Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
28 October 2018
Welcome to our worship this morning!
If you are taking the common cup please stand in the outer circle for Communion if you are intincting the host (wafer), please stand in the inner circle and Fr Philip will explain further at this time.
ABM Reflection: – Perhaps the most difficult thing in the Christian’s life is to submit to the will of God and to acknowledge God’s sovereignty over all. Few of us will suffer what Job suffered, but his story serves to illustrate that our challenges are not without purpose nor is our perseverance in our faith and trust in God without recognition. Even the blind man had to call out to Jesus twice before he was healed!
- Pray that we can empty ourselves of ourselves, thereby allowing us to taste and see that the Lord is good!
- Pray for the Anglican Church of Kenya, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.
Text: The Rev Laurette Glasgow, Special Advisor for Government Relations for the Anglican Church of Canada and the Diocese of Ottawa.
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2018
GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME
We stand as the Celebrant and Sanctuary Persons enter the church
Introit hymn TiS 133 – O Worship the King all glorious above.
THE GREETING – The Celebrant:
X The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
Response: And also with you.
Celebrant: Blessed be God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
X Blessed be God’s Kingdom, now and forever.
THE SENTENCE: (said by the Sub-Deacon)
The redeemed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. Isaiah 51.11
THE PRAYER OF PREPARATION (The Celebrant leads)
Let us pray…
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
HYMN OF PRAISE (Gloria in excelsis) we stand and sing:-
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God’s people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
Almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ,
only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
You take away the sin of the world;
Have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father;
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy one,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High
with the Holy Spirit,
X in the glory of God the Father. Amen
THE COLLECT OR PRAYER OF THE DAY
you give light to the blind and comfort to the sorrowing,
and in your Son you have given us a High Priest
who has offered the true sacrifice for us
and yet can sympathise with us in our weakness:
hear the cry of your people
and lead us home to our true country,
where with your Son and the Holy Spirit
you live and reign, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
(We sit for the readings and the psalm)
First Reading Job 42.1-6, 10-17
A reading from the Book of Job
Then Job answered the Lord: ‘I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?” Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.” I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.’
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.
The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this Job lived for one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations. And Job died, old and full of days.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 I will bless the | Lord con-| tinually:
his praise shall be | always | in my | mouth.
2 Let my soul | boast • of the | Lord:
the humble shall | hear it | and re-| joice.
3 O praise the | Lord with | me:
let us ex-| alt his | name to-| gether.
4 For I sought the Lord’s | help • and he | answered:
and he | freed • me from | all my | fears.
5 Look towards him and be | bright with | joy:
your | faces • shall | not • be a-| shamed.
6 Here is a wretch who cried and the | Lord | heard me:
and | saved • me from | all my | troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps round | those who | fear him:
and de-| livers • them | in their | need.
8 O taste and see that the | Lord is | good:
happy are | they that | hide in | him!
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning • so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men.
Second Reading Hebrews 7.21-28
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews
‘The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, You are a priest forever,’ accordingly Jesus has also become the guarantee of a better covenant. Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues for ever. Consequently, he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect for ever.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession we sing the following chant:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus preached the Good News | of the | kingdom,
and healed | all who | were | sick.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Deacon: The Lord be with you
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Mark 10.46-52
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’ And they called the blind man, saying to him, ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you.’ So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
The Sermon (followed by a short quiet-time of reflection.)
Hymn after the Sermon: – TiS – 668 Touch the earth lightly
We stand – Celebrant says: Let us together affirm the faith of the church.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten not made,
of one being with the Father,
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation (here we bow our heads)
He came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became truly human. (here we stand upright.)
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
X We look for the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
The Celebrant: Let us pray for the people of God.
We kneel or sit for the Prayers – led by a member of the congregation.
After each petition…
Lord in your mercy Hear our Prayer
Prayer for our Parish: (We pray together)
God of Love,
God of Mission,
you alone bring growth to your Church,
send to us your Holy Spirit to give
vision for our planning,
wisdom in our actions,
and power to our witness.
