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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

CHRISTMAS DAY December 25, 2011 Holy Communion 8am 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.

The hope and joy of Christmas be with you and all whom you love, today and throughout the year. SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY WEDNESDAY 11.00 am – Holy Communion SATURDAY 6.00 pm – Holy Communion SUNDAY 8.00 am & 10.00 am – Holy Communion Family ministry: Sunday 10.00 am in hall (in church on 1st Sunday) 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 Welcome to HOLY TRINITY, where services have been held since 1863 in this church. We pray that you will feel the presence of God and know his blessings in your life.


Hymn: TiS 318

1. Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head; the stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. 2. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes. I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from on high, and stay by my side until morning is nigh. 3. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay close by me for ever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in your tender care, and fit us for heaven to live with you there.

Greeting:

The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, full of grace and truth. John 1.1, 14 2


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.’

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. 3


Prayer of the Day: God Most High, whose eternal Word chose a dwelling among us, that we might live in your presence: grant us a spirit of wisdom to know how rich is the glory you have given us, and how great is the hope to which we are called in the Word made flesh; who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." 8 Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices, together they sing for joy; for in plain sight they see the return of the Lord to Zion. 9 Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem; for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. 10 The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Response: 4

Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD


Psalm: 98 1 O sing to the Lord a new song: for he has done marvellous things; 2 His right hand and his holy arm: they have got him the victory. 3 The Lord has made known his salvation: he has revealed his just deliverance in the sight of the nations. 4 He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness towards the house of Israel: and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 5 Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth: break into singing and make melody. 6 Make melody to the Lord upon the harp: upon the harp and with the sounds of praise. 7 With trumpets and with horns: cry out in triumph before the Lord, the king. 8 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it: the good earth and those who live upon it. 9 Let the rivers clap their hands: and let the mountains ring out together before the Lord; 10 For he comes to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

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Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-12 1:1 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. 3 He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you"? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"? 6 And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him." 7 Of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire." 8 But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom. 9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions." 10 And, "In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands; 11 they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like clothing; 12 like a cloak you will roll them up, and like clothing they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never end." Response:

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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 John, chapter 1, beginning at the 1st verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. 9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. Gospel response:

SERMON

This is the gospel of the Lord, PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST

followed by a short time for reflection

(Copies of the sermon are available at the back of church) 7


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: York, England; The Diocese of The Northern Territory; EFAC; St John’s Toorak; St Paul’s Cathedral; and our Bishops Philip and Barbara. We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: Margaret Y, Elain H, George E, Judy S, Enid B, 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, Jack L, 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 remember before God with thanksgiving the lives of Greg Nicholson (last Monday), Catherine Dossetor (1991) and Keith Thomson (1996), 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.

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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 Christ the grace of God has dawned upon the world with healing for all. Let us bring our weaknesses and infirmities to him, confessing our sins in penitence and faith. 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. 10


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]

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Hymn: TiS 316

1. O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see you lie! Above your deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by: yet, in your dark streets shining the everlasting light, the hopes and fears of all the years are met in you tonight. 2. For Christ is born of Mary; and, gathered all above, while mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love. O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth, and praises sing to God the King and peace to all on earth.

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3. How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven. No ear may hear his coming; but in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive him, still the dear Christ enters in. 4. O holy child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels their great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Immanuel.

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: 13

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...


Priest:

... 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.

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.

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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. 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).

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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

Final Hymn: TiS 304

1. O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; come and behold him born the king of angels: O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord! 2. True God of true God, Light of light eternal, lo, he abhors not the Virgin’s womb; Son of the Father, begotten, not created: 3. See how the shepherds summoned to his cradle, leaving their flocks, draw nigh with holy fear; we too will thither bend our joyful footsteps: 5. Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger, fain we embrace thee with love and awe; who would not love thee, loving us so dearly? 16


6. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, sing all ye citizens of heaven above, ‘Glory to God, glory in the highest’: 7. Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning, Jesus, to thee be glory given; Word of the Father now in flesh appearing:

Blessing

Dismissal

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

ORGAN POSTLUDE

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GENERAL NOTICES High Altar Flowers: In Memory of Teddy The from Pip. Pedestal Flowers: In Memory of Bob and Anthony Owen from the family. Birthday: Peter Human (today), John Carmichael (Friday) Anniversary: Nip and Barbara (Friday) Sue Baker uses recycled cardboard in art projects and is interested in packaging materials left over from Christmas. She can use large packing boxes from appliances, TVs etc as well as smaller packing boxes. They need to be clean and in good condition. Please speak with her if you think you have something. She is happy to collect suitable large boxes.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM ALL AT HOLY TRINITY!

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ROSTERS Roster Duty This Week 25/12/2011 6pm Sat Celebrant ALM 8am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assistant Server ALM Celebrant Preacher Breakfast

Next Week 1/1/2012

The Rev'd Roy Stanley

The Rev'd Dr H. Granowski

David Harkin, Irene Shorthouse & Robert Frood Marilyn Frood

Rick Nicholson & Leonie Bird Chris & Merrilyn Beeny (March – December) BCP Irene Shorthouse David Harkin

The Rev'd Roy Stanley Diana Cerini Jane S Leonie Bird The Rev Dr H Granowski The Rev'd Roy Stanley Marilyn Frood and Nancy Sturgess

The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Alan & Nell Eddy

10am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assist Server ALM Officiant Preacher Transport Morning Tea Counters 19

Clarence Muttiah & Bruce Chisholm, Vivienne Harkness Nip Thomson and Elaine Hutchinson Jane Sullivan Barbara and Nip Thomson Don & Joy Watkinson Jane Sullivan The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Rosemary Nairn Tim & Rosemary Sewell Robert and Marilyn Frood

Carol Fraser& Liz Cook Families Families Joan Brooking Jane Sullivan The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Bruce Chisholm Elaine Hutchinson Rosemary Nairn & Carol Fraser


Holy Trinity Church Directory www.holytrinitykew.org.au PO Box 37, Kew 3101 Ph: (03) 9853 7158

251 High St (cnr Pakington St), Kew 3101 Email: office@holytrinitykew.org.au

Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Roy Stanley, (03) 9853 7132; 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 Parish Chaplain: Pam Hughes, 9848 7738 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, Carol Fraser, Rick Nicholson, Beth Bailey, Blake Shorthouse (Treasurer), Tim Sewell, Alan Wilson. Wedding co-ordinator: Susan Baker 0429 869 019; 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 Dec 25 27 29 31 20

DAY TIME Sun 11:30am Tue 7pm Thu 4:30pm 8pm Sat 11:30am

EVENT Monthly healing service. Wedding rehearsal Wedding Wedding rehearsal Wedding

Pew Sheet 8am Christmas Day, 2011  

Pew Sheet for the 8am Christmas Service at Holy Trinity Kew, 2011

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