St George's Rod And Staff

St George's Rod And Staff

By St George The Martyr KR
An exploration of faith in a time of crisis. The official Podcast of St George the Martyr Kuils River.
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Sunday 24 May 2020
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Collect Triune God, Jesus prayed that we might be one: help us to transcend our differences and find our unity in Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Word 1st Reading Acts 1:6-14 2nd Reading 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 The Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by John chapter 17:1-11. Glory to Christ our Saviour Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE Blessing Go now, steadfast in your faith. Resist the evil one, devote yourselves to prayer, and bear witness to Christ as he makes us one. And may the God of all grace restore and strengthen you; May Christ Jesus make the divine love known to you; And may the Holy Spirit rest upon you ........and give you power until all is fulfilled. THE DISMISSAL OF THE COMMUNITY: Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia! Recessional Hymn CP 549 – Onward Christian soldiers
56:50
May 24, 2020
Sunday 17 May 2020
6th Sunday of Easter CP 619 – When morning gilds https://youtu.be/EKkTB617sDU When morning gilds the skies, My heart awaking cries: May Jesus Christ be praised! Alike at work and prayer, To Jesus I repair; May Jesus Christ be praised! Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! . Collect O God, you reveal yourself in love: pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things may obtain your promises, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Word 1st Reading Acts 17:22-31 2nd Reading 1 Peter 3:13-22 Gradual – J 156 – Spirit of the living God The Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by John chapter 14: 15-21 Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE Blessing May God bless us with wonder at creation’s glory. May God bless us with fury at creation’s spoiling. May God bless us with courage at this critical hour. And may the blessing of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, rest upon us and on all creation, this day and for the future to come.    Amen THE DISMISSAL OF THE COMMUNITY: Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia! Recessional Hymn J 168 – There’s a sweet spirit https://youtu.be/-9EGwkimNeQ
1:00:03
May 16, 2020
Sunday, 9 May 2020
5th Sunday of Easter Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Call to Worship/Praise O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God And a great King above all gods. Collect Eternal God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and life for all creation; grant us grace to walk in his way, rejoice in his truth, and share his risen life; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Word MOTHER’S DAY MESSAGE the Coronavirus a special day appears of a special person we all hold so dear Mother she is more than a day She is a life-time ‘Mother sweet mother of mine’ The songster rhymical said During COVID19 She’s called upon to care for isolated family and ‘couch potato’ spouse with every bit of morsel Lockdown allows to spare She’s like a brooding mother hen her chicks all in the house like old times she delights herself her mother’s love Steps out © Rodney Whiteman – 2020/05/07 HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL OUR MOTHERS To those still with us, to those who are ill, to those we have forgotten, to those who have gone to their eternal rest. God bless you all and thank you! 1st Reading Acts 7:55-60 2nd Reading 1 Peter 2:2-10 The Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by John chapter 14:1-14 Glory to Christ our Lord Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE Blessing May God bless us with wonder at creation’s glory. May God bless us with fury at creation’s spoiling. May God bless us with courage at this critical hour. And may the blessing of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, rest upon us and on all creation, this day and for the future to come.    Amen THE DISMISSAL OF THE COMMUNITY: Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia! Recessional Hymn CP 599 – Thine forever! God of love https://youtu.be/Vx_JK9FrTIM
1:01:10
May 9, 2020
Sunday 4 May 2020
4th SUNDAY OF EASTER Call to Worship/Praise Leader: Come, one and all, All: and join us in this place. Leader: Come, one and all, All: and seek the voice of God. Leader: Come, one and all, All: Christ calls us to be here. Leader: Come, one and all, All: and sing your praise to God. Collect for Purity God almighty, our lives are open before you. Come now and cleanse our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, as we seek to truly worship you, and enable us to perfectly love you, to the glory of your name. Amen Prayer of confession Almighty God, we confess in penitence of heart, our sin and its dark consequences. ‘Do not hide your face from us. Do not turn your servants away in anger, for you who have been our help. Do not cast us off, do not forsake us, O God of our salvation!’ With thankful hearts we give You praise. Amen Absolution The Lord who hears our loud cries for his mercy; as our light and our salvation, forgive us our sins, and let his face shine on us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Collect Good Shepherd, you are the gate that secures the sheepfold: grant that all who hear your voice may know you who calls us each by name, and follow where you lead; for you live and reign in the unity of the Blessed Trinity, one God, forever and ever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Word 1st Reading Acts 2: 42-47 2nd Reading 1 Peter 2: 19-25 The Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by John chapter 10: 1-10 PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH https://youtu.be/f51n-yb11dY O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer; when I call answer me. O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer; come and listen to me. Risen Lord Fill our hearts with Easter joy. God of our salvation, you open your life to our lives and we rejoice in your hospitality. Keep your Church abounding in this generous heart. Our hearts leap for joy when we hear you call. God of our salvation, inspire leaders to be true shepherds of your people; to exercise their power for the mutual benefit of all. Bind together in a common humanity people of every race and language. God of our salvation, your grace entices us to share the fruit of your goodness. Open the fortresses we construct to shut others out that we may celebrate the life you bring. Revive our disparate souls. God of our salvation, you still the troubled waters and lead us to places of refreshment and tranquillity. Anoint with your peace all in need of your healing touch. Protect and keep the sheep of your pasture. God of our salvation, gather to your eternal sheepfold all who have died… Grant that we may all dwell in your house for ever. Amen. Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE Amen. Commission Go now, listening for the voice of Christ, and follow the example he left us. Devote yourself to the apostles’ teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers of God’s people. And may God lead you to places of rest and renewal; May Christ Jesus give you life in abundance; And may the Holy Spirit fill your hearts with gladness and generosity. THE DISMISSAL OF THE COMMUNITY: Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia! Recessional Hymn CP 478 – In heavenly love abiding https://youtu.be/WhYTneax_EY
51:21
May 3, 2020
Sunday 26 April 2020
3rd Sunday of Easter - Year A THE EASTER CELEBRATION DURING COVID-19 Resources • ©2001 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net • Biblegateway • Common Praise • APB Call to Worship/Praise This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Leader: This Easter, we are reminded that love is our greatest challenge. Accept the good news, love those around us, share food with those you meet. All: As we worship, we listen for God’s voice. May we learn to love, accept, share and open the door to those whom we meet. Collect. Risen Christ, you revealed yourself to the disciples and calmed their fears: meet us in our uncertainties and walk with us into the new life you bring; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Word 1st Reading Acts 2:14a, 36-41 2nd Reading 1 Peter 1:17-23 Gradual - CP 563 – Rejoice the Lord is King https://youtu.be/2N0iVysrykU The Gospel Luke 24:13-35 Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE Commission Go now as witnesses of God’s eternal presence. The risen Christ has made himself known to you in the breaking of bread, so set your faith and hope on God, fulfilling your vows and living in genuine mutual love. And may God hear and respond whenever you call; May Christ Jesus make himself known to you in all things; And may the Holy Spirit open your eyes and set your hearts on fire with love. THE DISMISSAL OF THE COMMUNITY: Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia! Recessional Hymn CP 162 – Ye choirs of new Jerusalem https://youtu.be/xKVQ8JUZWJU
56:41
April 25, 2020
Sunday 19 April 2020
THE EASTER CELEBRATION DURING COVID-19 CP 141 – Christ the Lord is risen again https://youtu.be/nzy7jFNUc3w Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Collect God of mission, you raised Jesus Christ as the first born of the dead: by your Holy Spirit, empower us to witness to him so that those who have not yet seen may come to believe in him who was and is and is to come, and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Word 1st Reading Acts 2:14a, 22-32 2nd Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9 Gradual - CP 159 – The strife is o’er https://youtu.be/jGVazujx9Lc The Gospel John 20:19-31 Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE Lord Jesus Christ, you were handed over and crucified for our salvation. Bring to your inheritance all who died trusting in this hope. Grant life in your name. Amen. Commission Go now, glad and rejoicing, for the risen Christ speaks peace over us. and breathes his Spirit into us go and declare that there is forgiveness in his name And may God surround you with everlasting love. May Christ Jesus raise you with him to life in glory. And may the Holy Spirit anoint you with power to do good. THE DISMISSAL OF THE COMMUNITY: Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia! Recessional Hymn CP 161 – This joyful Eastertide https://youtu.be/5tipsbcfuB4
51:13
April 19, 2020
Easter Sunday. 12 April 2020
THE EASTER CELEBRATION DURING COVID-19 The Service of Light During which fire is blessed and the Easter Candle is lit to present the risen Christ The presider may trace a cross in the Paschal Candle, Alpha and Omega, and the numerals of the current year, saying, Christ yesterday and today (tracing the vertical arm of the cross) the beginning and the end (the horizontal arm) Alpha and Omega (these letters, above and below the cross) All time (the first numeral, in the upper left corner of the cross) and all ages belong to Christ (the second numeral in the upper right corner) to whom be glory and sovereignty (the third numeral in the lower left corner) through every age for ever. Amen. (the last numeral in the lower right corner). If grains of incense are inserted into the candle in the form of a cross, the following may be said: 1 By the holy 2 and glorious wounds 3 may Christ our Redeemer 4 strengthen us 5 and make us whole. Amen. When the Paschal Candle is lit from the fire, the following may be said: May the light of Christ, rising in glory, illumine our hearts and minds. The light of Christ. Thanks be to God. If candles have been distributed to the congregation, they are lit from the Paschal Candle at a convenient point during the procession. (now light your candles) The Paschal Candle is placed in its stand. The people are greeted. Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Rejoice, all creation! Let the heavenly chorus sing! Accept this Easter candle, a flame divided but undimmed, a pillar of fire that glows to your honour, O God. Let it mingle with the lights of heaven and continue burning to lighten the darkness of this night! May the Morning Star find this flame still burning among us. Christ is that Morning Star, who rises to shed your peaceful light on all creation. Christ is now alive and glorified with you for ever and ever. Amen. Collect for Easter Day Lord Jesus Christ You transformed the tomb of death into the womb of new life: make us joyful witnesses of this good news that all creation may be redeemed, restored and reconciled; for you live and reign, in the unity of the Blessed Trinity, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen The Liturgy of the Word Old Testament Readings These readings from Genesis deal with the following themes: (APB) • Creation of Adam and Jesus the new Adam • Human disobedience and separation from God • Obedience and faith of Abraham • Liberation from Egypt • Covenant at Sinai • God promises to purify the people of the Covenant New Testament Rom 6:3-11 Gradual - CP 136 - https://youtu.be/2U1MuOCHon4 The Gospel Matthew 28:1-10 Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE AMEN Commission Go now, glad and rejoicing, for Christ is risen and has become your saviour. Set your minds on the things of God for your lives are hidden in Christ. Preach and testify that he is the one ordained by God to judge the living and the dead. And may God surround you with everlasting love. May Christ Jesus raise you with him to life in glory. And may the Holy Spirit anoint you with power to do good. THE DISMISSAL OF THE COMMUNITY: Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia! Recessional Hymn CP 160 Thine be the glory – https://youtu.be/RbBOOmkMLmI
55:05
April 11, 2020
Good Friday
Good Friday in the time of COVID-19 The Lord is with you. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Good day faithful people of God. COVID-19 still haunts the corridors of our daily existence. I prayerfully trust that you are doing well and being creative with a new way of being. Our worship through this period enabled us to walk with Jesus to the Cross, with our hearts panting for the Day of Resurrection amidst the destructive presence of the Coronvirus. We are called to Be Prayerful Be Faithful Be Trusting Be Humble Be Mindful Be Compliant Be Caring Let us pray Almighty Father hear our prayer and look with mercy on your family the Church for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was ready to be betrayed into the hands of sinners and to suffer death on the cross; who is alive, and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, now and for ever. Amen Place on the Table - Bible opened - Light a Candle - Place a Cross Liturgy of the Word Reading Isa 52:13-53:12 The General Intercession Reading Heb 10:16-25 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE AMEN The Solemn Adoration of Christ Crucified Reading The Passion of our Lord according to John 18:1-19:42 Behold the cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. Come let us worship. Recessional Hymn The old rugged cross - https://library.timelesstruths.org/library/music/T/The_Old_Rugged_Cross/The_Old_Rugged_Cross.mid
50:58
April 10, 2020
Maundy Thursday
‘I give you a new commandment,’ says the Lord, ‘that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.’ HYMN CP 305 - https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/136342 I COME with joy, a child of God, forgiven, loved and free, the life of Jesus to recall, in love laid down for me. Collect God, our Father your Son revealed his love by giving us this supper to celebrate the new and eternal sacrifice: may he nourish us by his presence and unity us in his love; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, now and for ever. The Gospel according to John 13:1-17,31-35 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A1-17%2CJohn+13%3A31-35&version=NIV Hymn Brother, sister, let me serve you; let me be as Christ to you; pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too. As Christ stooped to wash their feet The disciples were surprised Peter reprimanded Jesus Had to learn the Saviour’s way. Washing of the Feet Lord, you have declared your will That we should faithfully keep your commandments You have commanded us to love one another As you have loved us In your mercy we ask you to hear our prayer That you most loving Lord stooped to wash the feet of your disciples: Accept this our act of obedience and humble service Wash us clean from all sin And teach us to serve you in the least of our sisters and brothers To the glory of the Father Who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit One God, for ever and ever. Amen Prayer in the time COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE AMEN Prayer of Approach Almighty and everlasting God we approach the sacrament of your only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ; as sick, we come to the physician of Life; as unclean, to the fountain of mercy; as blind, to the light of eternal splendour; as needy, to the Lord of heaven and earth; as naked, to the King of glory. Our Father in heaven Grant, O Lord Jesus Christ, that as the hem of your garment, touched in faith, healed the woman who could not touch your Body, so the soul of your servants in every home in the Parish may be healed by like faith in you, Whom I cannot now sacramentally receive; through your tender mercy, Who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost ever one God.--Amen. Soul of Christ, sanctify me Body of Christ, save me Blood of Christ, refresh me Water from the side of Christ, wash me Passion of Christ, strengthen me O good Jesus, hear me Within thy wounds hide me Permit me not to be separated from you From the malicious enemy defend me At the hour of my death call me And bid me come to you That with your saints I may praise thee For ever and ever. Amen. Psalm 22 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biblegateway.com/passage/%3fsearch=Psalm%2b22&version=NIV&interface=amp
45:39
April 9, 2020
Stations of the Cross part 3
Stations 11-14 Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief Hymn: https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/104635 Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus, remember me when you come in to your kingdom. Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Disciple Hymn - Father, I place into your hands My Friends And Family. Father, I Place Into Your Hands The Things That Trouble Me. Father, I Place Into Your Hands The Person I Would Be, For I Know I Always Can Trust You. Jesus Dies on the Cross Hymn - https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/143378 1 All to Jesus I surrender, All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live. I surrender all, I surrender all. All to Thee, my blessed Saviour, I surrender all. Jesus is Placed in the Tomb Prayer the time of COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL GIVE US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF GIVE US FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE. AMEN Together we pray the prayer Jesus taught us: Our Father in heaven … Blessing: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe. You have enriched our lives with every good and perfect gift; you have commanded us to show your splendour to your children and to praise you with lives of love, justice, and joy. Accept these Stations of the Cross which we offer in thanksgiving. As we look upon them and walk Christ's Way of the Cross, may our hearts be drawn to him who leads us with his triumphal banner of salvation. Bring us all at length to your perfect kingdom, where you live and reign with the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. C: Amen Hymn - https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/106480 1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; leave to your God to order and provide; in ev'ry change he faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: your best, your heav'nly Friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. 2 Be still, my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future as he has the past. Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below. 3 Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart, and all is darkened in the vale of tears, then shall you better know his love, his heart, who comes to soothe your sorrow and your fears. Be still, my soul: your Jesus can repay from his own fullness all he takes away. 4 Be still, my soul: the hour is hast'ning on when we shall be forever with the Lord, when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored. Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
1:16:36
April 8, 2020
Stations of the Cross part 2
Stations 6-10 Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns Hymn: https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/108334 4 Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow, Where the blood of Christ was shed, Perfect Man on thee did suffer, Perfect God on thee has bled! Jesus Bears the Cross Hymn: https://g.co/kgs/yydB8X Kom kniel by die kruis Jesus is Helped by Simon to Carry the Cross Hymn: https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/137167 1. O Love divine, what has thou done! The immortal God hath died for me! The Father's coeternal Son bore all my sins upon the tree. Th' immortal God for me hath died: My Lord, my Love, is crucified! Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem Hymn: 2 For us baptized, for us he bore his holy fast and hunger sore; for us temptations sharp he knew, for us the tempter overthrew. Jesus is Crucified Hymn: https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/137167 Prayer the time of COVID-19 AUTHOR OF LIFE HEALER OF THE NATIONS GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL GIVE US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF GIVE US FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE. AMEN Together we pray the prayer Jesus taught us: Our Father in heaven … Blessing: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe. You have enriched our lives with every good and perfect gift; you have commanded us to show your splendour to your children and to praise you with lives of love, justice, and joy. Accept these Stations of the Cross which we offer in thanksgiving. As we look upon them and walk Christ's Way of the Cross, may our hearts be drawn to him who leads us with his triumphal banner of salvation. Bring us all at length to your perfect kingdom, where you live and reign with the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. C: Amen Hymn - https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/106480 1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; leave to your God to order and provide; in ev'ry change he faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: your best, your heav'nly Friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. 2 Be still, my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future as he has the past. Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below. 3 Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart, and all is darkened in the vale of tears, then shall you better know his love, his heart, who comes to soothe your sorrow and your fears. Be still, my soul: your Jesus can repay from his own fullness all he takes away. 4 Be still, my soul: the hour is hast'ning on when we shall be forever with the Lord, when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored. Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
1:15:05
April 7, 2020
Stations of the Cross part 1
Stations 1-5 Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Hymn - https://youtu.be/q5D8AgK8ybQ Here I stay, for ever viewing Mercy streaming in his Blood; Precious drops, my soul bedewing, Plead and claim my peace with God. Judas betrays Jesus Hymn Truly blessed is this station, Low before his Cross to lie, While I see divine compassion Floating in his languid eye. Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin Hymn Lord, in ceaseless contemplation Fix our hearts and eyes on thee, Till we taste thy full salvation, And unveiled thy glories see. Jesus is denied by Peter Hymn 1 Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow, Where the blood of Christ was shed, Perfect Man on thee did suffer, Perfect God on thee has bled! Jesus is judged by Pilate Hymn 2 Here the King of all the ages, Throned in light ere worlds could be, Robed in mortal flesh is dying, Crucified by sin for me. Blessing: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe. You have enriched our lives with every good and perfect gift; you have commanded us to show your splendour to your children and to praise you with lives of love, justice, and joy. Accept these Stations of the Cross which we offer in thanksgiving. As we look upon them and walk Christ's Way of the Cross, may our hearts be drawn to him who leads us with his triumphal banner of salvation. Bring us all at length to your perfect kingdom, where you live and reign with the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. C: Amen Hymn - https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/106480 1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; leave to your God to order and provide; in ev'ry change he faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: your best, your heav'nly Friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. 2 Be still, my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future as he has the past. Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below. 3 Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart, and all is darkened in the vale of tears, then shall you better know his love, his heart, who comes to soothe your sorrow and your fears. Be still, my soul: your Jesus can repay from his own fullness all he takes away. 4 Be still, my soul: the hour is hast'ning on when we shall be forever with the Lord, when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored. Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
1:06:19
April 6, 2020
Sunday 5 April 2020
Palm Sunday Sentence of the day: At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. The Palm Gospel: Matthew 21: 1-11 Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21%3A1-11&version=CEB Collect: Eternal Father, your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ fulfilled your will by taking our nature and giving his life for us: help us to follow the example of his humility by walking in the way of the cross; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Reading: Isaiah 50: 4-9 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+50%3A+4-9&version=CEB Reading: Philippians 2: 5-11 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+2%3A+5-11&version=CEB Gospel: Matthew 26: 14-27 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+26%3A+14-27&version=CEB Jesus says “You will all become deserters because of me this night; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” A prayer at the time of COVID-19: AUTHOR OF LIFE, HEALER OF OF NATIONS; GRANT US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST'S SAKE AMEN (Venerable Rodney Whiteman) Prayer as we face the National Lockdown: Lord God, in this season of fear and uncertainty, as we face the threat of the coronavirus, Grant us the wisdom and determination to walk in one another’s shoes, The confidence and the humility to draw closer to you and to those affected, Empower us to pastor those who are ill, to weep for the dead, to support the healers and to care for and love one another. And the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with us all, now and always. Amen. (Archbishop Thabo Makgoba) Commission and Benediction: Commission & Benediction Go now and follow Christ in obedience. Have the same mind as was in Christ Jesus; Keep your ears open to God’s teaching; Be humble, even in the face of hostility and do not turn back. And may God help you and keep you from disgrace; May Christ Jesus lead you through the gates of justice; And may the Holy Spirit keep you in God’s steadfast love and fill your mouths with praise to the glory of God. Hosts: Lindsey Schutters and Archdeacon Rodney Whiteman
54:55
April 4, 2020
Wednesday 1 April 2020
5th Wednesday in Lent Reading: Daniel 3 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered, “Your Majesty, we will not try to defend ourselves. 17 If the God whom we serve is able to save us from the blazing furnace and from your power, then he will. 18 But even if he doesn't, Your Majesty may be sure that we will not worship your god, and we will not bow down to the gold statue that you have set up.” A prayer at the time of COVID-19: AUTHOR OF LIFE, HEALER OF OF NATIONS; GRANT US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST'S SAKE AMEN SENDING & BLESSING: We have to be candles, burning between hope and despair, faith and doubt, life and death, all the opposites. That is the disquieting place where people must always find us. And if our life means anything, if what we are goes beyond the monastery walls and does some good, it is that somehow, by being here, at peace, we help the world cope with what it cannot understand. * Hosts: Lindsey Schutters and Archdeacon Rodney Whiteman
32:05
April 1, 2020
29 March 2020
5th Sunday in Lent Gospel reading John 11 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2011&version=CEB In response to the word: We stand to proclaim that: We believe and trust in one God, Creator, Redeemer, Life-giver Even in the dark valley of the Coronavirus. Amen A prayer at the time of COVID-19: AUTHOR OF LIFE, HEALER OF OF NATIONS; GRANT US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST'S SAKE AMEN Hosts: Lindsey Schutters and Archdeacon Rodney Whiteman
49:49
March 29, 2020
Wednesday 25 March 2020
4th Wednesday in Lent Gospel reading: Luke 1: 28-30 28 The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!” 29 Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words meant. 30 The angel said to her, “Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. A prayer at the time of COVID-19: AUTHOR OF LIFE, HEALER OF OF NATIONS; GRANT US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST'S SAKE AMEN Hosts: Lindsey Schutters and Archdeacon Rodney Whiteman
34:48
March 25, 2020
Sunday 22 March 2020
4th Sunday in Lent Gospel reading John 9: 1-7 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+9%3A1-7&version=CEB A prayer at the time of COVID-19: AUTHOR OF LIFE, HEALER OF OF NATIONS; GRANT US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST'S SAKE AMEN Hosts: Lindsey Schutters and Archdeacon Rodney Whiteman
39:32
March 21, 2020