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Morning Prayer Advent Sunday November 29th

Topic: Morning Prayer Advent Sunday
Time: Nov 29, 2020 11:00 AM

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KILLISKEY PARISH
MORNING PRAYER FOR USE ON SUNDAY – 29 NOVEMBER 2020
THE FIFTH SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

The Gathering of God’s People
THE GREETING
Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you all
and also with you.
Hymn of Praise: CH119 “Come, thou long-expected Jesus”
Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us;
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.
Born thy people to deliver
born a child and yet a king;
born to reign in us for ever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone:
by thine all-sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.
Charles Wesley (1707-88)

INTRODUCTION
We have come together in the name of Christ
to offer our praise and thanksgiving,
to hear and receive God’s holy word,
to seek the forgiveness of our sins,
and to pray for the needs of the world,
that by the power of the Holy Spirit
we may give ourselves to the service of God.
O Lord, open our lips,
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.
Let us worship the Lord.
All praise to his name.
Blessed are you, Sovereign God of all,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
In your tender compassion
the dawn from on high is breaking upon us
to dispel the lingering shadows of night.
as we look for your coming among us this day,
open our eyes to behold your presence
and strengthen our hands to do your will,
that the world may rejoice and give you praise.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

SENTENCES OF SCRIPTURE
Your word is a lantern to my feet
and a light upon our path. cf Psalm 119:105
O Lord, your word is everlasting:
it stands firm for ever in the heavens. cf Psalm 119: 89
Let us then receive the word of the Lord:
so may the light of your presence shine into our hearts.
Proclaiming and Receiving the Word
The First Reading: Isaiah 64: 1-9
O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,
so that the mountains would quake at your presence—
as when fire kindles brushwood
and the fire causes water to boil—
to make your name known to your adversaries,
so that the nations might tremble at your presence!
When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect,
you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
From ages past no one has heard,
no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
who works for those who wait for him.
You meet those who gladly do right,
those who remember you in your ways.
But you were angry, and we sinned;
because you hid yourself we transgressed.
We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth.
We all fade like a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
There is no one who calls on your name,
or attempts to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us,
and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord,
and do not remember iniquity for ever.
Now consider, we are all your people.
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The Psalm: Psalm 80: 1-8, 18-20
1 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, ♦︎
you that led Joseph like a flock;
2 Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, ♦︎
before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
3 Stir up your mighty strength ♦︎
and come to our salvation.
4 Turn us again, O God; ♦︎
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
5 O Lord God of hosts, ♦︎
how long will you be angry at your people’s prayer?
6 You feed them with the bread of tears; ♦︎
you give them abundance of tears to drink.
7 You have made us the derision of our neighbours, ♦︎
and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
8 Turn us again, O God of hosts; ♦︎
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
18 Let your hand be upon the man at your right hand, ♦︎
the son of man you made so strong for yourself.
19 And so will we not go back from you; ♦︎
give us life, and we shall call upon your name.
20 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts; ♦︎
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
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 Corinthians 1: 3-9
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ
Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as
the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— so that you are not lacking in any spiritual
gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that
you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into
the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH125 “Hail to the Lord’s anointed” (vs 1-3 and 5)
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.
He comes with succour speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
were precious in his sight.
He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
and love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth:
before him on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go;
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.
O’er every foe victorious,
he on his throne shall rest,
from age to age more glorious,
all-blessing and all-blessed:
the tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
his name shall stand for ever;
that name to us is Love.
James Montgomery (1771-1854)
based on Psalm 72

The Gospel Reading: Mark 13: 24-37
‘But in those days, after that suffering,
the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will be falling from heaven,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds” with great power and glory. 27Then he will send
out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you
know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he* is near, at
the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
‘But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey,
when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to
be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in
the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes
suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.’
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

THE SERMON
COLLECT OF THE WORD
Eternal God,
through long generations you prepared a way
for the coming of your Son,
and by your Spirit you still bring light to illumine our paths:
renew us in faith and hope
that we may welcome Christ to rule our thoughts
and claim our love;
to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

PENITENCE
When the Lord comes,
he will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness,
and will disclose the purposes of the heart. 1 Corinthians 4: 5
Therefore in the light of Christ let us confess our sins.
O God, our loving Father in heaven,
we confess that we have sinned against you;
we have broken your commandments;
we have often been selfish,
and we have not loved you as we should.
For these, and all our sins, forgive us, we pray:
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the Father of all mercies
cleanse you from your sins,
and restore you in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Response to God’s Word

