Pews News- 10 Sep2023

† St Andrews
Proclaiming Christ in Clewer
10 September 2023
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity 

The Parable of the Lost Sheep


The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Today’s theme invites us to consider how we treat those with whom we disagree. Even those who offend us are held within the circle of Christ’s love, and we are invited to love them as we love our neighbour.

The first reading is from Ezekiel, chapter 33 vv 7 – 11
Ezekiel learns from God that he shares responsibility for the sin of the people. It is his duty to speak of their transgressions, and to call them to repent. 

The second reading is from Romans, chapter 13 vv 8 to the end
After long discussions concerning faith, law and the salvation of Gentiles, Paul encourages his readers to live new lives in Christ, reminding them of Christ’s command to love.

And the gospel reading is Matthew, chapter 18 vv 15 – 20
The gospel passage falls between the parable of the lost sheep and Peter’s question about how many times he should forgive. Jesus tells his disciples that desire for the restoration and forgiveness of sinners is part of church life.

Canon Brian


Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
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.

READINGS Ezekiel 33.7-11

So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked ones, you shall surely die’, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

1ow you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: ‘Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?’ Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Romans 13.8-end

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.

Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honourably as in the day, not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew .
Glory to you, O Lord.

Matthew 18.15-20

‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.


Everlasting God, Lord of compassion and gracious understanding, we come with an openness to express our concerns for the Church and the world, and to thank you, for your goodness.
Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Merciful God we recognise that the work of helping people through life can leave church leaders vulnerable to spiritual attack.  We thank you for our church leaders and pray that they won’t allow criticism or negativity to blunt their ministry; that they will hear encouragement, and that they will always respond in love and forgiveness when difficulties arise.
Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Creator God, we pray for our world, where through television, we see the misery and tragedy brought about by wrong choices and brought into our homes day by day. We pray for wisdom and compassion in all negotiations and decisions taken by our world and local leaders; and ask that there be humility in leadership and responsibility for right action shared by all.
Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Father God, help us to use our influence and the talents you have given us to bring peace, joy and fun into people’s lives, instead of stirring up strife.  We pray for the thousands of families who come to the Costa Blanca on holiday.  We pray that they would enjoy themselves, and enjoy each other. May their visit bring not only pleasure but restoration and healing into their lives.
Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.r.

Gracious God, we raise before you those from our parish who are ill, hospitalised or recuperating, and for those we know within our families and circle of friends. Especially: Blake, Sam, Don, Karl, Sarah, Joanna, Holly, Frank and Barbara, Bill, Suzanne, Christopher, Jackie, Diane, Sylvia, Mary, Gracie, Carmel, Christine, and Vivienne. Refugees, Prisoners, the Homeless and those who mourn.
Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Merciful God, give us ears to hear and minds to understand the message of immortality for the children of your kingdom so that we may look forward with patience and confidence to that time when we will join you in the peace of eternity. e pray for all those recently departed this life, and those whose anniversaries fall at this time.
Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Faithful God, forgive us for those times when we treat ourselves with less kindness than you do. We want to believe in ourselves the way you believe in us and so as we go out to live the coming week show us more of the life you have designed especially for us to live

Merciful Father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour
Jesus Christ. Amen.

From the Chaplaincy of the Holy Spirit Costa Blanca


Lord God, the source of truth and love,
keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Listen to Canon Brian’s Sermon last Sunday morning



Tuesday and Thursday 5.00pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

Church Open every day 10.00am – 6.00pm

Sun 10 Sep 10.30am Parish Eucharist
                      5.00pm Evening Prayer – Zoom

Sun 17 Sep 10.30am Parish Eucharist
                      3.00pm Wild Worship (in the Churchyard; focus: Back to School)
                      5.00pm Evening Prayer – Zoom

Sun 24 Sep 10.30am Parish Eucharist
                     5.00pm Evening Prayer – Zoom

Sun 01 Sep 10.30am All Age Family Eucharist – Harvest Festival
                      5.00pm Parish EucharistSUNDAY EVENING SERVICE

This Sunday there will an Evening Prayer service at 5.00pm on Zoom.


