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Compline 12 May 2021

Topic: Compline 12 May 2021

Time: May 12, 2021 07:30 PM

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WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021:  COMPLINE

 

PREPARATION

OPENING PRAYER

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 15           

1    Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle?  ♦

Who may rest upon your holy hill?

2    Whoever leads an uncorrupt life  ♦

and does the thing that is right;

3    Who speaks the truth from the heart  ♦

and bears no deceit on the tongue;

4    Who does no evil to a friend  ♦

and pours no scorn on a neighbour;

5    In whose sight the wicked are not esteemed,  ♦

but who honours those who fear the Lord.

6    Whoever has sworn to a neighbour  ♦

and never goes back on that word;

7    Who does not lend money in hope of gain,  ♦

nor takes a bribe against the innocent;

8    Whoever does these things  ♦

shall never fall.

 

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

Mark 16: 19-20

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it.

ADDRESS

 

RESPONSORY

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

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

HYMN (SAID)

SHEPHERD OF TENDER YOUTH

Shepherd of tender youth,

guiding in love and truth

through winding ways:

Christ, our triumphant King,

we come your name to sing;

here we our children bring

to shout your praise.

 

You are our holy Lord,

the all-subduing Word,

healer of strife;

you did yourself abase,

that from sin’s deep disgrace

you might now save our race,

and give us life.

 

Forever be our Guide,

our Shepherd and our guide,

our staff and song;

Jesus, O Christ of God,

by your enduring Word,

lead us where you have trod,

make our faith strong.

 

VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

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

Kneel

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 words of penitence are said

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.

 

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

Almighty God,

by triumphing over the powers of darkness

Christ has prepared a place for us in the new Jerusalem:

may we, who give thanks for his resurrection,

praise him in the eternal city

of which he is the light;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Almighty God,

thou givest us the joy of celebrating our Lord’s resurrection.

Bestow on us also the joys of life in thy service,

and bring us at last to the full joy of eternal life,

through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. 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.

 

 

Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening

into the house and gate of heaven,

to enter into that gate and dwell in that house,

where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light;

no noise nor silence, but one equal music;

no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession;

no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity:

in the habitations of thy majesty and glory, world without end. Amen.

 

BLESSING

May the risen Lord Jesus bless us.

May he watch over us and renew us

as he renews the whole of creation.

May our hearts and lives echo his love. Amen.

Morning Prayer Easter 6 9th May 2021

Topic: Morning Prayer Easter 6

Time: May 9, 2021 11:00 AM

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 9th May 2021 @ 11.00am
MORNING PRAYER 1
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Opening Hymn: CH335 “Jesus calls us here to meet him”(vs 1-3)
Jesus calls us here to meet him
as, through word and song and prayer,
we affirm God`s promised presence
where his people live and care.
Praise the God who keeps his promise;
praise the son who calls us friends;
praise the spirit who, among us,
to our hopes and fears attends.
Jesus calls us to confess him
Word of life and Lord of all,
sharer of our flesh and frailness
saving all who fail or fall.
Tell his holy human story;
tell his tales that all may hear;
tell the world that Christ in glory
came to earth to meet us here.
Jesus calls us to each other:
vastly different though we are;
Race and colour, class and gender
neither limit nor debar,
Join the hand of friend and stranger;
join the hands of age and youth;
join the faithful and the doubter
in their common search for truth.
John L Bell (b. 1949)
and Graham Maule (1958-2020)

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Christ is risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
1 Corinthians 15: 20
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 ABSOLUTION
Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn
from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power, and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to
his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly
repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his
Holy Spirit, that those things may please him which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be
pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; 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. 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.

A CANTICLE
VENITE 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.

A LESSON
from the Old Testament
Acts 10: 44-48
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had
come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they
heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing
these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of
Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.

