Bulletin September 27

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

Prelude

My Lord, What a Mornin’ – arr. Harry Burleigh

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us! To prepare for worship, you may want to place a candle or two in the place where you worship, to light during the opening prayer.

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation. If you are new to us, consider filling out our “get connected” form, let us get to know you better.

Opening Rite: Liturgy of Light

All stand, and the Officiant greets the people with these words.

Dear friends in the risen Christ, we gather today to celebrate the Lord’s Day, and for a time to be united in prayer and praise with each other and those who have gone before us. Sunday has been called the Lord’s Day because it was on this day that Jesus conquered sin and death and rose to new life. As we gather online, let us be united in the spirit of Christ with the Church around the world and celebrate our redemption in Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

Silence may be kept for a time.

Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks be to God.

It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake. For the same God who said, “Out of darkness let light shine,” has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation—the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4: 5-6)

Candles will now be lit in the church. You are invited to light candles at home, as we pray the following prayer:

May the light of Christ gloriously risen dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.
May this simple flame of love and hope be found still burning by the Morning Star; the one Morning Star who never sets, Christ our Savior, who, coming back from death’s domain, has shed light on humanity, and lives and reigns for ever and ever. Alleluia! Amen.


Confession

As we worship we ask God’s forgiveness for things done and things left undone and things done on our behalf so that we are reconciled to God and each other.

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.


Opening Acclamation

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 Officiant continues with the prayer appointed for the day called the collect. The collect is written to go along with both the season of the church year and the readings of the day. It summarizes the attributes of God as revealed in the scripture of the day.

God is with you.
And also with you.

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Opening Hymn

Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless Hymnal 343

The Readings

We hear the stories of the experience of God from our spiritual ancestors. Reading and commenting on scripture goes back to the earliest services of Christianity. Following the pattern of Jewish synagogue worship, readings follow a set pattern for what will be read when. One or two Lessons, as appointed, are read.

The First Reading:

A Reading from the book of Exodus 17:1-7

The whole Israelite community broke camp and set out from the Sin desert to continue their journey, as the Lord commanded. They set up their camp at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people argued with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.”

Moses said to them, “Why are you arguing with me? Why are you testing the Lord?”

But the people were very thirsty for water there, and they complained to Moses, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?”

So Moses cried out to the Lord, “What should I do with this people? They are getting ready to stone me.”

The Lord said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people, and take some of Israel’s elders with you. Take in your hand the shepherd’s rod that you used to strike the Nile River, and go. I’ll be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Hit the rock. Water will come out of it, and the people will be able to drink.” Moses did so while Israel’s elders watched. He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites argued with and tested the Lord, asking, “Is the Lord really with us or not?”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


The Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

Hear my teaching, O my people;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will declare the mysteries of ancient times.

That which we have heard and known,
and what our forebears have told us,
we will not hide from their children.

We will recount to generations to come
your praiseworthy deeds and your power, O God,
and the wonderful works you have done.

You worked marvels in the sight of their forebears,
in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

You split open the sea and let them pass through;
you made the waters stand up like walls.

You led them with a cloud by day,
and all the night through with a glow of fire.

You split the hard rocks in the wilderness
and gave them drink as from the great deep.

You brought streams out of the cliff,
and the waters gushed out like rivers.

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.


The Gospel Reading

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 21:23-32)

When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came to him as he was teaching. They asked, “What kind of authority do you have for doing these things? Who gave you this authority?”

Jesus replied, “I have a question for you. If you tell me the answer, I’ll tell you what kind of authority I have to do these things. Where did John get his authority to baptize? Did he get it from heaven or from humans?”

They argued among themselves, “If we say ‘from heaven,’ he’ll say to us, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ But we can’t say ‘from humans’ because we’re afraid of the crowd, since everyone thinks John was a prophet.” Then they replied, “We don’t know.”

Jesus also said to them, “Neither will I tell you what kind of authority I have to do these things.

“What do you think? A man had two sons. Now he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’

“‘No, I don’t want to,’ he replied. But later he changed his mind and went.

“The father said the same thing to the other son, who replied, ‘Yes, sir.’ But he didn’t go.

“Which one of these two did his father’s will?”

They said, “The first one.”

Jesus said to them, “I assure you that tax collectors and prostitutes are entering God’s kingdom ahead of you. For John came to you on the righteous road, and you didn’t believe him. But tax collectors and prostitutes believed him. Yet even after you saw this, you didn’t change your hearts and lives and you didn’t believe him.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell


Anthem: Celtic Alleluia


Affirmation of Faith

Originally the entire service was viewed as our confession of faith. However, since the Sixth Century, the church has recited either the Nicene Creed or the Apostle’s Creed at the Eucharist. The word creed comes from the Latin credo for “I believe” or “I lend my heart to.”

