Saint Francis Episcopal Church
of Southern Ohio
St. Francis Episcopal Church

 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

 16 August 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Prayer, Rite II

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

8 August 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, New Zealand Book of Prayer


The Word of God


 

 

Prelude                                               

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 376                           Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee                      Hymn to Joy

 

 

Acclamation

     Celebrant   Grace and peace to you from God.

     People        God fill you with truth and joy.

           

 

Collect for Purity

            Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, so that we may truly love you and worthily praise your holy name; through our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

Song of Praise 133                  Heaven and Earth                        My Heart Sings Out



The congregation kneels as able

The Summary of the Law

            Hear the teaching of Christ: you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and  with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And a second is this: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

Spirit of God, search our hearts.

 

            Jesus said:  There is joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

 

Celebrant        God has promised forgiveness to all who truly repent, turn to Christ in faith and are themselves forgiving. In silence we call to mind our sins.

 

Silence

 

Let us confess our sins.

            Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said, in the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done. We have sinned in ignorance: we have sinned in weakness: we have sinned through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry. We repent and turn to you. Forgive us, for our Saviour Christ’s sake, and renew our lives to the glory of your name. Amen.

 

 

The Absolution 

            Celebrant        Through the cross of Christ, God have mercy on you, pardon you
and set you free. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. God strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in life eternal. Amen.

 

Celebrant        The peace of Christ rule in our hearts.

People             The word of Christ dwell in us richly.

 

 

Collect of the Day

Celebrant        God be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



The Lessons

The people sit for

The First Reading: 1 Kings 19:4-8

 

A reading from the Book of 1 Kings.

 

Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.” He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.” He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 34:1-8                                                                  Benedicam Dominum

1          At all times I will bless the Lord; *

                        whose praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2          I will glory in the Lord; *

                        let the humble hear and rejoice.

3          Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord;

                        let us exalt the Name of the Lord together.

4          I sought the Lord, who answered me *

                        and delivered me out of all my terror.

5          Look upon the Lord and be radiant, *

                        and let not your faces be ashamed.

6          I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *

                        and saved me from all my troubles.

7          The angel of the Lord encompasses the God-fearing, *

                        and the Lord will deliver them.

8          Taste and see that the Lord is good; *

                        happy are they who trust in the Lord!

 

 

The Epistle: Ephesians 4:25—5:2

 

A reading from the Letter of Ephesians.

 

So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The people stand for the singing of the Sequence Hymn and the reading of the Gospel

Sequence Hymn 98                            Lord Speak to Me                               Canonbury

 

 

The Gospel:  John 6:35, 41-51

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel according to John.

            People             Praise and glory to God.

 

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

            Celebrant        This is the Gospel of Christ.

            People             Praise to Christ, the Word.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                            The Reverend Jed J. Dearing

 

 

The Affirmation of Faith

            You, O God, are supreme and holy. You create our world and give us life. Your purpose overarches everything we do. You have always been with us. You are God.

 

            You, O God, are infinitely generous, good beyond all measure. You came to us before we came to you. You have revealed and proved your love for us in Jesus Christ, who lived and died and rose again. You are with us now. You are God.

 

            You, O God, are Holy Spirit. You empower us to be your gospel in the world.
You reconcile and heal; you overcome death.

 

            You are our God. We worship you.

 

Celebrant        Let us pray for the Church and for the world, giving thanks for God’s goodness.

 

 

Intercession and Thanksgiving

            Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear when we pray in the name of your Son. Therefore in confidence and trust we pray for the Church.

 

            Father, enliven the Church for its mission including ...

that we may be salt of the earth and light to the world.

 

            Breathe fresh life into your people.

Give us power to reveal Christ in word and action.

 

            We pray for the world.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            Creator of all, lead us and every people into ways of justice and peace.

That we may respect one another in freedom and truth.

 

            Awaken in us a sense of wonder for the earth and all that is in it.

Teach us to care creatively for its resources.

 

            We pray for the community.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            God of truth, inspire with your wisdom those whose decisions affect the lives of others
that all may act with integrity and courage.

            

            Give grace to all whose lives are linked with ours.

May we serve Christ in one another, and love as he loves us.

 

            We pray for those in need, especially ...

 

            God of hope, comfort and restore all who suffer in body, mind or spirit.

May they know the power of your healing love.

 

            Make us willing agents of your compassion.

Strengthen us as we share in making people whole.

 

            We remember those who have died and those who mourn.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            We remember with thanksgiving those who have died in the faith of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone.

Father, into your hands we commend them.

 

            Give comfort to those who mourn.

Bring them peace in their time of loss.

 

            We praise you for the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Francis and all your saints who have entered your eternal glory.

May their example inspire and encourage us.

 

            We pray for ourselves and our ministries.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

Celebrant        Lord, you have called us to serve you.

People             Grant that we may walk in your presence: your love in our hearts, your truth in our minds, your strength in our wills; until, at the end of our journey, we know the joy of our homecoming and the welcome of your embrace,  through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

 

All standing

The Peace

Celebrant        Blessed be Christ the Prince of Peace,
People             who breaks down the walls that divide.

Celebrant        The peace of God be always with you.
People             Praise to Christ who unites us in peace.

 

 

Announcements

 

 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and thanksgivings

 

 

Performing Arts Program                   Surley the Presence              by Jeff Baldrige

 

 

The Holy Communion

 

 

The Preparation of the Gifts

The offerings of the people are presented. Bread and wine for communion are placed on the table.

 

Celebrant        But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.                                                            Hebrews 13:14, 15

 

 

Offertory Hymn 130          God the Sculptor of the Mountains       My Heart Sings Out

 

 

It is recommended that the people stand or kneel throughout the following prayer

The Great Thanksgiving

Celebrant        Christ is risen!
People             He is risen indeed.

Celebrant        Lift your hearts to heaven
People             where Christ in glory reigns.

Celebrant        Let us give thanks to God.
People             It is right to offer thanks and praise.

Celebrant        It is the joy of our salvation, God of the universe, to give you thanks through Jesus Christ.

 

            You said, ‘Let there be light’; there was light. Your light shines on in our darkness. For you the earth has brought forth life in all its forms. You have created us to hear your Word, to do your will and to be fulfilled in your love. It is right to thank you. You sent your Son to be for us the way we need to follow and the truth we need to know.

 

            You sent your Son to give his life to release us from our sin. His cross has taken our guilt away.

 

            You send your Holy Spirit to strengthen and to guide, to warn and to revive your Church. Therefore, with all your witnesses who surround us on every side, countless as heaven’s stars, we praise you for our creation and our calling, with loving and with joyful hearts:

 
           Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

           Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

           Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.

  

            Blessed are you, most holy, in your Son, who washed his disciples’ feet. ‘I am among you,’ he said, ‘as one who serves.’

 

            On that night before he died he took bread and gave you thanks. He broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you; do this to remember me.

 

            After supper, he took the cup, and gave you thanks. He gave it to them and said: Drink this. It is my blood of the new covenant, shed for you, shed for all, to forgive sin; do this to remember me.

