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TODAY’S BIBLE READING First Reading: Jeremiah 14:7-10,19-22 Although our iniquities testify against us, act, O LORD, for your name's sake; our apostasies indeed are many, and we have sinned against you. O hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble, why should you be like a stranger in the land, like a traveler turning aside for the night? Why should you be like someone confused, like a mighty warrior who cannot give help?

Happy are the people whose strength is in you! * whose hearts are set on the pilgrims' way. Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs, * for the early rains have covered it with pools of water. They will climb from height to height, * and the God of gods will reveal himself in Zion. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen

SecondReading:2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

therefore the LORD does not accept them, now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.

I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing. At my first defense no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Have you completely rejected Judah? Does your heart loathe Zion?

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:9-14

Yet you, O LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; do not forsake us! Thus says the LORD concerning this people: Truly they have loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet;

Why have you struck us down so that there is no healing for us?

Do not spurn us, for your name's sake; do not dishonor your glorious throne; remember and do not break your covenant with us.

Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, `God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, `God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted."

Can any idols of the nations bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers?

Ministry for this week:

We look for peace, but find no good; for a time of healing, but there is terror instead. We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD, the iniquity of our ancestors, for we have sinned against you.

Is it not you, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for it is you who do all this.

Psalm 84:1-6 How dear to me is your dwelling, O LORD of hosts! * My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God. The sparrow has found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; * by the side of your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Happy are they who dwell in your house! * they will always be praising you.

Friday: - Time: 11:00am Celebrate: Fr. Ian Nicholson Preacher: Zep Hasibuan Greeters: Elizabeth Lauber, SarahTampubolon, Angelina Pasaribu, Jemma Salavage Readers: Joshua Christian, Elisabeth Hutasoit Stephan Mathew Offertory: Carlton Roy-Macaulay, Edric Geoffery, Ejiro Osro, Leeson Lauber, Elizabeth Lauber Special Song: Amy Salvage,Angelina Sinambela, SarahTampubolon, Elizabeth Lauber,Edric Geoffrey, Elisabeth Hutasoit, Carlton Roy-Macaulay, Zep Hasibuan Musicians for the special song: Jonathan Pasaribu , Zep Hasibuan Drummer: Chris Denicke Acolytes: Amy Salvage, Chris Denicke, Zep Hasibuan Accompanist: Spike Douglass

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Contact Details: Church Office: Timing: 08:30am – 1:00pm Office Phone: +97444165728 Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Davies Home Phone: +97444374356 Assistant Priest: Fr. Jebaraj Devasagayam Cell Phone: +97433053909 Treasurer: Allen Paul Pledge Secretary: Tracy Marriott

Trinity 23 EpiQ Youth Service 28 October 2016 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:

Protection of vulnerable people:

Fr. Ian Nicholson Email: Chaplain’s Warden: Jaywant Michael Email: People’s Warden: Beth Stevens

EpiQ youth will be leading today’s service. Christmas Fair committee: The Christmas Fair committee will be meeting after the today’s morning service in the Epiphany room. We are hoping to have a great time of food, crafts and music. Anyone interested in assisting can come to the meeting or email


Children: +97455780355 Adult English: +97455611364 Friday School: Shammi Michael

Welcome Card:

If you would like to know more about the Church of the Epiphany and meet people. Please meet Beth Stevens our Peoples Warden after the service at the front of the Church and fill out your blue welcome card.

EpiQ Youth: Email:

Cultural Ambassador Coordinator:

Thank you:

Randall Rhodes Cultural Ambassador Coordinator Email:

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

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

Collection Summary for September 2016 Church Services Friday Morning Friday Evening Sunday Evening Total Giving


Free Taxi to the Anglican Centre: Last day for the Summer Taxi to operate will be today.

Bible Study: The Friday Bible Study Group (Gharafa) is on today (Friday 28 October) at 6 pm. Please contact Shammi @ 66925412 for directions and details.

EpiQ Youth: EpiQ Youth will be meeting Saturday 29 October from 10:00 am 12:00pm Antioch Hall C2.

Church Ministries: What ministry/ies is God calling you to be involved in over the next year? Today you will receive the God’s Calling form for you to fill in and return at the end of the service. If you have any queries, please contact Beth Stevens at

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Church members are invited to support those in need; by bringing bulk foodstuffs next weekend.





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Total Deficit 13,492 For September

Feeding the hungry:

Next Week: 4 November - All Together service: Families and Children of all ages are very much encouraged to attend this short service together.

Advance Notice: 12 November 2016 ‘Streams in the Desert'

Deficit from January to September 2016


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A liturgical dance workshop in the Church 10:00 am- 12:00pm led by Sally Davies.

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 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

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