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We welcome you to join us this Sunday 19th Sunday after Trinity 


Matthew 20: 1 - 16     The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard


Matthew 21:33 - 46  The Parable of the Tenants


As we continue to explore the theme of Stewardship around the parish I am really encouraged by the reaction that people are having.  Folk are thinking afresh about the challenge of Stewardship and not Ownership. For us at Hardington Vale one of the biggest challenges is the pooling of our giving to the General Fund.  All the villages have protected restricted funds that the Friends (or equivalent) in each village maintain through faithful fund-raising activities and these funds successfully provide for the fabric of the historic buildings that we are privileged to use for worship.  However, to continue as a living, functioning and missional congregation we need to make sure that our General Fund, that pays for all our ministry costs and funds our vision for a Youth Worker too, is also paid into. The harsh reality of the parable of the tenants is once the tenants had killed the landlord’s son the vineyard was rented to other tenants who did honour the landlord and gave him his share of the crop at harvest time. We need to beware that we don’t hinder the work of God in our midst by holding tightly to all He had blessed us with. The following questions are worth discussing in our home groups and round the dinner table:

1. ‘Of your own do we give you: if God is the real owner of everything how might this change how we think and act around ‘our’ money?

2. What pressures today encourage us to hold tight to our stuff rather than practise generosity?

3. What does it mean for us today to be fruitful and to honour God with what we earn? (See Deut. 26:1-11)?





Refugee Crisis

Several people asked if we can do something as a church in response to the crisis of people fleeing their homes just to survive

Here are some ideas more...



7 October 10.30 am – St Philip & St James’ Church

Harvest prayer and reflection followed by light lunch and Eucharist. 

Coffee served from 10.00 am.  Contact Eleanor Sames for further details.


10 October 9.30 am – 4 pm  Holy Trinity, Combe Down

Mike Endicott speaking on Kingdom Healing


Riding Lights

Baked Alaska, Frome

13 October 7.30 pm – 

Scientists, farmers, oil magnates, climate warriors, prophets, mothers, and others – we’re all in the mix and hungry for a recipe of hope in the struggle about power. Some will sound the warming bell, while others make a pudding of the planet.

Through the entertaining world of Baked Alaska, the realities of climate change are served up with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. Riding Lights are creating an inspiring show which is challenging but fun. For further information contact Vivienne Bolton on 834165 or vivienneabolton@gmail.com.


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