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Morning Prayer Trinity 19 – Sunday 18th

Topic: Morning Prayer Trinity 19

Time: Oct 18, 2020 10:50 AM Dublin

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Killiskey Parish Sunday 18th October 2020 @ 11.00am

 

 

MORNING PRAYER 1  

THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

 

Opening Hymn: CH6 “Immortal, invisible, God only wise”

Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes, most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

 

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might; thy justice, like mountains high soaring above thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

 

To all, life thou givest, to both great and small; in all life thou livest, the true life of all; we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree, and wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee.

 

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light, thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight; all laud we would render; O help us to see ’tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

 

W Chambers Smith (1824-1908) based on 1 Timothy 1: 17; Psalm 36: 6

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

                                                                                                                                                       1 John 1: 8, 9

 

Let us humbly confess our sins unto almighty God.

A GENERAL CONFESSION

Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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. For thine is the kingdom, The power, And the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, open thou our lips and our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

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 ye the Lord.

The Lord’s name be praised.

THE PSALM

Psalm 99

  • The Lord is king: let the peoples tremble; ♦︎ he is enthroned above the cherubim: let the earth shake.
  • The Lord is great in Zion ♦︎ and high above all peoples.
  • Let them praise your name, which is great and awesome; ♦︎ the Lord our God is holy. 4  Mighty king, who loves justice,       you have established equity; ♦︎    you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

5  Exalt the Lord our God; ♦︎    bow down before his footstool, for he is holy. 6  Moses and Aaron among his priests       and Samuel among those who call upon his name; ♦︎    they called upon the Lord and he answered them. 7  He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; ♦︎    they kept his testimonies and the law that he gave them.

  • You answered them, O Lord our God; ♦︎ you were a God who forgave them       and pardoned them for their offences.
  • Exalt the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy hill, ♦︎       for the Lord our God is holy.

 

Glory be to the Father,

and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

A LESSON from the Old Testament  Isaiah 45: 1-7

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,     whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him     and strip kings of their robes,

to open doors before him—     and the gates shall not be closed:  I will go before you     and level the mountains,

I will break in pieces the doors of bronze     and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness     and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,     the God of Israel, who call you by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob,     and Israel my chosen,

I call you by your name,

I surname you, though you do not know me. I am the Lord, and there is no other;     besides me there is no god.

I arm you, though you do not know me, so that they may know, from the rising of the sun     and from the west, that there is no one besides me;     I am the Lord, and there is no other.

I form light and create darkness,     I make weal and create woe;     I the Lord do all these things.

 

After the reading silence may be kept.

 

Hymn before the Gospel: CH97 “Jesus shall reign wher’er the sun”

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun does his successive journeys run; his kingdom stretch from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.

 

To him shall endless prayer be made, and praises throng to crown his head; his name, like incense, shall arise with every morning sacrifice.

 

People and realms of every tongue dwell on his love with sweetest song, and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name.

 

Blessings abound where’er he reigns; the prisoners leap to lose their chains, the weary find eternal rest, and all who suffer want are blessed.

 

Let all creation rise and bring peculiar honours to our King, angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud Amen.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) altd.

based on Psalm 72: 12-19  A LESSON

from the Gospels 

Matthew 22: 15-22

Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

 

After the reading silence may be kept.

 

BENEDICTUS

The Song of Zechariah    Luke 1: 68-79

  • Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
  • And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
  • As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets which have been since the world began;
  • That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hands of all that hate us,
  • To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
  • To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:

that he would give us,

  • That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
  • In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
  • And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
  • To give knowledge of salvation unto his people, for the remission of their sins,
  • Through the tender mercy of our God whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us,
  • To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

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.

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED is said 

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER

Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us

Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

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.

O Lord, show thy mercy upon us and grant us thy salvation.

O Lord, guide and defend our rulers and mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

Endue thy ministers with righteousness and make thy chosen people joyful.

O Lord, save thy people and bless thine inheritance.