 

            Therefore with this bread and wine we recall your goodness to us.

 

            God of the past and present, we your people remember your Son. We thank you for his cross and rising again, we take courage from his ascension; we look for his coming in glory and in him we give ourselves to you.

 

            Send your Holy Spirit, that we who receive Christ’s body may indeed be the body of Christ, and we who share his cup draw strength from the one true vine.

 

            Called to follow Christ, help us to reconcile and unite. Called to suffer, give us hope in our calling.

 

            For you, the heavenly one, make all things new; you are the beginning and the end, the last and the first.

 

            Praise, glory and love be yours, this and every day, from us and all people, here and everywhere. Amen.

 

 

Silence may be kept.

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer 

As Christ teaches us 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. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.    Amen.

 

 

The Breaking of the Bread

Fraction Anthem  874                 Whoever Eats this Bread    Wonder Love and Praise

 

 

Celebrant        Come God’s people, come to receive Christ’s heavenly food. The bread of life, broken for you. The cup of blessing, poured out for you. Amen.

 

 

The Invitation

All Christians of all ages are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of bread and wine.  If you want to receive a blessing only, come forward and cross your hands over your chest to alert the priest of your desire.  If you are unable to come forward to receive the Sacrament or a blessing, please notify an usher so the priest can be told to bring the sacrament to you.

 

 

Communion Hymn 151              One Bread, One Body           Lift Every Voice and Sing II

 

 

Prayer After Communion

Celebrant        Blessed be God who calls us together.
People             Praise to God who makes us one people.

Celebrant        Blessed be God who has forgiven our sin.
People             Praise to God who gives hope and freedom.

Celebrant        Blessed be God whose Word is proclaimed.
People             Praise to God who is revealed as love.

Celebrant        Blessed be God who alone has called us.
People             Therefore we offer all that we are and all that we shall become.

Celebrant        Accept, O God, our sacrifice of praise.
People             Amen. Accept our thanks for all you have done. Our hands were empty, and you filled them.

 

 

The Blessing

            And the blessing of God, Creator, Savior and Bread of life, be with you all, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

Closing Hymn 537                           Christ for the World we Sing                           Moscow

 

 

Dismissal

            Celebrant        Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace.
            People             Amen. We go in the name of Christ.

 

 

Postlude      

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Jed J. Dearing

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Kimmie Patti

Lectors: Chuck Oduah and Teena Baldrige

Altar Guild: Jacqui Parker

Acolyte:  Kimmie Patti

Ushers/Greeters: Allison Ferriell

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

1 August 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, New Zealand Book of Prayer


The Word of God



Prelude                                               

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 48             O Day of Radiant Gladness Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelein

 

 

Acclamation

     Celebrant   Grace and peace to you from God.

     People        God fill you with truth and joy.

           

 

Collect for Purity

            Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, so that we may truly love you and worthily praise your holy name; through our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

Song of Praise 133                  Heaven and Earth                        My Heart Sings Out

  

 

The congregation kneels as able

The Summary of the Law

            Hear the teaching of Christ: you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And a second is this: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

Spirit of God, search our hearts.

 

            Jesus said:  There is joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

 

Celebrant        God has promised forgiveness to all who truly repent, turn to Christ in faith and are themselves forgiving. In silence we call to mind our sins.

 

 

Silence

 

 

Let us confess our sins.

            Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said, in the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done. We have sinned in ignorance: we have sinned in weakness: we have sinned through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry. We repent and turn to you. Forgive us, for our Saviour Christ’s sake, and renew our lives to the glory of your name. Amen.

 

 

The Absolution 

            Celebrant        Through the cross of Christ, God have mercy on you, pardon you
and set you free. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. God strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in life eternal. Amen.

 

Celebrant        The peace of Christ rule in our hearts.

People             The word of Christ dwell in us richly.

 

 

Collect of the Day

Celebrant        God be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant        Let us pray.

 

            Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The Lessons

The people sit for

The First Reading: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15

 

A reading from the Book of Exodus.

 

The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not.” Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’” And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. The Lord spoke to Moses and said, “I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.”

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 78:23-29

23        So God commanded the clouds above *

                        and opened the doors of heaven.

24        God rained down manna upon them to eat *

                        and gave them grain from heaven.

25        So mortals ate the bread of angels; *

                        God provided for them food enough.

26        God caused the east wind to blow in the heavens *

                        and mightily led out the south wind.

27        God rained down flesh upon them like dust *

                        and wingéd birds like the sand of the sea.

28        God let it fall in the midst of their camp *

                        and round about their dwellings.      

29        So they ate and were well filled, *

                        for the Lord gave them what they craved.



The Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-16

 

A reading from the Letter of Ephesians.

 

I, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.  But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people.” (When it says, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The people stand for the singing of the Sequence Hymn and the reading of the Gospel

Sequence Hymn 98                            Lord Speak to Me                              Canonbury

 


The Gospel:  John 6:24-35

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel according to John.

            People             Praise and glory to God.

 

On the next day, when the people who remained after the feeding of the five thousand saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you  are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

 

            Celebrant        This is the Gospel of Christ.

            People             Praise to Christ, the Word.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                The Reverend Emmanuel Tuyishime

 

 

The Affirmation of Faith

            You, O God, are supreme and holy. You create our world and give us life. Your purpose overarches everything we do. You have always been with us. You are God.

 

            You, O God, are infinitely generous, good beyond all measure. You came to us before we came to you. You have revealed and proved your love for us in Jesus Christ, who lived and died and rose again. You are with us now. You are God.

 

            You, O God, are Holy Spirit. You empower us to be your gospel in the world.
You reconcile and heal; you overcome death.

 

            You are our God. We worship you.

 

Celebrant        Let us pray for the Church and for the world, giving thanks for God’s goodness.

 

 

Intercession and Thanksgiving

 

            Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear when we pray in the name of your Son. Therefore in confidence and trust we pray for the Church.

 

            Father, enliven the Church for its mission including ...

that we may be salt of the earth and light to the world.

 

            Breathe fresh life into your people.

Give us power to reveal Christ in word and action.

 

            We pray for the world.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            Creator of all, lead us and every people into ways of justice and peace.

That we may respect one another in freedom and truth.

 

            Awaken in us a sense of wonder for the earth and all that is in it.

Teach us to care creatively for its resources.

 

            We pray for the community.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            God of truth, inspire with your wisdom those whose decisions affect the lives of others
that all may act with integrity and courage.

 

            Give grace to all whose lives are linked with ours.

May we serve Christ in one another, and love as he loves us.

 

            We pray for those in need, especially ...

 

            God of hope, comfort and restore all who suffer in body, mind or spirit.

May they know the power of your healing love.

 

            Make us willing agents of your compassion.

Strengthen us as we share in making people whole.

 

            We remember those who have died and those who mourn.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            We remember with thanksgiving those who have died in the faith of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone.

Father, into your hands we commend them.

 

            Give comfort to those who mourn.

Bring them peace in their time of loss.

 

            We praise you for the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Francis and all your saints who have entered your eternal glory.

May their example inspire and encourage us.

