Easter Vigil

There will be a recording of the Easter Vigil available on the Killiskey YouTube channel from 7pm on Saturday 3rd which will include scripture readings, prayers and solos (including one from Revd Jack Kinkead)

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Wicklow and Killiskey Parishes

 Easter Liturgy

 Saturday 3rd April 2021 via YouTube

 


The Service of Light

 

Candles are lit.

 

The Revd Ken Rue says

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

on this most holy night,

when our Lord Jesus Christ passed from death to life,

the Church invites her children throughout the world

to come together in vigil and prayer.

This is the Passover of the Lord.

We remember his death and resurrection

by hearing his word and celebrating his mysteries,

confident that we shall share his victory over death

and live with him for ever in God.

 

The new fire is kindled.

 

Let us pray.

 

Eternal God,

who made this most holy night

to shine with the brightness of your one true light:

set us aflame with the fire of your love,

and bring us to the radiance of your heavenly glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

May the light of Christ, rising in glory,

banish all darkness from our hearts and minds.

 

Robin Heather is handed the Easter candle. He enters the church building, followed by the Revd Ken Rue. They pause just inside the entrance.

 

Robin Heather raises the Easter Candle and intones

 

(At the Porch)

The light of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

(Midway up the aisle)

The light of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

(At the crossing)

The light of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

Revd Ken Rue: We listen to the Easter Proclamation

 

The Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) sung by Robin Heather

Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!

O Universe, dance around God’s throne!

Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!

Sound the victorious trumpet of salvation!

 

Rejoice, O earth, in glory, revealing the splendour of your creation,

radiant in the brightness of your triumphant King!

Christ has conquered! Now his life and glory fill you!

Darkness vanishes for ever!

 

Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory!

The risen Saviour, our Lord of life, shines upon you!

Let all God’s people sing and shout for joy.

 

It is right and good that with hearts and minds and voices

we should praise you, Father almighty, the unseen God,

through your only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,

who has saved us by his death,

paid the price of Adam’s sin,

and reconciled us once again to you.

 

For this is the Passover feast,

when Christ, the true Lamb of God, is slain

whose blood consecrates the homes of all the faithful.

 

This is the night when you first saved our ancestors,

freeing Israel from her slavery

and leading her safely through the sea.

 

This is the night when Jesus Christ vanquished hell,

broke the chains of death

and rose triumphant from the grave.

 

This is the night when all who believe in him are freed from sin,

restored to grace and holiness,

and share the victory of Christ.

 

This is the night that gave us back what we had lost;

beyond our deepest dreams

you made even our sin a happy fault.

 

Most blessed of all nights!

Evil and hatred are put to flight and sin is washed away,

lost innocence regained, and mourning turned to joy.

 

Night truly blessed, when hatred is cast out,

peace and justice find a home, and heaven is joined to earth

and all creation reconciled to you.

 

Therefore, heavenly Father, in this our Easter joy

accept our sacrifice of praise, your Church’s solemn offering.

Grant that this Easter Candle may make our darkness light.

 

For Christ the morning star has risen in glory;

Christ is risen from the dead and his flame of love still burns within us!

Christ sheds his peaceful light on all the world!

Christ lives and reigns for ever and ever! Amen.

The Vigil

 

INTRODUCTION TO VIGIL READINGS

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

let us now listen attentively to the word of God,

recalling how he saved his people throughout history,

and in the fullness of time,

sent his own Son to be our Redeemer.

 

The First Reading read by Daniel Healy

Crossing the Red Sea

Exodus 14: 10-31; 15: 20-21

As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, ‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, “Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians”? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.’ But Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.’

 

Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. But you lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the Israelites may go into the sea on dry ground. Then I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and so I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army, his chariots, and his chariot drivers. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.’

 

The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. At the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, ‘Let us flee from the Israelites, for the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.’ Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.’ So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the Lord tossed the Egyptians into the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained. But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great work that the Lord did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the Lord and believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.

 

Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. And Miriam sang to them:
‘Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.’

