‘God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be
sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes
saints out of sinners.’
Soren Kierkegaard
Welcome to all who worship here today — visitors, newcomers and regulars alike. Visiting
communicants, of whatever Christian tradition, are invited to receive communion here.
Gluten-free communion wafers are available on request at all Eucharistic services in this Cathedral.
Please enquire of the Sidesmen or Servers for directions to the distribution.
Information about St John’s Cathedral and its ministries can be found at the Welcoming Table after
the 9.00 am service, on the notice boards and on the website:
Clergy are here to listen and help - please feel free to speak to one of them after the services, or
make contact during the week: St John’s Cathedral, 4 – 8 Garden Road, Central. (花園道4-8號)
Tel: 2523 4157, Fax: 2521 7830
Please turn off your mobile phone or switch to SILENT.
Today at the Cathedral
8.00am Said Eucharist
Celebrant and Preacher
1 John 3.1-3
The Revd Robert Martin
Letty Awingan
9.00am Sung Eucharist (Please see separate order of service)
(Mass Setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Tomás Luis de Victoria))
The Revd John Chynchen
Introit Hymn
197 For all the Saints who from their labours rest (vs 1-4)
First Reading
Revelation 7.9-end
Marcela Collins
34 vs 1-10 (chant in D by T S Dupuis)
Second Reading
1 John 3.1-3
Susan George
Gradual Hymn
225 Give us the wings of faith (1st tune)
Gospel Reading
Matthew 5.1-12
The Very Revd Matthias Der
The Revd Robert Martin
Tom Bispham
The Peace
Offertory Hymn
478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
O what their joy and their glory must be
(William Harris)
Communion Hymn 224 For all thy saints, O Lord
Recessional Hymn 197 For all the Saints who from their labours rest (vs 5-8)
10.30am Sung Eucharist (This service is held in Mandarin)
The Revd Peter Koon
The Revd Wu Wai Ho
11.45am All Age Worship (with SJC Children’s Choir)
(Please see separate order of service)
(Communion setting by Leonard West)
Celebrant and Preacher
The Revd Robert Martin
2.00pm Sung Eucharist (This service is held in Filipino)
Celebrant and Preacher
The Revd Dwight dela Torre
6.00pm Eucharist with Prayers for Healing
(Please see separate order of service)
The Revd Robert Martin
The Revd Mark Rogers
First Reading
1 John 3.1-3
Kevin She
Gospel Reading
Matthew 5.1-12
The Revd Robert Martin
Introit Hymn
197 For all the Saints who from their labours rest (vs 1-4)
Gradual Hymn
224 For all thy saints, O Lord
Offertory Hymn
478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Recessional Hymn 197 For all the Saints who from their labours rest (vs 5-8)
Saturday 1st November 2014
12.30pm Said Eucharist (This service was held in Filipino)
Celebrant and Preacher
The Revd Dwight dela Torre
6.00pm All Saints’ Day Sung Eucharist
(This service was held in Cantonese)
Celebrant and Preacher
The Most Revd Dr Paul Kwomg
A Prayer for Hong Kong
Lord God, we ask for your blessing on the people of the Hong Kong SAR: at
this time of divided opinions strengthen those who work for mutual
understanding; make our hearts open to hear and embrace those who hold
different views from ourselves; and may our leaders work together to seek
the common good. We pray in the name of one who spread healing and
reconciliation among all people, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect, Post Communion Prayer, Readings and Music
for the 8.00am, 9.00am and 6.00pm services
The Collect for All Saints’ Sunday
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and
fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to
follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to
those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
Post Communion for All Saints’ Sunday
God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things: may we who have
shared at this table as strangers and pilgrims here on earth be welcomed with all
your saints to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom; through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
First Reading: Revelation 7.9-end
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from
every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the
throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands.
They cried out in a loud voice, saying,
‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the
And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four
living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped
God, singing,
‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honour
and power and might
be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in white, and
where have they come from?’ I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.’
Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they
have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;
the sun will not strike them,
nor any scorching heat;
for the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 34. 1-10
1. I will alway give thanks unto the Lord : his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord : he humble shall hear thereof, and be
3. O praise the Lord with me : and let us magnify his Name together.
4. I sought the Lord, and he heard me : yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
5. They had an eye unto him, and were lightened : and their faces were not
6. Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him : yea, and saveth him out of all his
7. The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him : and delivereth
8. O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is : blessed is the man that trusteth in
9. O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints : for they that fear him lack nothing.
10. The lions do lack, and suffer hunger : but they who seek the Lord shall want no
manner of thing that is good.
