The Padiham - Hapton Directory is produced by St. Margaret's, Hapton and St. Leonard's, Padiham. It is intended to be helpful although it's not comprehensive. Oct. 2014Padiham Hapton Directory
8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Leonard's.
9.30am Family Service
at St. Leonard's.
11.00am Family Service
at St. Margaret's.
5.30pm Evening Service at St. Leonard's.Wednesday 2nd September
10.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.
First Reading – Psalm 127 on page 624 of the pew Bibles (Page 912 in the large print Bibles)
the Lord builds the
the builders labour in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat –
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
Gospel Reading – Matthew 21:28-32 on page 989 of the pew Bible (Page 1504 in the large print Bibles)
28 ‘What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, “Son, go and work today in the vineyard.”
‘The first,’ they answered.
Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
First Reading – Psalm 73:1-5,16,17 on page 587 of the pew Bibles (Page 847 in the large print Bibles)
God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
Gospel Reading – Luke 16:19-31 page 1050 of the pew Bible (Page 1594 in the large print Bibles)
19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 ‘The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, “Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.”
25 ‘But Abraham replied, “Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”
A monthly Saturday evening family activity held in the Methodist Church for children and their parents. Tea is served at 5pm before games and crafts themed on a short children’s Christian talk by one of our local ministers. We have a brew before the evening finishes at 7pm. Donations are gratefully received.
Run jointly by St Margaret's and
Hapton Methodist Churches.
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