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23 November 2014

Christ the King 

OUR SERVICES TODAY 

8:00am: Holy Communion BCP 

9:45am: Family Communion 

6.00pm: Evening Prayer

6.00pm REV 

TODAY'S PRAYERS and READINGS

Collect of the Day

God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory.
Amen. 

Ezekiel 34.11-16,20-24

11Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will search for my sheep, and will
seek them out. 12As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are
among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue
them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of
clouds and thick darkness. 13I will bring them out from the peoples and
gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land;
and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and
in all the inhabited parts of the land. 14I will feed them with good pasture,
and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall
lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the
mountains of Israel. 15I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I
will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD. 16I will seek the lost, and I
will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will
strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed
them with justice.0Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: I myself
will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Because you
pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with
your horns until you scattered them far and wide, 22I will save my flock,
and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and
sheep. 3I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he
shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24And I, the
LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among
them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

Ephesians 1.15-23

15I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all
the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I
remember you in my prayers. 17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revela-
tion as you come to know him, 18so that, with the eyes of your heart
enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you,
what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19and
what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, ac-
cording to the working of his great power. 20God put this power to work in
Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right
hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power
and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age
but also in the age to come. 22And he has put all things under his feet
and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23which is his
body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. 

Matthew 25.31-46

Jesus said to his disciples: 31‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All
the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one
from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and
he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34Then
the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed
by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
of the world; 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and
you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of
me, I was in prison and you visited me.” 37Then the righteous will answer
him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or
thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw
you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?
39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”
40And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one
of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
41Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, de-
part from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;
42for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave
me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, na-
ked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not
visit me.” 44Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it that we saw
you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did
not take care of you?” 45Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just
as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.”
46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into
eternal life.’ 

Post Communion Prayer

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,
may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

THIS WEEK AT ST MARY'S

Monday 24th November
9.00am Morning Prayer
9.30am Advent Quiet Garden
7.00pm REV music group 

Tuesday 25th November
8.00am Morning Prayer 

Wednesday 26th November
9:00am Ecumenical Prayers at St Mary’s
2.00pm-3.00pm Tiny Tots in Parish Centre 

Thursday 27th November
9.00am Morning Prayer
10:00am Holy Communion (said) in Church Lounge
8.00pm Start Course in Parish Centre 

Sunday 30th November - Advent Sunday
8:00am Holy Communion BCP
9:45am Parish Communion
10.00am Tea&Toast @Ten
4.00pm Travelling Crib/Posada Service
6.00pm Advent Carol service
6.00pm REV

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

R.I.P: Susan Steer and Joyce Crowther
Within the Church: Our preparations for Advent
In the local Community: Menston Old Lane

Prayer Chain: A small group of people from our Church commit themselves to offering daily prayers, when there is an emergency, or 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 either of our priests. 

NOTICES

Bradford Soup Run. As we approach Christmas we are once again asking for your generosity in giving chocolate bars, socks (new), scarves and gloves. The people sleeping rough in Bradford are always appreciative of these comforts in winter. Thanks in advance. Margaret Auty. 864423. 

The CHURCH in SUDAN. Here comes another calendar for 2015......but please read on !! This one carries some information, and vibrant photographs giving glimpses of the joys, struggles and potential of fellow-Christians in that part of the Sudanese Church with which our Bradford (West Yorkshire and the Dales)) Churches are linked. A.5 format available from me at £3 (larger format £5). Proceeds in support of the many displaced families. Please request ! Chris Hayward (865261 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Burley-Tereli Friendship Trust Calendars £6 are still available from Janet Squire (862582), from The Garden Room at the Parish Centre and from Lesley Hoyle (November 11th to 29th) while I am away
 
Advent Quiet Garden morning at Paul & Irene’s, Monday 24th November at 9.30 for 10.00; bring & share lunch, tel. 862377. Subject – ‘In Joyful Anticipation’; led by Mary Brooks. 

Ilkley Rotary club wish to thank everyone who supported their Coffee morning. The total so far is £320, but still counting. 

Katiyo School are doing a raffle at the Christmas Market on Saturday 29th November. We have a number of prizes already but we need crisps nuts and children's sweets . Please can anyone help by  buying these items and giving to Annette Hattersley or ring 862090 to ask me to pick up. 

Traidcraft. The latest catalogue with Christmas cards and gifts is now available. I have a spare copy for anyone who asks. Janet Squire 

Christmas Quiz It’s that time of year again and you may (or perhaps not?) be pleased to know that we have produced yet another quiz. This time it is literary and all the proceeds will be going to the Mothers’ Union Literacy Fund. Please do join in and enjoy. Entry is still only £1 with a prize of £20 Quizzes available from Sue or Vernon (Whelan), Tel. 863478 

Tiny Tots starting on Wed. 26th Nov. this group will meet in the Parish Centre from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. We hope that this will be a better venue and acceptable to everyone. 

Flower Rota Thank you to all who helped or contributed to the Church flowers. We hope in a small way that they enhance our worship and remind us of God’s wonderful creation. We are now compiling the Rota for next year. Unfortunately there are some blank spaces, particularly for the memorial flowers. We would like to to have a few more helpers. That does not mean that you have to do the arrangements – although you are welcome to do so if you wish– but rather to give a small contribution towards the flower fund. Perhaps you would like them done in memory of a special person or occasion. Please let Pat or Doris know if you can help. Pat Emmel 865047

St Mary's is having a tent at the Christmas lights switch on. We are looking for a few strong people to help us carry things over to the park and help set up at 12 noon and at 5pm. Any offers of help to Paul or Alastair.

Message from Alastair and Sara
Sara and I are keen to have an opportunity to get to know you all better! We would therefore like to invite you to come for a family Sunday afternoon tea at the Vicarage. We plan to continue this invite into the New Year but for now the following date is still available: Sunday Dec 7th 3.30pm 

Holy Space

Sunday 7th December 2015 6pm till 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Burley-in-Wharfedale
Advent Journeys.
The aim of Holy Space is to create the space in which you may find that you have been found by God.
You are free to explore the building; walking, pausing, watching & listening for God as you like.
There will be a number of installations around the building telling the advent journey.
You can spend as little or as longs you like in this space.
At 6:40pm a bell will ring.
Shortly after this we will gather in the choir stalls
 

 
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