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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 15 November 2020

St George's Rod And Staff

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Sunday 22 November 2020
Feast of Christ the King COLLECT Most high God, majestic and mighty, our beginning and our end: rule in our hearts and guide us to be faithful, worshipping the One who comes as Saviour and Sovereign; and who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 1st Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 25: 31-46 Commission & Benediction Go now, and embrace the hope to which God has called us. Recognise Christ in friend and stranger, and as Christ has been gracious to you, so be gracious to those in need. And may God give you a place of rest on rich pasture; May Christ Jesus be the shepherd king who binds your wounds; And may the Holy Spirit give you wisdom and reveal to you the fullness of the one who fills all in all. Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:03:51
November 21, 2020
Sunday 15 November 2020
24th Sunday after Pentecost _ COVID Alert SA app download iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1524618326?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=za.gov.health.covidconnect _ COLLECT Generous God, you endow us with gifts for the good of creation: make us trustworthy in all things, that we may share with Christ the work of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen. 1st Reading: 1 Thess 5:1-11 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 25:14-30 PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction Go now, and live as children of the light. Put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. Make the most of all God has given you and encourage one another in Christ. And may God’s hand be open to you in kindness; May Christ Jesus welcome you into his joy; And may the Holy Spirit fill you with courage, vigilance and faithfulness. Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
52:29
November 15, 2020
Sunday 8 November 2020
23rd Sunday after Pentecost COLLECT Immanent God, you expect us to be vigilant: in the night of sin and death, wake us from our slumber and call us forth to greet Christ that we will follow him to eternal light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 1st Reading: 1 Thess 4:13-18 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 25:1-13 PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction Go now, and follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before us in Christ. Revere the Lord. Serve God in sincerity and faithfulness. Teach those who come after you to trust in God. And may God protect you along the way; May Christ Jesus keep you alert and prepared; And may the Holy Spirit fuel the lamp that guides your path. Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:00:09
November 7, 2020
Sunday 1 November 2020
All Saints Day COLLECT God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. First Reading: Revelations 7: 9-17 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 5:1-12 Students Prayer When Undertaking Exams Dear God, I ask that You would be with me as I prepare for my exams. Thank You, Lord, for the wonderful educational opportunity that You have granted me, enabling me to undertake this course of study. As I now prepare for my exams, I pray that You would be close to me and calm my nerves. Remove any anxious thoughts from my heart, so that I may approach this exam with a clear mind and a tranquil spirit. Help me to do my best I pray, to answer the questions clearly and to express my thoughts lucidly. Calm my nerves I pray, and bring to my mind all that I have studied, so that I may be able to answer all the questions to the very best of my ability. Thank You that You have promised to be with me in all things I ask that You stay very close in this exam. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction Go now and live in awe of God. Purify yourselves in heart and in deed. Hunger and thirst for righteousness; show mercy, and make peace. And may God take your burdens and free you from fear; May Christ Jesus be your shepherd and your shelter; And may the Holy Spirit guide you to springs of the water of life. Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
59:15
November 1, 2020
Sunday 25 October 2020
21st Sunday after Pentecost COLLECT Almighty God, your Son has shown us how to love one another: let our love for you overflow into joyful service and be a healing witness to our neighbours; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen. 1st Reading: 1 Thess 2:1-8 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 22:34-46 PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction Go now, with courage in our God. Declare the message of the gospel which God has entrusted to us, and in wholehearted love for God and for others, share not only the message, but your very selves. And may God be your haven; May Christ Jesus lead you into love - heart, soul and mind; And may the Holy Spirit bless the work of your hands and gladden all your days. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:13:36
October 24, 2020
Sunday 18 October 2020
Faithful Witnesses to God's Kingdom COLLECT Holy God, you govern all things in heaven and on earth: enable us to be obedient to your authority that serving you in the world we will be faithful witnesses of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen. 1st Reading: 1 Thess 1:1-10 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 22:15-22 PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction Go now as those who have found favour in the sight of God. Be imitators of Jesus Christ and an example to all of the life of faith. To the world in which you live, give your love and service, and to God, give all that you are and all that you shall be. And may the glory of God’s goodness be revealed to you; May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ take root in you; And may the inspiration of the Holy Spirit fill you with joy. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
