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WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022

Topic: Evening Service

Time: Jun 22, 2022 07:30 PM

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WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022: A LATE EVENING OFFICE

 

PREPARATION

OPENING PRAYER

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

 

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

Holy Spirit, Comforter,

treasure of all goodness and giver of life,

come and dwell in us,

cleanse us from all sin,

and in your love bring us to salvation.

 

RESPONSORY

 

Holy God, holy and strong,

holy and immortal,

have mercy on us.

 

THE WORD OF GOD

PSALMS

Psalm 46

1  God is our refuge and strength, ♦︎

   a very present help in trouble;

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

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

3  Though the waters rage and swell, ♦︎

   and though the mountains quake at the towering seas.

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

   the holy place of the dwelling of the Most High.

5  God is in the midst of her;

therefore shall she not be removed; ♦︎

   God shall help her at the break of day.

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

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

7  The Lord of hosts is with us; ♦︎

   the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

8  Come and behold the works of the Lord, ♦︎

   what destruction he has wrought upon the earth.

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

   he shatters the bow and snaps the spear

      and burns the chariots in the fire.

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

   I will be exalted among the nations;

      I will be exalted in the earth.’

11  The Lord of hosts is with us; ♦︎

   the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

 

Psalm 47

1  Clap your hands together, all you peoples; ♦︎

   O sing to God with shouts of joy.

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

   he is the great King over all the earth.

3  He subdued the peoples under us ♦︎

   and the nations under our feet.

4  He has chosen our heritage for us, ♦︎

   the pride of Jacob, whom he loves.

5  God has gone up with a merry noise, ♦︎

   the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.

6  O sing praises to God, sing praises; ♦︎

   sing praises to our King, sing praises.

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

   sing praises with all your skill.

8  God reigns over the nations; ♦︎

   God has taken his seat upon his holy throne.

9  The nobles of the peoples are gathered together ♦︎

   with the people of the God of Abraham.

10  For the powers of the earth belong to God ♦︎

   and he is very highly exalted.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son ■

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, ■

and shall be for ever. Amen.

A READING

Luke 9: 37-43

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

 

MEDITATION

A period of meditation on the reading follows.

 

THE GOSPEL CANTICLE

NUNC DIMITTIS      The Song of Simeon  Luke 2: 29-32

1 Now, Lord, you let your servant | go in | peace: ■

your | word has | been ful|filled.

2 My own eyes have | seen the · sal|vation ■

which you have prepared in the | sight of | every | people.

3 A light to re|veal you · to the | nations ■

and the | glory · of your | people | Israel.

 

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, ■

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

PRAYER

INTERCESSIONS

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Lord, have mercy.

 

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

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

 

 

SILENT OR OPEN PRAYER

Let us continue praying in a time of open prayer.

A period of open prayer follows.

 

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

THE COLLECTS

Look down, O Lord,

from your heavenly throne,

illuminate the darkness of this night with your celestial brightness,

and from the children of  light

banish the deeds of  darkness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

O God our Creator,

by whose mercy and might

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

We give into your hands our unfinished tasks,

our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes,

knowing that only those things which you bless will prosper.

To your great love and protection

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

knowing that you alone are our sure defender,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

COMMON COLLECT

Lord Almighty,

come and scatter the darkness of our hearts

by the light of your presence;

that we may know you the Light of the world

and the one true God,

blessed this night and for evermore. Amen.

 

THE ENDING

DISMISSAL

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

BLESSING

May the Almighty and merciful God,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

bless us and keep us. Amen.

Compliance 15th June 2022

Topic: Suzanne Harris’ Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 15, 2022 07:30 PM Yekaterinburg

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Compline – Wednesday 15th June 2022

 

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

 

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

 

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.

Psalm 116

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me, I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!”

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.

Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10 I trusted in the Lord when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”;
11 in my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.”

12 What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,
19 
in the courts of the house of the Lord—in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

 

Reading – Luke 1: 46b – 55

 

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”

 

 

Few thoughts

 

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

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

 

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.

 

 

Canticle – Nunc Dimittis

 

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word,

For mine eyes have seen they salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,

to be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,                                              is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

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.

 

Creed

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Father, who created world?                 I believe and trust in him

Do you believe and trust in God the Son, Jesus who redeemed us all?         I believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life?               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.