Give peace in our time, O Lord, because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

O God, make clean our hearts within us and take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

THE COLLECTS

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

O God,

forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE SECOND COLLECT For Peace

O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE THIRD COLLECT For Grace

O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE SERMON

 

INTERCESSIONS

God of grace and peace,

We rejoice that you have chosen us, And empowered us by your Spirit.

Lead us, that we may lead others,

Guide us, that we may be the people you would have us be.

Direct us, that we may do what you would have us do. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.

 

May we show your love and your salvation in our lives,

that the church may ever order its priorities, that it may grow in holiness and in outreach.

We pray for the mission of your church to all who are trapped by materialism.

We remember all who those fooled by the glitter and false promises of our society. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.

 

We pray for all who hunger for goodness and righteousness, for all who serve you by serving others.

We pray for world leaders and all who influence our future,

for all those who work with the press or broadcasting or in social media, for artists, musicians and writers, for all who seek to care for and improve our environment. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.

 

May we set a good example by the way we live. Let our homes be places of grace and goodness, of hospitality and holiness.

We pray for good relationships and honest dealings. We remember homes where loved ones are betrayed, where relationships are breaking down. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.

 

We pray for all who are weak, for the weak-willed and the weak-minded, for all who are led into crime or vice.

We pray for all who work for the rehabilitation of addicts or criminals. We pray for those who have lost their way and are caught up in darkness.

We remember the depressed, the despairing, and all who have lost vision or hope.

We pray for all in sickness, especially for those who have contracted the coronavirus. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.

 

We entrust to your love and care our friends and loved ones in this world, and those who have departed from our sight.

We pray that we may all at the last share in the joy and peace of your kingdom. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.

PRAYERS

A Prayer for the President and all in authority

Almighty God, who rulest over the kingdoms of the world; We commend to thy merciful care the people of this land, that being guarded by thy providence, they may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to the President of this State and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, that they may serve thy people faithfully to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

A Prayer for the Houses of the Oireachtas

Almighty God, source of all authority and wisdom: guide by your Spirit those who represent us in Dáil and Seanad. As representatives of the people keep them humble, as legislators make them compassionate, and as politicians defend their integrity. So may the proceedings of the Oireachtas serve the truth and promote the common good. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the servant Lord. Amen.

 

A Prayer for the Clergy and People

Almighty and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels: Send down upon our Bishops and Clergy, and all People committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Catholic Church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [* especially those for whom our prayers are desired]; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.

Closing Hymn: CH493 “Ye that know the Lord is gracious”

Ye that know the Lord is gracious, ye for whom a corner-stone stands, of God elect and precious, laid that ye may build thereon, see that on that sure foundation ye a living temple raise, towers that may tell forth salvation, walls that may re-echo praise.

 

Living stones, by God appointed each to his allotted place, kings and priests, by God anointed, shall ye not declare his grace? Ye, a royal generation, tell the tidings of your birth, tidings of a new creation to an old and weary earth.

 

Tell the praise of him who called you out of darkness into light, broke the fetters that enthralled you, gave you freedom, peace and sight: tell the tale of sins forgiven, strength renewed and hope restored, till the earth, in tune with heaven, praise and magnify the Lord.

Cyril Arlington (1872-1955) based on 1 Peter 2: 6-10

 

 

A General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants Do give thee most humble and hearty thanks For all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation and all the blessings of this life: But above all, for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; For the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, That our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful,

And that we show forth thy praise, Not only with our lips but in our lives; By giving up ourselves to thy service, And by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, To whom with thee and the Holy Spirit Be all honour and glory, World without end. Amen.

 

A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom

Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all

evermore. Amen.                                                         2 Corinthians 13: 13

 

 

Evening Prayer Wednesday 14 October at 7.00pm

 

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Topic: Evening Prayer Wednesday 14 October

Time: Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM Dublin

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Wednesday 14 October 2020: Evening Prayer

 

GREETING

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

PREPARATION

We have come together as the family of God

in our Father’s presence to offer him praise and thanksgiving to hear and receive his holy word  to bring before him the needs of the world to ask his forgiveness of our sins and to seek his grace that through his Son Jesus Christ we may give ourselves to his service.

 

PRAISE

Let us worship and praise him.

 

Lord, open our lips that we may glorify and praise your Name.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

 

Praise the Lord. Alleluia.

 

Come Bless the Lord (Psalm 134)

1 Come, bless the Lord, all you | servants •of the | Lord, ♦  you that by night | stand •in the | house of the | Lord.

2,3 Lift up your hands towards the sanctuary and | bless the | Lord. ♦

The Lord who made heaven and earth give you | blessing | out of | Zion.

 

Glory to the Father, and | to the | Son, ♦ and | to the | Holy | Spirit;  as it was in the be|ginning, is | now, ♦ and shall be for | ever. | A|men.

 

PENITENCE

Let us call to mind and confess our sins.

 

Silence

 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father in penitence we confess that we have sinned against you through our own fault in thought, word and deed  and in what we have left undone.

For the sake of your Son, Christ our Lord

forgive us all that is past and grant we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your Name.

 

Almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins  and keep us in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

THE WORD OF GOD

A PSALM

Psalm 34: 1-14

1 I will bless the | Lord at | all times; ♦ his praise shall | ever be | in my | mouth. 2 My soul shall glory | in the | Lord; ♦ let the | humble | hear and be | glad. 3. O magnify the | Lord with | me; ♦  let us ex|alt his | name to|gether.

 

4 I sought the Lord | and he | answered me ♦ and de|livered me from | all my | fears. 5 Look upon him | and be | radiant ♦ and your faces | shall not | be a|shamed.

  1. This poor soul cried, and the | Lord | heard me ♦ and | saved me from | all my | troubles.

 

7 The angel | of the | Lord ♦ encamps around those who | fear him | and de|livers them. 8. O taste and see that the | Lord is | gracious; ♦ blessed is the | one who | trusts in | him.

 

9 Fear the Lord, all | you his | holy ones, ♦  for those who | fear him | lack | nothing. 10 Lions may lack and | suffer | hunger, ♦ but those who seek the Lord lack | nothing | that is | good.  11. Come, my children, and | listen to | me; ♦ I will | teach •you the | fear •of the | Lord.

 

12 Who is there who de|lights in | life ♦ and longs for | days •to en|joy good | things?

13 Keep your | tongue from | evil ♦  and your | lips from | lying | words.

  1. Turn from evil | and do | good; ♦ seek | peace | and pur|sue it.

 

Glory to the Father, and | to the | Son, ♦ and | to the | Holy | Spirit;  as it was in the be|ginning, is | now, ♦ and shall be for | ever. | A|men.

A CANTICLE

NUNC DIMITTIS   The Song of Simeon   Luke 2: 29-32 ELLC 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 be|ginning, is | now, ♦ and shall be for | ever. | A|men.

 

A READING

John 6: 25-35

When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’  Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’ Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’ Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’ So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’

 

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

ADDRESS

 

THE BAPTISMAL CREED

I believe and trust in God the Father who made the world.

I believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ who redeemed humankind.

I believe and trust in his Holy Spirit who gives life to the people of God.

I believe and trust in one God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

PRAYER

Let us pray.

 

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

 

 

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

As our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say: 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.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

INTERCESSIONS AND THANKSGIVINGS

 

INTERCESSIONS

Lord God

We ask you to give us your blessing to your Church, holiness to the world, peace to this nation, justice and to all people knowledge of your law. Keep safe our families protect the weak heal the sick comfort the dying and bring us all to a joyful resurrection.

We ask these things through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom you know our needs before we ask and our ignorance in asking:

have compassion on our weakness  and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not and for our blindness we cannot ask grant us through your Son Jesus Christ our Saviour.

 

THANKSGIVINGS

Blessing and honour and thanksgiving and praise more than we can utter more than we can understand be to you, O holy and glorious Trinity Father, Son and Holy Spirit from all angels, all people, all creatures for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

God of all power, we acclaim you Lord of all grace, we worship you. we are not worthy of you yet your goodness makes us praise you and give you thanks.

We praise you for the life you have given us and for all the blessings we have received at your hands. Above all, we give you thanks for your Son Jesus Christ for the grace and hope which his death and resurrection have brought to us. We ask this of you, our Father that we may never forget your goodness to us and that we may show our thankfulness

not only in words but by the service of our lives both now and in all eternity.