Help our church to grow in numbers
in spiritual commitment to you,
and in service to our local community. Amen
Prayers for our community today:-
Lyne Cuneen, John MacLulich, Eleanor & Constance; Edi & Oscar Davis.
Our prayers for those in immediate need:-
Lyn Carrington; John Eddy; Denise Barnes; Angela Bell; Deborah Vickers; Rosemary Bradford; Br. Kentigern John SSF; Robyn Cadwallader; Robert & Lyndall; Kirsten Harley; Sister Frances CSC; William Frew; Peter Wheatley; Jackie Bonham; Emma Burns; Sue Drewett; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris; Kim Hill; Jenny; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew; Robyn & Frank Norman; Michael Bunyan, Anne Derwin; Barbara Becroff; Sam George, Tina, Kate, Carol Rajahselvarajah; Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha; and for Asia Bibi, who is awaiting the outcome of her appeal against the death penalty in Pakistan.
David Shellard (Rosemary Bradford’s brother)
Anniversaries of the departed:
Frank Dahl; Millicent Elliott; William Bullock; Helen Jones; Donald Arnott, Edward Twivey; Bob Morey; Frank Gosden; Violet Foster; Rockley Millen.
Saints Commemorated this week:-
31st: Martin Luther (d.1546) and other Continental Reformers
3rd : Richard Hooker, priest and teacher (d.1600)
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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours
now and forever. Amen
[In your private prayers, please continue to pray for those on our long Term list:
Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Barbara Granger; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa and Evelyn; Barbara MacLulich; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & her mother; Dawn Holland; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Matthew Winter; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg and Geoff Widmer.]
THE CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
The Sub-Deacon says: God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy, welcoming sinners and inviting them to the Lord’s Table.
Let us be quiet while we call to mind our sins. A time of silence is kept.
The Sub Deacon says: Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God’s forgiveness.
our maker and our judge,
we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
and in what we have failed to do:
we have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves;
we repent, and are sorry for all our sins.
Father forgive us.
Strengthen us to love and obey you in newness of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Celebrant says -.
who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith:
X pardon you and set you free from all your sins,
strengthen you in all goodness
and keep you in eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
THE GREETING OF PEACE
(Clergy and sanctuary party move to face the people in front of the altar.)
Celebrant We are the body of Christ
People: His Spirit is with us.
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
(We offer each other the greeting of God’s peace.)
A hymn is sung while the collection is taken.
Offertory Hymn – TiS 658 – I the Lord of Sea and Sky
The bread and wine are brought to the altar. Small candles are also brought up. Any member of the congregation can carry a candle to represent a prayer or a thanksgiving of their own.
During the hymn there is a pause for the offertory prayer as the bread and wine (gifts) are offered and the Celebrant prays: –
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.
Through your goodness we have these gifts to share.
Accept and use our offerings for your glory
and for the service of your kingdom.
Blessed be God for ever.
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
All glory and honour be yours always and everywhere,
Mighty Creator, ever-living God.
We give you thanks and praise for your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,
Who by the power of your Spirit was born of Mary and lived as one of us.
By His death on the cross and rising to new life,
He offered the one true sacrifice for sin
And obtained an eternal deliverance for his people.
Therefore with angels and archangels,
And with all the company of heaven,
We proclaim your great and glorious name,
For every praising you and singing:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
X Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Merciful God, we thank you for these gifts of your creation,
This bread and wine,
And we pray that by your Word and Holy Spirit,
We who eat and drink them may be partakers of Christ’s body and blood.
On the night He was betrayed Jesus took bread;
And when He had given you thanks He broke it
And gave it to His disciples, saying
‘Take, eat. This is my body given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.’
After supper, He took the cup,
And again giving you thanks
He gave it to His disciples, saying,
‘Drink from this, all of you.
