HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia
TRINITY 3 4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 17, 2018
Holy Communion 8am
SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY KEW On 2nd Sunday of the month, incense will be used at the 10am service
Wednesday 11am – Holy Eucharist SUNDAY 8am – Holy Eucharist 10am – Choral Eucharist Family ministry: Sunday 10am in chapel (in church on
Healing Service: 4th Wednesday of the month following the 11am service in the Memorial Chapel- unless advised. At Trinity Grammar School Chapel: Sunday 週日中英文10.30am – English Service
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 in the Vicarage. CHURCH TOILETS CURRENTLY LOCATED IN VICARAGE 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.
Dear Parishioners, What can mustard seeds teach us about the kingdom of God? The tiny mustard seed literally grew to be a tree which attracted numerous birds because they loved the little black mustard seed it produced. God's kingdom works in a similar fashion. It starts from the smallest beginnings in the hearts of men and women who are receptive to God's word. And it works unseen and causes a transformation from within. Just as a seed has no power to change itself until it is planted in the ground, so we cannot change our lives to be like God until God gives us the power of his Holy Spirit. The Lord of the Universe is ever ready to transform us by the power of his Spirit. Are you ready to let God change you by his grace and power? The kingdom of God produces a transformation in those who receive the new life, which Jesus Christ offers. When we yield to Jesus Christ, our lives are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. Peter Chrysologous (400-450 AD), an early church father, explained how the "tree of the cross" spread its branches throughout the world and grew into a worldwide community of faith offering its fruit to the whole world: It is up to us to sow this mustard seed in our minds and let it grow within us into a great tree of understanding reaching up to heaven and elevating all our faculties; then it will spread out branches of knowledge, the pungent savour of its fruit will make our mouths burn, its fiery kernel will kindle a blaze within us inflaming our hearts, and the taste of it will dispel our unenlightened repugnance. Yes, it is true: a mustard seed is indeed an image of the kingdom of God. Christ is the kingdom of heaven. Sown like a mustard seed in the garden of the virginâ€™s womb, he grew up into the tree of the cross whose branches stretch across the world. Crushed in the mortar of the passion, its fruit has produced seasoning enough for the flavouring and preservation of every living creature with which it comes in contact. As long as a mustard seed remains intact, its properties lie dormant; but when it is crushed they are exceedingly evident. So it was with Christ; he chose to have his body crushed, because he would not have his power concealedâ€Ś. Christ became all things in order to restore all of us in himself. The man Christ received the mustard seed which represents the kingdom of God; as man he received it, though as God he had always possessed it. He sowed it in his garden, that is in his bride, the Church. The Church is a garden extending over the whole world, tilled by 2
the plough of the gospel, fenced in by stakes of doctrine and discipline, cleared of every harmful weed by the labor of the apostles, fragrant and lovely with perennial flowers: virgins’ lilies and martyrs’ roses set amid the pleasant verdure of all who bear witness to Christ and the tender plants of all who have faith in him. Such then is the mustard seed which Christ sowed in his garden. When he promised a kingdom to the patriarchs, the seed took root in them; with the prophets it sprang up; with the apostles it grew tall; in the Church it became a great tree putting forth innumerable branches laden with gifts. And now you too must take the wings of the psalmist’s dove, gleaming gold in the rays of divine sunlight, and fly to rest for ever among those sturdy, fruitful branches. No snares are set to trap you there; fly off, then, with confidence and dwell securely in its shelter. (1) Do you allow the seed of God's word to take deep root in your life and transform you into a fruit-bearing disciple of Jesus Christ? Yours in Christ, Fr Robert 1) Peter Chrysologous Sermon 98:PL52, 474-76 http://liturgy.slu.edu/11OrdB061718/theword_journey.html Peter Chrysologous (c. 400-50), who was born at Imoly in Italy, became a bishop of Ravenna. He was highly esteemed by the Empress Galla Placidia, in whose presence he preached his first sermon as bishop. He was above all a pastor, and many of his sermons have been preserved.
A SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION FROM THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (BCP) Greeting:
The Lord be with you, and also with you.
Sentence: In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. The Collect for Purity: Let us pray together: (kneel or sit) ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Summary of the Commandments: Priest: Our Lord Jesus Christ said: â€˜Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.â€™ People: Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. The Collect Almighty God, without you we are unable to please you: mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 4
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV)
First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24 22 Thus
says the Lord GOD: I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of a cedar; I will set it out. I will break off a tender one from the topmost of its young twigs; I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23 On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it, in order that it may produce boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar. Under it every kind of bird will live; in the shade of its branches will nest winged creatures of every kind. 24 All the trees of the field shall know that I am the LORD. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the LORD have spoken; I will accomplish it.
Hear the word of the Lord, Thanks be to God.
Psalm: 92:1-5 How good to give thanks to the Lord: to sing praises to your name O Most High, 2 To declare your love in the morning: and at night to sing of your faithfulness, 3 Upon the lute, upon the lute of ten strings: and to the melody of the lyre. 4 For in all you have done O Lord, you have made me glad: I will sing for joy because of the works of your hands. 5 Lord how glorious are your works: your thoughts are very deep. 1
Second Reading: A reading from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 5 beginning at the 6th verse. 6 So
we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil. 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Response: Hear the word of the Lord, Thanks be to God.
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 Mark chapter 4 beginning at the 26th verse. Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.’ 30 He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’ 33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples. Mark 4:26-34 26
Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ. 6
SERMON followed by a short time for reflection The Nicene Creed I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord and giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come. Amen. Then shall the Priest say bible Sentences as he thinketh most convenient in his discretion. LET your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matth. v. Then shall the Priest return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, the Alms for the Poor, and other devotions of the people, shall be placed upon the holy Table. And when there is a Communion, the Priest shall then place upon the Table so much Bread and Wine, as he shall think sufficient. After which done, the Priest shall say, Gracious Lord, we pray that you accept these our gifts, and us your people, for your service and to your glory. Amen. 7
Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant here in earth. (the congregation kneel or sit). We pray for: all who work for peace and justice. We pray for: Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) (Abp Stephen Than Myint Oo); Diocese of Brisbane (Abp Phillip Aspinall, Regional Bps Jeremy Greaves, Cameron Venables, John Roundhill, Clergy & People); Anglican Boys' Soc - CEBS (Bruce Anderson, Secretary); Parish of St John the Evangelist Epping (Margaret Hartley, Carole Lloyd- Flanders); Church of the Ascension Springvale – pastoral visit (Bp Paul Barker); St Michael’s Carlton North – pastoral visit (Bp Genieve Blackwell); Parish of Jika Jika – pastoral visit (Bp Philip Huggins). We pray for our ministry team: Robert, Robert, Pam and Leonie, for Rick and Michael (with responsibility for the TGS congregation), for the choir and Sunday School, and all who serve within the parish. We pray for our Archbishop Philip and Bishop Genieve. We pray for Trinity Grammar School: the students, staff and parents that peace and stability will continue during this time of new beginnings with the new school council and the seeking of a new Headmaster. We pray for those in need, and for those who care for them:
ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks for all men; We humbly beseech thee most mercifully to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all they who do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially thy Servant ELIZABETH our Queen; that under her we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto her whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops, Priests and Deacons, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. We bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear, beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say to them that come to receive the Holy Communion, YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God. Then shall this general Confession be made. ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Priest, (or the Bishop, being present) standing up, and turning himself to the people, pronounce this Absolution. ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Priest say, Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him. Come unto me all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matth. xi. 28. So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16 10
Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. Hear also what Saint John saith. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 St. John ii. 1. After which the Priest shall proceed, saying,
Answer. Priest. Answer.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up unto the Lord. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. It is meet and right so to do.
Then shall the Priest say, IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God. THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen Then all them that shall receive the Communion pray. WE do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. 11
When the Priest, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread before the people, and take the Cup into his hands, he shall say the Prayer of Consecration, as followeth. ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; who made there a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood: who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, this is my Body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after supper he took the Cup; and, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.