Do you believe in God?

We believe in God the Father the almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgive- ness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


The Prayers of the People

I invite your prayers for the church throughout the world. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for The people and ministry of All Saints Episcopal Church in Farmington. Pray for the Church.

I invite your prayers for our nation, for the upcoming election. I invite your prayers for all those in authority in our own communities and across this world. Pray for justice and good governance.

I invite your prayers for the earth that God has given us, that we might steward and protect the land and all its inhabitants. Pray for the earth.

I invite your prayers of thanksgiving. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week: Alisa Williams. And for those celebrating anniversaries: Rudy Walz & Robert Meinz. For what do you give thanks to God?

I invite your prayers of petition for those in any need or trouble, for all affected by the coronavirus. Pray for your own needs, and those of others.

I invite your prayers for that whole cloud of witnesses who have gone before us in faith. Pray for those who have died.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray in the way that Christ taught us.

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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Announcements:

Announcements are shared


Concluding Prayers

God of all creation, we gather on this first day of the week made holy by the resurrection of Christ, your Son. In the waters of baptism we were buried with him so that we might also rise with him and so share his victory over sin and death.
You have transformed our lives into the living stones that form your Church with Christ as the foundation stone. Strengthen our community’s bond of communion and peace and deepen our solidarity with your Church throughout the world.

Rekindle within us this Sabbath day the vision of your kingdom so that our daily concerns and labor may find their proper perspective.
Fill our homes with the spirit of the Gospel and give us the grace to see the face of Christ in the people with whom we live. We raise our voices in praise and thanksgiving to you, O God; that we who have celebrated Christ’s resurrection this day share in his eternal glory where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Peace

The Peace is then exchanged.
The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

The Peace is then exchangedConsider sending a text, a message on Facebook, or even writing a letter or email to someone who could use some peace.


Concluding Hymn:

Holy Holy Holy Hymnal 362

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. The Rev. Mike Angell
Presider: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Shirley Mensah, Andrew Wasson
Prayers of the People: Jillian Smith
The Lord’s Prayer: Lacy Broemel
Greeters/Ushers: Susan Norris, Phoebe Thoroughman
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: Tyler Schwartz

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are copyright of the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible. All are used by permission.

The Form of worship was adapted from a liturgy composed by our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson.

The Prayers of the People are adapted from a form composed by The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon for St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

Bulletin September 20

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

Prelude

Prelude on “Lord I Have Seen Thy Salvation” (LEVAS 153) – adapt. J. Park

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us! To prepare for worship, you may want to place a candle or two in the place where you worship, to light during the opening prayer.

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation. If you are new to us, consider filling out our “get connected” form, let us get to know you better.

Opening Rite: Liturgy of Light

All stand, and the Officiant greets the people with these words.

Dear friends in the risen Christ, we gather today to celebrate the Lord’s Day, and for a time to be united in prayer and praise with each other and those who have gone before us. Sunday has been called the Lord’s Day because it was on this day that Jesus conquered sin and death and rose to new life. As we gather online, let us be united in the spirit of Christ with the Church around the world and celebrate our redemption in Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

Silence may be kept for a time.

Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks be to God.

It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake. For the same God who said, “Out of darkness let light shine,” has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation—the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4: 5-6)

Candles will now be lit in the church. You are invited to light candles at home, as we pray the following prayer:

May the light of Christ gloriously risen dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.
May this simple flame of love and hope be found still burning by the Morning Star; the one Morning Star who never sets, Christ our Savior, who, coming back from death’s domain, has shed light on humanity, and lives and reigns for ever and ever. Alleluia! Amen.

Confession

As we worship we ask God’s forgiveness for things done and things left undone and things done on our behalf so that we are reconciled to God and each other.

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

Opening Acclamation

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 Officiant continues with the prayer appointed for the day called the collect. The collect is written to go along with both the season of the church year and the readings of the day. It summarizes the attributes of God as revealed in the scripture of the day.

God is with you.
And also with you.

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Opening Hymn

In Christ There is no East or West 1982 Hymnal 529

The Readings

We hear the stories of the experience of God from our spiritual ancestors. Reading and commenting on scripture goes back to the earliest services of Christianity. Following the pattern of Jewish synagogue worship, readings follow a set pattern for what will be read when. One or two Lessons, as appointed, are read.

