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St George’s
Anglican Parish of Gate Pa
All who enter here be reconciled
16thJune 2019
Year C with The Rev’d John Hebenton

The 9.30am service is joining at All Saint’s, Maungatapu for their 10.00am Service.
Please join us. Visitors are very welcome.
Please remember to turn off your cellphone during the church service

Liturgy page 404

Psalm: 8NZPB Page 204
Psalm Response:Glory to God – Creator, Word and Spirit.
As God always was, is now, and will be forever.Amen.

First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31Bible Page 515
Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5Bible Page 917
Gospel: John 16:12-15Bible Page 879

Sentence: Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?‘The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.’ Proverbs 8.1,22.

Prayer for the Day
O blessed Trinity,
in whom we know the Maker of all things,
seen and unseen,
the Saviour of all, both near and far;
by your Spirit enable us so to worship your divine majesty,
that with all the company of heaven
we may magnify your glorious name, saying,
Holy, holy, holy. Glory to you, O Lord most high.Amen.

All are welcome to receive communion
Prayers and anointing for healing are available during communion in the chapel,
at the back of the church.
Please keep this time silent for those who wish to pray

In his book, “How to Be a Bad Christian… And a better human being”,Dave Tomlinson describes repentance as gaining a bigger mind;letting go of our small mind and going beyond the small way we see and live our lives into something bigger. Trinity Sunday is a time to repent of the limits we place on the God beyond all knowing to keep God vaguely manageable, and gain a bigger understanding by entering into the mystery that is God. It might also be a time to repent of the ways we use our small understanding of God to limit our response to all that we are invited into. Trinity Sunday is a time to go beyond the mind we have. It is a time to let go of our constructs and doctrines of God and enter deeply instead into mystery and the dance of love that is The Trinity. With the whisper of the Spirit we are reminded of Jesus living the character of God in all he said and did, that we might live that same justice, compassion, generosity, hospitality, love; and in joining the dance become the dwelling place of God.

Trinity Sunday is a time gain a bigger mind.
•How does your understanding of God, three in one shape who you are and your understanding of what your life is about?
•How might joining the dance of love change any of that?

Our community: We pray for the communities of Gate Pa, Greerton, The Lakes, Pyes Pa and Merivale. We particularly pray for the ministry of Centrepoint and Whanau Aroha.

We pray for those who are dying, sick, in hospital or in any other kind of need, parishioners in rest homes and those who receive home communion and any others you hold in your hearts at this time.

Our Church:Today we pray for the people of Te Puke Parish and their clergy.

Our World: Today we pray for mission work in New Zealand and for those who lead the Anglican Church in our region.

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