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 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

5 September 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast Church and Holy Eucharist


The Word of God

 

 

Welcome

 

 

Presider           God is good

People             All the Time

Presider           and All the Time

People             God is good

 

 

Opening Prayer

 

 

Opening Song                                                                                                    Arise, Shine

We sing using “paperless” techniques – call and response, repeat-after-me, etc.

 

 

Minute of Silence

You are invited to listen to the voice of God that speaks to us even in silence.

 

 

The Lesson

The people sit for

The Gospel Reading: Mark 7:24-37

 

A reading from the Book of Mark.

 

Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

 

            Reader             The Word of the Lord.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

Conversational Sermon

Questions are welcome

 

 

Moving to the Table with Song                           Sing to the Lord a New Song

We gather around the table with a song, walking and singing at the same time.

 

 

Prayers of the People 

We invite people to offer any prayers of intercession or thanksgiving they have, moving around the room. Simply look to your right if you’d like to pass.

 

 

Confession and Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

 

 

Offertory                                                                           Praise the God of All Creation

 

 

Eucharist

We sing the sanctus and the fraction, echo style, to familiar children’s tunes

(Scarborough Fair and Clementine). 

 

 

Presider               The Lord be with you.

People                 And also with you.

Presider               Lift up your hearts.

People                 We lift them to the Lord.

Presider               Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People                 It is right to give God thanks and praise.

 

 

All thanks and praise to you most Holy God …

 

 

… Therefore we proclaim the glory of your name:

 


Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power, God of might;

Heaven and earth are full of your glory,

Hosanna in the highest!

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

Blessed is the one who comes

in the name of the Lord,

Hosanna in the highest!

 


We thank you gracious God for the gift of Creation …

 

 

… All this we ask through Christ and with Christ and in Christ. Amen.

 

 

The Lord's Prayer

 

 

Fraction

In the bread and in the wine, Jesus promises to us He is with us, always with us, Son of God and one of us.

 

 

Distribution

 

 

Birthday's, Anniversaries, and Thanksgivings

 

 

Closing Song                                                                              Go On Your Way in Joy  

 

 

Dismissal 

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Rev. Jed J. Dearing

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Kimmie Patti

Lector: Jeff Baldrige

Altar Guild: Barb Roy

Acolyte:  Kimmie Patti

Ushers/Greeters: Ron Thomas

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

29 August 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II


The Word of God



Prelude                                         

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 423                      Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise        St. Denio

 

 

Acclamation

Celebrant        Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People             And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

Collect for Purity

            Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Song of Praise 114                         Grateful Praise                   Voices Found

 


The Collect of the Day

Celebrant        The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant        Let us pray.

            Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

 

A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy.

 

So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God with which I am charging you. You must observe them diligently, for this will show your wisdom and discernment to the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people!” For what other great nation has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call to him? And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this entire law that I am setting before you today? But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children.

 

            Reader             The Word of the Lord.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm: Psalm 15                                                             Domine, quis habitabit?

1                      Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? *

                                    who may abide upon your holy hill?

2                      Those who lead a blameless life and does what is right, *

                                    who speak the truth from their heart.

3                      There is no guile upon their tongue;

                                    they do no evil to their friend; *

                                    they do not heap contempt upon their neighbor.

4                      In their sight the wicked are rejected, *

                                    but they honor those who fear the Lord.

5                      They have sworn to do no wrong *

                                    and do not take back their word.

6                      They do not give their money in hope of gain, *

                                    nor does their take a bribe against the innocent.

7                      Those who do these things *

                                    shall never be overthrown.

 

 

The Epistle:  James 1:17-27

 

A reading from James.

 

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures. You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing. If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

 

            Reader             The Word of the Lord.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

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

Sequence Hymn 251         Lead me Lord                      Lift Every Voice and Sing II

 

 

The Gospel:  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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

            People             Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.’ You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.” Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

 

            Celebrant        The Gospel of our Lord

            People             Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

 

The Homily                                                                              The Reverend Mike Kreutzer

 

 

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: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the  Virgin Mary, and was made man. 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 and the Son.  With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He 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: Form VI

           

The Leader and People pray responsively

 

            In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.

 

Silence

 

            For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.

 

For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

 

            For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

 

            For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

 

            For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.

 

            For Michael, our Presiding Bishop; for Wayne, our Bishop; for Jed, our Clergy Resident; for Mike, our Supply Clergy and for all bishops and other ministers;

For all who serve God in his Church.

 

            For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.

 

Silence

 

The People may add their own petitions aloud

 

            Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great

 

            We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.

 

Silence

 

The People may add their own thanksgivings aloud

 

            We will exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your Name for ever and ever.

 

            We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

 

Silence

 

The People may add their own petitions

 

            Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.

 

            We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

  

Silence may be kept.

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; in your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Celebrant        Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord 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

            Celebrant        Walk in love as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice unto Almighty God.

 

 

Offertory Hymn 628                  Help Us Oh Lord to Learn               St. Ethelwald

 

 

The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer B

            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 him thanks and praise.

 

            It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every-where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.  For by water and the Holy Spirit you have made us a new  people in Jesus Christ our Lord, to show forth your glory in  all the world.


            Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


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

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

            We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

 

            On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

            After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”


            Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

 

            We remember his death,
            We proclaim his resurrection,
            We await his coming in glory;


            And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

            We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with St. Francis Episcopal Church and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.


            By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, 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  164                             Jesus: Lamb of God                    Agnus Dei

 

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 325              Let Us Break Bread Together            Let Us Break Bread

 

 

The Post Communion Prayer

            Celebrant        Let us pray.

            Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

The Blessing

 

 

The people stand to sing

Closing Hymn 778                We All Are One in Mission             Wonder Love & Praise

 


The Dismissal

Celebrant        Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

Postlude                                          

 

 

                   

Music Used By Permission, Riteseries

Celebrant & Preacher: Rev. Mike Kreutzer

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Kimmie Patti

Lectors: Virginia Culp and David Culp

Altar Guild: Barb Roy

Acolyte:  Allison Ferriell

Ushers/Greeters: Ron Thomas

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

22 August 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II


The Word of God


 

 

Prelude                                               

 

 

Welcome

 

 

The people stand to sing

Opening Hymn 432                                O Praise Ye the Lord                       Laudate Dominum

 

 

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, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; 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: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18

 

A reading from the Book of Joshua.

 

Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said to all the people, “Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 34:15-22

15        The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, *

                        and the ears of the Lord are open to their cry.

16        The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, *

                        to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

17        The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them *

                        and delivers them from all their troubles.

18        The Lord is near to the brokenhearted *

                        and will save those whose spirits are crushed.

19        Many are the troubles of the righteous, *

                        but the Lord will deliver the just out of them all.

20        The Lord will keep safe the bones of the righteous; *

                        not one of them shall be broken.

21        Evil shall slay the wicked, *

                        and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

22        The Lord ransoms the life of those chosen to serve, *

                        and none will be punished who trust in the Lord.

 

 

The Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-20

 

A reading from the Letter of Ephesians.

 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.

 

            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 6:56-69

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel according to John.

            People             Praise and glory to God.

 

Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.” Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

 

            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

 

 

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 115             Spirit of the Living God           Lift Every Voice & Sing

 

 

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 85                           Circle the Table                 World Wide Communion

 


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 521               Put Forth of God Thy Spirits Might                 Chelsea Square

 

 

Dismissal

            Officiant          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

Assisting: Reverend Nancy Hopkins-Greene

Organist: Diana Graham

Eucharistic Minister: Jeff Baldrige

Lectors: Teena Baldrige and Jack Emerson

Altar Guild: Donna Sprowles

Acolyte:  Teena Baldrige

Ushers/Greeters: Kathi Oaks

Videographer: Toni Patti

St. Francis Episcopal Church

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

15 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 426                          Song of Praise the Angels Sing                    Northampton

 

 

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.

 

            Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son 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: Proverbs 9:1-6

 

A reading from the Book of Proverbs.

 

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table. She has sent out her servant girls, she calls from the highest places in the town, “You that are simple, turn in here!” To those without sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”

 

            Reader             Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

            People             Thanks be to God.

 

 

The Psalm:  Psalm 34:9-14

9          Fear the Lord, you holy ones, *

                        for those who are God-fearing lack nothing.

10        The young lions lack and suffer hunger, *

                        but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

11        Come, children, and listen to me; *

                        I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12        Who among you loves life *

                        and desires long life to enjoy prosperity?

13        Keep your tongue from evil-speaking *

                        and your lips from lying words.

14        Turn from evil and do good; *

                        seek peace and pursue it.

 

 

The Epistle: Ephesians 5:15-20

 

A reading from the Letter of Ephesians.

 

Be careful how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

            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 6:51-58

            Celebrant        The Holy Gospel according to John.

            People             Praise and glory to God.

 

Jesus said, “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.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

 

            Celebrant        This is the Gospel of Christ.

            People             Praise to Christ, the Word.

 

 

THE Homily                                                                            The Reverend Jed J. Dearing

 

 

Prayer & Blessing for Students, Teachers, Administrators & School Supplies

Let us pray :  Gracious God, we lift to you today, these students.

            They stand here ready to receive your blessings and they commit themselves to study and learning in the school year ahead. We ask your blessing on each of them. Further, we ask your blessing on these school supplies. They will be tools for their learning be carried from home to school and back again. As these students at Pennyroyal receive these supplies, may they be reminded of the love and care of this congregation. We pray as well for the teachers and administrators in our schools. May they also be sustained by your blessing. May they be reminded that this congregation embraces their call to teaching and learning and surrounds them with love and care as well.  We pray in the name of Jesus who we seek to follow day by day. Amen.

 

 

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 812              I, the Lord of Sea and Sky            Wonder Love & Praise

 


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 335                     I Am the Bread of Life                  I Am the Bread of Life

 

 

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 293                      I Sing a Song of the Saints of God                   Grand Isle         

 

 

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: Stephan Graham

Lectors: Jack Emerson and Stephan Graham

Altar Guild: Mary Harris

Acolyte:  Allison Ferriell

Ushers/Greeters: Mary Harris

Videographer: Toni Patti

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.