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      THE DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH
                                    The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker, DD. SSC, Diocesan Bishop
                   
           
                      4990 New York Avenue, Arlington Texas 76018
Church: 817-417-7714  |  stphilipsanglican@ymail.com  | Rector’s Cell: 214-773-2254
www.stphilipsanglican.org  | Rector’s Email: revfrkingsley@gmail.com





                                   Holy Communion Service on
                            The First Sunday in Lent

                                                     

                                               10:00am Sunday March  5,  2017  
  
       Celebrant: 
 
       The Rev. Kingsley Obi Jon-Ubabuco  
Priest & Rector














      THE DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH
                                    The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker, DD. SSC, Diocesan Bishop
                   
           
                      4990 New York Avenue, Arlington Texas 76018
Church: 817-417-7714  |  stphilipsanglican@ymail.com  | Rector’s Cell: 214-773-2254
www.stphilipsanglican.org  | Rector’s Email: revfrkingsley@gmail.com






ASH-WEDNESDAY IS MARCH 1st 2017

Services: 12:00noon and 7:00pm


 
 
Celebrant: 
 
The Rev. Kingsley Obi Jon-Ubabuco  
 
Priest & Rector



COLLECT
Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive
the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite
hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our
wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and
forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT  Lesson
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all
the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is
near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like
blackness there is spread upon the mountains a great and powerful people;
their like has never been from of old, nor will be again after them through
the years of all generations. “Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me
with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and
rend your hearts and not your garments.” return to the Lord, your God,
for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast
love, and repents of evil. Who knows whether he will not turn and repent,
and leave a blessing behind him, a cereal offering and a drink offering for
the Lord, your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a
solemn assembly; gather the people. Sanctify the congregation; assemble
the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom
leave his room, and the bride her chamber. Between the vestibule and the
altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep and say, “Spare thy
people, O Lord, and make not thy heritage a reproach, a byword among the
nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”

THE PSALM APPOINTED FOR ASH-WEDNESDAY
Psalm 103:8-14 8
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
slow to anger and of great kindness.
9 He will not always accuse us, *
nor will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, *
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, *
so is his mercy great upon those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, *
so far has he removed our sins from us.
13 As a father cares for his children, *
so does the Lord care for those who fear him.
14 For he himself knows whereof we are made; *
he remembers that we are but dust.

THE EPISTLE
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made
him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the
righteousness of God. Working together with him, then, we entreat you not to
accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have
listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the
acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any
one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God
we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions,
hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching,
hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine
love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness
for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good
repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well
known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing,
and yet possessing everything.

THE GOSPEL
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
[ Jesus said,] “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by
them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. us,
when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the
synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to
you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left
hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be in secret;
and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you pray, you
must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues
and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they
have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the
door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret
will reward you. And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for
they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to
you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and
wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who
is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. do not lay up for
yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves
break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where
your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”