 

Hymn: Thanks & Praise 150 “There is a higher throne” sung by Scott Golden

There is a higher throne

than all this world has known,

where faithful ones from every tongue

will one day come.

Before the Son we’ll stand,

made faultless through the Lamb;

believing hearts find promised grace:

salvation comes.

 

Hear heaven’s voices sing;

their thunderous anthem rings

through emerald courts and sapphire skies.

their praises rise.

All glory, wisdom, power,

strength, thanks, and honour are

to God, our King who reigns on high

for evermore.

 

And there we’ll find our home,

our life before the throne;

we’ll honour Him in perfect song

where we belong.

He’ll wipe each tear-stained eye,

as thirst and hunger die;

the Lamb becomes our Shepherd King:

we’ll reign with Him.

Keith Getty (b. 1974)

and Kristin Getty (b. 1980)

 

Response: The Lord is my strength and my might.

He has become my salvation.

 

Collect: Lord God our redeemer,

who heard the cry of your people and sent your servant Moses to lead them out of slavery:

free us from the tyranny of sin and death and, by the leading of your Spirit,

bring us to our promised land; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Psalm 114 read by Stephen and Sally Smith

1    When Israel came out of Egypt,  ♦

the house of Jacob from a people of a strange tongue,

2    Judah became his sanctuary,  ♦

Israel his dominion.

3    The sea saw that, and fled;  ♦

Jordan was driven back.

4    The mountains skipped like rams,  ♦

the little hills like young sheep.

5    What ailed you, O sea, that you fled?  ♦

O Jordan, that you were driven back?

6    You mountains, that you skipped like rams,  ♦

you little hills like young sheep?

7    Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,  ♦

at the presence of the God of Jacob,

8    Who turns the hard rock into a pool of water,  ♦

the flint-stone into a springing well.

 

Response: I will sing to the Lord,

who has triumphed gloriously.

 

Collect: Blessed are you, Lord, God of our salvation. You heard the agony of your people as they cried out from slavery and you gave Moses to lead them to a land flowing with milk and honey. Hear the cry of the enslaved and the homeless today and lead us through the turbulent sea of life to our true home with you, O Lord, our maker and redeemer. Amen.

THE EASTER ACCLAMATION

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 

A joyful fanfare is played on the organ

 

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS (sung by Tim Hicks)

Revd Ken Rue: The lights are turned on as we prepare to praise God in the words of the

Gloria in Excelsis

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to God’s people on earth.

 

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father,

receive our prayer.

 

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to God’s people on earth. Amen.

 

The Second Reading:  Read by Stella Mew

Dying and Rising with Christ

Romans 6: 3-11

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

 

Hymn: CH 247 “When I survey the wondrous cross” (vs 1, 2 and 4) sung by Patricia Butler

When I survey the wondrous cross

on which the Prince of Glory died;

my richest gain I count but loss,

and pour contempt on all my pride.

 

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,

save in the death of Christ, my God;

all the vain things that charm me most,

I sacrifice them to his blood.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,

that were an offering far too small;

love so amazing, so divine,

demands my soul, my life, my all.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

based on Galatians 6: 14;

Philippians 3: 7-8

 

Response: Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?

 

Revd Ken Rue: Let us pray that we may reign with the risen Christ in glory.

 

We keep silence for a few moments.

 

Collect: Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death

to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin

and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity. Amen.

 

The Gospel Reading: Read by Revd Ken Rue

The Resurrection of Jesus

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.

Alleluia.

He has defeated the powers of death.

Alleluia.

Jesus turns our sorrow into dancing.

Alleluia.

He has the words of eternal life.

Alleluia.

 

Mark 16: 1-8

Hear the Gospel of our Saviour Christ according to St Mark, Chapter 16, beginning at verse 1

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

 

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’ So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

Collect: Blessed are you, sanctifier of time and space, maker of dancing quarks and ancient quasars, of energy and element, your saving love endures for ever; as your holy light pierces the cold darkness of death and chaos; may the glorious radiance of resurrection dispel the shadows in our lives and conform us more closely to your risen Christ, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honour, praise and glory. Amen.

