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Weekly Bulletin

10 March 2019

First Sunday In Lent

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 (dipping) the host (wafer), please stand in the inner circle for communion.

Those not taking communion are invited to share in either circle

for a blessing.

 

Today is coincidently the First Sunday of Lent – the remembrance of Jesus going into the wilderness for 40 days. Out of love for his people Jesus ventures into the desert to fast and to pray – alone, and in this he is confronted with all the desires and difficulties that his human nature throws to him. In this he prevails because of his righteousness and shows us that there is no real love without sacrifice. We ought to remember this message on our Lenten journey and especially today.

  • Pray that we might have the strength to be able to follow the example of Jesus in sacrificing for those whom we love.
  • Give thanks for the Anglican Church of Korea, the Daehan Seong Gong Hoe, remembering especially the Religious Orders within the Church – The Society of the Holy Cross (Seoul), the Order of St Benedict (Busan), the Daughters of St Francis (Busan) and the Society of St Francis (Gangwando)

Text:     The Rev Will Johnston,
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019

Kindly turn your mobile phone off or silent before the service begins.

We stand as the Celebrant and Sanctuary Persons enter the church.

THE ASPERGES

Celebrant:        You will cleanse me with hyssop, O lord, and I shall be clean.

People:           You will wash me O Lord, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Hymn TiS 591 – Forty Days and Forty Nights

THE GREETING

X The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

And also with you.

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins

Whose mercy endures forever.

 

THE SENTENCE: said by the Deacon or Sub-Deacon

Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him. Luke 4.8

 

THE PRAYER OF PREPARATION

Let us pray…

Almighty God,
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.

We sing –

The Kyries   Lord have mercy; Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy; Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.

OR we sing the St James Trisagiom

[Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us.]

We sit or kneel for –

 

AN ACT OF PENANCE – said by the Deacon

Lord Jesus Christ said, “If you love me, keep my commandments;

Happy are those who hear the word of the Lord and keep it.”

Hear then these commandments, which God has given to his people, and take them to heart.

  1. I am the Lord your God; you shall have no other gods but me.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.

 

  1. You shall not make for yourself any idol.

God is Spirit, and those who worship God must worship in spirit and in truth.

 

  1. You shall not dishonor the name of the Lord your God.

You shall worship God with reverence and awe.

 

  1. Remember the Lord’s day and keep it holy.

Christ is risen from the dead; set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

 

  1. Honour your father and mother.

Live as servants of God; honour all people; love your Christian sisters and brothers.

 

  1. You shall not commit murder.

Do not nurse anger against your brother or sister; overcome evil with good.

 

  1. You shall not commit adultery.

Know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

 

  1. You shall not steal.

You shall work honestly and give to those who are in need.

 

  1. You shall not tell lies.

Let everyone tell the truth.

 

  1. You shall not desire anything that belongs to your neighbour.

Remember the words of the Lord Jesus; it is more blessed to give than to receive. Love your neighbour as yourself, for love is the fulfilling of the law.

 

The Celebrant: We pray the Collect together:

 

 

THE COLLECT OR PRAYER OF THE DAY

O saving God,

who led your people through the wilderness

and brought them to the promised land:

so guide us that, following our Saviour,

we may walk through the wilderness of this world

and be brought to the glory of the world which is to come;

through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD – (read by the people)

We sit for the Bible readings and the Psalm – please note we are not singing the ‘Glory to God’ etc at the end of the psalm during Lent.

First Reading                                                             Deuteronomy 26.1-11

A reading from the book of Deuteronomy

When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name. You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, ‘Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.’ When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lord your God, you shall make this response before the Lord your God:

‘A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous. When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labour on us, we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord , have given me.’

You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God. Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.

For the word of the Lord                                          Thanks be to God

Psalm 91.1-2,9-16

1        Those who dwell in the shelter of the | Most | High:

who abide under the | shadow | of the • Al-| mighty,

 

2           They will say to the Lord * ‘You are my refuge | and my | stronghold:

my | God in | whom I | trust.’

 

9        The Lord him-| self • is your | refuge:

you have | made the • Most | High your | stronghold.

 

10       Therefore no | harm • will be-| fall you:

nor will any | scourge come | near your | tent.

 

11           For he will com-| mand his | angels:

to | keep you • in | all your | ways.

 

12           They will bear you | up • in their | hands:

lest you dash your | foot a-| gainst a | stone.

