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A Late Evening Office 24 February 2021

Topic: A Late Evening Office 24 February 2021

Time: Feb 24, 2021 07:30 PM

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WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2021: 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.

THE LITANY
God the Father, creator of heaven and earth,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, giver of life,
Have mercy on us.
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons in one God,
Have mercy on us.
Saviour of the world,
forgive our sins, known and unknown,
things done and left undone;
grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit
that we may amend our lives according to your holy word,
and share with all your people the joys of your eternal kingdom.
Jesus, Lamb of God,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Redeemer of the world,
Give us your peace.

THE WORD OF GOD
PSALM

Psalm 90
1 Lord, you have been our refuge ♦︎
from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or the earth and the world were formed, ♦︎
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn us back to dust and say: ♦︎
‘Turn back, O children of earth.’
4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday, ♦︎
which passes like a watch in the night.
5 You sweep them away like a dream; ♦︎
they fade away suddenly like the grass.
6 In the morning it is green and flourishes; ♦︎
in the evening it is dried up and withered.
7 For we consume away in your displeasure; ♦︎
we are afraid at your wrathful indignation.
8 You have set our misdeeds before you ♦︎
and our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
9 When you are angry, all our days are gone; ♦︎
our years come to an end like a sigh.
10 The days of our life are three score years and ten,
or if our strength endures, even four score; ♦︎
yet the sum of them is but labour and sorrow,
for they soon pass away and we are gone.
11 Who regards the power of your wrath ♦︎
and your indignation like those who fear you?
12 So teach us to number our days ♦︎
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
13 Turn again, O Lord; how long will you delay? ♦︎
Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us with your loving-kindness in the morning, ♦︎
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Give us gladness for the days you have afflicted us, ♦︎
and for the years in which we have seen adversity.
16 Show your servants your works, ♦︎
and let your glory be over their children.
17 May the gracious favour of the Lord our God be upon us; ♦︎
prosper our handiwork; O prosper the work of our hands.
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 4: 1-11
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days
and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of
God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is written,
“One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’
Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, ‘If you
are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
“He will command his angels concerning you”,
and “On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.”’
Jesus said to him, ‘Again it is written, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”’
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their
splendour; and he said to him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ Jesus said to
him, ‘Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
“Worship the Lord your God,
and serve only him.”’
Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.

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 COLLECT
Almighty God,
may we, by the prayer and discipline of Lent,
enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings;
that by following in the Way,
we may come to share in the glory;
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 God bless us,
that in us may be found love and humility,
obedience and thanksgiving,
discipline, gentleness and peace. Amen.

Morning Prayer Lent 1 Sunday 21 February

Topic: Morning Prayer Lent 1

Time: Feb 21, 2021 11:00 AM Dublin

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 21st February 2021 @ 11.00am
MORNING PRAYER 1

THE FITST SUNDAY IN LENT

Opening Hymn: Thanks & Praise 27 “Come, sing the praise of Jesus”
Come sing the praise of Jesus,
sing his love with hearts aflame,
sing his wondrous birth of Mary
when to save the world he came;
tell the life he lived for others,
and his mighty deeds proclaim,
for Jesus Christ is King.
Praise and glory be to Jesus,
praise and glory be to Jesus,
praise and glory be to Jesus,
for Jesus Christ is King!
There’s joy for all who serve Him,
more than human tongue can say;
there is pardon for the sinner,
and the night is turned to day;
there is healing for our sorrows,
there is music all the way,
for Jesus Christ is King.
To Jesus be the glory,
the dominion, and the praise;
he is Lord of all creation,
he is guide of all our ways;
and the world shall be his empire
in the fulness of the days
for Jesus Christ is King.
Jack Copley Winslow (1882-1974)

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, he is faithful
and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1: 8, 9
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.

A LESSON
from the Old Testament

Genesis 9: 8-17
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, ‘As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your
descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every
animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.’ God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.’ God said to Noah, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.’
After the reading silence may be kept.

THE PSALM
Psalm 25: 1-9
1 Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in thee : O let me not be confounded, neither
let mine enemies triumph over me.
2 For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed : but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.
3 Shew me thy ways, O Lord : and teach me thy paths.
4 Lead me forth in thy truth, and learn me : for thou art the God of my salvation; in thee hath been my hope all the day long.
5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercies : and thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.
6 O remember not the sins and offences of my youth : but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O Lord, for thy goodness.
7 Gracious and righteous is the Lord : therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
8 Them that are meek shall he guide in judgement : and such as are gentle, them shall he learn his way.
9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth : unto such as keep his covenant, and his testimonies .

