19th October 2014
OUR SERVICES TODAY
8:00am: Holy Communion BCP
9:45am: Parish Communion
12 noon: Holy Baptism of Isabella Lambert-Curtis
6.00pm: Evening Prayer
6.00pm: REV Halloween party: “Everything you ever wanted to know about Halloween”
Activities, discussion, food, fun…what do Christians think about Halloween? Where does it all come from? (Fancy dress optional!). School year six and above.
Jam jars please - Help, I need some jam jars for rev tonight (empty!) Please let Revd Paul know if you have some. Thank you.
TODAY'S PRAYERS and READINGS
Collect of the Day
God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and
to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in
the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
1Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have
grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to
open doors before him – and the gates shall not be closed: 2I will go be-
fore you and level the mountains,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron,
3I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret
places, so that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel,
who call you by your name.4For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel
my chosen, I call you by your name,
I surname you, though you do not know me.5I am the LORD, and there is
no other; besides me there is no god.
I arm you, though you do not know me,6so that they may know, from the
rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am
the LORD, and there is no other.
7I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe;
the LORD do all these things
1 Thessalonians 1.1-10
Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.
We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We
continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by
faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by
hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because
our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with
the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among
you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of
severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the
Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia
and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Mace-
donia and Achaia – your faith in God has become known everywhere.
Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, for they themselves
report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to
God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son
from heaven, whom he raised from the dead – Jesus, who rescues us
from the coming wrath.
When the chief priests and Pharisees had heard the parables, they real-
ized that Jesus was speaking about them. 15Then the Pharisees went
and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to
him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are
sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show
deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17Tell
us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’
18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the
test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they
brought him a denarius. 20Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and
whose title?’ 21They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them,
‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to
God the things that are God’s.’ 22When they heard this, they were
amazed; and they left him and went away.
Post Communion Prayer
We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast:
for here we receive you,
here the memory of your passion is renewed,
here our minds are filled with grace,
and here a pledge of future glory is given,
when we shall feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever. Amen
THIS WEEK AT ST MARY'S
Monday 20th October - Deadline for contributions to November/December magazine
9.00am Morning Prayer
7.00pm REV Music Group
Tuesday 21st October
8.00am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 22nd October
9:00am Ecumenical Prayers, Burley URC
12 noon Tiny Tots in Church Lounge
7.30pm Baptism preparation in Church
Thursday 23rd October
9.00am Morning Prayer
10:00am Holy Communion (said)
Saturday 25th October
9.30am PCC Coffee morning in Parish Centre
Remember to put your clocks back tonight!
Sunday 26th October Dedication Festival
8:00am Holy Communion BCP
9:45am Parish Communion
12 noon Holy Baptism of Barnaby Andrew Cawthray
6:00pm Evening Prayer
6:00pm NO REV
FOR YOUR PRAYERS
Sick: Jill Taylor, Fay Wise and Susan Steer
Within the Church: those who will take part in START
In the local Community: Endor Crescent
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  or names can be given to Paul
Traidcraft - The latest catalogue with Christmas cards and gifts is now available. I have a spare copy for anyone who asks. Janet Squire
Burley-Tereli Friendship Trust's 2015 calendar is now available for anyone who would like to support us. Still only £6. There are also some beautiful handmade Christmas cards by Margrit Salter at £2 for 3. Janet Squire 862582
Children’s Society Its the time of year again for the annual opening of Children's Society boxes.
Would box holders please leave your boxes in the Parish Centre, and I will return them there when emptied. However, if you need your box collecting instead, please give me a ring. If anyone would like to have a Children's Society box, please contact me. Thank you. Judith Hird 863652
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Alison Mullarkey, who lived in Burley from 2001 up until her death in 2009.
To commemorate this and to celebrate her life, Alison's widower Rob will be embarking on a charity trek across Nepal to raise much-needed funds for Sue Ryder's Manorlands hospice and to raise awareness of the tens of thousands of women in the UK who are suffering from breast cancer.
Alison passed away six weeks after her 40th birthday and this year also sees Manorlands celebrate its 40th anniversary so any money you can spare in helping Rob achieve his goal would be hugely appreciated by Sue Ryder and will go a long way to ensuring they can continue to help people live through life's challenges.
Donations would be gratefully received via: www.virginmoneygiving.com/RobMullarkey
Alternatively, there are some clearly-labelled Sue Ryder envelopes in the parish office which may be used.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE. We are running an eleven day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 20th April 2015. This will be a great opportunity to walk in the steps of Jesus through Gallilee, Jerusalem, and Bethleham. We will also be visiting Caesarea Philippi and Masada. For more information and a detailed itinerary please contact Ian & Joan Slater; 01274831437; email;
Come along to a Fair Trade Craft Fair on Friday 31st October 11.00am – 7.00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.
Come and enjoy morning coffee, sandwich lunch or afternoon tea. There will be a selection of ethically sourced and fairly traded accessories, jewellery, toys and other Christmas gifts. For further details contact Mary Brooks (864696)
Start. Life. What is it like?
Some say it’s a dream, others call it a joke.
If you’ve got questions about life and the Christian faith and are looking for answers, then why not make a Start!
Start! is a six-session course designed to help people discover the basics of the Christian faith.
Each session involves watching a couple of short DVD programmes, followed by time to talk, listen and ask questions. Sessions last roughly eighty minutes. Start on Thursday 23rd October at 8pm in the Parish Centre. If you are interested, please speak to Revd Paul (864223). Or sign up on the sheet in the Parish Office or at the back of the Church.
Art Exhibition With paintings by local artist Greg Learmonth known as ‘The Monet of Wharfedale’
Sunday 9th November 2014 St Mary’s Parish Centre, 43 Station Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale 10.am 5pm
There will be a service for All Souls Day Sunday 2nd November 3pm at St Mary’s Church, Burley in Wharfedale
PCC Coffee Morning - next Saturday, 25th October. Any offers of baking or other goods for sale would be appreciated, but most especially your support.