The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Readings and prayers 9 June 2013


Honour yourself with humility, and give yourself the esteem you deserve
Sirach 10:28


Gracious God, the giver of all good gifts,
you have given us skills and talents
with which to serve you:
help us to use those things,
that in the ministry which you have entrusted to us
we may be instruments of your love.
Help us to honour you with all our gifts. Amen

We continue with our focus on Stewardship. Today we turn to the second ‘T’—the Stewardship of Talent.
There’s an old Christian tradition
that God sends each person into this world
with a special message to deliver,
with a special song to sing for others,
with a special act of love to bestow.
No one else can speak my message,
or sing my song, or offer my act of love.
These are entrusted to me alone.
I wonder… What are your talents? What is your special message, song, act of love – what is it that’s been entrusted to you to share with others?

Sunday and Thursday Bible Readings (Stewardship of Talents):

Sirach 10:28–32
Psalm 85 (p. 295)
1 Corinthians 12:4–12
Matthew 25:14–30

Please note we have suspended normal lectionary readings for the Stewardship Sundays.


Today we pray for:

  • our local List MP, Katrina Shanks
  • teachers and students at Newlands School and Bellevue School
  • Clergy with Permission to Officiate in the Diocese
  • our Church Advocate, Kevin O’Sullivan
  • the dioceses of Norwich and their bishops, The Rt Revd Graham James (Canterbury), The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick (Lynn), and The Rt Revd Alan Peter Winton (Thetford).
  • the parishes and groups heading out on short-term missions around the world in 2013: that the work they begin will continue to improve people’s lives for many years to come and will bear spiritual fruit.
  • those who have asked for our prayers and those who have died.


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