Wednesday 9 September Evening Prayer

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Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Sep 9, 2020 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER. EVENING
PRAYER
GREETING
The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you
And also with you.
PREPARATION
We meet in the presence of God who knows our needs,
hears our cries, feels our pain, and heals our wounds.
Amen.
PENITENCE
Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the
darkness. Together, let us confess our sins.
Silence is kept
Let us admit to God the sin which always confronts us:
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have
wandered and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the devices and desires of
our own hearts. We have offended against your holy
laws. We have left undone those things that we ought
to have done; and we have done those things that we
ought not to have done; and there is no health in us.
But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us sinners. Spare
those who confess their faults. Restore those who are
penitent, according to your promises declared to
humankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O
most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may live a
disciplined, righteous and godly life, to the glory of
your holy name. Amen.
May the God of love and power forgive you and free you
from your sins, heal and strengthen you by the Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.
VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
O Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
God is spirit.
Let us worship in spirit and truth.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever.
Amen.
THE WORD OF GOD
A READING
St Luke 6:20-26
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are
you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be
filled. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will
laugh. ‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when
they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account
of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy,
for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what
their ancestors did to the prophets. ‘But woe to you who
are rich, for you have received your consolation.
‘Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.
‘Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn
and weep. ‘Woe to you when all speak well of you, for
that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.
ADDRESS
CANTICLE
Nunc Dimittis
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:
according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy
salvation which thou hast prepared before the face of
all people; to be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be
the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
PRAISE
Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the universe.
To you be glory and praise for ever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting your name is
proclaimed in all the world.
To you be glory and praise for ever.
When the times had fully come you sent the Sun of
Righteousness.
In him the fullness of your glory dwells. To you be
glory and praise for ever.
PRAYERS
We pray to the Lord: in faith we pray.
We pray to you our God.
Silence is kept
That the rest of this day may be holy, peace full and full
of your presence; in faith we pray.
We pray to you our God.
That we may hear and respond to your call to peace and
justice; in faith we pray
We pray to you our God.
That you will sustain the faith and hope of those who are
lonely, oppressed and anxious; in faith we pray
We pray to you our God.
That you will strengthen us in your service, and fill our
hearts with longing for your kingdom; in faith we pray
We pray to you our God.
God of mercy, you know us and love us and hear our
prayer: keep us in the eternal fellowship of Jesus
Christ our Saviour. Amen.
COLLECT
O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in
showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant to us such a
measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your
commandments, may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SENDING OUT
Jesus Christ is the light of the world:
a light no darkness can quench.
Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening:
and the day is almost over.
The darkness is not dark to you:
The night is as bright as the day.
Let your light scatter the darkness:
and fill your church with your glory. Amen.

Wednesday 2 September – Evening Prayer

Topic: Wednesday Evening Prayer 2 September

Time: Sep 2, 2020 07:30 PM Dublin

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Wednesday 2 September 2020: Evening Prayer
GREETING
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
PREPARATION
PENITENCE AND PRAISE
We recognise our world is in need of healing.
Let us ask God for forgiveness for the times we have neglected to care for the gift of creation.
Jesus, healer of all.
have mercy on us.
Jesus, friend of the poor.
have mercy on us.
Jesus, beholder of beauty
have mercy on us.
Jesus, source of light and hope
have mercy on us.
Let us turn back to God with all our hearts as we say:
For your creation of the earth
we sing your praise.
For your closeness to the poor
we sing your praise.
For the smallest of creatures
we sing your praise.
For your tenderness and love
we sing your praise.
May God, who is love, have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and lead us to everlasting life.
Amen.
VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
We gather in the image of the Creator
who is a community of love.
We gather in the name of the Redeemer
who reconciles all of creation.
We gather in the presence of the Life Giver
who inspires new life and renews it.
Praise be to the Holy Trinity! God is sound and life, Creator of the Universe,
Source of all life, whom the angels sing;
wondrous Light of all mysteries known
or unknown to humankind, and life that lives in all.

Easter General Vestry

The Easter General Vestry (Annual General Meeting) takes place on 30th
August.
The names of those who are nominated to serve on the Select Vestry , act
as Parochial Nominators and act as Diocesan Synod representatives will be
posted on the notice board on 6th September.
A copy of the 2019 financial statements will be available from Scott Golden
on request.