A LESSON
from the New Testament
1 Peter 3: 18-22
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was
put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH207 “Forty days and forty nights” (vs 1, 3-6)
Forty days and forty nights
thou wast fasting in the wild;
forty days and forty nights
tempted, and yet undefiled.
Let us thy endurance share,
and from earthly joys abstain,
with thee watching unto prayer,
with thee strong to suffer pain.
And if Satan, vexing sore,
flesh or spirit should assail,
thou, his vanquisher before,
grant we may not faint nor fail.
So shall we have peace divine;
holier gladness ours shall be;
round us, too, shall angels shine,
such as ministered to thee.
Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear,
ever constant by thy side,
that with thee we may appear
at the eternal Eastertide.
George H Smyttan (1822-70)
and Francis Pott (1832-90)
based on Mark 1: 12-13

A LESSON
from the Gospels
Mark 1: 9-15
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’
And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by
Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;* repent, and believe in the good news.’
After the reading silence may be kept.

JUBILATE Psalm 100
1 O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands;
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
2 Be ye sure that the Lord he is God;
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving
and into his courts with praise;
be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting,
and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,: and to the Holy Ghost;
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
O Lord,
who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights;
Give us grace to use such abstinence,
that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit,
we may ever obey thy godly motions
in righteousness, and true holiness,
to thy honour and glory,
who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

THE COLLECT OF THE SEASON
Almighty and everlasting God,
who hatest nothing that thou hast made,
and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent;
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we worthily lamenting our sins,
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

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

THE SERMON
INTERCESSIONS
Most holy Lord, you were tempted, as we are;
be our strength in times of weakness.
When we fall lift us up; when we are in error direct us.
In all our wanderings, be our guide;
That we may be your faithful people to our life’s end. Amen.
Lord our God, as we baptised in your Name,
protect us from all evil and deliver us from all temptation.
May we use this Lent as a time of dedication and renewal.
We pray that your church may stand against evil and seek good.
We remember before you all who have lost faith,
those who no longer pray themselves,
those who find it difficult to trust in you or in anyone.
Lord, we trust in you.
Deliver us from all evil.
We pray for people who have become possessed by greed or selfishness,
for all who have become insensitive to the needs of others.
Lord, we remember the exploited peoples:
we pray for those driven off their land and out of their homes;
for all caught up in sectarian violence or in war,
for all who feel inadequate, or unable to cope.
Lord, we trust in you.
Deliver us from all evil.
We give thanks for all who have set us an example of godly living,
For people of discipline and dedication.
We pray today for athletes and sportspeople,
For all who learn self-control through their hobbies or work.
We pray for those with whom we work, for our families and friends.
Lord, we trust in you.
Deliver us from all evil.
We give you thanks for healers and reconcilers of people.
We pray for all whose relationships have broken down,
for those full of animosity and hatred;
that we all may learn to forgive as we are forgiven,.
We pray for all caught up in crime and wickedness.
Lord, we trust in you.
Deliver us from all evil.
We give you thanks and praise for all who have triumphed over evil and temptation
and who now serve you in the peace of your kingdom.
We pray for those who are departed, especially friends and loved ones,
and that at the last we may share with them in glory.
Lord, we trust in you.
Deliver us from all evil.

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: CH592 “O Love that wilt not let me go”
O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee:
I give thee back the life I owe,
that in thine ocean depths its flow
may richer, fuller be.
O Light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
my heart restores its borrowed ray,
that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
may brighter, fairer be.
O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee:
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
and feel the promise is not vain,
that morn shall tearless be.
O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee:
I lay in dust, life’s glory dead,
and from the ground there blossoms red
life that shall endless be.
George Matheson (1842-1906)

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

Service for Ash Wednesday 17th February

Topic: Service for Ash Wednesday
Time: Feb 17, 2021 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY

 SERVICE FOR ASH WEDNESDAY: THE BEGINNING OF LENT

 The Gathering of God’s People

The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart you will not despise.

Lord, have mercy.

 In these or other suitable words, the presiding minister explains the meaning of Lent and invites the people to observe it faithfully.

