Re-Opening Of Nun’s Cross Church

Details of the re-opening plan have been posted to the website and on Facebook. It
has also been sent by email to those who receive newsletters. If you would like a
copy, please ask Rev Ken.
Sunday Services are now returning to Nun’s Cross church. They will be recorded
and posted on Facebook so that those who are unsure about coming back to church
as yet may view them online.
The Wednesday evening service, held jointly with Wicklow Parish, will continue to
ben held online via zoom. A link is provided in advance on the parish website,
together with the service leaflet.
If you would like service leaflets delivered to you either by email or to your home,
please contact Rev Ken

Church Review

The July/August edition of the Church Review will be published online. Lesley Rue
will organise to send these out by email. If you don’t have email, please let her
know (087-2810478) and she will organise a printed copy to be delivered to your
home. The September edition will revert to being printed.

Water Storage And Preservation

The incredibly dry and often sunny weather experienced since early March allowed
many in Lockdown to appreciate the joy of gardening. For some, it was an
extension of their normal spring-time ritual, for others it was a newly acquired
activity. The satisfaction of watching flowers grown from seed come into bloom
and of eating one’s own produce cannot be overestimated and it is hoped that
people new to gardening will continue this practice in future years. Seedlings,
however, need water. Rainwater can be collected from house, garage and shed
rooves. This prevents excessive use of water, from wells or mains, and also
rainwater is often better for plants than tap water. Many predict longer, drier and
hotter summers in the future due to climate change, so water collection will
become increasingly important. So, too, will water preservation. When running a
tap for hot water, the cold water can be saved into watering cans; ditto unused
jugs of table water, water bottles etc. Water saved in basins from showers can be
used to wash clothes, then to flush toilets or water flowers. Water saving sounds
extreme to some, but will become a way of life if wells run dry and mains supplies
are interrupted, as happened in the 2018 drought.

Calm For The Soul – Readings And Prayers For Anxious Times

Ruth Gyves is a Diocesan Lay Reader and Assistant Lay Pastor in Holy Trinity
Rathmines. She has written a booklet for anxious times which brings together
scripture and prayers in an accessible manner. The booklet is easy to keep close
and read throughout the day and has proved to be a great source of comfort and
hope to many people of all ages. If you would like a copy, please let Rev Ken

The Hub

The Hub is now open most days of the week and it is hoped that a rota of
volunteers can be put in place to allow for six day opening. Many additional items
have been donated since the shop re-opened and trade has been good.


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. Scott Golden, Treasurer, has written to parishioners to outline the
current financial position.
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
*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.

Coronavirus Poem

The scientists predict
and science says wait.
So in the hands of science
we place our fate.
But I know what
I would rather do.
Trust in You my God
and follow You.
I’ll greet others with a smile
and not with a touch.
Avoiding the crowds
and not go out too much.
…… and as the world social distances itself
and covers its face;
You will hold me close
in Your loving embrace.
I have food in the fridge
and upon each shelf
for I’m being advised
to isolate myself.
I’m unsure whether I’ll see these
twelve weeks through
or will walk through the
Vale of Death with You.
But, dear Lord, whatever
the outcome will be
I know that You will stay
very close to me.
© Royston

Morning Prayer Trinity 3 Sunday 28 June

Ken Rue is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Morning Prayer Trinity 3

Time: Jun 28, 2020 10:50 AM Dublin

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 1946 0794

Service leaflet is attached here: Killiskey MP Sunday Trinity 3 28-06-20

or below here:

