ECO Tips—Tidying Leaves

The council in Eindhoven, Netherlands has taken the decision to stop raking leaves and using leaf blowers in their parks on grass and in flower beds, though paths will continue to be cleared. Since Victorian times, Europeans have become used to ‘over tidiness’ and biodiversity has taken a huge knock as a result. Leaves that do need to be tidied up can be left in a pile, suitable for overwintering hedgehogs etc. Additionally, other smaller wildlife, in the form of a myriad of often microscopic decomposers, flourishes. Meanwhile, leaves that remain on flowerbeds and lawns nourish the earth beneath; leaves act as a natural weed suppressant, retain moisture in times of drought and provide mulch for free. This reduces people’s perceived need for using herbicides. Related to eliminating herbicides, a local forestry consultant has noted that native woodlands on land that has not been sprayed with herbicide to clear vegetation prior to planting and then during the first five years of the new forest, thrive better. Trees show increased vigour and health and they grow more quickly. These are good lessons for us all.

WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022

Topic: Evening Service

Time: Jun 22, 2022 07:30 PM

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WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022: A LATE EVENING OFFICE

 

PREPARATION

OPENING PRAYER

Blessed be our God for all time, now and for evermore. Amen.

 

Glory to you, our God, glory be to you,

Holy Spirit, Comforter,

treasure of all goodness and giver of life,

come and dwell in us,

cleanse us from all sin,

and in your love bring us to salvation.

 

RESPONSORY

 

Holy God, holy and strong,

holy and immortal,

have mercy on us.

 

THE WORD OF GOD

PSALMS

Psalm 46

1  God is our refuge and strength, ♦︎

   a very present help in trouble;

2  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, ♦︎

   and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea;

3  Though the waters rage and swell, ♦︎

   and though the mountains quake at the towering seas.

4  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, ♦︎

   the holy place of the dwelling of the Most High.

5  God is in the midst of her;

therefore shall she not be removed; ♦︎

   God shall help her at the break of day.

6  The nations are in uproar and the kingdoms are shaken, ♦︎

   but God utters his voice and the earth shall melt away.

7  The Lord of hosts is with us; ♦︎

   the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

8  Come and behold the works of the Lord, ♦︎

   what destruction he has wrought upon the earth.

9  He makes wars to cease in all the world; ♦︎

   he shatters the bow and snaps the spear

      and burns the chariots in the fire.

10  ‘Be still, and know that I am God; ♦︎

   I will be exalted among the nations;

      I will be exalted in the earth.’

11  The Lord of hosts is with us; ♦︎

   the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

 

Psalm 47

1  Clap your hands together, all you peoples; ♦︎

   O sing to God with shouts of joy.

2  For the Lord Most High is to be feared; ♦︎

   he is the great King over all the earth.

3  He subdued the peoples under us ♦︎

   and the nations under our feet.

4  He has chosen our heritage for us, ♦︎

   the pride of Jacob, whom he loves.

5  God has gone up with a merry noise, ♦︎

   the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.

6  O sing praises to God, sing praises; ♦︎

   sing praises to our King, sing praises.

7  For God is the King of all the earth; ♦︎

   sing praises with all your skill.

8  God reigns over the nations; ♦︎

   God has taken his seat upon his holy throne.

9  The nobles of the peoples are gathered together ♦︎

   with the people of the God of Abraham.

10  For the powers of the earth belong to God ♦︎

   and he is very highly exalted.

 

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.

A READING

Luke 9: 37-43

On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. Just then a man from the crowd shouted, ‘Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child. Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It throws him into convulsions until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him. I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.’ Jesus answered, ‘You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.’ While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. And all were astounded at the greatness of God.

 

MEDITATION

A period of meditation on the reading follows.

 

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.

 

PRAYER

INTERCESSIONS

Let us pray to the Lord with all our heart and with all our soul.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for all Christian people, that they may live in love and truth.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for all ministers of the Church, and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for peace throughout the world, and for all governments.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for our neighbours and for all our friends.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for those who hate us as we pray for those who love us.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for refugees and prisoners, and for all who are exposed to the dangers of travel.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for all sick people, for the sorrowful and the dying.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us pray for the abundance of the fruits of the earth, and that the poor and hungry may receive a just share.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us remember our brothers and sisters who have entered into eternal rest.