Brothers and sisters in Christ: since the early days Christians have observed with great devotion the time of our Lord’s passion and resurrection. It became the custom of the Church to prepare for this by a season of penitence and fasting.

At first this season of Lent was observed by those who were preparing for baptism at Easter and by those who were to be restored to the Church’s fellowship from which they had been separated through sin. In course of time the Church came to recognize that, by a careful keeping of these days, all Christians might take to heart the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel and so grow in faith and in devotion to our Lord.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Lord to observe a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.

 THE COLLECT

 Silence is kept

 Let us pray for grace to keep Lent faithfully.

Almighty and everlasting God

you hate nothing that you have made

and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent. Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,

that we may be truly sorry for our sins

and obtain from you, the God of all mercy,

perfect remission and forgiveness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Proclaiming and Receiving the Word

THE GOSPEL

St. Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

‘Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.

‘So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

‘And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

‘And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

ADDRESS

ANTHEM

Wash me throughly, music by S.S. Wesley

Wash me throughly from my wickedness, and forgive me all my sin. For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.

based on Ps. 51:2-3

The Liturgy of Penitence

Let us now call to mind our sin and the infinite mercy of God.

Make our hearts clean, O God,

and renew a right spirit within us.

 Father eternal, giver of light and grace, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour, in what we have said and done, through ignorance, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We have wounded your love, and marred your image in us. We are sorry and ashamed, 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 lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light. Amen.

 God our Father, the strength of all who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers; and because, in our weakness, we can do nothing good without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Prayers of Intercession

 Let us pray to the Father, who loved the world so much that he sent his only Son to give us life.

O God our Creator, whose good earth is entrusted to our care and delight and tenderness, we pray:

May those who sow in tears

reap with shouts of joy.

 For all who depend on the earth for their daily food and fuel, whose forests are destroyed for the profits of a few.

May those who sow in tears

reap with shouts of joy.

For all who labour in poverty, who are oppressed by unjust laws, who are banned from speaking the truth, who long for a harvest of justice.

May those who sow in tears

reap with shouts of joy.

For all who are in captivity to greed and waste and boredom, whose harvest is choked with things they do not need.

May those who sow in tears

reap with shouts of joy.

Turn us again from our captivity and restore our vision, that our mouth may be filled with laughter and our tongue with singing.

May those who sow in tears

reap with shouts of joy.

Sending Out

Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart; that so desiring, we may seek and find you; and so finding, may love you; and so loving, may hate those sins from which you have delivered us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Something Different for Lent 2021

Something Different for Lent” has been designed as a collection of short prayers, reflections and exercises for busy people to help aid us on our journeys through Lent to Easter.

Each week  there is a reflection on a different theme:

Recover ,

Refresh ,

Renew ,

Reconcile &

Respond

In the Gospels we are told that Jesus frequently goes away to a quiet place to pray, to escape the crowds, to spend time with God – even just to refuel the tanks! With the pull of work, family, commitments, even with the best intentions, this can be hard to find – even an envied luxury!!

We are encouraged to take 5-15 mins out each day as our gift to ourselves as we prepare for Easter.

“Something Different for Lent 2021” may be downloaded here – Something Different for Lent 2021

Transfiguration Service of the Word 14th February

Topic: Transfiguration Service of the Word

Time: Feb 14, 2021 11:00 AM

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 14th February 2021 @ 11.00am
Transfiguration Sunday

SERVICE OF THE WORD
Preparation

GREETING
Grace, mercy and peace
from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you all
and also with you.

INTRODUCTION
Transfiguration is a celebration that affirms the identity of Jesus as not only fully human but
also fully divine. It prepares us for the journey toward the cross and empty tomb.
On this day, we recall how Christ was transfigured on Mount Tabor. Let us mystically behold
him whom God the Father proclaimed as his well-beloved Son. As we worship together, may we
learn to listen to him and so be transformed and directed anew to heavenly things.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Great is the Lord — exalted among the nations.
Mighty is the Lord — King of heaven and earth.
Holy is the Lord — beyond our understanding.
Let us worship our God and King!
Opening Hymn: CH195 “Lord, the light of your love is shining”
Lord, the light of your love is shining,
in the midst of the darkness, shining;
Jesus, light of the world, shine upon us;
set us free by the truth you now bring us,
shine on me, shine on me.
Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the Father’s glory;
blaze, Spirit, blaze,
set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow,
flood the nations with grace and mercy;
send forth your word,
Lord, and let there be light!
Lord, I come to your awesome presence,
from the shadows into your radiance;
by the blood I may enter your brightness,
search me, try me, consume all my darkness.
shine on me, shine on me.
As we gaze on your kingly brightness
so our faces display your likeness.
ever changing from glory to glory,
mirrored here may our lives tell your story.
shine on me, shine on me.
Graham Kendrick (b. 1950)
based on John1; 1-5; 3: 19-21
2 Corinthians 3: 18; 1 John1 :7