51:41
October 17, 2020
Sunday 11 October 2020
Church at Worship: Invite everyone to your banquet COLLECT Lord of the feast, you invite everyone to your banquet: keep from us all that distracts us and stir in us the desire to respond with gladness; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. First Reading Phil 4:1-9 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 22:1-14 PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction Go now, rejoicing always in the Lord. Stand firm in Jesus Christ and be of one mind in him. Always act with justice; let your gentleness be known to everyone, and yield up your worries on the altar of prayer. And may God give you peace that passes all understanding; May Christ Jesus guard your hearts and minds; And may the Holy Spirit plant within you all that is honourable, just and pure. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:07:21
October 10, 2020
Sunday 4 October 2020
Church at Worship: God Gathers Us COLLECT Almighty God, in Jesus Christ we find the meaning and pattern of our lives: draw us ever closer to him that we may share in Christ’s sufferings and live in the power of Christ’s resurrection; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 1st Reading: Phil 3:4b-14 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 21:33-46 PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction Go now in the righteousness of faith and live by God’s just demands. Let nothing claim your devotion above the Lord, and count nothing of value above knowing Christ. Press on towards the ultimate prize, of being one with him. And may God’s perfect word revive your soul; May Christ Jesus be your saviour and your rock; And may the Holy Spirit strengthen you to press ever onward. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:10:51
October 4, 2020
Sunday 27 September 2020
The Church in Creation: Water is Life Collect Lord of all the waters of oceans, rivers, aquifers and lakes, evaporation and rain Grant us humility before the resources of the world To respect their limits And to acknowledge our dependence on them. May the waters of the world remind us of the grace of life and the depth of your love Through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen 1st Reading: Phil 2:1-13 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 21:23-32 Prayer for Young People Creator of the unborn, the conceived, the birthed, the baby and child, the teenager and young adult, the middle aged, the elder – we thank you that in all stages of human existence, you provide life, your life-giving Spirit. Even as the waters ebb and flow, so does our lives. Please bless, protect and guide all through our life-cycles, and teach us that following you is life-giving, for your love is sustaining and your presence comforting; for with you none of us is ever lonely. We pray in and through the name of our Saviour and Lord, even Jesus Christ. Amen. PRAYER AT 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Commission & Benediction As you go into the wilderness of the land and of your heart – May you experience the ever-flowing grace of God’s presence! May you be immersed so fully in God’s love that you learn to let go and swim! May you engage deeply and radically with the natural world, as steward, co-creator, and friend! May you drink anew from the divine source, the stream of living water! And may you be transformed, may the stagnant waters of your spirit begin to flow, and may all which is dead in you rise again! God is here. The river awaits. Through the blessing of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, may you go forth with joy to care for creation. Amen. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:09:32
September 26, 2020
Sunday 20 September 2020
The Church in Creation COLLECT Lord of all the waters of oceans, rivers, aquifers and lakes, evaporation and rain grant us humility before the resources of the world to respect their limits and to acknowledge our dependence on them. May the waters of the world remind us of the grace of life and the depth of your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 1st Reading: Phil 1:21-30 LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 20:1-16 Prayer for Young People We pray for our youth contemplating their career choices in challenging economic times; those who are employed for growth in those opportunities; those who feel despair because of rejection of applications for work; those who are single parents; those hurting from broken relationships; Jesus envelope them ever closer to you and help them. Amen. Commission & Benediction Lord, allow my ears to listen to the cry of the earth, the voices of my sisters and brothers, those who face the harsh reality of climate change. Lord, send me. Lord, allow my eyes to see the beauty of creation, in flowers, creatures, forests, and cities alike. Lord send me. Lord, allow my voice to speak out for justice and ensure people living in poverty are heard. Lord, Send me. Lord, allow my hands to care for the earth, to toil, to reap, to celebrate. Lord, Send me. Lord, allow my feet to take the path less trod, to walk the extra mile, to carry your compassion out to the world. Lord, Send me. Through the blessing of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, may you go forth with joy to care for creation. Amen. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
40:45
September 20, 2020
Sunday 13 September 2020