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
Do you believe and trust in God the Father,
who made the world?
I believe and trust in him.
Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ,
who redeemed mankind?
I believe and trust in him.
Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit
who gives life to the people of God?
I believe and trust in him.
This is the faith of the Church.
This is our faith,
We believe and trust in One God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Responsorial Hymn : CH538 “O Lord, the clouds are gathering”
O Lord, the clouds are gathering,
the fire of judgment burns,
how we have fallen!
O Lord, you stand appalled to see
your laws of love so scorned
and lives so broken.
Have mercy, Lord,
forgive us, Lord,
restore us, Lord
revive your church again.
Let justice flow
like rivers
and righteousness like a never failing stream.
O Lord, over the nations now
where is the dove of peace?
Her wings are broken.
O Lord, while precious children starve
The tools of war increase;
their bread is stolen.
O Lord, dark powers are poised to flood
our streets with hate and fear;
we must awaken!
O Lord, let love reclaim the lives
that sin would sweep away,
and let your kingdom come.
O Lord, your glorious cross shall tower
triumphant in this land,
evil confounding.
Through the fire your suff’ring church displays
the glories of her Christ,
praises resounding!
Graham Kendrick (b. 1950)

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Watchful at all times,
let us pray for strength to stand with confidence
before our Maker and Redeemer.
That God may bring in his kingdom with justice and mercy,
let us pray to the Lord:
Lord, have mercy.
That God may establish among the nations
his sceptre of righteousness,
let us pray to the Lord:
Lord, have mercy.
That we may seek Christ in the Scriptures
and recognize him in the breaking of the bread,
let us pray to the Lord:
Lord, have mercy.
That God may bind up the brokenhearted,
restore the sick and raise up all who have fallen,
let us pray to the Lord:
Lord, have mercy.
That the light of God’s coming may dawn
on all who live in darkness and the shadow of death,
let us pray to the Lord:
Lord, have mercy.
That, with all the saints in light,
we may shine forth as lights for the world,
let us pray to the Lord:
Lord, have mercy.
We commend ourselves and all for whom we pray
to the mercy and protection of our heavenly Father:
Silence is kept.
Almighty God,
as your blessed Son Jesus Christ
first came to seek and to save the lost;
so may he come again to find in us
the completion of his redeeming work;
for he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen.

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty God,
Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light
now in the time of this mortal life
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Gathering our prayers and praises into one, we pray:
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.

Closing Hymn: ELW505 “A mighty fortress is our God” (on which CH668 is based)
A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper frees us from the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe,
forsworn to work us woe;
with guile and dreadful might
is armed to wage the fight:
on earth there is no equal.
If we in our own strength confide,
our striving turns to losing;
the righteous one fights by our side,
the one of God’s own choosing.
You ask who that may be:
Christ Jesus, it is he,
the Lord of hosts by name.
No other God we claim!
None else can win the battle.
Though all the world with devils fill,
and threaten to undo us,
we tremble not, we trust God’s will:
they cannot overpow’r us.
Though Satan rant and rage,
In fiercest wars engage,
This tyrant’s doomed to fail:
God’s judgement will prevail!
One little word shall triumph.
God’s Word shall stand above the pow’rs,
shall end all their thanksgiving.
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
for God with us is living.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
though all of these be gone,
they yet have nothing won.
The kingdom’s ours forever!
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
tr. Frederick H Hedge (1805-90) altd.
Going out as God’s People

A THANKSGIVING
Blessed are you, Holy God,
creator, redeemer and life-giver;
you have spoken the world into being
and filled it with wonder and beauty.
For every blessing we have received
we give you thanks and praise.
Blessed are you, Holy God,
for people of every language and culture
and for the rich variety you give to life.
For every blessing we have received
we give you thanks and praise.
Blessed are you, Holy God,
for Jesus Christ our Saviour,
truly divine and truly human, living and dying for us,
and going before us into heaven.
For every blessing we have received
we give you thanks and praise.
Blessed are you, Holy God,
for your Spirit, the fire of love burning in our hearts,
bringing us to faith, and calling us to holiness
in the Church and in the world.
For every blessing we have received
we give you thanks and praise.
We go into the world
to walk in God’s light,
to rejoice in God’s love
and to reflect God’s glory.

THE BLESSING
Christ the sun of righteousness shine upon you,
gladden your hearts
and scatter the darkness from before you:
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be with you and remain with you always.
Amen.

