Hymn - "And can it be"
Reading & Collect
This week's readings can be found here Mark 6.30–34, 53–end
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on YouTube on Sunday
The Book of Genesis
Suppose there was a book full only of the word, let – from whose clipped sound all things began: fir and firmament, feather, the first whale — and suppose we could scroll through its pages every day to find and pronounce a Let meant only for us — we would stumble through the streets with open books, eyes crossed from too much reading; we would speak in auto-rhyme, the world would echo itself — and still we’d continue in rounds, saying let and let and let until even silent dreams had been allowed.
To Pray for
For the increasing number of Covid cases and the strain on healthcare
For the family of Sarah Everard as the court case proceeds
For all who work in our aid agencies, providing help to those that need it.
For the families of those killed by the floods in Europe.