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.
Second Reading: 1 John 3.1-3
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God;
and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not
know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been
revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we
will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as
he is pure.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5.1-12
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His
disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of
evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward
in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Please pray for The Church of Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba, The Rt Revd Griselda
Delgado Del Carpio and The Rt Revd Ulises Prendes.
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church of Hong Kong) Cycle of
Please pray for Paul, our Primate and Archbishop; Peter, Archbishop Emeritus;
Andrew, Bishop of Western Kowloon; Timothy, Bishop-elect of Eastern Kowloon
and all the faithful members of the HKSKH, both clerical and lay.
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Pray for The Diocese of Western Kowloon; for the Rt Revd Andrew Chan and all
clergy; for the future developments of the Diocese; for the evangelistic ministries
of all parishes and mission churches; the re-development of individual churches;
and the co-operation of the parish churches, schools and social welfare units in the
SJC Cycle of Prayer
Pray for St John’s Cathedral, Emmanuel Church, Pokfulam, Discovery Bay Church
and St Stephen’s Chapel, Stanley; for Dean Matthias and the Chaplains/Priests-in
Charge. Pray for Mission For Migrant Workers, Helpers For Domestic Helpers and
HIV Education Centre.
Prayer Requests
Please pray for Adam Thompson, Amy Chan Siu Yuk, The Revd Canon David
Dang, Sue Fletcher, Felix Chan, Ophelia Chan, Esther Tai, Toung Ming, May
Cheng Wai Sheung, Fanny Tung, Daisy Chan, Chong Hang Yung Sebastian,
Bronwyn, Juliet Vasantraj, Revd Johnny Chan, William Lam, Susana Westlake,
Sherry, Raymond Cheung, Jun Clarke, Barbara Saunders, Shelley Connolly, Bill
Cox, Stephen Farmer, Simon Freeberne, Sin-Joh Chuang, Maria Erlyn Carbon,
Revd Susan Hewitt, Isaac Wiens, Thomas Wong, Ruth Jim, Perronnelle Laskey,
Cecilia Tang, Karen Kwong Lee Yuen Kwan, Sidney Poon, Charles Dickson,
Marlou Calalo, Robert Lee, Betty Bolloni, Margaret Pini, Carl Ka Tat Wong,
Dennis Shea, Edith Hall, Brenda Bishop, Martine Porter, Betty Taylor, Lee Yuk
Ying, Parveen Nadeem, Conor Henderson, Wendy Larkin, Juvy Bustamante, Wing
Sung, Stephen A Isidro, Robert Trout, Ho Yiu Sing, Gener Galapon, Novel Chan,
Bill Galvin, Revd Peter Frowley, Philip Law, Makiko Hardy, Arthuro Canuto,
Wong Lee Mo Fong, Chai Ching Pau Nyin, Elena Hutchinson, Edward Wong Kar
Yue, Fiona Bamber, Donna Mae Cuaresma, Inger Kvan, Stephanie Ng and Abigail
Prayers will be offered for those named above during the weekday Eucharists.
To include someone in this prayer list, please contact Elisa, Tel: 2523 4157.
Welcome to St John’s
Visitors are always welcome at our services. If you are new to Hong Kong and/or
St John’s, do make yourself known at the Welcome Table where you can find
someone who will help with information about our life and ministry here.
After Service Refreshments
Refreshments are served after the 9.00am service in the Li Hall.
This morning the Revd Catherine Graham is leading the worship at St Stephen’s
Chapel, Stanley.
Outreach Sunday 16th November
On Sunday 16th November we will give thanks for St John's Outreach Ministry.
Do you know the names of the outreach programmes? What is the ministry that
the Cathedral does each day? Who is it helping? What difference is it making to
people's lives? How can you get involved?
At most services on Sunday 16th November a leader of the outreach ministries
will speak about the work of their organisation. Come and celebrate and learn
about this important ministry of our church!
The Cathedral Choir is recruiting!
The Choir sings at the Eucharist every Sunday, at Choral Mattins once a month
and on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter, weddings and memorial
services. It is an amateur mixed choir with about 40 members. It adheres mainly
to the standard cathedral repertoire. You can find past and current music lists as
well as service recordings on our web page in St John’s Cathedral’s website
If you have choral experience and reasonable sight singing skills, you are welcome
to attend one of our weekly Friday practices (from 6.15pm to 7.45pm) and to take
an audition (scales and sight-singing) afterwards. Please contact Mr Raymond
Fu, the Choirmaster, at [email protected] for more details.