This is my blood of the new covenant
Shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’
Therefore, we do as our Saviour has commanded;
Proclaiming His offering of Himself made once for all upon the cross,
His mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
And looking for His coming again,
We celebrate, with this bread and this cup,
His one perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
X Renew us by your Holy Spirit; unite us in the body of your Son,
And bring us with all your people into the joy of your eternal kingdom;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
With whom and in whom, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
We worship you, Father, in songs of never-ending praise.
X Blessing and honour and glory and power
are yours for ever and ever. Amen.
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND THE COMMUNION
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
We who are many are one body,
for we all share in the one bread.
Then is sung the Agnus Dei
Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us your peace.
THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION
The Celebrant says –
Come let us take this holy sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in remembrance that he died for us. Let us feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.
The gifts of God for the people of God.
This is the Lord’s Table and all are welcome. We gather around the altar for communion.
If you are taking the common cup please stand in the outer circle for communion; if you are intincting the host (wafer), please stand in the inner circle for communion.
Non-communicants are invited to share in the circle and receive a blessing.
Around the altar we sing the chant below
When offering the bread, the priest says…
X The body of Christ [the bread of heaven] keep you in eternal life. Amen
When offering the wine, the priest or assistant says…
X The blood of Christ [the cup of salvation] keep you in eternal life. Amen
While receiving communion we sing the following chant.
After communion we return to our places and sit or kneel.
Silence is kept for a short meditation.
THE SENDING OUT OF GOD’S PEOPLE
The Celebrant says: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
The Celebrant prays
in this holy meal you fill us with new hope.
May the power of your love,
which we have known in word and sacrament,
continue your saving work among us,
give us courage for our pilgrimage,
and bring us to the joys you promise.
And we respond:
We offer ourselves to you
As a living sacrifice
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Send us out in the power of your Spirit,
to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen
The priest (or bishop if present) gives the blessing:
The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; and the X blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
A final hymn is sung: TiS 517 – Hallelujah sing to Jesus
The Notices are given.
Please take this booklet with you to use during the week
Lectionary Readings for Mon 29 to 4th November 2018
|Monday||Ephesians 4.32-5.8||Psalm 1||Luke 13.10-17|
|Tuesday||Ephesians 5.21-33||Psalm128||Luke 13.18-21|
|Wednesday||Ephesians 6.1-9||Psalm 145.10-13||Luke 13.22-30|
|Thursday||Ephesians 6.10-20||Psalm 144.1-8||Luke 13.31-35|
|Friday||Philippians 1.1-11||Psalm 111.1-8||Luke 14.1-6|
|Saturday||Philippians 1.18b-26||Psalm 42.1-7||Luke 14.1-7-11|
Readings for Next Sunday –4th All Saints
First Reading: Isaiah 25.6-9
Second Reading: Revelation 21.1-6a
Gospel Reading: John 11.32-44
Intercessions for this week:
Please pray for our Opshop volunteers.
Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Michael. Fleming, Elizabeth Armstrong; Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas.
Stephen Gates & Andrew; Altin Gavranovic & Hannah Forsyth.
Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo; Kevin Green; Stuart Grigg &’Tricia Blombery.
Richard Hagen & Somsakdi Sirithammakij; John, Martha &Christopher Haly.
Raymond Heslehurst; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Moya Holle.
MEMORIAL OF THE INCARNATION OR THE ANGELUS
Celebrant: The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit
I am the lowly servant of the Lord
be it done to me according to your word.
The Word became flesh
and dwelt among us.
Blessed in the message Gabriel brought
blessed by the work the Spirit wrought;
from whom the great desire of earth
took human flesh and human birth.
Celebrant: Lord, we unite our prayers with those of Mary and all your saints.
Let your Word become flesh in our lives
Celebrant: Grant Lord, that as we have known the incarnation of Christ, by the message of an angel, so by his X cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Amen.
The deacon: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.