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HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia

SEXAGESIMA SAINT MATTHIAS, APOSTLE AND MARTYR FEBRUARY 24, 2019 Holy Eucharist 8am SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY KEW On 2nd Sunday of the month, incense will be used at the 10am service Wednesday 11am – Holy Eucharist Lenten Wednesday Holy Communion services will begin at 10am (except Ash Weds) SUNDAY 8am – Holy Eucharist 10am – Choral Eucharist Family ministry: Sunday 10am in chapel (in church on 1st Sun)

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, The Greek Matthias (or, in some manuscripts, Maththias), is a name derived from Mattathias, Hebrew Mattithiah, signifying "gift of Yahweh." Matthias was one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, and had been with him from his baptism by John to the Ascension (Acts 1:21-22). It is related (Acts 1:15-26) that in the days following the Ascension, Peter proposed to the assembled followers, who numbered one hundred and twenty, that they choose one to fill the place of the betrayer as an Apostle. Two disciples, Joseph, called Barsabas, and Matthias were selected, and lots were drawn, with the result in favour of Matthias, who thus became associated with the eleven Apostles. All further information concerning the life and death of Matthias is vague and contradictory. According to Nicephorus (Church History II.40), he first preached the Gospel in Judea, then in Ethiopia (that is to say, Colchis) and was crucified. The Synopsis of Dorotheus contains this tradition: Matthias preached the Gospel to barbarians and cannibals in the interior of Ethiopia, at the harbour of the sea of Hyssus, at the mouth of the river Phasis. He died at Sebastopolis, and was buried there, near the Temple of the Sun. (1) Still another tradition maintains that Matthias was stoned at Jerusalem by the Jews, and then beheaded. It is said that St. Helena brought the relics of St. Matthias to Rome, and that a portion of them were placed at the cathedral in Trier, Germany. Yours in Christ, Fr Robert 1)



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.

(see Ruth 2:4)

Sentence: Love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. You will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. The Collect for Purity: 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.’ Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

Kyrie eleison: Lord have mercy: R/: Lord have mercy Christ have mercy: R/: Christ have mercy Lord have mercy: R/: Lord have mercy 3

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.

The Collect God of compassion, keep before us the love you have revealed in your Son, who prayed even for his enemies. In our words and deeds help us to be like him, through whom we pray, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.


THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV) First Reading: 1 Samuel 26:2-23 2 So

Saul rose and went down to the Wilderness of Ziph, with three thousand chosen men of Israel, to seek David in the Wilderness of Ziph. 3 Saul encamped on the hill of Hachilah, which is opposite Jeshimon beside the road. But David remained in the wilderness. When he learned that Saul had come after him into the wilderness, 4 David sent out spies, and learned that Saul had indeed arrived. 5 Then David set out and came to the place where Saul had encamped; and David saw the place where Saul lay, with Abner son of Ner, the commander of his army. Saul was lying within the encampment, while the army was encamped around him. 6 Then David said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Joab’s brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, ‘Who will go down with me into the camp to Saul?’ Abishai said, ‘I will go down with you.’ 7 So David and Abishai went to the army by night; there Saul lay sleeping within the encampment, with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the army lay around him. 8 Abishai said to David, ‘God has given your enemy into your hand today; now therefore let me pin him to the ground with one stroke of the spear; I will not strike him twice.’ 9 But David said to Abishai, ‘Do not destroy him; for who can raise his hand against the LORD’s anointed, and be guiltless?’ 10 David said, ‘As the LORD lives, the LORD will strike him down; or his day will come to die; or he will go down into battle and perish. 11 The LORD forbid that I should raise my hand against the LORD’s anointed; but now take the spear that is at his head, and the water-jar, and let us go.’ 12 So David took the spear that was at Saul’s head and the waterjar, and they went away. No one saw it, or knew it, nor did anyone awake; for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the LORD had fallen upon them. 13 Then David went over to the other side, and stood on top of a hill far away, with a great distance between them. 14 David called to the army and to Abner son of Ner, saying, ‘Abner! Will you not answer?’ Then Abner replied, ‘Who are you that calls to the king?’ 15 David said to Abner, ‘Are you not a man? Who is like you in Israel? Why then have you not kept watch over your lord the king? For one of the people came in to destroy your lord the king. 16 This thing that you have done is not good. As the LORD lives, you deserve to die, because you have not kept watch over 5

