SOUTHERN REGION CLERGY CONFERENCE

EUCHARIST – Tuesday 6th August 2019

GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME

SONG - SOG 821 All Are Welcome

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell
how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions,
rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions:

All are welcome,
all are welcome,
all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak,
and words are strong and true,
where all God’s children dare to seek
to dream God’s reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness
and as symbol of God’s grace;
here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

All are welcome,
all are welcome,
all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where love is found
in water, wine and wheat:
a banquet hall on holy ground
where peace and justice meet.
Here the love of God, through Jesus,
is revealed in time and space;
as we share in Christ the feast that frees us:

All are welcome,
all are welcome,
all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where hands will reach
beyond the wood and stone
to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,
and live the Word they’ve known.
Here the outcast and the stranger
bear the image of God’s face;
let us bring an end to fear and danger:

All are welcome,
all are welcome,
all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where all are named,
their songs and visions heard
and loved and treasured, taught and claimed
as words within the Word.
Built of tears and cries and laughter,
prayers of faith and songs of grace,
let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:

All are welcome,
all are welcome,
all are welcome in this place.

Words and Music © Marty Haugen, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.

The Archbishop says

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray

Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,

all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name,

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect

Eternal God, our glorious king,

whose Son Jesus Christ was transfigured on the holy mountain

and seen in splendor by his chosen witnesses:

grant us, his followers, faith to perceive his glory,

to listen to him, and to walk in his way,

that we may be changed into his likeness from glory to glory;

for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Please be seated

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Old Testament Reading

- Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 (Revd Chris Tyack)

After the reading

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 97 – to be read in unison

The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice;
    let the many coastlands be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him,
    and consumes his adversaries on every side.
His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.

The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
    and all the peoples behold his glory.
All worshipers of images are put to shame,
    those who make their boast in worthless idols;
    all gods bow down before him.
Zion hears and is glad,
    and the towns of Judah rejoice,
    because of your judgments, O God.
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above all gods.

10 The Lord loves those who hate evil;
    he guards the lives of his faithful;
    he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light dawns for the righteous,
    and joy for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
    and give thanks to his holy name!

New Testament Reading

– 2 Peter 1:16-19 (Revd Jeremy Gehrmann)

After the reading

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

SONG - TIS 234 How Good Lord to be Here

How good Lord to be here

Your glory fills the night

Your face and garments like the sun

Shine with unborrowed light

How good Lord to be here

Your beauty to behold

Where Moses and Elijah stand

Your messengers of old

Fulfiller of the past

Promise of things to be

We hail your body glorified

And our redemption see

Before we taste of death

We see your kingdom come

We still would hold the vision bright

And make this hill our home

How good Lord to be here

Yet we may not remain

But since you bid us leave the mount

Come with us to the plain

Joseph Armitage Robinson

Public Domain

The Gospel

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark chapter 9 verses 2 to 10.

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

READING – MARK 9:2-10

After the Gospel reading

This is the Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

The Sermon

Archbishop Phillip

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Intercessions are offered by Revd Lynda Johnson for the world, the church and those in need.

Accept our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord who taught us to pray:

Our Father in heaven,

   hallowed be your name,

   your kingdom come,

   your will be done,

       on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

   as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

   and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and forever. Amen.

CONFESSION

All stand

Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25

Jesus said: Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy, welcoming sinners and inviting them to the Lord’s table.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God's forgiveness.

Merciful God,

our maker and our judge,

we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

    and in what we have failed to do:

we have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves;

we repent, and are sorry for all our sins.

Father, forgive us.

Strengthen us to love and obey you

    in newness of life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Absolution.

Almighty God,

who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith:

pardon you and set you free from all your sins,

strengthen you in all goodness

and keep you in eternal life,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

RE-AFFIRMATION OF VOWS

The Archbishop says

My sisters and brothers, I invite you now to dedicate yourselves afresh in God’s service, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Archbishop addresses the baptised

Sisters and brothers, in baptism we are joined to Christ and called to love and serve our neighbours as Christ loves us and laid his life down for us. Do you commit yourself to loving service in Christ’s name?