 

Hymn: Thanks & Praise 89 “This is the night of new beginnings” sung by Revd Jack Kinkead

This is the night of new beginnings.

This is the night when heaven meets earth.

This is the night filled with God’s glory,

promise of our new birth!

 

Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.

Shine through the darkness.

Christ, be our light!

Shine in your Church Gathered today.

 

This is the night Christ our Redeemer

rose from the grave triumphant and free,

leaving the tomb of evil and darkness,

empty for all to see.

 

Now will the fire kindled in darkness

burn to dispel the shadows of night.

Star of the morning, Jesus our Saviour,

you are the world’s true light!

 

Sing of the hope deeper than dying.

Sing of the power stronger than death.

Sing of the love endless as heaven,

dawning throughout the earth.

 

Into this world morning is breaking.

All of God’s people, lift up your voice.

Cry out with joy, tell out the story,

all of the earth rejoice!

Bernadette Farrell (b. 1957)

 

PRAYERS

On this holy night when Jesus Christ rose from the dead

and restored our life of grace

we turn to God our Father in prayer

asking for all our needs:

 

For all who believe in the Resurrection,

that through our sharing in the life of the Risen Lord,

this Easter may mark for us a new beginning in our life of faith.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

For peace in our world, that the peace promised by the Lord

will become a reality for all people.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

For all those baptised

that they may continue to grow in faith and love of God.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

That the people of every nation may come to share the joy of this night,

and that the Good News of the death and Resurrection of Christ

may gladden the hearts of all.

Lord in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

That we may come to live forever in Christ

with those whose lifelong vigil for the Lord has ended

remembering that Christ has destroyed the power of death

and opened the gates of heaven to all.

Lord in your mercy,

hear our prayer.

 

God our Father,

as we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ your Son

we ask you to strengthen us in faith

that we may proclaim the pardon and peace you have given us.

We make this prayer through Jesus Christ

who is Lord for ever and ever. Amen

 

Closing Hymn: CH 288 “Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son” sung by Scott Golden

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
endless is the victory Thou o’er death hast won;
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away
kept the folded grave-clothes, where Thy body lay:

Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.

Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is nought without Thee: aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through Thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.

The Dismissal

 

PEACE

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said,

Peace be with you. Then were they glad when they saw the Lord.

John 20: 19, 20

BLESSING

God the Father,

by whose glory Christ was raised from the dead,

raise you up to walk with him in the newness of his risen life:

and the blessing of God Almighty,

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

be with you and remain with you always. Amen.

 

DISMISSAL

With the risen life of Christ within you, go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

Tuesday in Holy Week

Topic: Tuesday in Holy Week
Time: Mar 30, 2021 07:30 PM London

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Tuesday of Holy Week – 30th March 2021

Opening Responses                                                         

We come to you to hear words …. Words full of meaning, rather than empty chatter

And to take them into our hearts

We come to you to learn what is important and to put to one side, the less important and the unnecessary

And to take it all into our hearts

We come to you to see your words, words of action

And to take the vision into our hearts

We come to you to feel your words, words of compassion, touching the core of our beings

And to take your touch into our hearts

 

The Collect for Tuesday in Holy Week

O God, who by the passion of your blessed Son, made an instrument of shameful death, to be for us the means of life: grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer pain and loss for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ: who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever Amen.

 

Psalm 71 verses 1 – 14 – A Prayer to God for help in old age.     

Appeal for help.

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil       and cruel.

Confession that the Lord has always been his hope.

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.
From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
I will ever praise you.
I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendour all day long.

Prayer for continual help in waning years.

Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, “God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him.” 12 Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.
13 May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.

 

Central confession of unfaltering hope.

 

14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.

 

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.

God’s Word to Us – John 12 verses 20 – 36                                    

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.

23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.

27 “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say — “Father, save me from this hour” No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people[a] to myself.” 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.

34 The crowd answered him, “We have heard from the law that the Messiah[b] remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?”