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

 

 

SILENT OR OPEN PRAYER

Let us continue praying in a time of open prayer.

A period of open prayer follows.

 

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

THE COLLECTS

Look down, O Lord,

from your heavenly throne,

illuminate the darkness of this night with your celestial brightness,

and from the children of  light

banish the deeds of  darkness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

O God our Creator,

by whose mercy and might

the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light:

We give into your hands our unfinished tasks,

our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes,

knowing that only those things which you bless will prosper.

To your great love and protection

we commit each other and all for whom we have prayed,

knowing that you alone are our sure defender,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

 

COMMON COLLECT

Lord Almighty,

come and scatter the darkness of our hearts

by the light of your presence;

that we may know you the Light of the world

and the one true God,

blessed this night and for evermore. Amen.

 

THE ENDING

DISMISSAL

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

BLESSING

May the Almighty and merciful God,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

bless us and keep us. Amen.

Select Vestry

Congratulations and thanks to all who were appointed/elected at the Easter Vestry of Killiskey Parish:

 

Rector’s Churchwarden: Stella Mew

People’s Churchwarden: Lesley Rue

Rector’s Glebewarden: David Harte

People’s Glebewarden: John Smyth

Other Select Vestry Members: Lisa Armstrong, Hazel Bayley, Patricia Butler, Bernadette Glover, Scott Golden (Hon Treasurer), Celia Grant, Tim Hicks, Amanda Mooney, Michael Norman, Ivan Sheane, Lucy Tottenham and Freda Yagüe (Hon Secretary).

 

Grateful thanks go to Richard Henderson, the outgoing Rector’s Glebewarden who contributed so much to the Select Vestry over twenty-five years. Hopefully after a well-earned break, he might assist again. Also to Juliet Belton who had served as a Churchwarden and Select Vestry member for a number of years, a lady whose gift for crafts has been used in the service of the parish and who is one of a number of wonderful volunteers in the parish shop.

WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY: COMPLINE

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Jan 12, 2022 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY: COMPLINE

 

PREPARATION

OPENING PRAYER

Stand

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

 

A SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE

Brethren, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith.

1 Peter 5: 8, 9

 

VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Thanks be to God.

 

O 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 WORD OF GOD

 

PSALM

Psalm 134

1 Behold now, praise the Lord, ■

all ye servant of the Lord.

2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord ■

even in the courts of the house of our God.

3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary ■

and praise the Lord.

4 The Lord that made heaven and earth ■

give thee blessing out of Zion.

 

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

St. Luke 11:33-36

‘No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar, but on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but if it is not healthy, your body is full of darkness. Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.’

 

ADDRESS

 

RESPONSORY

Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

For thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

 

HYMN

Before the ending of the day,

creator of the world, we pray

that thou with wonted love wouldst keep

thy watch around us while we sleep.

 

O let no evil dreams be near,

or phantoms of the night appear;

our ghostly enemy restrain,

lest aught of sin our bodies stain.

 

Thy glory, Christ, is manifest;

all peoples, Lord, by thee are blessed;

whom with the Father, we adore,

and Holy Spirit, evermore. Amen.

 

 

VERSICLE AND RESPONSE

 

The following responsory may be said:

Keep me as the apple of an eye.

Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.

Preserve us, O Lord, 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 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, ■

according to thy word.

2 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, ■

which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

3 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.

 

Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

 

PRAYER

Let us pray.

 

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

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.

 

Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers,

to be praised and glorified above all for ever;

 

Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Let us praise him and magnify him for ever.

 

Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of  heaven

to be praised and glorified above all for ever.

 

The Almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing.

Amen.

 

CONFESSION

 

A prayerful examination of the past day may be undertaken after which the following or other suitable words of penitence may be used

We confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

That we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, Through our own

grievous fault. Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.

Almighty God, have mercy upon us, Forgive us all our sins, Deliver us

from all evil, Confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, And bring us

to life everlasting; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The priest, when present, pronounces the absolution.

May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and remission of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us

that thy people may rejoice in thee?

O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us

and grant us thy salvation.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.

O Lord, hear our prayer

and let our cry come unto thee.

Let us pray.

 

THE COLLECTS

Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord, our homes, and drive away all the snares of  the enemy; Let thy holy angels dwell therein  to  preserve  us  in  peace; and  may  thy  blessing  be  upon  us  evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people which call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE ENDING

 

DISMISSAL

We will lay us down in peace and take our rest.