ADORATION
Holy God, mighty and immortal,
you are beyond our knowing,
yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ,
whose compassion illumines the world.
Transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ,
who renewed our humanity through his life, death, and resurrection—
the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PENITENCE
Radiant God, source of light,
as you surrounded Jesus with your glory,
so you come to us in penetrating brightness.
You catch us off guard and expose our weakness.
So let us now confess our sins.
Silence
God of compassion,
In Jesus Christ you reveal the light of your glory,
but we turn away, distracted by our own plans.
We confess that we speak when we should listen,
and act when we should wait.
Forgive our aimless enthusiasms.
Grant us wisdom to live in your light
and to follow in the way of your beloved Son,
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
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.

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty Father,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ministry of the Word
Old Testament Reading: 2 Kings 2: 1-12
Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha
were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far
as Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So
they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and
said to him, ‘Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?’ And he
said, ‘Yes, I know; keep silent.’
Elijah said to him, ‘Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.’ But he said, ‘As the
Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So they came to Jericho. The company
of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you know that today
the Lord will take your master away from you?’ And he answered, ‘Yes, I know; be silent.’
Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.’ But he said, ‘As the
Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So the two of them went on. Fifty men
of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were
standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the
water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken
from you.’ Elisha said, ‘Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.’ He responded, ‘You
have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you;
if not, it will not.’ As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire
separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching
and crying out, ‘Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!’ But when he could no
longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

The Psalm: Psalm 50: 1-6
1 The Lord, the most mighty God, has spoken ♦︎
and called the world from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth; ♦︎
our God comes and will not keep silence.
3 Consuming fire goes out before him ♦︎
and a mighty tempest stirs about him.
4 He calls the heaven above, ♦︎
and the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 ‘Gather to me my faithful, ♦︎
who have sealed my covenant with sacrifice.’
6 Let the heavens declare his righteousness, ♦︎
for God himself is judge.
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 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of
this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the
gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we
proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who
said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Hymn before the Gospel: Thanks & Praise 135 “Spirit of God within me”
Spirit of God within me,
possess my human frame;
fan the dull embers of my heart,
stir up the living flame.
Strive till that image Adam lost,
new minted and restored,
in shining splendour brightly bears
the likeness of the Lord.
Spirit of truth within me,
possess my thought and mind;
lighten anew the inward eye
by Satan rendered blind;
shine on the words that wisdom speaks
and grant me power to see
the truth made known to all in Christ,
and in that truth be free.
Spirit of love within me,
possess my hands and heart;
break through the bonds of self-concern
that seeks to stand apart:
grant me the love that suffers long,
that hopes, believes and bears,
the love fulfilled in sacrifice,
that cares as Jesus cares.
Spirit of life within me,
possess this life of mine;
come as the wind of heaven’s breath,
come as the fire divine!
Spirit of Christ, the living Lord,
reign in this house of clay,
till from its dust with Christ I rise
to everlasting day.
Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)

The Gospel: Mark 9: 2-9
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain
apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling
white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with
Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be
here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ He did not
know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud
there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’ Suddenly when they looked
around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had
seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

SERMON
COLLECT OF THE WORD
Holy God,
you have revealed the glory of your love in Jesus Christ,
and have given us a share in your Spirit.
May we who listen to Christ follow faithfully,
and, in the dark places where you send us,
reveal the light of your gospel. Amen.
Response

SCRIPTURAL AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
Do you believe and trust in God the Father?
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ?
I believe 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, 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 to judge the living and the dead.
Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn before Prayers: CH276 “Majesty, worship his majesty” (sung twice)
Majesty, worship his majesty
unto Jesus be glory, honour and praise.
Majesty, kingdom, authority
flows from his throne unto his own
his anthem raise!
So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus,
Magnify, come glorify Christ, Jesus the King
Majesty, worship his majesty
Jesus who died, now glorified
King Of all Kings.
Jack W Hayford (b. 1934)

