HOLY TRINITY KEW Anglican Church of Australia
LENT 2 MARCH 17, 2019
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 Lenten Wednesday Holy Communion services will begin at 10am 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, What can blind us or keep us from recognising and remembering God's glory in our lives? Our Christian faith with the Holy Spirit allows and helps us if we truly want to see what is hidden or unseen to the naked eye. Through the eyes of faith Abraham recognised God and God's call on his life. He saw from afar not only what God intended for him, but for his descendants as well - an everlasting covenant of friendship and peace with the living God. Faith makes us taste in advance the light of God's glory when we shall see him face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 John 3:2). Are you prepared to see God's glory? God is eager to share his glory with us! We get a glimpse of this when the disciples see Jesus transfigured on the mountain. Jesus' face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white (Mark 9:2,3). When Moses met with God on Mount Sinai the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God (see Exodus 34:29). Paul says that the Israelites could not look at Moses' face because of its brightness (2 Corinthians 3:7). In the Gospel account Jesus appeared in glory with Moses, the great lawgiver of Israel, and with Elijah, the greatest of the prophets, in the presence of three of his beloved apostles - Peter, James, and John. What is the significance and importance of this mysterious appearance? Jesus went to the mountain knowing full well what awaited him in Jerusalem - his betrayal, rejection and crucifixion. Jesus very likely discussed this momentous decision to go to the cross with Moses and Elijah. God the Father also spoke with Jesus and gave his approval: This is my beloved Son; listen to him. The Father glorified his son because he obeyed. The cloud which overshadowed Jesus and his apostles fulfilled the dream of the Jews that when the Messiah came the cloud of God's presence would fill the temple again (see Exodus 16:10, 19:9, 33:9; 1 Kings 8:10). The Lord Jesus not only wants us to see his glory - he wants to share this glory with us. And Jesus shows us the way to the Father's glory: follow me - obey my words take the path I have chosen for you and you will receive the blessings of my Father's kingdom - your name will be written in heaven.
Jesus succeeded in his mission because he went to Calvary so that Paradise would be restored to us once again. He embraced the cross to obtain the crown of glory that awaits each one of us, if we will follow in his footsteps. Origen (185-254 AD), an early church bible scholar and writer, shows us how the transfiguration can change our lives: "When he is transfigured, his face also shines as the sun that he may be manifested to the children of light who have put off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, and are no longer the children of darkness or night but have become the sons of day, and walk honestly as in the day. Being manifest, he will shine unto them not simply as the sun, but as demonstrated to be the sun of righteousness.â€? (1) Yours In Christ, Fr Robert (1) Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol IX: Origen's Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.: Chapter XXXVII 37. https://st-takla.org/books/en/ecf/009/0090434.html
A SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION FROM THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (BCP) Greeting:
The Lord be with you, and also with you.
Sentence: Our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. 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 God of our ancestors, whose chosen servant Abraham was given faith to obey your call and go out into the unknown: endow your Church with such faith that we may follow you with courage; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 5
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD Readings from 'New Revised Standard Version' (NRSV)
First Reading: Genesis 15:5-18 5 He
brought him outside and said, ‘Look towards heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ 6 And he believed the LORD; and the LORD[a] reckoned it to him as righteousness. 7 Then he said to him, ‘I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.’ 8 But he said, ‘O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?’ 9 He said to him, ‘Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.’ 10 He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. 11 And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. 12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. 13 Then the LORD[b] said to Abram, ‘Know this for certain, that your offspring shall be aliens in a land that is not theirs, and shall be slaves there, and they shall be oppressed for four hundred years; 14 but I will bring judgement on the nation that they serve, and afterwards they shall come out with great possessions. 15 As for yourself, you shall go to your ancestors in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. 16 And they shall come back here in the fourth generation; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.’ 17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire-pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates. Response:
Hear the word of the Lord, Thanks be to God.
Psalm: 27:9-17 9
O Lord, hear my voice when I cry: have mercy upon me and answer me.
