1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Psalm 123, Matthew 25:14-30
24th Sunday after Pentecost (b)

This Sunday, we’re spending time with our Lord’s Parable of the Talents and its invitation to enter the joy of our Master by using the gifts we’ve been given to advance God’s purposes of love in the world – in our own lives, and the lives of others. We’re blessed to have Deacon Bob with us, to share the Gospel and preach the Homily; Paul to give the First Reading; and Murray to lead us in the Prayers of the People. In these prayers, there are a Responsive Litany from the BAS and a Prayer in Response to COVID-19 from the World Council of Churches’ Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). We’re also blessed to have recordings of our Choir to help lead us in singing our Hymns; and of Steve Bell's new song "Because We Hunkered Down," so appropriate for our present circumstances, as our Offertory. Finally, we’re blessed to end the Service by receiving into our hearts with thanksgiving the One who loves us enough to lay down his life for us, so that we may have his life in ourselves, as we share Spiritual Communion together.

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