35 Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

 

Reflection

Music – The Servant King by Graham Kendrick                             

From heaven you came helpless babe, entered our world, your glory veiled
Not to be served but to serve, and give Your life that we might live

This is our God, The Servant King, He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering, Of worship to The Servant King

There in the garden of tears, my heavy load he chose to bear
His heart with sorrow was torn, ‘Yet not My will but Yours, ‘ He said

This is our God, The Servant King, He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering, Of worship to The Servant King

Come see His hands and His feet, the scars that speak of sacrifice
Hands that flung stars into space, to cruel nails surrendered

This is our God, The Servant King, He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering, Of worship to The Servant King

The Prayers                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Greeks wanted to see Jesus….                 May we see Jesus….

May we open our eyes and look for him in the most unlikely of people and places…

To see him in the unlovely and the unlovable as well as the lovely…

Lord, we look to you for guidance                              Lead us forward in faith

 

The people did not really understand Jesus …                       we bring you our lack of faith…

our failure to follow and serve you ….                       Our refusal to trust your words…

Lord, we look to you for guidance                              Lead us forward in faith

 

Jesus’ soul was troubled…we pray for all tonight whose hearts, minds or souls are troubled..

the ill, the bereaved, the anxious…                those living in fear, those who fear the future

Lord, we look to you for guidance                              Lead us forward in faith

 

Jesus promises to draw all people to himself …

We remember those who have drawn us to Jesus …. drawn us to God…

Our parents, grandparents, teachers, ministers, youth leaders .…….

and we thank God for their faithfulness …..               Help us to be faithful too…

Lord, we look to you for guidance                              Lead us forward in faith

 

Jesus tells us to believe in the light…..           May we become children of light….

Following Jesus’ way in our daily lives….         By the power of the Holy Spirit…

Lord, we look to you for guidance                              Lead us forward in faith

 

A time of open Prayer………

As our Saviour Christ has taught us so we pray –

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

 

The Blessing for Passiontide and Holy Week

Christ draw you to himself and grant that you find in his cross, a sure ground for faith, a firm support for hope, and the assurance of sins forgiven: and the Blessing of God Almighty, The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.                      Amen

 

 

Easter

My mother woke us that Sunday –

her voice a bell proclaiming spring.

We rose diving into our clothes, newly bought.

We took turns standing before mirrors,

combing, staring at our new selves.

Sinless from forty days of desert,

sinless from good confessions,

we drove to church in a red pickup,

bright and red and waxed for the special occasion.

Clean, polished as apples,

the yellow-dressed girls in front with Mom and Dad;

the boys in back, our hair blowing free in the warming wind.

Winter gone away.

At Mass, the choir singing loud:

ragged notes from ragged angel’s voices;

ancient hymns sung in crooked Latin.

The priest, white robed, raised his palms toward God,

opened his mouth in awe: “Alleluia!”

The unspoken word of Lent let loose in flight.

Alleluia and incense rising,

my mother wiping her tears from words she’d heard;

my brother and I whispering names of statues

lining the walls of the church.

Bells ringing, Mass ending,

we running to the truck, shiny as shoes going dancing.

Dad driving us to see my grandmother.

There, at her house, I asked about the new word I’d heard: resurrection. “Death, death,” she said, her hands moving downward,

“the cross – that is death.”

And then she laughed: “The dead will rise.”

Her upturned palms moved skyward as she spoke.

“The dead will rise.”

She moved her hands toward me,

wrapped my face with touches, and laughed again.

The dead will rise.

 

Benjamin Alire Sáenz (1954 – )

Evening Prayer February 3rd

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Topic: Evening Prayer
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WEDNESDAY 3 FEBRUARY. EVENING PRAYER.

 GREETING

Welcome in the name of Christ. God’s grace, mercy, and peace be with you.

And also with you.

 PREPARATION

Through Christ let us offer our sacrifice of praise to God.

Let our lips proclaim his praise.

Let our prayers rise up before God like incense.

Let our lifted hands be like an evening sacrifice.

