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St Saviour’s Church
18 November 2018 - Kingdom 3 (OT 33)

Jesus’s words [in today’s gospel] remind us

This week:
that God’s sovereignty exceeds even the most
imposing worldly powers. Like the prophecy
of Daniel, they call us to live “out of control” Sun 18
— without knowing the time or precise 9:30 Sung Mass (St S)
manner in which God will accomplish his 11am Sung Mass (St G)
purposes. As St Augustine says, while we do Mon 19:
not know “what the nature of those signs will 6pm Mass (St G)
be when the end is really near at hand”, Tues 20:
what has been revealed to us is that “there 10am Mass (St S)
are two nations and two kingdoms: namely, Wed 21:
one of Christ, the other of the devil.”. Angus
10am Mass (St G)
Ritchie (Church Times 8122)
Presentation of BVM
Thur 22:
5:45pm Mass (St S)
Parish Notes:
St Cecilia
Benediction with Music from Taize - this evening at 6pm in St German’s. Please Fri 23:
join us for this quiet, prayerful and reflective service. 6pm mass (St S)
PCC Meeting - This Tuesday 20th at 6:30pm in the hall. Minutes and Agenda St Columbanus
available - see Bill. Sat 24:
Remembrance - During November Christians remember the departed and offer lists 11am Mass (St S)
Sts Andrew Dung-Lac
of departed loved ones to be prayed for at each mass.
& Companions
Nightshelter - We will have an information and training evening for those
Sun 25: Christ the
interested in helping with our Nightshelter on Monday 10 December at 7pm. If you
would like to help out in any way please contact Fr Phelim.
St Saviour’s:
Christmas Cards - We will be creating a Christmas Greeting Display, where you can 9:30 Sung Mass
send a personal Christmas message and at the same time give a present to church St German’s:
via a donation envelope. This can also be gift aided if you are able. Donations should 11:00 am Sung Mass
be given to John. Those wishing to make a Christmas donation to charity can
donate to the Nightshelter to support its on going running costs. Envelopes will be
Parish Priest:
provided and can been given to Fr Phelim.
Fr Phelim O’Hare,
Advent Sunday - 2 December 2018 - Service of Advent Lessons and Carols by 02922 411229,
Candlelight at 6pm in St German’s. All are welcome.
Flowers for Christmas - to sponsor an arrangement please speak to Gwyneth. (Day off - Friday)
Carols and a Cuppa - Saturday 22 December 2018 at 11:30am.
Advent and Christmas - Service details for the Advent and Christmas seasons Churchwardens:
available next week.
Recently Departed: Stephen Barnes, Colin Symonds, Helen Irene Morgan RIP 
 Bill Eastwood
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Dan 12:1-3 Dan 7:13-14 Preserve me, God, I

Ps 16:5+8, 9-10, 11 take refuge in you. www.saintgermanwith
Ps 93:1a, 1b-2, 5
Heb 10:11-14, 18
Rev 1:5-8 (3vv)
Mark 13:24-32
John 18:33b-37


