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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

ADVENT SUNDAY December 2, 2012 Holy Communion 10am - 1st Sunday Family 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.

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 MORNING TEA IN THE JUBILEE HALL AFTER TODAY’S SERVICE.

Hymn: TiS 158 1. God has spoken by his prophets, spoken his unchanging word, each, from age to age proclaiming God, the one, the righteous Lord. In the world’s despair and turmoil one firm anchor holds us fast: God is king, his throne eternal, God the first, and God the last.

3. God is speaking by his Spirit, speaking to our hearts again, in the age-long word expounding God’s own message, now as then, through the rise and fall of nations one sure faith yet standing fast; God still speaks, his word unchanging, God the first, and God the last.

2. God has spoken by Christ Jesus, Christ, the everlasting Son, brightness of the Father’s glory, with the Father ever one; spoken by the Word incarnate, God from God, ere time began, Light from Light, to earth descending, God, revealed as Son of Man.

Words: George W. Briggs Words © 1953, renewal 1981 by The Hymn Society. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188. George Wallace Briggs 1875–1959 alt.

Greeting: The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU. (see Ruth 2:4) Prayer of Preparation: As we gather as God's people let us pray together: God of love and peace, you know what we think and feel. Touch our hearts that our thoughts and actions may be good so that we may love you and honour you, through Jesus 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.’ 2

Kyrie (Dudman)

The Confession Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God's forgiveness. God of mercy and grace, we have sometimes thought wrong things, and done wrong things and we have not always loved each other as we should. We are sorry. Forgive us and help us to love and obey you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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. 3

Prayer of the Day Eternal God, you have taught us that the night is far spent and the day is at hand: keep us awake and alert, watching for your kingdom, and make us strong in faith, so that when Christ comes in glory to judge the earth, we may go out joyfully to greet him; and, with all your saints, may worship you for ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV)

First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16

(CEV) The LORD said: I made a wonderful promise to Israel and Judah, and the days are coming when I will keep it. I promise that the time will come when I will appoint a king from the family of David, a king who will be honest and rule with justice. In those days, Judah will be safe; Jerusalem will have peace and will be named, “The LORD Gives Justice.�

Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD Psalm: 25.1-6 1

In you, O Lord my God, have I put my hope: in you have I trusted, let me not be ashamed, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 2 Let none who wait for you be put to shame: but let those that break faith be confounded and gain nothing. 3 Show me your ways, O Lord: and teach me your paths. 4 Lead me in the ways of your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation. 5 In you have I hoped all the day long: because of your goodness, O Lord. 6 Call to mind your compassion and your loving-kindness: for they are from of old.


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 Luke chapter 21 beginning at the 29th verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. Then Jesus told them a story: When you see a fig tree or any other tree putting out leaves, you know that summer will soon come. So, when you see these things happening, you know that God’s kingdom will soon be here. Gospel Response:

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

TALK Let us together affirm the faith of the Church. We believe in God the Father who made us and loves us. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who saves us and loves us. We believe in the Holy Spirit, who loves us and gives us life.


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. Reader 1: God our Father, we give thanks for the world which you created and have given to us to enjoy. Help us to care for your world. Lord in your mercy: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Reader 2: We pray for all people of the church, and we pray that we may always try to be kind and helpful. Lord in your mercy: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Reader 1: We give thanks for our family and friends; we pray that we may be good friends to others. Lord in your mercy: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Reader 2: We remember those who are sick or lonely; may your spirit bring them comfort. Lord in your mercy: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Adult: We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: ………. and those we remember in our own hearts and prayers. Lord in your mercy: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Reader 1: We remember those we love who have died and now live with you in heaven. Lord in your mercy: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Reader 2: 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.


We pray for: We pray for all who work for peace and justice. We pray for The Church in Kebbi, Nigeria; The Diocese of Adelaide; Ridley Melbourne Mission & Ministry College; St Peter’s Melbourne; St Andrew’s Brighton 170th & 50th Anniversaries; St James’ Ivanhoe Chinese & English Congregations – Confirmations; St Jude’s Carlton; Chinese Mission of Epiphany; Holy Trinity Port Melbourne – Confirmation; St Peter’s Murrumbeena. We pray for our ministry team: Roy, Jessica, Norman, Helen, Ros & Pam - and for all who serve within the parish. We pray for all who are working on the building project and for its successful completion; and our Bishops Philip and Barbara. We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: John Delahunty, James Langman, Joan W, Tom F, Margaret R, Michael H, Philip C, Val B, Margaret D, Brenda, John M, Jean I, Alison M, Beatrice S, Liz A, Margaret Y, Judy S, 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, Nancy K, Hilary, Joyce L, Elisabeth D, Lorna M, Jean D, and all who care for them. We give thanks for the life of Rob Allison as we uphold him to your loving mercy, and we pray for all who mourn his death. We remember before God with thanksgiving the lives of Michael Luxton (1994) and Qona Crawshaw (2009), as we come to the anniversary of their entry into your nearer presence


(all stand)

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] 7

Offertory Hymn: TiS 162 1. Thank you for giving me the morning, thank you for every day that’s new, thank you that all my hurts and troubles I can take to you. 2. Thank you for all my friends and helpers, thank you for people everywhere, thank you for showing me, Lord Jesus, how to help and care. 3. Thank you for times of working, playing, thank you for all that I can do, thank you for all that’s bright and cheerful, and for music too. 4. Thank you for comfort in my sadness, thank you for all who understand, thank you that your hand holds and leads me, everywhere I am. 5. Thank you for speaking to me, Jesus, thank you for meeting with me here, thank you, because you love all people, those both far and near. 6. Thank you that you’re so good and loving, thank you that I am filled with you, thank you, you make me feel so glad and thankful as I do. Martin Gotthard Schneider 1930– tr. David Arthur Schubert 1942–