 PENITENCE

The divisions brought about by human sin and pride are matters of great sorrow for us all. Therefore let us confess our sins, and ask for God’s forgiveness and guidance

Silence is kept

 God be merciful and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

May your ways be known on earth, your saving power to all nations.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

You, Lord, have made known your salvation, and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 The almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon and forgiveness of all our sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouths shall 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.

THE WORD OF GOD

 A READING

Romans 12:1-5

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.

ADDRESS

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 Ghost;

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

Herbert Sumsion

PRAISE

God is light.

In God there is no darkness.

If we live in the light,

as God is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another

and the fellowship of Christ, who redeems us from sin.

 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

Creator God, who in the beginning commanded the light to shine out of darkness: We pray that the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, shine into the hearts of all your people, and reveal the knowledge of your glory, in the face of 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.

Evening Prayer January 20th 2021

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Jan 20, 2021 07:30 PM Dublin

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 GREETING

Welcome in the name of Christ. God’s grace, mercy, and peace be with you.

And also with you.

 PREPARATION

Through Christ let us offer our sacrifice of praise to God.

Let our lips proclaim his praise.

Let our prayers rise up before God like incense.

Let our lifted hands be like an evening sacrifice.

 PENITENCE

The divisions brought about by human sin and pride are matters of great sorrow for us all. Therefore let us confess our sins, and ask for God’s forgiveness and guidance

Silence is kept

 God be merciful and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

May your ways be known on earth, your saving power to all nations.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

You, Lord, have made known your salvation, and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 The almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon and forgiveness of all our sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouths shall 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.

THE WORD OF GOD

 A READING

St. Luke 18:15-17

People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. But Jesus called for them and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’

ADDRESS

ANTHEM

O nata lux

O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi,
Dignare clemens supplicum laudes precesque sumere.
Qui carne quondam contegi dignatus es pro perditis
Nos membra confer effici Tui beati corporis.

O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world,
mercifully deign to accept the praises and prayers of your suppliants.
O you who once deigned to be hidden in flesh on behalf of the lost,
grant us to be made members of your blessed body.

PRAISE

God is light.

In God there is no darkness.

If we live in the light,

as God is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another

and the fellowship of Christ, who redeems us from sin.

 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, in Christ you make all things new: Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; 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.

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Wednesday 25th November Compline

Topic: Compline
Time: Nov 25, 2020 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER: 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

Ezekiel 33:10-20

Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: ‘Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?’ Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel? And you, mortal, say to your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not save them when they transgress; and as for the wickedness of the wicked, it shall not make them stumble when they turn from their wickedness; and the righteous shall not be able to live by their righteousness when they sin. Though I say to the righteous that they shall surely live, yet if they trust in their righteousness and commit iniquity, none of their righteous deeds shall be remembered; but in the iniquity that they have committed they shall die. Again, though I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die’, yet if they turn from their sin and do what is lawful and right— if the wicked restore the pledge, give back what they have taken by robbery, and walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity—they shall surely live, they shall not die. None of the sins that they have committed shall be remembered against them; they have done what is lawful and right, they shall surely live.

Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just’, when it is their own way that is not just. When the righteous turn from their righteousness, and commit iniquity, they shall die for it. And when the wicked turn from their wickedness, and do what is lawful and right, they shall live by it. Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, I will judge all of you according to your ways!

 

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.

 

All praise be thine, O risen Lord,

from death to endless life restored;

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.

 

Almighty God,

as we stand at the foot of the cross of thy Son,

help us to see and know thy love for us,

so that in humility, love and joy

we may place at his feet

all that we have and all that we are;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. 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.