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
O Lord our God,
you are great indeed,
clothed in majesty and splendour,
wrapped in light as with a robe.
In the solitude of a mountain height
you revealed your glory in Jesus Christ
even as he faced his crucifixion.
We praise you for this glimpse of the mystery of our redemption.
You love the world so much
that you sent your beloved Son to dwell with us.
He who bears your very image,
the firstborn of all creation,
through whom all things have been created,
took our flesh and suffered death
that we may be made whole.
By his death he conquered death,
and by his rising he gives eternal life.
We praise you for your saving grace.
Transfigure us by your Spirit,
and let your love shine in all we do and say
that all the world may see the radiant light of God
guiding all creation, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
The Word of God calls us
to see that all the places and occasions of the world,
even places of sorrow and death,
are transfigured by the presence of the glory of God in Christ Jesus.
Let us now call to mind all who are in any need
and commend them to God’s transforming care, saying,
“O merciful God,
hear our prayer.”
For those who are alone,
for widows and widowers and orphans,
and for the divorced,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For the imprisoned,
for those whose only home is the streets,
and for those caught in addiction,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For the hungry,
for those who cannot feed their children,
and for the unemployed,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For refugees,
for victims of warfare,
and for those held in poverty by racial discrimination,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For the people of our country, our neighbourhood, and our community,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For artists and writers
and for all who think on the edge of society,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For doctors, nurses and care-givers,
and for all suffering from the coronavirus,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For preachers and teachers of the light-bearing word of Christ,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
For ourselves , listening to the word of Christ,
O merciful God,
hear our prayer.
With Moses and Elijah and all the people of God,
with the church throughout the ages bearing witness
to the great light of God shining in dark places,
we commend to you all for whom we pray,
O merciful God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Closing Hymn: CH643 “Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart”
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought in the day and the night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word;
I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, and I thy true heir;
thou in me dwelling, and I in thy care.
Be thou my breast-plate, my sword for the fight;
be thou my armour, and be thou my might;
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower,
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise,
thou mine inheritance through all my days;
thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art!
High King of heaven, when the battle is done
grant heaven’s joys to me, O bright heaven’s sun
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
Early Irish.
Tr. Mary Byrne (1880-1931)
Versified Eleanor Hull (1860-1935) altd.
Going out as God’s People

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Let us sum up all our prayers and praises
in the words our Saviour Christ has taught us, saying:
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.

BLESSING
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
Alleluia! Amen.

Compline 10 February 2021

Topic: Compline 10 February 2021

Time: Feb 10, 2021 07:30 PM Dublin

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WEDNESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2021: COMPLINE
PREPARATION
OPENING PRAYER
The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
Amen.

A SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Discipline yourselves; keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking
for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith. 1 Peter 5: 8, 9a

VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
Come, praise the Lord, all God’s servants
who stand at night in the house of God.
Lift up your hands in worship
and praise the Lord.
May God, the Maker of heaven and earth
bless you from Zion.
May God be praised by day,
let God be praised by night.
Let God be praised when we lie down,
let God be praised when we rise up.
based on Psalm 134

THE WORD OF GOD
PSALM
Psalm 81
Sing merrily to God our strength, ♦︎
shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
Take up the song and sound the timbrel, ♦︎
the tuneful lyre with the harp.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon, ♦︎
as at the full moon, upon our solemn feast day.
For this is a statute for Israel, ♦︎
a law of the God of Jacob,
The charge he laid on the people of Joseph, ♦︎
when they came out of the land of Egypt.
I heard a voice I did not know, that said: ♦︎
‘I eased their shoulder from the burden;
their hands were set free from bearing the load.
‘You called upon me in trouble and I delivered you; ♦︎
I answered you from the secret place of thunder
and proved you at the waters of Meribah.
‘Hear, O my people, and I will admonish you: ♦︎
O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
‘There shall be no strange god among you; ♦︎
you shall not worship a foreign god.
‘I am the Lord your God,
who brought you up from the land of Egypt; ♦︎
open your mouth wide and I shall fill it.’
But my people would not hear my voice ♦︎
and Israel would not obey me.
So I sent them away in the stubbornness of their hearts, ♦︎
and let them walk after their own counsels.
O that my people would listen to me, ♦︎
that Israel would walk in my ways!
Then I should soon put down their enemies ♦︎
and turn my hand against their adversaries.
Those who hate the Lord would be humbled before him, ♦︎
and their punishment would last for ever.
But Israel would I feed with the finest wheat ♦︎
and with honey from the rock would I satisfy them.
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
John 3: 22-36
After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he spent some time there
with them and baptized. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was abundant
there; and people kept coming and were being baptized— John, of course, had not yet been thrown
into prison.
Now a discussion about purification arose between John’s disciples and a Jew. They came to John
and said to him, ‘Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he
is baptizing, and all are going to him.’ John answered, ‘No one can receive anything except what has
been given from heaven. You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, “I am not the Messiah, but I
have been sent ahead of him.” He who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the
bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. For this reason
my joy has been fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.’