The Church in Creation CALL TO WORSHIP Be with us Spirit of God; for you rejoice in diversity and unity. You generate and nurture; you dare to risk and you hold safe. Speak into us the wisdom of God; bring strength, healing and peace THE LORD OF ALL CREATION BE WITH YOU. AND ALSO, WITH YOU Collect Lord you called your people out of Egypt to new purpose and responsibility in the Promised Land. Bind us together in care for each other and deepen in us our vocation to care for the community of life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Reading Romans 14:1-12 Gospel LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 18:21-35 Commission & Benediction Loving Creator of seasons and lifetimes you ask us to follow but we would lead you ask us to be humble and deny ourselves but we ache to return to greatness that never was. We want so much to be renewed and energized yet we refuse to let our power go to others we hold on tight to the control we don’t have and refuse to see your face in the need around us. Let us be like those ancestors before us who always saw the holy in each and every one who saw your imprint in the sand and mountains who lived for others and lived for the Divine. Strengthen us for service today and everyday make us humble enough to follow you daily into dark alleys and teeming streets of need let us be the love you wish to share with our world. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen. Coloured culture video: https://youtu.be/yiUh9rRzq5g
1:05:18
September 12, 2020
Sunday 6 September 2020
The Church in Creation Collect Lord of all existence Of land and sea and sky Fish and fowl and butterfly Help us to find each other in the fellowship of created beings And to celebrate our diversity In love and praise of you, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. All: Amen Reading Romans 13: 8-14 Gospel LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 18:15-20 Prayer in 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 BE RESPONSIBLE AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN Rodney Whiteman Commission and Benediction Go out in love, reconciled to one another in Christ. Lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light. Live honourably, fulfilling the law through love for all. And may God mark you out for salvation; May Christ Jesus be present among you always, And may the Holy Spirit reconcile you to one another and fulfil the law of love among you. Amen
45:43
September 6, 2020
Sunday 30 August 2020
13th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST COLLECT Holy God, in love you gave your only-begotten Son to save the world: empower us to follow the example of his obedience that we will take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen. FIRST READING Romans 12:9-21 GOSPEL Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 16:21-28 NOTICES RE-OPENING Bishop Margaret Virtue: ‘I confirm that our Churches re-open from 1 September 2020 for services and gatherings.’ We propose for all Sunday Eucharist Services for September Services for Sunday start 6th September St Monica: 10am St Mark: 0700 0900 St George: 0730 1030 (Only for Baptism 2nd & 3rd Sun) COMMISSION AND BLESSING Go now and follow Jesus in the way of the cross. Rejoice in hope, hold fast to what is good, persevere in prayer. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. As far as is possible, live peaceably with all. And may God hear your cries and deliver you; May Christ Jesus repay you with fullness of life; And may the Holy Spirit be with you always nourishing you in love and hope.
55:27
August 30, 2020
Sunday 23 August 2020
12th Sunday after Pentecost COLLECT God of our holy and righteous ancestors: accept us as a living sacrifice and transform us by your Spirit, that, being members of one body, we will offer our gifts in Christ’s service; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen. FIRST READING Romans 12:1-8 GOSPEL Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 16:13-20 Commission & Blessing Who do we say Jesus is? How do our lives reflect this? We go now to live out our faith in word, in action and in love And we go knowing the love of God the Father, strengthened through know the risen Son and inspired by the Holy Spirit, in this place and at this time, always. In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:11:36
August 22, 2020
UPDATE: Church reopens on 1 September 2020
In keeping with the Bishop Margaret's letter and the downgrade on the National Lockdown Alert Level.
08:42
August 22, 2020
Sunday 16 August 2020
11th Sunday after Pentecost Collect God of the foreigner and the outcast, no one is excluded from your embrace: inspire us so to love the world that all will live in the dignity and security of belonging in God’s family; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. First Reading Romans 11:1-2a,29-32 Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 15:21-28 Commission and Blessing May God be gracious to us and bless us. May God’s face shine upon us as we go out from here to make God’s ways known upon the earth to praise God in our homes and in our streets to bring God’s gladness and joy to our nations and neighbours. And so, may the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with us all, now and forevermore, Amen Now go into the world with confidence, trusting that Christ is walking with you. In the name of Christ. Amen.
47:41
August 15, 2020
Sunday 9 August 2020
10th Sunday after Pentecost Collect God of awesome wonder: Bless us with bold belief Even in the darkness of the night And the assault of life’s storms, That we may be messengers Of your peace and justice; In the name of the One whom winds and waves obey, And who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. Reading Romans 10:5-15 Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 14:22-33 Prayer in the time of 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 and Blessing We are now sent from here in the name of Jesus Christ to serve the God who cherishes us and to trust the Spirit who nurtures us. That you may live with the flair of those who have faith, I bless you! Amen! That you may live with the faith of those who have hope, I bless you! Amen! That you may live with the hope of those who have love, I bless you! Amen! The blessing of God almighty, the Creator, Redeemer, Life-giver be with you always. Amen. Now go into the world with confidence, trusting that Christ is walking with you. In the name of Christ. Amen.
