The Parish of St Barnabas and St Paul, Oxford

14 July, 2013 : Seventh Sunday after Trinity

The Parish Mass
with the Baptism and Christening of Edith Grace Miriam Doney and the First Communion of Joshua and Barnaby Redfearn-Doney STAND when the bell rings, at the entrance of the choir and altar party. All Ye watchers and ye holy ones, Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones, Raise the glad strain, Alleluia! Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers, Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs: R: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! O higher than the cherubim, More glorious than the seraphim, Lead their praises, Alleluia! Thou bearer of th’ eternal Word, Most gracious, magnify the Lord. R: Respond, ye souls in endless rest, Ye patriarchs and prophets blest, Alleluia! Alleluia! Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong, All saints triumphant, raise the song. R: O friends, in gladness let us sing, Supernal anthems echoing, Alleluia! Alleluia! To God the Father, God the Son, And God the Spirit, Three in One. R: Priest All Priest All  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.

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Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Priest welcomes the congregation and introduces the service. All Glory be to God on high and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ: O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art the Most High, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Let us pray: Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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SIT Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Moses said unto the people “Thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. “It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.” Reader This is the Word of the Lord. All Thanks be to God.

The Choir sings the Psalm with the congregation joining in the refrain (see the inside of the bulletin for the music). Colossians 1:15-20 Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Reader This is the Word of the Lord. All Thanks be to God.

STAND at ‘Alleluia’; TURN to face to the Book of the Gospels, a sign of Christ in our midst, as the Deacon carries it to the baptistery Deacon All Deacon All The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St Luke  Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Luke 10:25-37 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii[a] and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbour to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” All Praise be to thee, O Christ.

Once the Book of the Gospels has passed you, TURN to face the front. SIT for the sermon The altar party leads the baptismal party to the font. The congregation FOLLOWS. Priest Faith is the gift of God to his people. In baptism, the Lord is adding to our number those whom he is calling. People of God, will you welcome this child and uphold her in her new life in Christ? With the help of God, we will. Parents and godparents, the Church receives this child with joy. Today we are trusting God for her growth in faith. Will you pray

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for her, draw her by your example into the community of faith, and walk with her in the way of Christ? Supporters With the help of God, we will. Priest In baptism, this child begins her journey in faith. You speak for her today. Will you care for her, and help her to take her place within the life and worship of Christ’s Church? Supporters With the help of God, we will. Priest In baptism, God calls us out of darkness into his marvellous light. To follow Christ means dying to sin and rising to new life with him. Therefore I ask:

Do you reject the devil and all rebellion against God? Supporters I reject them. Priest Do you renounce the deceipt and corruption of evil? Supporters I renounce them. Priest Do you repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbour? Supporters I repent of them. Priest Supporters Priest Supporters Priest Supporters Do you turn to Christ as Saviour? I turn to Christ. Do you submit to Christ as Lord? I submit to Christ. Do you come to Christ, the way, the truth, and the life? I come to Christ.

The infant is anointed with the Oil of Baptism. Priest Christ claims you for his own. Receive the sign of the Cross. Do not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified. All Fight valiantly as a disciple of Christ, against sin, the world, and the devil, and remain faithful to Christ to the end of your life. Priest May Almighty God deliver you from the powers of darkness, restore in you the image of his glory, and lead you in the light and obedience of Christ. Amen.

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The font is filled with water. Priest Almighty everliving God, whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious side both water and blood; and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy Congregation; sanctify this Water to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that this Child, now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. All Amen. Priest Brothers and sisters, I ask you to profess together with this candidate the faith of the Church. Do you believe and trust in God the Father? I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ? I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit? I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.

