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

Week commencing 6th September

 

On Sunday 6th on  our Youtube Channel please use the new Sunday Worship Sheet

The following Services will be used over the next week so do have them ready with you whenever you sign into our Youtube Channel

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

 

Wednesday 8th  September

Morning Prayer (Youtube) from 8.00 am and

Wednesday 8th September join on Zoom 9.45 am https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2727336964 (Zoom)

ID: 272 733 6964 Password: 9Ugy8L

Please use the new Healing Service Sheet.

 

Thursday 3rd September

9.30 am New Celtic Morning Prayer (Zoom) Join Zoom Meeting 9.30 am William Salesbury and William Morgan Bible Translation  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2727336964

ID: 272 733 6964 Password: 9Ugy8L

Please use the new Celtic Morning Prayer Sheet

 

Sunday 13th September Worship (You tube channel)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXC0h5NwMA1In6Eku9gZxiQ?view_as=subscriber Please use the New Sunday Worship Sheet.

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

 

Funeral of  Margaret Edwards 8th September leaving from Pressdees in Mumbles for Llanelli Crematorium at 3.00pm. Only 15 can attend due to the Covid-19 situation.

 

Church opening

You might have heard...but heaven knows where from that we are opening the doors of our churches again, an email has been sent to all Three Cliffs members with some ideas and suggestions to consider, there are no definite plans so if you hear anything they are not at this stage  the correct information so please discount it until I am able to bring you the proper news at the appropriate time.

Peter

 

Volunteers wanted

There is a potential to re-open the Lamplighter very soon however we are in need of some more volunteers who can help out with shifts If you are able to give a couple of hours a week or even once a month then do contact our co-ordinator Rachael Aka ASAP. on 01792232012 & leave a  message or   gowerlamplighter@gmail.com   Many thanks.         Peter

DEANERY MAGAZINE

Rev Nigel King has confirmed that a limited number of Deanery Magazines may be available in large print A4 format for those with impaired sight. If you or someone you know would like the magazine in this form please let your magazine contact or warden know and the information will be passed to Nigel

 

 

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 LAMLIGHTER 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

 

Sunday 6th September 2020

13th Sunday after Trinity

 

Almighty God, you called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:  help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you;  through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

A reading from Ezekiel   (33.7-11)

 

So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked ones, you shall surely die’, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

 Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: ‘Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?’ Say to them, As I live, says

 

the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

 

This is the word of the Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm 119.33-40

My delight shall be in your commandments.

 

Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes and I will observe it to the end.  Give me understanding and I shall keep your law;  I shall keep it with my whole heart.

My delight shall be in your commandments.

 

Lead me in the path of your commandments, for therein is my delight.  Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to unjust gain.  Turn away my eyes lest they look on  vanities; O give me life in your ways.

My delight shall be in your commandments.

 

Confirm to your servant your promise, which stands for all who fear you.  Turn away the reproach which I dread, for your judgements are good.  Behold, I long for your commandments; in your righteousness give me life.

My delight shall be in your commandments.

 

A reading from Romans   (13.8-14)

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.

 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honourably as in the day, not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

 Thanks be to God.

 

 

Listen to the Gospel of Christ according to St Matthew   (18.15-20)

 Glory to you, O Lord.

 

‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector.

 ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’

 

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

 Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Creator God, you feed your children with the true manna, the living bread from heaven:  let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage until we come to that place where hunger and thirst are no more;  through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Contact:

Rev Canon Peter Brooks

01792 232928 - Email

 

 

 

Rev Nigel King

01792 233124 - Email

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