Saturday, 17 October 2020

Christ Church Celbridge - Morning Prayer - 18-10-20

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Order of Service

MORNING PRAYER

Stand      The Greeting is said.

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

A hymn may be sung.

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.

The minister says

Let us confess our sins to God our Father.

Kneel. Silence is kept.

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.

The priest pronounces the absolution.
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

Stand

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 Lords name be praised.

FIRST READING

PSALM

SECOND READING

CANTICLE TE DEUM part 1 (said)

1    We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as the Lord;
all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.

2    To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:

3    Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of· your glory.

4    The glorious company of apostles praise you;
the noble fellowship of prophets praise you.

5    The white-robed army of martyrs praise you;
throughout the world, the holy Church acclaims you:

6    Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all praise,
the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

 

THIRD READING from the Gospels

THE SERMON

A hymn may be sung.

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.
O
n 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.

Kneel

Let us pray.

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

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
O
n 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.

The versicles and responses may be said.

Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.


R.I. [O Lord, guide and defend our rulers

and grant our government wisdom.]

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 is said and the following collect

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
to know you is eternal life, and to serve you is perfect freedom:
Defend us in all assaults of our enemies,
that we, surely trusting in your protection,
may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers and thanksgivings, or a litany, may be said.

A hymn may be sung.

 

Going Out as God's People

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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: 14


Saturday, 10 October 2020

Christ Church Celbridge - 11th October 2020

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The Parish of Celbridge & Straffan with Newcastle-Lyons

 

A Service of the Word

 

Greeting

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

 

Loving God, we have come to worship you.

Help us to pray to you in faith,

to sing your praise with gratitude,

and to listen to your word with eagerness;

through Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

Hymn

 

Penitential Rite

A time of silence followed by the confession

Merciful God,
we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will,
   we have broken your law,
   we have rebelled against your love,
   we have not loved our neighbours,
   and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience,
      through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Priest/Lay Minister:

Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners;
that sacrifice a proclamation of God's love toward us.

Priest   

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.


Gloria (Or other suitable hymn/canticle of praise)

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,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

Ministry of the Word

 

Collect of the Day

 

Lord, open our hearts and minds
   by the power of your Holy Spirit, 
that, as the Scriptures are read 
   and your Word proclaimed,
we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

 

Lesson

This is the word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm

 

Epistle

This is the word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn (Optional)

 

Gospel (Stand)

At beginning: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to....

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

At end: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

 

Let us pray. (Kneel)

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

 

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.

 

The Prayers of the People

Prayers may take the form of intercessions, general prayers,

open or silent prayer.

Bidding & Response: Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayer

 

At the conclusion of the prayers

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.     

 

If a priest is present a final blessing may follow.

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......

 

Hymn

 

Dismissal:       Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

                        In the name of Christ, Amen.

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If you are a visitor or a new parishioner we are delighted

to welcome you to our parish.

For further information please see our parish website: cs-nl.org/

or our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CSNLParish/

The Rector can be contacted at 01-6288231/087-2328172

or email: stephen.neill@gmail.com

                                           


Saturday, 29 August 2020

CSNL NEWS SEPTEMBER_OCTOBER 2020

 

Issue 61 CSNL NEWS September/October, 2020


Parish Of Celbridge & Straffan with Newcastle-Lyons

Church of Ireland United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough


By the parishioners - for the parishioners


From Our Rector - Dear Friends ..


Well - its not over yet - just when we thought the last of the Covid restrictions were going to be lifted we find ourselves going backwards and we in County Kildare back in lockdown. There is no point pretending it is not upsetting and disheartening, never mind the genuine hardship for those in the business sectors most affected, especially the hospitality sector. I think we should pray for one another at this time and especially for those whether employers or employees facing into an uncertain and challenging future. Let us also pray for our schools, for pupils, staff, teachers and parents who are anxious about the challenges that will be faced in the school setting. Let us pray too for those who continue to suffer the restrictions around significant life events such as weddings and funerals and for all who bear this additional pain.


2020 is a year many of us will want to put behind us and yet the challenges we have faced together have perhaps given us a fresh perspective on what and who really matters in our lives - it has also created a stronger sense of community and perhaps painful and all as it is we will come out the other side a kinder, more generous and more responsible society. Not that it is all rosy in the garden - the political shenanigans of recent weeks have taught us one thing and that is that we cannot assume that those in positions of leadership will do the right thing and that we all need to look after each other and play an active part in creating a world where we live for one another and not for ourselves - funnily enough a wandering Jewish teacher said something similar 2000 years ago!