 

            We pray for ourselves and our ministries.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

Celebrant        Lord, you have called us to serve you.

People             Grant that we may walk in your presence: your love in our hearts, your truth in our minds, your strength in our wills; until, at the end of our journey, we know the joy of our homecoming and the welcome of your embrace,  through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

 

All standing

The Peace

Celebrant        Blessed be Christ the Prince of Peace,
People             who breaks down the walls that divide.

Celebrant        The peace of God be always with you.
People             Praise to Christ who unites us in peace.

 

 

Announcements

 

 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and thanksgivings

 

 

The Holy Communion

 

 

The Preparation of the Gifts

The offerings of the people are presented. Bread and wine for communion are placed on the table.

 

Celebrant        But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.                                                                      Hebrews 13:14, 15

 

 

Offertory Hymn 146        Break Thou the Bread of Life     Lift Every Voice and Sing II

 

 

It is recommended that the people stand or kneel throughout the following prayer

The Great Thanksgiving

Celebrant        Christ is risen!
People             He is risen indeed.

Celebrant        Lift your hearts to heaven
People             where Christ in glory reigns.

Celebrant        Let us give thanks to God.
People             It is right to offer thanks and praise.

Celebrant        It is the joy of our salvation, God of the universe, to give you thanks
                        through Jesus Christ.

 

            You said, ‘Let there be light’; there was light. Your light shines on in our darkness. For you the earth has brought forth life in all its forms. You have created us to hear your Word, to do your will and to be fulfilled in your love. It is right to thank you. You sent your Son to be for us the way we need to follow and the truth we need to know.

 

            You sent your Son to give his life to release us from our sin. His cross has taken our guilt away.

 

            You send your Holy Spirit to strengthen and to guide, to warn and to revive your Church. Therefore, with all your witnesses who surround us on every side, countless as heaven’s stars, we praise you for our creation and our calling, with loving and with joyful hearts:

 
           Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

           Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

           Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.

 

            Blessed are you, most holy, in your Son, who washed his disciples’ feet. ‘I am among you,’ he said, ‘as one who serves.’

 

            On that night before he died he took bread and gave you thanks. He broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you; do this to remember me.

 

            After supper, he took the cup, and gave you thanks. He gave it to them and said: Drink this. It is my blood of the new covenant, shed for you, shed for all, to forgive sin; do this to remember me.

 

            Therefore with this bread and wine we recall your goodness to us.

 

            God of the past and present, we your people remember your Son. We thank you for his cross and rising again, we take courage from his ascension; we look for his coming in glory and in him we give ourselves to you.

 

            Send your Holy Spirit, that we who receive Christ’s body may indeed be the body of Christ, and we who share his cup draw strength from the one true vine.

 

            Called to follow Christ, help us to reconcile and unite. Called to suffer, give us hope in our calling.

 

            For you, the heavenly one, make all things new; you are the beginning and the end, the last and the first.

 

            Praise, glory and love be yours, this and every day, from us and all people, here and everywhere. Amen.

 

 

Silence may be kept.

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer 

As Christ teaches us 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. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.    Amen.

 

 

The Breaking of the Bread

Fraction Anthem  874                 Whoever Eats this Bread            Wonder Love and Praise

 

 

Celebrant        Come God’s people, come to receive Christ’s heavenly food. The bread of life, broken for you. The cup of blessing, poured out for you. Amen.

 

 

The Invitation

All Christians of all ages are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of bread and wine.  If you want to receive a blessing only, come forward and cross your hands over your chest to alert the priest of your desire.  If you are unable to come forward to receive the Sacrament or a blessing, please notify an usher so the priest can be told to bring the sacrament to you.

 

 

Communion Hymn 49                           From Hand to Hand                    My Heart Sings Out



Prayer After Communion

Celebrant        Blessed be God who calls us together.
People             Praise to God who makes us one people.

Celebrant        Blessed be God who has forgiven our sin.
People             Praise to God who gives hope and freedom.

Celebrant        Blessed be God whose Word is proclaimed.
People             Praise to God who is revealed as love.

Celebrant        Blessed be God who alone has called us.
People             Therefore we offer all that we are and all that we shall become.

Celebrant        Accept, O God, our sacrifice of praise.
People             Amen. Accept our thanks for all you have done. Our hands were                          empty, and you filled them.

 

 

The Blessing

            And the blessing of God, Creator, Savior and Bread of life, be with you all, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

Closing Hymn 408                            Sing Praise to God                           Mit Freuden zart

 

 

Dismissal

            Celebrant        Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace.
            People             Amen. We go in the name of Christ.

 

 

Postlude      

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Reverend Emmanuel Tuyishime

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Barb Roy

Lectors: Allison Ferriell and Stephan Graham

Altar Guild: Kimmie Patti

Acolyte: Kimmie Patti

Ushers/Greeters: David Culp

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

25 July 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, New Zealand Book of Prayer


The Word of God


 

 

Prelude                                               

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 761                All who Hunger Gather Gladly    Columbian Harmony

 


Acclamation

     Celebrant   Grace and peace to you from God.

     People        God fill you with truth and joy.

           

 

Collect for Purity

            Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, so that we may truly love you and worthily praise your holy name; through our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 


Song of Praise 133                            Heaven and Earth                    

 

 

The congregation kneels as able

The Summary of the Law

            Hear the teaching of Christ: you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and  with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And a second is this: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

Spirit of God, search our hearts.

 

            Jesus said:  There is joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

 

Celebrant        God has promised forgiveness to all who truly repent, turn to Christ in faith and are themselves forgiving. In silence we call to mind our sins.

 

Silence

 

Let us confess our sins.

            Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said, in the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done. We have sinned in ignorance: we have sinned in weakness: we have sinned through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry. We repent and turn to you. Forgive us, for our Saviour Christ’s sake, and renew our lives to the glory of your name. Amen.

 

 

The Absolution 

            Celebrant        Through the cross of Christ, God have mercy on you, pardon you
and set you free. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. God strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in life eternal. Amen.

 

Celebrant        The peace of Christ rule in our hearts.

People             The word of Christ dwell in us richly.

 

 

Collect of the Day

Celebrant        God be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The Lessons

The people sit for

The First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44

 

A reading from the Book of Second Kings.

 

A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing food from the first fruits to the man of God: twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. Elisha said, “Give it to the people and let them eat.” But his servant said, “How can I set this before a hundred people?” So he repeated, “Give it to the people and let them eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left.’” He set it before them, they ate, and had some left, according to the word of the Lord.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 145:10-19

 

10        All your works praise you, O Lord, *

                        and your faithful servants bless you.

11        They make known the glory of your reign *

                        and speak of your power;

12        That the peoples may know of your power *

                        and the glorious splendour of your reign.

13        Your reign is an everlasting reign; *

                        your dominion endures throughout all ages.

14        O Lord, you are faithful in all your words *

                        and merciful in all your deeds.

15        The Lord upholds all those who fall *

                        and lift up those who are bowed down.

16        The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, *

                        and you give them their food in due season.

