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CHURCH OF SS. MARY & JOHN NUGEGODA Presentation Sunday (Candlemas)
Leader Flashlights and fluorescent tubes, candles and sunlight what need do we have for more light? Response In our work there is much darkness: ignorance and self centeredness love of power and fear of the unknown
Leader Jesus is the light of life. He calls us to be like light for all the world. Response So, let us not hide! Rather let our faith shine boldly in our living so that all may see Jesus Christ and draw near him
Introductory Sentence a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.’Lk 2:32 Leader Response Blessed Be God Blessed Be God’s reign Forever.
Invitation to the Confession Compassion and forgiveness belong to the Lord our God, though we have rebelled against him. Let us then renounce our willfulness and ask his mercy by confessing our sins in penitence and faith. cf Daniel 9.9
Confession Silence Christ came in humility to share our lives: forgive our pride. Lord have mercy Christ came with good news for all people: forgive our silence. Christ have mercy
Christ came in love to a world of suffering: forgive our self-centredness. Lord have mercy
Absolution May the God of love bring us back to God’s self, forgive us our sins, and assure us of God’s eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. Magnificat
And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and hath exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
Collect Living God, at the presentation in the Temple of the Holy Babe of Bethlehem, the mother completed a time of purification and at the meeting with Simeon and Anna, the Child Jesus was revealed as the light of the nations; grant that guided by your Holy Spirit we may live by that light of faith, and in the world may reflect Christ’s glory and be presented to you through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ministry Of The Word
Old Testament Malachi 3: 1 – 4 The Lord Almighty answers, “I will send my messenger to prepare the way for me. Then the Lord you are looking for will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger you long to see will come and proclaim my covenant.” 2 But who will be able to endure the day when he comes? Who will be able to survive when he appears?
He will be like strong soap, like a fire that refines metal. 3 He will come to judge like one who refines and purifies silver. As a metalworker refines silver and gold, so the Lord's messenger will purify the priests, so that they will bring to the Lord the right kind of offerings. 4 Then the offerings which the people of Judah and Jerusalem bring to the Lord will be pleasing to him, as they used to be in the past.
Reader This is the word of the Lord Response Thanks be to God Psalm24: Silence King of glory, King of peace, I will love thee; and that love may never cease, I will move thee. Thou has granted my request, thou hast heard me; thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me. Response
7 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. 8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle. Response King of glory, King of peace, I will love thee; and that love may never cease, I will move thee. Thou has granted my request, thou hast heard me; thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me.
9Lift up your heads, O gates !and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory Response King of glory, King of peace, I will love thee; and that love may never cease, I will move thee. Thou has granted my request, thou hast heard me; thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me.
New Testament Hebrews 2: 14 – 18 14 Since the children, as he calls them, are people of flesh and blood, Jesus himself became like them and shared their human nature. He did this so that through his death he might destroy the Devil, who has the power over death, 15 and in this way set free those who were slaves all their lives because of their fear of death.
16 For it is clear that it is not the angels that he helps. Instead, he helps the descendants of Abraham. 17 This means that he had to become like his people in every way, in order to be their faithful and merciful High Priest in his service to God, so that the people's sins would be forgiven 18 And now he can help those who are tempted, because he himself was tempted and suffered.
Silence Reader This is the word of the Lord Response Thanks be to God Hymn
Gospel Luke 2: 22 – 40 Response Glory to Christ Our Saviour 2 The time came for Joseph and Mary to perform the ceremony of purification, as the Law of Moses commanded. So they took the child to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, 23 as it is written in the law of the Lord: “Every first-born male is to be dedicated to the Lord.” 24 They also went to offer a sacrifice of a pair of doves or two young pigeons, as required by the law of the Lord.
25 At that time there was a man named Simeon living in Jerusalem. He was a good, God-fearing man and was waiting for Israel to be saved. The Holy Spirit was with him 26 and had assured him that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's promised Messiah. 27 Led by the Spirit, Simeon went into the Temple. When the parents brought the child Jesus into the Temple to do for him what the Law required, 28 Simeon took the child in his arms and gave thanks to God :
29 “Now, Lord, you have kept your promise,and you may let your servant go in peace.30 With my own eyes I have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: 32 A light to reveal your will to the Gentiles and bring glory to your people Israel.” 33 The child's father and mother were amazed at the things Simeon said about him. 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel.
He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.”36-37 There was a very old prophet, a widow named Anna, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher. She had been married for only seven years and was now eighty- four years old.[a] She never left the Temple; day and night she worshiped God, fasting and praying. 38 That very same hour she arrived and gave thanks to God and spoke about thea
child to all who were waiting for God to set Jerusalem free. 39 When Joseph and Mary had finished doing all that was required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee. 40 The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God's blessings were upon him.
Praise to Christ our Lord Sermon Reader This is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Response Affirmation Of Faith Page 27 in your Prayer Book
Introduction to The Greeting of Peace Leader The peace of the Lord be always with you. And Also With You Response Hymn Response In God’s justice is our peace. Leader Christ calls us to be God’s people: Response In Christ is our peace. God calls us to peace:
And now we give you thanks because your eternal Word took our nature upon him in the womb of Mary the Virgin. The sword of sorrow pierced her heart when he was lifted high on the cross, and by his sacrifice made our peace with you. Proper Preface
Ministry Of The Sacrament
God of loving kindness whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world: may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; for he is alive and reigns, now and forever. Amen Post Communion Prayer
A light to enlighten the nations (Lk. 2: 32A). Open to us the gates of Righteousness that we may enter and give thanks to the Lord (Ps 118:79). Leader Let us proceed in peace and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen. Response
Led by the Clergy, all go in procession carrying lights and singing the Nunc Dimittis (Lk 2: 27-32) to the font where each light is extinguished by dipping in the water in the Font. All thy Spirit promised, All the Father willed; Now these eyes behold it Perfectly fulfilled. Faithful vigil ended, Watching waiting cease; Master, grant thy servant His discharge in peace
This thy great deliverance Sets thy people free; Christ, their light uplifted All the nations see. Christ, thy people’s glory! Watching, doubting, cease: Grant to us thy servants Our discharge in peace