 

 

The Prayers – 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.                                                                                                                                     

Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers,

to be praised and glorifies 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 glorifies above all for ever,

The Almighty and most Merciful Lord, guard us and give us his blessing. Amen.

 

Confession.

We confess to the Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, that we have sinned in thought and 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 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 us pardon and remission of all our sins, time for amendment of life and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

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.

 

The Collects

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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 sight,

Let us bless the Lord,

Thanks be to God.

 

Blessing

 

The Almighty and Merciful Lord, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Bless and preserve us this night and for evermore. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Evening Prayer 8th June 2022

Topic: Evening Prayer

Time: Jun 8, 2022 07:30 PM London

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Evening Prayer

8th June, 2022.

 

Preparation

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

Psalm 96

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord and bless his name; tell out his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations and his wonders among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; he is more to be feared than all gods.

For all the gods of the nations are but idols; it is the Lord who made the heavens.

Honour and majesty are before him; power and splendour are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; ascribe to the Lord honour and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; bring offerings and come into his courts.

O Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth tremble before him.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Opening prayer

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

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

 

 

St. Matthew 28:16-20

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

 

 

Address

 

 

Anthem: A prayer of St. Columba

Be a bright flame before me, O God a guiding star above me. Be a smooth path below me, a kindly shepherd behind me today, tonight, and forever. Alone with none but you, my God I journey on my way; what need I fear when you are near, O Lord of night and day?

 

 

 

 

Prayers of intercession

Prayers may be offered:

for peace

for places of conflict

for individuals & their needs

for the mission of the Church worldwide

for all who work in food production and conservation

for all who work in education & those sitting state exams

for those who mourn the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a way of life

for the work of aid agencies throughout the world

for those living in poverty or under oppression

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

 

The Conclusion

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

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.

Nature in all its Glory

Early summer puts on a glorious display of colour as plants burst vigorously into life. Grasses and wildflowers proliferate – given the chance. Lawns are frequently cut very regularly and very low, offering no refuge for insects or frogs, while wildflowers are deprived the chance of blooming and providing nectar and, later, seeds for insects and birds. Most gardens could support an unmown corner or edge. Paths mown through longer grass provide access to other parts of the garden and offer a beneficial alternative to vast expanses of bare lawn. In acknowledgement of our biodiversity crisis, tidy town groups, county councils etc. are veering away from “over tidiness” and are now mowing less often and creating wildflower patches. The latter are not to be confused with modern flower beds, but instead play host to native wildflowers that offer the best refuge and food supply for our beleaguered wildlife. The riot of colours, including pink clover, yellow buttercups, pink and purple vetches are uplifting to nature lovers. Let us all learn to appreciate the value and beauty of these unmown areas. Crucially, don’t use herbicides in your garden or along rural verges, both for the health of the environment and ourselves – “Roundup” residues are increasingly being recorded in human bodies.

Ecumenical Bible Week

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

  • Morning Prayer at 10pm on Tuesday 7 June organised by the Tallaght University Hospital Chaplaincy Team.
  • Panel Discussion with New Irish from various ethnicities and nationalities about what the Holy Spirit is doing in their lives and communities on Wednesday 8 June at 7.30pm.
  • A Symposium at 2pm on Thursday 9 June with presenters including Bishop Michael Burrows discussing how listening to the Word leads us to connect with those on the margins of society.
  • Thinking Allowed at 7.30pm on Thursday 9pm with a panel of faith leaders including Archbishop Michael Jackson, Roman Catholic Archbishop Dermot Farrell and Amy Carey of the Solas Project. Panellists will speak about their personal visions of a New Pentecost.
  • Sunday Worship from Inchicore Solid Rock Church led by Pastor Emmanuel Might. During this Ukrainian Priest Fr Vasyl Kornitsky will reflect on the readings.

To register for any or all of these events go to:

https://www.bibleweek.ie/register-for-2022-events/

Select Vestry

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

 

Rector’s Churchwarden: Stella Mew

People’s Churchwarden: Lesley Rue

Rector’s Glebewarden: David Harte

People’s Glebewarden: John Smyth

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

 

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

Holidays

Ken (and Lesley) will be on holidays from to 25th June to 1st July. In his absence, the service on 26th June will be led by Frank Connolly, a Diocesan lay reader. In the event of any pastoral emergency during that week, please contact the Revd Jack Kinkead.