17        You open wide your hand *

                        and satisfy the needs of every living creature.

18        O Lord, you are righteous in all your ways *

                        and loving in all your works.

19        O Lord, you are near to those who call upon you, *

                        to all who call upon you faithfully.

 

 

The Epistle: Ephesians 3:14-21

 

A reading from the Letter of Ephesians.

 

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The people stand for the singing of the Sequence Hymn and the reading of the Gospel

Sequence Hymn 98                          Lord Speak to Me                                 Canonbury

 

 

The Gospel:  John 6:1-21

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel according to John.

            People             Praise and glory to God.

 

Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.” When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself. When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

 

            Celebrant        This is the Gospel of Christ.

            People             Praise to Christ, the Word.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                            The Reverend Jed J. Dearing

 

 

The Affirmation of Faith

            You, O God, are supreme and holy. You create our world and give us life. Your purpose overarches everything we do. You have always been with us. You are God.

 

            You, O God, are infinitely generous, good beyond all measure. You came to us before we came to you. You have revealed and proved your love for us in Jesus Christ, who lived and died and rose again. You are with us now. You are God.

 

            You, O God, are Holy Spirit. You empower us to be your gospel in the world.
You reconcile and heal; you overcome death.

 

            You are our God. We worship you.

 

Celebrant        Let us pray for the Church and for the world, giving thanks for God’s goodness.

 

 

Intercession and Thanksgiving

            Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear when we pray in the name of your Son. Therefore in confidence and trust we pray for the Church ...

 

            Father, enliven the Church for its mission

that we may be salt of the earth and light to the world.

 

            Breathe fresh life into your people.

Give us power to reveal Christ in word and action.

 

            We pray for the world

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            Creator of all, lead us and every people into ways of justice and peace.

That we may respect one another in freedom and truth.

 

            Awaken in us a sense of wonder for the earth and all that is in it.

Teach us to care creatively for its resources.

 

            We pray for the community.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            God of truth, inspire with your wisdom those whose decisions affect the lives of others
that all may act with integrity and courage.

 

            Give grace to all whose lives are linked with ours.

May we serve Christ in one another, and love as he loves us.

 

            We pray for those in need, especially ...

 

            God of hope, comfort and restore all who suffer in body, mind or spirit.

May they know the power of your healing love.

 

            Make us willing agents of your compassion.

Strengthen us as we share in making people whole.

 

            We remember those who have died and those who mourn, especially,  Jesse, Jacqui Parkers Father.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

            We remember with thanksgiving those who have died in the faith of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone.

Father, into your hands we commend them.

 

            Give comfort to those who mourn.

Bring them peace in their time of loss.

 

            We praise you for the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Francis and all your saints who have entered your eternal glory.

May their example inspire and encourage us.

 

            We pray for ourselves and our ministries.

(Particular intercessions/thanksgivings may be offered.)

 

Celebrant        Lord, you have called us to serve you.

People             Grant that we may walk in your presence: your love in our hearts, your truth in our minds, your strength in our wills; until, at the end of our journey, we know the joy of our homecoming and the welcome of your embrace,  through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 

 

All standing

The Peace

Celebrant        Blessed be Christ the Prince of Peace,
People             who breaks down the walls that divide.

Celebrant        The peace of God be always with you.
People             Praise to Christ who unites us in peace.

 

 

Announcements

 

 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and thanksgivings



Performing Arts Anthem                                          by Ebele, Chinoso, and Kosi Oduah

 

 

The Holy Communion

 

 

The Preparation of the Gifts

The offerings of the people are presented. Bread and wine for communion are placed on the table.

 

Celebrant        But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.                                                                                                                                                              Hebrews 13:14, 15

 

 

Offertory Hymn 693                             Just as I am                                Woodworth

 

 

It is recommended that the people stand or kneel throughout the following prayer

The Great Thanksgiving

Celebrant        Christ is risen!
People             He is risen indeed.

Celebrant        Lift your hearts to heaven
People             where Christ in glory reigns.

Celebrant        Let us give thanks to God.
People             It is right to offer thanks and praise.

Celebrant        It is the joy of our salvation, God of the universe, to give you thanks
                      through Jesus Christ.

 

            You said, ‘Let there be light’; there was light. Your light shines on in our darkness. For you the earth has brought forth life in all its forms. You have created us to hear your Word, to do your will and to be fulfilled in your love. It is right to thank you. You sent your Son to be for us the way we need to follow and the truth we need to know.

 

            You sent your Son to give his life to release us from our sin. His cross has taken our guilt away.

 

            You send your Holy Spirit to strengthen and to guide, to warn and to revive your Church. Therefore, with all your witnesses who surround us on every side, countless as heaven’s stars, we praise you for our creation and our calling, with loving and with joyful hearts:

 
           Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

           Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

           Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.


             Blessed are you, most holy, in your Son, who washed his disciples’ feet. ‘I am among you,’ he said, ‘as one who serves.’

 

            On that night before he died he took bread and gave you thanks. He broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you; do this to remember me.

 

            After supper, he took the cup, and gave you thanks. He gave it to them and said: Drink this. It is my blood of the new covenant, shed for you, shed for all, to forgive sin; do this to remember me.

 

            Therefore with this bread and wine we recall your goodness to us.

 

            God of the past and present, we your people remember your Son. We thank you for his cross and rising       again, we take courage from his ascension; we look for his coming in glory and in him we give ourselves to you.

 

            Send your Holy Spirit, that we who receive Christ’s body may indeed be the body of Christ, and we who share his cup draw strength from the one true vine.

 

            Called to follow Christ, help us to reconcile and unite. Called to suffer, give us hope in our calling.

 

            For you, the heavenly one, make all things new; you are the beginning and the end, the last and the first.

 

            Praise, glory and love be yours, this and every day, from us and all people, here and everywhere. Amen.

 

 

Silence may be kept.

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer 

As Christ teaches us 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. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.    Amen.

 

 

The Breaking of the Bread

Fraction Anthem  874                 Whoever Eats this Bread            Wonder Love and Praise

 

 

Celebrant        Come God’s people, come to receive Christ’s heavenly food. The bread of life, broken for you. The cup of blessing, poured out for you. Amen.

 

 

The Invitation

All Christians of all ages are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of bread and wine.  If you want to receive a blessing only, come forward and cross your hands over your chest to alert the priest of your desire.  If you are unable to come forward to receive the Sacrament or a blessing, please notify an usher so the priest can be told to bring the sacrament to you.

 

 

Communion Hymn 301                             Bread of the World                           Rendez à Dieu

 

 

Prayer After Communion

Celebrant        Blessed be God who calls us together.
People             Praise to God who makes us one people.

Celebrant        Blessed be God who has forgiven our sin.
People             Praise to God who gives hope and freedom.

Celebrant        Blessed be God whose Word is proclaimed.
People             Praise to God who is revealed as love.

Celebrant        Blessed be God who alone has called us.
People             Therefore we offer all that we are and all that we shall become.

Celebrant        Accept, O God, our sacrifice of praise.
People             Amen. Accept our thanks for all you have done. Our hands were empty, and you filled them.

 


The Blessing

            And the blessing of God, Creator, Savior and Bread of life, be with you all, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

Closing Hymn 304                I Come with Joy to Meet my Lord                       Land of Rest

 

 

Dismissal

            Celebrant        Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace.
            People             Amen. We go in the name of Christ.

 

 

Postlude      

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Reverend Jed J. Dearing

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Kimmie Patti     

Lectors: Virginia Culp and David Culp

Altar Guild: Barb Roy

Acolyte:  Kimmie Patti

Ushers/Greeters: Ron Thomas

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

18 July 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Enriching Our Worship 1


The Word of God


 

 

Prelude                                               

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 616           Hail to the Lord's Anointed        Es flog ein kleins Waldvogelein

 

 

Acclamation

            Celebrant        Blessed be the one, holy, and living God.

            People             Glory to God for ever and ever.

 

 

S-280                                                    Glory to God                                     Gloria in excelsis

 

 

The Collect of The Day

Celebrant        God be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

The Lessons

The people sit for

The First Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a

 

A reading from the Book of Second Samuel.

 

Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.” Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.” But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are you the one to build me a house to live in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 89:20-37

20        I have found David my servant; *

                        with my holy oil have I anointed him.

21        My hand will hold him fast *

                        and my arm will make him strong.

22        No enemy shall deceive him, *

                        nor any wicked man bring him down.

23        I will crush his foes before him *

                        and strike down those who hate him.

24        My faithfulness and love shall be with him, *

                        and he shall be victorious through my name.

25        I shall make his dominion extend *

                        from the great sea to the river.

26        He will say to me, ‘you are my father, *

                        my God, and the rock of my salvation.’

27        I will make him my firstborn *

                        and higher than the rulers of the earth.

28        I will keep my love for him for ever, *

                        and my covenant will stand firm for him.

29        I will establish his line for ever *

                        and his throne as the days of heaven.”

30        “If his children forsake my law *

                        and do not walk according to my judgments;

31        If they break my statutes *

                        and do not keep my commandments;

32        I will punish their transgressions with a rod *

                        and their iniquities with the lash;

33        But I will not take my love from him, *

                        nor let my faithfulness prove false.

34        I will not break my covenant, *

                        nor change what has gone out of my lips.

35        Once for all I have sworn by my holiness: *

                        ‘I will not lie to David.

36        His line shall endure for ever *

                        and his throne as the sun before me;

37        It shall stand fast for evermore like the moon, *

                        the abiding witness in the sky.’”

 

 

The Epistle: Ephesians 2:11-22

 

A reading from the Letter of Ephesians.

 

Remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands—remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The people stand for the singing of the Sequence Hymn and the reading of the Gospel

Sequence Hymn 440        Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word   (sing vs. 1)     Liebster Jesu

 


The Gospel:  Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

            People             Glory to you, O Lord.

 

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

 

            Celebrant        The Gospel of our Lord.

            People             Praise to you, O Lord.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                            The Reverend Jed J. Dearing

 

 

The people stand to say

The Nicene Creed

 

            We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

           

            We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

 

            We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

The people are led in

The Prayers of the People

 

            For Michael our presiding bishop, for our Diocesan Bishop search, for Jed our priest, for this holy gathering, and for the people of God in every place.

 

After this and each of the biddings that follow, the Leader says

Lord, hear us.

People             Lord, graciously hear us.

 

            For our parish community of St. Francis that God will guide us with wisdom, protect us with strength, and provide for us with abundance.

 

            For all nations, peoples, tribes, clans, and families.

 

            For mercy, justice, and peace in the world.

 

            For those who sow and those who reap the harvest, for those on vacation, and for safety from violent storms.

 

            For all those in danger and need: the sick and the dying, the poor and the oppressed, travelers and prisoners, and for their families.

 

            For those who rest in Christ and for all the departed.

 

            For ourselves, our families, our companions, and all those we love including…

 

            Lifting our voices with all creation, with the blessed Virgin Mary, St. Francis and all the saints, let us offer ourselves and one another to the living God through Christ.
To you, O Lord.

 

Celebrant        Abba! Father! Your Spirit dwells in us: Receive our prayers for the needs of the church and the world and grant us to hear your word and dwell in you as children of God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

The Confession

Celebrant        Let us confess our sins to God.

 

Silence may be kept.

People             God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen.

 

 

The Absolution

Celebrant        Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through the grace of Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

 

 

The Peace

Celebrant        The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People             And also with you.

All greet one another in the name of the Lord

 

 

Announcements

 

 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and thanksgivings

 

 

The Holy Communion

 

 

Offertory

            But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are  pleasing to God.                                                                           Hebrews 13:14, 15

 

 

Offertory Hymn 705         As those of Old their First Fruits Bought    Forest Green

 

 

At the Presentation

The people stand for the Doxology

Doxology Hymn 380     Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (verse 3)  Old 100th 

Praise god, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;

praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

 

 

The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer 3

            Celebrant        The Lord be with you.

            People             And also with you.

            Celebrant        Lift up your hearts.

            People             We lift them to the Lord.

            Celebrant        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

            People             It is right to give God thanks and praise.

 

            All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom from on high by whom you created all things. You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it burst out from the womb; You brought forth all creatures of the earth and gave breath to humankind. Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of hope for our journey; And so as the morning stars sing your praises we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy:

 
           Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

           Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

           Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.

 

            Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise.

 

Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering.

 

            Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us.

           

            We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said: “Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the  resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, and presenting to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, we acclaim you, O Christ:

 

            Dying, you destroyed our death.

            Rising, you restored our life.

            Christ Jesus, come in glory!

 

            Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ.

 

            Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a people of hope, justice and love.

 

            Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with Blessed St. Francis and all your people into the joy of our true eternal home.

 

            Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise.  Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN.

 

 

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

            Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The Breaking of the Bread

Fraction Anthem                                          O Lamb of God


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

 

 

Celebrant      The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

  

 

The Communion of the People

All Christians of all ages are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of bread and wine.  If you want to receive a blessing only, come forward and cross your hands over your chest to alert the priest of your desire.  If you are unable to come forward to receive the Sacrament or a blessing, please notify an usher so the priest can be told to bring the sacrament to you.

 

 

Communion Hymn 645                  The King of Love My Shepherd Is      St. Columba

 

 

The Post Communion Prayer

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

 

The Blessing

            Live without fear: your Creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Go in peace to follow the good road and may God’s blessing be with you always. Amen.

 

 

Closing Hymn 104             You are My Shepherd, You are My Friend                C. Walker

 

 

The Dismissal

            Celebrant        Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

Postlude                                                            

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Reverend Jed J. Dearing

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Barb Roy

Lectors: Chuck Oduah and Stephan Graham

Altar Guild: Kimmie Patti

Acolyte:  Teena Baldrige

Ushers/Greeters: Mary Harris

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

11 July 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Enriching Our Worship 1


The Word of God


 

 

Prelude                                          Pastoral Symphony                                      G.F. Handel

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 376                      Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee                         Hymn to Joy

 

 

Acclamation

            Celebrant        Blessed be the one, holy, and living God.

