Sunday 8 November

Litany of Confession and Assurance
Ten lamps gathered, with oil enough for all.
Ten lamps gathered,
But five are empty showing careless disregard.
Ten lamps gathered,
Five blaze with oil abundant enough to share.
Ten lamps gathered,
Five lifeless when laziness and greed collide.
Ten lamps gathered…
How many will burn tonight?
Creator God, giver of oil, hear us as we pray
for generous hearts to share oil with our neighbours.
Creator God, giver of oil, hear us as we pray
for the vision necessary to leave our comfortable seats in search of oil.
Creator God, giver of oil, hear us as we pray
for forgiveness for the ways our selfishness and our apathy collide.
Ten lamps gathered, with oil enough for all.
Come children of God, into a sacred circle
Where sharing creates abundance
And no one leaves hungry. Amen.
(c) 1999 Katherine Hawker

This Sunday we celebrated the Eucharist at All Saints Henley Brook and St Mary's Middle Swan. The readings and liturgy are posted here with an audio recording of the sermon. If you would like to access a text copy of my sermon it is available on my sermon blog:

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The readings for the day are shown below:

Eucharist for Sundays after Pentecost

Text from A Prayer Book for Australia (Sydney: Broughton Books, 1995) © 1995, The Anglican Church of Australia Trusts Corporation. Psalm texts are from The Liturgical Psalter, Inclusive Language Version © David L. Frost, John A. Emerton, Andrew A. Macintosh, used with permission.

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