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The Collects and Readings for St Michael & All Angels, 7th October 2018


Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted the ministries of angels and mortals in a wonderful order: grant that as your holy angels always serve you in heaven, so, at your command, they may help and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Revelation Ch 12. v.7-12

7Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12Rejoice then, O heaven and you that dwell therein! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”

Matthew Ch 18. v.1 – 6

1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, 3and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; 6but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Post Communion Collect

Lord of heaven, in this eucharist you have brought us near to an innumerable company of angels and to the spirits of the saints made perfect: as in this food of our earthly pilgrimage we have shared their fellowship, so may we come to share their joy in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We have been asked to pray for:

David Aked-Walker, Father Mike, Katie Hakin, Carole Harrington, Lynda Hinton, Diane Jones, Rev’d John Knight, Jill Knight, Philip Le Roux, Sylvia Reynolds, and James Wagstaffe.





 To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, Litchborough Parish Council, St Martin’s Church, and the Lambfold Benefice, in union with the rest of the Nation, are organising a series of events on Sunday 11th November 2018. The day will begin with a Service of Remembrance in St. Martin’s Church starting at 10.45am. As part of that service the names of the fallen from all the parishes in the Benefice will be read out. At 11am the Last Post will be sounded, followed by the 2 minutes silence and Reveille. Wreathes will then be placed at the altar. At the conclusion of the service in church, these wreathes will be processed to the War Memorial for a concluding Act of Remembrance.

 In the evening at 7pm. a beacon will be lit on the village green. This will be one of many beacons being lit throughout the country to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.