HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia
3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST June 17, 2012 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. 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.
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A Service of Holy Communion from The Book of Common Prayer (BCP)
The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.
(see Ruth 2:4)
Sentence: In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 2 Corinthians 5.19
Prayer of Preparation:
Let us pray together:
(the congregation kneel or sit)
ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Summary of the Commandments: Priest: Our Lord Jesus Christ said: â€˜Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.â€™ People: Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. 2
Prayer of the Day Almighty God, without you we are unable to please you: mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV)
First Reading: 1 SAMUEL 15.34 - 16.13 34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel. 1The Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.’ 2Samuel said, ‘How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.’ And the Lord said, ‘Take a heifer with you, and say, “I have come to sacrifice to the Lord .” 3Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.’ 4Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, ‘Do you come peaceably?’ 5He said, ‘Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord ; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.’ And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. 6When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, ‘Surely the Lord ’s anointed is now before the Lord .’ 7But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.’ 8Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, ‘Neither has the Lord chosen this one.’ 9Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, ‘Neither has the Lord chosen this one.’ 10Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, ‘The Lord has not chosen any of these.’ 11Samuel said to Jesse, 3
‘Are all your sons here?’ And he said, ‘There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.’ And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.’ 12He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, ‘Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.’ 13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD
1 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble: the God of Jacob lift you up to safety. 2 May he send you his help from the sanctuary: and be your strong support from Zion. 3 May he remember all your offerings: and accept with favour your burnt sacrifices, 4 Grant you your heart’s desire: and fulfil all your purposes. 5 May we also rejoice in your victory and triumph in the name of our God: the Lord perform all your petitions. 6 Now I know that the Lord will save his anointed: that he will answer him from his holy heaven with the victorious strength of his right hand. 7 Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses: but we will trust in the name of the Lord our God. 8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are made strong and stand upright. 9 O Lord, save the king: and hear us when we call upon you.
Second Reading: 2 CORINTHIANS 5.6-10, 14-17 6 So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—7for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10For all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil. 14For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. 16From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 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 Mark chapter 4 beginning at the 26th verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 26 He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.’ 30He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’ 33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples. Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 5
followed by a short time for reflection (Copies of the sermon are available at the back of church)
The Nicene Creed I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord and giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say bible Sentences as he thinketh most convenient in his discretion.
LET your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matth. v.
Then shall the Priest return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, the Alms for the Poor, and other devotions of the people, shall be placed upon the holy Table. And when there is a Communion, the Priest shall then place upon the Table so much Bread and Wine, as he shall think sufficient. After which done, the Priest shall say,
Gracious Lord, we pray that you accept these our gifts, and us your people, for your service and to your glory. Amen. Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant here in earth. (the congregation kneel or sit). ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks for all men; We humbly beseech thee most mercifully to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all they who do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially thy Servant ELIZABETH our Queen; that under her we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto her whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. We bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear, beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE We pray for: We pray for all who work for peace and justice. We pray for The Church of Nigeria; The Diocese of North Queensland; Social Responsibilities Committee; St Matthew’s Panton Hill & St Andrew’s St Andrews; St Barnabas’ Glen Waverley; St Agnes’ Black Rock; St Stephen's Bayswater; and our Bishops Philip and Barbara.
We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: Faye Isaacs, May S, Phillip H, Beatrice S, Rob A, Lowan A, Liz A, Peter H, Margaret B, Margaret Y, Judy S, Enid B, Miriam A, Robert D, Mia C, Jan T, Peter Hs and those we remember in our own hearts and prayers. We pray for the members of Holy Trinity not able to worship with us, Jean S, Ren C, John H, Nancy K, Margaret D, Hilary & Bill H, Joyce L, Elisabeth D, Lorna M, Jean D, and all who care for them. We remember before God with thanksgiving the lives of Tom Burke (2011), Elizabeth Vrana (2009), Helen Gordon (2011) as we come to the anniversary of their entry into your nearer presence.
Then shall the Priest say to them that come to receive the Holy Communion, YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God.
Then shall this general Confession be made. ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Priest, (or the Bishop, being present) standing up, and turning himself to the people, pronounce this Absolution. ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Priest say, Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him. Come unto me all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matth. xi. 28. So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16 Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. Hear also what Saint John saith.
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 St. John ii. 1. After which the Priest shall proceed, saying, Lift up your hearts. Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord. Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. Answer. It is meet and right so to do.
Then shall the Priest say, IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God. THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen
Then all them that shall receive the Communion pray. WE do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. 10
When the Priest, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread before the people, and take the Cup into his hands, he shall say the Prayer of Consecration, as followeth. ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; who made there a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood: who, in the same night that he was betrayed, (a) took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, (b) he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, (c) this is my Body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after supper he (d) took the Cup; and, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this (e) is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.
