Dear brothers and sisters,
the glory of the Lord has shone upon us,
and shall ever be manifest among us,
until the day of his return.
Through the rhythms of
times and seasons
let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.
Let us recall the year's
the Easter Triduum of the Lord:
his last supper, his crucifixion, his burial,
and his rising celebrated
between the evening of the Eighteenth day of April
and the night of the Twentieth day of April,
Easter Sunday being on the Twenty-First day of April.
Each Easter - as on
each Sunday -
the Holy Church makes present the great and saving deed
by which Christ has for ever conquered sin and death.
From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.
Ash Wednesday, the
beginning of Lent,
will occur on the Sixth day of March.
The Ascension of the
Lord will be commemorated on
Thursday, the Thirtieth day of May.
conclusion of the season of Easter,
will be celebrated on the Ninth day of June.
And, this year the First
Sunday of Advent will be
on the First day of December.
Likewise the pilgrim
Church proclaims the passover of Christ
in the feasts of the holy Mother of God,
in the feasts of the Apostles and Saints, including our own Patron, Peter,
and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.
To Jesus Christ, who was,
who is, and who is to come,
Lord of time and history,
be endless praise, for ever and ever.
Celebrate Epiphany! Our fabulous Kids' Epiphany Party will be held at the Peterhouse Church & Community Centre on Saturday 5 January 2019, 2.00pm start (4.00pm finish) Dress up, act out the story (with camels), be a Wee Three King for an afternoon, enjoy refreshments... Fun and worship for all the family!
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. All Amen.
The Lord be with you All and
also with you.
Words of welcome or introduction may be said
The Deacon invites the people to prepare their hearts and then to call to
mind their sins
We pray together in
All 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.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
The first commandment is this:
‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
There is no other commandment greater than these.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
short silence, all sing
Lord, have mercy;
Christ, have mercy;
Lord, have mercy.
When the Lord comes,
he will bring to light the things now
hidden in darkness,
and will disclose the purposes of the
Therefore in the light of Christ let us
confess our sins.
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name.Amen.
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
pardon and deliver you from all your
confirm and strengthen you in all
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
introduces a period of silent prayer with the words ‘Let us pray’
Collect is said by President and people, together
as your kingdom dawns,
turn us from the darkness of sin to the
light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you
in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
¶The Liturgy of
The President and the
people sit to hear Holy Scripture read
Old Testament Reading – Jeremiah 33:14-16 (read by Peter Shrubsole)
are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the
house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will
cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice
and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem
will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord
is our righteousness.’
end the reader says
This is the word
of the Lord. All Thanks
be to God.
Epistle Reading – 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 (read by Anita Doherty)
Now may our God and Father
himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you
increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in
love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be
blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all
At the end the reader says
This is the word
of the Lord. All Thanks
We stand to
sing God’s praise as we reflect on the readings and prepare to hear the Gospel
We remain standing.The
Gospel Book is brought into the centre of the church by the Gospeller.We turn to face it
the Gospel is announced the Gospeller says or sings
way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
and all flesh
shall see the salvation of God.
cf Isaiah 40.3–5
Hear the Gospel
of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke All sing Glory
to you, O Lord.
Gospel Reading – Luke 21:25-36
‘There will be
signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among
nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint
from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of
the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in a
cloud” with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place,
stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.’
Then he told
them a parable: ‘Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout
leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So
also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God
is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things
have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass
‘Be on guard
so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and
the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, like a
trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be
alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things
that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.’
end the Gospeller says or sings
This is the
Gospel of the Lord. All sing Praise
to you, O Christ.
We all sit when invited
to do so by the Preacher of the Sermon
Sermon – by Mthr Sue Diplock
the Sermon, we hold a pause for reflection and then the President says
Let us declare
our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We stand to affirm our common
faith in the words of the Creed
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Intercession – lead by Sally Holman
responses may be used
Lord, in your
mercy All hear
Merciful Father, All accept
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
¶The Liturgy of the Sacrament
We stand, as
the President bids us peace
In the tender mercy of our God,
the dayspring from on high shall break upon us,
to give light to those who dwell in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
cf Luke 1.78,79
The peace of the
Lord be always with you All and
also with you.