Every blessing. Stephen


Services - September/October - (subject to change due to Covid 19)

Sunday Newcastle 9 a.m. Straffan 10.15 a.m. Celbridge 11.30 a.m.

1st Holy Communion Service of Word Holy Communion

2nd Service of Word Holy Communion Service of Word

3rd Holy Communion Morning Prayer Holy Communion

4th Morning Prayer Holy Communion Morning Prayer


For humans and pets, note that (dependent on Covid restrictions) it is hoped to have a service outside on Sunday, 4th October, which is appropriately St. Francis Day!


Ongoing Events

Craft & Chat/ Time Of Prayer For Healing & Whist Drives will not resume until the Pandemic is considerably less of a threat.




Baptisms & Weddings

There have been no baptisms. A number of weddings were cancelled but there is one coming up - Samantha Geoghegan of Christ Church, Celbridge parish will be married to Lee Farrand in Christ Church, Celbridge on 19th September. We wish them every blessing in their lives together.


Bereavements

White, Matilda Elizabeth (Tilly) (nee Beattie), 15th August in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert James White. Sadly missed by her daughters Noelle & Hazel, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, brothers John & Ken, sister Alice, sisters-in-law Mary, Betty, Marion, Evie & Evelyn and her extended family and friends. The service was held in Kells Presbyterian Church on 17th August followed by burial in St. Columbas Church of Ireland graveyard, Kells.


Jim Shattock, late of Morrell Farm, Straffan & Drimnagh, died on 18th August and Rev. Stephen conducted the funeral service on 20th August in the Victorian Chapel Mount Jerome. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Adele, son Jamie, brother, sister, nephews, nieces, relatives (including Denis Shattock & Bishop Ken Kearon) and friends. We remember all those who mourn - may God comfort them.


Heritage Week

Thanks to Geoffrey McMaster who prepared a short history of St. Finians Church, Newcastle and Anne & Bill Nicholson who created a website to make Christ Church, Celbridge available to view during Heritage Week. The photography was provided by Dallas Camier & Rev. Stephen Neill, with the research by Anne Nicholson and the website by Bill Nicholson and also included are audio visuals of interest to the area by Dallas Camier & Celbridge Camera Club.


Organisation Focus - CRiTiCall

This is a new organisation which has been set up in the last few months to collect essential household items for families exiting domestic abuse situations. A local branch was set up in Celbridge in July by Kelly Bermingham, who lives in Celbridge supported by Dee Huddleston, Valerie Denner & Linda Halnon from our parish. There are a number of other local volunteers and a community guard involved on the team too. Collections are taken at the Slip Hall on the first Saturday of each month between 10 a.m., and 12 noon. Their first two collection days (in July & August) were very generously supported by many members of the parish. They are grateful for all donations given. These are brought to local refuges on the day and are distributed as needed. The next collection day is Saturday, 5th September. All types of goods are acceptable - crockery, towels, toys, games, bedding etc. If you would like further details of what to donate or would like to volunteer to help sort the items donated, please contact Dee at 086-8252455. Thanks again for all the support received.


Straffan Car Boot Sales Report By Jos Evertsen

Due to Covid restrictions and lockdowns, it has been decided to cancel all car boot events for the remainder of this season. Hopefully by next spring we may find ourselves in a more positive environment and hope to start up again by the end of April/beginning of May. Whilst the social aspect of the car boot event was greatly missed due to the Covid lockdown it has also been a great loss as a source of income, something suffered by many other businesses. Normally the car boot events would generate between 7,000 - 7,500 a year. Hopefully next year will be better.




Easter General Vestries

The Easter General Vestry for Celbridge & Straffan was held on Thursday, 27th August at 8 p.m., via Zoom. As a Triennial year, there were also elections for Synod members and Nominators.