My heart has said of you, 'Seek his face': your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me: or thrust your servant aside in displeasure;
For you have been my helper: do not cast me away or forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Though my father and my mother forsake me: the Lord will take me up.
Teach me your way, O Lord: and lead me in an even path, for they lie in wait for me.
Do not give me over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses have risen against me, and those who breathe out violence.
But I believe that I shall surely see the goodness of the Lord: in the land of the living.
O wait for the Lord; stand firm and he will strengthen your heart: and wait, I say, for the Lord.
Second Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1 4 Brothers
and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. 18 For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. 19 Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. 1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. 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 Luke chapter 9 beginning at the 28th verse. Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’—not knowing what he said. 34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!’ 36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. Luke 9:28b-36 Gospel Response: This is the gospel of the Lord, Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
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 England (Abp Justin Welby - Archbishop of Canterbury); The Diocese of The Murray (Bp John Ford, Clergy & People); Diocesan Risk Management & Insurance (Matthew Wilson, Manager); All Souls' Sandringham (Philip Higgins); St Georges’ Red Hill – parish visit (Bp Paul Barker); St Mark’s Dromana – Confirmation service (Bp Paul Barker); St John Chrysostom Brunswick West – Confirmation service (Bp Genieve Blackwell); St John the Evangelist Epping, episcopal visit. 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: We pray for those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and whose year’s mind occurs around this time.
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 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. 13
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.
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. 15
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 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, March 24, 2019 1st Reading Exodus 3:1-5 2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Psalm 103:8-18 Gospel Luke 13:1-9
GENERAL NOTICES Birthdays: Jean Iles (Friday), Sumitra Wickramasinghe (Saturday) Trinity Times Easter Edition The Vicar is calling for submissions for inclusion in the upcoming edition of Trinity Times- please email him direct on email@example.com The deadline for submissions is: Saturday 6th April. Trinity Times Editorship position Rick Kelly is the new editor of Trinity Times. A Biography will be in the next edition of Trinity Times. 42nd Interfaith Ecumenical Gathering of the Kew Community Festival at the Carmelite Monastery Church, 94 Stevenson St, Kew, TODAY, 2:30pm. Stewardship Envelopes: Please collect your 2019-2020 Stewardship envelopes from the back of the Church. Thank you. Lenten Studies for 2019 are on Sundays 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. Church Directory: This yearâ€™s Church Directory is to be completed at the end of the month so please check your entry in the Draft version at the back of the Church and if there are any changes to be made please include them on the yellow form or, if you are not already included and wish to be, please complete a blue form with the details you want included. Last date for changes is 24th March and the new Directory will be available from 31st 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. 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 - HTKâ€™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 Revâ€™d Robert Newton or a member of the Child Safe Sub-Committee. Michael Tropea, Jane Newton, Stephen Kerr, Robert Holland.
