|Parish of The Epiphany Masterton 3 July 2022 |
14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeTe Rātapu Tekau mā whā o He wā noa iho
8am NZ Prayer Book Communion Service
9.30am Café Church in the hall
Following Diocesan guidelines, we will still be wearing masks in church and doing a no-contact passing of the peace. If you are in the least unwell or if your health is compromised please stay at home and keep safe.
1st Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14
2nd Reading: Gal 6:7-16
Gospel: Luke 10:1-11,16-20
PRAYER POINTS · Give thanks for God’s love and strength, at work in and through us.
· We pray for God’s peace and comfort to all who grieve; for Christ’s healing power for the sick and suffering; for patience & encouragement for those recovering from surgery; for the Holy Spirit to guide our teachers and medical teams, our police and councillors.
· We pray for those struggling to keep warm and the extra cost of heating during the winter months. Help us to be good stewards of all God provides, reaching out to help when we are able.
· We continue to pray for all those in our local community and around the world who have covid or are isolating. We pray they do not suffer and recover quickly.
· We pray for those involved with the Texas migrant truck tragedy.
· We pray for those affected by the Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk on Tuesday.
Coming up in the ParishThis Sunday
We are excited to invite you to our new Café Church on the first Sunday of each month Come for breakfast at 8.45am (koha wlecome) and instead of going into church stay in the hall and join us for a multi-generational service (all age) with a cuppa.
Monthly Parish Breakfast Join us for our monthly parish breakfast this Sunday at 8.45am in the hall all welcome!Koha appreciated.
Mothers’ Union 5th July meeting @ 12.30pm Our Focus will be on HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY and Revd. Elizabeth Snowsill will be our guest. Come and join us for soup ‘n’ rolls.
Monthly Potluck 7th JulyCome and join us for dinner and fellowship. Bring a dish to share.
High Tea – Saturday 16th July @ 2pm. $12 per person At Alison and Graham Osborne’s home.55 Welch Road Opaki (why not car pool?) There will be raffles.Sign up sheet is in the foyer.Get in quick places are limited! Limited to 20 people.
Online morning prayer happens Monday – Thursday at 9am on Zoom. If you would like to join us please contact the office.
Epiphany Kids and Friends
Each year the United Nations marks World Refugee Day on June 20.
In the Methodist and Presbyterian calendar, churches will
remember refugees on June 26 this year. Anglican churches have
designated July 3 for Refugee Sunday. Beginning with Adam and Eve, the Bible recounts many stories of people
needing safety and a new home. Through these stories we can explore what it
means to go into exile or flee from danger, perhaps into a harsh life in the
desert. Jesus understood this experience and in Matthew reaffirms this ancient
imperative. We can encounter Christ in the face of a stranger, someone who is
different from us.
On Refugee Sunday, take time to explore what it means to welcome Christ as
the stranger – and the ways we can assist people who have fled fear and
persecution wherever they may live. World Refugee Day focuses on every
person’s right to seek safety . Whoever. Wherever. Whenever.
Check out the link below about a family fleeing the Ukraine.
CWS partner Community World Service Asia immediately sent an assessment team to eastern Afghanistan after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake on June 22. More than 920 people have lost their lives. Homes and livelihoods have been destroyed. CWSA staff carried out a rapid assessment and have released the first of three emergency cash grants of NZ$157 to 200 severely affected families the worst affected Geyan district. Donations to the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal will assist people with food, hygiene, shelter and other urgent needs in the immediate aftermath of the quake. We value your prayer for all people in Afghanistan.
You can donate by clicking on the link below.
Online Services in the Wellington Diocese
For those of you who do not feel safe coming back to church just yet due to covid in the community, please check out the link below. There are quite a few churches who are offering online services. Scroll down the page until you get to the red box. https://anglicanmovement.nz/churchonline
Daily Lectionary Readings
These readings have been taken from the Anglican Church Lectionary Morning Prayers 2022
Mon 4 July Ps 71; Judg 8:22-end; Luke 15:1-10
Tues 5 July Ps 73; Judg 9:1-21; Luke 15:11-end
Wed 6 July Ps 77; Judg 9:22-end; Luke 16:1-18
Thur 7 July Ps 78:1-40; Judg 11:1-11; Luke 16:19-end
Fri 8 JulyPs 55; Judg 11:29-end; Luke 17:1-10
Sat 9 July Ps 76,(79); Judg 12:1-7; Luke 17:11-19
OFFICE HOURS The office is open on a limited basis due to Covid “orange”
Feel free to pop in and say hello if you are going past!
The Parish of The Epiphany
54 High Street, SouthPO Box 2023, Kuripuni, Masterton, 5842.
06 378 2169