THE DISMISSAL
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Advent Reflection Series

Walking Advent with the Scriptures

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It will provide Reflections for each day of Advent (29 November to 24 December inclusive). These will be available daily from 12.30pm. The series is called “Walking Advent with the Scriptures”. Each day there will be a different contributor who will give a reflection based on a Scripture reading. These will be given by a broad range of people – clergy and lay, female and male, based throughout Ireland and from many different Christian traditions. You can download the related Advent Calendar here:

Sharing – Walking Advent with the Scriptures – Wk1 Poster (Gen)
Walking Advent with the Scriptures (Gen) 2020

 

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

A Late Evening Office 18 November 2020

Topic: A Late Evening Office 18 November 2020

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WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2020: A LATE EVENING OFFICE
PREPARATION
OPENING PRAYER
Blessed be our God for all time, now and for evermore. Amen.
Glory to you, our God, glory be to you,
Holy Spirit, Comforter,
treasure of all goodness and giver of life,
come and dwell in us,
cleanse us from all sin,
and in your love bring us to salvation.
RESPONSORY
Holy God, holy and strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy on us.
THE WORD OF GOD
PSALMS
Psalm 124
If the Lord himself had not been on our side, ♦︎
now may Israel say;
If the Lord had not been on our side, ♦︎
when enemies rose up against us;
Then would they have swallowed us alive ♦︎
when their anger burned against us;
Then would the waters have overwhelmed us
and the torrent gone over our soul; ♦︎
over our soul would have swept the raging waters.
But blessed be the Lord ♦︎
who has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.
Our soul has escaped
as a bird from the snare of the fowler; ♦︎
the snare is broken and we are delivered.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, ♦︎
who has made heaven and earth.
Psalm 125
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, ♦︎
which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.
As the hills stand about Jerusalem, ♦︎
so the Lord stands round about his people,
from this time forth for evermore.
The sceptre of wickedness shall not hold sway
over the land allotted to the righteous, ♦︎
lest the righteous turn their hands to evil.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, ♦︎
and to those who are true of heart.
Those who turn aside to crooked ways
the Lord shall take away with the evildoers; ♦︎
but let there be peace upon Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son ■
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, ■
and shall be for ever. Amen.
A READING
Matthew 24: 45-51
‘Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the
other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at
work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that wicked
slave says to himself, “My master is delayed”, and he begins to beat his fellow-slaves, and eats and drinks with
drunkards, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he
does not know. He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.
MEDITATION
A period of meditation on the reading follows.
THE GOSPEL CANTICLE
NUNC DIMITTIS The Song of Simeon Luke 2: 29-32
1 Now, Lord, you let your servant | go in | peace: ■
your | word has | been ful|filled.
2 My own eyes have | seen the · sal|vation ■
which you have prepared in the | sight of | every | people.
3 A light to re|veal you · to the | nations ■
and the | glory · of your | people | Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son ■
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, ■
and shall be for ever. Amen.
PRAYER
INTERCESSIONS
Let us pray to the Lord with all our heart and with all our soul.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for all Christian people, that they may live in love and truth.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for all ministers of the Church, and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for peace throughout the world, and for all governments.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for our neighbours and for all our friends.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for those who hate us as we pray for those who love us.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for refugees and prisoners, and for all who are exposed to the dangers of travel.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for all sick people, for the sorrowful and the dying.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for the abundance of the fruits of the earth, and that the poor and hungry may receive a just
share.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us remember our brothers and sisters who have entered into eternal rest.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
SILENT OR OPEN PRAYER
Let us continue praying in a time of open prayer.
A period of open prayer follows.
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
THE COLLECTS
Stir up your power, O God,
and come among us.
Heal our wounds,
calm our fears
and give us peace;
through Jesus our Redeemer. Amen.
Father in heaven,
our hearts desire the warmth of your love
and our minds are searching for the light of your Word.
Increase our longing for Christ our Saviour
and give us the strength to grow in love,
that the dawn of his coming
may find us rejoicing in his presence
and welcoming the light of his truth.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen.
COMMON COLLECT
Lord Almighty,
come and scatter the darkness of our hearts
by the light of your presence;
that we may know you the Light of the world
and the one true God,
blessed this night and for evermore. Amen.
THE ENDING
DISMISSAL
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
BLESSING
Restore us again, O God of hosts:
show us the light of your countenance
and we shall be saved.
Bless and keep us, this night and always. Amen.