 

COLLECTS

Almighty God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels and all just works proceed: give your servants that peace which the world cannot give

that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments

and that, free from the fear of our enemies we may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Amen.

 

THE ENDING

Lighten our darkness, Lord and by your great mercy defend us in all perils and dangers of the night; for the love of your only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.

 

Morning Prayer Trinity 18 – Sunday 11 October

Topic: Morning Prayer Trinity 18

Time: Oct 11, 2020 10:50 AM Dublin

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 11th October 2020 @ 11.00am
The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

SERVICE OF MORNING PRAYER

The Gathering of God’s People

GREETING
The Lord be with you
and also with you.

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.
Isaiah 55: 6
Opening Hymn: CH553 “Jesu, lover of my soul” (vs. 1, 3 and 4)
Jesus, lover of my soul,
let me to thy bosom fly,
while the nearer waters roll,
while the tempest still is high;
hide me, O my Saviour, hide,
till the storm of life be past;
safe into the haven guide,
O receive my soul at last.
Other refuge have I none,
hangs my helpless soul on thee;
leave, ah leave me not alone,
still support and comfort me;
all my trust on thee is stayed,
all my help from thee I bring;
cover my defenceless head
with the shadow of thy wing.
Plenteous grace with thee is found,
grace to cover all my sin;
let the healing streams abound;
make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
freely let me take of thee,
spring thou up within my heart,
rise to all eternity.
Charles Wesley (1707-88)

INTRODUCTION
Beloved in Christ,
we come together to offer to Almighty God
our worship and praise and thanksgiving,
to confess our sins and to receive God’s forgiveness,
to hear his holy word proclaimed,
to bring before him our needs and the needs of the world,
and to pray that in the power of his Spirit
we may serve him and know the greatness of his love.
Let us confess our sins to God our Father.
Silence is kept.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION
Heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault;
by what we have done
and by what we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy on you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Proclaiming and Receiving the Word
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
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.
Praise the Lord.
The Lord’s name be praised.

Canticle: Jubilate Psalm 100
1 O shout to the Lord in triumph all the earth;
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his face with songs of joy.
2 Know that the Lord he is God;
it is he who has made us and we are his
we are his people and the sheep of· his pasture.
3 Come into his gates with thanksgiving
and into his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and bless his holy name.
4 For the Lord is good
his loving mercy is for ever,
his faithfulness throughout all generations.
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 First Reading: Isaiah 25: 1-9
O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you, I will praise your name;
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
For you have made the city a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the palace of aliens is a city no more,
it will never be rebuilt.
Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
For you have been a refuge to the poor,
a refuge to the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,
the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,
you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;
the song of the ruthless was stilled.
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-matured wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
he will swallow up death for ever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

After the reading silence may be kept.

The Second Reading: Philippians 4: 1-9
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. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I
ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of
the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The
Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is
pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen
in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH20 “The King of love my shepherd is”
The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine for ever.
Where streams of living water flow
my ransomed soul He leadeth,
and where the verdant pastures grow
with food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
but yet in love he sought me,
and on His shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and O, what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days
thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
within thy house for ever.

Henry Williams Baker (1821-77)
metrical version of Psalm 23

The Gospel: Matthew 22: 1-14
Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king
who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the
wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, “Tell those who have
been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and
everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.” But they made light of it and went away, one to his
farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, maltreated them, and killed them. The king
was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his
slaves, “The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and
invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.” Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all
whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
‘But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding
robe, and he said to him, “Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?” And he was
speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, “Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer
darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” For many are called, but few are chosen.’
After the reading silence may be kept.

THE SERMON

THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of the People
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Kneel
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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.
Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide and defend our rulers
and grant our government wisdom.
Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness
and let your servants shout for joy.
O Lord, save your people
and bless those whom you have chosen.
Give peace in our time, O Lord,
and let your glory be over all the earth.
O God, make clean our hearts within us
and renew us by your Holy Spirit.