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The infant is plunged into the water, as a sign of her death to sin, and brought out of it, a sign of her rising to new life in Christ. Priest All Edith Grace Miriam, I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As Edith is clothed in a white garment, a symbol of baptismal purity, the choir sings Vidi Aquam. I saw water flowing from the right side of the temple, alleluia: It brought God’s life, and his salvation, and the people sang with joyful praise alleluia, alleluia. O give thanks unto the Lord for he is gracious because his mercy endureth forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Priest You have been clothed with Christ. As many as are baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Edith is anointed with the Oil of Chrism. Priest May God, who has received you by baptism into his Church, pour upon you the riches of his grace, that, within the company of Christ’s pilgrim people, you may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit, and come to the inheritance of the saints in glory. All Amen. Priest We have brought Edith to baptism knowing that Jesus died and rose again for her and trusting in the promise that God hears and answers prayer. We have prayed that in Jesus Christ she will know the forgiveness of her sins and the new life of the Spirit. As she grows up, she will need the help and encouragement of the Christian community, so that she may learn to know God in public worship and private prayer; follow Jesus Christ in the life of faith;

serve her neighbour after the example of Christ and, in due course, come to confirmation. As part of the Church of Christ, we all have a duty to support Edith by prayer, example and teaching. As her parents and godparents, you have the prime responsibility for guiding and helping her in her early years. This is a demanding task for which you will need the help and grace of God. Therefore let us now pray for grace in guiding her in the way of truth. Let us pray: Faithful and loving God, Bless those who care for Edith and grant them your gifts of love, wisdom and faith. Pour upon them your healing and reconciling love, and protect their home from all evil. Fill them with the light of your presence and establish them in the joy of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Edith is presented with her baptismal candle, which is lit together with those of Joshua and Barnaby, from the Easter Candle. Priest God has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and has given us a place with the saints in light. You have received the light of Christ; walk in this light all the days of your life. Shine as a light in the world to the glory of God the Father. In baptism, we are made members of Christ’s family. As members of that family, we gather together to share this meal which he gave us as a continuing sign of his living presence among us. We do this in obedience to Jesus’ command which he gave at his Last Supper with his friends on the night before he died. Joshua and Barnaby, today is an important stage in your Christian journey, which began at your baptism in this font four years ago.

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Joshua and Barnaby are now to be admitted to Holy Communion and will share with us in this sacrament. At a later time, they will be encouraged to come to the Bishop for Confirmation and to promise to follow Christ all their lives with the help of God’s Holy Spirit. We welcome you as you come to receive Holy Communion for the first time. Priest God has made us one in Christ. He has set his seal upon us and, as a pledge of what is to come, has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. The Peace of the Lord be always with you. And with thy spirit. Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

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As the People share the Peace, the altar party leads the newly baptised and her supporters to their place, and the People’s Gifts of Bread and Wine are taken to the altar by Joshua and Barnaby, accompanied by their Godfather. Priest You have been learning about Holy Communion. You know that it is a holy meal in which we celebrate God’s great love for us in sending Jesus Christ to be our Saviour. You have learned that Jesus tells us to do this to remember him. Do you now wish to be admitted to Holy Communion? I do. Will you always try and remember that we come to the Lord’s Table because Jesus invites all who are baptised to share in his love? I will. Will you try to be faithful in receiving Holy Communion and following the way of Jesus? I will.

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As the parents and godparent of these children, will you support them in their resolve, help nurture them in their lives and faith and encourage them to come to Confirmation? Supporters With the help of God, we will.

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As part of the worldwide family of God, will you welcome these children as communicant members of Christ’s family and support them with your friendship and prayers? With the help of God, we will. By the authority of John, Bishop of Oxford, I admit each of you to Holy Communion in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. May God bless you as you continue with us on your journey of faith.

As the altar is prepared, a hymn is sung; a collection is taken towards the life of the Church. All O God we give ourselves today With this pure host to thee, The self-same gift which thy dear Son Gave once on Calvary. Entire and whole our life and love With heart and soul and mind. For all our sins and faults and needs, Thy Church and all mankind. With humble and with contrite heart This bread and wine we give, Because thy Son once gave himself And died that we might live. Though lowly now, soon by thy word This bread and wine will be The very body of our Lord His soul and deity. His very body, offered up A gift beyond all price. He gives to us, that we may give, In loving sacrifice.

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Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the Almighty Father. May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church. Look upon the offerings of the Church, O Lord, as she makes her prayer to thee, and grant that, when consumed by those who believe, they may bring ever greater holiness. Amen. The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up unto the Lord. Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God. It is meet and right so to do. It is very meet, right and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. And now we give thee thanks because by water and the Holy Spirit thou hast made us a holy people in Jesus Christ our Lord, thou dost raise us to new life in him and renew in us the image of thy glory. Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee and saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.  Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

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KNEEL Priest …by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father almighty, world without end. Amen.

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As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us thy peace.

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Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Blessed are those who are called to his supper. Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.

The choir sings the Communion Antiphon. Joshua and Barnaby, and the baptismal party, receive Holy Communion first. They are followed by the choir and then the congregation.

All those who have been baptised and receive Holy Communion in their own churches are welcome to do so. For those who would prefer a blessing, please take this booklet with you. SILENCE is kept in the congregation, other than when singing All Sweet Sacrament divine, hid in thine earthly home; lo! round thy lowly shrine, with suppliant hearts we come; Jesus, to thee our voice we raise In songs of love and heartfelt praise sweet Sacrament divine, sweet Sacrament divine. Sweet Sacrament of peace, dear home of every heart, where restless yearnings cease, and sorrows all depart. there in thine ear, all trustfully, we tell our tale of misery, sweet Sacrament of peace, sweet Sacrament of peace. Sweet Sacrament of rest, ark from the ocean's roar, within thy shelter blest soon may we reach the shore; save us, for still the tempest raves, save, lest we sink beneath the waves: sweet Sacrament of rest, sweet Sacrament of rest. Sweet Sacrament divine, earth's light and jubilee, in thy far depths doth shine the Godhead's majesty; sweet light, so shine on us, we pray that earthly joys may fade away: sweet Sacrament divine, sweet Sacrament divine. The choir sings an anthem.

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Let us pray: Lord God, whose Son is the true vine, the source of life, who ever giveth himself that the world may live: may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that in his cup of salvation we may partake of his glory and also be made perfect in his love; who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever. Amen. Almighty God, we thank thee for feeding us with the body and blood of thy Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer thee our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of thy Spirit to live and work to thy praise and glory. Amen. The notices follow the distribution of Holy Communion.

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The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. …and the blessing of God almighty,  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen Go in the peace of Christ. Thanks be to God. The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary; And she conceived by the Holy Ghost. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Behold the handmaid of the Lord; Be it unto me according to thy word.

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Hail Mary… Priest All And the Word was made flesh; And dwelt among us. Hail Mary… Priest All Priest Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts; that as we have known the Incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his  Cross and Passion, we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Stand up, stand up, for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross; lift high his royal banner, it must not suffer loss. From victory unto victory his army he shall lead, till every foe is vanquished and Christ is Lord indeed. R: Stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the Cross! Lift high his royal banner; it must not, it must not suffer loss. Stand up, stand up, for Jesus; the trumpet call obey; forth to the mighty conflict in this his glorious day. Ye that are his now serve him against unnumbered foes; let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose. R:

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Stand up, stand up, for Jesus; stand in his strength alone; the arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own. Put on the Gospel armour, each piece put on with prayer, when duty calls, or danger, be never wanting there. R: Stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the Cross! Lift high his royal banner; it must not, it must not suffer loss. Stand up, stand up, for Jesus; the strife will not be long: this day, the noise of battle; the next, the victor's song. To him that overcometh a crown of life shall be; he with the King of glory shall reign eternally. R:

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included in this service, is © The Archbishops’ Council, 2000 O God we give ourselves today © Society of Jesus

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