 

 

 

Morning Prayer Kingship of Christ – 22 November

Topic: Morning Prayer Kingship of Christ

Time: Nov 22, 2020 11:00 AM

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 22nd November 2020 @ 11.00am
MORNING PRAYER 1

THE SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT: THE KINGSHIP OF CHRIST

Opening Hymn: CH281 “Rejoice, the Lord is King!”
Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore;
mortals, give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice! again I say: Rejoice!
Jesus the Saviour reigns,
the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains,
he took his seat above:
His kingdom cannot fail,
he rules o’er earth and heaven;
the keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus given:
He sits at God’s right hand
till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command,
and fall beneath his feet:
Rejoice in glorious hope;
Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take his servants up
to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice;
the trump of God shall sound: Rejoice!
Charles Wesley (1707-88)
based on Philippians 4: 4

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full. Proverbs 19:17
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 95
1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God : and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
8 To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the
wilderness;
9 When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have
not known my ways;
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.
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
Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24
For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As shepherds seek out their
flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to
which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. I will bring them out from the peoples and
gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of
Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. I will feed them with good pasture, and the
mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.
Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.
I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their
shepherd. And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the Lord, have
spoken.

After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: Thanks & Praise 150 “There is a higher throne”
There is a higher throne
than all this world has known
where faithful ones from every tongue
will one day come.
Before the Son we’ll stand,
made faultless through the Lamb;
believing hearts find promised grace:
salvation comes.
Hear heaven’s voices sing,
their thunderous anthem rings
through emerald courts and sapphire skies,
their praises rise.
All glory, wisdom, power,
strength, thanks, and honour are
to God, our King who reigns on high
for evermore.
And there we’ll find our home,
our life before the throne;
we’ll honour Him in perfect song
where we belong.
He’ll wipe each tear-stained eye,
as thirst and hunger die;
the Lamb becomes our Shepherd King;
we’ll reign with Him.
Keith Getty (b. 1974)
and Kristyn Getty (b. 1980)

A LESSON
from the Gospels
Matthew 25: 31-46
‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All
the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the
sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to
those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I
was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I
was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry
and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and
welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”
And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.” Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’
After the reading silence may be kept.

BENEDICTUS
The Song of Zechariah Luke 1: 68-79
1 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
2 And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us
in the house of his servant David;
3 As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets
which have been since the world began;
4 That we should be saved from our enemies,
and from the hands of all that hate us,
5 To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers,
and to remember his holy covenant;
6 To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:
that he would give us,
7 That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies
might serve him without fear,
8 In holiness and righteousness before him
all the days of our life.
9 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;
10 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people,
for the remission of their sins,
11 Through the tender mercy of our God
whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us,
12 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
Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 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
Let us with confidence present our prayers and supplications to the throne of grace. We pray for all those in positions
of power, that they may govern with wisdom and integrity, serving the needs of their people.
May your reign come.
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for the Church, the sign of your reign, that it may extend your welcome to people of every race and
background.
May your kingdom come.
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for Christians of every denomination, that together we may come to understand the royal priesthood you
bestowed on us in baptism.
May your dominion come,
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for those whose commitment to truth brings them into conflict with earthly powers, that they may have the
courage to endure.
May your rule come,
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for this community of faith, that attentive to your word we may always worship in spirit and in truth.
May your reign come,
Lord, hear our prayer.
Loving God, you have taught us that the power of the heart is greater than the power of wealth and might.
Hear us as we pray for the fulfilment of your reign. We ask this through Jesus Christ our King,
to him be glory and power for ever. Amen.

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: CH644 “Faithful Shepherd, feed me”
Faithful Shepherd, feed me
in the pastures green;
faithful Shepherd, lead me
where your steps are seen.
Hold me fast, and guide me
in the narrow way;
so, with you beside me,
I need never stray.
Daily bring me nearer
to the heavenly shore;
may my faith grow clearer,
may I love you more.
Hallow every pleasure,
every gift and pain;
be my only treasure,
all I hope to gain.
Day by day prepare me
as you see is best,
then let angels bear me
to your promised rest.
Thomas Pollock (1836-96) altd.

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

 

Please see below the login details for tomorrow’s evening prayer service for posting to the parish websites.

 

PLEASE NOTE AND UNDERLINE THE FACT THAT THE MEETING WILL BE AT 7PM AND NOT 7.30PM AS NORMAL

(Unfortunately I need to be at another zoom meeting at 7.30pm tomorrow)

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.

 

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.