Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
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We are very happy to welcome you to our first “drive in” service. Thanks as well to UCity Schools for the use of the parking lot!
A few “ground-rules” are important to help keep everyone safe.
- Distancing: Cars must be spaced a full parking spot away from other cars. If you do step out of your car, to sit on your tailgate on in lawn chairs, please do stay within your parking spot. As much as we wish we could greet one another, out of love for our neighbor we have to stay distanced. You are welcome to wave to one another!
- Masks: If you step out of your car, or roll down your windows, please ensure all members of your household over age 2 are wearing a mask. Ushers have some masks available, if you forgot yours.
- Eucharist: Everyone is invited to receive. The ministers will come to the driver’s window wearing a mask and gloves. Each wafer is individually wrapped in a sanitized plastic bag. Please let the minister know how many from your car will receive. If no one in the car would like to receive, simply cross your arms over your chest. (We will only be receiving in one kind. The bishop’s guidelines do not permit the distribution of wine or juice at this time.)
- Singing: at this time we cannot sing safely as a group. You are welcome to quietly recite the words along with the musician. If you are out of your car, or have your windows down, please leave your mask on as you speak or sing.
- Donations: We welcome donations to support the work of Holy Communion, whether a payment on a pledge or simply an offering. There are large orange buckets available at the entrance. Please drop checks or cash there. You can also make a gift online by clicking here.
The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold.
The rector welcomes the congregation. If you are new to us, consider filling out our “get connected” form, let us get to know you better.
Hymn of Praise
Blessed be the one, holy, and living God
Glory to God, for ever and ever. Amen
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.
The Collect of the Day
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Mark (Mark 1:21-28)
Glory to You, Lord Christ.
Jesus and his followers went into Capernaum. Immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and started teaching. The people were amazed by his teaching, for he was teaching them with authority, not like the legal experts. Suddenly, there in the synagogue, a person with an evil spirit screamed, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the holy one from God.”
“Silence!” Jesus said, speaking harshly to the demon. “Come out of him!” The unclean spirit shook him and screamed, then it came out.
Everyone was shaken and questioned among themselves, “What’s this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands unclean spirits and they obey him!” Right away the news about him spread throughout the entire region of Galilee.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Homily The Rev. Mike Angell
The Peace is then exchanged. Please wave to folks, or honk your horns! We must ask you not to approach folks from outside your household.
The Peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.
Announcements are shared
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.
The presider offers our thanks to God for the grace and mercy made available to us in Christ.
Land of Rest – Wonder, Love, and Praise 858
The presider gives thanks to God for the reconciling work of Christ’s passion and resurrection and prays over the bread and wine.
we acclaim you, O Christ:
Dying you destroyed our death
Rising you restored our life.
Christ Jesus, come in glory.
The presider concludes with prayer for the coming of God’s reign.
By Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty God, now and forever. AMEN.
The Lord’s Prayer
Pray in the language you prefer:
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
Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.
Administration of the Sacrament
All are invited to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Gluten Free wafers are available, on request, from the minister. The ministers will come to the driver’s window wearing a mask and gloves. Each wafer is individually wrapped in a sanitized plastic bag. Please let the minister know how many from your car will receive a wafer. If no one in the car would like to receive, simply cross your arms over your chest. (The bishop’s guidelines do not permit the distribution of wine or juice at this time.)
Hymns during Communion
Will You Come and Follow Me – WLP 757
God of Grace & God of Glory
Post Communion Prayer
God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue forever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.
May Almighty God, by whose providence our Savior Christ came among us in great humility, sanctify you with the light of blessing and set you free from all sin; and the blessing of God the Holy and undivided Trinity, be upon you and remain with you for ever. Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Officiant: The Rev. Marc Smith
Seminarian: Emilee Walker-Cornetta
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Musician: Mary Chapman
Ushers: Susan Norris, Pat Redington, Warren Davis