Sunday 7 August 2022

8 a.m. Said Eucharist
President and Preacher: The Revd Coral Francis

9 a.m. in Box – Said Eucharist
President and Preacher: The Revd Ann Morris

10 a.m. Sung Eucharist
President and Preacher: The Revd Coral Francis

COLLECT OF THE DAY

Father in heaven,
whose Son Jesus Christ was wonderfully transfigured
before chosen witnesses upon the holy mountain,
and spoke of the exodus he would accomplish at Jerusalem:
give us strength so to hear his voice and bear our cross
that in the world to come we may see him as he is;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

FIRST READING: Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14

As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne;
his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool;
his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire.
A stream of fire issued and flowed out from his presence.
A thousand thousand served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him. The court sat in judgement, and the books were opened.

As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship,
that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.

SECOND READING: 2 Peter 1:16–19

We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honour and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.

So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

GOSPEL READING: Luke 9:28–36

Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’—not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!’ When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.

POST COMMUNION COLLECT 

Holy God,
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:
may we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

PRAYING IN THE WEEK

As well as the Collect and readings from this service, you may want to use the following in your prayers:

In the Anglican Communion, for the Church of the Province of the West Indies and Archbishop Howard Gregory

For our five overseas partner dioceses, especially the Diocese of El Camino Real and Bishop Lucinda

In our deanery, for the Bisley Benefice of All Saints, Bisley; Saint Bartholomew, Oakridge; Christ Church, Chalford; Saint John the Baptist, France Lynch and Saint Michael and All Angels, Bussage with Eastcombe
For their clergy: Sue Murray and Kim Trinder, and retired clergy Judy Howard, Tom Merry, John Ansell and Brian Atkinson.
For their readers: Brenda Cox, John Cowen and Peter Murray
For the local ministry team

In our parish, for those in Well Hill and King Street

For those in need: Jonathan Brough, Jilly Jennings, Emily Plane, Jo Cope, Lola Liddle (6)

For those whose anniversary of death falls at this time: Daisy Aston, Anne White, Neville Taylor, Laura Mann, John Mason, Muriel Hackett and Cyril Vaughan