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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 15, 2013 Holy Communion 10am 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 AFTER TODAY’S SERVICE.

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) Healing Service: 11.30am, 4th Sunday At Trinity Grammar School Chapel: Sunday 週日中英文10.30am – English Service 週日中英文


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Hymn: TiS 207 1. Jesus shall reign where’er the sun does its successive journeys run; his kingdom stretch from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.

4. Blessings abound where’er he reigns: the prisoner leaps to lose his chains; the weary find eternal rest; and all who suffer want are blessed.

5. Where he displays his healing 2. For him shall endless prayer be power death and the curse are known no made, and praises throng to crown his head; more; his name like sweet perfume shall rise in him the tribes of Adam boast with every morning sacrifice; more blessings than their father lost. 3. people and realms of every tongue dwell on his love with sweetest song; and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name.

6. Let every creature rise and bring the highest honours to our King, angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the long amen. Harmony from the Revised Church Hymnary 1927 by permission Oxford University Press Isaac Watts 1674–1748 alt.

Greeting:

The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God.’ Isaiah 35.3–4

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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 (Dudman Setting)

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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.

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.

Prayer of the Day Sustain us, O God, with the power of your love on our journey to meet the One who is coming: strengthen our weak hands, make firm our feeble knees, and open blind eyes to the dawning of your kingdom, so that our hearts may rejoice as we behold the majesty of our God. We ask this through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 5


THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: Isaiah 35.1-10 1

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus 2 it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. 3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’ 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8 A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God’s people; no traveller, not even fools, shall go astray. 9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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Psalm: Song of Mary My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord: my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, Who has looked with favour on his lowly servant: from this day all generations will call me blessed. The Almighty has done great things for me: and holy is his name. God has mercy on those who fear him: from generation to generation. The Lord has shown strength with his arm: and scattered the proud in their conceit, Casting down the mighty from their thrones: and lifting up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things: and sent the rich away empty. He has come to the aid of his servant Israel: to remember the promise of mercy, The promise made to our forebears: to Abraham and his children for ever.

Second Reading: James 5.7-10 7

Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors! 10 As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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Gradual Hymn: TiS 247 1. Let all be one in mind and heart with Jesus Christ, our Lord, who, though he was by nature God, God’s glory laid aside. 2. He laid his heavenly glory down; God’s servant he became; obediently he lived, to die in shame upon the cross. 3. Now God has raised him up, to bear the name above all names; at Jesus’ name all knees shall bow, all tongues proclaim him Lord. 4. All glory now the Father shares with his exalted Son, whom God the Holy Spirit raised from death to heaven’s throne. James Quinn 1919– Words by permission Cassell plc, London

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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 11 beginning at the 2nd verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 2

When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ 4 Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. 6 And blessed is anyone who takes no offence at me.’ 7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. 9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.” 11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST.

ALLELUIA Sung by Choir & Congregation

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• SERMON

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(copy of sermon available at back of church)

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. 10


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 The Diocese of Wusasa; Ministry with the Aboriginal People of Australia; Archdeaconry of Box Hill; St George's Ivanhoe East; St John’s, Blackburn – confirmation; Bellarine Gateway Parish; Holy Trinity Hampton; St Catharine’s Caulfield South – confirmation. We pray for our ministry team: Roy, Jessica, Norman, Helen, Leonie, 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: Barbara M, Jaelyn S, Billy C, Alex C, Val Creese, Philip H, Ken D, Babe I, Ian H, Jean S, Margaret Y, Philip C, Brenda, Jean I, Beatrice S, 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, Wilma M, Margaret D, Ronald D, Nancy K, Hilary, Joyce L, Elisabeth D, Lorna M, Jean D, and all who care for them. We remember before God with thanksgiving the lives of Bill Schultz (1991), Nellie Croft (2001), Vera Allison (2006), and Greg Nicholson (2007), 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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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.

Offertory Hymn: TiS 266 1. ‘Wake, awake, for night is flying,’ the watchmen on the heights are crying, ‘Awake, Jerusalem, arise!’ Midnight hears the welcome voices, and at the rousing cry rejoices: ‘Where are you, all you virgins wise? The bridegroom comes, awake! Your lighted lamps then take. Hallelujah! With joy prepare to meet him there; the royal wedding feast is near.’

3. Now let all the heavens adore you, and saints and angels sing before you with harp and cymbal’s joyful tone. Gates of pearl in heaven are shining; there, with the angel-choir combining, we gather round your radiant throne. No eye has seen that sight, no ear heard such delight. What rejoicing! Yet there will we eternally with songs acclaim your majesty. Philipp Nicolai 1556–1608 tr. Catherine Winkworth 1827–78 alt.

2. Zion hears the watchmen singing, and in her heart new joy is springing; she wakes, she rises from her gloom. For her Lord now comes all-glorious, and strong in grace, in truth victorious; her star has risen, her light has come. Now come, O precious crown, Lord Jesus, God’s own Son. Hail, hosanna! O lead us all into the hall where you provide your joyful meal.

