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The Church in Wales - Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru
Diocese of Llandaff - Esgobaeth Llandaf

‘In active response to God’s love we seek to share
the Good News of Jesus Christ in our Community’
 

This South Wales parish lies at the top of the Llynfi valley
and can be reached from Junction 36 of the M4 motorway,
following the signs for Maesteg.

It comprises of rural villages as well as the valley town of Maesteg. This Anglican Parish has four churches, the ancient parish church of St.Cynwyd's, the town churches of St.David's and St.Michael's. Each has its own distinct character and style of worship and are all very welcoming.


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Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity 20/09/20

 

Collect

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit

upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:

grant that your people may be fervent

in the fellowship of the gospel

that, always abiding in you,

they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

 

Jonah 3.10 - 4.11

 

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing. And now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.’ And the Lord said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?’ Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would become of the city.

The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the bush. But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered. When the sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, ‘It is better for me to die than to live.’

But God said to Jonah, ‘Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?’ And he said, ‘Yes, angry enough to die.’ Then the Lord said, ‘You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labour and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?’.

Psalm 145. 1-8

I will exalt you, O / God my / King :

and bless your / name for / ever and / ever.

Every day / will I / bless you :

and praise your / name for / ever and / ever.

Great is the Lord and highly / to be / praised :

his greatness is be/yond all / searching / out.

One generation shall praise your works / to an/other :

and de/clare your / mighty / acts.

They shall speak of the majesty / of your / glory :

and I will tell of / all your / wonderful / deeds.

They shall speak of the might of your / marvellous / acts :

and I will / also / tell of your / greatness.

They shall pour forth the story of your a/bundant / kindness :

and joyfully / sing / of your / righteousness.

The Lord is / gracious and / merciful :

long-suffering / and of / great / goodness.

 

Philippians 1. 21-30

For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.

Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well—since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. 

 

Matthew 20. 1-16

‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the market-place; and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.” When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?” So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’

 

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The Rev’d Martyn Evans – Vicar 01656 718449     

revmhe@gmail.com

 

The Rev’d Geraint John - Curate – rev.geraint@gmail.com 07968 839509

 

Parish Office - 01656 739 796

llangynwyd1@gmail.com

 

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St Michael's Church - SERVICE BOOKINGS - Emails are acceptable at all times, but please only ring from noon to 6pm

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE 10:30am – Tony Mullins - Tony.mullins52@gmail.comtor - 07903 285117

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE 7pm – Julian Thomas julianthomas57@hotmail.com - 07468278356

 (If you book a slot and are then unable to attend, please let the administrator know.)

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ZOOM SERVICES – Tuesday 7pm, Thursday 7pm & Sunday at 6pm - revmhe@gmail.com - 01656 7184494010101656 71844949

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WARDENS          

Parish                     

Ceri Morgan               01656 730174                            

Rhodri Jones              01656 739527

St Cynwyd’s Church

Amanda Millar           0740 2069223

Dorothy Morgan       01656 734213

St David’s Church              

Michael Williams      0772 2442254                                                               

Rhian Sterio              01656 739186        

St Michael’s Church         

Tony Mullins              01656 733542

Heather Edwards       01656 725415

  

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