For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.

 

The Lord be with you

and with thy spirit.

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

BLESSING

May Christ, who heals us through his blood, bless us.

May he restore in us whatever is lacking in our faith

and set us at liberty to worship him in freedom

through our words and deeds. Amen.

 

 

Online Booking for Christmas Services

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the number who may attend the
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services is limited to 75. Places at
these services need to be pre-booked. If you turn up without a
ticket, you are likely to be disappointed. Booking can be done via the
parish Facebook and website. No more than 5 per booking is permitted.

The links to bookings for services in Nun’s Cross are:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/christmas-eve-service-2021-tickets-217638662097

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/10-am-christmas-day-service-2021-tickets-217640136507

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/1130-am-christmas-day-service-2021-tickets-217640317047

Places at the midnight service in Wicklow may be booked here:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/220164707567

For those who are unable to attend, services will be livestreamed.

If you run into any difficulty booking your tickets please contact Sinead at wicklowandkilliskeycoi@outlook.com

Service of the Word – 11th August 2021

Time: Aug 11, 2021 07:30 PM Dublin

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An Evening Service of the Word – 11th August 2021

 

 

The Greeting

 

The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you                    And also with you  

 

 

Opening Prayer

 

O Lord, we call to you; Come to us quickly    Hear us when we cry to you

 

Let our prayers rise before you like incense Let our lifted hands be like an evening sacrifice

 

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 Penitence.

 

Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts.

In his light let us examine ourselves and confess our sins.

 

All – Lord God, we have sinned against you;

we have done evil in your sight. We are sorry and repent.

Have mercy on us according to your love.

Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.

Renew a right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of your salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Absolution – May the God of love bring us back to himself,

forgive us our sins and assure us of his eternal life

in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

 

Praise

Blessed are you, Lord our 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 time has fully come

you sent the Sun of Righteousness

In him the fullness of your glory dwells.

To you be glory and praise for ever.

Psalm 20

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;

may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,

but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!

 Amen 

 

 

The Gospel Reading – John 6 v 35 – 41

 

35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.

37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.

40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

 

 

Few Thoughts

 

 

Musical reflection – Here is bread, here is wine.

 

Here is bread, here is wine, Christ is with us, He is with us,

break the bread, taste the wine, Christ is with us here.

 

Here is grace, here is peace, Christ is with us, He is with us,

Know his grace, find his peace, feast on Jesus here,

 

In this bread there is healing, in this cup there’s life for ever,

In this moment by the Spirit, Christ is with us here.

 

Here we are, joined in one, Christ is with us, he is with us,

We’ll proclaim till he comes, Jesus crucified.

In this bread there is healing, in this cup there’s life forever,

in this moment by the Spirit, Christ is with us here.

 

 

The Prayers

 

We pray to the Lord: in faith we pray.                       We pray to you our God

 

That the rest of this day may be holy, peaceful and full of your presence; in faith we pray.                                                                                   We pray to you our God

 

That the work we have done and the people we have met today may bring us closer to you; 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 the 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

 

(Silent prayers for those known to us in near of God’s healing balm at the moment)

 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and 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.  

 

 

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

 

 

Concluding Prayer and Blessing.

 

In darkness and in light, in trouble and in joy, help us, heavenly Father, to trust your love, to serve your purpose, and to praise your name and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with you and remain with you always. Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening Prayer 14 July

Topic: Evening Prayer 14 July

Time: Jul 14, 2021 07:30 PM

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Wednesday 14 July 2021: Evening Prayer

GREETING
Let us worship God.
O Lord, open thou our lips.
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
In everything make your requests known to God in prayer and petition with thanksgiving.
Philippians 4: 6

ADORATION
Blessed are you, Lord God, our Father, for ever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the
power, the glory and the victory and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and the earth is yours.
Yours is the Kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. And now we thank you, our
God, and praise your glorious name.

CONFESSION
Let us in silence examine ourselves before Almighty God.
After a period of silence the Minister says:
Let us humbly confess our sins.
Gracious God, our loving heavenly Father, we confess to you and in the sight of the whole company
of heaven that we have deeply sinned by what we have thought and said and done. We know our
transgression and our sin is ever before us. Hide your face from our sins, we pray and blot out our
iniquities.
Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world.
Have mercy on us.
You take away the sin of the world.
Receive our prayer.