The earlier version of this chorale may be found in The Lutheran Hymnal, 1973, at 487.

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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:

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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. 14


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.

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 (drink or intinction) (b) 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: “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree�, arr. Bullard

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

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Final Hymn: TiS 276 1. There’s a light upon the mountains, and the day is at the spring when our eyes shall see the beauty and the glory of the King; weary was our heart with waiting, and the night-watch seemed so long, but his triumph day is breaking, and we hail it with a song. 2. There’s a hush of expectation, and a quiet in the air, and the breath of God is moving in the fervent breath of prayer: for the suffering, dying Jesus is the Christ upon the throne, and the travail of our spirit is the travail of his own. 3. He is breaking down the barriers, he is casting up the way, he is calling for his angels to build up the gates of day: but his angels here are human, not the shining hosts above; for the drum-beats of his army are the heart-beats of our love. 4. Hark, we hear a distant music, and it comes with fuller swell — the great triumph song of Jesus, of our King, Immanuel: Zion, go you forth to meet him; and, my soul, be swift to bring all your finest and your dearest for the triumph of our King! Henry Burton 1840–1930 alt. Words and music by permission Methodist Publishing House, UK

Blessing

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

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'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 22, 2013 1st Reading Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm Psalm 80:1-7 nd 2 Reading Romans 1:1-7 Gospel Matthew 1:18-25

GENERAL NOTICES High Altar flowers: are in Memory of Bill Schultz from his daughters. Pedestal flowers: are in Memory of Vera Allison from Marian 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. Anglicare Christmas gifts: Toys and Food can be left until next week for the Annual ‘Toys & Food Appeal’. Anglicare have nearly 500 children in their care as well as many needy families who will be looking for support this Christmas.

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ROSTERS Roster Duty This Week 15/12/2013 Next Week 22/12/2013 8am Sun Charles & Jan Harkin David Harkin & Welcomer Irene Shorthouse Reader David Harkin Marilyn Frood Intercessor BCP Leonie Bird Euch Assist Leonie Bird Diana Cerini Dinesh Warnakulasuriya Carol Fraser Server ALM The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Dr Helen Celebrant Granowski Preacher The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Diana Cerini and Marilyn Frood and Nancy Breakfast Joan West Sturgess 10am Sun Tim & Rosemary Sewell Clarence Muttiah Welcomer & Bruce Chisholm Elaine Hutchinson & Ken Rigby Reader Madeleine Jenkins Jane Sullivan Intercessor Joan Brooking Elaine Hutchinson Euch Assist Barbara Thomson Jane Sullivan, Joy Watkinson Server Joy Watkinson ALM Pam Hughes Jane Sullivan Celebrant The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Preacher The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Transport Elizabeth Cook Rosemary Nairn Morning Tea Babe Isaacs & Beth Bailey Tim & Rosemary Sewell Charles & Jan Harkin Robert and Marilyn Frood Counters

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2013 CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 22nd December: 7.30pm A Festival of Lessons and Carols Tuesday 24th December: 5pm Children’s Nativity service 11pm Carol singing 11.30pm Midnight Communion Service Wednesday 25th December: 8am Said Communion Service 10am Sung Communion Service

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Parish Diary DEC DAY TIME 18 Wed 9-2pm 2pm 7:30pm 19 Thu 2pm 20 Fri 10:15am 4pm 4pm 21 Sat 2-4pm 4pm 22 Sun 11:30am 7:30pm

EVENT Villa Maria packing hampers in old Op Shop Daytime Advent Study group meets in Vicarage – week 4 Evening Advent Study group meets in Vicarage – week 4 Service at Carnsworth N/H Communion service at Karana N/H Nativity rehearsal and kids Christmas party Communion service at Kew Gardens N/H Carols rehearsal in church Choir Christmas party in old op shop Monthly healing service Festival of Lessons and Carols

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. Roy Stanley, (03) 9853 7132; 0408 012 165 vicar@holytrinitykew.org.au Assistant Priest: The Rev. Jessica Cheung 0403 380 837 revjcheung@yahoo.com Family Minister: Ros St Flour, 0411 349938 htkfamilyministry@yahoo.com.au Parish Chaplain: Pam Hughes, 9855 8279 Small Group Co-ordinator: Leonie Bird 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, Tim Sewell, Beth Bailey, Blake Shorthouse (Treasurer), John Carmichael, Alan Wilson. Wedding enquiries: Susan Baker – contact through church website weddings page.

Music Team Director of Music: Stephen Kerr, 0422 524 574; music@holytrinitykew.org.au Associate Organist: Ian Tyler Deputy Organist: Anthony Carr Choir Section Leaders: Philippa Allen, James Allen. www.holytrinitykew.org.au 20


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