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10 July 2022
A glorious sunny day welcomed us to St Mary's this morning. 


Fr Roger's sermon spoke of the gospel reading and the Good Samaritan which the children learnt about in Sunday School and produced some lovely art work.  Fr Roger also mentioned that today was Sea Sunday and we remembered all those who work on the seas and also risk their own lives to save others. Sea Sunday was  reflected in our hymns and the Anthem sund by the choir, Crossing the Bar.

Please can you get your offerings for the Church Fete to the storeholders before the actual day so they can set up their stalls properly, thank you.  All donations gratefully received.

Colossians 1:1-14

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Colossians.

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, 
and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus 
and of the love that you have for all the saints, 

because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. 
You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, 

the gospel that has come to you. 
Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, 
so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it 
and truly comprehended the grace of God. 

This you learned from Epaphras, 
our beloved fellow-servant. 
He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, 

and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

For this reason, since the day we heard it, 
we have not ceased praying for you 
and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will 
in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 

so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, 
fully pleasing to him, 
as you bear fruit in every good work 
and as you grow in the knowledge of God. 

May you be made strong 
with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, 
and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully 

giving thanks to the Father, 
who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. 

He has rescued us from the power of darkness 
and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 

in whom we have redemption, 
the forgiveness of sins.

Luke 10:25-37

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ ccording to Luke.

A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. 
‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 

He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? 
What do you read there?’ 

He answered, 
‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
 and with all your soul, and with all your strength, 
and with all your mind; 
and your neighbour as yourself.’ 

And he said to him, 
‘You have given the right answer; 
do this, and you will live.’

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, 
‘And who is my neighbour?’ 

Jesus replied, 
‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, 
and fell into the hands of robbers, 
who stripped him, beat him, and went away, 
leaving him half dead. 

Now by chance a priest was going down that road; 
and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 

So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, 
passed by on the other side. 

But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; 
and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, 
having poured oil and wine on them. 
Then he put him on his own animal, 
brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 

The next day he took out two denarii, 
gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 
“Take care of him; 
and when I come back, 
I will repay you whatever more you spend.” 

Which of these three, do you think, 
was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ 

He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ 

Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’ 

Service Times

First Sunday in the Month:
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Family Service

Second Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Third Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Sung Matins

Fourth Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Variations can be found in the Parish Magazine or the Calendar at the bottom of this page.

Useful links

Here are some links to resources you may find helpful:

  1. St Mary's Facebook page
  2. Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming services. For the Eucharist and order of service Click here before 10:00am Sunday and follow the instructions.
  3. The BBC Daily Service is available here.
  4. Prayer for today.
  5. The C of E youtube channel.
  6. Hearing You is a new phone help line launched by the Diocese of Chichester in partnership with Together in Sussex in response to the impact that Covid 19 has had on Just about the whole community. It aims to provide pastoral support and a listening ear to the recently bereaved and people directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  7. COVID-19 advice from the Diocese of Chichester here.

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