Morning Prayer Advent 2 15th November

Topic: Morning Prayer Advent -2

Time: Nov 15, 2020 11:00 AM

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 15th November 2020 @ 11.00am
The Second Sunday before Advent
SERVICE OF MORNING PRAYER
The Gathering of God’s People
GREETING
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Opening Hymn: CH140 “The Lord will come and not be slow” (vs. 1, 4-6)
The Lord will come and not be slow,
his footsteps cannot err;
before him righteousness shall go,
his royal harbinger.
Rise, God, and judge thou the earth in might,
this wicked earth redress;
for thou art he who shall by right
the nations all possess.
The nations all whom thou hast made
shall come, and all shall frame
to bow them low before thee, Lord,
and glorify thy name.
For great thou art, and wonders great
by thy strong hand are done:
thou in thine everlasting seat
remainest God alone.
John Milton (1608-74) altd.
based on a selection of verses from Psalms 82, 85, 86
SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they
shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40 : 31
INTRODUCTION
Beloved in Christ,
we come together to offer to Almighty God
our worship and praise and thanksgiving,
to confess our sins and to receive God’s forgiveness,
to hear his holy word proclaimed,
to bring before him our needs and the needs of the world,
and to pray that in the power of his Spirit
we may serve him and know the greatness of his love.
Let us confess our sins to God our Father.
Silence is kept.
CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION
Heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault;
by what we have done
and by what we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name. Amen.
Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy on you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Proclaiming and Receiving the Word
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.
Praise the Lord.
The Lord’s name be praised.
The First Reading: Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-18
Be silent before the Lord God!
For the day of the Lord is at hand;
the Lord has prepared a sacrifice,
he has consecrated his guests.
At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
and I will punish the people
who rest complacently on their dregs,
those who say in their hearts,
‘The Lord will not do good,
nor will he do harm.’
Their wealth shall be plundered,
and their houses laid waste.
Though they build houses,
they shall not inhabit them;
though they plant vineyards,
they shall not drink wine from them.
The great day of the Lord is near,
near and hastening fast;
the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter,
the warrior cries aloud there.
That day will be a day of wrath,
a day of distress and anguish,
a day of ruin and devastation,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and thick darkness,
a day of trumpet blast and battle cry
against the fortified cities
and against the lofty battlements.
I will bring such distress upon people
that they shall walk like the blind;
because they have sinned against the Lord,
their blood shall be poured out like dust,
and their flesh like dung.
Neither their silver nor their gold
will be able to save them
on the day of the Lord’s wrath;
in the fire of his passion
the whole earth shall be consumed;
for a full, a terrible end
he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
After the reading silence may be kept.
The Psalm: Psalm 90 (sung)
1 Lord, thou hast been our refuge : from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made : thou art God
from everlasting; and world without end.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction : again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday : seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
5 As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep : and fade away suddenly like the grass.
6 In the morning it is green, and groweth up : but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7 For we consume away in thy displeasure : and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee : and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For when thou art angry all our days are gone : we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is
told.
10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten : and though men be so strong that they come to
fourscore years : yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are
gone.
11 But who regardeth the power of thy wrath : or feareth aright thy indignation?
12 So teach us to number our days : that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last : and be gracious unto thy servants.
14 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
15 Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us : and for the years wherein we have
suffered adversity.
16 Shew thy servants thy work : and their children thy glory.
17 And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon
us, O prosper thou our handywork.
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.
The Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written
to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
When they say, ‘There is peace and security’, then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labour
pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved, are not in darkness,
for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not
of the night or of darkness. So then, let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober;
for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. But since we belong to the
day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died
for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another
and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
After the reading silence may be kept.
Hymn before the Gospel: CH487 “Soldiers of Christ, arise”
Soldiers of Christ, arise,
and put your armour on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies,
