3 & 4 November 2018 Intercession

Sermon Title: “The Confession of Martha”

Hymns:  

          287    For all the Saints – We’ll do two verses for opening, two verses for hymn of the day, and two verses for closing.

Birthday: Debbie Hillman (8)

For the sick and those needing healing and support: 

Nan Richard Kirsten Bev Helen
Sue Dave Lisa Lois Maudeen
Rob Morag Eddie Arlene  

For the departed: 

Nancy Sandy Troy Jim  

Other Intentions: 

For people suffering from religious persecution 
For people experiencing violence throughout the world 
For safety and protection for all travelers 
For people suffering loss from fires or floods 

About the Readings . . .

In the touching opening passage of the book of Ruth, (first reading) a Moabite woman is introduced. She it is who will become the grandmother of David the king. In binding herself to her mother- in-law, she goes beyond all expectations, a stranger in a strange land.

 In Mark’s account of his discussion with Jesus, it is the scholar who grasps the truth that the ancient Shema supersedes the ritual act of Temple sacrifice. This is the truth that the author of Hebrews will develop in defining Jesus’ role when his self-offering abolishes the Temple rite. (second reading)

Next Week’s Readings (25 Pentecost):
Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127
Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

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