LITTLE MALVERN PRIORY
Vicar: The Reverend Stephen Sealy – tel. 01953 859853
Pew Sheet for
Sunday 20th September 2020 – 15th
Sunday after Trinity
11.00 am Family Communion
Readings: Philippians 1: 21-end; Matthew 20: 1-16
Today is Battle of Britain Sunday – Give thanks for those who took part, and for those who gave their lives, 60 years ago.
Sunday, 27th September, there is Matins
at 11.00 followed by Holy Communion
We shall celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 4th October, with the Family Communion at 11.00. We will be very restricted in what we can do this year, but we shall nevertheless give thanks for ‘all good gifts around us’. With suitable decorations in the church. Non-perishable food items will be gratefully received for the work of the Foodbank and for the Salvation Army’s Maggs Day Centre which will be serving soup again from the start of October. The PCC will also send a monetary donation to Farming Community Network, an organisation and charity that supports farmers and their families through difficult times.
Next weekend Ordinations take place in the Worcester diocese. Please remember in your prayers the nine men and women to be made Deacons, and the four to be ordained Priests, including Jonny Gordon at Great Malvern Priory.
Our contracted church cleaners have retired. At these uncertain times Alison suggests that for the time being we have a ‘companionable rota’ of cleaners on Thursdays from 9.30 to 11.00. If you feel you could help, please add your name to the rota in the narthex. Thank-you.
Continuing with part of the address given by the Archdeacon of Worcester at the Induction on 6th September:
“You’re dedicated to St. Giles, one of the most popular of medieval saints, to whom many churches are dedicated, not least here in England. Giles became a patron saint of those who are disabled, and also a saint for those with leprosy, probably one of the reasons many churches dedicated to him were on the edge of towns. He was feted as one of the Roman Catholic Church’s fourteen holy helpers, whose prayers were invoked against the plague and various diseases, and you can’t get much more topical than that! Those early monasteries became places of healing, welcome and acceptance for all those who needed loving into life. And ultimately, isn’t that all of us? You see the tragedy of a culture of worry is that we forget in whose image and likeness we are made. We forget that we too are part of the beauty of God’s creation, a beauty measured by nothing less than the stature of Jesus Christ. We are part of the wonder of creation.”
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