ADDRESS
VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
Grant, Eternal God, that we may lie down in peace,
and let us rise up to life renewed.
Spread over us the shelter of your peace;
guide us with your wise counsel and, for your name’s sake, be our help.
Shield us from sickness and war, from famine and distress,
and keep us from wrongdoing.
You are our Guardian and Deliverer, a gracious and merciful God.
Guard our going out and our coming in,
that now and always, we may have life and peace.

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.
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.

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.

CONFESSION
A prayerful examination of the past day is undertaken after which the following words of
penitence are 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.
Help us, our Creator, to return to your teaching;
draw us near, our King, to your service;
And bring us back into your presence in perfect repentance.
We praise you, O God:
you delight in repentance.
Forgive us, our Creator, for we have sinned;
pardon us, our King, for we have transgressed;
for you are always ready to pardon and forgive.
We praise you, O God,
gracious and generous in forgiveness.
Heal us, O God, and we shall be healed;
save us, and we shall be saved;
grant us a perfect healing from all our wounds.
May the Almighty and merciful God 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.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Bless this year for us, Eternal God:
may its produce bring us welfare.
Bestow your blessing on the earth,
that it may have a future and a hope,
and that all may share its abundance.
We praise you, O God;
you bless the earth from year to year.
Let righteous judges sit among your people,
and counsellors of peace throughout the world.
Then you alone will reign over us in love and compassion.
We praise you, Sovereign God:
you love righteousness and justice.
Let those who plan evil have no hope of success;
may all who go astray find their way back to you;
and let all tyranny soon end.
We praise you, O God,
whose will is that evil shall vanish from the earth.
Let righteousness blossom and flourish,
and let the light of redemption shine forth
according to your word;
for your redeeming power is our constant hope.
We praise you, O God:
You have caused the day of redemption to dawn.
Hear our voice, Eternal God;
have compassion upon us,
and accept our prayers with favour and mercy,
and let us not leave your presence empty,
for you are a God who listens to all who pray in faith.
We praise you, O God:
You harken to prayer.
Eternal God,
be gracious to your people,
and in your love accept our prayers.
May our worship now and always
be acceptable in your sight. Amen.

SILENT PRAYER
All pray in silence.
May the words of our mouths,
and the meditation of our hearts,
be acceptable to you, O God,
our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.
REMEMBERING
As we worship before you, O God, we think of those who once shared with us the joys and burdens
of life, and who are no longer in or midst.
The sorrow of bereavement is softened by the bond of love which continues to unite us with our
dear ones, and by our cherished memories of them which we will always carry in our hearts. May all
that was good in their lives remain with us as an influence for good.
O God, grant consolation to those who are in sorrow, and light to those in darkness. Teach us at all
times to put our trust in you, and to praise your name. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN (SAID)
Eternal God, who reigned before
your will had caused the world to be:
already then you reigned supreme
in undisputed sovereignty.
And when the universe has ceased,
you will still reign in majesty;
for as you were, so will you be
from now until eternity.
And you are One, there is none else,
no equal standing at your side,
without beginning, without end,
all might and rule in you reside.
My living and redeeming God,
my shelter on a stormy day,
my banner and my refuge still,
my cup of comfort when I pray.
Into your hand I place my soul,
asleep, awake, for you are near,
and with my soul, my body too:
you are my God, I shall not fear.

THE ENDING
DISMISSAL
We will lay us down in peace and take our rest.
For it is you, Lord, only, who makes us dwell in safety.
The Lord be with you
and with your spirit.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

BLESSING
May God bless you with all good,
and keep you from all evil.
May God teach your hearts the meaning of life,
and grant you knowledge of the Infinite.
May God reach out to you with tenderness,
that you may have enduring peace. Amen.