your lord, the LORD’s anointed. See now, where is the king’s spear, or the water-jar that was at his head?’ 17 Saul recognized David’s voice, and said, ‘Is that your voice, my son David?’ David said, ‘It is my voice, my lord, O king.’ 18 And he added, ‘Why does my lord pursue his servant? For what have I done? What guilt is on my hands? 19 Now therefore let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it is the LORD who has stirred you up against me, may he accept an offering; but if it is mortals, may they be cursed before the LORD, for they have driven me out today from my share in the heritage of the LORD, saying, “Go, serve other gods.” 20 Now, therefore, do not let my blood fall to the ground, away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like one who hunts a partridge in the mountains.’ 21 Then Saul said, ‘I have done wrong; come back, my son David, for I will never harm you again, because my life was precious in your sight today; I have been a fool, and have made a great mistake.’ 22 David replied, ‘Here is the spear, O king! Let one of the young men come over and get it. 23 The LORD rewards everyone for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD gave you into my hand today, but I would not raise my hand against the LORD’s anointed.


Hear the word of the Lord, Thanks be to God.

Psalm: 103:1-5 1 Praise the Lord O my soul: and all that is within me praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord O my soul: and forget not all his benefits, 3 Who forgives all your sin: and heals all your infirmities, 4 Who redeems your life from the Pit: and crowns you with mercy and compassion; 5 Who satisfies your being with good things: so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:42-50 42 So

it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. 43 It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 Thus it is written, ‘The first man, Adam, became a living being’; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first, but the physical, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the man of heaven. 50 What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Response:

Hear the word of the Lord, Thanks be to God.



The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Saint Luke chapter 6 beginning at the 27th verse. Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ 27 ‘But

I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 ‘If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37 ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.’ Luke 6:27-38 Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

SERMON - followed by a short time for reflection 8

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: all who work for peace and justice. We pray for: Anglican Church in Central America (Bp Julio Murray Thompson); The Diocese of Armidale (Bp Rick Lewers, Clergy & People); Community of the Holy Name (Sr Carol Tanner); St Stephen's and St Mary's Mount Waverley (Dianne Sharrock); Rededication of St John the Evangelist East Malvern (Abp Philip Freier); St James’ & St Peters, Kilsyth – Pastoral Visit (Bp Paul Barker); Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads Parish – pastoral visit (Bp Kate Prowd). We pray for our ministry team: Robert, Robert, Pam, 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 those in need, and for those 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.


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. 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. 11


THE GREETING OF PEACE (All stand) 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 GREAT 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.

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. 12

As our Saviour Christ has taught us we are confident to pray, 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. 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. 13

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)

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. 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


Readings for Sunday, March 3, 2019 1st Reading Ecclesiastes 10:8-14 2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 15:54-58

Psalm 92:5-15 Gospel Luke 6:39-45

GENERAL NOTICES Birthdays: Nick Leicester (Saturday). World Day of Prayer 2019 Friday, 1st March at 10.30 am at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Cnr. Windella Ave and Hale Street, East Kew. Please join us for this year’s service with the theme "Come - everything is ready" prepared by Slovenia. Enquiries: Liz Cook 9817 6717. Lenten Studies for 2019 will be on Sunday at Midday, Weds at 11am and possibly Thursday at 7pm (if we have sufficient numbers) commencing on the 10th March. Studies are available for $12 at the back of the church- please add your name to the list placed there also. Trinity Times Editorship position The Vicar is looking for an editor of the Trinity Times for the Winter (August 2019) edition onwards. The Vicar will be editing the Easter Trinity Times in the meantime. The Parish needs someone who can pull together material from the parish and coordinate publication with expert assistance in the areas of collation, printing and getting ready for delivery. There are three editions a year, Christmas, Easter and Winter. A three-year voluntary appointment is anticipated in the first instance. Efforts and Investigations into advertising revenue would be an advantage. Mother Prioress and the Carmelite Nuns extend a cordial invitation to the congregation at Holy Trinity to attend the 42nd Interfaith Ecumenical Gathering of the Kew Community Festival at the Carmelite Monastery Church, 94 Stevenson St, Kew on Sunday, March 17th, 2019, 2:30pm. Please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of the church by March 3rd if you are interested in attending. 15

The next Trading Table will be held on the first Sunday of March, 3rd March. Church Access: Church: Access is through the Pakington Street entrance. The Chapel door is open for Wednesday services. Church Office: Access is at the northern end of the Church off Pakington Street via the carpark. Vicarage & Memorial Garden: Access is either via the carpark or through the Chapel door if inside the Church. Please note that there are no railings for either the stairs or ramp outside the Chapel door at this stage, so please take care. Church Carpark: Devco are very kindly allowing the HTK carpark to be used by parishioners on a Sunday for Church services. It will only be open BETWEEN 7.30AM AND 1.00PM however, so if you are intending to be at the Church after that time, please ensure you remove your car from the carpark prior to 1.00pm to avoid being locked in until Monday morning. Please remember that the carpark is still part of the building site and subject to insurance restrictions, and Devco are really doing us a huge favour by allowing us to use the carpark, so please keep a very close eye on all children and be careful yourselves, so this privilege is not jeopardised. If there are any issues whatsoever, the carpark will be closed until the entire development is complete.

