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Benjamin West, Jesus blessing little children, 1781
"Suffer little children to come unto me" (Matthew 19.14 KJV)
When Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me,” He was reaching out to a segment of society that was thought to be insignificant.
Children, in their weakness and vulnerability, have much to teach us as adults. As we grow, the hardness of the world often makes our hearts callous. Children have a humble openness to the message of Jesus and the salvation He offers. We can learn from their vulnerability.
Jesus presented a gentle openness to the children. He touched them with compassion and protected them from others. We are called to follow Jesus’ example. Children are not irrelevant, little beings to be discarded. They are to be valued, loved and shown compassion.
Concert Sunday 2.30pm
Music at 10am
Prelude: II. Larghetto from Sonata No. 2 – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Hymns: Processional Ye holy angels bright
Gradual Just as I am, without one plea
Thanksgiving Let us with a gladsome mind
Post Communion O God, our help in ages past
Setting: Parish Eucharist – Michael Dudman (1938-1994)
Psalm: 65:1-5; TiS 35 (Choir only)
Anthem: O how amiable are thy dwellings – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Motet: There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – Maurice Bevan (1921-2006)
Postlude: Choral Prelude on Darwall – Alec Rowley (1892-1958)
All Soul's Day - Sat@6 29 October
On All Soul's Day we remember all those who we have loved and lost from this physical world. A service in remembrance will be held next Saturday 6pm. A list of those whom you may specially want remembered by name is available for completion at all services this weekend.
All Saint's Day - Sunday 30 October
On All Saints' Day we celebrate all those in the history of the church who, together with all departed souls, make up the communion of saints who sing with us:
"Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory, Hosanna in the highest".
We celebrate this feast on Sunday next at 10am in our Choral Eucharist.