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TODAY’S BIBLE READING and shall be forever. Amen

First Reading: Joshua 24:14-24 ‘Now therefore revere the LORD, and serve him in

sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. Now if you are unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. ’Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods; for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; and the LORD drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.’But Joshua said to the people, ‘You cannot serve the LORD, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after having done you good.’ And the people said to Joshua, ‘No, we will serve the LORD!’ Then Joshua said to the people, ‘You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him.’ And they said, ‘We are witnesses.’ He said, ‘Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.’ The people said to Joshua, ‘The LORD our God we will serve, and him we will obey.’

Psalm 51:1-6 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgement. Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me. You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 3-13 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Gospel Reading:

John 3:1-8

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.” The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ Ministry for this week:

Friday: - Time: 7:30 pm Celebrate: Fr. Jebaraj Devasagayam Preacher: Fr. Ian Nicholson Greeters and Readers : Tom Emerson& Tim Douglass


Visit the website: www.epiphany-qatar.org Contact Details: Church Office:

Second Sunday Before Advent Baptism Service 11 November 2016

Timing: 08:30am – 1:00pm Office Phone: +97444165728 Email:secretary@epiphany-qatar.org Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Davies Home Phone: +97444374356 Email:pauldavies@epiphany-qatar.org Assistant Priest: Fr. Jebaraj Devasagayam Cell Phone: +97433053909 Email:jebarajd@epiphany-qatar.org Treasurer: Allen Paul Email:treasurer@epiphany-qatar.org Pledge Secretary: Tracy Marriott tracy@tracyandpaul.me.uk

WELCOME TO YOUR CHURCH We are glad you came to join with us at the Church of the Epiphany today. We hope that you will know God’s love in a way that will renew your life. We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship and to make friends.

Notices for Today: Baptism: Welcome to the family of Jovana Fernando and Jaron Emmanuel Viveganathan who are getting baptized on today at the 11:00am service.

Protection of vulnerable people:

Fr. Ian Nicholson Email: iann@anglicancentre.org Chaplain’s Warden: Jaywant Michael Email: cwarden@epiphany-qatar.org People’s Warden: Beth Stevens Email:pwarden@epiphany-qatar.org

Church Ministries Thank you to all those who responded to God’s Calling last week. If you were unable to fill in the God’s Calling form last week, please contact Beth Stevens at pwarden@epiphany-qatar.org or see her after the service.

Giving to God campaign in November.

Choirs:

In October as a church we completed our God’s calling campaign in the offering of our talents and ministry in the service of God. Now as a part of the “Giving to God” please pray for guidance as to what you are able to give to God financially for the Life and Mission of the Epiphany Church in the coming months. What you are able to give is between you and GodPlease make every effort to be in church the weekend of 25 and 27 November 2016 when “Giving to God” will be our focus.

Children: +97455780355 Adult English: +97455611364 Friday School: Shammi Michael Email:michael.shammi@gmail.com

EpiQ Youth:

Email: epiqyouth@gmail.com

Cultural Ambassador Coordinator: Randall Rhodes Cultural Ambassador Coordinator Emailaddress:rndllrhodes9@gmail.com Email: ambassador@epiphany-qatar.org

Thank you:

Service times and Locations: Friday 11:00am Anglican Centre - Epiphany Church (English) Friday 13:00 pm Anglican Centre - Chapel of all Nations (Igbo) Friday 17:00 pm Anglican Centre – Chapel of all Nations (Marathi) Friday 19:00 pm Anglican Centre - Epiphany Church (Tamil) Sunday 19:30pm Anglican Centre - Chapel of All Nations (English) Sunday Al Khor 4:00pm (English)

Collection Summary for October 2016 Church Services

Friday Morning Friday Evening Sunday Evening Total Giving

Target Giving Weekly

Target Giving Monthly

Actual giving

18,000

72,000

55,263

-16,737

7,000

28,000

33,468

+5468

7,000

28,000

19,907

-8093

32,000

128,000

114,058

Total Deficit 19,362 For October

Deficit from January to October 2016

Deficit

227,710

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Sincere thanks to members from UK/Europe who did a great job providing refreshments last Friday. Today Coffee and refreshments will be served by the Cultural ambassadors with members from USA Please join us in Corinth Hall after the service!

What’s App prayer chain: The church has a “What’s APP” prayer group; join the group or send a prayer request through Margaret Douglass on email:maireadit@yahoo.com

This week Notice: Today Sale of Gift items at the back of the Church Stickers, pens, Lord’s Prayer in Arabic and greetings card

12 November 2016 ‘Streams in the Desert' A liturgical dance workshop in the Church 10:00 am- 12:00pm led by Sally Davies.

Advance Notice: 18 November- 16 December 2016 Rediscovering Discipleship (Romans Chapter 12) A five-week course will take place in the church in small groups between Friday November 18 and December 16 from 10:15 10:50 am. Please send an email to secretary@epiphanyqatar.org if you plan to attend. Please note that we cannot enter the Church until at 10:15 am as another group uses it until then. Sessions can be attended according to one ‘s convenience.

1 December 2016 Healing Service Time: 7:30 pm -8:30 pm -Chapel of all Nations Eucharist service with laying on hands and anointing for healing.

3 December 2016- Spiritual Mindfulness MIA Park Time: 10:00am -12:45pm A morning with Father Paul A morning of Spiritual mindfulness for adults only. Followed by a walk through the tree grooves and refreshment by the sea. (Further details speak to Fr. Paul)

Christmas Bazaar 10 December 2016 2:00pm -6:00 pm Anglican Centre -Corinth Hall Fun activities for Children and adults

Out Reach Ministry Is collecting Men’s clothes in good condition for donation. We are requesting you to donate Men’s T. Shirts, Men’s Shirts, Men’s


Pants. Please give the items to Fr. Ian, Fr. Jebaraj, Mary Mulqueen

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