The First Reading:

A Reading from the book of Exodus 16:2-15

The whole Israelite community complained against Moses and Aaron in the desert. The Israelites said to them, “Oh, how we wish that the Lord had just put us to death while we were still in the land of Egypt. There we could sit by the pots cooking meat and eat our fill of bread. Instead, you’ve brought us out into this desert to starve this whole assembly to death.”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “I’m going to make bread rain down from the sky for you. The people will go out each day and gather just enough for that day. In this way, I’ll test them to see whether or not they follow my Instruction. On the sixth day, when they measure out what they have collected, it will be twice as much as they collected on other days.” So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “This evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt. And in the morning you will see the Lord’s glorious presence, because your complaints against the Lord have been heard. Who are we? Why blame us?” Moses continued, “The Lord will give you meat to eat in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning because the Lord heard the complaints you made against him. Who are we? Your complaints aren’t against us but against the Lord.”

Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole Israelite community, ‘Come near to the Lord, because he’s heard your complaints.’” As Aaron spoke to the whole Israelite community, they turned to look toward the desert, and just then the glorious presence of the Lord appeared in the cloud.

The Lord spoke to Moses, “I’ve heard the complaints of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat. And in the morning you will have your fill of bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.’”

In the evening a flock of quail flew down and covered the camp. And in the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the desert surface were thin flakes, as thin as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” They didn’t know what it was.

Moses said to them, “This is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

We give you thanks, O God, and call upon your Name,
we make known your deeds among the peoples,

We sing to you; we sing your praise
and speak of all your marvelous works,

We glory in your holy Name;
let the hearts of those who seek you rejoice;

We search for you and your strength;
we continue to seek your face;


We remember the marvels you have done,
the wonders and the judgments of your mouth:

We, the offspring of Abraham, your servant,
we, the children of Jacob, the chosen ones.

You led out your people with silver and gold;
in all their tribes there was not one that stumbled.

Egypt was glad of their going,
because they were afraid of them.


You spread out a cloud for a covering
and a fire to give light in the night season.

They asked, and quails appeared,
and you satisfied them with bread from heaven.


You opened the rock, and water flowed,
so the river ran in the dry places.

For you remembered your holy word
and Abraham your servant.


So you led forth your people with gladness,
your chosen with shouts of joy.

You gave your people the lands of the nations,
and they took the fruit of others’ toil,


That they might keep your statutes
and observe your laws. Alleluia!

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

The Gospel Reading

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 20:1-16)

“The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. After he agreed with the workers to pay them a denarion, he sent them into his vineyard.

“Then he went out around nine in the morning and saw others standing around the marketplace doing nothing. He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I’ll pay you whatever is right.’ And they went.

“Again around noon and then at three in the afternoon, he did the same thing. Around five in the afternoon he went and found others standing around, and he said to them, ‘Why are you just standing around here doing nothing all day long?’

“‘Because nobody has hired us,’ they replied.

“He responded, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’

“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the workers and give them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and moving on finally to the first.’ When those who were hired at five in the afternoon came, each one received a denarion. Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more. But each of them also received a denarion. When they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, ‘These who were hired last worked one hour, and they received the same pay as we did even though we had to work the whole day in the hot sun.’

“But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I did you no wrong. Didn’t I agree to pay you a denarion? Take what belongs to you and go. I want to give to this one who was hired last the same as I give to you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you resentful because I’m generous?’ So those who are last will be first. And those who are first will be last.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell

Anthem: Old Time Religion
Maggie Linck and TJ Muller

Affirmation of Faith

Originally the entire service was viewed as our confession of faith. However, since the Sixth Century, the church has recited either the Nicene Creed or the Apostle’s Creed at the Eucharist. The word creed comes from the Latin credo for “I believe” or “I lend my heart to.”

Do you believe in God?

We believe in God the Father the almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgive- ness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of the People

I invite your prayers for the church throughout the world. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for The people and ministry of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville. Pray for the Church.

I invite your prayers for our nation, for the upcoming election. I invite your prayers for all those in authority in our own communities and across this world. Pray for justice and good governance.

I invite your prayers for the earth that God has given us, that we might steward and protect the land and all its inhabitants. Pray for the earth.

I invite your prayers of thanksgiving. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week: Wanda Spencer, Katie Stuckmeyer, Lydia Roesler, and Tito Gay. For what do you give thanks to God?

I invite your prayers of petition for those in any need or trouble, for all affected by the coronavirus. Pray for your own needs, and those of others.