THE PSALM
Psalm 98
1 Sing to the Lord a new song, ♦︎
for he has done marvellous things.
2 His own right hand and his holy arm ♦︎
have won for him the victory.
3 The Lord has made known his salvation; ♦︎
his deliverance has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.
4 He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness
towards the house of Israel, ♦︎
and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
5 Sound praises to the Lord, all the earth; ♦︎
break into singing and make music.
6 Make music to the Lord with the lyre, ♦︎
with the lyre and the voice of melody.
7 With trumpets and the sound of the horn ♦︎
sound praises before the Lord, the King.
8 Let the sea thunder and all that fills it, ♦︎
the world and all that dwell upon it.
9 Let the rivers clap their hands ♦︎
and let the hills ring out together before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
10 In righteousness shall he judge the world ♦︎
and the peoples with equity.
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 LESSON
from the New Testament
1 John 5: 1-6
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the
child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the
love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is
born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the
world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood.
And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH515 “A new commandment I give unto you” (sung twice)
‘A new commandment I give unto you,
that you love one another as I have loved you,
that you love one another as I have loved you.
By this shall all know that you are my disciples,
if you have love one for another.
By this shall all know that you are my disciples:
if you have love one for another.’
John 13: 34-35

A LESSON
from the Gospels
John 15: 9-17
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in
my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that
my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay
down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any
longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have
made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I
appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my
name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

JUBILATE Psalm 100
1 O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands;
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
2 Be ye sure that the Lord he is God;
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving
and into his courts with praise:;
be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting,
and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
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
Almighty God,
who hast given thine only Son
to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin,
and also an ensample of godly life;
Give us grace that we may always
most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit,
and also daily endeavour ourselves
to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

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

THE SERMON
Hymn of Faith: CH627 “What A Friend we have in Jesus”
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!Have we trials and temptations?
is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged:
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy-laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Jesus is our only refuge:
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer:
in His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
you will find a solace there.
Joseph Scriven (1819-86)
Prayer: Fr Eamonn Crosson

INTERCESSIONS
Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God because God is love. Let our prayers be an expression of our love
for God and for one another.
Lord, hear us in your love.
For all Christians:
that they may be known by their love for one another.
We pray in faith.
For those who govern the nations of the world:
That they may strive to rid the world of hatred and fear.
We pray in faith.
For those who have known little love in their lives:
that they may experience the healing touch of Christ.
We pray in faith.
For husbands and wives:
that they may persevere in the way of faithful love.
We pray in faith.
For our families:
that they may be characterised by mutual forgiveness and love.
We pray in faith.
For our deceased relatives and friends:
that we may come to share with them in Christ’s glory.
We pray in faith.
For our own special needs which we now pause to remember…
that we may leave all in your loving care
We pray in faith.
Heavenly Father, your Son commanded us to love one another and set us an example by laying down his life for us.
Help us to follow his way of love so that we may taste the joy that only love can bring. We ask this through Christ our
Lord. 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.

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

Doxology: CH63 “All praise to thee, my God” vs 6
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise Him, all creatures here below;
praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Thomas Ken (1637-1711

Evening Prayer 5th May 2021

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Topic: Evening Prayer

Time: May 5, 2021 07:30 PM Dublin

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A LATE EVENING OFFICE – Wednesday 5th May 2021

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 30 – A song. For the dedication of the temple.  Of David.

I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;                                                               you spared me from going down to the pit.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favour lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”
Lord, when you favoured me, you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.

To you, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.”

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;                                                                                               you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

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 14 v 15 – 31 – The Promise of the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.

19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me; 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us be on our way.

Meditation.

 

HYMN – Holy Spirit, come, confirm us,

Holy Spirit, come, confirm us in the truth that Christ makes known;

We have faith and understanding through your helping gifts alone.

 

Holy Spirit, come, console us, come as advocate to plead;

Loving Spirit stand beside us, grant in Christ the help we need.

 

Holy Spirit, come, renew us, come yourself to make us live;

Make us holy through your presence, holy through the gifts you give.

