29th. May 2016
Parish Website: bandonunion.ie
Bandon Union of Parishes.
Bandon, Ballinadee, Brinny, Innishannon, Rathclaren.
Our Vision is of an Outgoing, Welcoming Church that Embraces the Growing Diversity of our Community, with People of all ages in Leadership, to make Christ known.
The First Sunday after Trinity
|The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
|(Anglican Cycle of Prayer) The Anglican Centre in Rome (Porvoo Diary) Church of Norway: Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland, Bishop Per Oskar Kjoelaas
|St Fin Barre’s: Nigel Dunne; Ted Ardis; George Salter. Lay Vicars, Scholars and Choristers Peter Stobart ( Organist and Master of the Music ) Cathedral Staff and Volunteers and Visitors; Lapp’s Court.
|Churchwardens and Glebewardens.
Regular Weekday Services in Saint Peter’s Church, Bandon
|Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. – Morning Prayer at 9.00 a.m.
|Wed. – The Eucharist at 11.00 a.m. After Friday Morning Prayer we meet for coffee in Niall’s Coffee Shop, Riverview Shopping Centre. All are welcome.
|Next Sunday’s Lectionary The Second Sunday after Trinity
|1 Kings 16-24
|Galatians 1: 11-24
|Luke 7: 11-17
The Collect of the Day
the strength of all those who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lectionary for First Sunday after Trinity.
The First Reading:
1 Kings 18: 20-21, 30-39
So Ahab sent to all the Israelites, and assembled the prophets at Mount Carmel. Elijah then came near to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.’ The people did not answer him a word. Then Elijah said to all the people, ‘Come closer to me’; and all the people came closer to him. First he repaired the altar of the Lord that had been thrown down; Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, ‘Israel shall be your name’; with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord. Then he made a trench around the altar, large enough to contain two measures of seed. Next he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood. He said, ‘Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt-offering and on the wood.’ Then he said, ‘Do it a second time’; and they did it a second time. Again he said, ‘Do it a third time’; and they did it a third time, so that the water ran all round the altar, and filled the trench also with water. At the time of the offering of the oblation, the prophet Elijah came near and said, ‘O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your bidding. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.’ Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt-offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and even licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, ‘The Lord indeed is God; the Lord indeed is God.’
The Psalm: Psalm 96 Page: 703 (Large print pg. 421)
The Second Reading:
Galatians 1: 1-12
Paul an apostle—sent neither by human commission nor from human authorities, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the members of God’s family who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, so now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one be accursed! Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ. For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
Luke 7: 1-10
After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, ‘He is worthy of having you do this for him, for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.’ And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’ When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.
|Church and Community Notices
Mothers Union… We look forward to our year end Eucharist, Thursday 2nd. June at 7.30pm in St Peters, followed by a shared meal at the home of Anne & George Hawkins, please make every effort to join us. We also have a commitment to help at the Bluebell Day on Sunday 29th. May. Contributions of baked goods & plants would be greatly appreciated.
Carlow Institution…Rev. David will be instituted as Rector of Carlow Union of Parishes at 4.00p.m. on Sunday 28th. August in St. Mary’s Church, Carlow. All parishioners are warmly invited.
Bluebell Day… takes place at Castle Bernard on Sunday 29th. May 2.30p.m – 6.00p.m. (Tea, coffee and yummy cakes!) For Sale; Cakes and Plants
Donations split between Funky Fish Youth Café and Bandon Mother’s Union Discretionary Fund
.UCY (Bandon Union Youth Group)… End of Year Adventure. Saturday 18th. June. At Atlantic Offshore Adventures, Kinsale. Activities include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, orienteering & archery tag. Price €25pp includes transport to Kinsale. Names to Olivia 087-2262803 a.s.a.p please. Numbers Limited.
5 Day Club… This club is designed for children of national school age and will be held this year from the 11th.-15th. of July. Booking forms which are available at the back of St. Peter’s Church and in the Bandon Library and must be returned by the deadline to ensure a place at the club. For more information contact Avril Gill 089 449 4674
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir… On Saturday 4th. June at 7.00p.m. this choir will be singing a concert of sacred music in the Cathedral of St Fachtna, Rosscarbery. The choir will perform highlights from their wide and varied repertoire including music by Tallis, Handel, Mendelssohn and Tavener. Tickets are €10 and are available on the door.
|The Revd. Denis Mac Carthy.
|The Revd. David White
|Clergy Days Off
|Rector’s Day Off: Thursday
Curate’s Day Off: Monday
Newsletter deadline 11.30pm Wed.