6th November 2022 – Third Sunday before Advent Eucharist

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The Readings

Job 19.23-27a

‘O that my words were written down!
O that they were inscribed in a book!
O that with an iron pen and with lead
they were engraved on a rock for ever!
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;
and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
then in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see on my side,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
My heart faints within me!

Luke 20.27-38

Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, ‘Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.’

Jesus said to them, ‘Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die any more, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.’


Scripture Quotations are from: New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. http://nrsvbibles.org

The Sermon
By Rev Dr Beth Keith



The Prayers
Prepared by David.

We pray for the coming of God’s kingdom.

You sent your Son to bring good news to the poor,
sight to the blind,
freedom to captives
and salvation to your people:
anoint us with your Spirit;
rouse us to work in his name.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Send us to bring help to the poor
and freedom to the oppressed.
We pray for those struggling with the cost of living. That we may work towards a world where none need worry about the essentials of live.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Send us to tell the world
the good news of your healing love.
We pray for places where war and human destruction cause pain and misery. We pray for peace and reconciliation.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Send us to those who mourn,
to bring joy and gladness instead of grief.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Send us to proclaim that the time is here
for you to save your people.
We pray for all those without hope. Help us walk alongside those most in need of your light and live.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.