Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 22 October 2017: 19th after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green
|Posted on October 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM|
Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service to allow others to pray quietly before the Lord
Monday 23 (St James)
And looking at those who sat around him, he said ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.' Mark 3.34. 35
All may be in a relationship with Christ as loving and close as with your dearest family member. But it requires that you not only hear his word but obey it also
'Be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes.' Luke 12. 36,37
Again Christ reminds us that none of us know when we will be called before the judgement seat. Therefore live every moment as if in the next one might be your last so that you might spend every moment of the life to come with Christ in heaven.+Wednesday 25
'If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’ Luke 12. 39, 40
So many times in the Gospels our Lord speaks of the suddenness of death and the unknown time at which he will come again. He tells us this not to frighten but to warn us; for he loves us, and wishes none to deny themselves their chance of heaven. +Thursday 26.
'And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” Luke 12. 19
The fool did not have the many years he hoped for to enjoy all he had; he had not even a single day. And what did his all his earthly wealth avail him – he who had no treasures laid up in heaven? This is why all of us, who also do not know the day or the hour we will be called before our Maker, must strive to be rich towards God.
+Friday 27 (day of discipline and self-denial)
'You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?' Luke 12. 56
Christ condemned those of his day who though wise enough to know what weather was in store, yet refused to recognise the truth of who he was. How will he judge those of us who call him 'Lord, Lord,' yet place our own will above his?
+Saturday 28 (Rector's Day Off)
'Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.’ Luke 13. 4,5
The judgement for sin comes not in this life, but the next. But unless we repent, that judgement will surely come.
+Sun 29 Oct, 5th before Advent; Liturgical colour Green (5th Sunday of month; United Service of Holy Communion, 11 am, Bilboa)
Coming up this week
Thursday (26th Oct) 7pm Youth Group, Wandesforde Hall – burgers & a film – bring a cushion!
Notes & advance notices
+The annual collection for the Carlow Protestant Orphans Society is now taking place. This charity has provided great support to families in this Union both in the past and currently. Please get donations to Mrs Marion Minion as soon as you can.
+Bilboa 'Sale' money now due; Comer/Colliery grass money €40 due.
+Parish Confirmation date: 15 April 2018. Please give names to the rector
+Sandra Parr has kindly offered to organise a 'cuppa' after the service in the Colliery on the first Sunday of each month, starting in November.
+24 Nov 'Comer Autumn Fayre
+1 Dec: Christmas Whist Drive, Wandesforde Hall 8.30pm. There will be a beginners/refreshers class at 7.30pm on the night.
+17 Dec Carol Service, The Colliery, w/the Castlecomer MVC
+24 Dec Sunday 11am Holy Communion, St Mary's
+24 Dec Christmas Eve: 7pm Bilboa, HC; Christmas Eve: 9pm The Colliery, HC
+25 Dec Christmas Day: 10 am Mothel, HC; 11.30am St Mary's HC
+31 Dec Sunday (& New Year's Eve) 11am HC The Colliery
+April 16th - 25th 2018 'Tour To Israel'; contact Rachel at 087 9905059 for details
Rector: Rev Patrick Burke: 056 4441677
The Colliery 9.15am / St Mary's 10.30 am;
Mothel noon 1st and 3rd Sun; 2nd Sun Evening Prayer 7pm;
Bilboa noon 2nd & 4th Sunday, & 10.30am on 3rd Sundays.;
5th Sundays 11am, in rotation (29 Oct – Bilboa)
Please use recorded giving (envelope, etc)! The parish gets 45c extra for every euro you give, if you pay tax, from Revenue (if you give €250 pa or more) if it is recorded!