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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER May 11, 2014 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 – Holy Communion 10.00am – Choral Eucharist 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


Greeting:

The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: ‘I am the good shepherd,’ says the Lord. ‘The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’ John 10.11

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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The Gloria Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Prayer of the Day God of all power, you called from death our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep: send us as shepherds to rescue the lost, to heal the injured, and to feed one another with understanding; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: Acts 2.42-47 42

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD

Psalm 23 1

The Lord is my shepherd: therefore can I lack nothing. 2 He will make me lie down in green pastures: and lead me beside still waters. 3 He will refresh my soul: and guide me in right pathways for his name’s sake. 4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me, your rod and your staff comfort me. 5 You spread a table before me in the face of those who trouble me: you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full. 6 Surely your goodness and loving-kindness will follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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Second Reading: 1 Peter 2.1-10 1

Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and 5 like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in scripture: ‘See, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.’ 7 To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not believe, ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the very head of the corner’, 8 and ‘A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes them fall.’ They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 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 John chapter 10 beginning at the 1st verse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 1

‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.’ 6 Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. 7 So again Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 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 Anglican Church of Korea; The Diocese of Bathurst; Melbourne Anglican Foundation; Christ Church Dingley; St Peter’s Brighton Beach – pastoral visit; Church of the Resurrection Main Street Macedon Ranges – Blessing of new Parish vicarage; Cursillo at Holy Cross Templestowe; St John’s Epping. 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: Margaret L, 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, Hilary, Joyce L, Elisabeth D, and all who care for them. We remember before God with thanksgiving the life of Leslie Coulston, 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. 8


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.

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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 by drinking or intinction (b) from an individual glass on request Or you may choose to receive the wafer only, as 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, May 18, 2014 1st Reading Acts 7.55-60 Psalm nd 2 Reading 1 Peter 2.11-25 Gospel

31.1-5, 17-18 John 14.1-14

GENERAL NOTICES Birthday: John Hutchinson (Friday) Anniversary: Peter & Vivienne Harkness (Today) Pedestal Flowers in loving memory of Les Coulston from his family. Children and Holy Communion. Next Sunday (18th) Fr Graham would like to meet with parents of children (7-8+) who regularly attend Holy Trinity and would like to consider them being prepared for Admittance to Holy Communion. This is not Confirmation, but a practice now very common in our Church. We will meet during Morning Tea. Please feel free to ring me if you would like to talk about it. You're invited to the Kew High School Chaplaincy Annual Fundraising Dinner 7:00pm Friday 30th May 2014, KHS VCE Centre, 1393 Burke Rd Kew East Ticket purchase by May 26 - Email: rosemary.carter@kew.vic.edu.au Online: http://www.trybooking.com/EUOU In person: Kew High School General Office, Phone: 0398598652. $38/person VOLUNTEERS We need more people for our Rosters: - Welcomers, Servers, Cleaning Brass, Office Assistance - there is no shortage of help needed. Please ring Barbara Thomson or let Fr Graham know if you would like to ask more or offer assistance. Installation of new choristers: May 24, during the 10am service. Please come and help welcome our most recent choristers. 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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From Fr Graham: In preparation for my next Seminar with the newly Ordained in Ballarat Diocese I have been reading a book titled: “What is the Point of Being a Christian?” It is written by a Dominican – Timothy Radcliffe. His writings are challenging, challenging the very way we do things and always pointing us to God. Of the Eucharist he writes: “If it is to speak of hope in the face of death, then it must be re – enacted beautifully.” “Often what we are offered at the Eucharist does not have a beauty that can speak of transcendent hope.” If the Church is to offer hope to the young, then we need a vast revival of beauty in our churches.” In Psalm 96 the Psalmist sings: “O worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness, let the whole earth stand in awe before him.” Here in this parish we have great resources: a beautiful church with glorious windows, beautiful floral displays, high quality music, beautiful vestments, well executed liturgy – all pointing to the wonder and glory of God. Our worship, to put it somewhat crudely, is our core business, in worship we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to God, in the Eucharist heaven and earth combine and we have a foretaste of the Kingdom of heaven. Here, in the Bread and the Wine we are fed and sustained with the very life of the Risen Christ; but this is not an end in itself - we are nourished so that we can go “to love and serve the Lord”. Our faith must translate into action, if it fails to do that it is not faith at all, but something far less; so let us not just pray: “your Kingdom come” but let us strive and work for that Kingdom. May God bless you, and all your doings done in His Name. Fr Graham HOLY TRINITY KEW - “When 2 or 3 are gathered …….” Home Group Meetings The next Sunday Home Group will be held on Sunday 25 May 2014 between 2:00 to 4:00 pm at 54 Swinburne Avenue Hawthorn Vic 3122. (including afternoon tea) Discussion Topic: Holy Trinity Kew – Moving into the Future Further enquiries to Home Group Co-ordinator Leonie Bird leoniebird@vicbar.com.au or 0409 860 026. EMSV Ancient Musickes’ Miscellanie XIV - Saturday May 24 7.30pm, HTK. Diverse Renaissance and Baroque Works for Wind, Viols and Voice Tickets at door: $10, and $5 concession & EMSV members. 0407 765 220 14


ROSTERS Roster Duty

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

This Week 11/5/2014

Next Week 18/5/2014

The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Leonie Bird

Leonie Bird

Alan & Nell Eddy Nigel Creese Leonie Bird Carol Fraser Barbara Thomson Leonie Bird The Rev’d Graham Reynolds The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Rick Nicholson and Yvonne Stannard

Charles & Jan Harkin Chris & Merrilyn Beeny BCP Leonie Bird Dinesh Warnakulasuriya

10am Sun Welcomer

Lorraine Bent & Yvonne Panagacos Dileeni & Nilmini Reader Wickramasinghe Intercessor The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Euch Assist Joan Brooking Pam Hughes & Server Don Watkinson Joy Watkinson ALM The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Celebrant The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Preacher Dorothy Hadwen Transport Morning Tea Elaine Hutchinson & Barbara Thomson Robert and Marilyn Frood Counters

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The Rev’d Graham Reynolds The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Diana Cerini and Joan West Nip Thomson & Nola Scott Elizabeth Cook & Val Batson Joan Brooking Nip Thomson Jane Sullivan, Don & Joy Watkinson Pam Hughes The Rev’d Graham Reynolds The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Elizabeth Cook Babe Isaacs & Beth Bailey Charles & Jan Harkin


Parish Diary MAY 14 17 21 24

DAY Wed Sat Wed Sun

TIME 7:30 2pm 7:30 10am

EVENT Warden’s meeting Orchestre Nouveau Concert in Church Vestry meeting Installation of New Choristers (during service)

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)

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 Choral Leaders: Philippa Allen, James Allen. www.holytrinitykew.org.au 16

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