through His eternal Son;
Strong in the Lord of Hosts,
and in His mighty power:
who in the strength of Jesus trusts
is more than conqueror.
Stand then in His great might,
with all His strength endued;
and take, to arm you for the fight,
the panoply of God,
To keep your armour bright
attend with constant care,
still walking in your Captain’s sight
and watching unto prayer.
From strength to strength go on,
wrestle, and fight, and pray;
tread all the powers of darkness down,
and win the well-fought day:
that, having all things done,
and all your conflicts past,
ye may o’ercome, through Christ alone,
and stand complete at last.
Charles Wesley (1707-88) altd.
based on Ephesians 6: 10-18
The Gospel: Matthew 25: 14-30
‘For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one
he gave five talents to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more
talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had
received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long
time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the
five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, “Master, you handed over to me five talents;
see, I have made five more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you
have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your
master.” And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, “Master, you handed over to me two
talents; see, I have made two more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy
slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the
joy of your master.” Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, “Master, I
knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter
seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.” But his
master replied, “You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and
gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my
return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to
the one with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an
abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this
worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
After the reading silence may be kept.
THE SERMON
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Prayers of the People
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Kneel
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide and defend our rulers
and grant our government wisdom.
Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness
and let your servants shout for joy.
O Lord, save your people
and bless those whom you have chosen.
Give peace in our time, O Lord,
and let your glory be over all the earth.
O God, make clean our hearts within us
and renew us by your Holy Spirit.
THE COLLECTS
THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
Heavenly Father,
whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
Grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory,
we may be made like him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 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
United in the company of all the faithful
and looking for the coming of the kingdom,
let us offer our prayers to God,
the source of all life and holiness.
Merciful Lord,
strengthen all Christian people by your Holy Spirit,
that we may live as a royal priesthood and a holy nation
to the praise of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Lord, have mercy.
Bless Michael our bishop, and all ministers of your Church,
that by faithful proclamation of your word
we may be built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets
into a holy temple in the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Empower us by the gift of your holy and life-giving Spirit,
that we may be transformed into the likeness of Christ
from glory to glory.
Lord, have mercy.
Give to the world and its peoples
the peace that comes from above,
that they may find Christ’s way of freedom and life.
Lord, have mercy.
Hold in your embrace all who witness to your love in the
service of the poor and needy;
all those who minister to the sick and dying;
and all who bring light to those in darkness.
Lord, have mercy.
Touch and heal all those whose lives are scarred by sin
or disfigured by pain,
that, raised from death to life in Christ,
their sorrow may be turned to eternal joy.
Lord, have mercy.
Remember in your mercy all those gone before us,
who have been well-pleasing to you from eternity;
preserve in your faith your servants on earth,
guide us to your kingdom,
and grant us your peace at all times.
Lord, have mercy.
Hasten the day when many will come
from east and west, from north and south,
and sit at table in your kingdom.
Lord, have mercy.
We give you thanks
for the whole company of your saints in glory,
with whom in fellowship we join our prayers and praises;
by your grace may we, like them,
be made perfect in your love.
Blessing and glory and wisdom,
thanksgiving and honour and power,
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen.
Closing Hymn: CH598 “Take this moment, sign and space”
Take this moment, sign and space;
take my friends around;
here among us make the place
where your love is found.
Take the time to call my name,
take the time to mend
who I am and what I’ve been,
all I’ve failed to tend.
Take the tiredness of my days,
take my past regret,
letting your forgiveness touch
all I can’t forget.
Take the little child in me,
scared of growing old;
help me here to find my worth
made in Christ’s own mould.
Take my talents, take my skills,
take what’s yet to be;
let my life be yours, and yet,
let it still be me.
John L Bell (b. 1949)
and Graham Maude (1958-2019)
Going Out as God’s People
To him who is able to keep us from falling
and to present us without blemish
before the presence of his glory with rejoicing,
to the only God, our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord,
be glory, majesty, dominion and authority,
before all time and now and for ever.
Amen.
Jude 24, 25

