Introductions to readings
for the Third Sunday after Trinity , 16th June 2013
Earlier, King Ahab of Israel accepted God’s
help in freeing his kingdom from foreign domination, but now he wants a vineyard which must, by law and religious custom,
remain in Naboth’s family. He and Queen Jezebel fall from God’s favour through her devious means of acquiring
the land for him.
Peter has eaten with Gentiles, but now, under pressure from conservative Jewish Christians, he has ceased to do so. Paul has
challenged him for “not acting consistently with the truth of the gospel”.
It may seem odd to us, but in Jesus’
time entering someone else’s house without invitation was normal behaviour. Jesus would be reclining at the table with
his legs away from it, so perhaps the woman anointed his feet rather than his head out of humility and gratitude for his good
have been asked to remember in our prayers: David Aked-Walker, Father Mike, Katie Hakin, Carole Harrington, Trudy Hurford, Rev
John Knight, Janette Lugar-Mawson, Daphne Metcalfe, Philip Le Roux, Suzanne McElligott, Sylvia
Reynolds, Muriel Rogers, James Wagstaffe.
Announcements, Notes and Dates for your Diary:
Jilly Russell died peacefully at home on Sunday 2nd June 2013.
Theodora Simon was baptised on Sunday 9th June 2013 at St Mary’s Church, Blakesley.
Reverend Carolyn Oley can be contacted on either: Tel 01327 860507 or