St Paul’s Epistle 26 August 2021

Dear People of St Pauls

Sunday in Black (29th) at 7.30 & 9.15

Those attending services on Sunday are encouraged to dress in black as we highlight the scourge of Gender Based Violence and recommit ourselves to work towards a world without rape and violence.

For those who arrive at services after we have reached the 50 persons limit will be offered a seat outside the door.  Communion will be brought to you by one of the clergy.

We have an ongoing Gender Group in the parish. If you would like to be part of this ongoing ministry speak to one of the following: Mrs Sonto Buthelezi, Dr Claudine Hingston, Ms Mandisa Gumada or one of the clergy.

COVID ALERT:  We must not let our guard down.  The virus continues to spread at an alarming rate, especially in KZN. We are all at risk. Be very careful. Get the vaccine. Check the KZN Department of Health website for Vaccination sites.

Parish Financial Presentation Friday 27 August at 17.30

A reminder of this event tomorrow evening over Zoom. Details:

Meeting ID: 992 3555 7649      Passcode: 964061

For the full invitation and copy of presentation see

Paddy Kearney Lecture

This will take place this evening (26th) from 17.00 – 19.00.

The speaker is the founder of the Institute for the Healing of Memories, Fr Michael Lapsley; the theme being “Healing Old Wounds of Women and Men to end Gender Based Violence”.  It can be watched on the facebook pages of the Gandhi Development Trust, the Dennis Hurley Centre or DUT Corporate Affairs, or on YouTube.  Links as follows:

FaceBook

Youtube

World Day of Prayer for Creation 1 September  “Oikos” – A Home for All

This is an annual global ecumenical event.  At St Pauls we will hold service in Medwood Gardens at 14.00.  Please indicate to me if you plan to attend.  We intend to record it to be available for those who do not attend but wish to join in the prayers.  This service will be the start of our Season of Creation during the month of September.

To join an ecumenical service for Southern Africa that day from 11.00-12.00, use Zoom ID meeting 886 8196 4411 Passcode 388554

Mothers’ Union Enrolment Service/Umembeso

This Diocesan event that was due to take place in September has been cancelled.  Instead rectors have been asked to do the enrolment at a parish level.  Please pray for our parish members preparing to be enrolled. Furthermore, due to Covid 19, the MU Conference planned for October will no longer take place.

Baptisms in October

Our next baptism service will be held on 12 October. Application forms can be obtained at church services, the parish office or on line . Completed forms to be returned by 12 September.

Faith for Daily Living

We have copies for July/August and September/October.  Remember this daily reflection booklet is also available online at www.ffdl.co.za

 Birthdays for September

We have records for the following birthdays this month.  Please send corrections/additions to the birthday list, as well as wedding anniversaries for the month to the parish office (paulsdbn@mweb.co.za) and we will acknowledge these next week.

1 Pierette van Graan

2 Una Langeni

4 Linda Dludlu

6 Sindi Udoka, Melvin Royappen

9 Bomi Nomlala, Raymond Shamba, Kyle Somasundram, Patrick Reddy, Azokwanda Ssekitoleko, Tina Tiya

10 Siboniso Dlamini, Berny Houston

11Nontokoza Dludla

12 Glynnis Phillip, Nokukhanya Zibani

13 Nombuso Gasa, Luthando Mkhize

15 Claudine Hingston, Linelle Royeppen, Terrence Pillay

16 John Dennis

19 Wendy Madondo, Alwande Madondo, Lasembo Mkhize

20 Palesa Lebenya

21 Keorapetse Molema, Anna Puding, Thembalethu Basi, Jabulani Mhlongo, Singele

Mkhize, Timothy Nsereko

22 Manogari Raman, Siphokazi Redman

23 Sol Gooriah, Sethembele Mqoqo

25 Egerton Hingston, Jnr

26 Eela Royeppen

28 Lindiwe Ngcobo

29 Raphael Mdepha

Wedding Anniversaries for September

7 Trevor & Geeta Somasundram

21Siviwe & Lethiwe Tyumre

27 Joy & John Dennis

28 Bahle & Jabu Soni

Lectionary readings for September

Morning Prayer (MP) and Evening Prayer (EP), Psalm (Ps):

 

Wednesday 1st   MP Ps 77     1 Kings 9:25-10:13    James 3: 1-12

EP Ps 78: 1-38           Job 14:1-22      Mark 15: 1-11

Thurs2nd   MP Ps 78: 39-70   1 Kings 11:1-13      James 3: 13-4:12

EP Ps 79, 80       Job 16:16-17:1, 13-16         Mark 15: 12-21

Friday 3rd   MP Ps 81, 82        1 Kings 11: 26-43      James 4: 13-5:6

EP   Ps 83, 84      Job 19: 1-27              Mark 15: 22-32

Saturday 4th   MP 85, 86      1 Kings 12: 1-10        James 5: 7-20

EP Ps 87, 88      Job 22: (1-4), 21-23:7    Mark 15: 33-39

Sunday 5th   MP Ps 96      1 Kings 12: 21-33        Acts 4: 13-31

EP Ps 94         Job 25: 1-6; 27: 1-6      John 10: 31-42

Monday 6th   MP Ps 89: 1-38    1 Kings 13: 1-10            Philippians 1:1-11

EP Ps 89: 39-53    Job 32: 1-10, 33:1-18      Mark 15: 40-47

Tuesday 7th   MP Ps 90        1 Kings 16: 23-34      Philippians 1: 12-30

EP Ps 91            Job 29: 1-20              Mark 16: 1-8 (9-20)

