Sunday, November 4, 2018

Country Chapel Service...Sunday November 4, 2018 - (Today with Traditional Hymns)

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                Welcome to the
      "Country Chapel"
        Sunday Service
              
              November 4, 2018
     Thirty-First Sunday
        in Ordinary Time
           "God and
            Neighbor"






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Today's Verse:

             ( Matthew 20:28 )


A Mother's Request

      "Like the Son of Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life to redeem many people."

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:

           ( Deuteronomy 6:2-6 )

The Great Commandment

      As long as you live, you and your descendants are to honor the Lord your God and obey all his laws that I am giving you, so that you may live in that land a long time. Listen to them, people of Israel, and obey them! Then all will go well with you, and you will become a mighty nation and live in that rich and fertile land, just as the Lord, the God of our ancestors has promised.
      "Israel, remember this! The Lord - and the Lord alone - is our God. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Never forget these commands that I am giving you today.

Alternate 1st Reading:

             ( Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51 )

David's Song of Victory

      The Lord is my protector; he is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; he defends me and keeps me safe. I call to the Lord, and he saves me from my enemies. Praise the Lord!
      The danger of death was all around me; the waves of destruction rolled over me. The danger of death was around me, and the grave set its trap for me. In my trouble I called to the Lord; I called to my God for help. In his temple he heard my voice; he listened to my cry for help.      
      He gives me victory our my enemies; he subdues the nations under me.
    God gives great victories to his king; he shows constant love to the one he has chosen, to David and his descendants forever.


 

The 2nd Reading:

             ( Hebrews 7:23-28 )

Another Priest, like Melchizedek

      
      There is another difference: there were many of thoseother priests, because they died and could not continue their work. But Jesus lives forever, an his work as priest does not pass on to some-one else. And so he is able, now and always, to save those who come to God through him, because he lives forever to plead with God for them.
      Jesus, then, is the High Priest that meets our needs. He is holy; he has no fault or sin in him; he has been set apart from sinners and raised above the heavens. he is not like other high priests; he does not need to offer sacrifices every day for his own sins first and then for the sins of other people. He offered one sacrifice, once and for all, when he offered himself. The Law of Moses appoints men who are imperfect to be high priests; but God's promise made with the vow, which came later than the Law, appoints the Son, who has been made perfect forever.



Today's Gospel According to:

              ( Mark 12:28-34 )


The Great Commandment

      A teacher of the Law was there who heard the discussion. He saw that Jesus had given the Sadducees a good answer, so he came to him with a question: "Which commandment is the most impor-tant of all?"
      Jesus answered, "The most important one is this; 'Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second most important commandment is this: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' There is no other commandment more impor-tant than these two."
      The teacher of the Law said to Jesus, "Well done, Teacher! It is true, as you say, that only the Lord is God and that there is no other god but he. And you must love God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength; and you must love your neighbor as you love yourself. It is more important to obey these two commandments than to offer on the altar animals and other sacrifices to God."
      Jesus noticed how wise his answer was, and so he told him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God."

This is the word of the Lord





An Interpretation of Today's Readings & Gospel




( By Fr. Martin Pable, O.F.M. Cap. )

      It strikes me that of all the commandments, this first one is the most difficult because we are always tempted to put something or someone before God - our career, our possessions, our own ego.
      In order to love someone, we must come to know them. The problem with knowing God is that God is invisible. However, the Bible teaches that God can be known, whether it be through the beauties of creation, through the study of astronomy or the wonders of the human body. He also made himself visible in Jesus, who came into our world as one like us. He taught beautiful truths about God and about ourselves.
      Jesus reminds us of the second part of the Great Command-ment, which is to love our neighbor as ourselves. There is a tempta-tion to split these truths, making he mistake of separating what God wants joined together - love of God and love of neighbor.

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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