Judith's Institution

Order of Service


United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
Kinneigh Union of Parishes

The Institution of

The Reverend Judith Hubbard-Jones
as Incumbent

by The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, The Right Reverend Paul Colton

in The Church of Saint Bartholomew
Kinneigh on The Eve of Saint Matthew.

20th September 2002 at 8 p.m.


The Gathering of Godís People

All stand and sing

Hymn 325

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here.
Come, bow before him now, with reverence and fear.
In him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground.
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord, is shining all around;
he burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of Light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.
he comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His grace.
No work too hard for him, in faith receive from Him;
be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.


Dave Evans (b.1957) based on Exodus 3.1-6

The Greeting

Bishop : Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all
People: And also with you

Bishop: In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we have met to welcome the Reverend Judith Hubbard Jones who has been nominated to serve as incumbent of these parishes.

The Bishop commends the nominee to the prayers of the congregation.

The congregation remains standing and prays in silence.

The Collect

Bishop:

O almighty God,
whose blessed Son called Matthew the tax-collector
to be an apostle and evangelist:
Give us grace to forsake the selfish pursuit of gain
and the possessive love of riches;
that we may follow in the way of your Son Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
People: Amen.

Proclaiming and Receiving the Word

Sit for the

First Reading

Proverbs 3.13-18

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God

Stand for

Psalm 119.65-72

O Lord, you have dealt graciously with your servant, according to your word.
Teach me discernment and knowledge, for I have believed in your commandments.
Happy are those who find holy wisdom, she is the tree of life.

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.
You are good and you bring forth good; instruct me in your statutes.
Happy are those who find holy wisdom, she is the tree of life.

The proud have smeared me with lies, but I will keep your commandments with my whole heart.
Their heart is gross and fat, but my delight is in your law.
Happy are those who find holy wisdom, she is the tree of life.

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
The law of your mouth is dearer to me than thousands in gold and silver.
Happy are those who find holy wisdom, she is the tree of life.

Sit for the

Second Reading

2 Corinthians 4.1-6

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God

Stand and sing the

Hymn of the Gradual 605

Will you come and follow me
if I but call your name?
Will you go where you donít know
and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown
in you and you in me?

Will you leave your self behind
if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer
in you and you in me?

Will you let the blinded see
if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free
and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean,
And do such as this unseen
And admit to what I mean
in you and you in me?

Will you love the Ďyouí you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?
Will you use the faith youíve found
to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound
in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true
When you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same?
In you company Iíll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus Iíll move and live and grow
in you and you in me?

John L. Bell (b.1949) and Graham Maule (b.1958)

Remain standing for

The Gospel

Matthew 9.9-13

When the Gospel is announced the people say:

Glory to Christ our Saviour

At the end of the Gospel the minister says

This is the Gospel of Christ.
People: Praise to Christ our Lord.

Sermon

The Very Reverend Nicholas A S Bury
Dean of Gloucester

All stand for

The Institution

The incumbent-elect is presented to the Bishop:

Bishop, I present the Reverend Judith Hubbard-Jones to be instituted as rector of these parishes.

The Bishop asks the Registrar to read the Certificate of Nomination.


The Declarations

Bishop: Have the declarations been made, subscribed and taken according to the laws of the Church of Ireland?

Registrar: They have.

The Bishop asks the Churchwardens

Churchwardens, as representatives of the people have you witnessed the making of these Declarations?

Churchwardens: We have.

The Bishop reads the Act of Institution, delivers it to the Rector and says

Judith, I confer on you the care of God's people in this parish which is entrusted both to you and to me within the body of Christ. May God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit pour on you the abundance of his grace; may he bless you as you minister in word and sacrament to his people. Amen.

The Welcome

The Bishop says to the congregation
I present Judith to you as your Rector
Will you support and encourage her in her ministry?

People: We will.

Bishop: Greet him in the name of the Lord.
People: Welcome! In the Name of the Lord we greet you.

Hymn 517

On behalf of the people of the parish, Churchwardens come forward to welcome their Rector: they are followed by the Rural Dean or another representative of the diocesan clergy. Representatives of other Churches and of the community also come forward to greet the Rector.

Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I'll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
'til we've seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we've known together
of Christ's love and agony.

Won't you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant, too.

Richard Gillard (b.1935)

The Bishop's Charge and Commission

Stand. The Bishop says to the congregation

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Judith comes to you as your pastor. In the ministry of teaching and preaching, prayer and sacrament, you are to help her to fulfil the duties of her calling.

'Bear one another's burdens and so you will fulfil the law of Christ.'
Galatians 6.2 RSV

The Bishop and the Rector proceed to

The Font

The Rector stands by the font where a member of the congregation reads

'Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.' Matthew 28. 19,20

People: God has adopted us by baptism into his Church.
We are members of the household of faith.


The Bishop says to the Rector

See that those who are incorporated into the Church by baptism continue as living members, growing in the knowledge and love of God. Equip them to proclaim the good news, so that others may be brought into the fellowship of Christ's Church.

Rector: With the help of the Lord, I will.

The Prayer Desk

The Rector stands in the prayer desk and a member of the congregation reads

'I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for everyone, and for all in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases our God and Saviour, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.'
1 Timothy 2. 1-4 .

People:
We meet together as God's people.
We pray in his Name.
His Spirit is with us.

Bishop: Lead the people of God in public prayer, and by your teaching and example encourage them to a life of personal prayer and devotion.
Rector: With the help of the Lord, I will.

