St Barnabas Church
16th August 2020
The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
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.
God of our pilgrimage,
you have willed that the gate of mercy
should stand open for those who trust in you:
look upon us with your favour
that we who follow the path of your will
may never wander from the way of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
Thought for the week
Prayer is not a preparation for the battle;
it is the battle!
Verse for the Week
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark,
Jesus got up, left the house
and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Points for Prayer
* God would bless those who watch our 10:30am Facebook service
* Everyone receiving exam results last week or in the coming week. Pray for guidance as they work out the next steps in their lives and for those who did not get the grades that they hoped for.
* Government and school leaders as they seek to make sure everyone receives fair results at the end of their courses, and for everyone considering appealing their grades.
* Children to be able to enjoy the summer break even though they cannot do everything that they normally would.
* Preparations for restarting the 10:30am service in church at the beginning of September.
* The groups which hire the
halls and church out would come back - albeit safely
* Wisdom for those who are not sure about coming back to church for health reasons
* The elderly and vulnerable who still need to be careful as lockdown restrictions are relaxed.
* All charities who are finding it really hard to raise funds at this time to cover their basic costs including Liberty Tea Rooms, the work of CAP, DENS and the Yanez's in Spain.
* Finances needed for the church as our rental income is still very low
* All having to seek for new employment and those worried about the future of their jobs.
* Linda Capon’s mum Edie Wonderling as she locates to new accommodation.
* Sue Williams who needs some more tests
* Barabra Probert who has had a fall
* Sue Chitayi as she does a daily walk for The Refuge
* Sally Bonsor as she grieves the death of her dad.
* George Collins as he grieves his father's death
* The families of those killed in the train accident in Scotland and the people who are injured.