Evening Prayer November 11th

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Nov 11, 2020 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER. EVENING PRAYER.

 

GREETING

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

And also with you.

 

PREPARATION

We meet in the name of God

who knows our needs, hears our cries, feels our pain, and heals our wounds.

 

PENITENCE

Human sin disfigures the whole creation, which groans with eager longing for God’s redemption. We confess our sin in penitence and faith.

 

Silence is kept

 

God our Father, we come to you in sorrow for our sins.

For turning away from you, and ignoring your will for our lives;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

For behaving just as we wish, without thinking of you;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

For failing you by what we do, and think, and say;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

For letting ourselves be drawn away from you by temptations in the world about us;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

For living as if we were ashamed to belong to your Son;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

 

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

Be with us, Spirit of God;

nothing can separate us from your love.

Breathe on us, breath of God;

fill us with your saving power.

Speak in us, wisdom of God;

bring strength, healing, and peace.

The Lord is here!

The Spirit is with us!

 

THE WORD OF GOD

 

A READING

St. Matthew 24:29-35

‘Immediately after the suffering of those days
the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from heaven,
and the powers of heaven will be shaken.
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see “the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven” with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

 

ADDRESS

 

ANTHEM

Hear my prayer, O Lord: Purcell

Hear my prayer, O Lord,

and let me crying come unto thee.

Psalm 102:1

 

 

 

PRAISE

Restore us, Lord God of hosts.

Turn the light of your face to us and save us.

Will you not give us life again,

that your people may rejoice in you?

Show us your mercy, O Lord,

and grant us your salvation.

Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.

Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.

 

 

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 will is the restore all things in your beloved Son, the king of all: Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and 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.

Remembrance Sunday Service – Sunday 8 November

Topic: Remembrance Sunday Service

Time: Nov 8, 2020 10:50 AM

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 8th November 2020 @ 11.00am
The Third Sunday before Advent
Remembrance Sunday
Preparation
GREETING
We meet in the presence of God who knows our needs,
hears our cries,
feels our pain,
and heals our wounds.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
This I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning. Lamentations 3:21-23
Opening Hymn: 537 “O God our help in ages past”
O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.
Under the shadow of thy throne
thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is Thine arm alone,
and our defence is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting Thou art God,
to endless years the same.
A thousand ages in Thy sight
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
soon bears us all away;
we fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.
O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
be thou our guard while life shall last,
and our eternal home.
Isaac Watts (1674-1748) altd.
based on Psalm 90: 1-6
INVITATION TO WORSHIP
Beloved in Christ,
we are here to worship God, whose purposes are good;
whose power sustains the world he has made;
who loves us, though we have failed in his service;
who gave Jesus Christ for the life of the world;
who by his Spirit leads us in his way.
As we give thanks for his great works,
we remember those who have given their lives
in the cause of freedom and security,
all who suffer through war and the violence of evil men.
We ask for God’s protection on the members of the Garda Siochána
and the Defence Forces of this country.
We pray for help and blessing that we may do his will
and that the whole world acknowledge him as Lord and King.
ACCLAMATION
Let us praise God for his mercy
And give thanks to him for his goodness.
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 COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty Father,
whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the king of all:
Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Song of Praise: 12 “God is our strength and refuge”
God is our strength and refuge,
our present help in trouble,
and we therefore will not fear,
though the earth should change!
Though mountains shake and tremble,
though swirling floods are raging,
God the Lord of hosts is with us evermore!
There is a flowing river
within God’s holy city;
God is in the midst of hershe shall not be moved!
God’s help is swiftly given,
thrones vanish at his presenceGod the Lord of hosts is with us evermore!
Come, see the works of our maker,
learn of his deeds all-powerful:
wars will cease across the world
when he shatters the spear!
Be still and know your creator,
uplift him in the nationsGod the Lord of hosts is with us evermore!
Richard Bewes (1934-2019)
based on Psalm 46
ACT OF REMEMBRANCE (Tony Dunne)
Let us remember before God, and commend to his sure keeping those who have died for their country in
war or in peacekeeping operations; those whom we knew, and whose memory we treasure; and all who
have lived and died in the service of others.
The list of those from Killiskey Parish who died in the First World War is read, followed by those who
served in it or the Second World War.
When you go home
tell them of us and say,
for your tomorrow
we gave our today.
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
we will remember them.
We will remember them.
Anthem: For the Fallen (Peter Thompson)
The Last Post
The Silence
Reveille
When you go home tell them of us and say –
For your tomorrow we gave our today.
Prayer
Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or life: hear
our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day; fulfil in them the purpose of your
love; and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ministry of the Word
The First Reading: Ezekiel 37: 1-14
The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in
the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all round them; there were very many lying in the
valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, ‘Mortal, can these bones live?’ I answered, ‘O Lord God,
you know.’ Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of
the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I
will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in
you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.’
So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and
the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come
upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to
the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O
breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.’ I prophesied as he commanded me, and the
breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.
Then he said to me, ‘Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, “Our bones are dried
up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.” Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the
Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will
bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and
bring you up from your graves, O my people. I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will
place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the
Lord.’
The Psalm: Psalm 126
1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
our tongue with shouts of;
then it was said among the nations,
‘The Lord has done great things for them.’
3 The Lord has done great things for,
and we rejoiced.
4 Restore our fortunes, O,
the watercourses in the Negeb.
5 May those who sow in tears
with shouts of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
their sheaves.
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: Revelation 1: 1-7
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he
made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the
testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who
keep what is written in it; for the time is near.
John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits
who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the
ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, 6made us to be a kingdom, priests serving
his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Look! He is coming with the clouds;
eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.
So it is to be. Amen.
Gradual Hymn: 222 “Here is love, vast as the ocean”
Here is love, vast as the ocean,
loving-kindness as the flood,
when the Prince of life, our ransom,
shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten
throughout heaven’s eternal days.
On the mount of crucifixion
fountains opened deep and wide;
through the floodgates of God’s mercy
flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
poured incessant from above,
and heaven’s peace and perfect justice
kissed a guilty world in love.
Robert Lowry (1826-99)

