Holy Cross Anglican Church Hackett

Following Jesus and building community in Canberra’s Inner North

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Contemplative Morning Prayer

(The psalm, reading, and collect for each day can be found on the free epray app downloadable here. The Holy Cross epray code is 6806. A print-friendly version of the liturgy can also be found at the foot of the page.)

Opening Responses

Lord open our lips
And our mouth shall declare your praise.

Glory to God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

A Time of Open Praise

Opening Prayer

The night has passed
and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm

Bible Reading

For the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

A Time of Quiet Meditation

Benedictus

In the morning, Lord,
I come into your house, Alleluia.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel:
who has come to God’s people and set them free.
The Lord has raised up for us a mighty Saviour:
born of the house of God’s servant David.

Through the holy prophets, God promised of old:
to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us,
To show mercy to our forebears:
and to remember God’s holy covenant.

This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship God without fear:
holy and righteous before God, all the days of our life.

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High:
for you will go before the Lord to prepare God’s way,
To give God’s people knowledge of salvation:
by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God:
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death:
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen.

In the morning, Lord,
I come into your house, Alleluia.

A Time of Open Intercession

Lord in your love,
hear our prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer

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.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

now and forever. Amen.

Collect

Closing Responses

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia.

Walk through our Trinity Labyrinth

At this time many members of our community are self-isolating, in quarantine, or having to stay within their local community. Whether you are unable to visit our site in person, or you are choosing to stay at home for the safety of yourself and our community, the peace of God can offer solace for all pilgrims. We invite you to find rest and renewal in meeting the Creator, the Redeemer and the Spirit as you take a prayerful virtual walk through our Trinity Labyrinth with us.

This Week at Holy Cross

Canberra is in lockdown at present, so all our regular church activities will be exclusively on Zoom – they are all accessible via the same link (unless otherwise noted): click HERE to join us. The schedule for the week ahead is as follows:

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

  • 9.30am: joint Celebration of Creation Service with St Margaret’s

MONDAY TO FRIDAY (DAILY)

  • 7.30am: Morning Prayer

WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

  • 9.45am: Zoom room opens for chat
  • 10am: Eucharist (followed by coffee and chat)
  • 7pm: Young Adults Fellowship – NB separate Zoom link: email rector@holycrosshackett.org.au if interested

SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

  • 8.45am: Zoom room opens for chat
  • 9.15am: Sunday service (followed by coffee and chat)
  • 10.30am: personal prayer in small groups for those who wish

We look forward to sharing this time of worship and fellowship with you. Stay safe, keep well, and God bless you all.

Sunday worship, 8 August

A very warm welcome to our 9am Eucharist today.

Click on the link to join us via Zoom. Have a blessed Sunday!

Sunday worship, 1 August

Welcome to our 9am Eucharist today. Our guest preacher and presider is the Revd Ian Chaplin.

Click on the link to join us via Zoom. Have a blessed Sunday!

Sunday worship, 25 July

Welcome to our Sunday Eucharist – our preacher today is Richard Johnstone.

Click on the link to join us via Zoom. Have a blessed Sunday!

Wednesday 10am Eucharist, 21 July

Click on the link to join us via Zoom.

Small table with stone labyrinth and singing bowls

Parish women’s retreat 30 July-1 August

Are you a busy woman needing a break? Ask about the Holy Cross Women’s Retreat being held from 30 July to 1 August by the shores of Lake George. There are options to come for the whole time, or just for a day to find some rest.

Contact rector@holycrosshackett.org.au by 23 July. Be quick, as there are not many spots left.

Sunday worship, 18 July

Welcome to our 9am Eucharist on the 8th Sunday after Pentecost.

Click on the link to join us via Zoom. Have a blessed Sunday!

Sunday worship 6 June

Welcome to our 9am Eucharist on the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost!

Click on the link to join us via Zoom. Have a blessed Sunday.

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