Jesus, Lamb of God. Jesus, bearer of our sins. Jesus, redeemer of the world.
Have mercy on us. Have mercy on us. Grant us your peace.
Draw near with faith. Receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ which he gave for you, and his blood which he shed for you. Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.
BAPTISED CHRISTIANS WHO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION IN THEIR OWN CHURCH ARE INVITED TO SHARE COMMUNION WITH US. The consecrated wine may be received: a) from the common cup which is the tradition of the Anglican Church since the Reformation (as outlined in the Book of Common Prayer 1662) by drinking or intinction of the bread. b) from an individual glass upon request. Or you may choose to receive the bread only as Holy Communion in one kind. 12
Once you have received communion you may wish to pray the following prayer in thanksgiving: Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which you have given us, for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us. Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother, may we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen. (Richard of Chichester 1197-1253 AD)
Let us pray in the words that our Lord Jesus Christ has taught us: OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. After shall be said by the Priest a prayer of thanksgiving.
Then shall be said by all, standing, GLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Then the Priest (or Bishop if he be present) shall let them depart with this Blessing.
The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his son Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen. - Recorded music played under PPCA licence 339096
Readings for Sunday, June 24, 2018 1st Reading Job 38:1-11 2nd Reading 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Psalm 107:23-32 Gospel Mark 4:35-41
GENERAL NOTICES Birthdays: Barbara Thomson, Michael Tropea, Alan Wilson (Wednesday) TRINITY TIMES [ JULY WINTER EDITION] - The next edition of Trinity Times is due for publication and distribution on Sunday 25 July 2018. Thank you to all those who generously provided the articles for the Trinity Times Easter edition. Once again you are invited to provide articles (both large and small) for the next edition of Trinity Times. Do you have a favourite poem, limerick, item of interest or recipe to share with others in the parish ? Contributions would be very welcome up until Sunday 8 July 2018. Please forward your articles (in hard copy or electronic format) to firstname.lastname@example.org or to P.O. Box 433 Hawthorn Vic 3122. Mobile: 0409 860 026 National Trust Appeal - HTK’s National Trust Appeal has been of huge benefit to the Parish, allowing vital maintenance on the Church that we would have otherwise struggled to fund. Donations are tax deductable. You don’t need to donate a large sum – any amount is useful and much appreciated. Donation forms are in the rack at the back of the church, or speak to Brenda in the church office or call Alan Wilson on 0414 470 460. Confirmation classes continue Midday in the Vicarage TODAY. (Note: Confirmation will be Sunday 11th November 10am.) Warm a heart this winter – Anglicare/Le Pine’s collection: Le Pine Funerals is supporting Anglicare by collecting items which give warmth and comfort to those in need. Donations can be dropped off at any Le Pine Funerals location by June 30, or left here at HTK until Sunday June 24. Suitable items include: Scarfs, Socks, Gloves, beanies, Jackets, Blankets or sleeping bags, Canned food items (6 months or more to expiry date). All items must be clean and within expiry date. Le Pine reserves the right to refuse an item that is broken, expired, dirty or not suitable.
