This week’s Pew drop and insert 25-31/08

Welcome to Saint Ternan’s Scottish Episcopal Church 25 August 2019
Pentecost 11


Almighty and eternal God, by your generous love you grant to those who pray more than is desired or deserved: pour down your mercy upon us, forgiving what our conscience fears, and granting what we dare not ask; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah

If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.

Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in. If you refrain from trampling the Sabbath,

from pursuing your own interests on my holy day; if you call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honourable; if you honour it, not going your own ways, serving your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs; then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Reader: For the Word of the Lord
All: Thanks be to God.

The Gospel

When the Gospel is read in a communion service, in response to the reader’s introduction, the People say:
(8am) Glory be to thee, O Lord. or
(11am) Glory to Christ our Saviour.

Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the
Sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your
ailment.” When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the Sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the Sabbath
day.” But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the Sabbath
day?” When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

When the Gospel is read in a communion service, in response to the reader’s concluding lines , the People say:
(8am) Thanks be to thee, O Lord, for this thy Glorious Gospel or
(11am) Praise to Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer

Living God, increase in us the healing power of your love. Guide and direct us that we may please you in all things, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
People: Amen.

Source of the readings: Isaiah. Luke 13: 10-17.

Prayers for This Week
In the Anglican Cycle of prayer: 
We pray for the Anglican Church of South America The Most Revd Gregory James Venables – Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America & Bishop of Argentina.
In the Porvoo Communion Prayer Diary: We pray for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese of Espoo, Bishop Kaisamari Hintikka; and in the Scottish Episcopal Church: Diocese of Edinburgh, Bishop John Armes
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: we pray for the Chapel of Sy Ninian, Braemar and their Lay Reader Dr Hugh Dawson. 

In our own parish prayers, we remember: the work of Father Christopher and the Nadaikavoo School in South India; we pray for Tom and his family, Tim, Heather, Ron, Hilda, Barbara, Kate, Oliver and his parents, Julie and Graham, Tish and Jim; Helen, Sue, Sheila, Rachel, Peter, Mac and Linda, Don, Anna, Michael and Susan and for all those we hold quietly in our hearts and all who need our prayers.

THIS WEEK 25 August Pentecost 11 MatinsNEXT WEEK 01 September Creation 1 Holy Eucharist
WelcomersPrue WilsonRyan Bond Dora Holmes
ReadersPaul Woodburn Vicky DuncanPauline Potts Dora Holmes
Celebrant——–Lynsay Downs
DeaconKen ElliottAndy Bond
PreacherLynsay DownsKen Elliott
Intercessions——-Michael Price
Chalice Bearers——-Andy Bond Paul Woodburn
Organist/MusicianSimon GlenarthurSimon Glenarthur
Sunday School———All Sorts Sunday Henna / Sandra / Sue
CoffeesMaddie Thurlow Sandra GibbonsVikky and Monty Duncan
Prayers after the Service——–Andy Bond

01 September: 6.30 pm Evensong – Leader / Preacher: Lynsay Downs; Readers: Tina Hammond, Colin Champion; Musician: Geoffrey Atkinson.

Saint Ternan’s Church is open every day for quiet reflection.

Contact Information for Saint Ternan’s Scottish Charity No. 008533
High Street, Banchory AB 31 5TB
Rector: The Reverend Canon Lynsay M Downs Phone: 01330 824458Church Wardens:Lizzie Finlayson (01330 822885). Maddie Thurlow (01330 822942)

NOTICES for 25 August 2019St Ternan’s Website

This is now up and running with a new address:

Sheila Hargreaves writes:
I would like to thank the congregation for their kindness and the support they gave Sara as she was dying. Your prayers were important to her. Also, your generous donations mean that we have been able to send £1,000.00 to Rogbanko in Sierra Leon which will help them to continues their good work.

Astonishing Banchory Saturday 31 August

A while ago the Reverend Lynsay introduced you to the Astonishing Community. She is now ready to share two concrete ways in which we can serve those with special needs and dementia, and their carers, right here in Banchory. To find out more, come along to the discovery day on Saturday 31st August, from 10-2 in the church hall. We will have time for prayer, information, questions and lunch. The Reverend Lynsay looks forward to seeing you there!


Please copy any news, details of forthcoming events or changes to the rostered duties to Michael at or 01569 730589.

A priest and poet in the Scottish Episcopal Church, exploring the workings of the Holy Spirit in Banchory .

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