The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
18 October, 9:00 am @ St. Mark's
Leader: Rev Gav
Preacher: Rev Gav
Principal Bible Reading: Mark 10.35–45
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’ They replied, ‘We are able.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.’
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, ‘You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’
Devotional Bible Reading: Psalm 104 (parts of)
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!
You are clothed with majesty and honour,
wrapped in light as in a garment.
You spread out the heavens like a curtain
and lay the beams of your dwelling place in the waters above.
You make the clouds your chariot
and ride on the wings of the wind.
You make the winds your messengers
and flames of fire your servants.
You laid the foundations of the earth,
that it never should move at any time.
You covered it with the deep like a garment;
the waters stood high above the hills.
At your rebuke they fled;
at the voice of your thunder they hastened away.
They rose up to the hills and flowed down to the valleys beneath,
to the place which you had appointed for them.
You have set them their bounds that they should not pass,
nor turn again to cover the earth.
O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will make music to my God while I have my being.
MusicSong 1: 10000 Reasons
Song 2: The Servant King (From Heav'n You Came Helpless Babe)
Song 3: Guide me O thou great Redeemer