Parish News

Diocesan Synod

The Diocesan Synod is scheduled to take place in Taney Parish Centre on
Tuesday 20th October. At the time of writing it is not clear how this will be
organised and whether it might, partly or fully, go online. The parish lay
representatives are Scott Golden and Sally Smith. They will be joined by
Rev Jack and Rev Ken and the Wicklow lay representatives.


The Parish is facing a significant drop in income levels this year due to the
cancellation of its main fundraising event and reduced monies from church
collections during lockdown. 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

Eco Tips — Weather

Whether the weather be cold, whether the weather be hot. Whatever the
weather, we’ll weather the weather, whether we like it or not.” This
didactic tongue-twister is as true today as it has ever been. Weather
seems to be wreaking havoc on our lives more frequently (although we
hear less about it just now owing to Covid19 dominating the news). Wet
summer. Stormy too. Sunny September to cheer us up. Poor weather
does have repercussions though and not just on our humour. Our very
existence depends on it as food production varies enormously in different
weather conditions. As climate change becomes ever more prescient, we
need to diversify the foods we grow to make ourselves more resilient. On
a small scale, gardeners can grow more varieties of fruit and vegetables,
while on a larger scale farmers and market gardeners could also
experiment with growing a wider range of crops. This should ensure that
each year, some varieties will flourish, no matter what the weather.

Rotas – October

The Select Vestry has decided to ask Daphne Hall to organise the flower
rota. If you are happy to help with the supply and/or arrangement of
flowers please contact her.
We are very grateful to those who help sanitise the church at the end of
services. Please volunteer and spread the load!
We also need volunteers to hoover and clean the church.
Rotas are posted on the church notice board

Compline 30 September 2020

Topic: Compline 30 September 2020

Time: Sep 29, 2020 07:30 PM Dublin

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The service leaflet is attached: Compline – Wednesday 30 September 2020

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The angels of God guard us through the night
and quieten the powers of darkness.
The Spirit of God be our guide
to lead us to peace and to glory.
My brothers and sisters,
Our help is in the name of the eternal God,
who is making the heavens and the earth.
Dear God,
thank you for all that is good,
for our creation and our humanity,
for the stewardship you have given us of this planet earth,
for the gifts of life and of one another,
for your love which is unbounded and eternal.
O thou, most holy and beloved,
my Companion, my Guide upon the way
my bright evening star.
We have wounded your love.
O God, heal us.
We stumble in the darkness.
Light of the world transfigure us.
We forget that we are your home.
Spirit of God, dwell in us.
Eternal Spirit, living God,
in whom we live and move and have our being,
all that we are, have been, and shall be is known to you,
to the very secret of our hearts
and all that rises to trouble us.
Living flame,
burn into us,
Cleansing wind,
blow through us,
Fountain of water,
well up within us,
that we may love and praise in deed and in truth.
Eternal Spirit,
flow through our being and open our lips,
that our mouths may proclaim your praise.
Let us worship the God of love.
Alleluia, alleluia.
Psalm 142
Refrain: Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name.
1 I cry a|loud •to the | Lord; ■
to the Lord I | make my | suppli|cation.
2. I pour out my com|plaint be|fore him ■
and | tell him | of my | trouble.
3 When my spirit faints within me, you | know my | path; ■
in the way wherein I walk | have they | laid a | snare for me.
4 I look to my right hand, and find | no one who | knows me; ■
I have no place to flee to, and | no one | cares for my | soul.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name.
5. I cry out to you, O | Lord, and | say: ■
‘You are my refuge, my | portion •in the | land of the | living.
6 ‘Listen to my cry, for I am brought | very | low; ■
save me from my persecutors, for they | are too | strong | for me.
7 ‘Bring my | soul •out of | prison, ■
that I may give | thanks | to your | name;
7a When you have dealt | bountifully | with me, ■
then shall the | righteous | gather a|round me.’
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name.
God of compassion,
you regard the forsaken
and give hope to the crushed in spirit;
hear those who cry to you in distress
and bring your ransomed people to sing your glorious praise,
now and for ever. Amen.
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.
Matthew 9: 2-8
And just then some people were carrying a paralysed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith,
he said to the paralytic, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’ Then some of the scribes said to
themselves, ‘This man is blaspheming.’ But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think
evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven”, or to say, “Stand up and
walk”? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’—he
then said to the paralytic—‘Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.’ And he stood up and
went to his home. When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who
had given such authority to human beings.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.
Hail, gladdening Light, of his pure glory poured
who is the immortal Father, heavenly, blessed,
Holiest of Holies, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Now we are come to the sun’s hour of rest,
the lights of evening round us shine,
we hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine.
Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung
with undefilèd tongue,
Son of our God, giver of life, alone:
therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.
Keep me as the apple of an eye.
Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
Preserve us, O God, while waking, and guard us while sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
NUNC DIMITTIS The Song of Simeon Luke 2: 29-32
1 Now, Lord, you let your servant | go in | peace: ■
your | word has | been ful|filled.
2 My own eyes have | seen the · sal|vation ■
which you have prepared in the | sight of | every | people.
3 A light to re|veal you · to the | nations ■
and the | glory · of your | people | Israel.
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.
Preserve us, O God, while waking, and guard us while sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
listen to my cry.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
I will lie down in peace and take my rest,
for it is in God alone that I dwell unafraid.
Be present, Spirit of God, within us,
that our homes may be your dwelling places where
all darkness is penetrated by your light,
all troubles calmed by your peace,
all evil redeemed by your love,
all pain transformed in your suffering,
and all dying glorified in your risen life. Amen.
God our Creator, our centre, our friend,
we thank you for our good life,
for those who are dear to us,
for our dead, and for all who have helped and influenced us.
We thank you for the measure of freedom we have,
and the extent to which, under your guidance, we control our lives;
and most of all we thank you for the faith that is in us,
for our awareness of you and our hope in you.
Keep us, we pray you, thankful and hopeful
and useful until our lives shall end. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Almighty and merciful God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless, preserve, and keep us, this night and for evermore. Amen.
it is night.
The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.
It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been done has not been done;
Let it be.
The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world
and of our own lives rest in you.
The night is quiet,
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us, and all who have no peace.
The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
new joys, new possibilities.
In your name we pray.

Wednesday 23 September Evening Prayer

Jack Kinkead is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:30 PM London

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The service leaflet is available here: WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER EVENING PRAYER

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Welcome in the name of Christ. God’s grace, mercy, and
peace be with you.
And also with you.
We come from scattered lives to meet with God. Let us
recognise God’s presence with us.
As God’s people we have gathered. Let us worship
together. Amen.
We come to God as one from whom no secrets are
hidden, to ask for his forgiveness and peace.
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.
God in Christ has revealed his glory.
Come, let us worship.
From the rising of the sun to its setting.
The Lord’s name is greatly to be praised.
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.
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.
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
as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.
There is no end to God’s greatness.
One generation shall praise your works to another
and shall declare your power.
All your works praise you, Lord,
and your faithful servants bless you.
They make known the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your power.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
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.
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon
you Church in the burning fire of your love: Grant that
your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the
gospel; that, always abiding in you, they may be found
steadfast in faith and active in service; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, we share together the blessing of your
Give us in this life knowledge of your truth, and in
the world to come life everlasting; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.