HYMN CH560: “Alone with none but thee, my God” (adapted)
Alone with none but thee, my God,
I journey on my way:
what need I fear when thou art near,
O King of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand,
than if a host should round me stand.
The child of God can fear no ill,
his chosen, dread no foe;
’tis not from chance our comfort springs,
thou art our trust, O King of kings.
My destined time is fixed by thee,
and death doth know his hour;
did warriors strong around me throng,
they could not stay his power:
No walls of stone can man defend
when thou thy messenger dost send.My life I yield to thy decree,
and bow to thy control
in peaceful calm, for from thine arm
no power can wrest my soul:
could earthly omens e’er appal
a man that heeds the heavenly call?
Attrib. Columba (c.520-597)

THE WORD OF GOD
Psalm 142
I cry aloud to the Lord; ♦︎
to the Lord I make my supplication.
I pour out my complaint before him ♦︎
and tell him of my trouble.
When my spirit faints within me, you know my path; ♦︎
in the way wherein I walk have they laid a snare for me.
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.
I cry out to you, O Lord, and say: ♦︎
‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
‘Listen to my cry, for I am brought very low; ♦︎
save me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.
‘Bring my soul out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name; ♦︎
when you have dealt bountifully with me,
then shall the righteous gather around me.’
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.
Luke 7: 31-35
‘To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children
sitting in the market-place and calling to one another,
“We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we wailed, and you did not weep.”
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, “He has a demon”; the
Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of taxcollectors and sinners!” Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children.’

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Let your gospel come to us not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit, and in great assurance;
that with humble, teachable, and obedient hearts we may receive what you have revealed and do always that
which you have commanded; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

ADDRESS
Silence for Meditation

PRAYERS
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Let us pray.Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Our Father, who is in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
O Lord, show your mercy upon us;
and grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide and defend our rulers;
and give them wisdom from above.
Endue your ministers with righteousness
and make your chosen people joyful.
O Lord, save your people
and bless your inheritance.
Give peace in our time, O Lord,
because there is none other that rules the world,
but only you, O God.
O God, make clean our hearts within us;
and take not your Holy Spirit from us.

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
Pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER OF THANSGIVING
Almighty and everlasting God: we give thanks unto you,
the Lord of heaven and earth and the Giver of all good things.
We bless you for the many gifts which you in your loving-kindness
bestow upon us day by day, for your watchful care over us, your children,
and your faithfulness that never wavers.
But most of all we thank you for the gift of your Son, your only beloved, our Saviour.
We praise you for his holy incarnation, his perfect life on earth among mankind,
his precious sufferings and death, his glorious resurrection and ascension,
and his continuing intercession and rule at your right hand.
We thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit,
for his work of grace in your Church and in our hearts
and for the promise of everlasting life.Fill us with love for you, who first loved us and enable us to offer ourselves,
all that we are and all that we have, in your service:
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Visit the company of your people with your grace, O God,
and fill us with the confidence that comes from your presence,
that in all things we may set the light of your compassion before people.
Grant that no one who is hungry may go without food at our hands,
none who is naked without clothing,
none who is thirsty without water,
none who is lonely without company,
none who is frightened without encouragement,
none who is bereaved without comfort,
none who is oppressed without justice,
none who walks in darkness apart from you without the kindly light of your gospel.
Let us never, O God, disgrace the name by which we are called. Amen.
Almighty God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ went about doing good,
and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people:
Continue, we pray you, that his gracious work among us.
Cheer and heal the sick;
to doctors and nurses grant skill, sympathy and patience;
and send down your blessing on all who labour to prevent suffering
and to forward the purposes of love;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Our gracious Father, we praise and magnify your name
for all your saints and martyrs, who have confessed you in their lives
and remained faithful unto death.
Grant us also to follow them as they have followed Christ,
and finally with them to inherit the kingdom prepared for all those
who have remained steadfast in faith and obedient to your commands,
through the enabling power of Jesus Christ your Son,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all glory for ever. Amen.

SALUTATION
Will you go forth to serve the Lord?
By the grace of God we will.
The Lord be with you.
The Lord bless you.