Michaelmas Fair Message from The Discoverers
The Discoverers would like to thank the Michaelmas Fair Committee for giving us
a stall at the Fair and helping us set up. We want to thank everyone who put in so
much effort for our CUPCAKE STALL - you provided cupcakes, containers,
sprinkles, icing, marshmellows, cooler boxes, etc. We know that slaving over hot
ovens for hours making hundreds of cupcakes is no mean feat! Our stall was
enjoyed by many kids and grown ups. Thanks to the Sunday School coordinators
and teachers for leading the effort and to our wonderful Sunday School parents
who contributed so many boxes of cupcakes of different flavours! In all we made
To remember those
we love but see no longer……
St John’s Cathedral
MONDAY 3rd November 2014
8.00am Said Eucharist
7.30pm Sung Eucharist
(With Commemoration of
the Faithful Departed)
Record your late loved ones’ name on this form and return it to the Cathedral
Office by 31st October.
It will be offered in prayer during the service.
Christians in Central – Tuesday Luncheon
'Coping with Pressures and Adversity'
Guest Speaker: Mr Stephen Lam
Venue : Li Hall
Date : 4th November 2014
Time : 1.00pm – 2.00pm
We are delighted to announce that Mr Stephen Lam, former Chief Secretary of
Hong Kong, is going to speak to us again in the Christians in Central on 4th
November, 2014, it will be the second time after many years but the first time
after his retirement from the Government in 2012.
The title of the talk will be 'Coping with Pressures and Adversity'. Mr Lam will
be referring to some issues that he had dealt with in his time in Government,
and how The Lord has guided him through.
Stephen Lam was formerly Chief Secretary of the Hong Kong Government
from September 2011 to June 2012. Previously he was Secretary for
Constitutional and Mainland Affairs. In this portfolio, for almost ten years,
he was responsible for elections, human rights and Hong Kong's relations
with Mainland China and Taiwan.
After retiring from the Hong Kong Government in June 2012, Mr Lam read
theology at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford and the Oxford Centre for
Christian Apologetics. He graduated with the Certificate in Theological and
Pastoral Studies in June 2013.
Currently, Mr Lam undertakes speaking engagements regularly among
churches, schools and other institutions, both in Hong Kong and overseas.
Throughout his career Mr Lam has received many distinguished awards
including the Gold Bauhinia Star and the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Hong
Kong SAR Government.
$60 per attendee including a light lunch of sandwich and soup.
Please register by email to Connie at [email protected] or
telephone at 25234157
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph – 9th November at 11.00am
The Revd John Chynchen will be officiating as the religious convenor at
the traditional Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the Cenotaph (adjacent
to the former Legco Building in Chater Road, Central) from 10.55am.
Prayers and recitations will be offered by Anglican, Buddhist, Confucian,
Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Roman Catholic and Taoist clerics and leaders.
This annual ceremony is hosted by the Royal British Legion (Hong Kong &
China Branch) and the Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association.
We are here to help
Pastoral Care
Pastoral care is an important part of our ministry here at St John’s
Cathedral. Our clergy are here to offer spiritual, emotional and practical
support on a day to day basis and in times of difficulty. This ministry
includes caring for those who are sick, the dying, the bereaved and the
lonely. The clergy can visit you at home, in hospital, or even somewhere
for a coffee and a chat.
If you or someone you know needs assistance please contact:
The Cathedral Office on 2523 4157 between 9.00am and 5.00pm,
2523 4110 in an emergency or after 5.00pm /
or at the weekend
You can ask to speak to a particular chaplain, the duty chaplain or you can
contact the Pastoral Ministry Coordinator, The Revd Catherine Graham on
9639 6777.