The Rector opened the meeting with prayer especially remembering those who were sick and those bereaved. Parishioners from both ends of the parish took part via Zoom. Rev. Stephen welcomed all and remarked on the circumstances that Covid-19 had brought on the parish with the children from Primrose Hill School returning to school that day. He thanked all those who had served on the Select Vestry especially John Lougheed as Honorary Secretary for his preparation for the meeting and all his administration and Gordon Bass for the increasingly demanding job of managing the finances as Honorary Treasurer. He also thanked Church & Glebe Wardens, Jos Evertsen in heading up the overseeing of the Slip Hall Complex and handing it over to Bill Nicholson. Jackie Taylor was thanked as Lay Minister, our organists and Caroline Flood, School Principal. Gordon presented a very detailed account of the parish finances and answered any queries that arose. It was agreed to send a letter to the parishioners shortly to make them aware of the parish finances. The elections duly took place and the following were elected.


Rectors Church Wardens: Celbridge Paula Howard

Straffan Shirley Dunlop

Peoples Church Wardens: Celbridge Bill Nicholson

Straffan Dee Huddleston

Rectors Glebe Warden: Celbridge & Straffan Ken Denner

Peoples Glebe Warden: Celbridge & Straffan TBA


The remaining members of the Select Vestry are:-

Gordon Bass Caroline Cummins Linda Daly

Jos Evertsen Tom Hardy John Lougheed

Liam Gately


There are still a couple of vacancies on the Select Vestry.


Then followed the Triennial elections:


Parochial Nominators: Bill Nicholson Paula Howard

Supplemental Parochial Nominators:

Tom Watkins Jos Evertsen

Diocesan Synods Persons: Tom Hardy Robert Moody

Supplemental Diocesan Synodspersons;

Tom Watkins John Lougheed


At a short meeting afterwards, John Lougheed & Gordon Bass were confirmed respectively as Secretary & Treasurer unopposed!


The Easter General Vestry for Newcastle-Lyons is due to be held in St. Finians Church on Thursday, 3rd September at 8 p.m.


Thanks

Parishioners were delighted to worship, if socially distancing, in all three churches for 4 Sundays in July and 1 in August. Thanks to our Rector who then continued when Kildare was in lockdown to have a service in St. Finians and broadcast this to parishioners on the internet. Thanks to Geoffrey McMaster who took services on 2nd August and to those who continue to maintain the grounds of all three churches and set up the churches to abide by Covid-19 guidelines.

Calendar Of Events

September

Thu 3 Easter General Vestry. 8 p.m.

St. Finians Church/Zoom.

Sat 5 Collection point for CRiTiCall. Slip Hall. 10 a.m., to

Noon.

October

Sat 3 Collection point for CRiTiCall. Slip Hall. 10 a.m., to

Noon.

Sun 4 Provisional date for Pet Blessing Service. St. Francis’

Day.

November

Sun 1 All Saints Day.

Mon 2 Closing date for material for next issue of CSNL

NEWS - to be in churches on 8th November.


Search For Christmas Miscellany Robes!

All 30 Miscellany Robes have now been gathered in and 27 are being stored for safekeeping in Straffan Church until the next outing. 3 robes are being looked after in their homes! Some collars are still outstanding but it is unlikely they will turn up at this stage. However, they can be made quite easily if needed in the future. Thank you to all who engaged in the search. Dorothy Evertsen


Bishops Appeal Response To Beirut Explosion

On 4th August, a massive explosion ripped through Beirut, killing 157 people, injuring 5,000, damaging 50% of the buildings and leaving 300,000 homeless. This comes when the whole country was already on its knees due to its worsening financial crisis in decades and its struggles to contain a rapidly increasing corona virus outbreak. Beiruts hospitals are overwhelmed. Lebanon has taken 1.5 million refugees since war erupted in Syria in 2011. These make up 30% of the countrys population. Bishops Appeal has long supported Christian Aid & Tearfund partners in Beirut and has already funded the provision of emergency supplies and increased food and hygiene parcels for people who were destitute.


Now, as they assess the damage and the needs, Bishops Appeal extends the opportunity to all parishes and individuals who wish to contribute to these vital efforts. Donations can be made online http://www.bishopsappeal.ireland.anglican.org/give/ or sent to Bishops Appeal, Beirut Response, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6. We are also asked for our continued prayers for those affected and those trying to bring relief.


The Lower Hall Report By Jos Evertsen

The refurbishment of the Lower Hall was started last January and is now expected to be completed by mid-September. It entailed replacement of the roof timbers, rewiring, new plumbing, heating, insulation, fire alarm, security and WIFI set up. In all it has been modernised. There has been quite a delay due to the Covid lockdown, which caused the refurbishment works to be stopped from mid-March to early July. We now look forward to having it rented out as soon as possible and recover the lost rental income.

