Pew Sheet 14th After Pentecost

Blue Mountains Franciscan Church for Sunday 21st August

21st8th

* “The Winchester Bible” is a Romanesque illuminated manuscript produced in Winchester between 1160 and 1175. With folios measuring 583 x 396 mm., it is the largest surviving 12th-century English Bible.  It may still be seen at the Winchester Cathedral Library, its home for more than eight hundred years. During the Romanesque period, the focus of major illumination in the West moved from the Gospel Book to the Psalter and the Bible, and the Winchester manuscript is one of the most lavish. The Bible comprises 468 leaves of calf-skin parchment. Given the large size of the pages, each bifolium required an entire skin: it is estimated that the manuscript incorporated the hides of some 250 calves.

 

HYMN:  All the Ends of the Earth (AOV 1/76)

All:            All the ends of the earth,

all you creatures of the sea,

Lift up your eyes to the wonders of the Lord.

For the Lord of the earth, the Master of the sea,

has come with justice for the world.

 

Break into song at the deeds of the Lord,

the wonders God has done in ev’ry age.

 

All the ends of the earth,

all you creatures of the sea,

Lift up your eyes to the wonders of the Lord.

For the Lord of the earth, the Master of the sea,

has come with justice for the world.

 

Heaven and earth shall rejoice in his might;

ev’ry heart, ev’ry nation call him Lord.

 

All the ends of the earth,

all you creatures of the sea,

Lift up your eyes to the wonders of the Lord.

For the Lord of the earth, the Master of the sea,

has come with justice for the world.

 

The Lord has made his salvation known,

faithful to his promises of old.

Let the ends of the earth,

let the sea and all it holds

make music before our King!

All the ends of the earth,

all you creatures of the sea,

Lift up your eyes to the wonders of the Lord.

For the Lord of the earth, the Master of the sea,

has come with justice for the world.

1981 © Robert J. Dufford SJ & New Dawn Music

Used by Permission. CCL License No 386670

 

SCRIPTURE: (Jeremiah 1:4-10)

Reader:     The Scripture is written in the 1st Chapter of the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah beginning at the 4th verse.

4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,

5 ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

and before you were born I consecrated you;

I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’

6 Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.’ 7 But the Lord said to me,

‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”;

for you shall go to all to whom I send you,

and you shall speak whatever I command you.

8 Do not be afraid of them,

for I am with you to deliver you,

says the Lord.’

9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,

‘Now I have put my words in your mouth.

10 See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms,

to pluck up and to pull down,

to destroy and to overthrow,

to build and to plant.’                   (NRSV)

Here ends the Scripture.

 

Psalm 71:1-6

Cantor:      1 In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.

2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.

All:            3 Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.

Cantor:      5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

6 Upon you I have leaned from my birth; it was you who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.

 

EPISTLE: (Hebrews 12: 18-29)

Reader:     The Epistle is written in the 12th chapter of the letter to the Hebrews beginning at the 18th verse.

18 You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. 20 (For they could not endure the order that was given, ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.’ 21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, ‘I tremble with fear.’) 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

25 See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking; for if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject the one who warns from heaven! 26 At that time his voice shook the earth; but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.’ 27 This phrase ‘Yet once more’ indicates the removal of what is shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; 29 for indeed our God is a consuming fire.

(NRSV)

Here ends the Epistle.

ALLELUIA

Deacon:    Please stand to greet the Holy Gospel:

All:              Alleluia. Alleluia.

When we listen, God’s glorious voice will reverberate within our hearts. Alleluia.

 

GOSPEL

Before reading the Gospel the Deacon will say:

Deacon:    Be attentive, here is wisdom. Peace be with you all.

All:            And also with you.

 

The Gospel (Luke 13: 10-17)

Before reading the Gospel the Deacon will say:

Deacon:    The Holy Gospel is written in the 13th chapter of Luke beginning at the 10th verse.

10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, ‘There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.’ 15 But the Lord answered him and said, ‘You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?’ 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing. (NRSV)

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All:            Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Response to the Prayer:

Reader:     Loving God, in your mercy:

All:            Hear our prayer

 

FINAL HYMN: Take My Life


All:            Take my life, and let it be,

consecrated, Lord, to thee;

take my moments and my days,

let them flow with ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move,

at the impulse of thy love;

take my feet, and let them be,

swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing,

always, only, for my King;

take my lips, and let them be,

filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold,

not a mite would I withhold;

take my intellect, and use,

every power as thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it thine;

it shall be no longer mine.

take my heart, it is thine own;

it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour,

at your feet its treasure store;

take myself, and I will be,

ever, only, all for thee, all for thee.

Words: Frances Ridley Havergal, 1874


 

http://www.efree.mb.ca/lectionarypuzzles/in-cwvw.htm#top

 

N B A B U I L D N A T I O N S T

R O P U L L Z D E S T R O Y F H

S R P D E L I V E R B E F O R E

V N O K W H W H A T E V E R N N

R O I N O S A Y I N G P L A N T

W T N O R H T T H A F R A I D E

H H T W D C R O V E R T H R O W

O I E B S O U S O K C O W M B S

M S D O E N L A N I O D I O U E

H O W Y E S Y I L N M A T U T N

S P E A K E O D Y G M Y H T O D

C U S P S C U H K D A W E H U L

A T H L A R R A N O N O M D C O

M G A U Y A W V E M D M L O H R

E O L C S T E E W S Q B A W E D

C D L K J E R E M I A H A N D P

F O R M E D E U P P R O P H E T

 

Word List (Jeremiah 1:4-10)

 

CONSECRATED    OVERTHROW    APPOINTED    WHATEVER    KINGDOMS    JEREMIAH    TOUCHED    PROPHET    NATIONS    DESTROY    DELIVER    COMMAND    SAYING    FORMED    BEFORE    AFRAID    WORDS    TRULY    TODAY    SPEAK    SHALL    PLUCK    PLANT    MOUTH    BUILD    YOUR    WOMB    WITH    WHOM    WERE    THEN    THEM    SEND    SAYS    SAID    PULL    ONLY    NRSV    LORD    KNOW    KNEW    HAVE    HAND    DOWN    CAME    BORN    SEE    PUT    NOT    HOW    HIS    GOD    BUT    BOY    UP    OF    MY

A B A R K T R H W G N

N E C E I H E E O O R

D U C C N E V B R D S

G S E E G R E R S C V

I H P I D E R E H A W

V A T V O F E W I N H

E K A I M O N S P N I

T E B N B R C A T O C

H N L G Y E E W I T H

A R E S I N C E L E T

T H A N K S O F F E R

 

Word List (Hebrews 12:28)

 

ACCEPTABLE    THEREFORE    REVERENCE    RECEIVING    WORSHIP    KINGDOM    HEBREWS    THANKS    SHAKEN    CANNOT    WHICH    SINCE    OFFER    WITH    THAT    NRSV    GIVE    LET    GOD    AWE    ARE    AND    US    TO    BY    BE

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