            People             Glory to God for ever and ever.

 

 

S-280                                                     Glory to God                                    Gloria in excelsis

 

 

The Collect of The Day

Celebrant        God be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

The Lessons

The people sit for

The First Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

 

A reading from the Book of 2 Samuel.

 

David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. They brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before the Lord. When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts, and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 24                                                                        Domini est terra

1          The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, *

                        the world and all who dwell therein.

2          For it is the Lord who founded it upon the seas *

                        and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

3          “Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? *

                        and who can stand in God's holy place?”

4          “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *

                        who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,

                        nor sworn by what is a fraud.

5          They shall receive a blessing from the Lord*

                        and a just reward from the God of their salvation.”

6          Such is the generation of those who seek the Lord, *

                        of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

7          Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; *

                        and the glorious Sovereign shall come in.

8          “Who is this glorious Sovereign?” *

                        “The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.”

9          Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; *

                        and the glorious Sovereign shall come in.

10        “Who this glorious Sovereign of glory?”

                        “The Lord of hosts, is the glorious Sovereign.”

 

 

The Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14

 

A reading from the Second Letter of Corinthians.

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The people stand for the singing of the Sequence Hymn and the reading of the Gospel

Sequence Hymn 440       Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word   (sing vs. 1)      Liebster Jesu


 

The Gospel:  Mark 6:14-29

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

            People             Glory to you, O Lord.

 

King Herod heard of Jesus and his disciples, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” She went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the baptizer.” Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

 

            Celebrant        The Gospel of our Lord.

            People             Praise to you, O Lord.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                            The Reverend Jed J. Dearing

 

 

The people stand to say

The Nicene Creed

 

            We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

 

            We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

 

            We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

The people are led in

The Prayers of the People

 

            As the Word goes forth from the mouth of God, let us turn our hearts to those in need and offer prayers for all peoples in every place.

 

            For Bishop Michael, our presiding bishop, for the election of a new Diocesan bishop, for Jed, our priest and Nancy, Jed’s mentor, for this holy gathering, and for the people of God in every place.

 

After this and each of the petitions that follow, the leader says

Lord, hear us.

People     Lord, graciously hear us.

 

            For our parish community of [St. Francis that God will guide us with wisdom, protect us with strength, and provide for us abundantly.

 

            For all nations, peoples, tribes, clans, and families.

 

            For mercy, justice, and peace in the world.

 

            For farmers and a good harvest, for those on vacation, and for safety from violent storms.

 

            For all who thirst and hunger: the sick and the dying, the poor and the oppressed, travelers and prisoners, and for their families.

 

            For those who rest in Christ and for all the departed [insert Departed here].

 

            For ourselves, our families, our companions, and all those we love [insert Prayer List here].

 

            Lifting our voices with all creation, with the blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, St. Francis and all the saints, let us offer ourselves and one another to the living God through Christ.            To you, O Lord.

 

Celebrant        God of life, through the law of your Spirit we no longer stand condemned before you but take our place as your sons and daughters: Receive the prayers we offer, and enable us to walk and set our minds on the things of the Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

The Confession

Celebrant        Let us confess our sins to God.

 

Silence may be kept.

People             God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen.



The Absolution

Celebrant        Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through the grace of Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

 

 

The Peace

Celebrant        The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People             And also with you.

All greet one another in the name of the Lord

 

 

Announcements

 

 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and thanksgivings

 

 

The Holy Communion

 


Offertory

            But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.                                                                                                                                                           Hebrews 13:14, 15

 

 

Performing Arts Anthem                 Nothing but the Water Kimmie Patti, Soloist

 

 

Offertory Hymn 118            We Sing of the Saints   Zie Ginds komt de Stoomboot



At the Presentation

The people stand for the Doxology

Doxology Hymn 380     Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (verse 3)  Old 100th 

Praise god, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;

praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

 

 

The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer 3

            Celebrant        The Lord be with you.

            People             And also with you.

            Celebrant        Lift up your hearts.

            People             We lift them to the Lord.

            Celebrant        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

            People             It is right to give God thanks and praise.

           

            All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom from on high by whom you created all things. You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it burst out from the womb; You brought forth all creatures of the earth and gave breath to humankind. Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of hope for our journey; And so as the morning stars sing your praises we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy:

 
           Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

           Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

           Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.

 

            Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering.

 

            Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us.

           

            We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said: “Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise.

 

            And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the  resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, and presenting to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, we acclaim you, O Christ:

 

            Dying, you destroyed our death.

            Rising, you restored our life.

            Christ Jesus, come in glory!

 

            Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ.

 

            Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a people of hope, justice and love.

 

            Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with Blessed St. Francis and all your people into the joy of our true eternal home.

 

            Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise.  Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN.

 

 

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

            Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.



The Breaking of the Bread

Fraction Anthem                                          O Lamb of God

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

  

 

Celebrant      The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

  

 

The Communion of the People

All Christians of all ages are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of bread and wine.  If you want to receive a blessing only, come forward and cross your hands over your chest to alert the priest of your desire.  If you are unable to come forward to receive the Sacrament or a blessing, please notify an usher so the priest can be told to bring the sacrament to you.

 

 

Communion Hymn 686                  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing                    Nettleton

 

 

The Post Communion Prayer

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

 

The Blessing

            Live without fear: your Creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Go in peace to follow the good road and may God’s blessing be with you always. Amen.

Closing Hymn 436                    Lift Up Your Hearts Ye Mighty Gates                      Truro

 

 

The Dismissal

            Officiant          Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

Postlude                            Birmingham                      Repository Of Sacred Music, 1813                                     

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Reverend Jed J. Dearing

Assisting: Reverend Nancy Hopkins-Greene

Organist: Donna Sprowles

Eucharistic Minister: Kimmie Patti

Lectors: Teena Baldrige and Jacqui Parker

Altar Guild: Jacqui Parker

Acolyte:  Kimmie Patti

Ushers/Greeters: Kathi Oaks

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

4 July 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Enriching Our Worship 1


The Word of God


 

 

Prelude                                        I Vow to Thee, My Country                              G. Holst

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 637                                How Firm a Foundation                                Lyons

 

 

Acclamation

            Celebrant        Blessed be the one, holy, and living God.

            People             Glory to God for ever and ever.

 

 

S-280                                                    Glory to God                                     Gloria in excelsis

 

 

The Collect of The Day

Celebrant        God be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            O  God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

 

The Lessons

The people sit for

The First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

 

A reading from the Book of 2 Samuel.

 

All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months; and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years. David occupied the stronghold, and named it the city of David. David built the city all around from the Millo inward. And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 48                                                                        Magnus Dominus

1 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; *

            in the city of our God the Lord's holy hill.

2 Beautiful and lofty, the joy of all the earth, is the hill of Zion, *

            the city of the great Sovereign and the very center of the world.

3 God is in the citadel of Zion; *

            God is known to be its sure refuge.

4 Behold, the rulers of the earth assembled *

            and marched forward together.

5 They looked and were astounded; *

            they retreated and fled in terror.

