St Luke’s Anglican Parish
Enmore with Stanmore
Service Booklet for the
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
16 September 2018
Welcome to our worship this morning!
The flowers in the church today are to celebrate the retirement this week of Bishop Bill Ray on St Matthew’s Day, 21 September 2018, after eleven and a half years as Bishop of Nth Queensland. Noel Jeffs has donated the flowers recalling a time past when they sat together on the high school bus and were from Anglican families of the Yarram district. They have remained friends, as children of the Diocese of Gippsland.
Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
To facilitate the hearing loop please turn your hearing aid to T-Cell setting.
Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.
The last verse of today’s psalm (May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer) is often used as a pre-sermon prayer. Yet it is a prayer not just for preachers but for all of us to use daily – to help us to ensure our words and thoughts are always godly.
- Pray for godliness of speech and thought throughout this week.
- Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.
GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME
We stand as the Celebrant and Sanctuary Persons enter the church
Introit hymn TiS 626 – Lord of Creation
THE GREETING – The Celebrant:
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.
Blessed be God’s Kingdom, now and forever.
THE SENTENCE: (said by the Sub-Deacon)
The Sentence: Mark 8.35
Those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for the sake of the gospel will save it.
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,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen
THE COLLECT OR PRAYER OF THE DAY
We say the collect together:
God of mercy,
help us to forgive as you have forgiven us,
to trust you, even when hope is failing,
and to take up our cross daily
and follow you in your redeeming work;
through 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
(We sit for the readings and the psalm)
First Reading Proverbs 1.20-33
A reading from the Book of Proverbs
Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Give heed to my reproof; I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you. Because I have called and you refused, have stretched out my hand and no one heeded, and because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic strikes you, when panic strikes you like a storm, and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, would have none of my counsel, and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way and be sated with their own devices. For waywardness kills the simple, and the complacency of fools destroys them; but those who listen to me will be secure and will live at ease, without dread of disaster.’
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 The heavens declare the | glory • of | God:
and the | firmament • pro-| claims his | handiwork;
2 One day | tells it • to an-| other:
and night to | night com-| muni • cates | knowledge.
3 There is no | speech or | language:
nor | are their | voices | heard;
4 Yet their sound has gone out through | all the | world:
and their | words • to the | ends • of the | earth.
5 There he has pitched a | tent • for the | sun:
which comes out as a bridegroom from his chamber *
and rejoices like a | strong • man to | run his | course.
6 Its rising is at one end of the heavens * and its circuit to their | farthest | bound:
and nothing is | hidden | from its | heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect re-| viving • the | soul:
the command of the Lord is true * and | makes | wise the | simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right and re-| joice the | heart:
the commandment of the Lord is pure | and gives | light • to the | eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean and en-| dures for | ever:
the judgements of the Lord are unchanging* and | righteous | every | one.
10 More to be desired are they than gold * even | much fine | gold:
sweeter also than honey * than the | honey • that | drips • from the | comb.
11 Moreover by them is your | servant | taught:
and in keeping them | there is | great re-| ward.
12 ho can know their own un-| witting | sins?
O cleanse me | from my | secret | faults.
13 Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins *
lest they get the | master • y | over me:
so I shall be clean and | innocent • of | great of-|fence.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart *
be acceptable | in your | sight:
O Lord my | strength and | my re-|deemer.
Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit:
As in the be-|ginning • so | now; and for-| ever | A-| men.
Second Reading James 2.18-26
A reading from the letter of James
But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder. Do you want to be shown, you senseless person, that faith without works is barren? Was not our ancestor Abraham justified by works when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was brought to completion by the works. Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness’, and he was called the friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. Likewise, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another road? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
A great prophet has ap-| peared a-| mong us;
God has | visit-| ed his | people.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Deacon: The Lord be with you
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Mark 8.27-38
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered him, ‘You are the Messiah.’ And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’ He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’
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 466 – Peace with the Father
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.
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:-
Mathias Oduro; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston; Ann, Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Tony Purcell.
Our prayers for those in immediate need:-
Br. Kentigern John SSF; Br William SSF; Robyn Cadwallader; Sheila Brown; Robert & Lyndall; Adriel; 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 Lloyd and Tina.
Donald Robinson, Former Archbishop of Sydney.
Anniversaries of the departed:
Violet Chandler; Margaret Coombs; Des Stone; Patricia Smith.
Saints Commemorated this week:-
17th: Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess, spiritual writer (d.1179)
18th: John Ramsden Wollaston priest and missionary of Western Australia
20th: John Coleridge Patteson, first Bishop of Melanesia, Martyr (d.1871)
21st: Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist and Martyr
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.
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:
pardon you and seta 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 534 – Love is His word, love is His name
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all gather around the altar for communion. Non-communicants are invited to share in the circle and receive a blessing. We sing the chant. When offering the bread, the priest says…
The body of Christ [the bread of heaven] keep you in eternal life. Amen
When offering the wine, the priest or assistant says…
The blood of Christ [the cup of salvation] keep you in eternal life. Amen
Will you come and follow me…
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 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 560 – All my hope on God is founded
Lectionary Readings for Mon 17th September – Sat 23rd Sept 2018
|Monday||1 Corinthians 11.17-33||Psalm 40.6-11||Luke 7.1-10|
|Tuesday||1 Corinthians 12.12-14:31a||Psalm 100||Luke 7.11-17|
|Wednesday||1 Corinthians 12.31-13-13||Psalm 33.1-5||Luke 7.31-35|
|Thursday||1 Corinthians 15.1-11||Psalm 118.14-19||Luke 7. 36-50|
|Friday||1 Corinthians 15.12-20||Psalm 17.8-16||Luke 8.1-3|
|Saturday||1 Corinthians 15.35-37; 42:49||Psalm 56.8-12||Luke 8.4-15|
Readings for Next Sunday – 23 September– 18th Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: Proverbs 31.10-31
Second Reading: James 3.1-12
Gospel Reading: Mark 9.30-37
Please take this booklet with you to use during the week
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 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.