The Gospel: 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 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.”
SERMON
COLLECT FOR PEACE
Merciful God,
whose Son called the peacemakers blessèd,
remind us of the devastating effects of war
and, in the healing power of the Holy Spirit,
help us to exercise the ministry of reconciliation given to us
so that throughout the whole world
the knowledge of your love may be known
and your kingdom of justice, joy and peace may come.
We ask this through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Response
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
Let us declare our faith in God.
We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
And fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens
us with power from on high.
We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
PENITENCE
The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart God will not despise.
Let us come to the Lord, who is full of compassion, and acknowledge our transgressions in penitence and
faith.
Lord God,
you sent your Son to reconcile us to yourself and to one another.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord Jesus,
you heal the wounds of sin and division.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Holy Spirit,
through you we put to death the sins of the body – and live.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
INTERCESSIONS
In peace let us pray to the Lord.
We pray for the leaders of the nations,
that you will guide them in the ways of freedom, justice and truth.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
We pray for those who bear arms on behalf of the nation,
that they may have discipline and discernment, courage and compassion.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
We pray for our enemies, and those who wish us harm,
that you will turn the hearts of all to kindness and friendship.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
We pray for the wounded and the captive, the grieving and the homeless,
that in all their trials they may know your love and support.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
Most holy God and Father,
hear our prayers for all who strive for peace
and all who fight for justice.
Help us, who today remember the cost of war,
to work for a better tomorrow;
and, as we commend to you lives lost in terror and conflict,
bring us all, in the end, to the peace of your presence;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Gathering up all our prayer and praise into one,
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.
THE PEACE
Jesus said: “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.”
John 14:27
Closing Hymn: 503 “Make me a channel of your peace”
Make me a channel of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me bring love,
where there is injury, Your pardon, Lord,
and where there’s doubt, true faith in you:
O Master, grant that I may never seek
so much to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love with all my soul!
Make me a channel of your peace:
where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope,
where there is darkness, only light,
and where there’s sadness, ever joy:
O Master, grant that I may never seek
so much to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love with all my soul!
Make me a channel of your peace:
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
in giving of ourselves that we receive,
and in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Sebastian Temple (1928-97)
based on The Prayer of Francis of Assisi
Dismissal
THANKSGIVING
Let us give thanks to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
For all your blessings of love, peace and joy in this world,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For the work of peacemakers, negotiators and arbitrators throughout the world,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For all agencies of reconciliation and those who heal divided communities and nations,
We give your thanks, O Lord.
For opportunities in our own lives to bring to an end hatred and division,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For all peace accords, treaties and peaceful ends to conflict,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For all that opens our hearts towards our neighbour
and enables us to work together for the common good,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For all that brings release to those with memories of hurt and injury,
for the healing of memories and the restoration to wholeness of life,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For the commandment to love one another as you love us and for your call to the world to live in peace
and harmony,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For your Holy Spirit who enables us to speak for all that is just and true in the world.
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For past generations who have defended the causes of justice, equality and freedom,
We give you thanks, O Lord.
For the all the blessings of this life, for the gift of peace,
the joy of harmony, and the end of conflict,
We give you thanks, O Lord. Amen.
COMMITMENT TO RECONCILIATION
We say together:
Almighty God:
We pledge ourselves anew to be peacemakers
in our homes, in our community,
in our country and throughout the world.
Lord God,
guide us by your Spirit
give us wisdom, give us courage,
give us hope and keep us faithful, now and always. Amen.
Merciful God,
we offer to you the fears in us
that have not yet been cast out by love:
May we accept the hope you have placed
in the hearts of all people,
and live lives of justice, courage and mercy;
through Jesus Christ our risen Redeemer. Amen.
BLESSING
God grant to the living grace,
to the departed rest.
to the Church and to the nations, peace and concord
and to us and all God’s servants, life everlasting;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be with us and remain with us always. Amen.
SALUTATION
Neither death nor life can separate us from the love of God.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

