27th July 2014

Sixth Sunday of Trinity


8:00am Holy Communion BCP

9:45am Parish Communion

12.00 noon Baptism of Lucas Alan Roy Woodhead


Collect of the Day

Creator God, you made us all in your image:
may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

1 Kings 3.5-12

5At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said,
‘Ask what I should give you.’ 6And Solomon said, ‘You have shown great and
steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you
in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart towards you; and
you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son
to sit on his throne today. 7And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant
king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know
how to go out or come in. 8And your servant is in the midst of the people whom
you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or
counted. 9Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your
people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your
great people?’
10It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11God said to him, ‘Because
you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for
the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern
what is right, 12I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and
discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall
arise after you.’

Romans 8.26-39

26The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we
ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27And God,
who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit
intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
28We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who
are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also pre-
destined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the
firstborn within a large family. 30And those whom he predestined he also called;
and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he
also glorified.
31What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against
us? 32He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he
not with him also give us everything else? 33Who will bring any charge against
God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who
died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes
for us. 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or
persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be
slaughtered.’7No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him
who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, 39nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the
love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 13.31-33,44-52

31Jesus put before the crowd another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a
mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of
all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a
tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’ 33He told
them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took
and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.
44The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found
and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on
finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and
caught fish of every kind; 48when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and
put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49So it will be at the end of the
age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw
them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ 52And he said to them,
‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the
master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’

Post Communion Prayer

God of our pilgrimage, you have led us to the living water: refresh and sustain
us as we go forward on our journey, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


Thursday 31st July
10.00am Holy Communion BCP

Friday 1st August
1.00pm Wedding of Thomas Bancroft and Jane Neat

Sunday 3rd August
8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.45am Parish Communion


Sick: John Rose and Graham Beswick
Within the Church: Revd. Alastair Kirk, Sara and their three boys
In the local Community: Norwood Close

Prayer Chain A small group of people from our Church commit themselves to offering daily prayers, when there is an emergency, for people who are sick and for those needing long term prayer support. If you or someone you know would appreciate our collective prayers then please contact Kelvin Newberry [863752] or names can be given to Paul


Summer Provision for Children – Superkidz If anyone would like to help us run our summer Superkidz ‘creche’ for children that come to St Mary’s Church over the summer holidays, I am looking for helpers. The Sundays in question are from 27th July until 31st August. We would need two people per session, please. I can provide help with activities if you like, and there are games, toys and colouring in the church lounge, too. Please let me know asap, as this is a great opportunity to keep welcoming families over the summer holidays. Thank you very much, Lizzie Reynolds, 863946. 

Mary Sumner Day An invitation to celebrate Mary Sumner Day with tea, cake and conversation. Friday 8th August, 2pm onwards at 8, Endor Grove. Please RSVP to Sue Whelan, 863478. 

Ladies Please Choir are Singing for Tereli on Tuesday August 19th in Salem United Reformed Church Hall at 7.30pm. This is part of the Burley Festival. Tickets are only £3 each and available from me and other BTFT trustees. Janet Squire 

Installation Service for our new Vicar to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th September. It would be helpful in planning the event if you could sign against your name on the sheets at the back of the church if you will be attending. Please add your name if not on the list. All will be welcome. We are sure we are all as excited as each other about the family’s arrival, so let’s give them a real, warm Burley-in-Wharfedale welcome! Nigel Cottam and Paul Evans



1.Someone willing to look after the Parish Centre garden. The small grassed area needs cutting in the summer and the surrounding borders need to be weeded. It is a task that can be done to suit the time available to the person offering. It does not include hedge-cutting.

2. Someone to maintain the commercial dishwasher. This only entails a couple of tasks. Adding salt to the water softener and cleaning the filters about every 3 months - a 1/1½ hour job.

3. Occasional caretaking: opening/closing tasks or covering for holidays.

Call in or ring the office (01943 864405) any Tuesday morning and speak to Becky.

You would join a very happy band of Centre volunteers!



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