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Daily Bible Readings

All Christians are encouraged to read the Bible daily to gain spiritual strength and wisdom for our lives and stay in dialogue with God through the Word and prayer. The Bible readings are based on The Revised Common Lectionary for Sundays and festivals, which is mostly used in our Churches on Sundays. The daily readings are linked to it so that on the second half of the week (Thursday to Saturday) the texts help to prepare for Sunday, and the following days (Monday to Wednesday) we reflect on previous Sunday’s theme.

The Lectionary has at times two parallel series for the Old Testament: semicontinuous and complementary. Semicontinuous track moves through Old Testament stories, but the complementary series links the Old Testament reading with the Gospel text. In the Calendar if there are two Old Testament and Psalm texts the first reading is semicontinuous and the second is the complementary series. The complementary track is more commonly used in the Lutheran and Anglican Churches.

Revised Common Lectionary

Calendar of readings from the RCL

August 2020

Sunday, August 9

Proper 14 (19) (Year A)
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 and Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b
1 Kings 19:9-18 and Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33
https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=154
Proper 14 (19) (Year A)
Proper 14 (19) [https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=154]

Monday, August 10

Monday Daily Readings
Psalm 28; Genesis 37:29-36; 2 Peter 2:4-10 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2028;%20Genesis%2037:29-36;%202%20Peter%202:4-10] OR Psalm 18:1-19; Genesis 7:11-8:5; 2 Peter 2:4-10 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2018:1-19;%20Genesis%207:11-8:5;%202%20Peter%202:4-10]

Tuesday, August 11

Tuesday Daily Readings
Psalm 28; Genesis 39:1-23; Romans 9:14-29 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2028;%20Genesis%2039:1-23;%20Romans%209:14-29] OR Psalm 18:1-19; Genesis 19:1-29; Romans 9:14-29 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2018:1-19;%20Genesis%2019:1-29;%20Romans%209:14-29]

Wednesday, August 12

Wednesday Daily Readings
Psalm 28; Genesis 40:1-23; Matthew 8:23-27 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2028;%20Genesis%2040:1-23;%20Matthew%208:23-27] OR Psalm 18:1-19; Job 36:24-33; 37:14-24; Matthew 8:23-27 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2018:1-19;%20Job%2036:24-33;%2037:14-24;%20Matthew%208:23-27]

Thursday, August 13

Thursday Daily Readings
Psalm 133; Genesis 41:14-36; Revelation 15:1-4 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20133;%20Genesis%2041:14-36;%20Revelation%2015:1-4] OR Psalm 67; Isaiah 45:20-25; Revelation 15:1-4 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2067;%20Isaiah%2045:20-25;%20Revelation%2015:1-4]

Friday, August 14

Friday Daily Readings
Psalm 133; Genesis 41:37-57; Acts 14:19-28 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20133;%20Genesis%2041:37-57;%20Acts%2014:19-28] OR Psalm 67; Isaiah 63:15-19; Acts 14:19-28 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2067;%20Isaiah%2063:15-19;%20Acts%2014:19-28]

Saturday, August 15

Saturday Daily Readings
Psalm 133; Genesis 42:1-28; Matthew 14:34-36 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20133;%20Genesis%2042:1-28;%20Matthew%2014:34-36] OR Psalm 67; Isaiah 56:1-5; Matthew 14:34-36 [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2067;%20Isaiah%2056:1-5;%20Matthew%2014:34-36]

Sunday, August 16

Proper 15 (20) (Year A)
Genesis 45:1-15 and Psalm 133
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 and Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28
https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=155
Proper 15 (20) (Year A)
Proper 15 (20) [https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=155]

Calendar view

Calendar view

Calendar of readings from the RCL

Revised Common Lectionary, Copyright © 1992 Consultation on Common Texts, admin Augsburg Fortress. Posted by permission. No further use or transmission allowed without written permission of Augsburg Fortress.
Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, Copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts, admin Augsburg Fortress. Posted by permission. No further use or transmission allowed without written permission of Augsburg Fortress.
Calendaring provided by the Revised Common Lectionary website of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.
The RSV Bible text is displayed via BLB ScriptTagger.

