The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Readings and prayers 21 July 2013


In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:16


God of all delight,
grant us that joy which none can take from us,
of having a work to do,
a life to live;
that joy in believing
which will carry us through.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

The Other
There are nights that are so still that I can hear the small owl calling far off and a fox barking miles away. It is then that I lie in the lean hours awake listening to the swell born somewhere in the Atlantic rising and falling, rising and falling wave on wave on the long shore by the village, that is without light and companionless. And the thought comes of that other being who is awake, too, letting our prayers break on him, not like this for a few hours, but for days, years, for eternity.
—Welsh priest-poet R.S. Thomas

Sunday  Morning Bible Readings (Ordinary Time 16):

Amos 8:1–12
Psalm 52
Colossians 1:15–28;
Luke 10:38–42

Sunday Evensong Bible Readings:

Psalm 42:1-10
Song of Solomon 3:1-4
John 20:1-2, 11-18

Thursday Morning Bible Readings (St James and St John):

Jeremiah 45:1–5
2 Corinthians 4:7–15
Matthew 20:20–28

Today we pray for:

  • List Member of Parliament Katrina Shanks
  • teachers and students at Johnsonville School and St Brigid’s School
  • the Diocese of Pennsylvania and its Bishop, The Rt Revd Charles Bennison
  • the clergy and people of the church in South East Asia
  • the parish of Porirua, its Vestry and Parishioners during the Interregnum
  • those who have asked for our prayers and those who have died.


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