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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER May 25, 2014 Holy Communion and Installation of Choristers

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 – 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


Hymn: TiS 216

1. Rejoice, the Lord is King; your Lord and King adore; let all give thanks, and sing, and triumph evermore; Lift up your heart, lift up your voice. Rejoice, again I say, rejoice! 2. Jesus the Saviour reigns, the God of truth and love; when he had purged our stains, he took his seat above: Lift up your heart, ... 3. His kingdom cannot fail, he rules o’er earth and heaven; the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given: Lift up your heart,...

4. He sits at God’s right hand, till all his foes submit, and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet: Lift up your heart,... 5. Rejoice in glorious hope; Jesus the judge shall come, and take his servants up to their eternal home: We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice; the trump of God shall sound, Rejoice! Charles Wesley 1707–88 alt. Music: John W. Wilson Music © 1992 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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


The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Sentence: ‘Those who love me will keep my word,’ Jesus promises, ‘and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.’ John 14.23 3

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 (How Setting)


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 O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond our understanding: pour into our hearts such love for you, that, loving you above all else, we may obtain your promises that exceed all we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: Acts 17.22-31 22 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23 For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. 26 From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, 27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. 28 For “In him we live and move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said, “For we too are his offspring.” 29 Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. 30 While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.’ Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD 8

Psalm 66 The response is sung first by the choir and then by the congregation. Thereafter it is sung by the congregation after each verse. The verses are sung by the choir. Response: (all)

Verses (sung by choir) 1. Cry out with joy to God, all the earth, O sing to the glory of God’s name. O give voice to glorious praise. Say to God: “How tremedndous your deeds.” Response 2. Before you all the earth shall bow, shall sing to you, sing to your name! Come and see the works of God, tremendous the deeds in our midst. Response 3. God turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river dry-shod. Let our joy be then in God who rules for ever in might. Response 4. Come and hear, all who fear God. I will tell what happened to my soul. Blessed be God who did not reject my prayer, but surrounded me with love. Response


Second Reading: 1 Peter 3.8-22 8

Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing. 10 For ‘Those who desire life and desire to see good days, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit; 11 let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.’ 13 Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? 14 But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, 15 but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you; 16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him. Response: Hear the word of the Lord, THANKS BE TO GOD


Gradual Hymn: TiS 398 1. Come down, O Love divine, seek now this soul of mine, and visit it with your own ardour glowing; O Comforter, draw near, within my heart appear and kindle it, your holy flame bestowing. 2. There let it freely burn, till earthly passions turn to dust and ashes, in its heat consuming; and let your glorious light shine ever on my sight and clothe me round, the while my path illuming. 3. Let holy charity my outer garment be, and lowliness become my inner clothing: true lowliness of heart, which takes the humbler part and for its own shortcomings weeps with loathing. 4. And so the yearning strong with which the soul will long shall far outpass the power of human telling; for none can guess its grace till we become the place in which the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling. Bianco da Siena d.1434 tr. Richard Frederick Littledale 1833–90 alt. Music from the English Hymnal by permission Oxford University Press


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 14 beginning at the 15thverse. GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST. 15

‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. 18 ‘I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.’ Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST.



(copy of sermon available at back of church and on web)


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.


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 work of the Anglican Centre in Rome; The Diocese of Perth; Society of the Sacred Mission; St John the Evangelist Flinders; St John’s Malvern – celebrations with Tamil Christian Congregation of Victoria; Parish of Kilsyth/Montrose – Confirmation; St Eanswythe’s Altona. 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, 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 give thanks for the life of Ron Purdue as we uphold him to your loving mercy, and we pray for all who mourn his death. We remember before God with thanksgiving the life of Elizabeth Thomson (1995), as we come to the anniversary of her 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. 14

Installation of Choristers Director of Music: I present to you Dominic Ling, Christopher Ling, Harry Bland, George Bland, Jeremy Fernando, David Huang, Monika Bimba and Eduardas Bimba, to be admitted as full Choristers of this Church, and Maddison McLeod, who is to be made Head Chorister today. Priest: Have those to be made full chorister attained the required proficiency in music, and have they shown the commitment required to fulfill the roles you propose for them? Director of Music: They have, by God’s good grace. Priest: Dominic, Christopher, Harry, George, Jeremy, David, Monika, Eduardas and Maddison, the Director of Music has proposed that you are ready for the next stage in your development as choristers, musicians, and members of God’s church. We welcome and congratulate you, and pray that you will accomplish your tasks. God who has called you is faithful, and will provide all you need to achieve his purpose in you. The Choristers are vested with surplices, and the Head Chorister is presented with a medal. The Choristers kneel as the Priest blesses them. Priest: Let us pray. Bless, O Lord, these thy servants who minister in thy temple. Grant that what they sing with their lips, they may believe in their hearts, and what they believe in their hearts, they may show forth in their lives; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always. Amen. The Priest presents those newly admitted to the congregation. Priest: Members and friends of Holy Trinity, we present to you Dominic Ling, Christopher Ling, Harry Bland, George Bland, Jeremy Fernando, David Huang, Monika Bimba and Eduardas Bimba, full choristers of this Church, and Maddison McLeod, our Head Chorister. All respond with applause. 15


(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: 517 1. Hallelujah! sing to Jesus, his the sceptre, his the throne; hallelujah! his the triumph, his the victory alone; hark, the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood: ‘Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by his blood.’

3. Hallelujah! bread of heaven, and on earth our food, our stay; hallelujah! here the sinful flee to you from day to day; intercessor, friend of sinners, earth’s redeemer, plead for me where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.

2. Hallelujah! not as orphans, are we left in sorrow now; hallelujah! he is near us, faith believes, nor questions how; though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o’er, shall our hearts forget his promise, ‘I am with you evermore’?

