Church of England Diocese of Durham St. Oswald Durham

Sunday 17th October at St Oswald's

17 Oct 2021, 4 p.m.
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Sunday 17th October; The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

11:00am Holy Communion

Readings: Isaiah 53:4-end; Heb. 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45

Please stay for coffee at the Institute after the service.

6:00pm Evening Service via zoom

Please find the order of service attached.

This is the Zoom link every Sunday evening

Meeting ID: 832 3572 8909 Passcode: 591616

To join my zoom services by telephone ring this number : 0131 460 1196

And enter the Meeting ID and Passcode, for the relevant service, when prompted.

Wednesday 10am Holy Communion

Next Sunday, 24<sup>th</sup> October, The Last Sunday after Trinity. (Trinity 21 BCP)

11:00am Parish Communion

Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-9; Heb. 7:23-end; Mark 10:46-end

6:00pm Evening Service via Zoom

New Benefice: The consultation on the formation of the new benefice of the four parishes of St. Helen Kelloe, St. Mary Coxhoe, St. Mary Shincliffe, and St. Oswald Durham has now reached the stage of the Church Commissioners at Church House, London. Attached is the Notice of that consultation, and a Summary of the Main Provisions of the Draft Scheme.

Welcome to two ordinands from Cranmer Hall on placement in the benefice this year. Daleen Bakker is from the Netherlands and has just arrived at Durham for a three-year course in training for ministry. Gary Eaborn is from London, having been a lawyer for thirty years, he is now starting two years of ordination training. Please stay and say hallo to them over coffee at the Institute after the morning service.

Plaster repairs – A note from Gordon

Repairs to the plaster will begin with the installation of scaffolding on Wednesday 6<sup>th</sup> October. When the old plaster has been removed from the areas in question the condition of the structure underneath will be inspected to see if any further work is required. The builders are of the opinion that a combination of leaves and snow were the cause in most of the damaged areas. The new plaster will be applied in several layers and will be traditional hot lime and hair.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please find the October cycle of prayer attached. This is a useful pointer for intercessions both on Sundays and throughout the week. It is published on the diocesan web-site and here it is for your use.

Shine a Light: Day Conference at Durham Cathedral, Saturday 23<sup>rd</sup> October. As the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow approaches – What does our common heritage as Christians offer the world?

Please see the link below for more information and the booking form:

I’m delighted to say that Rosalind Brown will be preaching here again on Sunday 19<sup>th</sup> December. And here is notice of her new book:

Prayers for Living: 500 Prayers for Public and Private Worship by Rosalind Brown - Sacristy Press

Rosalind says of this book:

Many of the prayers were written in response to whatever was in that day’s news or in my inbox, so they range from my response to Donald Trump sounding off recklessly to watching children splash in puddles on my lockdown walks, and from hearing the shipping forecast to getting news of a child’s serious illness.

I hope the Cathedral bookshop will have it soon and I’m told that it will be available via Amazon in the near future, if not already.

With All Good Wishes and Prayers, Peter