 

Holy Spirit, come, fulfill us, you the love of Three in One;

Bring our lives to full completion through your work in us begun

 

 

PRAYERS – Let us pray,

Holy Spirit, we remember how you worked in the life of the early Church, prompting, guiding, cleansing, invigorating, opening doors to the Gospel and raising up followers ready to make it known through word and deed. Transform the Church,

Holy Spirit                   Bring guidance and wisdom,

 

Holy Spirit, you transformed the lives of the Apostles by your renewing power. You breathed into them new vision, new hope and new faith. Enrich our service,

Holy Spirit                   Increase faith and vision,

Holy Spirit, coming gentle as a dove, we pray for all who long for peace. We think of those in homes racked by tensions, families split by disputes, communities scarred by prejudices and intolerance and countries torn apart by violence and war.

Holy Spirit                   Bring peace and love,

Holy Spirit, we pray for all those who long for change – the poor, the homeless, the hungry, those who are sick, the downtrodden and the oppressed and those who yearn for a new beginning and a fresh start.

Holy Spirit                   Bring healing and renewal,

Holy Spirit, we thank you for your presence among us and your power to bring comfort in times of sorrow, courage in times of fear, peace in times of trouble and hope in times of despair.

Holy Spirit                   Enlighten awareness of your presence,

Holy Spirit, we welcome you afresh in our lives and ask you to open our minds to your guidance, open our hearts to your love and our lives to your purpose.

Holy Spirit                   Pour out your power,

 

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.

 

BLESSING

Sovereign God, send us out in the name of Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit. We have heard your word; now help us to make it known, we have rejoiced in your love; now help us to share it with others. Use us for your will and for your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And the blessing of God Almighty – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be with us and remain with us always.  Amen.

Morning Prayer Easter 5 01 May 2021

 

Topic: Morning Prayer Easter 5

Time: May 2, 2021 11:00 AM Dublin

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Sunday 2nd May 2021 @ 11.00am
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
SERVICE OF MORNING PRAYER

The Gathering of God’s People
GREETING

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Opening Hymn: CH8 “The Lord is king! Lift up your voice” (vs 1, 2, 4 and 6)
The Lord is King! Lift up your voice,
O earth, and all you heavens, rejoice;
from world to world the song shall ring,
‘The Lord omnipotent is king!’
The Lord is king! who then shall dare
resist his will, distrust his care,
or murmur at his wise decrees,
or doubt his royal promises?
God reigns! He reigns with glory crowned;
let Christians make a joyful sound!
And Christ is seated at his side:
the Man of love, the crucified.
One Lord one kingdom all secures;
he reigns, and life and death are yours;
through earth and heaven one song shall ring,
‘The Lord omnipotent is king!’
Josiah Conder (1789-1855) altd.
based on Psalm 97

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth
into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 Peter 1: 3INTRODUCTION
Beloved in Christ,
we come together to offer to Almighty God
our worship and praise and thanksgiving,
to confess our sins and to receive God’s forgiveness,
to hear his holy word proclaimed,
to bring before him our needs and the needs of the world,
and to pray that in the power of his Spirit
we may serve him and know the greatness of his love.

PENITENCE
There is no such thing as a solitary Christian. Every Christian is linked to Christ and to all other
Christians. This is clear from the words we will hear today in the Gospel reading: “I am the vine, you are
the branches.”
This is a beautiful image of closeness and interdependence but it is also a challenging one. Alas, we
sometimes forget the Lord, ignore others, and live for ourselves.
Lord Jesus, you are the vine, we are the branches.
Lord, have mercy.
Separated from you and from one another our lives become barren.
Christ, have mercy.
United with you and with one another our lives become fruitful.
Lord, have mercy.
Proclaiming and Receiving the Word
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.
Praise the Lord.
The Lord’s name be praised.

The First Reading: Acts 8: 26-40
Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down
from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian
eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had
come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet
Isaiah. Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to this chariot and join it.’ So Philip ran up to it and heard
him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. Now the passage of
the scripture that he was reading was this:
‘Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
and like a lamb silent before its shearer,
so he does not open his mouth.
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.’
The eunuch asked Philip, ‘About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about
someone else?’ Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the
good news about Jesus. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said,
‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?’ He commanded the chariot to stop, and
both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. When they came
up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went
on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he
proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
After the reading silence may be kept.