4. Hallelujah! King eternal, you the Lord of lords we own; hallelujah! born of Mary, earth your footstool, heav’n your throne: you within the veil have entered, robed in flesh, our great high priest; you on earth both priest and victim in the eucharistic feast. William Chatterton Dix 1837–98

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. 16

THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Priest: People: Priest: People: Priest: People:

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...

Priest: ... Forever praising you and singing:


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



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 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 Choir Sings: “If ye love me�, Tallis.

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


Final Hymn: TiS 372 1. Jesus lives! your terrors now can, O death, no more appal us; Jesus lives! by this we know now the grave cannot enthral us. Hallelujah!

4. Jesus lives! henceforth is death not for us a gloomy portal when we take our final breath, but the gate to life immortal. Hallelujah!

2. Jesus lives! for us he died; then may we, for Jesus living, pure in heart, in him abide, glory to our Saviour giving. Hallelujah!

5. Jesus lives! to him the throne over all the world is given; may we go where he is gone, rest and reign with him in heaven. Hallelujah! Christian Fürchtegott Gellert 1715–69 tr. Frances Elizabeth Cox 1812–97 and others

3. Jesus lives! our hearts know well naught from us his love shall sever: fame, or hurt, or powers of hell tear us from his keeping never. Hallelujah!


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



'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, June 1, 2014 1st Reading 1 Peter 5 Psalm Gospel

68.1-10, 32-35 John 17.1-11

GENERAL NOTICES Birthday: Coralie Coulston (Last Thursday) Elaine Hutchinson (Tuesday), Stephen Kerr (Thursday), Dorothy Soley (Thursday), Joan Dixon (Friday), Nola Scott (Saturday) 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: Online: 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. 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. The 29th May is Ascension Day There will be a service of Holy Communion at 5.00 p.m.


SUNDAY JUNE 15TH at MIDDAY $10 per head with payment required before June 15th Limit of 40 people in the Op. Shop Lunch includes wine, tea/coffee Put your $10 in a named envelope & give it to: Beth Bailey or David Harkin 21

From the Locum: A number of people in the congregation are keen to know how the Incumbency Committee process is going. It is by its nature a discreet process. The Parish members of the Committee are busy at their task. Names have been considered, people spoken with; the Committee will give a progress report to the Parish in the coming weeks. It is a process that, by its nature, takes time and patience by everyone. Please hold David, Alan and Nip in your prayers as they get on with their task. Some people have asked about whether or not there will be a Parish Consultation. Vestry has discussed this at length and believes that the best time for this will be next year when the new building is underway and we can see more clearly what resources we have and it is then time to consider the best way forward. We are in a bit of a state of limbo at present. Our physical resources are limited and will be further so when the “Op Shop” building is no longer available. In the meantime we need to focus on the things we can do; this revolves around our Liturgy and Music, children’s ministry and small groups. This continuing and vital ministry needs your prayerful support; we need your continued financial support, your assistance with Rosters and full participation in these activities. On Sunday afternoon I will chair the small group discussion on the future vision for our parish and we will feed the responses to both Vestry and the Incumbency Committee. Otherwise people can talk with one of the Wardens or with me if you have something you would like to talk about re the future of our parish. Yours in Christ, 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 or 0409 860 026. Parish Office - As of this Monday the Parish Office will be staffed by Irene Shorthouse on Mondays and Fridays from 9.00 – 12.00. CONGRATULATIONS to our new choristers, formally admitted to the choir today, join us at morning tea and meet our newest members and their families. 22

ROSTERS Roster Duty

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

This Week 25/5/2014

Next Week 1/6/2014

The Rev’d Graham Reynolds

The Rev’d Graham Reynolds

David Harkin & Irene Shorthouse David Harkin Leonie Bird Diana Cerini

Diana Cerini & Barbara Thomson Chris & Merrilyn Beeny BCP Irene Shorthouse David Harkin Dinesh Warnakulasuriya

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

10am Sun Welcomer

Elaine Hutchinson, Jan Todd & Liz Cook Nick Leicester & Reader Julie-Ann Barnes Intercessor Jane Sullivan Euch Assist Elaine Hutchinson Don & Joy Watkinson Server Jane Sullivan ALM The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Celebrant The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Preacher Rosemary Nairn Transport Morning Tea Tim & Rosemary Sewell


Robert and Marilyn Frood


The Rev’d Norman Curry The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Alan & Nell Eddy

Carol Fraser & Bruce Chisholm Families Families Janice Lucas Jane Sullivan Pam Hughes The Rev’d Graham Reynolds The Rev’d Graham Reynolds Bruce Chisholm Elaine Hutchinson & Barbara Thomson Rosemary Nairn & Carol Fraser

Parish Diary MAY DAY TIME 29 Thu 5pm

EVENT Service of Holy Communion (Ascension Day)

Locum: The Rev’d Graham Reynolds can be contacted on: 0407 107 165, email:; For business matters contact Barbara Thomson (9817 7184,; for pastoral care contact Pam Hughes (9855 8279;

Holy Trinity Church Directory PO Box 37, Kew 3101 251 High St (cnr Pakington St), Kew 3101 Ph: (03) 9853 7158 Email: Office hours: Monday & Friday 9-12.

Ministry Team and Church Officers: Locum: The Rev’d Graham Reynolds, 0407 107 165 email: Assistant Priest: The Rev. Jessica Cheung 0403 380 837 Family Minister: Ros St Flour, 0411 349938 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; Associate Organist: Ian Tyler Deputy Organist: Anthony Carr Choral Leaders: Philippa Allen, James Allen. Head Chorister: Maddison McLeod. 24

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