The Anglican Church of Australia
HOLY TRINITY KEW Diocese of Melbourne
PO Box 37, Kew, 3101 Ph: (03) 9853 7158 www.holytrinitykew.org.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Vicar: Father Robert Newton
4th March 2019 Dear Parishioners, I should like to thank those who have made contributions through the year to the ongoing finances of the parish through the open plate, via giving envelopes, direct debits to the ADF (Anglican Development Fund) for the benefit of the parish and those who give by direct debit to the parish offertory account. Also, many thanks to those who have made generous cash donations to specific projects in the parish via the National Trust and/or outright cash gifts which have offset deductions from ordinary parish expenditure. Without all these generous financial offerings ongoing such ministries as the leadership and ministry of the Vicar, the Chaplain, the Director of Music and Office Manager will have to be curtailed along with resources for Family, Youth and Childrenâ€™s ministry. These efforts and allocations I know, are backed up by many hours of generous volunteer time given by good lay and ordained people in the parish to enhance/support professional ministry, which I give thanks for. As we look to the next five years we have to devise strategies to build up what we offer within our church and the wider community. As mentioned last year there is no doubt in my mind that some formal youth ministry in tandem with the opening of our new Parish Centre will have to be undertaken in the next three years if we are to keep and nurture any children as they leave Sunday School. With the completion of our property development a matter of weeks away and the need to address major physical property decline in the Vicarage and turn it from a liability to an asset along with our halls and Church we need to be providing significant increases in financial giving and of our time and talents, to build up our ministries (especially children, youth and families) and restore our site and its buildings to a real asset basis. Regular, consistent giving through the ADF, or in the form of direct debit to the parish offertory account make it much easier for the parish to budget for the future (so please consider these methods if you do not at the moment). 20
Previous generations of parishioners have shown an amazing love, sacrifice and commitment for Holy Trinity which we are the inheritors of and custodians. With this selfless, sacrificial generosity in mind you will notice a note in the upcoming Trinity Times asking people to consider Holy Trinity Kew in their will by form of a bequest. A consideration by you in your will for Holy Trinity would have the same cumulative effect as an endowment of preservation/support that previous generations have given us with our beautifully adorned church building and grounds. If you should like to pursue this further feel free to contact Alan Wilson on 0414470460 for a confidential initial chat. The Parish Centre will eventually offer us some financial resources to maintain all our buildings and boost ministry resources through the utility of the building itself. However, it will be no "cash cow" or mean that we can slacken off in our financial giving which is effectively for mission and ministry. The finances from the Parish Centre will all be needed to pay off the substantial loan to the ADF and maintain and run all our buildings. I ask you this week to think about the many gifts God has given you through being a parishioner at Holy Trinity Kew and how God might be calling you to continue to give of your utmost so that others in the future may have the same opportunities for Godâ€™s grace that you have received here in this special and holy place. In the light of all what has been mentioned above I therefore ask that you seriously consider raising your financial giving over the next year and to seriously think and pray about including Holy Trinity in your will? If you would like to talk to me or the Churchwardens or the Treasurer about anything I have included in this letter, please feel free to approach us. As I quoted from Holy Scripture last year I will continue to quote: â€œThe point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.â€? (2 Corinthians 9:6-7) Yours in Christ, Father Robert
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 17/3/2019
Next Week 24/3/2019
Charles Harkin & Robert Frood David Harkin BCP David Harkin Dinesh Warnakulasuriya The Rev’d Robert Newton The Rev’d Robert Newton Irene Shorthouse & Joan West
David Harkin & Irene Shorthouse Sumitra Wickramasinghe
John & Jennifer Carnie
Ian Lees & Rosemary Nairn Nick Leicester & Yvonne Panagacos Janine Flavelle-Smith Janine Flavelle-Smith & Yvonne Panagacos Jane Sullivan
Nip Thomson & Janine Flavelle-Smith Janine Flavelle-Smith Chris Flavelle-Smith & Julie Burke Robert Buckmaster Chris Flavelle-Smith Rev’d Robert Newton Rev’d Robert Newton Elizabeth Cook Jon & Sue Emery
Diana Cerini Sumitra Wickramasinghe The Rev’d Robert Newton The Rev’d Robert Newton Diana Cerini & Nancy Sturgess
Chris Flavelle-Smith Rev’d Robert Newton Rev’d Robert Newton Rosemary Nairn Liz Dixon & Bev Cooper Jane Newton
Charles Harkin & Robert Frood
Carol & John Fraser
PARISH DIARY DATE DAY TIME 17/3 Sun 2:30pm 31/3 Sun
EVENT Interfaith Ecumenical Gathering at the Carmelite Monastery Church Boroondara Symphonic Band Concert
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: email@example.com Office hours: Monday – Friday 9am-12pm.
Ministry Team and Church Officers: Vicar: The Rev’d Robert Newton, 9855 0630, firstname.lastname@example.org 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; email@example.com Senior Head Chorister: Maddison McLeod Trinity Head Chorister: David Huang Deputy Head Chorister: Darcey Newton Holy Trinity Choral Scholar: George Bland