Compline 30 September 2020

Topic: Compline 30 September 2020

Time: Sep 29, 2020 07:30 PM Dublin

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WEDNESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2020: COMPLINE
PREPARATION
OPENING PRAYER
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.
Silence
My brothers and sisters,
Our help is in the name of the eternal God,
who is making the heavens and the earth.
PENITENCE
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.
Silence
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.
INVOCATION
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.
THE WORD OF GOD
PSALM
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.
Psalm-Prayer
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.
A READING
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.
ADDRESS
RESPONSORY
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.
HYMN 699 (SAID)
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.
VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
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.
THE GOSPEL CANTICLE
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.
PRAYERS
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.
COLLECTS
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.
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. Amen.
THE ENDING
BLESSING
Almighty and merciful God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless, preserve, and keep us, this night and for evermore. Amen.
DISMISSAL
Lord,
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.
Amen.

Wednesday 23 September Evening Prayer

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

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WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER. 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 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
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
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.
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.

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.