Finances

The Parish is facing a significant drop in income levels this year due to the
likely cancellation of its main fundraising event and the lack of monies from
church collections. One method of assisting parish finances would be to
join in the Planned Giving arrangements which are set out below.

Planned Giving

Please consider renewing or beginning your financial commitment to
Killiskey Parish by way of Planned Giving. By doing this you can maximise
the amount of money received by the Parish and greatly assist the Parish
to meet its financial commitments. Planned Giving is making a pledge to
donate an amount of money regularly over the course of the year whether
weekly, monthly, quarterly or by a single donation. Under the tax
regulations, the Parish, as a registered charity, can obtain a tax refund
from the government for recorded donations from tax payers (PAYE and
Self-Assessment) who contribute a minimum of €250 in the tax year. This
is the equivalent of €4.81 per week. The parish can claim a further approx.
45% of the amount donated from the government. Cash donations on the
plate, while very gratefully received, are not eligible for a tax refund. If you
are contributing more than €250 over the course of the year through this
method, you might like to consider Planned Giving.
Planned Giving can be done in any one of the following ways:
*The envelope system enables parishioners to donate regular cash
amounts which can be recorded for tax refund purposes. Envelopes can be
obtained from the churchwardens.
*By setting up a standing order with your bank for a minimum donation of
€5 per week (or monthly or quarterly equivalent).
*A donation or donations totalling at least €250 can be made directly to
the Parish Treasurer, Scott Golden, Malvern House, The Glebe, Wicklow
Town.
B

Beirut Collection

On Tuesday 4th August, a massive explosion ripped through Beirut, killing
157 people, injuring 5,000, damaging 50% of the buildings and leaving
300,000 people homeless. Bishops’ Appeal has launched an emergency
fund to support those affected. It is has long supported Christian Aid and
Tearfund partners in Beirut, in their work with vulnerable communities, not
least people living with disabilities, people who are refugees, people who
have or are exposed to Gender Based Violence and people in need of basic
humanitarian assistance such as food and shelter. A retiring collection has
been taking place on the last three Sundays of August and the proceeds
will be forwarded to Bishops’ Appeal.

Harvest Service

The Parish Harvest Service will take place at 11am on 4th October. The
speaker will be the Newpark School Chaplain, the Revd Suzanne Harris.
“ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT A SUMMER MAKE”
Shakespeare popularised Aristotle’s expression “One swallow does not a
summer make” (although even this probably pre-dates him in a poem by
Aesop three centuries earlier): an early sighting of a spring swallow does
not mean that summer weather has arrived, as bitter northerly winds can
plunge us back to winter temperatures. Cold, wet springs delay the onset
of breeding, as flying insects are not available.
Swallow, swift and martin numbers have reduced dramatically over the
past few decades, due to declining populations of insects. Agricultural
intensification has resulted in more insecticides being used and less field
margins and wild areas. Gentrification of urban areas reduces wildflowers
still further. There is then less food for insects and thus less food for
swallows, martins and swifts.
Good numbers still do occur in places, e.g. near horses (dung provides
food for insects, provides food for birds). We can all help though – sow a
patch of wildflower meadow and you will be rewarded with a riot of colour
and a lovely humming of bees, hoverflies and a host of other insect
species. Short cut lawns have their place, but leaving some areas uncut
reaps dividends for wildlife. Aristotle and Aesop would be saddened by
the paucity of swallows today.

Rotas

We need more help with cleaning and arranging flowers for the church and
with sanitising the church at the end of services. We are very grateful to
those who help the church in these ways but would like to spread these
tasks more widely. Rotas are posted on the church notice board

Coronavirus Casualties

Sadly a range of events which would normally take place in September
cannot occur this year due to coronavirus;
• Re-commencement of Unity Gospel Choir practices
• Animal blessing service
• Hospice Coffee Morning Fundraiser
• Sunday Afternoon Children’s Service
• Culture Night at Nun’s Cross
• Table tennis
• Saturday Morning Bible Studies
• Wicklow Parish BBQ
• Camino de Glendalough