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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

15th Sunday after Pentecost September 25, 2011 Holy Communion 8am Welcome to HOLY TRINITY, where services have been held, in this church, since 1863. We pray that you will feel the presence of God and know his blessings in your life YOU ARE INVITED TO BREAKFAST IN THE JUBILEE HALL AFTER TODAY’S SERVICE. Crèche Area: is in the transept near the pulpit. Parents and children are welcome to enter by the church aisle or by the side door. SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY WEDNESDAY 11.00 am – Eucharist SATURDAY 6.00 pm – Eucharist SUNDAY 8.00 am & 10.00 am – Eucharist Family ministry: Sunday 10.00 am in hall (in church on 1st Sunday) SUNDAY 4.00 pm – Mandarin service

中文祟拜 週日 4pm 於本堂 Morning Prayer: 9.00 am Wednesday-Saturday The Noon Hour: 12 noon - 1.00pm Tuesday to Thursday Healing Service: 11.30 am, 4th Sunday At Trinity Grammar School Chapel: Sunday 週日中英文10.30am – Bilingual Service 週日中英文


Greeting:

The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: Come, let us return to the Lord, that we may live before him. Hosea 6.1a, 2b

Prayer of Preparation: As we gather as God's people let us pray together: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Summary of the Commandments: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ Jesus said: ‘This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ Kyrie eleison: Lord have mercy: Christ have mercy: Lord have mercy:

R/: Lord have mercy R/: Christ have mercy R/: Lord have mercy 2


The Gloria Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Prayer of the Day Grant, O merciful God, that your people may have that mind that was in Christ Jesus, who emptied himself, and took the form of a servant, and in humility became obedient even to death. For you have highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, Jesus Christ, the Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in everlasting glory. Amen. 3


THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: Exodus 17:1-7

17:1 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 The people quarreled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?" 3 But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, "Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?" 4 So Moses cried out to the Lord, "What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me." 5 The Lord said to Moses, "Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6 I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink." Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarreled and tested the Lord, saying, "Is the Lord among us or not?" Response:

Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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Psalm: 78:1-4,11-14 1 Give heed to my teaching, O my people: incline your ears to the words of my mouth; 2 For I will open my mouth in a parable: and expound the mysteries of former times. 3 What we have heard and known: what our forebears have told us, 4 We will not hide from their children, but declare to a generation yet to come: the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works. 11 For he did marvellous things in the sight of their ancestors: in the land of Egypt, in the country of Zoan. 12 He divided the sea and let them pass through: he made the waters stand up in a heap. 13 In the daytime he led them with a cloud: and all night long with the light of fire. 14 He cleft rocks in the wilderness: and gave them drink in abundance as from springs of water. Second Reading: Philippians 2

2:1 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death-- even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every 5


tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

We stand for the reading of the Holy Gospel as a sign of respect as we greet our Lord who is present in His Holy Word. The Lord be with you AND ALSO WITH YOU The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Saint Matthew chapter 21 beginning at the 23rd verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" 24 Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?" And they argued with one another, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?' 26 But if we say, 'Of human origin,' we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet." 27 So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 28 "What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.' 29 He answered, 'I will not'; but later he changed his mind and went. 30 The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, 'I go, sir'; but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into 6


the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST.

SERMON

followed by a short time for reflection

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The Nicene Creed Let us together affirm the faith of the Church. We believe in one God, the Father, the almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. 8


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Let us pray for all people and for the Church throughout the world. Each petition of intercession or thanksgiving concludes with, Lord in your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for: We pray for all who work for peace and justice. We pray for: Sthn Virginia, Prov III USA; The Diocese of The Northern Territory; Deacons’ Ministry; St Cuthbert’s Grovedale & St Wilfrid’s Mount Duneed; Mount Dandenong Parish Patronal festival; St James' & St Peter Kilsyth-Montrose – Commissioning of Pam Fraser; Mt Eliza Parish – Confirmation; St John's Bannockburn – Confirmation and our Bishops Philip and Barbara. We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: Nancy K, Leonie M, Enid B, Geoffrey M, Henry J, Margaret Y, Michael H, Faye H, Jan N, Geraldine McF, Miriam A, Jean S, Lowan A, Robert D, Mia C, Jan T, Ray C, Peter Hs, John & Jean H and those we remember in our own hearts and prayers. We pray for the members of Holy Trinity not able to worship with us, Howard D, John H, Nancy K, Margaret D, Hilary & Bill H, Joyce L, Elisabeth D, Lorna M, Jean D and Gwlad W and all who care for them. We give thanks for the life of Bill Dott and we uphold him to your eternal care, and we remember before God with thanksgiving the lives of Rosemary Pearce (2008) & Mary Collister (2010), as we come to the anniversary of their entry into your nearer presence. Almighty God, you have promised to hear our prayers. Grant that what we have asked in faith We may by your grace receive, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 9


Jesus said: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. John 13.34 [Let us pray] We do not presume to come to your table, merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table. But you are the same Lord whose nature is always to have mercy. Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. The Confession Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God's forgiveness. Merciful God, our maker and our judge, we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, and in what we have failed to do: we have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves; we repent, and are sorry for all our sins. Father, forgive us. Strengthen us to love and obey you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Absolution

[Celebrant]

Almighty God, who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith: pardon you and set you free from all your sins, strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE GREETING OF PEACE (all stand) [Celebrant]

We are the body of Christ. His Spirit is with us. The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.