Psalm 22: 25-31
25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation; ♦︎
I will perform my vows
in the presence of those that fear you.
26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; ♦︎
those who seek the Lord shall praise him;
their hearts shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the earth
shall remember and turn to the Lord, ♦︎
and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.
28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s ♦︎
and he rules over the nations.
29 How can those who sleep in the earth
bow down in worship, ♦︎
or those who go down to the dust kneel before him?
30 He has saved my life for himself;
my descendants shall serve him; ♦︎
this shall be told of the Lord for generations to come.
31 They shall come and make known his salvation,
to a people yet unborn, ♦︎
declaring that he, the Lord, has done it.
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 Second Reading: 1 John 4: 7-21
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and
knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among
us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not
that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved,
since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one
another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have
seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the world. God abides in those who
confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. So we have known and believe the love that
God has for us.
God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected
among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgement, because as he is, so are we in this
world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and
whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because he first loved us. Those who say, ‘I
love God’, and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom
they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this:
those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.
After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: Thanks & Praise 65 “In the heart where love is abiding”
In the heart where love is abiding, God is in that heart.
And the love of Christ has made us all of one heart.
Then with joyful and with glad hearts let us thank him.
Let us fear God and remember all his goodness.
Let us love each another with a good and clean heart.
May no quarrelling or dispute come between us.
Let us see your face, O Lord Christ, now among us.
Let us sing with all the angels praise to Jesus.
In a song of joy that wells up from a clean heart.
Paul Wigmore (1925-2014)
based on Ubi Caritas
from the liturgy of Maundy Thursday

The Gospel: John 15: 1-8
‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit.
Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the
word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by
itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the
branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do
nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are
gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for
whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit
and become my disciples.
After the reading silence may be kept.

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

Hymn of Faith: CH611 “Christ be beside me”
Christ be beside me,
Christ be before me,
Christ be behind me,
King of my heart.
Christ be within me,
Christ be below me,
Christ be above me
never to part.
Christ on my right hand,
Christ on my left hand,
Christ all around me
shield in the strife;
Christ in my sleeping,
Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising
light of my life.
Christ be in all hearts
Thinking about me,
Christ be on all tongues
Telling of me.
Christ be the vision
in eyes that see me,
in ears that hear me,
Christ ever be.

James Quinn SJ (1919-2010)
adapted from The Breastplate of St Patrick

The Prayers of the People
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide and defend our rulers
and grant our government wisdom.
Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness
and let your servants shout for joy.
O Lord, save your people
and bless those whom you have chosen.
Give peace in our time, O Lord,
and let your glory be over all the earth.
O God, make clean our hearts within us
and renew us by your Holy Spirit.

THE COLLECTS
THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
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.

COLLECTS AT MORNING PRAYER
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
to know you is eternal life, and to serve you is perfect freedom:
Defend us in all assaults of our enemies,
that we, surely trusting in your protection,
may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everliving God,
we give you thanks for bringing us safely to this day:
Keep us from falling into sin or running into danger,
and in all things guide us to know and do your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

INTERCESSIONS
Christ wanted his followers to be united with him and with one another.
Let us pray that this unity may become a reality.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For the Church:
that you would bind its members together in a community of love.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For our civil leaders:
That they make work to create a society
in which all can enjoy the fruits of freedom, justice and peace.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For those who have cut themselves off from the Christian community:
that they may be drawn back into it.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For the sick and the lonely:
that they may know that they are supported by our prayers and practical care.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For all gathered here:
that the fruits of Christian living may be evident in our lives.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For our own special needs which we bring before you in quietness…
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.Almighty and ever-living God,
Fill our hearts with your love.
Give us grace to rise above our human weakness,
And keep us faithful to you and one another.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Closing Hymn: CH311 “Fruitful trees, the Spirit’s sowing”
Fruitful trees, the Spirit’s sowing,
may we ripen and increase,
fruit to life eternal growing,
rich in love and joy and peace.
Laden branches freely bearing
gifts the Giver loves to bless;
here is fruit that grows by sharing,
patience, kindness, gentleness.
Rooted deep in Christ, our master,
Christ, our pattern and our goal,
teach us, as the years fly faster,
goodness, faith, and self control.
Fruitful trees, the Spirit’s tending,
may we grow till harvests cease;
till we taste, in life unending,
heaven’s love and joy and peace.
Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
based on Galatians 5: 22-23
Going Out as God’s People
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
To the King of Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God,
be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1: 1

Evening Prayer 28th April 2021

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Apr 28, 2021 07:30 PM London

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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

Creator of the world, eternal God,

We have come from many places for a little while.