THE COLLECTS

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty and everlasting God:
Increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS AT MORNING PRAYER
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
to know you is eternal life, and to serve you is perfect freedom:
Defend us in all assaults of our enemies,
that we, surely trusting in your protection,
may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everliving God,
we give you thanks for bringing us safely to this day:
Keep us from falling into sin or running into danger,
and in all things guide us to know and do your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

INTERCESSIONS
We pray that each of us may be open to hearing your call to live each day with Gospel values
and that we may never make excuses for not responding to you.
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
We pray for all who have leadership roles in the Church, especially Archbishop Michael,
that their guidance and support may enable others to respond positively to you
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
We pray for those who are preparing to enter full-time ministry or preparing for ordination,
especially Suzanne Harris and Scott Evans,
that you would bless their studies and their future parish involvements
and be with their families as they face change in their lives.
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
We pray for families known to us
that they may be united in the love that they show to one another
and that their homes may be places of harmony and mutual support.
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
We pray for the wisdom to care for your earth
that we may till it with gentleness as we protect it for future generations.
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
We pray for all troubled parts of the world
especially for cessation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan
that you would guard and protect all those who put their trust in you.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
We pray for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one,
and in particular, Annette Boland and Mattanja de Boer.
We remember all those who have returned to you in death,
especially our relatives and friends
that we may we be brought with them into the fulness of life of your heavenly kingdom.
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.

Closing Hymn: CH587 “Just as I am, without one plea” (vs. 1, 3-6)
Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy Blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidd’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come.
Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears, within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come.
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
sight, riches, healing of the mind;
yea, all I need, in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am (thy love unknown
has broken every barrier down),
now, to be thine, yea, thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871)
Going Out as God’s People
Follow the things that make for peace,
and the peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.
May the God of hope
fill us with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the Holy Spirit
we may abound in hope. Amen. Romans 15: 13

Wednesday 7 October Evening Prayer

Jack Kinkead is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Oct 7, 2020 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER. EVENING PRAYER
GREETING
Welcome in the name of Christ. God’s grace, mercy, and
peace be with you.
And also with you.
PREPARATION
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.
PENITENCE
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.
VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
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.
Amen.
THE WORD OF GOD
A READING
St John 11:45-57
Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary
and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some
of them went to the Pharisees and told them what he had
done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a
meeting of the council, and said, ‘What are we to do?
This man is performing many signs. If we let him go on
like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans
will come and destroy both our holy place and our
nation.’ But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest
that year, said to them, ‘You know nothing at all! You
do not understand that it is better for you to have one
man die for the people than to have the whole nation
destroyed.’ He did not say this on his own, but being
high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about
to die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but to
gather into one the dispersed children of God. So from
that day on they planned to put him to death.
Jesus therefore no longer walked about openly among
the Jews, but went from there to a town called Ephraim
in the region near the wilderness; and he remained there
with the disciples.
Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went
up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to
purify themselves. They were looking for Jesus and were
asking one another as they stood in the temple, ‘What do
you think? Surely he will not come to the festival, will
he?’ Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given
orders that anyone who knew where Jesus was should let
them know, so that they might arrest him.
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
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.
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
Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our
hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: Teach us
to offer ourselves to your service, that here we may have
your peace, and in the world to come may see you face
to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SENDING OUT
Heavenly Father, we share together the blessing of your
presence.
Give us in this life knowledge of your truth, and in
the world to come life everlasting; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

Harvest Prayer

God of harvest,
gardener supreme,
you place us at the centre,
feed us, equip us and
having provided for us
look to a different harvest –
a fruitfulness of lives
in service to you
and others.
God of harvest,
feed us,
prune us,
harvest us,
that our lives
might bring glory to you. Amen. © John Birch

Advance Notice – Remembrance

The annual service of remembrance of past loved ones takes place on All
Saints Day, Sunday 1st November at 11am. There will be a form available
from Sunday 18th October on which the names of relatives and friends you
would like to remember may be listed. It is a wonderful thing to give
thanks to God for those whose lives have blessed us.
This year’s Remembrance Sunday service is on 8th November. There will
be an Act of Remembrance and an opportunity to support the Poppy
Appeal.

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.

Finances

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.