Vicar: The Rev’d. Sandra McCalla
Parish Office: (Weekdays 9.30 -12.30) 020 8570 2288
Sunday 12th November 2017
First Reading - Amos 5:18-24
Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake. Is not the day of the Lord darkness, not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?
I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt-offerings and grain-offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon. Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
Second Reading - 1Thessalonians 4:13-18
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord for ever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
Gospel – Matthew 25:1-13
‘Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, “Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.” Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” But the wise replied, “No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.” And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, “Lord, lord, open to us.” But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I do not know you.” Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Weekday Services this Week
Mon 13th 9.00am Morning Prayer
Tues 14th 9.00am Morning Prayer
Thu 16th 9.00 am Morning Prayer
11.00 am BCP Mass
Fri 17th 9.00 am Morning Prayer
Tue 14th 2.00 pm Tuesday Social
Thu 16th 7.30 pm PCC Meeting
Sat 18th 9.00 am Confirmation Quiet Morning
2.30pm Gospel singing workshop
Sat 25th 9.00 am Christmas Bazaar
Sun 3rd 10.00 am Advent Sunday Mass
Sun 10th 4.00 pm Christingle Service
Sat 16th 6.30 pm Community Carol Service
Sun 17th 10.00 am Family Mass with Nativity Play
Sat 23rd 4.00 pm Family Crib Service
Sun 24th 8.00 am Mass
10.00 am Family Mass
11.30 pm Midnight Mass
Mon 25th 10.00 am Christmas Day Mass
Sun 31st 10.00 am Mass
11.30 pm Watchnight Service
GOSPEL SINGING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2017
If you enjoy singing do join us for this taster session.
All Voices welcome.
No previous experience required.
Spread the word
Christmas Bazaar – 25th November to 2pm.
Please remember to invite all your friends and family. Help will also be needed on the day plus your very generous donation of home-made cakes etc.
Invitation to Fr David Wylie’s licensing service Thursday 16th November at 7.30 pm at St Margaret of Antioch, Leigh on Sea. RSVP details available from the office.
Hounslow Friends of Faith Women’s Group Inter Faith Week Event.
Bring and Share Food Evening for women Wednesday 15th November
7pm – 9pm.
327 Martindale Road, Hounslow, TW4 7HG
Martindale Road runs between Bath Road and Staines Road to the west of Hounslow town centre.
Please bring a small dish of food to share, sweet or savoury. We would love also to have the recipe!
Please note that as we are meeting on this occasion at a Muslim centre, we ask for no dishes including pork or ham, or, of course alcohol.
Heston Royal British Legion
Poppy Dance 2017
Saturday 18th November at 8 pm
79 New Heston Road Hounslow TW5 0GL
Tickets. £5 – Includes refreshments.
See Sue Buckle for more information and tickets.