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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

1ST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 29, 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


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Hymn: TiS 293 1. Unto us a boy is born! King of all creation, came he to a world forlorn, the Lord of every nation.

4. Now may Mary’s son, who came so long ago to love us, lead us all with hearts aflame unto the joys above us.

2. Cradled in a stall was he with sleepy cows and asses; but the very beasts could see that he us all surpasses.

5. Omega and Alpha he! Let the organ thunder, while the choir with peals of glee now rends the air asunder. Anon., Latin 15th cent. tr. Percy Dearmer 1867–1936 alt.

3. Herod then with fear was filled: ‘A prince,’ he said, ‘in Jewry!’ All the little boys he killed at Bethlem in his fury.

Greeting:

Words from the Oxford Book of Carols by permission Oxford University Press

The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: Because Jesus himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. Hebrews 2.18

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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.

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Gloria

[Dudman]

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Prayer of the Day Almighty God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: in your mercy, bring us to share the divine life of Jesus Christ, who came to share our human life, and who now 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: Isaiah 63.7-9 7

I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for us, and the great favour to the house of Israel that he has shown them according to his mercy, according to the abundance of his steadfast love. 8 For he said, ‘Surely they are my people, children who will not deal falsely’; and he became their saviour 9 in all their distress. It was no messenger or angel but his presence that saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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Psalm: 148:1-6 1 Praise the Lord, praise the Lord from heaven: O praise him in the heights. 2 Praise him, all his angels: O praise him, all his host. 3 Praise him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light. 4 Praise him, you highest heaven: and you waters that are above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded and they were made. 6 He established them for ever and ever: he made an ordinance which shall not pass away.

Second Reading: Hebrews 2.10-18 10 It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, 12 saying, ‘I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.’ 13 And again, ‘I will put my trust in him.’ And again, ‘Here am I and the children whom God has given me.’ 14 Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death. 16 For it is clear that he did not come to help angels, but the descendants of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD 8


Gradual Hymn: TiS 141 1. Praise to the Holiest in the height, and in the depth be praise: in all his words most wonderful, most sure in all his ways.

5. O generous love, that he who smote in Man for man the foe, the double agony in Man for man should undergo,

2. O loving wisdom of our God, when all was sin and shame, a second Adam to the fight and to the rescue came.

6. and in the garden secretly, and on the cross on high, should teach his friends, and thus inspire to suffer and to die.

3. O wisest love, that flesh and blood, which did in Adam fail, should strive afresh against the foe, should strive and should prevail;

7. Praise to the Holiest in the height, and in the depth be praise: in all his words most wonderful, most sure in all his ways.

4. and that a higher gift than grace should flesh and blood refine, God’s presence and his very self, and essence all-divine.

John Henry Newman 1801–90 alt.

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 2 beginning at the 13th verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 13

Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ 14 Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called 9


my son.’ 16 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah: 18 ‘A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.’ 19 When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, 20 ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.’ 21 Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. 23 There he made his home in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, ‘He will be called a Nazorean.’ Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST.

ALLELUIA Sung by Choir & Congregation

 SERMON

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(copy of sermon available at back of church)

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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 Lake Rukwa; The Diocese of Willochra; Archdeaconry of Essendon; St George’s Malvern; St Stephen’s Highett. 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 life of Robert Trumble (2011), as we come to the anniversary of his 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.

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. 12


Offertory Hymn: TiS 306 1. Christians, awake, salute the happy morn whereon the Saviour of the world was born; rise to adore the mystery of love, which hosts of angels chanted from above; with them the joyful tidings first begun of God incarnate and the Virgin’s son.

4. To Bethle’m straight the enlightened shepherds ran to see the wonder of our God made man, and found, with Joseph and the blessèd Maid, her son, the Saviour, in a manger laid; amazed, the wondrous story they proclaim, the first apostles of his infant fame.

2. Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, who heard th’angelic herald’s voice, ‘Behold, I bring good tidings of a Saviour’s birth to you and all the nations on the earth; this day has God fulfilled his promised word, this day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord.’

5. Like Mary, let us ponder in our mind God’s wondrous love in saving humankind; trace we the Babe, who has retrieved our loss, from the poor manger to the bitter cross; tread in his steps, assisted by his grace, until in heav’n God’s people take their place.

3. He spoke; and straightway the celestial choir in hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire. The praises of redeeming love they sang, and heaven’s whole orb with hallelujahs rang: God’s highest glory was their anthem still, peace upon earth to people of good-will.

6. There may we hope, th’angelic thrones among, to sing, redeemed, a glad triumphal song: he that was born upon this joyful day around us all his glory shall display; saved by his love, unceasing we shall sing eternal praise to heaven’s almighty King. John Byrom 1692–1763 alt.

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. 13


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. 15


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 (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 16


Final Hymn: TiS 268 1. Joy to the world! The Lord is come; let earth receive its king; let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing. 2. Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns; let us our songs employ; while fields and streams, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy. 3. He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness and wonders of his love, and wonders of his love, and wonders, wonders of his love. Isaac Watts 1674–1748 alt. based on Psalm 98

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, January 5, 2014 1st Reading Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-3, 10-14 2nd Reading Ephesians 3:1-12 Gospel Matthew 2:1-12

GENERAL NOTICES Birthday: John Carmichael (Monday) Anniversary: Nip & Barbara Thomson (Monday), Joan & Robert Brooking (Tuesday) SECURITY: It is recommended that when parishioners are working alone in the church that they lock the doors while they are at work to ensure they are not interrupted by people looking for money. 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 29/12/2013 Next Week 5/1/2014 8am Sun Welcomer David Harkin & Rick Nicholson Joan West Reader Marilyn Frood Intercessor The Rev'd Roy Stanley BCP Euch Assist Merrilyn Beeny Irene Shorthouse David Harkin Server Barbara Thomsom Dinesh Warnakulasuriya ALM Celebrant The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Dr N Curry Preacher The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Breakfast M. Frood & J. Harkin Alan & Nell Eddy 10am Sun Welcomer Rosemary Nairn, Ian Lees Carol Fraser& & Pip Teh Alan Wilson Reader Mark Lucas & Families Margaret Lyons Intercessor The Rev'd Roy Stanley Families Euch Assist Nick Leicester Janice Lucas Server Joy Watkinson Jane Sullivan Jane Sullivan ALM Pam Hughes Pam Hughes Celebrant The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd Roy Stanley Preacher The Rev'd Roy Stanley The Rev'd R Stanley Transport John Carmichael Bruce Chisholm Morning Tea VICARAGE Elaine Hutchinson & Barbara Thomson Counters Blake & Irene Shorthouse Barbara Thomson & Carol Fraser

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Parish Diary DEC DAY 29 Sun 2014 JAN 1 Wed 3 Fri 5 Sun 9 Thu 11 Sat 14 21

Tue Tue

TIME 4:30pm

EVENT Wedding

11am 5pm 3pm 6pm 1pm 2:45pm 7:30pm 7:30pm

Communion service Wedding rehearsal Wedding Wedding rehearsal Baptism Wedding Wardens meet at Barbara’s Vestry meets in old Op Shop

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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