THE WEEKLY  NEWSLETTER OF THE BENEFICE OF THREE CLIFFS

 

Contacts

Rev. Canon Peter Brooks, 01792 232928

Peter.brooks256@btinternet.com

Curate Rev Nigel King      01792 233124

Nigeledward.king@btopenworld.com

 

Lay ministers

Sue Waite 234739

David Ball 232027

 

Churchwardens

St Illtyds: Carolyn Kirby 233318;  Merlin Kingham 371285

St Mary’s: Catherine Thomas 233407; Katherine Wilson 232221

St Nicholas & St John: David Harry 371615; Gilda Jones 422339

St Teilo’s: Mike Whiffin 234476; Susan Tercero 234446

 

Items for inclusion in the newsletter to

Stuart Phillips 232444 stuart7ger@gmail.com

 

Treasurers Contact Details

Frances Owen John The Cottage, Nicholaston Hall, Penmaen, Swansea, SA3 2HL fjoj@btopenworld.com

William Nicholas 18, Pennard Drive Southgate 234338 williamrnicholas@gmail.com

Jackie Strawbridge Iona, Ilston, SA27LD 371203 jackie.strawbridge@outlook.com

Mike Thomas 72, Eastlands Park Bishopston SA3DG 234487 mvthomas@talktalk.net

 

If you are missing your regular Sunday and Midweek worship then go https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXC0h5NwMA1In6Eku9gZxiQ?view_as=subscriber

There you will find a thought for the day from your Parish.

 

Worship in Three Cliffs Parish in August

 

 The following Services will be used over the next few weeks so do have them ready with you whenever you sign into our Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXC0h5NwMA1In6Eku9gZxiQ?view_as=subscriber

 

Sunday 9th August Morning Worship (You tube channel)

Wednesday 12th August Morning Prayer  (Youtube) Ann Griffiths Poet.

There will be no Zoom Morning Prayer

Thursday 13th August 9.30 am Celtic Morning Prayer  (Zoom) Join Zoom Meeting

Jeremy Taylor Bishop

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2727336964

ID: 272 733 6964   Password: 9Ugy8L

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXC0h5NwMA1In6Eku9gZxiQ?view_as=subscriber

Sunday 16th  August Morning Worship (You tube channel)

All services have been sent to those not on the internet (except the Zoom) and there are full instructions as to when to use them in a pastoral letter that has gone out to them as well.

Peter

 

Please Remember that Canon Peter is taking annual leave from  Sunday 2nd August to Saturday 15th August inclusive.

 

FOOD BANK COLLECTION

CONTRIBUTIONS BOTH OF GROCERIES AND MONEY ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER  PLEASE CONTACT EITHER

SUE WAITE OR MEGAN  ROSSER 01792 234739 suemeg@btinternet.com  OR AT LAMPLIGHTER 11-12 EVERYDAY

OR JOHN AND MARY GIBBONS ON   01792 233522 johnandmaryg880@gmail.com  86, PENNARD DRIVE

 

TEAR FUND

Every week we are reminded about the very necessary donations to Food Bank during the present crisis but we should not forget TEAR FUND which will be helping those in other parts of the world that are also suffering possibly more severely than we are, please contact Sue Waite  234739 suemeg@btinternet.com who will accept cash or cheques or pay direct to the Tear Fund bank a/c Sort code 30-90-89 a/c no 37039368

 

75th anniversary of VJ Day 15th August

On Saturday 15th August let’s pause for two minutes silence at the traditional time of 11.00 am and remember VJ day.

The War in the Far east was as fierce and as important as the war in the west and we need to mark this as a significant number of Swansea people were caught up in it.

Join with me wherever you are in observing this important commemoration.

Therefore the service on the 16th will not be our usual but an act of Remembrance with two minutes silence for VJ day.

Peter

 

Are you sleeping badly, feel depressed, has cancer come back, have any of your family met with problems?  We are here to pray and if you do not want to give names then please send Hilary an email hilaryevanses@icloud.com with e.g  “Please pray for K." or a bit more information if you feel its ok. I will only give to the prayer circle the information that you provide and we will continue to pray until you contact me and say stop. We are here to support and pray for God’s love to hold you and all those in need. 01792234230. All information is kept confidential.

 

Sunday 9th August 2020

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

 

 

Almighty God, you 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 and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

 

A reading from 1 Kings   (19.9-18)

 

At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’

 He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’

 He said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’

 Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.

 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’

 He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’

 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.’

 

This is the word of the Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 85.8-13

 

 Show us your mercy, O Lord.

 

I will listen to what the Lord God will say, for he shall speak peace to his people and to the faithful, that they turn not again to folly.  Truly, his salvation is near to those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

 Show us your mercy, O Lord.

 

Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other;  truth shall spring up from the earth and righteousness look down from heaven.

 Show us your mercy, O Lord.

 

The Lord will indeed give all that is good, and our land will yield its increase.  Righteousness shall go before him and direct his steps in the way.

 Show us your mercy, O Lord.

 

A reading from Romans   (10.5-15)

 

Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’

 But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?”’ (that is, to bring Christ down) ‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?”’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).

 But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.

 The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

 But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’

 

This is the word of the Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

 

Listen to the Gospel of Christ according to St Matthew  (14.22-33)

 

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray.

 When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear.

 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

 Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’

 

 

He said, ‘Come.’

 So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’

 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

 

 Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Holy Father, you gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God:  in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

 

Contact:

Rev Canon Peter Brooks

01792 232928 - Email

 

 

 

Rev Nigel King

01792 233124 - Email

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