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. We are about to commence work on the Vicarage roof, which is leaking, and the total cost of this is around $100,000 so any donations, small or large, towards this would be very gratefully accepted. Donations are tax deductible. 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.


Anglican Code of Conduct for Child Safety Holy Trinity Child and Vulnerable Persons Policy. The Parish Council (upon the recommendations of HTK Child and Vulnerable Person sub-committee) has endorsed the Holy Trinity Child Safe and Vulnerable Persons Policy. Holy Trinity Kew is committed to protecting the safety of young people and vulnerable adults who participate in its programs, ministries and events. This includes the Sunday School and the Choir. On 22 March 2018, the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne approved a Code of Conduct for Child Safety. There are copies of the Holy Trinity Child Safe Policy and the Anglican Code of Conduct for Child Safety at the back of the church for your attention. Each parishioner is urged to read Child Safe Policy and the Code of Conduct. If you are an adult who has regular contact with children (anyone under the age of 18 years) you will be requested to make a Statement of Commitment for the Code of Conduct for Child Safety. This process has commenced and will continue in the coming weeks. The Parish Council and the Holy Trinity Child Safe Sub Committee thank you for your continued support and co-operation in promoting a Child Safe parish. If you have any queries in relation to these matters please do not hesitate to contact either Rev’d Robert Newton or a member of the Child Safe Sub-Committee. Michael Tropea, Jane Newton, Stephen Kerr, Robert Holland.



Sunday March 10th, 2019 Parish Centre or Vicarage TBC Midday



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 24/2/2019

Next Week 3/3/2019

David Harkin & Irene Shorthouse Sumitra Wickramasinghe

Chris & Merrilyn Beeny

Diana Cerini Sumitra Wickramasinghe The Rev’d Robert Newton The Rev’d Robert Newton Diana Cerini & Nancy Sturgess

Chris & Merrilyn Beeny BCP Irene Shorthouse Dinesh Warnakulasuriya The Rev’d Robert Newton The Rev’d Robert Newton Bob & Yvonne Stannard

Rosemary Nairn, David Renshaw & Lorraine Bent Nick Leicester & Bev Cooper Janine Flavelle-Smith Janine Flavelle-Smith & Yvonne Panagacos Jane Sullivan

Carol Fraser & Alan Wilson

Chris Flavelle-Smith Rev’d Robert Newton Rev’d Robert Newton Rosemary Nairn Liz Dixon & Bev Cooper Jane Newton

Jane Sullivan Rev’d Robert Newton Rev’d Robert Newton

Carol & John Fraser

Rosemary Nairn & Ian Lees

Children Children Lorraine Bent & Robert Buckmaster Robert Buckmaster

Elaine Hutchinson & Romana Kristelly Rev’d Robert Holland Elaine Hutchinson


PARISH DIARY DATE 24/2 3/3 11/3

DAY TIME Sun 10am Sun Mon 5pm

EVENT Baptism – Skye Scudeller Trading Table Choral Evensong with Kew Phil Chamber Choir

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 Kew is committed to protecting the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults. For further details please refer to the Holy Trinity Child Safe and Vulnerable Persons Policy and the Anglican Code of Conduct for Child Safety.


Term 1: 3 Feb- 14th April Term 2: 28th April- 30th June

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

Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Robert Newton, 9855 0630, 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: Jane Sullivan, Michael Wong. Churchwardens: Robert Buckmaster, Nip Thomson, Alan Wilson. Parish Council: Jeremy Bland, CK Choong, David Harkin, Marcus Pandy, Dinesh Warnakulasuriya, Michael Wong. Wedding enquiries: refer to weddings page on website. ♫ Music Team ♫

Director of Music: Stephen Kerr, 0422 524 574; Senior Head Chorister: Maddison McLeod Trinity Head Chorister: David Huang Deputy Head Chorister: Darcey Newton Holy Trinity Choral Scholar: George Bland 20

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