Prayer

Porvoo Prayer Diary

The Porvoo Declaration commits the churches which have signed it ‘to share a common life’ and ‘to pray for and with one another’. An important way of doing this is to pray through the year for the Porvoo churches and their Dioceses.

The Prayer Diary is a list of Porvoo Communion Dioceses or churches covering each Sunday of the year, mindful of the many calls upon compilers of intercessions, and the environmental and production costs of printing a more elaborate list.

Those using the calendar are invited to choose one day each week on which they will pray for the Porvoo churches. It is hoped that individuals and parishes, cathedrals and religious orders will make use of the Calendar in their own cycle of prayer week by week.

Download: http://porvoocommunion.org/prayer-diary-2020/


From Luther’s Small Catechism

Morning Prayer.

1] In the morning, when you rise, you shall bless yourself with the holy cross and say:

In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

2] Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may, in addition, say this little prayer:

I thank Thee, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that Thou hast kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray Thee to keep me this day also from sin and all evil, that all my doings and life may please Thee. For into Thy hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Thy holy angel be with me, that the Wicked Foe may have no power over me. Amen.

3] Then go to your work with joy, singing a hymn, as the Ten Commandments, or what your devotion may suggest.

Evening Prayer.

4] In the evening, when you go to bed, you shall bless yourself with the holy cross and say:

In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

5] Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may, in addition, say this little prayer:

I thank Thee, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that Thou hast graciously kept me this day, and I pray Thee to forgive me all my sins, where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Thy hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Thy holy angel be with me, that the Wicked Foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Then go to sleep promptly and cheerfully.

Guidance for Congregation Treasurers

Spring 2012: Latest guidance from the Charity Commission.

Very useful guidance, whether your congregation is officially regsitered as a charity yet or not: Charity commission.

“Managing Charity Assets and Resources: an overview for trustees” is another useful online publication with guidance including finances and fundraising: Charity finances: trustee essentials (CC25)


Expense Claims

Please use this form to submit a claim for expenses incurred in attending meetings or in connection with other LCiGB business. Please note that expense claims should be posted directly to the Treasurer at the address listed on the form, rather than to the LCiGB office.


Counting Church Collections

Please click here for guidelines on best practise when counting church collections, and click here for a blank template which can be used for this purpose.


Gift Aid Donations

If you’re making a donation to the LCiGB and you’re a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid it! Complete a Gift Aid Declaration so we can claim an additional 20% on your gift.


Donations

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Synod

Synod (from the Latin synodus and the Greek sunodos, meaning “meeting” or “assembly”) is the general meeting of the Members of the church, who meet each year to make decisions together about the life of the church.

Included in Synod is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the charity and company, which deals with the election of trustees and issues of governance, and the Church Session, which looks at the spiritual and practical life of the church as it is lived out day to day by those in our Member Congregations.


2015 Annual Synod – Saturday 25 April 2015

Trustees’ Annual Report for the Year Ending 31 December 2014

2014 Special Synod – Saturday 17 May 2014

Trustees’ Annual Report and Examined Accounts for the Year Ending 31 December 2013


2013 Special Synod – Saturday 5 Octoer 2013

A Special Synod and General Meeting was held and elected Dr Martin Lind as new bishop for LCiGB. See “News” for more details.

2013 Annual Synod – Saturday 27 April 2013

Trustees’ Annual Report and Examined Accounts for the Year Ending 31 December 2012

Brief Preliminary Report of LCiGB Synod 2013


Please click the links below to download details of our past Synods:

2012 Annual Synod – Saturday 28 April 2012

Synod 2012, which included our AGM, was held on Saturday 28 April 2012 in Reading, hosted by Imani Congregation.

 Trustees’ Annual Report and Examined Accounts for the Year Ending 31 December 2011

Synod Handbook for Synod 2012 – Saturday 28 April 2012 in Reading


2011 Annual Synod – Saturday 26 March 2011

Synod 2011, which included our AGM, was held on Saturday 26 March 2011 at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Leeds.

Synod is very grateful to St Luke’s for their warm hospitality and for the excellent lunch that was prepared by two of the church members. 

Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts for 2010


2010 Annual Synod – Saturday 24th April 2010


Special Synod – Saturday 30th January 2010