BENEDICTION
May the God of peace,
who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
make us perfect in all goodness, so that we may do his will,
and may he make of us what he would have us be,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever!
Amen

Evening Prayer 7th July 2021

 

 

 

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Jul 7, 2021 07:30 PM London

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Evening Prayer

7  July, 2021.

 

Preparation

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

Psalm 85:6,7,9-11,13

O God, will you not give us life again,

that your people may rejoice in you.

Show us your mercy, O Lord,

and grant us your salvation.

Truly, his salvation is near to those who fear him,

that his glory may dwell in our land.

Mercy and truth are met together,

righteousness and truth have kissed each other;

Truth shall spring up from the earth

and righteousness look down from heaven.

Righteousness shall go before him

and direct his steps in the way.

 

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.

 

Opening prayer

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful, let us pray with one heart and mind.

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God, so may your mercy come down upon us to cleanse our hearts and set us free to sing your praise now and for ever.

 

 

 

 

The word of God

St. John7:1-6

After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He did not wish to go about in Judea because the Jews were looking for an opportunity to kill him. Now the Jewish festival of Booths was near. So his brothers said to him, ‘Leave here and go to Judea so that your disciples also may see the works you are doing; for no one who wants to be widely known acts in secret. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.’ (For not even his brothers believed in him.) Jesus said to them, ‘My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil. Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come.’ After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

Address

 

Canticle: Magnificat

My soul doth magnify the Lord.

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden: For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.

And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.

He hath shewed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.

He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.

He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel:

As he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.

Setting by George Dyson

 

 

Prayers of intercession

Prayers may be offered:

for peace

for individuals & their needs

for all who work in hospitality

for all who work in health care

for victims and perpetrators of crime

for the work of aid agencies throughout the world

for those living in poverty or under oppression

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

 

The Conclusion

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.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Evening Prayer 26th May 2021

Topic: Evening Prayer

Time: May 26, 2021 07:30 PM Dublin

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Blessed be our God for all time, now and for evermore. Amen.

Glory to you, our God, glory be to you, Holy Spirit, Comforter, treasure of all goodness and giver of life, come and dwell in us, cleanse us from all sin, and in your love bring us to salvation.

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy on us.

Psalm 104 v 24 – 36

24 O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there,
living things both small and great.

26 There go the ships and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

27 These all look to you to give them their food in due season;
28 when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand,                      they are filled with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
30 When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works
32 who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul. Praise the Lord!

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.

 

Reading – John 20 v 19 – 23 – Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

 

Meditation.

Musical ReflectionDeep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and stars pour their healing light on you. Deep peace of Christ, of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you

 

PRAYERS – Let us pray:

For the Church and your people Lord, that they will serve you faithfully with humility, holiness and vision.

Lord of Peace                      Hear our prayer.

 

For our President and members of government and all world leaders,

that they will promote peace and justice, freedom and human well-being.

Lord of Peace                      Hear our prayer.

 

For those places in the world where food is scarce and poverty is common or life is dangerous, we pray that conditions will improve for all who struggle,

Lord of Peace                      Hear our prayer.

 

For our families and all who are close to us, that they will be protected from harm and guided in the right way.

Lord of Peace                      Hear our prayer.

 

For those who are ill or in pain; suffering at home or in hospital, for those undergoing treatment or tests, that they will be comforted and healed.

Lord of Peace                      Hear our prayer.

 

For those parted from someone they love, in recent times or in the distance past. May they be comforted in love, and lifted by hope in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord of Peace                      Hear our prayer.

 

Let us continue praying in silence                      (Silence is kept)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER 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 forever. Amen.

 

A Prayer for Peace in the Land of the Holy One

God of creation and of re-creation, we call on you for the gift of peace in these times of sorrow and of devastation in the Land of The Holy One.
We bring before you all those who suffer and all those who respond to their cry for compassion and understanding, for dignity and justice.
We pray for those who are injured and maimed, whose families are ripped apart and whose homes and livelihoods are gone. Our prayer and our hope, Lord God are for the sound of harmony and the voice of humanity. We ask in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Common Collect

Lord Almighty, come and scatter the darkness of our hearts by the light of your presence: that we may know you, the Light of the world and the one true God, blessed this night and for evermore. Amen

Let us bless the Lord

Thanks be to God

May the Almighty and merciful God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us this night.  Amen.