Morning Prayer Lent – 2 February 7th

Topic: Morning Prayer Lent – 2

Time: Feb 7, 2021 11:00 AM Dublin

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 7th February 2021 @ 11.00am
The Second Sunday before Lent

SERVICE OF MORNING PRAYER
The Gathering of God’s People

GREETING
The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Opening Hymn: CH638 “O for a heart to praise my God”
O for a heart to praise my God,
a heart from sin set free;
a heart that’s cleansèd by the blood
so freely shed for me.
A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
my dear Redeemer’s throne;
where only Christ is heard to speak,
where Jesus reigns alone;
a humble, lowly, contrite heart,
believing, true, and clean,
which neither life nor death can part
from him that dwells within;
a heart in every thought renewed,
and full of love divine;
perfect and right, and pure and good,
a copy, Lord, of thine.
Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
come quickly from above:
write thy new name upon my heart,
thy new, best name of Love.
Charles Wesley (1707-88)
based on Psalm 51: 10; Ezekiel 36: 26

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Jesus said: “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11 : 28

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: Hosea 2: 14-20
Therefore, I will now persuade her,
and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.
From there I will give her her vineyards,
and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
There she shall respond as in the days of her youth,
as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.
On that day, says the Lord, you will call me, ‘My husband’, and no longer will you call me, ‘My Baal’.
For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.
I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping
things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you
lie down in safety. And I will take you for my wife for ever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness
and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall
know the Lord.

After the reading silence may be kept.
The Psalm: Psalm 103: 1-13, 22
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, ♦︎
and all that is within me bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, ♦︎
and forget not all his benefits;
3 Who forgives all your sins ♦︎
and heals all your infirmities;
4 Who redeems your life from the Pit ♦︎
and crowns you with faithful love and compassion;
5 Who satisfies you with good things, ♦︎
so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.
6 The Lord executes righteousness ♦︎
and judgement for all who are oppressed.
7 He made his ways known to Moses ♦︎
and his works to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, ♦︎
slow to anger and of great kindness.
9 He will not always accuse us, ♦︎
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, ♦︎
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, ♦︎
so great is his mercy upon those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, ♦︎
so far has he set our sins from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, ♦︎
so is the Lord merciful towards those who fear him.
22 Bless the Lord, all you works of his,
in all places of his dominion; ♦︎
bless the Lord, O my soul.
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: 2 Corinthians 3: 1-6
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Surely we do not need, as some do, letters of
recommendation to you or from you, do we? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be
known and read by all; and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink
but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Such is the confidence that we have through Christ towards God. Not that we are competent of ourselves
to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be
ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH218 “And can it be that I should gain”
And can it be that I should gain
an interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused his pain;
for me, who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
He left His Father’s throne above—
so free, so infinite His grace—
emptied Himself of all but love,
and bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
for, O my God, it found out me!
Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
my chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed thee.
No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
bold I approach the eternal throne,
and claim the crown, through Christ, my own.
Charles Wesley (1707-88)

The Gospel: Mark 2: 13-22
Jesus went out again beside the lake; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. As he
was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’
And he got up and followed him.
And as he sat at dinner in Levi’s house, many tax-collectors and sinners were also sitting with Jesus and
his disciples—for there were many who followed him. When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was
eating with sinners and tax-collectors, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax-collectors and
sinners?’ When Jesus heard this, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but
those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’
Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, ‘Why do John’s
disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?’ Jesus said to them, ‘The
wedding-guests cannot fast while the bridegroom is with them, can they? As long as they have the
bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from
them, and then they will fast on that day.
‘No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new
from the old, and a worse tear is made. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine
will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh
wineskins.’
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.
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
Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.