What’s happening this week
Services this Week
3rd November 2014
All Souls’ Day
8.00am Said Eucharist
1.00pm One o’clock Prayers (Nave)
7.30pm Sung Eucharist
SJC Children’s Choir
SJC Children Instrumental
Filipino Fellowship
Monday 3rd November 2014
12.30pm Meditation Group
7.00pm ‘Climate Change: A Moral Imperative’
Tuesday 4th
8.00am Said Eucharist
1.00pm One o’clock Prayers (Nave)
Tuesday 4th
1.00pm Christians in Central Tuesday
Luncheon—'Coping with Pressures
and Adversity'
3.00pm Tuesday Tots
7.30pm Bible Reading Fellowship
Wednesday 5th
8.00am Said Eucharist
1.00pm One o’clock Prayers (Nave)
6.00pm Said Eucharist
Wednesday 5th
9.30am CLARES
1.00pm Lunch Time Recital—A Romantic
Moment, lunchtime concert by
Carmen Lau, Eugene Tse and
Frederic Koon
Thursday 6th
2.00pm Parents and Toddlers Group
Christian Listening Course
Thursday 6th
8.30am Said Eucharist
1.00pm One o’clock Prayers (Nave)
1.15pm Said Eucharist
8.00am Said Eucharist
1.00pm One o’clock Prayers (Nave)
Friday Fellowship Group
Said Eucharist
Said Eucharist (Filipino)
Said Eucharist (Cantonese)
Saturday 8th
3.30pm Youth Fellowship (Cantonese)
4.00pm Andrew Fellowship (Cantonese)
Next Sunday - 9th November 2014
The Third Sunday before Advent
(Remembrance Sunday)
Wisdom 6.12-16
Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4.13-end
Matthew 25.1-13
8.00am Said Eucharist
Celebrant and Preacher:
The Revd Desmond Cox
11.45am Choral Mattins
Officiant: The Revd Hugh Phillipson
Preacher: The Revd Catherine Graham
9.00am Sung Eucharist
Celebrant: The Revd Catherine Graham
Preacher: The Revd Desmond Cox
2.00pm Sung Eucharist (Filipino)
Celebrant and Preacher:
The Revd Dwight dela Torre
10.30am Sung Eucharist (Mandarin)
Celebrant and Preacher:
The Revd Peter Koon
6.00pm ‘Fresh Expressions’ service
Remembrance Theme
Officiants: The Revd Nigel Gibson and
The Revd Robert Martin
Diocese of Hong Kong Island
Cathedral Office
Primate and Archbishop of
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
Bishop of Hong Kong Island:
4-8 Garden Road, Central, HK
Tel: 2523 4157 Fax: 2521 7830
E-mail: [email protected]
Sunday School Website:
Twitter: @StJohnsHK
The Most Revd Dr Paul Kwong
Archbishop Emeritus:
The Most Revd Dr Peter Kwong
St John’s Cathedral
The Very Revd Matthias Der
Cathedral Chaplains:
The Revd Desmond Cox
The Revd Dwight dela Torre
The Revd Peter Koon
The Revd Robert Martin
The Revd Nigel Gibson
(Chaplain and Priest-In-Charge of
Emmanuel Church—2523 4157)
The Revd Will Newman
(Chaplain and Priest-In-Charge of
St Stephen’s Chapel—2813 0408)
The Revd Mark Rogers
(Chaplain and Priest-In-Charge of
Discovery Bay Church—2987 4210)
The Revd Catherine Graham
(Chaplain and Anglican Communion Refugee
and Migrant Network Coordinator)
The Revd Wu Wai Ho
Cathedral Honorary Chaplains:
The Revd John Chynchen
The Revd Hugh Phillipson
The Revd Philip Wickeri
The Revd Jenny Wong Nam
Cathedral Outreach Programmes
Cathedral Bookstore
Renowned for its selection of cards and thoughtprovoking books.
Mon-Sat: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday : 10.00am – 2.00pm
Manager: Chris Everett
Tel: 2868 2848 Fax: 2868 5106
E-mail: [email protected]
Helpers for Domestic Helpers (HDH)
A place for domestic workers to find help.
(Basement, Administration Building)
Manager: Holly Allan
Tel/Fax: 2523 4020
E-mail: [email protected]
Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW)
An ecumenical help agency for migrant workers.
(Top floor, Administration Building)
Manager: Cynthia Tellez
Tel: 2522 8264 Fax: 2526 2894
E-mail: [email protected]
Counselling Service
A professional counselling service
Director: Dr Mark Gandolfi
Tel: 2525 7207 Fax: 2524 2777
E-mail: [email protected]
HIV Education Centre
Organist: Peter Yue
(1/F, Administration Building)
Manager: Elijah Fung
Tel: 2523 0531/2501 0653 Fax: 2523 1581
E-mail: [email protected]
Sub-Organist: Felix Yeung
Music Officer: Alan Tsang
Wed : 9.30am – 12.00noon
E-mail: [email protected]
Verger: Ho Tat Hoi
Castaways Shop
Executive Administrator: Viola Ip
Choirmaster: Raymond Fu
Head Server: James Choo
Head Sidesman: Roger Cole
Wed-Fri: 12.00noon – 2.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.00am – 12.00noon
Manager: Teresa Topacio
c/o Cathedral Office
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