I invite your prayers for that whole cloud of witnesses who have gone before us in faith. Pray for those who have died.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray in the way that Christ taught us.

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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Announcements:

Announcements are shared

Concluding Prayers

God of all creation, we gather on this first day of the week made holy by the resurrection of Christ, your Son. In the waters of baptism we were buried with him so that we might also rise with him and so share his victory over sin and death.
You have transformed our lives into the living stones that form your Church with Christ as the foundation stone. Strengthen our community’s bond of communion and peace and deepen our solidarity with your Church throughout the world.

Rekindle within us this Sabbath day the vision of your kingdom so that our daily concerns and labor may find their proper perspective.
Fill our homes with the spirit of the Gospel and give us the grace to see the face of Christ in the people with whom we live. We raise our voices in praise and thanksgiving to you, O God; that we who have celebrated Christ’s resurrection this day share in his eternal glory where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Peace

The Peace is then exchanged.
The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

The Peace is then exchangedConsider sending a text, a message on Facebook, or even writing a letter or email to someone who could use some peace.

Concluding Hymn:

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah 1982 Hymnal 690

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. The Rev. Mike Angell
Presider: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Bob Lowes, Shirley Mensah
Prayers of the People: Jillian Smith
The Lord’s Prayer: Alisa Williams
Greeters/Ushers: Ellis Anderson, Rudy Nickens
Soloist: Bria Jones
Prelude: Jae Park
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: Andy Ludwig

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are copyright of the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible. All are used by permission.

The Form of worship was adapted from a liturgy composed by our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson.

Bulletin September 13

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

Prelude

Tiento del Quinto Tono – Antonio de Cabezón

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us! To prepare for worship, you may want to place a candle or two in the place where you worship, to light during the opening prayer.

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation. If you are new to us, consider filling out our “get connected” form, let us get to know you better.

Opening Rite: Liturgy of Light

All stand, and the Officiant greets the people with these words.

Dear friends in the risen Christ, we gather today to celebrate the Lord’s Day, and for a time to be united in prayer and praise with each other and those who have gone before us. Sunday has been called the Lord’s Day because it was on this day that Jesus conquered sin and death and rose to new life. As we gather online, let us be united in the spirit of Christ with the Church around the world and celebrate our redemption in Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

Silence may be kept for a time.

Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks be to God.

It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake. For the same God who said, “Out of darkness let light shine,” has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation—the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4: 5-6)

Candles will now be lit in the church. You are invited to light candles at home, as we pray the following prayer:

May the light of Christ gloriously risen dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.
May this simple flame of love and hope be found still burning by the Morning Star; the one Morning Star who never sets, Christ our Savior, who, coming back from death’s domain, has shed light on humanity, and lives and reigns for ever and ever. Alleluia! Amen.

Confession

As we worship we ask God’s forgiveness for things done and things left undone and things done on our behalf so that we are reconciled to God and each other.

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

Opening Acclamation

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 Officiant continues with the prayer appointed for the day called the collect. The collect is written to go along with both the season of the church year and the readings of the day. It summarizes the attributes of God as revealed in the scripture of the day.

God is with you.
And also with you.

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Opening Hymn

Wade in the Water LEVAS 143

The Readings

We hear the stories of the experience of God from our spiritual ancestors. Reading and commenting on scripture goes back to the earliest services of Christianity. Following the pattern of Jewish synagogue worship, readings follow a set pattern for what will be read when. One or two Lessons, as appointed, are read.

The First Reading:

A Reading from the book of Exodus 14:19-31

God’s messenger, who had been in front of Israel’s camp, moved and went behind them. The column of cloud moved from the front and took its place behind them. It stood between Egypt’s camp and Israel’s camp. The cloud remained there, and when darkness fell it lit up the night. They didn’t come near each other all night.

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord pushed the sea back by a strong east wind all night, turning the sea into dry land. The waters were split into two. The Israelites walked into the sea on dry ground. The waters formed a wall for them on their right hand and on their left. The Egyptians chased them and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and cavalry. As morning approached, the Lord looked down on the Egyptian camp from the column of lightning and cloud and threw the Egyptian camp into a panic. The Lord jammed their chariot wheels so that they wouldn’t turn easily. The Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites, because the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt!”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the water comes back and covers the Egyptians, their chariots, and their cavalry.” So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. At daybreak, the sea returned to its normal depth. The Egyptians were driving toward it, and the Lord tossed the Egyptians into the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the cavalry, Pharaoh’s entire army that had followed them into the sea. Not one of them remained. The Israelites, however, walked on dry ground through the sea. The waters formed a wall for them on their right hand and on their left.

