Hymn and Prayers for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, 2nd October
"A Charge to Keep I Have"
Reading & Collect
This week's readings can be found here for this Sunday, the sixteenth after Trinity are Luke 17.5-10
Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday
A Special Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine
We Wear the Mask
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask.
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise. We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask!
To Pray for
Peace among all nations - and an end to the ongoing war between the Ukraine and Russia which continues
Those worried about the cost of living crisis
Those affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida