Service Times

Service Times

NOTICE REGARDING CHURCH SERVICES

In the light of the Covid 19 virus please be advised that Church Services are cancelled until further notice

 Stay Safe – Stay Clean and Take Care.

Church of Ireland – The Kinsale Union of Parishes

3rd Sunday after Trinity – 28th June 2020

 COLLECT (the special prayer that ‘collects up’ our thoughts) for 3rd Sunday after Trinity:

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts, whereby we call you Father. Give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

THE GOSPEL READING FOR TODAY IS MATTHEW 10:40 – 42

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple – truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’

Reflection: on the 17th of this month Jean Kennedy Smith died at the age of 92. She was the last surviving Kennedy clan sibling. At the age of 65, when most people consider retiring, President Bill Clinton asked her to assume the role of US Ambassador to Ireland, and she accepted and held the post from 1993 until 1998. She had no formal training for job, but great skill and a flare for negotiations to bring to her task. The ‘Peace Process’ in NI was at a delicate stage and she became a key figure in talks with the IRA, and helped to bring them to a resumption of peace talks, culminating in the Good Friday Agreement 1998. To be an ‘ambassador’ from one country to another is an immensely important job. ‘Ambactus’ was the Latin word for ‘mission’, and an ambassador is therefore a ‘missioner’, the official representative of one country to another. In the Gospels we see very clearly that Jesus felt very strongly that he was the ‘ambassador’ of the love of God the Father to the world. He was ‘in the flesh’ the embodiment of the Father’s mission to the world. Gathering around him the close knit group of disciples, he invited them to become ‘ambassadors’ for himself: they were to carry on and convey his mission to the world by what they were to do and say. As we read in today’s Gospel, ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.’ We have all been facing difficult times recently, but it has been heartening to see how well our communities here have reached out, especially to those most vulnerable at this time. We are all called, through our Christian baptism (in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit), to be ambassadors of the love of God to those around us by what we do and what we say. God’s love is spread, not usually by God’s direct action, but by the love, care and concern we show forth in our lives as members together of the Body of Christ. Let’s keep it going!

Reopening of churches: From Sunday 5th of July our churches will gradually reopen. It will be a slow process and following strict guidelines from government and the Church. In our Union we will begin initially with just the 1130hrs Eucharist on Sunday. Anyone vulnerable should not attend. There will be hygienic cleaning, distancing, no hymns etc to consider, but I’ll send out specific guidance later in the week. The Reflections will continue.

A prayer as we prepare to reopen our churches: Creator God, not limited by time or space; your Son worshipped in synagogue and Temple, and your Spirit came in power on the disciples as they met in the Upper Room. By that same Spirit, guide us as we prepare to reopen the churches in our diocese. May they be places of safety, where all feel your welcome, experience your love and are equipped in your service. We pray for those who through age or vulnerability will continue to worship at home, that together we may all rejoice in your goodness and know your blessing, until we can offer unceasing praise in your heavenly kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord

Rev Peter Rutherford Rector of the Kinsale Union of Parishes. Tel. 021-4772220.

United Service Every 5th Sunday time and place to be announced here, in the Newsletter and in the churches.
This service will rotate through the three churches in the parish

This Week

Tues. 17th
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Wed. 18th
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Sun. 22nd
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St Patrick
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Midweek
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4th Sunday of Lent/
Mothering Sunday
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Noon Holy Communion
Followed by Ecumenical
Blessing of Shamrocks
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Noon Holy Communion (old form)
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8:30am Holy Communion (old form)
10:00am Holy Communion
11:30am Parish Family Eucharist
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Kinsale
St John the
Baptist
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Kinsale
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Kinsale
Templetrine
Kinsale
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The Church of St Multose is normally open daily at the following times: (Winter) 1000hrs to 16hrs (Summer) 1000hrs to 1800hrs. There are information panels explaining the history of the building. Visitors are kindly asked to respect those times when there is public worship and to behave accordingly.

St Multose

Sunday
8:30 Holy Communion
11:30 Holy Communion or Morning Prayer

Wednesday
12:00 Holy Communion

Christ Church Ballymartle

Sunday (see Newsletter for dates)
10:00 Holy Communion or Morning Prayer

Templetrine Ballinspittle

Sunday (see Newsletter for dates)
10:00 Holy Communion or Morning Prayer