♫ Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir presents “Ye Sacred Muses”- Music of THOMAS TALLIS, Directed by Stephen Kerr, Sunday, June 17, 2018, 4pm, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kew. $20/$15 ♫ 15
Access around the Church: Please note that there is no longer any access in or out of the Chapel door. If you need to go to the Vicarage (for breakfast, morning tea, bathroom) you will have to go out the Pakington Street entrance, walk up the street to the North end (Vicarage end) of the Church and walk along the pathway to the Vicarage. Access to the Church: Through the Pakington Street entrance. Access to the Church office and Vicarage: At the North end of the Church off Pakington Street. There are two alternatives for access - stairs and a pathway, both outside the Church office. Access to the Memorial Garden: We apologise but there is no access to the Memorial Garden at this time. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE GOSPEL OF ST MARK? Sometime ago I raised the prospect of picking up from one my sermons and offering to run a different sort of bible study. This one would focus on the Gospel of St Mark in its entirety. Rather than trying to do the whole study in one long process I am suggesting 3 x five-week sessions with 2 or 3 weeks breaks in between. As there are 16 chapters this lends itself to good bite size chunks of 5 chapters. I recently rediscovered a Markan commentary I bought several years ago called, “Binding the Strongman” and it brought a whole new perspective to the gospel for me. The difference is partly to be found in the subtitle “A political reading of Mark’s story of Jesus.” Since its publication in 1988, Binding the Strong Man has been widely recognized as a landmark in contemporary biblical criticism. Applying a multidisciplinary approach called socio-literary method, Myers integrates literary criticism, sociohistorical exegesis, and political hermeneutics in his investigation of Mark as a manifesto of radical discipleship. As my time is somewhat freer now, I would be prepared to offer them up to 3 times during the week, one after the 10 am Eucharist on Sunday, another in the day time during the week and another on a weeknight. Each lasting no more than an hour. There will be a signup sheet at the back of the Church for the next 2-3 weeks. Or you contact me by mobile (0423 568 048) or email email@example.com Robert Holland
HYMN SELECTIONS AT HOLY TRINITY KEW Since becoming Vicar at Holy Trinity Kew I have been keenly observing and implementing innovations, additions and resurrections of important and great hymns into our collection of generally used hymns for public worship. This has resulted in us regaining a great tradition of English hymns befitting our choir, organ and musical reputation. We have continued to use hymns from the Australian Hymn Book (1977) and Together in Song (1999) now out of print, but used where useful. However, I have increasingly used selections from the English Hymnal (1906 &1933) and New English Hymnal (1986) to enrich, reenliven and broaden our musical tradition to match that of the great English choral parish churches and cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. The English Hymnal is a hymn book which was published in 1906 for the Church of England by Oxford University Press. It was edited by the clergyman and writer Percy Dearmer and the composer and music historian Ralph Vaughan Williams, and is a highly significant publication in the history of Anglican church music. The preface to the hymnal began with the statement, "A collection of the best hymns in the English language." Much of the contents was used for the first time at St Mary's Primrose Hill in north London, and the book could be considered a musical companion to Dearmer's book on English ceremonial, The Parson's Handbook. The high quality of the music is due largely to the work of Vaughan Williams as musical editor. The standard of the arrangements and original compositions made it the most influential hymnal of the 20th century. The hymnal included the first printing of several arrangements and hymn settings by Vaughan Williams. Among the most famous are Sine Nomine, a new tune to "For All the Saints"; and "Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones", a new text for the hymn tune Lasst uns erfreuen. The hymnal also includes many original plainsong melodies (in plainsong notation). The book is a characteristic green colour and was traditionally associated with churches with a strong choral tradition. When the book was published, High and Broad churches used Hymns Ancient and Modern, and Evangelical churches normally used the Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer. The hymnal has, however, been adopted not only in various movements of Anglicanism but also in several other denominations such as some Roman Catholic churches. A new edition of the musical content of The English Hymnal was 17