COLLECTS AT MORNING PRAYER
Go before us, Lord, in all our doings, with your most gracious favour,
and further us with your continual help;
that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you,
we may glorify your holy name,
and finally by your mercy attain everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father,
in whom we live and move and have our being:
We humbly pray that your Holy Spirit may so guide and govern us
that in all the cares and occupations of our daily life,
we may never forget your presence
but may remember that we are always walking in your sight,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

INTERCESSIONS
We continue to pray to the wise and loving God who, in the midst of the shifting sands of time,
guides and protects us.
For clergy and lay readers: that through their preaching people may hear the Gospel in its
freshness and purity. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For government leaders: that they may find inspiration in the Gospel to work for justice and
peace. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For those who have heard the Gospel but whose lives remain untouched by it. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For those who have lost some precious person in their lives: that they may know your
comforting. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For all gathered here remotely: that we may experience the joy of the Gospel. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For our own special needs. [Pause for private prayer]. Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
Heavenly Father, look lovingly on our changing world and keep us safe amidst the uncertainties
that darken our days and cloud our nights. We make our prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Closing Hymn: CH94 “In the name of Jesus” (vs. 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8)
In the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him King of glory now;
’tis the Father’s pleasure we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty Word.
Humbled for a season, to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came;
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious when from death he passed.
Bore it up triumphant, with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures to the central height;
to the eternal Godhead, to the Father’s throne,
filled it with the glory of his triumph won.
In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true;
crown him as your captain in temptation’s hour,
let his will enfold you in its light and power.
With his Father’s glory, Jesus comes again,
angel hosts attend him and announce his reign;
for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him King of glory now.
Caroline M Noel (1811-77) altd.
v1 based on Philippians 2: 10-11
Going Out as God’s People
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
To God, who by the power at work within us,
is able to do far more abundantly
than all we ask or think,
to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus
to all generations for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3: 20

 

Evening Prayer February 3rd

Jack Kinkead is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Feb 3, 2021 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 3 FEBRUARY. EVENING PRAYER.

 GREETING

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

And also with you.

 PREPARATION

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

Let our lips proclaim his praise.

Let our prayers rise up before God like incense.

Let our lifted hands be like an evening sacrifice.

 PENITENCE

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

Silence is kept

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

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

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

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

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

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

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

Amen.

 VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

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

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

Praise the Lord.

The Lord’s name be praised.

THE WORD OF GOD

 A READING

Romans 12:1-5

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

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

ADDRESS

NUNC DIMITTIS

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

For mine eyes have seen thy salvation

which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

to be a light to lighten the Gentiles

and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

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

Herbert Sumsion

PRAISE

God is light.

In God there is no darkness.

If we live in the light,

as God is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another

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

 PRAYERS

 We pray to the Lord: in faith we pray.

We pray to you our God.

 Silence is kept

 That the rest of this day may be holy, peace full and full of your presence; in faith we pray.

We pray to you our God.

That we may hear and respond to your call to peace and justice; in faith we pray

We pray to you our God.

That you will sustain the faith and hope of those who are lonely, oppressed and anxious; in faith we pray

We pray to you our God.

 That you will strengthen us in your service, and fill our hearts with longing for your kingdom; in faith we pray

We pray to you our God.

God of mercy, you know us and love us and hear our prayer: keep us in the eternal fellowship of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

COLLECT

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

 SENDING OUT

Heavenly Father, we share together the blessing of your presence.

Give us in this life knowledge of your truth, and in the world to come life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Lenten Poem—The Fast Life

Fast from judging others;
Feast on Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from fear of illness;
Feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute;
Feast on speech that purifies.
Fast from discontent;
Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger;
Feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism;
Feast on hope.
Fast from negatives;
Feast on encouragement.
Fast from bitterness;
Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern;
Feast on compassion.
Fast from suspicion;
Feast on truth.
Fast from gossip;
Feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm;
Feast on prayer that sustains.
Fast from anxiety;
Feast on faith.

Less is more

Snowdrops nod their graceful heads and songbirds tentatively start
singing; this year, the onset of spring seems even more poignant than
usual, with the hope that it is a harbinger of better days to come. The huge
interest in nature during this pandemic is an illustration of the human need
to reconnect with the natural world. While many aspects of life as we knew
it disappeared, nature showed us its constancy, in some instances even
thriving as human impacts were reduced. This has provided a much needed balm for the souls of many. Less time spent rushing around
resulted in more time to notice the world around us. The challenge now is
for people to relate their new-found (for some) interest in the environment
to the biodiversity and climate change crisis that faces the world and to
adapt their lifestyles accordingly. US President Biden’s actions should
provide a huge boost for the environment; additionally, companies
worldwide have the opportunity to adopt less wasteful and less polluting
practices as green technology improves. We can all help by supporting
sustainably run companies and avoiding unsustainable ones; then market
forces will direct the latter to cleaner practices.