43:28
August 8, 2020
Sunday 2 August 2020
9th Sunday after Pentecost COLLECT Glorious God, you shower creation with abundance: awaken in us a hunger for food that satisfies, that in the miracle of being fed we will be empowered to feed the hungry in Jesus’ name; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. FIRST READING Romans 9:1-5 GOSPEL Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 14:13-21 PRAYER IN THE TIME OF 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 AND BLESSING Go now into the world, strengthened by the gifts with which Christ has fed you. Be generous to others, for Christ has given extravagantly. Live by God’s word, avoiding lies and violence. Walk in God’s paths and never stray And may God’s wonderful love be with you everywhere; May Christ Jesus feed you with his body and word; And may the Holy Spirit confirm the truth in you and fill you with God’s presence always. Now go into the world with confidence, trusting that Christ is walking with you. In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:00:39
August 1, 2020
Sunday 26 July 2020
8th Sunday after Pentecost COLLECT O Sovereign God, Jesus Christ established your reign on earth: let its coming be like the mustard seed that grows into greatness, and like the leaven that mixes with the grain until the whole becomes greater; to the praise of the one, holy and Blessed Trinity, who lives and reigns forever and ever. FIRST READING Romans 8:26-30 GOSPEL Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Commission and Blessing Go now secure in the love of God from which nothing can separate you. Delight in seeking the Lord - look always for the power and the presence of God, and let love, like yeast in dough, permeate all you do. And may God work for good in all things for you; May Christ Jesus conform you in the image of his love; And may the Holy Spirit help you in your weakness, interceding for you, and in you, according to the will of God. The blessing of God almighty, the Creator, Redeemer, Life-giver be with you always Amen. Now go into the world with confidence, trusting that Christ is walking with you. In the name of Christ. Amen.
51:28
July 26, 2020
Sunday 19 July 2020
7th Sunday after Pentecost Collect Lord of heaven and earth, you sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and power of your Church: sow in our hearts the seeds of grace that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen Reading Romans 8:12-25 Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Prayer in the time of 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 and blessing Go now with your hope set on Christ. As children of God, let the Spirit of God lead you and let your righteousness shine like the sun until darkness and light are one. And wherever you go, whether you scale the heavens or plunge to the depths, may God’s presence be inescapably with you; May Christ Jesus welcome you into his inheritance; And may the Holy Spirit assure you that you are God’s children. The blessing of God almighty, the Creator, Redeemer, Life-giver be with you always Amen. Now go into the world with confidence, trusting that Christ is walking with you. In the name of Christ. Amen.
1:04:13
July 18, 2020
Sunday 12 July 2020
6th Sunday after Pentecost Collect O God of mercy, by your Holy Spirit you nourish us with life: plant us now in good soil, that we may bear fruit of justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. One God, now and forever. Reading Genesis 25: 19-24 Gospel Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 PRAYER IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 Author of life Healer of the nations Grant us the courage to face our trial Wisdom to find relief Faith to live responsibly And grant us your salvation For Jesus Christ sake
44:49
July 12, 2020
Sunday 5 July 2020
5th Sunday after Pentecost Collect O God our Saviour, you reveal your salvation through Jesus Christ, our wisdom and strength: teach us to shoulder our burdens and give us the strength to carry each other as you have carried us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen First Reading Romans 7:15-25a GOSPEL Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 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/Dismissal The God we worship is never confined to this holy place. So go and travel with the God who is found in ordinary and surprising places. As we depart one from another, let our hearts be secure through every human season. Let our hearts be secure in seasons of anguish as in seasons of joy, in seasons of failure as in seasons of success, in seasons of uncertainty as in seasons of security. Let our hearts be secure in this dual reality: we are worthy recipients of love and support we can never earn, and we are worthy providers of love and support others cannot earn. Let our hearts be secure, All for hearts know and understand and will respond if invited in. May the rhythms of our coming together, the melodies of our worship, and the harmonies both of our greetings and farewells, make musical our living, soothing our spirits and uplifting our souls, this day and into the beckoning future. The blessing of God almighty, the Creator, Redeemer, Life-giver be with you always Amen.
