Sunday 21st June 2020
2nd Sunday after Trinity
Vicar: Revd TERESA TAYLOR 01179093078 firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Warden CHRIS LLEWELLYN email@example.com
Church Warden ROGER LONG firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay Minister: BARRIE FLEET email@example.com
Lay Minister RICH HARRIS Rich.Harris@bristol.ac.uk
Lay Minister JANE HUZZEY firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay Minister: JACKIE LONG email@example.com
Lay Minister: DAVID MILES firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Office: VENETIA RODGERS 0117 9561016 email@example.com
Church Website & FB: TERRIE WALKER-SMITH http://www.stjameschurch.co.uk
New Testament: Romans 6:1b-11 New International Version (NIV)
Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 10: 24-39 New International Version (NIV)
24 “The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn
“‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[b] 37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
The Collect for the Second Sunday After Trinity
Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails: deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen
We pray for all those who we know who have underlying health issues and for all those who are required to self-isolate at this time.
We pray especially today for: Sophie, Doreen, Pat, Karen, Sue, David, Liz, Bev, Erin, Caroline, Sophie, Chris, Pauline, Pat, Pete, Peggy, Diana, John, Sally, Colin (Shirley N’s brother) and Kelly
We give thanks for the lives of Michael Totterdell, Charles Cox and Peter Bull and pray for their families at this sad time.
SUNDAY 21st JUNE WORSHIP
Join with us for worship from around 9.30am this Sunday by going to St James Mangotsfield Facebook page and follow the link to the service.
Watch our website and FB page in the coming days as some thoughts for the day will also continue to be posted, as well as our regular Sunday worship.
MESSAGE FROM REVD TERESA TAYLOR
Earlier in the week I was unable to sleep one night and was up around 3.30am, went and sat in the lounge after going and listening to the beginnings of a beautiful dawn chorus.
I picked up my bible and as I began to read I was aware of a very gentle but beautiful smell of perfume and I wondered for a moment if it was a miracle and my bible had become perfumed! It was only a while later I noticed the box of eco-friendly toiletries I had just received on an adjacent chair!
It however led me to think about fragrance and especially the fragrance of Jesus.
“and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” Ephesians 5:2
Fragrance pervades everywhere, St. John tells us the house where Jesus was anointed by Mary, was filled with the fragrance. Fragrance is perceived as good and beautiful, something to enhance our environment. As we follow our Lord we are called to bring the fragrance of Jesus to our world, that it may pervade every corner of our world like a house filled with precious perfume.
May the fragrance of Jesus fill this place.
May the fragrance of Jesus fill this place.
May the fragrance of Jesus fill this place.
Lovely fragrance of Jesus,
Rising from the sacrifice
Of lives laid down in adoration.
Graham Kendrick 1986
INVITATION TO A SOCIALLY DISTANCED MEETING OR CHAT WITH THE VICAR
Despite all our new technology for communication, sometimes nothing beats a face to face conversation.
Weather permitting, my garden allows for socially distanced meeting, so if anyone is in need of a chat or prayer do please get in touch. Teresa ><>
COFFEE TIME AT ST. JAMES
I don’t know about you, but one thing I miss because we cannot use St. James is meeting together after the service for tea, coffee and bread pudding! Many members of our church take that opportunity to stay behind and talk, it provides a great opportunity to spend time with people who are visiting us. Our weekly service on facebook and youtube at 9.30 am are going well but the coffee after the service isn’t quite the same if you are on your own! So what can we do about it? Well, lots of you use Zoom, so, why do we not all meet up there after the service on Sunday for coffee around 11.30 a.m!
If you would like us to join us for coffee – starting Sunday 24th May – send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org In the email write your name and also a brief note saying you would like to joint us for coffee. Each week look out for an email from email@example.com that email will include a link and the password to get into that week’s coffee meet up. If you run into problems getting on to Zoom etc. do let Teresa know by phone or email. Look forward to meeting you all via Zoom. Chris Taylor
NEW WINE VIRTUAL EVENT!
As this year it’s not possible to hold the annual New Wine Bible Week (due to social distancing restrictions) it’s going to be a bit different. The good news though, is that it’s still going ahead, but this time virtually, in homes, gardens, local churches, parks/green spaces (within current rules!)
For the information (including the programme) simply click on the United Breaks Out banner below. Let me encourage you to save the date and get involved in the New Wine United Breaks Out event
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE PLANT SALE
Thank you to all who supported our “Socially Distanced” Plant sale last Saturday in the grounds of St James. I’m sure our gardens are looking better already. It was a great success and it was great to be able to get out to see everyone.
The magnificent sum of £681.00 was raised, a fantastic result and this has given us the confidence to know we can hold suitable events in this current situation, Ruth and Teresa
Following on from the success of the plant sale, another event has been planned in July. Please print out the poster below and display it if you can. Please note that help is needed with this event, as well as donations for the stalls.
Your PCC has made a donation to the Toilet Twinning project run by Tear Fund. Our reorder project started off being about the provision of a toilet, hence it’s original name “spend-a-penny”. It was always our intention to make some appropriate gift, as many other churches have done.
Toilet Twinning helps fund projects in poor communities to provide basic toilets, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives.
Our donation has been linked with the following three projects:
- a block of 4 toilets for a church at Ndola, Zambia
- a block of 4 toilets within a community at Mwandiga, Democratic Republic of Congo
- a block of toilets at a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
The refugee camp is currently the largest in the world, following an influx from Myanmar with a large number of Rohingya, the Muslim minority group.
We have been sent 3 framed photos , one for each project. They are about 10 by 8 inches and could be hung in our new toilets? Roger Long
For more information, Toilet Twinning have their own website.
LATEST MESSAGE FROM RESOUND FOODBANK
Thank you so much for all your plastic bag donations for foodbank. We now have more than enough for the moment so please can we ask for NO more until further notice. We are always amazed how quickly and generously you respond to our needs. Thank you!
Best wishes, Claire and Steve, Resound Foodbank Joint Co-ordinators
Resound, Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol BS16 9BP Tel: 0117 3050969. As usual the best day to deliver items is Friday between 9am – 1pm. Monday and Wednesday mornings there may also be someone at Resound but please call the office first to check
Resound Shopping List June 2020
Tinned Mince Meat & Onions
Tinned Stewing Steak
Tinned Chicken in Sauce
Fray Bentos Pies
Tinned Cold Meats (Ham, Spam, Corned Beef etc)
Tinned Macaroni Cheese
Tinned Green/Broad Beans
Jars of Fish/Meat Paste
Female Shower Gel
NEWSLETTER AND CHURCH OFFICE PHONE
Please send anything you wish to be included in the 28th June newsletter to the church office by 11am, Friday 26th June, to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that the answerphone at the church office is now working again thanks to the kind staff at Preddy’s! Thanks, Venetia