Weekly News w/c 24th September 2023
Sunday 24th September Trinity 16
10.45a.m Masham Holy Communion+ Baptism
10.45a.m West Tanfield Holy Communion
6.30p.m Healey Evensong
6.30p.m Snape Evensong
Readings Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16
Sunday 1st October Trinity 17
9.15a.m Healey Holy Communion
9.15a.m North Stainley Holy Communion
10.45a.m Masham Harvest Festival
10.45a.m Well Harvest Festival
10.45a.m West Tanfield Harvest Festival + Lunch
Readings Non Harvest readings Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32
Daily Morning Prayer
Masham - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 9.00a.m.
West Tanfield - Every Wednesday at 9.00a.m.
Wednesday Holy Communion 10.00a.m St Mary’s Church, Masham,
Days off - Rev Jane - Mondays Rev Sian - Tuesdays
FORTHCOMING EVENTS AROUND THE PARISHES
PLEASE let Judith know of any plans you have for your upcoming events that you would like to be included in these notices - email@example.com If you don’t she can’t!
Saturday 7th October 10.00a.m - work party to tidy up the church yard.
Saturday 4th November Coffee Morning at Masham Town Hall- more details soon.
Little Lambs Every Wednesday starting at 11.00a.m.
Bubbles and light lunch at 11.45a.m. Do join us!
October Harvest Supper - Friday October 6th 6.30p.m Please book with Lesley.
Sunday 14th October 7.00pm Treble Clef Concert
(all proceeds to St Mary’s Church, Masham)
Tickets £10.00 Under 16’s free.
Available from Masham Community Office or Lesley Hunter on 01765 689828
Wednesday 18th October 5.30-6.30p.m in St Mary’s Church.
Christmas Tree Festival meeting for businesses and organisations
Further details from Jean Jones or Lesley Hunter
Masham Sheep Fair Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st October
Preparations - setting up Wednesday from 1.00p.m, all day Thursday 28th and Friday 29th. Please contact Lesley for further information.
Church closed to visitors 29th September.
Date for your diary
Christmas Tree Festival - 15th/16th/17th December - Plans are well in hand and there will be more information available at the Sheep Fair.
Harvest Festival Friday 6th October - We are celebrating our Harvest Festival in a joint service with North Stainley CE Primary School
The school are having an open afternoon from 1p.m; anyone from the community is welcome to pop in and see the life of the school. The service starts at 2.30pm and will be followed by tea and cakes in the Village Hall, from about 3.30pm.
Donations of tins, fruit, vegetables, flowers etc for church will be welcome and also cakes for the harvest tea.
St Nicholas Primary School - Harvest Breakfast Service
School will be holding a Harvest Breakfast Service in school on Friday 29th September at 9:15am which the local community are invited to. You are invited to hear about community project plans for the year head and then to share in a Harvest Breakfast prepared by the children for members of the local community.
For anyone who wishes to donate, we will be collecting dry or tinned foods to make up care packages for the elderly in our community, please bring this in by Wednesday 27th September.
Sunday 1st October Harvest Service 10.45a.m, in church, and you are welcome to stay afterwards to share lunch and drinks
Readings for Sunday 24th September - we hope you and the readings helpful in reflecting on this coming week.
For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again. Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well, since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the market-place; and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.” When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?”So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’