Redeemer of humanity, God-with-us,

We have come with all our differences, seeking common ground.

Spirit of unity, ever present God,

We have come on journeys of our own, to a place where journeys meet.

So here, let us take time together. For when paths cross and pilgrims gather, there is much to share and celebrate.

In your name, Holy Trinity, pattern of community. Amen.

 

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. Mark 14:26-31

When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. And Jesus said to them, ‘You will all become deserters; for it is written,
“I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.”
But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.’ Peter said to him, ‘Even though all become deserters, I will not.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.’ But he said vehemently, ‘Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.’ And all of them said the same.

ADDRESS

 

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.

 

 

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, whose son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: Raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 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.

 

Ecumenical Bible Week

This year’s Ecumenical Bible Week will be happening online. The programme consists of:

Morning Prayer at 10pm on Monday 24 May organised by Holy Trinity Rathmines.

Panel Discussion with Young Adults on “the Once and Future Church” on Wednesday 26 May at 5pm

A Symposium at 2pm on Thursday 27 May entitled “A Vision for a Better World post-pandemic: Faith into the Future”

Thinking Allowed at 7.30pm on Thursday 27 May at 7.30pm with a panel of faith leaders including Archbishop Michael Jackson, the new Roman Catholic Archbishop (Dermot Farrell) and the incoming President of the Methodist Church Revd Dr Sahr Yambasu. Panellists will speak about their personal dreams of faith into the future.

Sung Lutheran Vespers at 7pm on Sunday 30 May from St Finian’s Lutheran Church, Adelaide Road.

Further details of this year’s programme are available on.bibleweek.ie and on Facebook at://www.facebook.com/bibleweekie/

Youth Clubs

Revd Jack and our area youth worker, Stephen Byford, are continuing to keep in touch with Youth in national and secondary schools via Zoom. If you would like further information please contact Jack.

Planned Giving

Please consider renewing or beginning your financial commitment to Killiskey Parish by way of Planned Giving. By doing this you can maximise the amount of money received by the Parish and greatly assist the Parish to meet its financial commitments. Planned Giving is making a pledge to donate an amount of money regularly over the course of the year whether weekly, monthly, quarterly or by a single donation. Under the tax regulations, the Parish, as a registered charity, can obtain a tax refund from the government for recorded donations from tax payers (PAYE and Self-Assessment) who contribute a minimum of €250 in the tax year. This is the equivalent of €4.81 per week. The parish can claim a further approx. 45% of the amount donated from the government. Cash donations on the plate, while very gratefully received, are not eligible for a tax refund. If you are contributing more than €250 over the course of the year through this method, you might like to consider Planned Giving.

Planned Giving can be done in any one of the following ways:

*The envelope system enables parishioners to donate regular cash amounts which can be recorded for tax refund purposes. Envelopes can be obtained from the churchwardens.

*By setting up a standing order with your bank for a minimum donation of €5 per week (or monthly or quarterly equivalent).

*A donation or donations totalling at least €250 can be made directly to the Parish Treasurer, Scott Golden, Malvern House, The Glebe, Wicklow Town.

Select Vestry 2021-22

Congratulations and thanks to all who were appointed/elected at the Easter Vestry held on 25th April:

Rector’s Churchwarden: Stella Mew

People’s Churchwarden: Ivan Sheane

Rector’s Glebewarden: Richard Henderson

People’s Glebewarden: David Harte

Other Select Vestry Members: Hazel Bayley, Juliet Belton, Patricia Butler, Bernadette Glover, Scott Golden, Tim Hicks, Stephanie McDonald, Amanda Mooney, Michael Norman, Lesley Rue, John Smyth and Lucy Tottenham.

A copy of the 2020 accounts is available on request from Scott Golden.