The Suffering: Blake, Sam, Don, Karl, Sarah, Joanna, Holly, Frank and Barbara, Bill, Suzanne, Christopher, Jackie, Diane, Sylvia, Mary, Gracie, Carmel, Christine, and Vivienne. Refugees, Prisoners, the Homeless and those who mourn.

The Departed: all those recently departed this life, and those whose anniversaries fall at this time.

Those baptised: Kobe.

Weddings: Liam and Amey.

Community Prayers: Clewer Green School, the head teacher Martin Tinsley and all the pupils, staff and governors. For all our Care Homes, for the safety of residents and staff. We pray also for Windsor Christian Action, and the work of the Homeless Project, Street Angels, FoodShare, and The Night Shelter.

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for all who live or work in Shirley Avenue, Kingsbury Mews, Rutherford Close, West Crescent, East Crescent, and Hatch Lane, Firs Avenue (off Hatch Lane)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: please pray for the the Church of Ireland. Please pray also for the Churches in these Dioceses: Zululand (Southern Africa), Aba (Nigeria), Aba Ngwa North (Nigeria), Abakaliki  (Nigeria), Aberdeen and Orkney (Scotland), and Abuja (Nigeria).

Please continue to pray for and support your neighbours and families in any way you can whilst keeping yourself safe.


Revd Rosie will be on retreat from 30th August, returning to work on 12th September. During that time she will be on pilgrimage in North Western Spain, walking the Camino de Santiago.


Our end of season Churchyard Tidy will be on 30 September 10.00am-12.00. Please see Bob if you can help, or have any questions.
Macmillan Coffee Morning – Wednesday 13th SeptemberSt Andrews Macmillan Coffee Morning is at St Andrews Church  on Wednesday 13th September at 10.00am.

Our Giving Page: or scan the QR code 

ETON ACTION FAIRSaturday 16 September 11.00am-4.00pm, all entry fees to charity, including Windsor Foodshare.


There will be a Harvest Evensong with All Saints Frances Rd, 8th October 5pm. Singers welcome. 


Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. Heritage Open Days 2023 – 8th-17th September.


On Saturday 9th September, St Andrews will be open as usual, but it is also the day of Ride+Stride (see above). In addition, we would like to have the Church manned during the day to mark our Heritage Open Day. If you could help, please see Jane. 


WCA are looking for a  Membership Secretary. This is a part-time voluntary administrative role, working from home. It would involve about 4 hours work per month; also attending the annual AGM. 

Job Description:


Another event, possibly on a Saturday at the end of September, is a Farmers’ Market, to be held in the Churchyard. If you could run a cake stall, or contribute to one please see Jane. Also there could be jams and home-grown vegetables. Teas and coffees will be served. All money raised to go to the Homeless Project. More information nearer the time.


From their Facebook and Twittter Pages:


We are currently very short ofCooking SaucesUHT MilkBiscuitsTinned FruitTea bagsWe get less food donations in the spring and summer, even though we are still feeding the same amount of people.  

We have a permanent donation box at Tesco Superstore and also at Waitrose & Partners. So if you are shopping it is easy to pop a carton or 2 in. 

Or why not try our Wishlist on Common Good and Amazon.…/giftr…/registry/215636…

You can drop off to us on Wednesdays 9.30-1.30 or Thursdays 9.30-3.00 at Dedworth Green Baptist Church.

We do not like to ask as we know times are tough for lots of people right now. Imagine if your whole street donated one tin each to us how this would help our stocks.


Thank you to everyone for all you have been able to give in this difficult time. Please consider continuing your regular giving by paying directly to our bank account, the details of which are:
HSBC Bank, High Street, Windsor
Sort Code: 40-47-37
Account number: 11373366 
Account name: PCC St Andrews Church
                       or if your bank doesn’t like this
                       Parochial Church Council St Andrews Clewer Parish
You may wish to consider transferring to the Parish Giving Scheme,
which we promoted in previous years. Details are on our page on their web site:


We also have the printed application forms available, please contact the Parish Office by email.

The Parish Office is now closed.
Revd Rosie 01753  852334 email
Parish Website:

Churchwarden: Stuart Cockman
Contact via email:

Safeguarding Policy:
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