The Lectern

The Rector stands at the lectern and a member of the congregation reads

'All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.'
2 Timothy 3. 16,17 .

People:
God's Word is a lantern to our feet,
a light to our paths,
a strength in our lives.


Bishop: Proclaim the word of God. Be faithful in preaching it that the people may grow in godliness and understanding.
Rector: With the help of the Lord, I will.

The Lord's Table

The Rector stands at the Lord's Table and a member of the congregation reads

'The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not communion in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not communion in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body for we all partake of the one bread.' 1 Corinthians 10. 16,17 RSV.

People:
We share the bread,
We drink the cup,
We proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.


Bishop: Break the bread and bless the cup; Celebrate this joyful thanksgiving with God's people that together you may be built up as the body of Christ.
Rector: With the help of the Lord, I will.

The Rector alone kneels before the Bishop, who says

Judith, the care of God's people in this parish has been committed to you. May the Lord bless you; may he pour his Holy Spirit on you, and equip you to fulfil the sacred duties with which you have been entrusted.
Rector: Amen.

Bishop: May he give you the spirit of power and of love and of a sound judgement. May he guard you against the snares of temptation, keep you pure in heart and steadfast in the right way.
Rector: Amen.

Bishop: In prayer, may the Lord bring new life to your devotion; in praise, may he deepen your love and gratitude; and may he grant you the needful gifts of grace to the glory of his name.
Rector: Amen.

After a short silence the Rector says

Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
strengthen and sustain me,
give me the vision of your glory,
and keep me faithful to your call. Amen.

The Peace

All stand:
The Rector stands, turns to the people and says

We are the Body of Christ,
In the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
Let us then pursue all that makes for peace
and builds up our common life.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.

Those present greet one another with a sign of peace.

Stand to sing the

Hymn of the Offertory 350

The bread and wine for communion are brought to the Lord's Table and a collection is made on behalf of the Bishop's Ministry Fund for training ordinands and in-service training of clergy.

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies,
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

For the wonder of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light,
For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mindís delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight.

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
pleasures pure and undefiled,
For each perfect gift of thine
to the world so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven.

For thy Church that evermore
lifting holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love,

Folliott Sandford-Pierpoint (1835-1917) altd.

The Bishop says

Wise and gracious God, you spread a table before us;
nourish your people with the word of life, and the bread of heaven.
Amen.
 

Eucharistic Hospitality

At the time of Holy Communion, all communicant members of other Christian Churches are welcome to receive Holy Communion

Celebrating at The Lordís Table

The Taking of the Bread and Wine


Stand

The Bishop takes the bread and wine into his hands and says


Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us;
therefore let us celebrate the feast. 1 Cor. 5. 7,8

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord is here:
his Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts:
we lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God:
it is right to give him thanks and praise.

Father, almighty and everliving God,
at all times and in all places
it is right to give you thanks and praise:

In the saints
you have given us an example of godly living,
that, rejoicing in their fellowship
we may run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
and with them receive the unfading crown of glory:

And so with all your people
with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we proclaim your great and glorious name,
for ever praising you and saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might;
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!


Remain Standing

Blessed are you, Father,
the creator and sustainer of all things;
you made us in your own image,
male and female you created us;
even when we turned away from you,
you never ceased to care for us,
but in your love and mercy you freed us from the slavery of sin;
giving your only begotten Son to become man
and suffer death on the cross to redeem us;
he made there the one complete and all-sufficient sacrifice
for the sins of the whole world:
he instituted,
and in his holy Gospel commanded us to continue,
a perpetual memory of his precious death
until he comes again:

On the night that he was betrayed he took bread;
and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat,
this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup;
and when he had given thanks to you,
he gave it to them, saying, Drink this, all of you,
for this is my blood of the new covenant
which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.
Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup
we do as Christ your Son commanded:

we remember his passion and death,
we celebrate his resurrection and ascension,
and we look for the coming of his kingdom.


Accept through him our great high priest
this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving;
and as we eat and drink these holy gifts,
grant by the power of the life-giving Spirit
that we may be made one in your holy Church
and partakers of the body and blood of your Son,
that he may dwell in us and we in him:

Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory are yours, Almighty Father,
for ever and ever. Amen.


As our Saviour Christ has taught us, so we pray

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.

The Breaking of the Bread
and the Giving of the Bread and Wine

The bread which we break
is a sharing in the body of Christ.

We, being many, are one body
for we all share in the one bread.
1 Cor. 10. 16,17

The Holy Communion

Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, who has taken away the sins of the world.
Happy are those who are called to his supper:

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

After Communion all kneel or sit in silence

Going Out as Godís People

Stand to sing

Hymn 581

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin
my hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord.
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord,
if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.


I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my peopleís pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to the.
Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame,
I will set a feast for them,
my hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to thee.
Whom shall I send?

Daniel Schutte based on Isaiah 6.8 and 1 Samuel 3

Bishop: O Lord, you sustain your household with the sacraments of the new covenant. Guard in faith your servant Judith, that she may fulfil her ministry; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

People: Amen

The Blessing

Bishop: God give you grace to share the inheritance of Matthew and of his saints in glory: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son , and the Holy Spirit, be with you and remain with you always,

People: Amen.

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

People: In the name of Christ. Amen.

Hospitality

You are invited to the B.E.D.A. Hall, Ballineen after this Service for Supper