The Gathering of God’s People
Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you all
and also with you.
Hymn of Praise: CH52 “Morning has broken”
Morning has broken,
like the first morning;
blackbird has spoken
like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!
Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing
fresh from the Word.
Sweet the rain’s new fall
sunlit from heaven,
like the first dew-fall
on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness,
of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
where his feet pass.
Mine is the sunlight!
Mine is the morning,
born of the one light
Eden saw play!
Praise with elation,
praise every morning,
God’s re-creation
of the new day!
Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)
We have come together in the name of Christ
to offer our praise and thanksgiving,
to hear and receive God’s holy word,
to seek the forgiveness of our sins,
and to pray for the needs of the world,
that by the power of the Holy Spirit
we may give ourselves to the service of God.
O Lord, open our lips,
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.
Let us worship the Lord.
All praise to his name.
Blessed are you, Sovereign God, Creator of all,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
You founded the earth in the beginning
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
In the fulness of time, you made us in your image,
and in these last days you have spoken to us
in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us
let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
your Spirit ever renew our lives
and your praises ever be on our lips.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.
If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive our sins
and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1: 8-9
Let us confess our sins to God our Father.
O God, our loving Father in heaven,
we confess that we have sinned against you;
we have broken your commandments;
we have often been selfish,
and we have not loved you as we should.
For these, and all our sins, forgive us, we pray:
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the Father of all mercies
cleanse you from your sins,
and restore you in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Your word is a lantern to my feet
and a light upon our path. cf Psalm 119:105
O Lord, your word is everlasting:
it stands firm for ever in the heavens. cf Psalm 119: 89
Let us then receive the word of the Lord:
so may the light of your presence shine into our hearts.
Proclaiming and Receiving the Word
The First Reading: Jeremiah 28: 5-9
Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were
standing in the house of the Lord. He said, ‘Amen! May the Lord do so! May the Lord fulfil the words
you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the Lord’s house and all the exiles back to this place from
Babylon. Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people:
from early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against
many countries and great kingdoms. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognised as one truly
sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.’
After the reading silence may be kept.
Responsory Hymn: CH381 “God has spoken – by his prophets”
God has spoken – by His prophets,
spoken His unchanging Word,
each from age to age proclaiming
God, the one, the righteous Lord;
in the world’s despair and turmoil,
one firm anchor holding fast:
God is King, His throne eternal,
God the first, and God the last.
God has spoken – by Christ Jesus,
Christ, the everlasting Son,
brightness of the Father’s glory,
with the Father ever one:
spoken by the Word incarnate,
Life, before all time began,
Light of light to earth descending,
God revealed as Son of Man.
God is speaking – by his Spirit
speaking to our hearts again;
in the age-long word expounding
God’s own message, now as then;
Through the rise and fall of nations
one sure faith is standing fast;
God abides, his word unchanging,
God the first, and God the last.
George W. Briggs (1875-1959)
based on Hebrews 1: 1-2
The Second Reading: Romans 6: 12-23
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part
of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have
been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you
know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey –
whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But
thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the
pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have
become slaves to righteousness.
I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer
yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to
righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of
righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those
things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the
benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift
of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
After the reading silence may be kept.
Hymn before the Gospel: CH517 “Brother, sister, let me serve you”
Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant, too.
We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.
I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.
I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we’ve seen this journey through.
When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we’ve known together
of Christ’s love and agony.
Won’t you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant, too.
Richard Gillard (b. 1953)
The Gospel Reading: Matthew 10: 40-42
‘Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent
me. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a
righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And if anyone gives even
a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly
not lose their reward.’
After the reading silence may be kept.
O God,
who has taught us
that those who give a cup of water in his name
will not lose their reward:
open our hearts to the needs of your children,
and in all things make us obedient to your will,
so that in faith we may receive your gracious gift,
eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Response to God’s Word
Do you believe and trust in God the Father,
who made the world?
I believe and trust in him.
Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ,
who redeemed mankind?
I believe and trust in him.
Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit
who gives life to the people of God?
I believe and trust in him.
This is the faith of the Church.
This is our faith,
We believe and trust in One God,
Father, Son and holy Spirit.
Almighty and everliving God,
we ask you to hear the prayers we offer in faith.
For the peace that comes from God alone,
for the unity of all peoples,
and for our salvation,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the Church of Christ,
for Michael our Bishop, for all Christian leaders
and for the whole people of God,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the nations of the world,
for our government and all in authority,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For this village and community,
For all who have found here a place of refuge,
for our neighbours and our friends,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the good earth which God has given us,
and for the wisdom and will to conserve it,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the aged and infirm,
for the widowed and orphans, for the sick and suffering,
for those suffering from the Coronavirus or its aftermath,
and for all in any need,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the poor and the oppressed,
for the unemployed and the destitute,
for prisoners and captives,
and for all who remember and care for them,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
For the dying,
for those who mourn,
for the faithful whom we entrust to the Lord in hope,
as we look forward to the day
when we share the fullness of the resurrection,
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Rejoicing in the communion of all the saints,
let us commend ourselves,
and one another, and all our life, to God.
Silence is kept.
For yours is the majesty,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
now and for ever. Amen.
Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
Give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, whose love we cannot measure,
nor even number thy blessings:
we bless and praise thee for all thy goodness,
who in our weakness art our strength,
in our darkness, light,
in our sorrows, comfort and peace,
and from everlasting to everlasting art our God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
Gathering our prayers and praises into one, we 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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
Closing Hymn: CH492 “Ye servants of God, your servants proclaim”
Ye servants of God, your master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
his kingdom is glorious, and rules over all.
God ruleth on high, almighty to save;
and still he is nigh, his presence we have;
the great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.
Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!
Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son;
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.
Then let us adore, and give him his right:
all glory and power, all wisdom and might,
all honour and blessing, with angels above,
and thanks never-ceasing, and infinite love.
Charles Wesley (1707-88)
based on Revelation 4: 9-11; 5: 11-14
Going out as God’s People
Let us give thanks to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
For the love of our Father,
the maker of all, the giver of all good things,
let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
For Jesus Christ our Saviour,
who lived and worked among us,
let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
For his suffering and death on the cross
and his resurrection to new life,
let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
For his rule over all things
and his presence in the world,
let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
For the Holy Spirit, the giver of life,
who teaches us and guides us,
let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
For the grace of the Spirit in the work of the Church
and the life of the world,
let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Let us say together:
Be with us Lord,
as we go out into the world.
May the lips that have sung your praise
always speak the truth;
may the ears which have heard your Word
listen only to what is good
and may our lives as well as our worship
be always pleasing in your sight,
for the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The God of hope
fill you with all joy and peace in believing;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be with you and remain with you always. Amen.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen