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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

6TH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY February 16, 2014 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


Hymn: TiS 201 1. King of glory, King of peace, I will love thee; and, that love may never cease, I will move thee. Thou hast granted my request, thou hast heard me; thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me.

3. Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee; in my heart, though not in heaven, I can raise thee. Small it is, in this poor sort to enrol thee: ev’n eternity’s too short to extol thee. George Herbert 1593–1633

2. Wherefore with my utmost art I will sing thee, and the cream of all my heart I will bring thee. Though my sins against me cried, thou didst clear me; and alone, when they replied, thou didst hear me.

Invocation:

Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessed be God's kingdom, now and for ever.

Greeting:

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Sentence: Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Psalm 119.1

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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, you gave the law to guide our lives: grant that we may never shrink from your commandments, but, as we are taught by your Spirit, may fulfil your law in perfect love; through Christ our Lord and Master, 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: Sirach 15.15-20 15

If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and to act faithfully is a matter of your own choice. 16 He has placed before you fire and water; stretch out your hand for whichever you choose. 17 Before each person are life and death, and whichever one chooses will be given. 18 For great is the wisdom of the Lord; he is mighty in power and sees everything; 19 his eyes are on those who fear him, and he knows every human action. 20 He has not commanded anyone to be wicked, and he has not given anyone permission to sin. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

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Psalm 119.1-8 1

Blessed are those whose way is blameless: who walk in the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are those who keep his commands: and seek him with their whole heart; 3 Those who do no wrong: but walk in the ways of our God. 4 For you, Lord, have commanded us: to persevere in all your precepts. 5 If only my ways were unerring: towards the keeping of your statutes! 6 Then I should not be ashamed: when I looked on all your commandments. 7 I will praise you with sincerity of heart: as I learn your righteous judgements. 8 I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3.1-9 1

And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations? 4 For when one says, ‘I belong to Paul’, and another, ‘I belong to Apollos’, are you not merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labour of each. 9 For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD 7


Gradual Hymn: TiS 349 1. In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o’er the wrecks of time; all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime. 2. Through the cross, Christ’s love empowers us worldliness and self deny; by his Spirit it inspires us him, through love, to glorify. 3. When the woes of life o’ertake us, hopes deceive and fears annoy, never shall the cross forsake us, from it shines our peace and joy. 4. Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, by the cross are sanctified; peace is there that knows no measure, joys that through all time abide. 5. In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o’er the wrecks of time; all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime. John Bowring 1792–1872 alt. v.2 Charles Louis Fouvy 1928–

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 5 beginning at the 21st verse. 8


GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 21

‘You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not murder”; and “whoever murders shall be liable to judgement.”22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgement; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, “You fool”, you will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. 27 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell. 31 ‘It was also said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.” 32 But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. 33 ‘Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.” 34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No”; anything more than this comes from the evil one.

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

ALLELUIA Sung by ALL 9


SERMON -

(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 Church of the Province of Central Africa; Ministry with the Torres Strait Islander people of Australia; Trinity College & Theological School; Christ Church St Kilda; Parish of Drouin; Parish of Pascoe Vale – confirmation. We pray for our ministry team: Graham, 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 called to find a new Incumbent for this place. Bountiful God, give to this parish a faithful pastor who will faithfully speak your word and minister your sacraments; an encourager who will equip your people for ministry and enable us to fulfil our calling. Give to those who will choose, wisdom, discernment and patience, and to us give warm and generous hearts, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them: Gwen B, Billy C, Clarence M, Jeff B, Joy W, Nancy S, Philip H, Babe I, Jean S, Margaret Y, Brenda, Jean I, Beatrice S, Judy S, Miriam A, 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, Renee A, Wilma M, Margaret D, Ronald D, Hilary, Joyce L, Elisabeth D, and all who care for them. 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 598 1. Dear Father, Lord of humankind, forgive our foolish ways; reclothe us in our rightful mind: in purer lives thy service find, in deeper reverence, praise. in deeper reverence, praise. 2. In simple trust like theirs who heard, beside the Syrian sea, the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word rise up and follow thee, rise up and follow thee. 3. O sabbath rest by Galilee! O calm of hills above, where Jesus knelt to share with thee the silence of eternity, interpreted by love, interpreted by love!

4. Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease; take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace, the beauty of thy peace. 5. Breathe through the heats of our desire thy coolness and thy balm; let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still small voice of calm, O still small voice of calm. John Greenleaf Whittier 1807–92 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. 12


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: “Lead me Lord�, Wesley.

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 545 1. Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast; Heaven’s own fare has fed the last and least; Christ’s own peace is shared again on earth; God the Spirit fills us with new worth. 2. No more doubting, no more senseless dread: God’s good self has graced our wine and bread; all the wonder heaven has kept in store. now is ours to keep for evermore. 3. Celebrate with saints who dine on high, witnesses that love can never die. ‘Hallelujah!’— thus their voices ring: nothing less in gratitude we bring. 4. Praise the Maker, praise the Maker’s Son, praise the Spirit — three yet ever one; praise the God whose food and friends avow heav’n starts here! The kingdom beckons now! John L. Bell 1949– Words and music from Wild Goose Songs 3, Love from Below by permission Wild Goose Publications

Blessing

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

ORGAN POSTLUDE

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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, February 23, 2014 1st Reading Leviticus 19.1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119.33-40 nd 2 Reading 1 Corinthians 3.10-17 Gospel Matthew 5.38-48 GENERAL NOTICES High Altar flowers are in loving memory of John and Marjorie Barratt from their daughter Barbara Thomson. Last week’s Pedestal flowers in loving memory of Kevin John Foley from Beth. Anniversary: Dorothy & Ron Soley Birthdays: Pam Hughes (tomorrow), Ken Rigby (Wednesday) Locum: The Rev’d Graham Reynolds can be contacted on: 0407 107 165, email: graham_reynolds2@bigpond.com For business matters contact Barbara Thomson (9817 7184, thomsonbn@hotmail.com); for pastoral care contact Pam Hughes (9855 8279; phug@bigpond.net.au TRINITY TIMES - The closing date for the Lent/Easter edition of Trinity Times is February 20. Send Irene your items, photos etc. by then at: ireneshorthouse@iprimus.com.au or phone 9882 1692, or at Parish Office. 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. Recommended viewing: www.midwayfilm.com It will make you think about what you do with your plastic bottles etc. A free continence seminar is being presented on Tuesday 25th February 2014 by local Urologist Dr Johan Gani held at MCC Kew Sports Club, 397 Barkers Road, KEW 3101. The subject being discussed is everything you need to know about the effective treatment for male and female urinary incontinence. The seminar is FREE and open to the public. Bookings are encouraged, please call 1800 642 369 to reserve your seat or email amsaustralia@ammd.com. 17


The Old Testament on the Way to the Cross Reflections for Each Day of Lent and Other Times The aim of these brief reflections is to introduce its rich heritage to those who feel intimidated by the Old Testament and to show its spiritual and practical worth for Christians today. The Old Testament on the Way to the Cross can be ordered through the Acorn Press website www.acornpress.net.au For further information, please contact Bev Fothergill at the Acorn Press office (03 9383 1266) or email her at orders@acornpress.net.au The Long Weekend Anglican Camp and Conference Labour Day Long Weekend – Friday 7 March to Monday 10 March 2014 You are invited to a gathering of Anglican parishes at Philip island over The Labour Day Long Weekend 7-10 March 2014. Not just a camp for young families and teens, but a conference as well with presenters for those of all ages. Dr. Alan Cadwallader, Senior Lecturer at the ACU in Canberra, will lead the daily studies. You can book online and find out more information on the camp and conference website www.thelongweekend.org.au Regular updates will be posted over the coming weeks with further information. “When 2 or 3 are gathered …….” - Home Group MeetingThe next Sunday Home Group will be held on Sunday 16 February between 2:00 to 4:00 pm at 54 Swinburne Avenue Hawthorn Vic 3122. (including afternoon tea) Discussion Topic : Violence in the Community ‘ Is it part of modern life? The next Saturday Home Group is to be held on Saturday 1st March 2014 between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm at 54 Swinburne Avenue Hawthorn 3122. (including a light lunch) Discussion Topic: Holy Trinity Kew: Moving into the future. Further specialist short term Home Groups If you wish to join in discussions in relation to asylum seekers or join the readers home group, please indicate your interest by placing your name, preferred time availability and contact details on the list at the back of the church. For further information please contact Leonie Bird: 9818 6040. Mobile 0409 860 026. 18


ROSTERS Roster Duty

6pm Sat Celebrant ALM 8am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assist Server ALM Celebrant Preacher Breakfast 10am Sun Welcomer

This Week 16/2/2014

Next Week 23/2/2014

The Rev’d Graham Reynolds

David Harkin BCP Leonie Bird Dinesh Warnakulasuriya

David Harkin & Irene Shorthouse Marilyn Frood Leonie Bird Diana Cerini Carol Fraser

The Rev’d Graham Reynolds The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Diana Cerini and Joan West

The Rev'd Dr Helen Granowski The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Marilyn Frood and Nancy Sturgess

Charles & Jan Harkin

Tim & Rosemary Sewell

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Elaine Hutchinson & Madeleine Jenkins Intercessor Joan Brooking Euch Assist Mark Lucas Server Jane Sullivan, Don & Joy Watkinson ALM Pam Hughes Celebrant The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Preacher The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Transport Elizabeth Cook Morning Tea John Lerk& Beth Bailey Counters Charles & Jan Harkin

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Ken Rigby & Don Watkinson Jane Sullivan Elaine Hutchinson Don & Joy Watkinson Jane Sullivan The Rev’d Graham Reynolds The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Rosemary Nairn Tim & Rosemary Sewell


Parish Diary FEB DAY TIME 19 Wed 22 Sat

EVENT Vestry Wedding

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: Locum: The Rev’d Graham Reynolds, 0407 107 165, email: graham_reynolds2@bigpond.com 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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