Newsletter for August 1st 2021
This Sunday @ St Michael’s
Join us at 10:30am on Sunday morning in St Michael’s for Holy Communion. Jean Pryce-Williams will be leading and Chris Scruby will be preaching on Galatians 3:26-4:7.
This Sunday @ St Andrew’s
Join us at 10am in St Andrew’s for Morning Worship. Neil Grady will be leading and Helen Azer will be preaching on John 6: 1-21.
Online worship during August
The live-streaming of our Sunday Service is taking a break in August to give our Tech team a well deserved and much needed rest.
There is also a new Online Taizé Service available, and the latest in David Lockett’s Faith and Art series, details of these are below.
Our live-streaming worship will resume in September.
Reading and Collect
26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Collect for Ninth Sunday after Trinity
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
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.
Our bell ringers have recommenced their practice session on a Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Time for prayer – St Andrew’s Rebuild
Will be held in the STAC on Saturday, 7th August, 10am-12. It is good that we can get together again to pray so please come for as much or as little time as you can spare and bring your own Bible.
Jonathan On Leave
Jonathan is on leave until the 19th August.
If you have an urgent need please contact Sarah in the office.
(Please note that Sarah will not be in the office on Monday 2nd August.)
The online Taizé service for August is now available. With readings, prayers and meditative sung worship, it’s the perfect way to find some peace and space in the stresses and strains of life.
Faith and Art
David Lockett has released the last in the current season of his Faith and Art series, exploring “Simeon In The Temple With The Christ Child” by Rembrandt.
Watch it here: https://cumnor.org/faith-and-art-august-21/
Worship for Seniors
The July edition of our online series of Worship for Seniors is available at https://cumnor.org/worship-for-seniors-july-2021/. William Cutting’s theme this month is “The Olympic Games”.
Worship for Seniors is a monthly series of devotional videos for seniors and those in care homes. Each episode lasts about 15 minutes.
Worship for Seniors is also available by phone on 01865 920993, and then choosing option 2 from the menu.
Zoom Weekly Prayer Meeting
Our weekly prayer meeting is taking a break in August and will resume in September.
Forthcoming Worship Services
St Andrew’s @ 10am
8/8 Holy Communion (Galatians 3: 26-47)
15/8 Morning Worship (Galatians 4: 8-20)
St Michael’s @ 8am
15/8 Holy Communion (1662) (Galatians 4:21-31)
St Michael’s @ 10.30am
8/8 Morning Worship (Galatians 4: 8-20)
15/8 Morning Worship (Galatians 4: 21-31)
St Michael’s will be open for private prayer throughout August on a Monday and Thursday, 9am-1pm.
Please Pray For…
- Those affected by COVID locally.
- Our CMS mission partner Bia.
- The St Andrew’s Rebuilding Project.
- All those who remain anxious for their jobs or their future.
- Those who are homeless or struggling with food poverty.
- People to find a living faith in Jesus.
- Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.
St Michael’s Parish Office
1, Abingdon Road,
Parish Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm
1, Abingdon Road
Usual day off: Tuesday.
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