6 Trembling seized them there; *

            they writhed like a woman in childbirth,

            like ships of the sea when the east wind shatters them.

7 As we have heard, so have we seen,

            in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; *

            God has established it for ever.

8 We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O God, *

            in the midst of your temple.

9 Your praise, like your name, O God, reaches to the world’s end; *

            your right hand is full of justice.

10 Let Mount Zion be glad and the cities of Judah rejoice, *

            because of your judgments.

11 Make the circuit of Zion; walk round about it; *

            count the number of its towers.

12 Consider well its bulwarks; examine its strongholds; *

            that you may tell those who come after.

13 This God is our God for ever and ever; *

            God shall be our guide for evermore.

 

 

The Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

 

A reading from the Second Letter of Corinthians.

 

I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows—was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The people stand for the singing of the Sequence Hymn and the reading of the Gospel

Sequence Hymn 440       Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word   (sing vs. 1)      Liebster Jesu


  

The Gospel:  Mark 6:1-13

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

            People             Glory to you, O Lord.

 

Jesus came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

 

            Celebrant        The Gospel of our Lord.

            People             Praise to you, O Lord.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                            The Reverend Jed J. Dearing

 

 

The people stand to say

The Nicene Creed

 

            We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

 

            We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

 

            We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

The people are led in

The Prayers of the People

 

            We pray for our families, friends, and neighbors. Holy Spirit, bind us to one another.   

 

            We pray for all ministers, teachers, volunteers, first responders, and others who guide and care for us.   Holy Spirit, teach us to love.   

 

            We pray for our leaders: the president, the Congress, governors, mayors, members of city councils, attorneys general, and all others to whom we have given governing responsibility.   Holy Spirit, call us to justice.   

 

            Oh God, you have always been with the traveler, the migrant, and the refugee. Today, we pray for the safety and wellness of all who are in search of a land of freedom.  Holy Spirit, empower us for hospitality

 

            Give those incarcerated courage and hope; give those who work in these places compassion and honor; and help us all.  Holy Spirit, call us to build a better world.   

 

            We pray for those who are sick, who are lonely, who are scared, or who are in any trouble.   Holy Spirit, comfort and heal our brokenness.   

 

            We pray for those who have died and for their families.   Holy Spirit, gather us into your embrace.   

 

            We pray for ourselves: for peace, for clarity, for courage, and most of all, for the power to truly love.   Holy Spirit, have mercy upon us.   

 

            We pray for (Church prayer list) I now invite your prayers at this time, either silently or aloud.    

 

            Let us pray:   Holy Spirit, you speak to us in a broken world, but one still full of hope. Help us to quiet ourselves, that we may hear your still small voice, and then speak and act with your powerful proclamation. 

 

Celebrant        Lord God Almighty, who has made all the peoples of the earth  for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to  the people of our country celebrating Independence Day a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance  with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who  lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,  for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

 

The Confession

Celebrant        Let us confess our sins to God.

 

Silence may be kept.

People             God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen.

 

 

The Absolution

Celebrant        Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through the grace of Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

 

 

The Peace

Celebrant        The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People             And also with you.

All greet one another in the name of the Lord

Announcements

 

 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and thanksgivings

 

 

The Holy Communion

 

 

Offertory

            But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are          pleasing to God.                                                                            Hebrews 13:14, 15

 

 

Offertory Hymn 83                          If You Love Me                                       N. Sleeth


 

At the Presentation

The people stand for the Doxology

Doxology Hymn 380     Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (verse 3)  Old 100th 

Praise god, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;

praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

 

 

The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer 3

            Celebrant        The Lord be with you.

            People             And also with you.

            Celebrant        Lift up your hearts.

            People             We lift them to the Lord.

            Celebrant        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

            People             It is right to give God thanks and praise.

            Celebrant        The Gospel of our Lord.

            People             Praise to you, O Lord.

 

            All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom from on high by whom you created all things. You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it burst out from the womb; You brought forth all creatures of the earth and gave breath to humankind. Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of hope for our journey; And so as the morning stars sing your praises we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy:

 
           Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

           Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

           Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.

 

            Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering.

 

            Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us.

           

            We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said: “Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise.

 

            And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the  resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, and presenting to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, we acclaim you, O Christ:

 

            Dying, you destroyed our death.

            Rising, you restored our life.

            Christ Jesus, come in glory!

 

            Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ.

 

            Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a people of hope, justice and love.

 

            Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with Blessed St. Francis and all your people into the joy of our true eternal home.

 

            Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise.  Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN.

 

 

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

            Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The Breaking of the Bread

Fraction Anthem                                          O Lamb of God

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

 

 

Celebrant      The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

  

 

The Communion of the People

All Christians of all ages are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of bread and wine. If you want to receive a blessing only, come forward and cross your hands over your chest to alert the priest of your desire.  If you are unable to come forward to receive the Sacrament or a blessing, please notify an usher so the priest can be told to bring the sacrament to you.

 

 

Communion Hymn 671                                   Amazing Grace                 New Britian

 

 

The Post Communion Prayer

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

 

The Blessing

            Live without fear: your Creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Go in peace to follow the good road and may God’s blessing be with you always. Amen.

 

 

Closing Hymn 718                                  God of Our Fathers                                Materna

 

 

The Dismissal

 

            Celebrant        Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

Postlude                                                       Materna                                         

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Reverend Jed J. Dearing

Organist: Donna Sprowles

Eucharistic Minister: Jeff Baldrige

Lectors: Allison Ferriell and Chuck Oduah

Altar Guild: Mary Harris

Acolyte:  Allison Ferriell

Ushers/Greeters: David Culp

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

27 June 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Enriching Our Worship 1
& Healing Service


The Word of God



Prelude

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 9    Awake, Awake to Love and Work  (verses 4, 5, 6)         Morning Song

 

 

The Officiant says

Opening Sentence

Presider           The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

People             And also with you.

Presider           Let us pray.

            Gracious God, we commend to your loving care all who suffer, especially those who come seeking your healing grace for themselves or others. Give them patience and hope in their distress; strengthen and uphold them in mind and body; and grant, by your intervention, that all your people may be made whole according to your desire, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

The Lessons

The people sit for

The First Reading: 1 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

 

A reading from the Book of 1 Samuel.

 

After the death of Saul, when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. David intoned this lamentation over Saul and his son Jonathan. (He ordered that The Song of the Bow be taught to the people of Judah; it is written in the Book of Jashar.) He said: Your glory, O Israel, lies slain upon your high places! How the mighty have fallen! Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon; or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice, the daughters of the uncircumcised will exult. You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew or rain upon you, nor bounteous fields! For there the shield of the mighty was defiled, the shield of Saul, anointed with oil no more. From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan did not turn back, nor the sword of Saul return empty. Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely! In life and in death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions. O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you with crimson, in luxury, who put ornaments of gold on your apparel. How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan lies slain upon your high places. I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; greatly beloved were you to me; your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. How the mighty have fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

 

            Reader             Hear what the spirit is saying to the churches

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

One minute of silence is observed.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 130                                                                                  De profundis

1          Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice; *

                        let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.