1:05:01
July 4, 2020
Sunday 28 June 2020
4th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday 28 June 2020 Collect Faithful God, your love stands firm from generation to generation: open our hearts to hear your word that we may seek Christ’s presence in everyone we meet; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. First Reading Romans 6: 12-23 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12: 3-13 Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 10:40-42 Prayer at the time of 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/Blessing Go now as those who have been brought from death to life, and welcome the Christ in all whom you meet. Present yourselves to God to be put to work in the service of righteousness. And may God provide for you in mercy; May Christ Jesus greet you as you welcome the stranger; And may the Holy Spirit lead you in the ways of sanctification and eternal life. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
56:14
June 28, 2020
Sunday 21 June 2020
2nd Sunday after Pentecost Father's Day & Youth Day Collect Lord Jesus Christ, you tell us not to be afraid: challenge us to abandon ourselves, encourage us to risk the sacrifice that we may find the abundant life you promise; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, in the unity of the Blessed Trinity, one God forever and ever. First Reading Romans 6:1b-11 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 10:24-39 Prayer for Young People God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayer in the time of 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 And may God be ever with us, ever creating us, ever moulding us, ever calling us and ever leading us. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
55:17
June 20, 2020
Sunday 14 June 2020: Music Sunday
Music Sunday Call to Worship/Praise Because he inclined his ear to us, therefore we will call on him as long as we live Collect Holy God, Lord of the harvest you send your labourers to spread the gospel: call us to this work, equip us by your Spirit and send us to proclaim your good news; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen. Collects for Music Sunday God of all creation, for whom the church, in liturgy and song, has borne faithful witness through the centuries; let us be your instruments of praise, that in us may be found that new dimension of sound which tunes our souls and bodies to the infinite beauty of your truth and the profound glory of your eternal light. For you reign, Trinity in unison, God in harmony, now and forever. Amen. The Gospel Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 9:35-10:8 Prayer at the time of 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/Blessing Leader: We go as individuals All: to serve as God calls us into a world in need of his co-workers. Leader: We go as a community All: to serve as God calls us as living witnesses to the kingdom values of right relations. Leader: We go as the people of God All: to be stewards of his generous giving, and to reflect his triune love in all we do and say. Blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be with you always. Amen
51:31
June 13, 2020
*UPDATE* St George the Martyr Kuils River remains closed, but further activity permitted.
Some news from the rectory regarding the current state of church activity and COVID-19 regulation requirements.
14:35
June 13, 2020
Sunday 7 June 2020: Trinity Sunday
Welcome to our virtual service on TRINITY SUNDAY. COVID is still with us at a time when we celebrate the community within God, calling us to deeper and meaningful intimacy and fellowship. Let’s now worship God together Collect Holy Trinity, sacred sharing of reciprocal love; free flowing relationship of grace: Give to us, Your friends, that deep regard for interdependence which You manifest, so that our practice may be collaboration, drawing strength from each other, and that, freed from isolation and operating like the lone wolf, we may reflect Your nature which is community; through Jesus Christ, at one with You, Creator and Sustaining Spirit. Amen. First Reading 2 Cor 13:11-13 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 Listen to the Good News proclaimed by Matthew 28:16-20 The Prayer of Saint Patrick I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation. Prayer at the time of 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: God has made us, God has shaped us, God has chosen us, God has sent us. May we go now to be makers of God’s peace, shapers of God’s love, choosers of God’s way and senders on the journey. And may God be ever with us, ever creating us, ever moulding us, ever calling us and ever leading us. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
39:55
June 7, 2020
*NEWSFLASH* St George the Martyr Kuils River remains closed until further notice under Level 3.
Archdeacon Rodney Whiteman gives an update on the False Bay Diocese decision to remain closed under Lockdown Level 3.
17:08
May 31, 2020
Sunday 31 May 2020: Pentecost
Pentecost Sunday Greeting The Lord be with you. And also with you Call to Worship/Praise (Ps 104:24-34, 35b) How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. May the glory of the Lord endure forever I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Collect Almighty God, with wind from heaven and tongues of flame you poured out your Spirit on the disciples: set our hearts on fire with joy and power and send us out as witnesses to the wonder of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. First Reading Acts 2:1-21 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 Listen to the Good News proclaimed by John chapter 20:19-23 Prayer in the time of 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 out into the world, sent as Christ Jesus was sent, gifted and empowered for the common good. Dream dreams, pursue visions and speak of God’s goodness in the words of those who would hear. And may God give hope to your dreaming; May Christ Jesus set rivers of life flowing within you, and may the Holy Spirit unite you as one body and set you ablaze with joy. We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, In the name of Christ. Amen.
35:06
May 31, 2020
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