Luke, Evangelist and Martyr
Welcome to our worship this morning!
ABM Reflection: – The call from God is heard within our hearts, if we listen attentively. Each one of us is called in some way to build the Kingdom of God. For Luke, healer and writer, the mission is to the Gentiles. What would have happened if he had ignored that call? Seven years ago and newly ordained, I presided at my first Eucharist on this feast day; no regrets although the harvest has not always been as bountiful as hoped for!
- Pray that we may listen attentively for what God is calling us to be and to become in His service.
ABM 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
Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.
We stand as the Celebrant and Sanctuary Persons enter the church
Introit hymn TiS 455 – For all the Saints
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 harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; ask therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Luke 10.2
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
who inspired your servant Luke the physician
to set forth in his gospel
the love and healing power of your Son:
graciously continue in your Church
this love and power to heal,
to the praise and glory of your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and forever. Amen.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
(We sit for the readings and the psalm)
First Reading Jeremiah 8.22-9.3
A reading from the Book of prophet Jeremiah
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored? O that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night for the slain of my poor people! O that I had in the desert a traveller’s lodging-place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a band of traitors. They bend their tongues like bows; they have grown strong in the land for falsehood, and not for truth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, says the Lord.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
10 All creation | praises • you O | Lord:
and your faithful | servants | bless your | name.
11 They speak of the glory | of your | kingdom:
and | tell • of your | great | might,
12 That the whole earth may know your | mighty | acts:
and the glorious | splendour | of your | kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an ever -| lasting | kingdom:
and your dominion en -| dures through | all • gener -| ations.
14 The Lord upholds all | those who | stumble:
and raises up | those • that are | bowed | down.
15 The eyes of all look to | you in | hope:
and you give them their | food in | due | season;
16 You open | wide your | hand:
and fill all things | living • with your | bounte • ous | gift.
17 The Lord is just in | all his | ways:
and | faithful • in | all his | dealings.
†18 The Lord is near to all who | call u -| pon him:
to all who | call up-| on • him in | truth.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning • so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men.
Second Reading 2 Timothy 4.9-17a
A reading from Paul’s Second letter to Timothy
Do your best to come to me soon, for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful in my ministry. I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will pay him back for his deeds. You so must beware of him, for he strongly opposed our message. At my first defence no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
I have chosen you from the world | says the | Lord
to go and | bear fruit | that will | last.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Deacon: The Lord be with you
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Luke 10.1-9
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”
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 405 – O Spirit of the Living God
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:-
Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence.
Our prayers for those in immediate need:-
Angela Bell; Deborah Vickers; Rosemary Bradford; Br. Kentigern John SSF; Br Damian Kenneth 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, Carol Rajahselvarajah and Asia Bibi, who is awaiting the outcome of her appeal against the death penalty in Pakistan.
Anniversaries of the departed:
Walter Pinkerton; Anne Barret; Elizabeth Dempsey; Dorothy McCabe; Jack Kimpton.
Saints Commemorated this week:-
23rd : James of Jerusalem, brother of our Lord, Martyr (d.c.62)
24th: United Nations, inaugurated 1945
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; Lyn Carrington; 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, Geoff Widmer and Kate Morrow.]
Please pray especially for the people on the Island of Sulawesi where the tsunami caused a devastating loss of life and the total destruction of homes and livelihoods. We pray too for the agencies on the ground giving aid.
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 520 – Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour
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. 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.
Domine Deus sung by Katherine Oldfield
Domine Deus, Rex cælestis, Deus Pater omnipotens (Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father) is part of the Gloria in excelsis Deo.
This setting of the Gloria was written by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) possibly in 1715. Domine Deus was written for Soprano with Violin or Oboe and Continuo (keyboard) accompaniment.
As this song is part of our worship, please do not applaud.
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 432 – Christ is made the sure foundation
Intercessions for this week:
Janet Walmsley; Nadia Wheatley; Janet Widmer; Jennie Winton.
Sally Woellner; Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea; Shirley & Barbara Allen.
Victor Anyarisi; Beth Armstrong; James, Elliot & Harry Barnes.
Angela Bell & Saffron Powell; Cynthia Berkemeier; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel.
Mervyn Bishop; Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Chris Brooks & Martin..
Tony Brownlow; Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke..
The Notices are given.
Lectionary Readings for Mon 21st to 28th October 2018
|Monday||Ephesians 2.1-10||Psalm 100||Luke 12.13-21|
|Tuesday||Ephesians 2.12-22||Psalm 85.8-13||Luke 12.35-38|
|Wednesday||Ephesians 3.2-12||Song of Isaiah (APBA.p.391)||Luke 12.39-48|
|Thursday||Ephesians 3.14-21||Psalm 33.13-21||Luke 12.49-53|
|Friday||Ephesians 4.1-6||Psalm 24.1-6||Luke 12.54-59|
|Saturday||Ephesians 4.7-16||Psalm 122||Luke 13.1-9|
Readings for Next Sunday –28th Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: Job 42.1-6, 10-17
Second Reading: Hebrews 7.21-28
Gospel Reading: Mark 10.46-52
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.