The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Readings and prayers 2 June 2013


Sentence:

Teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart
Psalm 90:12

Collect:

God of all time,
you made night and day,
and give us weeks and years in which to serve you:
help us to look with your eyes
at time and priorities, work and rest,
help us to use our time wisely
help us to honour you with our days.
Amen.

Today marks the beginning of four weeks of teaching and focus on stewardship. Details are in the RoundAbout extra. The Catechism speaks of living out the Christian life “by prayer and regular worship and by using our time, talents and money to serve Christ in the world.”  “There isn’t enough time to do everything I need to do.” Familiar? But the issue isn’t about
having enough hours in a day. It’s our view of time and life itself, and how we use the time we have.
Opportunities to learn more

  • Pick up a copy of today’s sermon and study notes (to be used at the groups or by yourself).  These will also be published on the website each Sunday morning. There will be a link the study guide from the week’s sermon.
  • use these to reflect further on the Stewardship of Time
  • join one of the small groups for three weeks to explore further

Sunday and Thursday Bible Readings:

Deuteronomy 5:12–14
Psalm 90:1–4, 12
James 4:13–15;
Mark 1:32–39

Evensong Bible Readings:

Psalm 39
Genesis 4:1–16
Mark 3:17–19

 

Today we pray for:

  • our local MP, Peter Dunne
  • teachers and students at St Brigid’s School and Onslow College
  • the Anglican Centre in Rome
  • the diocese of Northern Mexico (Mexico) and its bishop, The Rt Revd Francisco Moreno
  • the people of Fiji: their health, worthwhile employment, and positive relationships with others
  • Anglican initiatives in Fiji: House of Sarah and Anglicare Polynesia
  • those who have asked for our prayers and those who have died.

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