PARISH OF RYTON: WEEKLY NOTES
SUNDAY 24th October 2021
THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
10.30am – Celebration of the Word of God
Led by Alan Clark
The Collect for this week:
Grant, we beseech you, merciful lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
First Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm: Psalm 126
Bless the Lord my soul (no. 4 in the booklet)
Gospel Reading: Mark 10:46-52
Sides people: Maureen Dunn
Organ: Gordon Swift
Readers: Lynn Patterson/Alan Clark
Intercessions: Judith Rollingson
Reflection: Sue McGinn
A Prayer which you may say privately:
Father of light, in whom is no change or shadow of turning, you give us every good and perfect gift and have brought us to birth by your word of truth: may we be a living sign of that kingdom where your whole creation will be made perfect in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Other services today
6.00 pm Phone Church
Tuesday 6.30-7.45pm, St Paul’s Church Hall – Confirmation
Wednesday 7.00pm Bellringing Practice
Thursday 10.00am Holy Communion
Next Sunday – All Saints’ Day
8.00 am Holy Communion – BCP
10.00am Parish Communion – Joint service at St Paul’s Winlaton
6.00pm Phone Church
Dates for Your Diary:
6th November - Deanery Confirmation at St Paul’s
13th November - Resting in Peace Service 10.30 am
After service refreshments are returning but we need a few more pairs of hands to help. The more volunteers we have, the less frequently your turn comes around! Please speak to Judith Rollingson if you could help with teas and coffees after our Sunday morning services.
Fifth Sunday Services
As of October, when there is a fifth Sunday in the month, Ryton and Winlaton will be having a joint Communion service as a way of cementing the relationship between the two parishes and helping us to learn how to worship and work together. We will alternate between the two churches, with the first service on October 31st taking place at St Paul’s at 10am. I hope that as many people as possible will make the effort to attend our Fifth Sunday Services, at which there will usually be an invited speaker. On October 31st, we will be joined by a representative from the Children’s Society who will speak to us about the work that the Society is doing in the North East.
For those who really can’t make it to the joint service, there will also be an 8am BCP/Order 2 Communion Service in the church which is not hosting the joint service, so on October 31st there will be an 8am service at Holy Cross. Please note that this is only on Fifth Sundays. We are not – as yet – reinstating our regular 8am services – this will be considered as part of a bigger conversation about the service pattern across the two parishes which will be happening soon.
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