Team Hope Shoe Boxes

Unfortunately Team Hope have come to the difficult decision to run the 2020 campaign online only, meaning Team Hope and volunteers will be encouraging people across Ireland to work together, in any way they can, to donate 20 to have shoeboxes made on their behalf. Team Hopes network of local partners in Africa and Eastern Europe will then use this money to purchase items from the 4ws - wear/write/wash/WOW - locally. They will then create the shoebox gifts and deliver them directly into the hands of the children. We would encourage you to keep collecting/making/buying fillers for the shoeboxes as it may be possible for these to still be sent overseas to help make this years shoeboxes and if not we will use them next year when we hope to have a huge shoebox campaign to make up for this year. If anybody has a lot of fillers and would like to leave them in the sort centre, please contact Claire Burke - celbridgeshoeboxes@gmail.com and she can arrange a time to meet.


Primrose Hill National School Fundraiser To Resurface Play Area

This is being organised by Caroline Flood. The play area where the equipment is based is badly in need of a new surface that is durable through all weathers and is in keeping with the current playground health and safety standards. It is used on a daily basis by all from Junior Infants to 6th Class and enjoyed by all. Although 12 months have been spent in fundraising and the school received a very generous donation from Intel, on August, 12th one third of the amount needed (6,000) was raised. Fundraising events have been lost. In order to hold on to the generous donation, the funding needs to be in place and the surface replaced within a 6 month window. The entire school, community, staff, pupils, parents and the Board of Management are appreciative of your help in reaching their goal.


Plans were put in place so that the school reopened with rearranged classrooms and sanitising stations throughout. In addition teachers and other staff will wear mask/face shields when in proximity to children. Best wishes to all staff and pupils in their new environs.


Chuckle Time - Notice Outside A Local Chapel

GUEST SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY, 6.30 P.M. COME AND SHARE OUR MASSAGE.


Whos Who In The Parish

Rector: Rev. Stephen Neill 01-6288231 087-2328172

www.paddyanglican.com stephen.neill@gmail.com


Keep up to date on www.cs-nl.org &

https://www.facebook.com/CSNLParish & www.Dublin.anglican.org


Prayers

We remember all those who are sick at this time, at home, in hospital or nursing homes especially with very restricted visiting hours. All those who care for them at home or in hospitals/nursing homes. Those who have lost their livelihood due to Covid-19, those isolated in their homes not able to see/visit friends and loved ones.


2020 - A Fresh Vision

Friday, 7 August 2020

Beirut Appeal

 Collection in all churches this Sunday - envelopes for donations will be in pews

http://www.bishopsappeal.ireland.anglican.org/bishops-appeal-response-to-beirut-explosion/

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Easter Vestries


Celbridge/Straffan - Thursday 27th August 8pm in Christ Church Celbridge
Newcastle - Thursday 3rd September at 8pm in St Finnian's Church
This year is a Triennial so elections for Synod members and Nominators will take place
Social Distancing and other relevant Covid19 precautions will be in place

Sunday, 12 July 2020

5th Sunday after Trinity - Christ Church Celbridge



Order Of Service

MORNING PRAYER
Stand      The Greeting is said.
The Lord be with you
and also with you.


A hymn may be sung.

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.

The minister says
Let us confess our sins to God our Father.

Kneel. Silence is kept.

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.


The priest pronounces the absolution.

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
Stand
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.

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 Lords name be praised.

FIRST READING

PSALM

SECOND READING

CANTICLE TE DEUM part 1 (said)
1    We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as the Lord;
all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.
2    To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:
3    Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of· your glory.
4    The glorious company of apostles praise you;
the noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
5    The white-robed army of martyrs praise you;
throughout the world, the holy Church acclaims you:
6    Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all praise,
the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

THIRD READING from the Gospels

THE SERMON

A hymn may be sung.

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.


Kneel

Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


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.


The versicles and responses may be said.
Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.


R.I. [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 is said and the following collect
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
to know you is eternal life, and to serve you is perfect freedom:
Defend us in all assaults of our enemies,
that we, surely trusting in your protection,
may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers and thanksgivings, or a litany, may be said.
A hymn may be sung.

Going Out as God's People
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
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: 14