Sunday, September 16, 2018

Country Chapel Service...Sunday September 16, 2018 - (Today with Traditional Hymns)

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                Welcome to the
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        Sunday Service
              
             September 16, 2018
     Twenty-Fourth Sunday
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Today's Verse:

              ( John 15:16 )


Jesus the Real Vine

      "You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of Him in my name."

Entrance Hymn:



Let Us Pray

Recite The Doxology:

      Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.

Recite The Act of Contrition:

      O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest in all my sins, not only because of the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but because they offended You, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to confess my sins, do penance, and amend my life.  Amen.

Recite The Apostles Creed:

      I believe in God, the Father Almighty. Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell, and on the third day he rose again in ful- fillment of the scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right side of God the Father Almighty. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.   Amen.


The 1st Reading:


           ( Isaiah 50:5-9 )


The Obedience of the Lord's Servant

      The Lord has given me understanding, and I have not rebelled or turned away from Him. I bared my back to those who beat me. I did not stop them when they insulted me, when they pulled out the hairs of my beard and spit in my face.
    But their insults cannot hurt me because the Sovereign Lord gives me help. I brace myself to endure them. I know that I will not be disgraced, for God is near, and he will prove me innocent. Does anyone dare bring charges against me? Let us go to court together! Let him bring his accusation! The Sovereign Lord himself defends me - who, then, can prove me guilty? All my accusers will disappear; they will vanish like moth-eaten cloth.

Alternate 1st Reading:

           ( Psalm 116:1-6, 8-9 )

Someone Saved from Death Praises God

      I love the Lord because He hears me; He listens to my prayers. He listens to me every time I call to Him. The danger of death was all around me; the horrors of the grave closed in on me; I was filled with fear and anxiety. Then I called to the Lord, "I beg you, Lord, save me!"
      The Lord is merciful and good; our God is compassionate. The Lord protects the helpless; when I was in danger, He saved me.
     The Lord saved me from death; He stopped my tears and kept me from defeat. And so I walk in the presence of the Lord in the world of the living.


 

The 2nd Reading:

               ( James 2:14-18 )

Faith and Action

      My friends, what good is it for one of you to say that you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you? Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need cloths and don't have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them, "God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!" - if you don't give them the necessities of life? So it is with faith: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead. 
      But someone will say, "One person has faith, another has actions." My answer is, "Show me how anyone can have faith with-out actions. I will show you my faith by my actions."



Today's Gospel According to:

             ( Mark 8:27-35 )


Peter's Declaration about Jesus

      Then Jesus and his disciples went away to the village near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Tell me, who do people say I am?"
     "Some say that you are John the Baptist," they answered; "others say that you are Elijah, while others say that you are one of the prophets."
      "What about you?" he asked them. "Who do you say I am?"
      Peter answered, "You are the Messiah."
      Then Jesus ordered them, "Do not tell anyone about me."

Jesus Speaks about His Suffering and Death

      Then Jesus began to teach his disciples: "The Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. He will be put to death, but three days later he will rise to life." H made this very clear to them. So Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But Jesus turned around, looked at his disciples, and rebuked Peter. "Get away from me, Satan," he said. "Your thoughts don't come from God but from human nature!"
      Then Jesus called the crowd and his disciples. "If any of you want to come with me," he told them, "you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me. For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it; but if you lose your life for me and for the gospel, you will save it."

This is the word of the Lord


An Interpretation of Today's Readings & Gospel


( By Sr. Julia Walsh, F.S.P.A. )


      Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer was one of the most in-fluential books of my vocational discernment. When I read it in my early twenties, I learned much about how to listen to my heart and hear God's voice of loving encouragement. This listening led me to joining a community of Franciscan Sisters. Now a vowed member, I continue to understand my life as a conversation with God, a journey of listening and responding, of show and tell.
       Truly, all of us are in a lifelong conversation with God. Each one of us has an opportunity to listen to Christ's questions and respond. Will you follow me? Who do you say I am? Are you wil-ling to lose everything for my sake? When it comes to how we'll answer, God looks for our response instead of our words. When it comes to loving God and neighbor, the adage, "actions speak louder than words," applies.

Recite: The Lord's Prayer 

      Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it tis in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but, deliver us from evil.  Amen.

  May the Peace of the Lord be with You
   

Recessional Song:



If you have a "challenge" going on in your life and would like the prayers here at "Country Chapel Service" directed toward your "challenge", contact me, your administrator, at my private e-mail Raider5854@gmail.com so we can get all the followers praying on your behalf. Also, if you have a contribution you'd like to have posted, like the one below, we encourage you to send it to us.

May God Bless Us All 

The Following is a Contribution From One
 of the "Country Chapel" Followers: 


   Believe me He works in mysterious ways...it just happened to me.
Highly Recommended:
      Read this in silence. Thank you Lord for everything you've done for me. Forgive me for all of my sins as I forgive those who sinned against me. Heal me from the hurt of my past and present. I love You and need You. Cover me, my family, my friends, my life, and my endeavors and enterprises with Your most precious and holy blood. Give me Your dreams, Lord. Bless and protect everyone who seeks You, needs You, and believes in You.
    When you love God and you are not ashamed of Him, good things happen in your life. Show your love for him! Copy and paste this on your wall for a day..
Can I get an Amen? Amen!


Sources:

1)  Good News Bible (with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha)

2)  Living Faith Daily Devotions


3) Scripture-Text Datebook


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