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 today. 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). 11
Let us pray in the words that our Lord Jesus Christ has taught us: OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. After shall be said by the Priest a prayer of thanksgiving. Then shall be said by all, standing, GLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Then the Priest (or Bishop if he be present) shall let them depart with this Blessing. THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his son Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
Readings for 8am Sunday, June 24, 2012 1st Reading 1 Samuel 17:57-18:9 2nd Reading 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Psalm 133:1-4 Gospel Mark 4:35-41
GENERAL NOTICES High Altar flowers today are in Memory of Tom Burke from Julie. Op Shop: The MMA Op Shop has moved to 301 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. Thank You: for those who supported the Donkey Shelter sponsorship. $250 was raised. Building Project: The architects briefed the building committee during the week on their ideas of how to manage the change of levels over the High St area. The members of the committee are very pleased with their ideas and following our discussions the architects will prepare an updated proposal suitable for presentation to the parish. However, the weakness in the current property market is presenting some concerns in providing sufficient finances for the project. We are presently looking at options open to the parish, and these include carrying a higher debt, reducing the scope of the building or delaying the project. We hope to be able to give a full report to the parish early in July. Birthday:
Barbara Thomson (Wednesday)
150th Anniversary 2013 â€“ Is there somebody you think should be invited? Forms at back of church. 13
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251 High St (cnr Pakington St), Kew 3101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Roy Stanley, (03) 9853 7132; 0408 012 165 email@example.com Assistant Priest: The Rev’d Jessica Cheung 0403 380 837 firstname.lastname@example.org Family Minister: Ros St Flour, 0411 349938 email@example.com Parish Chaplain: Pam Hughes, 0418 328 313 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, Diane Leist, Blake Shorthouse (Treasurer), Tim Sewell, Alan Wilson. Wedding enquiries: Susan Baker – contact through church website weddings page.
Music Team Director of Music: Stephen Kerr, 0422 524 574; firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Organist: Ian Tyler Assistant Organist: Anthony Carr
ROSTERS Roster Duty 6pm Sat Celebrant ALM 8am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assist Server ALM Celebrant Preacher Breakfast
This Week 17/6/2012
Next Week 24/6/2012
The Rev'd Dr N. Curry
The Rev'd Roy Stanley
Charles & Jan Harkin
David Harkin & Irene Shorthouse Marilyn Frood Leonie Bird Diana Cerini
Irene Shorthouse BCP Leonie Bird Joan Healy Dinesh Warnakulasuriya The Rev'd Roy Stanley
Carol Fraser The Rev'd Dr Helen Granowski The Rev'd Roy Stanley Diane Cerini and Nancy Sturgess
The Rev'd Roy Stanley Marilyn Frood and Margaret Righton
10am Sun Welcomer Reader
Tim & Rosemary Sewell Elaine Hutchinson & Madeleine Jenkins
Intercessor Euch Assist
Barbara Thomson Jane Sullivan, Server Don & Joy Watkinson ALM Pam Hughes Officiant The Rev'd Roy Stanley Preacher The Rev'd Roy Stanley Transport Elizabeth Cook Nip Thomson & Morning Tea Sumitra Wickramasinghe Charles & Jan Harkin Counters 15
Clarence Muttiah & Bruce Chisholm Ken Rigby & Don Watkinson Jane Sullivan Elaine Hutchinson Don & Joy Watkinson Jane Sullivan The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Rosemary Nairn Tim & Rosemary Sewell Robert and Marilyn Frood
Parish Diary Jun DAY TIME 18 19 20 21 22 24
Mon 2pm Tue 7:30pm Wed 7:30pm Thu 11am 2pm Fri 9am 10:15am Sun 11:30am 12:15pm 1pm
EVENT Interment of ashes Vestry meet in parish hall Certificate Course – week 2 – vicarage Communion service at Kew Gardens N/H Service at Carnsworth N/H Piano Tuning in church Communion service at Karana N/H Healing service Baptism Stephen’s Junior Piano Students Concert
SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY WEDNESDAY 11.00am – Holy Communion SATURDAY 6.00pm – Holy Communion SUNDAY 8.00am & 10.00am – Holy Communion Family ministry: Sunday 10.00am in hall (in church on 1st Sunday) Morning Prayer: 9.00am Wednesday-Saturday The Noon Hour: 12 noon - 1.00pm Tuesday to Thursday Healing Service: 11.30am, 4th Sunday At Trinity Grammar School Chapel: Sunday 週日中英文10.30am 週日中英文 – English Service