COLLECT: OFFERTORY: from sight received Him

when the forty days were o'er,
Heavenly Father, whose blessed Take my life, and let it be shall our hearts forget His
Son was revealed to destroy the Consecrated, Lord, to Thee; promise,
works of the devil and to make Take my moments and my days, "I am with you evermore”?
us the children of God and heirs Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
of eternal life: grant that we, Alleluia! Bread of heaven,
having this hope, may purify Take my hands, here on earth our food, our stay.
ourselves even as he is pure; and let them move Alleluia! Here the sinful
that when he shall appear in At the impulse of Thy love; flee to You from day to day.
power and great glory we may be Take my feet and let them be Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
made like him in his eternal and Swift and beautiful for Thee. earth's Redeemer, hear our plea
glorious kingdom; grant this for where the songs of all the sinless
the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, Take my voice, and let me sing sweep across the crystal sea.
to whom with you and the Holy Always, only, for my King;
Spirit, be the kingdom, the Take my lips, and let them be
power and the glory, for ever and Filled with messages from Thee.
ever. Amen
Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold; How lovely on the mountains
GATHERING: Take my intellect, and use Are the feet of him
Every power as Thou shalt Who brings good news,
Praise, my soul, choose. good news,
the King of heaven,
Announcing peace proclaiming
To his feet thy tribute bring;
Take my will, and make it Thine; News of happiness.
Ransomed, healed,
It shall be no longer mine. Our God reigns our God reigns!
restored, forgiven,
Who like me Take my heart; it is Thine own;
his praise should sing? It shall be Thy royal throne. Our God reigns!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Our God reigns!
Praise the everlasting King. Take my love; my Lord, I pour Our God reigns!
At Thy feet its treasure-store. Our God reigns!
Praise him for his grace and favour Take myself, and I will be
To our fathers in distress; Ever, only, all for Thee. He had no stately form;
Praise him still the same as ever, He had no majesty.
Slow to chide, and swift to bless: That we should be
Alleluia! Alleluia! COMMUNION: drawn to Him.
Glorious in his faithfulness.
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; He was despised,
Father-like, he tends and spares us, His the sceptre, His the throne. and we took no account of Him,
Well our feeble frame he knows; Alleluia! His the triumph, Yet now He reigns
In his hands he gently bears us, His the victory alone. With the Most High. [Chorus]
Rescues us from all our foes: Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
Alleluia! Alleluia! thunder like a mighty flood; Out of the tomb He came
Widely as his mercy flows. "Jesus out of ev'ry nation With grace and majesty;
has redeemed us by His blood. He is alive, He is alive.
Angels, help us to adore him; God loves us so
Ye behold him face to face; see here His hands,
Alleluia! Not as orphans
Sun and moon, His feet, His side.
bow down before him, are we left in sorrow now.
Alleluia! He is near us; Yes we know
Dwellers all in time and space:
faith believes, nor questions how. He is alive.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace Though the cloud

A reading from the letter to the
FIRST READING All the priests stand at their duties
The First reading is from the book of every day, offering over and over
Daniel. again the same sacrifices which are
quite incapable of taking sins away.
‘At that time Michael will stand up, He, on the other hand, has offered
the great prince who mounts guard one single sacrifice for sins, and then
over your people. There is going to taken his place forever, at the right
be a time of great distress, hand of God, where he is now
unparalleled since nations first came waiting until his enemies are made
into existence. When that time into a footstool for him. By virtue of
comes, your own people will be that one single offering, he has
spared, all those whose names are achieved the eternal perfection of all
found written in the Book. Of those whom he is sanctifying. When all
who lie sleeping in the dust of the sins have been forgiven, there can be
earth many will awake, some to no more sin offerings.
everlasting life, some to shame and
everlasting disgrace. The learned This is the word of the Lord.
will shine as brightly as the vault of Heb 10
heaven, and those who have
instructed many in virtue, as bright
as stars for all eternity.’

This is the word of the Lord. GOSPEL

Dan 12
A reading from the Holy Gospel
according to St Matthew.

Jesus was teaching in the temple

RESPONSORIAL PSALM and a large crowd was listening to
him. He said, ‘Beware of the scribes
Preserve me, God, who like to walk about in long
I take refuge in you. robes, to be greeted obsequiously in
the market squares, to take the front
seats in the synagogues and the
O Lord, it is you who are my portion places of honour at banquets; these
and cup; are the men who swallow the
  it is you yourself who are my property of widows, while making a
prize. show of lengthy prayers. The more
I keep the Lord ever in my sight: severe will be the sentence they
  since he is at my right hand, I receive.’
shall stand firm. R/   He sat down opposite the treasury
and watched the people putting
And so my heart rejoices, my soul is money into the treasury, and many
glad; of the rich put in a great deal. A
  even my body shall rest in safety. poor widow came and put in two
For you will not leave my soul small coins, the equivalent of a
among the dead, penny. Then he called his disciples
  nor let your beloved know decay. and said to them, ‘I tell you
R/ solemnly, this poor widow has put
more in than all who have
You will show me the path of life, contributed to the treasury; for they
  the fullness of joy in your have all put in money they had over,
presence, but she from the little she had has
  at your right hand happiness for put in everything she possessed, all
ever. R/ she had to live on.’
Psalm 16

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Mark 13