Wednesday 8th   MP Ps 92, 93  1 Kings 17: 1-24  Philippians 2: 1-11

EP Ps 94             Job 30: 16-31          Matthew 2: 1-12

Thursday 9th   MP Ps (95), 96, 97       1 Kings 18: 12-30     Philippians 2: 12-30

EP Ps 98, 99, (100), 101    Job 31: 1-23    Matthew 2: 13-23

Friday 10th MP Ps 102         1 Kings 18: 20-40    Philippians 3: 1-16

EP Ps 103           Job 31: 24-40         Matthew 3: 1-12

Saturday 11th    MP Ps 104          1 Kings 18: 41-19: 8    Philippians 3: 17-4:7

EP Ps 105: 1-22     Job 38: 1-17      Matthew 3: 13-17

Sunday 12th   MP Ps 101      1 Kings 19: 8-12     Acts 5: 34-42

EP Ps 102         Job 38: 18-41     John 11: 45-57

Monday 13th MP Ps 105: 23-45     1 Kings 21: 1-16    1 Corinthians 1: 1-19

EP Ps 106: 1-24          Job 40: 1-24         Matthew 4: 1-11

Tuesday 14th MP Ps 106: 25-50     1 Kings 21: 17-29     1 Corinthians 1: 20-31

EP Ps 107: 1-22           Job 41: 1-11             Matthew 4: 12-17

Wednesday 15th MP Ps 107: 23-43       1 Kings 22: 1-28    1 Corinthians 2: 1-13

EP Ps 108, 109              Job 42: 1-17        Matthew 4: 18-25

Thurs 16th   MP Ps 110, 111, 112   1 Kings 22: 29-45  1 Corinthians 2: 14-3: 15

EP Ps 113, 114         Job 28: 1-28               Matthew 5: 1-10

Friday 17th   MP   Ps 115           2 Kings 1: 2-17               1 Corinthians 3: 16-23

EP   Ps 116, 117     Esther 1: 1-4, 10-19         Matthew 5: 11-16

(or Judith 4: 1-15)

Saturday 18th   MP Ps 118               2 Kings 2: 1-18     1 Corinthians 4: 1-7

EP   Ps 119: 1-24        Ester 2:5-8, 15-23       Matthew 5: 17-20

(or Judith 5: 1-21)

Sunday 19th    MP Ps 108       2 Kings 4: 8-37     Acts 9: 10-31

EP Ps 107: 1-32      Ester 3:1-4:3        Luke 3: 7-18

(Judith 5: 22 -6:4, 10-21)

Monday 20th    MP Ps 119: 25-48       2 Kings 5: 1-19a       1 Corinthians 4: 8-21

EP Ps 119: 49-72          Esther 4: 4-17         Matthew 5: 21-26

(Judith 7: 1-7, 19-32)

Tuesday 21st   MP Ps 119: 73-104     2 Kings 5: 19b- 27     1 Corinthians 5: 1-8

EP Ps 119: 105-128        Esther 5: 1-14         Matthew 5: 27-37

(or Judith 8:9-17; 9:1, 7-10)

Wed 22nd    MP Ps 119: 129-152      2 Kings 6: 1-23      1 Corinthians 5:9-6:8

EP Ps 119: 153-176       Ester 6:1-14          Matthew 5: 38-48

(or Judith 10: 1-23)

Thurs 23rd MP Ps 120,121,122 2 Kings 9: 1-16  1 Corinthians 6:9-20

EP Ps 123,124,125            Esther 7: 1-10       Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

(or Judith 12:1-20)

Friday 24th MP Ps 126, 127, 128   2 Kings 9: 17-37  1 Corinthians 7: 1-9

EP Ps 129, 130, 131      Ester 8: 1-8, 15-17      Matthew 6: 7-15

(or  Judith 13: 1-20)

Sat 25th MP Ps 132, 133, (134) 2Kings 11:1-20a 1Corinthians7:10-24

EP Ps 135        Hosea 1:1-2:1         Matthew 6: 19-24

Sunday 26th   MP Ps 112       2 Kings 17: 1-18       Acts 9: 36-43

EP Ps 116        Hosea 2: 2-14            Luke 5: 1-11

Monday 27th   MP Ps 136         2 Kings 17: 24-41     1 Corinthians 7: 25-31

EP Ps 137, 138    Hosea 2: 14-23          Matthew 6: 25-34

Tuesday 28th   MP Ps 139        2 Chronicles 30: 1-27     1 Corinthians 7: 32-40

EP Ps 140, 141, 142       Hosea 4: 1-10         Matthew 7: 1-12

Wed  29th MP Ps 143, 144  2 Kings 18: 9-25  1 Cor 8: 1- 13

EP Ps 145             Hosea 4: 11-19    Matthew 7: 13-21

Thurs30th MP Ps 146, 147   2 Kings 18: 28-37    1 Cor 9: 1-15

EP Ps 148, 149, 150    Hosea 5: 8-6:6     Matthew 7: 22-29

                                              

Diocesan Prayer Diary for September

Financial Giving

Thank you for your faithful giving.  A reminder of St Paul’s bank account details: Account Name: St Paul’s Church; Account Number: 50854628623; Branch Code: 221426;  Bank: FNB.)

“God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, death shall be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

Yours in Christ

Revd Dr Andrew Warmback

Rector: St Paul’s, Durban