 

13       You will tread on the | lion • and the | adder:

the young lion and the serpent you will | trample | under | foot.

 

14       You have set your love upon me’ says the Lord * ‘and therefore I | will de-| liver you:

I will lift you out of danger be-| cause • you have | known my | name.

 

15 ‘     When you call upon me | I will | answer you:

I will be with you in trouble * I will | rescue • you and | bring • you to | honour.

 

16       ‘With long | life •| I will | satisfy you:

and fill you • with | my sal-| vation.’

 

Second Reading                                                        Romans 10.4-13

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans

For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ down) ‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say?
‘The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

For the word of the Lord                                          Thanks be to God

 

Gospel Procession – during the Gospel we sing the following chant

Gospel Acclamation: Said by the Deacon

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

No one lives on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Response:    Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

 

The Deacon Says:      The Lord be with you

Response:                And also with you.

 

The Gospel                                                                          Luke 4.1-15

The Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.’ Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone.” ’ Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, ‘To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.’ Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.” ’

Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written,
“He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you”, and “On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.” ’ Jesus answered him, ‘It is said, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” ’ When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

For the Gospel of the Lord                Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

THE SERMON

We sit for the sermon.

After the sermon, a time of silence may be kept for reflection on the word of God. We remain seated for the Hymn

TiS 402 – Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove

THE CREED

We stand

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      Many people here bow their heads…
he came down from heaven,

was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became truly human.
         and here 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 (Led by the people)

The Celebrant:           Please sit or kneel for prayer as we pray for God’s people and the world.

After each petition we respond…

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

 

For our community today:-

Merrill & Georgie Martin; Amanda Mason; Anne McCarthy; John M.

 

Our prayers for those in immediate need:-

Dayalan Saminanthan; John Dale; Andrew Stuckgolda; Penny Barraclough; Emily Jones; Christine Pickard; Geoff Widmer; Cody Hogg and his family; Denise Barnes; Angela Bell; Barbara Becroft; Anne Derwin; Nelson Palma; George McLean; Lyn Carrington; John Eddy; Deborah Vickers; Br. Kentigern John SSF; Robert & Lyndall; Kirsten Harley; Sister Frances CSC; William Frew; Emma Burns; Sue Drewett; Doug Hall; Kristy & Rodney; Kay Wilkins and Suzanne Campton.

 

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Thomas Stericker; Isabel Morgan; Nancy Russell; Rod Robins; Jeoisime Green; Ivy Noble; Robert Williams; Fr. John Buderus

X Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon them.

[Commemoration of the Saints – none commemorated this week]

 

And after the final prayer:

Accept our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord, who taught us to pray:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.

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

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.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God’s forgiveness.

Merciful God,
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 priest (or bishop if present) says the absolution.

Almighty God,
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

We stand

We are the body of Christ
His Spirit is with us.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

We offer each other the greeting of God’s peace.

THE OFFERTORY

A hymn is sung while the collection is taken.

TiS 499 – Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts

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…

 

The Celebrant –

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

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

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 ever praising you and singing:

THE SANCTUS

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

The Celebrant says:

As this broken bread was once many grains,
which have been gathered together to make one bread,

so may your church be gathered from the ends of the earth
into your kingdom.

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

 

 

COMMUNION

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

 

 

If you are taking the common cup please stand in the outer circle for communion; if you are intincting (dipping) the host (wafer), please stand in the inner circle for communion.

Non-communicants are invited to share in either circle and receive a blessing. When offering the bread, the priest or assistant says…

We sing the following chant during the distribution of Communion:

THE SENDING OUT OF GOD’S PEOPLE

We stand…the Celebrant continues –

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Father, we thank you that you feed us who have received these holy mysteries with the spiritual food of the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

We thank you for this assurance of your goodness and love,

that we are living members of His Body and heirs of His eternal kingdom.

Accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, and help us to grow in love and obedience, that with all your saints we may worship you for ever.

 

Then we say together: –

Most loving God,
you send us out into the world you love.
Give us grace to go thankfully and with courage
in the power of your Spirit. Amen

The priest (or bishop if present) gives a seasonal 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 463 –

 

The Notices are given by the Rector or a Churchwarden.

 

We stand for

THE MEMORIAL OF THE INCARNATION, OR THE ANGELUS

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.

Lord, we unite our prayers with those of Mary and all your saints.
Let your Word become flesh in our lives

Grant Lord, that as we have known the incarnation of your Son, Jesus 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 says

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ.                        Amen.

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