[A greeting of peace is exchanged with those around us] Offertory Prayer: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and for the service of your kingdom. BLESSED BE GOD FOR EVER.

THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Priest: People: Priest: People: Priest: People: Priest:

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts: We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise... ... for ever praising you and saying: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 11


Priest: People:

.‌ do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me. Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Priest: People:

‌.. in songs of never ending praise. Blessing and honour and glory and power are yours for ever and ever. Amen. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND THE COMMUNION {Celebrant} We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. We who are many are one body, For we all share in the one bread. Agnus Dei We pray together: Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us. Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us. Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us your peace. 12


Come let us take this holy sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in remembrance that he died for us, and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving. Baptised Christians who receive communion in their own church are invited to share communion with us. Communion wine may be received: (a) from the common cup from the first of the two Eucharistic Assistants. (b) by intinction from the second of the Eucharistic Assistants where a small part of the wafer is carefully dipped in the wine, or (c) from an individual glass on request from the first Eucharistic Assistant. Or you may choose to receive the wafer only (Communion in one kind).

THE SENDING OUT OF GOD'S PEOPLE Post Communion Prayer Prayer of self-offering Father, we offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice through Jesus Christ our Lord. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory. AMEN

Blessing

Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord: IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. AMEN

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Readings for 8am Sunday, October 2, 2011 1st Reading Exodus 20:1-4,7-9,12-20 Psalm 19:7-14 2nd Reading Philippians 3:4b-14 Gospel Matthew 21:33-46

GENERAL NOTICES

Blessing of Pets Service: next Sunday at 10am. The first part of the service will be held outside (weather permitting) and the final part in church. Seating will be available on the concrete pathway. All are encouraged to bring their pets, photo or soft toy as we remember the witness of St Francis of Assisi.

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Roster Duty 6pm Sat Celebrant ALM 8am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assistant Server ALM Celebrant Preacher Breakfast

Rosters This Week 25/9/2011

Next Week 2/10/2011

The Rev'd Roy Stanley

The Rev'd Dr H. Granowski

David Harkin & Irene Shorthouse David Harkin Leonie Bird Diana Cerini

Marilyn Frood & Barbara Thomson Nigel Creese BCP Irene Shorthouse David Harkin Dinesh Warnakulasuriya

Carol Fraser The Rev'd Dr Helen Granowski The Rev'd Roy Stanley Marilyn Frood and Nancy Sturgess

The Rev'd Roy Stanley

Jan Todd & Rosemary Nairn Nick Leicester & Julie-Ann Barnes Jane Sullivan

Diane Leist & Carol Fraser

The Rev'd Roy Stanley Alan & Nell Eddy

10am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor

Families

Euch Assist Server ALM Officiant Preacher Transport Morning Tea Counters

Barbara Thomson Jane Sullivan The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Rosemary Nairn Nola Scott & Juliana Nwobu Robert and Marilyn Frood

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Families Joan Brooking Jane Sullivan The Rev'd Roy Stanley Ros St Flour Bruce Chisholm Judy Saunders & Beth Bailey Rosemary Nairn & Carol Fraser


Holy Trinity Church Directory www.holytrinitykew.org.au PO Box 37, Kew 3101 251 High St (cnr Pakington St), Kew 3101 Ph: (03) 9853 7158 Email: office@holytrinitykew.org.au Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Roy Stanley, (03) 9853 7132; mob: 0408 012 165 vicar@holytrinitykew.org.au Assistant Priest: The Rev’d Jessica Cheung 0403 380 837 revjcheung@yahoo.com Family Minister: Ros St Flour, 0411 349938 htkfamilyministry@yahoo.com.au Relieving Chaplain: Leonie Bird, 0409 860 026 Honorary Associate Clergy: The Rev Dr Norman Curry, The Rev Dr Helen Granowski Authorised Lay Ministers: Leonie Bird, Jane Sullivan, Joy Watkinson. Churchwardens: David Harkin, Barbara Thomson, Robert Frood Vestry members: John Carmichael, Laurence Dong, Carol Fraser, Peter Harkness, Blake Shorthouse (Treasurer), Tim Sewell, John Wang, Alan Wilson. Wedding co-ordinator: Susan Baker 0429 869 019; email: weddings@holytrinitykew.org.au Music Team Director of Music: Stephen Kerr, 0422 524 574; music@holytrinitykew.org.au Associate Organist: Ian Tyler Assistant Organist: Anthony Carr

Parish Diary Sep DAY 25 Sun 25 Sun 28 Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri Oct 1 Sat 2 Sun

TIME 11.30am 2.00pm 8pm 8pm 3:30pm

EVENT Healing service Wardens Meeting (Barbara’s) Wedding rehearsal Wedding rehearsal Wedding

2pm 10am

Wedding BLESSING OF PETS SERVICE

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Pew Sheet 8am, September 25, 2011  

8am Pew Sheet, HTK, Sep 25, 2011