2          If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, *

                        O Lord, who could stand?

3          For there is forgiveness with you; *

                        therefore you shall be feared.

4          I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for you; *

                        in your word is my hope.

5          My soul waits for the Lord, more than sentries for the morning, *

                        more than sentries for the morning.

6          O Israel, wait for the Lord, *

                        for with the Lord there is mercy;

7          There is plenteous redemption with the Lord, *

                        and shall redeem Israel from all their sins.

 

 

The Epistle: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

 

A reading from the Second Letter of Corinthians.

 

Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking. I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something—now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have.  I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. As it is written, “The one who had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little.

 

            Reader             Hear what the spirit is saying to the churches

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The people stand for the singing of the Sequence Hymn and the reading of the Gospel

Sequence Hymn 440      Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word   (sing vs. 1)           Liebster Jesu

 


The Gospel:  Mark 5:21-43

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

            People             Glory to you, O Lord.

 

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” He looked all around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

 

            Celebrant        The Gospel of our Lord.

            People             Praise to you, O Lord.

 

 

Silence may follow.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                            The Reverend Jed J. Dearing

 

 

The people stand to say

The Nicene Creed

 

            We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

 

            We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

 

            We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

A Litany for Healing

 

            Let us offer our prayers for healing, saying “Hear and have mercy”

 

            Holy God, source of health and salvation,

Here and after each petition, the people respond

Hear and have mercy

 

            Holy and Mighty, wellspring of abundant life,

 

            Holy Immortal One, protector of the faithful,

 

            Holy Trinity, the source of all wholeness,

 

            Blessed Jesus, your Holy Name is medicine for healing and a promise of eternal life,

 

            Jesus, divine physician, you sent your disciples to preach the Gospel and heal in your name,

 

            Jesus our true mother, you feed us the milk of your compassion,

 

            Jesus, eternal Christ, your promised Spirit renews our hearts and minds,

 

            Grant your grace to heal those who are sick, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Give courage and faith to all who are disabled through injury or illness, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Comfort, relieve, and heal all sick children, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Give courage to all who await surgery, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Support and encourage those who live with chronic illness, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Strengthen those who endure continual pain, and give them hope, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Grant the refreshment of peaceful sleep to all who suffer, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Befriend all who are anxious, lonely, despondent, or afraid, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Restore those with mental illness to clarity of mind and hopefulness of heart, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Give rest to the weary, and hold the dying in your loving arms, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Help us to prepare for death with confident expectation and hope of Easter joy, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Give your wisdom and compassion to health care workers, that they may minister to the sick and dying with knowledge, skill, and kindness, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Uphold those who keep watch with the sick, we pray to you, O God,

            Guide those who search for the causes and cures of sickness and disease, we pray to you, O God,

 

            Jesus, Lamb of God,

 

            Jesus, bearer of our sins,

 

            Jesus, redeemer of the world,

 

            Compassionate God: You so loved the world that you sent us Jesus to bear our infirmities and afflictions. Through acts of healing, he revealed you as the true source of health and salvation. For the sake of your Christ who suffered and died for us, conquered death, and now reigns with you in glory, hear the cry of your people. Have mercy on us, make us whole, and bring us at last into the fullness of your eternal life. Amen.

 

            Let us confess our need for God’s healing grace

 

Silence

 

            Compassionate God, we confess our weaknesses and our need for your strengthening touch.  We confess that some illnesses stem from our own fault, while others are beyond our control. We turn to you, source of life, and ask in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ for the gifts of true healing and life in you. Amen.

 

            May the God of love visit you in your times of trial and weakness, and raise you to newness of life, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

Laying on of hands and Anointing

            The ministry of Jesus invites us to new life in God and with each other. In the laying on of hands and anointing we proclaim the Good News that God desires us to be healthy and one in the body of Christ. You are invited to offer yourself, whatever your sickness of spirit, mind, or body, and ask for healing and wholeness in the Name of the holy and undivided Trinity.

 

 

The people may come to the stations available for anointing and laying on of hands. In addition to the invitation to receive anointing and prayers for healing in one’s self, Nancy is available to pray in partnership and intercession for concerns raised for those who are not present for anointing in person. If you don’t want the laying on of hands, simply cross your arms as you approach.

 

 

Instrumental Music

            God of all mercy: help us who minister with the sick and dying to remember that though we may appear healthy, we, too, suffer from the universal human condition in a fallen world. Flesh withers, and we must all die to the life we know. Therefore, O God our help, teach us to be aware of our own infirmities, the better to make others understand they are not alone in their illness. Restore us all in the love of the holy and undivided Trinity which is our true health and salvation. Amen.

 

 

Exchange the Peace

            Celebrant        The Peace of Christ be always with you.

            People             And also with you.

 


Announcements

 

 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and thanksgivings

 

 

The Holy Communion

 

 

Offertory

            But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.                                                                                                                                                       Hebrews 13:14, 15

 

 

Offertory Hymn 76             When Jesus Saw the Fisherman                             St. Stephen

 

 

 

At the Presentation

The people stand for the Doxology

Doxology Hymn 380   Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (verse 3)    Old 100th 

Praise god, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;

praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

 

 

The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer 3

Celebrant           The Lord be with you.

People                And also with you.

Celebrant           Lift up your hearts.

People                We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant           Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People                It is right to give God thanks and praise.

 

            All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom from on high by whom you created all things. You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it burst out from the womb; You brought forth all creatures of the earth and gave breath to humankind. Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of hope for our journey; And so as the morning stars sing your praises we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy:

 
           Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.

           Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

           Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.

 

            Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering.

 

            Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us.

           

            We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said: “Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise.

 

            And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the  resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, and presenting to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, we acclaim you, O Christ:

 

            Dying, you destroyed our death.

            Rising, you restored our life.

            Christ Jesus, come in glory!

 

            Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ.

 

            Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a people of hope, justice and love.

 

            Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with Blessed St. Francis and all your people into the joy of our true eternal home.

 

            Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise.  Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN.

 

 

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

            Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The Breaking of the Bread

Fraction Anthem                                          O Lamb of God

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

 

 

Celebrant      The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

 

 

The Communion of the People

All Christians of all ages are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament of bread. If you want to receive a blessing only, come forward and cross your hands over your chest to alert the priest of your desire.  If you are unable to come forward to receive the Sacrament or a blessing, please notify an usher so the priest can be told to bring the sacrament to you.

 

 

Communion Hymn 188                   It is Well with My Soul                     Traditional Spiritual


 

The Post Communion Prayer

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

 

The Blessing

            Live without fear: your Creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Go in peace to follow the good road and may God’s blessing be with you always. Amen.

 

 

Closing Hymn 750                            So the Day Dawn for Me                      Wildrige


 

The Dismissal

            Celebrant        Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

Postlude      

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Reverend Jed J. Dearing

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Stephan Graham

Lectors: Stephan Graham and Teena Baldrige

Altar Guild: Nancy Glass

Ushers/Greeters: Allison Ferriell

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

20 June 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Enriching Our Worship 1


The Word of God


 

 

Prelude

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 608                          Eternal Father, Strong to Save