Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for Sunday, November 7, 2021. Today we mark Remembrance Sunday at St. George’s.
Our online worship continues here on our website as we continue to act with care for each other and as we work to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In addition, we are also now offering in-person worship services with strict protocols on Sunday’s 10am. For more information about In-person worship follow this link.
Our family ministry resources this week are based on the story of the widow’s offering that is told in today’s Gospel reading, Mark 12:38-44. The resources this week reflects on the giving and sharing with others.
In our weekly Sunday email, there are links to a helpful family page that help explain all this Sunday’s theme and also some fun colouring and puzzle pages that connect with this week’s lesson.
Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.
Our opening hymn today is “For the Healing of the Nations.”
The Gospel Reading (Mark 12:38-44)
As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”1
Here is your Sunday prayers and message:
Prayers of the People
Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed: Kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all people the true love of peace, and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquillity your kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We pray for peace in the world, we pray for this continent’s indigenous people seeking justice and equality and for all people impacted by systemic forms of racism, that a spirit of respect and reconciliation may grow among nations and peoples. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray for God’s healing for every person across our world as we continue to face the impact of the pandemic on our lives, our communities, and our nations, that we find strength and be guided by Your Loving Presence. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray for doctors and nurses, and all health care staff, we pray for teachers and students, we pray for all who care for those in need in body, mind, and spirit, that your grace may fill them and sustain them in this crisis. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray for the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
(To find the list of those we are praying for in our parish please sign up for our Parish email. To add a name to our prayers please contact me.)
Our closing hymn this week is “O Day of Peace.”
Our contemporary song this week is “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us.”
I wish you all a blessed and safe week.
Thank you for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.