The baptised respond

I do, the Lord being my helper.

Gracious and Holy God, we pray for all who minister, that they may be constant in prayer and steadfast in faith, and serve your people with joy.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

All in deacon’s orders remain standing.

The Archbishop addresses the deacons.

At your ordination as a deacon, you were authorised as an ambassador of Christ to make known in word and deed his gospel of reconciliation.

Will you continue faithfully in this ministry making Christ known to all?

The deacons respond

By the help of God, I will.

Living God we pray for all deacons, that you may pour upon them the riches of your grace. As you have called them to service may you make them worthy of that calling.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

All in priest’s orders stand

The Archbishop addresses the priests.

At your ordination to the priesthood you took authority to watch over and care for God’s people, to absolve and bless them in God’s name, to proclaim the gospel of salvation and to minister the sacraments of the New Covenant.

Will you continue as faithful stewards of the mysteries of God, preaching the Gospel of Christ, and ministering his holy sacraments?

The priests respond

By the help of God, I will.

Gracious God, we pray for all priests, that you will bless them with the fullness of your love, so that they may be faithful ministers of your word and sacraments and lead your people in the way of salvation.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

All in bishop’s orders stand

The Archbishop addresses the bishops.

At our consecration as bishops we received the gift of the Spirit, to lead the Church in mission and send out ministers in Christ’s name; to promote the church’s unity, uphold its discipline, and guard its faith; and to teach and govern the people committed to our charge.

I invite you to join me, in rededicating ourselves to this ministry.

The bishops join the Archbishop in saying

We promise, with the help of God to continue faithfully in our ministry as bishops, watching over Christ’s flock, and building them up in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace.

Gracious God we pray for all bishops, that despite our unworthiness we may be faithful to the great trust that has been handed to us. Grant that we may become like our Good Shepherd and great High Priest, the teacher and servant of all, and so become more and more a sign of Christ’s loving presence among God’s people.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Clergy are invited to come forward to be anointed.

COLLATION OF ARCHDEACON

The candidate stands before the Archbishop.

The Right Rev’d John Roundhill, Bishop of the Southern Region says,

Most Reverend Father in God,

I present to you The Rev’d Allan Paulsen

whom you have appointed to the office of Archdeacon of Moreton,

and ask that he now be collated to this office.

The Archbishop addresses the candidate,

It is the responsibility of Archdeacons to assist the Archbishop and Regional Bishops in caring for Christ’s Church in areas committed to them.

Allan, before God and this congregation I ask you,

do you believe that you are truly called by God to this ministry as

Archdeacon of Moreton.

The candidate responds,

I do believe I am called by God to this ministry

and I willingly commit myself to it,

trusting in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Archbishop says,

May God who has given you the will to undertake this ministry, grant you also the power and grace to fulfil it.

Please stand as you are able.

The candidate kneels. The Archbishop continues,

Let us pray for Allan that God will provide the gifts necessary for him in his new responsibilities.

Living God, you call us by your grace to offer our gifts for the good of your Church and for the strengthening of our common life: hear the prayers of your faithful people, and give to your servant, Allan, the needful gifts of grace that he may faithfully fulfil the ministry now entrusted to him; through our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  

Amen.

The Archbishop delivers the licence to the Archdeacon.

Allan, accept this charge which is both mine and yours,

in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Be faithful to the trust now committed to you,

and be a true pastor under the great Shepherd of us all,

Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

God stir up within you the gift of the Spirit

that you may confess Jesus Christ as Lord

and proclaim the joy of the everlasting gospel

wherever you may be;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be upon you and remain with you always.   Amen.

I present to you Allan now collated Archdeacon of the Moreton.

We greet the newly-collated Archdeacon with applause.

THE GREETING OF PEACE

The Archbishop says

We are the body of Christ

His Spirit is with us

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you

We share the Peace of Christ with each other  

SONG:  SOG 830 - Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

Called as partners in Christ’s service,
called to ministries of grace,
we respond with deep commitment
fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing,
side by side and friend with friend,
equal partners in our caring
to fulfill God’s chosen end.