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 him thanks and praise... ... Forever praising you and singing:


Priest: ‌. do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me

Priest: in songs of never ending praise:

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. 10


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. The Choir sings the Agnus Dei

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 Choir Sings “Creator of the Stars of night�, arr. John Scott

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 52 1. Let us sing to the God of salvation, let us sing to the Lord our rock! Let us come to his house with thanksgiving, let us come before the Lord and sing! Praise our Maker, praise our Saviour, praise the Lord our everlasting King. Every throne must bow before him, God is Lord of everything! 2. In his hands are the earth’s deep places and the strength of the hills is his; all the sea is the Lord’s, for he made it, by his hands the dry land was formed. 3. Let us worship the Lord our Maker, let us kneel to the Lord our God; for we all are the sheep of his pasture, he will guide us by his powerful hand. 4. Let today be the time when you hear him! May our hearts not be hard or cold, lest we stray from the Lord in rebellion, as his people did in time of old. Richard Thomas Bewes 1934– Words: Richard Bewes Music Arr.: Norman Warren Words & Music © 1973 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188 All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Blessing Dismissal Go in peace to love and serve the Lord: IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. AMEN POSTLUDE 12

'Copyright © 1995, The Anglican Church of Australia Trust Corporation. From the text of A Prayer Book for Australia, published under the imprint of Broughton Books. Reproduced with permission. - Recorded music played under PPCA licence 339096 Hymns copied under one of the following licences: - 'Copyright © 1999, The Australian Hymn Book Company. From the text of Together in Song. Reproduced with permission. - Church Copyright Licence #325734 - Copyright Agency Limited licence 2907

Readings for 10am Sunday, December 9, 2012 1st Reading 2nd Reading

Psalm Psalm 8:4, 7-10 Gospel Luke 2:2-7

GENERAL NOTICES Birthday: Livia Tropea (8 tomorrow), Theo Cawley (5 tomorrow), Cynthia Hogg (Thursday) High Altar Flowers: are In Memory of Michael Luxton from Janet, Tim, Nick, James & Sarah. Welcome: to Chadranda who is visiting her brother Sumitra Wickramasinghe. Orders for next year's BRF bible reading notes are now due - see list at back of church. Blessing of Animals with Nativity: 10am Sunday 9th December. A great opportunity to invite family or friends. The service begins outside at the front of church (with petting zoo and a pony) and then the service concludes in church with Communion. Tax Deductible Donations to Holy Trinity can be made for the 'Building Appeal' through the National Trust, OR for 'Family Ministry' through the Anglican Foundation. Forms are available at the back of church. ADVENT Study Groups: will meet for 4 weeks on Wednesdays - 1.30pm and 7.30pm groups, starting on 28th November. Choir continues rehearsing for the Dec 16 Carols this week, rehearsal is at 11:30am Sundays. Email Stephen at for further info.


Holy Trinity Church Directory PO Box 37, Kew 3101 Ph: (03) 9853 7158

251 High St (cnr Pakington St), Kew 3101 Email:

Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Roy Stanley, (03) 9853 7132; 0408 012 165 Assistant Priest: The Rev’d Jessica Cheung 0403 380 837 Family Minister: Ros St Flour, 0411 349938 Parish Chaplain: Pam Hughes, 9855 8279 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: Joe Gandy, 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; Associate Organist: Ian Tyler Assistant Organist: Anthony Carr Choir Section Leaders: Philippa Allen, James Allen.


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

This Week 2/12/2012

Next Week 9/12/2012

The Rev'd Dr H. Granowski The Rev'd Roy Stanley Leonie Bird Diana Cerini & Barbara Thomson Chris & Merrilyn Beeny BCP Irene Shorthouse Dinesh Warnakulasuriya The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Alan & Nell Eddy

Robert & Marilyn Frood Irene Shorthouse The Rev'd Roy Stanley Carol Fraser Barbara Thomson Leonie Bird The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Rick Nicholson and Yvonne Stannard

10am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assist Server

Carol Fraser & Diane Leist

Vivienne and Peter Harkness


Pam Hughes & Clarence Muttiah The Rev'd Roy Stanley Joan Brooking Pam Hughes & Don Watkinson Joy Watkinson The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Dorothy Hadwen Nip Thomson Sumitra Wickramasinghe Irene Shorthouse& Barbara Thomson

Families Janice Lucas Jane Sullivan

Pam Hughes The Rev'd Roy Stanley Ros St Flour Bruce Chisholm Elaine Hutchinson & Morning Tea Barbara Thomson Rosemary Nairn & Counters Carol Fraser

ALM Celebrant Preacher Transport


Parish Diary Dec DAY TIME 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 13 15

Sun 2pm 7:30pm Tue 6pm 7:30pm Wed 1:30pm 7:30pm Thu 7:30pm Fri 4pm Sat 10am 12:30pm Sun 10am Tue 7:30pm Thu 10am Sat 9-12

EVENT Stephen Kerr’s piano student concert – all welcome Kew Council of Churches Christmas Carols – Petrie Sq Wedding rehearsal 150th Committee - Vicarage Advent study – week 2 – Vicarage Advent study – week 2 - Vicarage Stewardship meeting in vicarage Nativity rehearsal in church Baptism Wedding Blessing of Animals and Nativity service Wardens meet at Barbara’s Funeral for Rob Allison Working bee

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 16

HTK Pew Sheet, 10am, December 2, 2012  

Pew Sheet for the 10am service at Holy Trinity Kew, December 2, 2012

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