Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Month: November 2019

Christ Is King – Sermon at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 24 NOV 2019

Listen to Fr Rob’s sermon for Christ the King Sunday – Christ Is King

LESSONS:

First Lesson Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalm Psalm 46

Second Lesson Colossians 1:11-20

Gospel Luke 23:35-43

COLLECT: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Surge, Iluminare – Canticle from Morning Prayer

Arise, shine, for your light has come, *
and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.
For behold, darkness covers the land; * 
deep gloom enshrouds the peoples.
But over you the Lord will rise, * 
and his glory will appear upon you.
Nations will stream to your light, *
and kings to the brightness of your dawning.
Your gates will always be open; *
by day or night they will never be shut.
They will call you, The City of the Lord, * 
the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Violence will no more be heard in your land, * 
ruin or destruction within your borders.
You will call your walls, Salvation, * 
and all your portals, Praise.
The sun will no more be your light by day; *
by night you will not need the brightness of the moon.
The Lord will be your everlasting light, * 
and your God will be your glory.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; * 
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Where Are We? Sermon at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 17 NOV 2019

Listen to Fr Rob’s sermon – Where Are We?

LESSONS:

First Lesson Malachi 3:13-4:6

Psalm Psalm 98

Second Lesson 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16

Gospel Luke 21:5-19

COLLECT: Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they may plenteously bring forth the fruit of good works, as they await the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to restore all things to their original perfection; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Treasures from the Book of Common Prayer – Notes on Baptism

From the 39 Articles – XXVII OF BAPTISM. Baptism is not only a sign of profession, and mark of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be not christened, but it is also a sign of Regeneration or new Birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive Baptism rightly are grafted into the Church; the promises of forgiveness of sin, and of our adoption to be the sons of God by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed and sealed; Faith is confirmed, and Grace increased by virtue of prayer unto God. The Baptism of young Children is in any wise to be retained in the Church, as most agreeable with the institution of Christ.

From the Notes Concerning Holy Baptism – In Holy Baptism, the outward and visible sign is water, in which candidates are baptized “in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). The inward and spiritual grace is death to sin and new birth to righteousness, through union with Christ in his death and resurrection (Romans 6:1-11).

The Questions for Those Being Baptized 

Question: Do you renounce the devil and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God?

Answer: I renounce them. 

Question: Do you renounce the empty promises and deadly deceits of this world that corrupt and destroy the creatures of God?

Answer: I renounce them.

Question: Do you renounce the sinful desires of the flesh that draw you from the love of God?

Answer: I renounce them.

Question: Do you turn to Jesus Christ and confess him as your Lord and Savior?

Answer: I do.

Question: Do you joyfully receive the Christian Faith as revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments?

Answer: I do.

Question: Will you obediently keep God’s holy will and commandments, and walk in them all the days of your life?

Answer: I will, the Lord being my helper.

Thanksgiving After Baptism

Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, received them as your own children by adoption, made them members of your holy Church, and raised them to the new life of grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit, that they may enjoy everlasting salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Sacrament of Baptism – Sermon at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 3 NOV 2019

Listen to Fr Rob’s sermon – The Sacrament of Baptism

LESSONS:

First Lesson Isaiah 1:10-20

Psalm Psalm 32

Second Lesson 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

Gospel Luke 19:1-10

COLLECT: Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.