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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 22, 2013 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 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


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Greeting:

The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: A virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel: God with us. Matthew 1.23 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

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Prayer of the Day Gracious God, you chose the virgin Mary, by your grace, to be the mother of our Lord and Saviour: so fill us with your grace, that with her we may rejoice in your salvation, and in all things embrace your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: Isaiah 7.10-16 10

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13 Then Isaiah said: ‘Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. 15 He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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Psalm: 80.1-7 1

Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock: you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine out in glory; 2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh: stir up your power, and come to save us. 3 Restore us again, O Lord of hosts: show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved. 4 O Lord God of hosts: how long will you be angry at your people’s prayer? 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears: and given them tears to drink in good measure. 6 You have made us the victim of our neighbours: and our enemies laugh us to scorn. 7 Restore us again, O Lord of hosts: show us the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

Second Reading: Romans 1.1-7 1

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, 3 the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of his name, 6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, 7 To all God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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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 1 beginning at the 18th verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 18

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20 But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ 22 All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel’, which means, ‘God is with us.’ 24 When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, 25 but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus. 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.

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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 Yokohama; The Diocese of Riverina; Archdeaconry of Dandenong; St James’and St Peter’s Kilsyth-Montrose; St Francis in the Fields Mooroolbark; St Paul’s Geelong; St Matthew’s Prahran. 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. Dominic & Carrie Shorthouse preparing for missionary work in Cambodia. We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: Anika D, Barbara M, 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 Geoffrey Clarke (2003), John Delahunty (2012), and Doris Hughes (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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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. 10


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. 11


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 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

'Copyright Š 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

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Readings for 8am Sunday, December 29, 2013 1st Reading Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148:1-6 2nd Reading Hebrews 2:10-18 Gospel Matthew 2:13-23

GENERAL NOTICES High Altar flowers: are in Memory of Geoffrey Clarke from Barbara. Pedestal flowers: are in Memory of John Delahunty from Yan and family Birthday: Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Thursday) Anniversary: Neville & Margaret McCarthy (last Friday) 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.

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ROSTERS Roster Duty This Week 22/12/2013 Next Week 29/12/2013 8am Sun Welcomer David Harkin & David Harkin & Irene Shorthouse Joan West Reader Marilyn Frood Marilyn Frood Intercessor Leonie Bird The Rev'd Roy Stanley Euch Assist Diana Cerini Merrilyn Beeny Server Carol Fraser Carol Fraser ALM Celebrant The Rev'd Dr Helen The Rev'd Roy Stanley Granowski Preacher The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Breakfast Marilyn Frood and Nancy M. Frood & J. Harkin Sturgess 10am Sun Welcomer Clarence Muttiah Rosemary Nairn, Ian Lees & & Bruce Chisholm Pip Teh Reader Ken Rigby Mark Lucas & Margaret Lyons Intercessor Jane Sullivan The Rev'd Roy Stanley Euch Assist Elaine Hutchinson Nick Leicester Server Joy Watkinson Joy Watkinson Jane Sullivan ALM Jane Sullivan Pam Hughes Celebrant The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Preacher The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Transport Rosemary Nairn John Carmichael Morning Tea Tim & Rosemary Sewell VICARAGE Counters Robert and Marilyn Frood Blake Shorthouse & Robert Frood

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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 22 Sun 11:30am 1pm 7:30pm 24 Tues 5pm 11pm 11:30pm 25 Wed 8am 10am 26 Thu 8pm 29 Sun 4:30pm 2014 JAN 1 Wed 11am

EVENT Monthly healing service Baptism Festival of Lessons and Carols Children’s Nativity service Carol singing Midnight Communion service Said Communion service Sung Communion service Wedding rehearsal Wedding Communion service

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 16

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