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Curate's News - 6 August 2023

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Icon of Christ Feeding the Multitude

This Sunday’s Gospel passage taken from Matthew 14:13-21, recounts the miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousand with just five loaves of bread and two fishes, it carries profound messages of compassion, abundance, and divine providence.

In this passage, Jesus displays his deep compassion for the multitudes who had come to hear him. Despite his need for solitude following the news of John the Baptist's death, he selflessly tends to the spiritual and physical hunger of the people. This act of care exemplifies the heart of pastoral ministry. As I step into my role I hope to emulate Jesus' compassion by recognizing the spiritual hunger within the congregation and responding with empathy and selflessness. The miracle itself is a powerful testament to divine providence and abundance.

It urges me to embody compassion, trust in divine abundance, and approach my responsibilities with a thoughtful and prayerful mindset knowing that my two fishes and five loaves will be sufficient to feed the crowd until Father Ian return from his well-deserved vacation.

Wednesday 10.30am Eucharist congregation having a relaxing coffee and catch-up after the service

​Thanks to Johnson, Brighton and Vicky for repairing some damaged pews during the week

Thursday 9.30am Chinese Morning Prayer group enjoying fellowship after the service




Prelude: Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 869 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Hymns: Processional Praise my soul, the King of heaven NEH 436 v1,2,4

Gradual Great is your faithfulness TiS 154

Thanksgiving Bread of heaven NEH 276 (t366)

Post Communion Guide me, O thou great redeemer TiS 569

Setting: Christ Church Mass – Philip Matthias (b. 1954)

Psalm: 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; TiS 6

Anthem: Lord I Trust Thee – Georg Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Motet: Panis angelicus – Claudio Casciolini (1697-1760)

Postlude: Improvisation on ‘Cwm Rhondda’


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