issued in 1933, which principally had better accompaniments by JH Arnold to the plainsong melodies, and a supplement to the Hymnal, English Praise, in 1975. The New English Hymnal is a hymn book and liturgical source first published in 1986. It was published by the Canterbury Press (now SCM Canterbury Press). It is a successor to, and published in the same style as, the 1906 and 1933 English Hymnal. It inherits much music from the earlier books, and although a few hymns are dropped many newer or re-written hymns are added, most of which had previously appeared in the intervening supplement English Praise. Although the words of several hymns have been altered slightly, it nonetheless enjoys continuing favour in a considerable number of cathedrals and collegiate chapels worldwide and it is a significant publication in Anglican church music. In its Preface the editors make their position clear on modern Christian hymns and songs: “The post-war surge in hymn-writing has not been ignored, but we regard much of it as poor in quality and ephemeral in expression. In particular, while the social gospel is an important element in Christian teaching, its translation into verse can be so contemporary that it quickly becomes dated. It remains true that the offering of objective praise and worship to God, the lover of mankind, is the ultimate ground of man's love of his fellow-man. By including a section headed 'The Kingdom of God' and similar hymns elsewhere in the book, we have not overlooked the social duty of Christians, but we believe that its application to immediate needs can often be better expressed in sermons and prayers than in hymnody.” The then chairman of the English Hymnal Company, George Timms, was its general editor. The musical editor was Anthony Caesar-who is an English priest (who trained at St Stephen’s House Oxford) organist and composer, with significant assistance from Arthur Hutchings (Professor of Music University of Durham) Christopher Dearnley (organist St Paul’s London) Martin Draper, Colin Roberts and Michael Fleming (Warden of the Royal School of Church Music). I hope that the above information assists you in understanding the musical movement in the current and ongoing selection of hymns at Holy Trinity Kew and how we are placed within the great church musical tradition of the Anglican Church. Holy Trinity Kew has been a member of the Royal School of Church Music since 1937, a mere ten years after its foundation in England in 1927 and as such is a major inheritor of a fine Anglican choral music tradition, most effectively reflected in the English Hymnal and New English Hymnal. Fr Robert Newton, Vicar, Eastertide 2018 18
ROSTERS Roster Duty 8am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assist Server Celebrant Preacher Breakfast 10am Sun Welcomer Reader Intercessor Euch Assist Server Thurifer ALM Celebrant Preacher Transport Morning Tea Sacristan Chapel Flowers Brass Counters
This Week 17/6/2018
Next Week 24/6/2018
Charles Harkin & Robert Frood David Harkin BCP David Harkin Dinesh Warnakulasuriya The Rev’d Robert Newton The Rev’d Robert Newton
Nip Thomson & Nola Scott
Rosemary Nairn & Yvonne Panagacos Nick Leicester & Bev Cooper
Elaine Hutchinson & Ken Rigby Janine Flavelle-Smith Chris Flavelle-Smith & Julie Burke Robert Buckmaster
Leonie Bird Leonie Bird Diana Cerini The Rev’d Robert Newton The Rev’d Robert Newton Diana Cerini & Nancy Sturgess
Janine Flavelle-Smith Janine Flavelle-Smith & Yvonne Panagacos Jane Sullivan
Chris Flavelle-Smith Rev’d Robert Newton Rev’d Robert Newton Elizabeth Cook Nip & Barbara Thomson Barbara Thomson Barbara Thomson
Charles Harkin & Robert Frood
Chris Flavelle-Smith Rev’d Robert Newton Rev’d Robert Newton Rosemary Nairn Liz Dixon & Bev Cooper Jane Newton Rosemary Nairn
Carol & John Fraser
PARISH DIARY DATE DAY TIME 17/6 Sun 4pm 24/6 Sun
EVENT Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir TALLIS concert in church Stephen’s Piano Students concert in church
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.
Holy Trinity Church Directory 251 High St (cnr Pakington St), Kew 3101 Mailing address: PO Box 37, Kew 3101 Ph: (03) 9853 7158 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Monday – Friday 9am-12pm.
Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Robert Newton, 9855 0630, email@example.com Parish Chaplain: Pam Hughes, 9855 8279 Honorary Associate Clergy: The Rev’d Robert Holland (0423 568 048), The Rev’d Rick Cheung. Authorised Lay Ministers: Leonie Bird, Jane Sullivan, Michael Wong. Churchwardens: Robert Buckmaster, Marcus Pandy, Nip Thomson. Parish Council: Leonie Bird, CK Choong, Chris Flavelle-Smith, David Renshaw, Jill Rossouw, Dinesh Warnakulasuriya, Michael Wong. Wedding enquiries: refer to weddings page on website. ♫ Music Team ♫
Director of Music: Stephen Kerr, 0422 524 574; firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy Organist: Anthony Carr Senior Head Chorister: Maddison McLeod Head Chorister: George Bland Deputy Head Choristers: Darcey Newton, David Huang