & Pew Sheet for Sunday September 18

Opening Hymn: Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us

Sentence of the Day

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9


Collect of the Day

God our true wealth,
may we be faithful in things both small and great,
and serve the needy and the poor,
so that finally we can be entrusted with your true riches;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect for the Queen

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

18 You who are my Comforter in sorrow,
 my heart is faint within me.
19 Listen to the cry of my people
 from a land far away:
“Is the Lord not in Zion?
 Is her King no longer there?”

“Why have they aroused my anger with their images,
 with their worthless foreign idols?”

20 “The harvest is past,
 the summer has ended,
 and we are not saved.”

21 Since my people are crushed, I am crushed;
 I mourn, and horror grips me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
 Is there no physician there?
Why then is there no healing
 for the wound of my people?

[9] 1 Oh, that my head were a spring of water
 and my eyes a fountain of tears!
I would weep day and night
 for the slain of my people.
2 Oh, that I had in the desert
 a lodging place for travelers,
so that I might leave my people
 and go away from them;
for they are all adulterers,
 a crowd of unfaithful people.

3 “They make ready their tongue
 like a bow, to shoot lies;
it is not by truth
 that they triumph in the land.
They go from one sin to another;
 they do not acknowledge me,”
 declares the Lord.
4 “Beware of your friends;
 do not trust anyone in your clan.
For every one of them is a deceiver,
 and every friend a slanderer.
5 Friend deceives friend,
 and no one speaks the truth.
They have taught their tongues to lie;
 they weary themselves with sinning.
6 You live in the midst of deception;
 in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,”
declares the Lord.

7 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says:

“See, I will refine and test them,
 for what else can I do
 because of the sin of my people?
8 Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
 it speaks deceitfully.
With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors,
 but in their hearts they set traps for them.
9 Should I not punish them for this?”
 declares the Lord.
“Should I not avenge myself
 on such a nation as this?”

10 I will weep and wail for the mountains
 and take up a lament concerning the wilderness grasslands.
They are desolate and untraveled,
 and the lowing of cattle is not heard.
The birds have all fled
 and the animals are gone.

11 “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins,
 a haunt of jackals;
and I will lay waste the towns of Judah
 so no one can live there.”


1 Timothy 2:1-7

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle — I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.

Gradual Hymn: I Cannot Tell Why He, Whom Angels Worship


Luke 16:1-13

1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’

3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— 4 I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’

5 “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

6 “‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied.

“The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’

7 “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’

“‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied.

“He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’

8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.

10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?

13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Sermon by Vicar Stuart Goodin

The film Mary Poppins, which is just about as old as I am, is much-loved by many. But who is it really about? On the one hand we have the title character herself, the firm-but-kind, strangely magical nanny, hired to bring the rebellious Banks children into line. It is a great character, engagingly portrayed by Julie Andrews; but it is a character that really doesn’t undergo any movement or change through the course of the film – she remains from beginning to end “practically perfect in every way”. Read more...

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers of the People for Sunday September 18

Anthem: Jerusalem & God save the Queen

Closing Hymn: I Vow to Thee, My Country

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Queen Elizabeth

Everlasting God, we thank you for the life and service of Queen Elizabeth.
As we with give you thanks for the past,
we also look to you for the future,
praying for the work and witness of Charles, our new King.
May your truth and justice, harmony and fairness flourish among us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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