The Deacon invites us to share a sign of peace
Let us offer one
another a sign of peace.
All exchange a sign of peace with their neighbours
Taking of the
Bread and Wine
Bread and wine are brought to
the altar, symbols of God’s creation; and a collection is taken up, in order
that the gifts of the people can also be presented, symbolising the offering of
our whole life to God.
And so, Father, calling to mind his death
on the cross,
his perfect sacrifice made once for the
sins of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and
and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our
As we offer you this our sacrifice of
praise and thanksgiving,
we bring before you this bread and this
and we thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.
Send the Holy Spirit on your people
and gather into one in your kingdom
all who share this one bread and one cup,
so that we, in the company of all the
may praise and glorify you for ever,
through Jesus Christ our Lord;
by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory be yours, almighty
for ever and ever.Amen.
invites the people to pray The Lord’s Prayer
As our Saviour
taught us, so we pray:
All 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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.Amen.
Breaking of the
breaks the consecrated bread.
We break this
to share in the body of Christ.
All Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.
says the invitation to communion
God’s holy gifts
for God’s holy people. All Jesus
Christ is holy,
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The President and people receive communion.
Authorized words of distribution are used and
the communicant replies Amen.
the distribution the following hymn is sung
Any consecrated bread and wine which is not required for
purposes of communion is consumed at the end of the distribution
Silence is kept.The first candle of the Advent Wreath is lit.
People of God: awake!
The day is coming soon
when you shall see God face to face.
Remember the ways and the works of God.
God calls you out of darkness
to walk in the light of his coming.
You are God’s children.
Lord, make us one as we walk with Christ
today and for ever.
Brief notices may be shared
amongst the people.
We stand to sing the
following hymn, during which the altar party moves to the chancel step
Processional Hymn: 336MINE EYES
HAVE SEEN THE GLORY
The President confers the Blessing from Almighty God,
Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you,
scatter the darkness from before your path,
and make you ready to meet him when he comes in glory;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
The Deacon says
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
All In the name of Christ.Amen.
and people depart
Refreshments will be served
after Mass is ended
Next week…. Sunday 9 December 2018
10.00am – Parish
Second Sunday of Advent
Jarvis & Marilyn Hawes
Downing & John James
Ruth Williams, JC Bird, James Bird
Eucharistic Assistant: Pam Bollen
& Ken Bradley
– the PCC has now appointed Karolina Jelonek as a temporary Personal Assistant
to the Vicar.Karolina will be based
principally at the Parish Office in the Peterhouse Centre, and will work 20
hours per week: ordinarily, Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
For the longer term, the PCC
has given outline approval to a new strategic resource, to take effect from
spring 2019, subject to agreement and authorisation from the Bishop.Further details of this exciting development
will be shared, soon.
name:The PCC of St
Peter in-the-Forest Church
Regular worship &
learning services in church building
Sunday10.00 am – 11.20 am Parish Mass (Holy Communion)
Sunday4.00 pm – 5.30 pmTea, Cake & Evening Prayer
Tuesday9.15 am – 9.45 amMorning Prayer*
Wednesday 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm Evening Prayer followed
by Study Group
*in the Beech room in Peterhouse Centre
Regular events in church building
Monday6.45 pm – 8.30 pmThe Big Sing Choir
Friday7.30 pm – 8.30 pmChoir Practice
Saturday of the month 9.30 am- 11.30 amWho
let the dads out?!?
Christmas worship @ St
Third Sunday of Advent6.30
Sunday 16th December
Christmas Eve4.00 pmCrib Service
Monday 24th December11.00
Christmas Day10.00 amParish Mass
Tuesday 25th December
The Vicar:Fr Paul Trathen
Vicarage, 121 Forest Rise, Walthamstow.E17