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October 4, 2020

18th Sunday after Pentecost

William Tyndale, Priest  1536
October 6, 2020
 

"Let it not make thee despair, neither yet discourage thee, O reader, that it is forbidden thee in pain of life and goods, or that it is made breaking of the king's peace, or treason unto his highness, to read the Word of thy soul's health—for if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes."
 

William Tyndale could speak seven languages and was proficient in ancient Hebrew and Greek. He was a priest whose intellectual gifts and disciplined life could have taken him a long way in the church—had he not had one compulsion: to teach English men and women the good news of justification by faith.

Tyndale had discovered this doctrine when he read Erasmus's Greek edition of the New Testament. What better way to share this message with his countrymen than to put an English version of the New Testament into their hands? This, in fact, became Tyndale's life passion, aptly summed up in the words of his mentor, Erasmus: "Christ desires his mysteries to be published abroad as widely as possible. I would that [the Gospels and the epistles of Paul] were translated into all languages, of all Christian people, and that they might be read and known."
 

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Schedule


October 4, 2020
10:30 AM Eucharist
Fr Mark Evans


Coffee Hour
Jo & Doug Williams


Altar Guild 
Mary Nelle Campbell 
Esther Schelosky


Trinity on the Move
Lantern Pub in Ashley

October 11, 2020
10:30 AM Eucharist
Fr Brant Hazlett

Coffee Hour
TBD

Altar Guild
Kathy Lewis & Tami Cralley

 

 

                         PARISH NOTICES



Please sign up for flowers and coffee hour.  Both are important for the good of our congregation!

 

Happy Anniversary

October 8:  Jim & Tracy Adams
 
                         
 

Upcoming Coffee Hour Needs

 

      October 11:
                       18:
                       25:    

 

September & October is once again the time that we donate to the guild. St Ann's Guild does so many unknown and unseen things for the good of the parish for example having the windows of the parish hall cleaned and paying the sextons to keep the church clean.   These donations make this possible without us having to come up with creative fundraising such as a food booth at the craft fair.  If you are so inclined, please make checks out to St Ann's Guild.  Thank you!!!

Did you know?  We have a parish lending library.  It is on the wall behind the white board. Feel free to take something to read or leave something you think others might like.   The shelves are full!!!  Help yourself to a good read!

 

Parish Prayer List:  A new sheet has been provided at the back of the church.  Please take a look so we can pray intentionally for each name on the list. Can someone be moved off our prayer list? Do you know someone we should add?

 
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SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

October 4, 2020 - Year A

 

The Collect
 
Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve:  Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   Amen
 
Lesson: Isaiah 5:1-7

5 Let me sing for my beloved
    a love song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
    on a very fertile hill.
He digged it and cleared it of stones,
    and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
    and hewed out a wine vat in it;
and he looked for it to yield grapes,
    but it yielded wild grapes.

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem
    and men of Judah,
judge, I pray you, between me
    and my vineyard.
What more was there to do for my vineyard,
    that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,
    why did it yield wild grapes?

And now I will tell you
    what I will do to my vineyard.
I will remove its hedge,
    and it shall be devoured;
I will break down its wall,
    and it shall be trampled down.
I will make it a waste;
    it shall not be pruned or hoed,
    and briers and thorns shall grow up;
I will also command the clouds
    that they rain no rain upon it.

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts
    is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah
    are his pleasant planting;
and he looked for justice,
    but behold, bloodshed;
for righteousness,
    but behold, a cry!

 

Psalm 80:7-14

7       Restore us, O God of hosts; *
     show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
 
8       You have brought a vine out of Egypt; *
     you cast out the nations and planted it.
.
9       You prepared the ground for it; *
     it took root and filled the land.
 
10     The mountains were covered by its shadow *
     and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.
 
11     You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea *
     and its branches to the River.
 
12     Why have you broken down its wall, *
     so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?
 
13     The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it, *
     and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.
 
14     Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven;
behold and tend this vine; *
     preserve what your right hand has planted.

 Epistle:  Philippians 2:14-21

14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature be thus minded; and if in anything you are otherwise minded, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

17 Brethren, join in imitating me, and mark those who so live as you have an example in us. 18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20 But our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.


Gospel:  Matthew 21:33-43

33 “Hear another parable. There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit; 35 and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them. 37 Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:

‘The very stone which the builders rejected
has become the head of the corner;
this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it.”[a]

 

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