Christ’s example, Christ’s inspiring,
Christ’s clear call to work and worth,
let us follow, never faltering,
reconciling folk on earth.
Men and women, richer, poorer,
all God’s people, young and old,
blending human skills together
gracious gifts from God unfold.

Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission,
in a small or global sense,
help us bear each other’s burdens,
breaking down each wall or fence.
Words of comfort, words of vision,
words of challenge, said with care,
bring new power and strength for action,
make us colleagues, free and fair.

So God grant us, for tomorrow,
ways to order human life
that surround each person’s sorrow
with a calm that conquers strife.
Make us partners in our living,
our compassion to increase,
messengers of faith, thus giving
hope and confidence and peace.

 
Words © Jane Parker Huber 1926-2008

The Archbishop says

Compassionate and loving God, accept this bread and wine and your gifts in us, to soften hard hearts and open closed minds and make your kingdom known.  May compassion, grace and love bless and enliven Christ’s servants here in our own communities and around the world. Amen.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

The Lord be with you

And also with you

Lift up your hearts

We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to give our thanks and praise

Loving God,

We thank you for this world of wonder and delight.

You have given it to us to care for,

so that all your creatures may enjoy its bounty.

Lord our God,

We give you thanks and praise

We thank you that when we turned away from you,

you sent Jesus to live and work as one of us,

and bring us back to you.

He showed us how to love you

and set us free to love and serve one another.

Lord our God,

We give you thanks and praise

We thank you that on the cross

Jesus took away our sin,

all that keeps us from each other and from you.

He frees us from hate and fear,

from all that destroys love and trust.

Lord our God,

We give you thanks and praise

And so with everyone who believes in you,

With all the saints and angels,

We rejoice and praise you, saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

And now we thank you

For these gifts of bread and wine;

may we who receive them,

as Jesus said,

share his body and blood.

On the night he was betrayed, he took bread

and gave you thanks.

He broke the bread and gave it to his friends, and said,

‘Take and eat. This is my body given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.’

After supper he took the cup

and gave you thanks.

He shared the cup with them and said,

‘This is my blood poured out

so that sins may be forgiven.

Do this in remembrance of me.’

You have gathered us together

to feed on Christ

and to remember all he has done for us:

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died

Christ is risen

Christ will come again

Fill us with your Spirit

that we may follow Jesus

in all we do and say,

working for justice and bringing your peace

to this world that you have made.

Accept our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessing and honour and glory and power

are yours for ever and ever. Amen.

THE BREAKING OF BREAD AND THE COMMUNION

The Archbishop says

As this broken bread was once many grains,

which have been gathered together and made one bread:

so may your Church be gathered

from the ends of the earth into your kingdom.

The gifts of God for the people of God. Come let us take this holy sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in remembrance that he died for us and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

SONG DURING COMMUNION - TIS 609 May the Mind

May the mind of Christ my Saviour
Live in me from day to day
By His love and pow'r controlling
All I do and say

May the Word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His pow'r

May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea
Him exalting self abasing
This is victory

May I run the race before me
Strong and brave to face the foe
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go

Arthur Cyril Barham-Gould | Kate Barclay Wilkinson

© Words: Public Domain

THE SENDING OUT OF GOD’S PEOPLE

The Archbishop says

Father of all

we give you thanks and praise

that when we were still far off

you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,

gave us grace and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup bring life to others;

we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us in this hope that we have grasped;

so we and all your children shall be free,

and the whole earth live to praise your name.

SONG - SOG 787 Christ be our Light

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.

Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has power to save us.
Make us your living voice.

Christ, be our light ...

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.

Christ, be our light ...

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.

Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.

Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
signs your kingdom come.

Christ, be our light ...

Words and music © 1993, Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP. 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213

All rights reserved. Used with permission.

The Archbishop says the blessing

Christ Jesus, the splendor of the Father and image of his being, draw you to himself that you may live in his light and share his glory; and the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.

The Deacon says

Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord:

In the name of Christ. Amen.

Copyright 1995, The Anglican Church of Australia Trust Corporation.  From the text of ‘A Prayer Book for Australia’, published under the imprint Broughton Books by E.J. Dwyer (Australia) Pty Ltd.  Reproduced with permission.
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