May 18

SEASON AFTER PENTECOST

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Introduction to the Season

The beginning of the Season of Sundays after Pentecost is determined by the date of Easter – and the related date of Pentecost, fifty days later. The Feast of the Reign of Christ is its climax and conclusion and is always the 5th Sunday before Christmas Day, i. e. the Sunday before Advent begins. During the long Season of Sundays after Pentecost we encounter Jesus as Healer, Teacher and the One who is to suffer and die as the Saviour of the World.

Liturgical Colour

The liturgical colour for the Season is Green – Green being the colour associated with the mission and work of the Church in the world. However, the liturgical colour for the celebrations of the first Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and the Final Sunday, the Reign of Christ, are white.

About the Sunday Readings for the Sundays after Pentecost

The First Reading and Psalm offer a semi-continuous reading of some of the Old Testament historical books. 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings followed by series from the Wisdom literature, Song of Solomon, Proverbs, and Job.                                                                                                                                                                            Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and the gospel passage from John recounts Jesus speaking to the disciples of the Spirit and the Father.                                                                                                                          The readings from Luke for the next 26 Sundays include miracles of healing [5], teaching disciples [14 including 9 parables] a confrontation with the Jewish authorities, encounters with Martha and Mary as well as Zacchaeus, and a little Apocalypse until we are reminded that our King reigns from the Cross.                                                                 In the midst of all that Jesus did, we also have the story of the sending of the 70 to prepare the way for Jesus by proclaiming the kingdom and curing the sick.                                                                                                                  In all of these one is reminded again and again of Jesus’ concern for the outsiders, the women, the weak, and those whom society cast aside.                                                                                                                                             The series of readings from Jeremiah in the middle of the season could provide material for a series of sermons on the role of the prophet in society.                                                                                                                                 The semi-continuous readings from the letters to the Galatians, Colossians and Timothy provide ample opportunity to focus the preaching on a series of Sundays and to encourage study groups to continue that focus in small groups.[ACSA. 2015. Lectionary Advent 2015- Advent 2016 Year C.]

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May 13

Pew Leaflet Sunday 15 May 2016

Almighty God, on the Day

of Pentecost you sent your Holy Spirit to the disciples with wind from heaven

and tongues of flames:

inspire our hearts, set them on fire with joy and power

and send us out as witnesses

to the wonder of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

May 15 – Pentecost.pdf

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May 06

Pew Leaflet Sunday 8 May 2016

Triune God,

Jesus prayed that we might be one: help us to transcend our differences

and find our unity in Jesus Christ our Lord;

who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

May8.pdf

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Apr 29

Pew Leaflet Sunday 1 May 2016

Eternal Father, your reign extends beyond space and time: grant that in this world of changing things we may hold fast to your promises that endure for ever; through Jesus Christ

our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God,

for ever and ever. Amen.

May 1.pdf

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Apr 22

Pew Leaflet Sunday 24 April 2016

Gracious God, your Son revealed the meaning of love:

increase in us that same love, that all may know

we are your disciples; through Jesus Christ

our Lord, who with you

and the Holy Spirit

lives and reigns, one God,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

Apr 24.pdf

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Apr 15

Pew Leaflet Sunday 17 April 2016

O God,

your Son Jesus

is the good shepherd:

grant that all who hear his voice may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 17.pdf

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Apr 08

Pew Leaflet 10 April 2016

Merciful God, whose love will not let us go: restore in us the power of our calling that we may boldly fulfil the tasks you set before us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit is worthy of blessing and honour, glory and power, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 10.pdf

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Apr 08

Life at St George

Life at St Geoerge layministers st george outstations layministers outstations parish warden st george warden st giles layministers st johns layministers

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Apr 06

Bazaar

Parish Bazaar Poster.pdf

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Apr 01

Pew Leaflet Sunday 3 April 2016

God of mission, you raised up Jesus Christ as your faithful witness and the first born of the dead: by your Holy Spirit, empower us to witness to him so that those who have not yet seen may come to believe in him who was and is and is to come, and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 3.doc

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