Compline 4th November 2020

 

Topic: Compline 4 November 2020

Time: Nov 4, 2020 07:30 PM

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WEDNESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2020: COMPLINE
PREPARATION
OPENING PRAYER
The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
Amen.
Our help is in the name of the Lord
who made heaven and earth.
A period of silence for reflection on the past day follows.
Most merciful God,
we confess to you,
before the whole company of heaven and one another,
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed
and in what we have failed to do.
Forgive us our sins,
heal us by your Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.
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.
Alleluia.
HYMN (SAID)
Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.
From evil dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Tread underfoot our deadly foe
That we no sinful thought may know.
O Father, that we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;
And Holy Spirit, by whose breath
Our souls are raised to life from death.
THE WORD OF GOD
PSALM
Psalm 142
Refrain: Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name.
1 I cry a|loud •to the | Lord; ■
to the Lord I | make my | suppli|cation.
2. I pour out my com|plaint be|fore him ■
and | tell him | of my | trouble.
3 When my spirit faints within me, you | know my | path; ■
in the way wherein I walk | have they | laid a | snare for me.
4 I look to my right hand, and find | no one who | knows me; ■
I have no place to flee to, and | no one | cares for my | soul.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name.
5. I cry out to you, O | Lord, and | say: ■
‘You are my refuge, my | portion •in the | land of the | living.
6 ‘Listen to my cry, for I am brought | very | low; ■
save me from my persecutors, for they | are too | strong | for me.
7 ‘Bring my | soul •out of | prison, ■
that I may give | thanks | to your | name;
7a When you have dealt | bountifully | with me, ■
then shall the | righteous | gather a|round me.’
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name.
Psalm-Prayer
God of compassion,
you regard the forsaken
and give hope to the crushed in spirit;
hear those who cry to you in distress
and bring your ransomed people to sing your glorious praise,
now and for ever. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, ■
and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, ■
is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
A READING
Matthew 15: 1-9
Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, ‘Why do your disciples break the
tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.’ He answered them,
And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said,
Honour your father and your mother,” and, “Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely
ie.” But you say that whoever tells father or mother, “Whatever support you might have had from
me is given to God”, then that person need not honour the father. So, for the sake of your
tradition, you make void the word of God. You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you
when he said: “This people honours me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain
do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.”’
ADDRESS
RESPONSORY
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.
I commend my spirit.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Keep me as the apple of an eye.
Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
THE GOSPEL CANTICLE
NUNC DIMITTIS The Song of Simeon Luke 2: 29-32
Save us, O God, while waking,
and guard us while sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ,
and asleep we may rest in peace.
1 Now, Lord, you let your servant | go in | peace: ■
your | word has | been ful|filled.
2 My own eyes have | seen the · sal|vation ■
which you have prepared in the | sight of | every | people.
3 A light to re|veal you · to the | nations ■
and the | glory · of your | people | Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son ■
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, ■
and shall be for ever. Amen.
Save us, O God, while waking,
and guard us while sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ,
and asleep we may rest in peace.
PRAYERS
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
listen to my cry.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
I will lie down in peace and take my rest,
for it is in God alone that I dwell unafraid.
That you will give us a quiet night and a perfect end:
we pray to you, O Lord.
That you will have mercy upon us and grant us your salvation:
we pray to you, O Lord.
That you will keep us this night without sin:
we pray to you, O Lord.
That you will guard us and give us your blessing:
we pray to you, O Lord.
That you will bring us with all your saints to glory everlasting:
we pray to you, O Lord.
Let us commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray,
to the mercy and protection of God.
A period of silence is kept.
COLLECTS
Almighty God,
you have knit together your elect
in one communion and fellowship
in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
Grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints
in all virtuous and godly living
that we may come to those inexpressible joys
that you have prepared for those who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Visit our homes, O Lord, we pray,
and drive far from them the snares of the enemy;
may your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace,
and may your blessing be always upon us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Uniting our prayers with the whole company of heaven,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught 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.
THE ENDING
In peace we will lie down and sleep:
for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.
Abide with us, Lord Jesus,
for the night is at hand and the day is now past.
As the night watch looks for the morning,
so do we look for you, O Christ.
The Lord bless us and watch over us;
the Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us;
the Lord look kindly on us and give us peace.
Amen.