Our Church services for Sunday 24 July

We warmly invite you to come along and worship with us this Sunday,
Revd Jane is on holiday this Sunday.   We welcome Rt. Revd. Dr. Oliver Simon to Sheldon and Broadhembury and Mr John White to Luppitt. There will be a special service of choral Evensong this evening at Plymtree led by Revd. Peter Horder and our Mission Community choir.

We continue to pray for a negotiated peace between Ukraine and Russia.  We pray for all who are unwell, bereaved, in financial difficulty or need of any kind.  We particularly think of families who will struggle to feed and care for their children during the Summer holidays.

Broadhembury 11:00 AM Parish Communion Rt. Revd. Dr. O Simon
Dunkeswell 11:00 AM Morning Worship Lay Led
Luppitt 11:00 AM Family Service Mr John White
Plymtree  6:30 PM Choral Evensong Revd. Peter Horder
Sheldon  9:30 AM Holy Communion Rt. Revd. Dr. O Simon
Upottery 11:00 AM Parish Communion Revd. Ian Gibson

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer

11 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
    for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[e] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for[f] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

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