Vicar's News - 4 October 2020

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October, Grimani Breviary, 1490-1510


The wicked tenants

In the first century, if a landowner didn't have an heir, the land became the property of the tenants. So instead of showing the landowner's son his due respect, the tenants decide to kill him so the land will become theirs.

Jesus is prophesying about His own death at the hands of the Jewish religious leaders.

And even though His death will make a way for the forgiveness of humankind, there will be a reckoning for this disobedient people and generation.

They are rejecting the One who will become the cornerstone of God's kingdom. Jesus' warning is that the vineyard would be taken from those who refuse to submit to God and given to those who would. The implication is that God's vineyard was being opened to the Gentiles—and anyone who would submit themselves to the Jesus, the cornerstone.

Although the chief priests and Pharisees understood Jesus’ words, their response was to look for a way to arrest Jesus. They weren't concerned about pleasing God. Their only concern was how their actions would be perceived by the crowds who supported Him.

Vale

There were two funerals at St Andrew’s this week. We offer our condolences and prayers for the families 0f

Alan John Humphris and Robin Anthony (Tony) Satchell

May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Beautiful sunny days brought many to the church grounds this week, lots of boys (40) on bikes enjoying the end of the school holidays in the sunshine.


Some strong winds too which have damaged some of our trees and some tree lopping is required to ensure the safety of those on the parish site.

An edict from the Archbishop allowing gardening in church grounds was met with delight by Gail Quilliam and she returned to immediately to work in the Memorial Garden. Many thanks to her for her dedication to this task. If you listen carefully to Tim’s readings in this week’s video Eucharist, you can hear Gail clipping in the background, with Tim competing this week with a large crow at the end of the Epistle.

Our financial year has finished and we are in the process of thinking about the Annual Report and how truncated it might be as we have been shut down for so long. Angela Alomes will be in touch with those who kindly contribute to that report in due course. A reminder that our Parish Annual Meeting will be on Saturday 28 November at 11am via the Zoom app. details to come.

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This week at St Andrew’s:


Sunday

10am - : Mattins : (in English) [join here]

11am – Bi-lingual service [join here]

Anytime – Video Eucharist [watch]

Wednesday

10am – Morning Prayer (in Chinese) [join here]

10.30am – Chat with the Vicar and friends [join here]

Thursday

10am – Bible study (in English) ‘The ‘I AM’ statements in St John’s Gospel’ [join here]

Friday

7.30pm – Chinese bible study [join here]

To simplify entry to the Zoom meetings, the following links will apply:

For all Ian’s activities – Wednesday chat, Thursday bible study & Sunday @ 10am:

https://stab.pub/3bGMD2h

For all Michelle’s activities – Wednesday morning prayer, Friday bible study & Sunday @ 11:

https://stab.pub/3ipDYUe

I hope that the wind dies down and you can properly enjoy this spring weather.




主任牧师寄语 04/10/2020


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1490-1510年,格里马尼·布雷 十月

恶租户


在公元一世纪,如果土地所有者没有继承人,土地就成为自动承租人的财产。

因此,佃户们非但没有尊重地主的儿子,反而决定杀了他,好让土地归他们所有。

耶稣是在预言他自己会死在犹太宗教领袖手中。即使他的死将为饶恕世人铺平道路,但也必将清算那些不顺服的人们和世代。

他们是在拒绝那将要成为神国基石的人。耶稣警告说,葡萄园将被从那些拒绝顺服神的人手中夺去,交给那些愿意顺服神的人。这暗示着,神的葡萄园正在向犹太人开放,也向任何愿意顺服耶稣的人开放,耶稣是房角石。

虽然祭司长和法利赛人明白耶稣的话,但他们的反应是想办法逮捕耶稣。他们不关心讨神的喜悦。他们唯一关心的是那些支持他们的群众会如何看待他们的行为。

再会

本周在圣安德烈有两个葬礼。我们向他们的家人表示哀悼和祈祷

Alan John Humphris Robin Anthony (Tony) Satchell

愿他们安息,在荣耀中复活

这个星期,阳光明媚的日子使许多人来到教堂绿地,许多男孩骑着自行车在阳光下享受即将结束的学校假期。


最近的强风也损坏了我们的树木,为了确保教区居民的安全,需要进行一些修剪。


大主教发布的允许教堂园艺工作的宣布让Gail Quilliam感到高兴,她立即回到纪念花园工作。非常感谢她对这项任务的奉献精神。如果你仔细听了Tim在本周圣餐视频中的朗读,你可以听到背景音中Gail在做修剪的声音,而且有一只大乌鸦参与了Tim的经文朗读。


我们的财政年度已经结束,我们正在考虑年度报告,以及由于我们已经关闭了太长时间,这次的报告可能会较短。Angela Alomes将在适当的时候与那些需要提供报告的人联系。提醒大家,我们的教会年会将于11月28日星期六上午11时举行,通过Zoom app。

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本周StAndrews@home:


周日

10am: 晨祷 (英文)[点击进入]

上午11时-双语崇拜[点击进入]

随时-线上圣餐[观看]


周三

上午10点-晨祷(中文)[ 点击进入]

上午10:30 -与牧师和朋友聊天[点击进入]

周四

上午10点-圣经学习(英文) 关于约翰福音经文中“我是”( 点击进入)


星期五

晚上7:30 -中文圣经研习[点击进入]


进入Zoom会议,可用通过以下链接:

所有Ian牧师的活动-周三聊天,周四圣经学习和周日上午10点的晨祷:

https://stab.pub/3bGMD2h


Michelle的活动——星期三晨祷,星期五查经班和星期日@ 11:的双语崇拜

https://stab.pub/3ipDYUe

我希望大风可以休止,你可以好好享受这个春天的天气。


 
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