The Lord rescued Israel from the Egyptians that day. Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the amazing power of the Lord against the Egyptians. The people were in awe of the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 114. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

Alleluia! When Israel came out of Egypt,
the house of Jacob from a people of strange speech,

Judah became God’s sanctuary
and Israel God’s dominion.


The sea beheld it and fled;
Jordan turned and went back.

The mountains skipped like rams,
and the little hills like young sheep.


What ailed you, O sea, that you fled;
O Jordan, that you turned back?

You mountains, that you skipped like rams;
you little hills, like young sheep?


Tremble, O earth, at the presence of God,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Who turned the hard rock into a pool of water
and flint-stone into a flowing spring.


Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

The Gospel Reading

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 18:21-35)

Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Should I forgive as many as seven times?”

Jesus said, “Not just seven times, but rather as many as seventy-seven times. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle accounts, they brought to him a servant who owed him ten thousand bags of gold. Because the servant didn’t have enough to pay it back, the master ordered that he should be sold, along with his wife and children and everything he had, and that the proceeds should be used as payment. But the servant fell down, kneeled before him, and said, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I’ll pay you back.’ The master had compassion on that servant, released him, and forgave the loan.

“When that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him one hundred coins. He grabbed him around the throat and said, ‘Pay me back what you owe me.’

“Then his fellow servant fell down and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I’ll pay you back.’ But he refused. Instead, he threw him into prison until he paid back his debt.

“When his fellow servants saw what happened, they were deeply offended. They came and told their master all that happened. His master called the first servant and said, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you appealed to me. Shouldn’t you also have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ His master was furious and handed him over to the guard responsible for punishing prisoners, until he had paid the whole debt.

“My heavenly Father will also do the same to you if you don’t forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Sermon: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti

Anthem: Till All the Jails are Empty by Carl Daw

Affirmation of Faith

Originally the entire service was viewed as our confession of faith. However, since the Sixth Century, the church has recited either the Nicene Creed or the Apostle’s Creed at the Eucharist. The word creed comes from the Latin credo for “I believe” or “I lend my heart to.”

Do you believe in God?

We believe in God the Father the almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgive- ness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of the People

I invite your prayers for the church throughout the world. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Fulton. Pray for the Church.

I invite your prayers for our nation, for the upcoming election. I invite your prayers for all those in authority in our own communities and across this world. Pray for justice and good governance.

I invite your prayers for the earth that God has given us, that we might steward and protect the land and all its inhabitants. Pray for the earth.

I invite your prayers of thanksgiving. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week: Warren Davis, Mary Ann Hatlelid, Jacob Swanson, Butch Sterbenz. And those celebrating anniversaries: Jessica & Jacob Gardner, and Lisa & Tim Heaner. For what do you give thanks to God?

I invite your prayers of petition for those in any need or trouble, for all affected by the coronavirus. Pray for your own needs, and those of others.

I invite your prayers for that whole cloud of witnesses who have gone before us in faith. Pray for those who have died.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray in the way that Christ taught us.

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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Announcements:

Announcements are shared

Final Prayers

God of all creation, we gather on this first day of the week made holy by the resurrection of Christ, your Son. In the waters of baptism we were buried with him so that we might also rise with him and so share his victory over sin and death.
You have transformed our lives into the living stones that form your Church with Christ as the foundation stone. Strengthen our community’s bond of communion and peace and deepen our solidarity with your Church throughout the world.

Rekindle within us this Sabbath day the vision of your kingdom so that our daily concerns and labor may find their proper perspective.
Fill our homes with the spirit of the Gospel and give us the grace to see the face of Christ in the people with whom we live. We raise our voices in praise and thanksgiving to you, O God; that we who have celebrated Christ’s resurrection this day share in his eternal glory where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Peace

The Peace is then exchanged.
The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

The Peace is then exchangedConsider sending a text, a message on Facebook, or even writing a letter or email to someone who could use some peace.

Final Hymn:

Go Down, Moses LEVAS 228

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti
Presider: The Rev. Mike Angell
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Heidi Olliff & Lacy Broemel
Prayers of the People: Ellis Anderson
The Lord’s Prayer: David Luckes
Greeters/Ushers: Rudy Walz and Shirley Mesah
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: Markie Jo Crismon

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are copyright of the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible. All are used by permission.

The Form of worship was adapted from a liturgy composed by our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson.

Bulletin Sept 6

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

Prelude

Trio Sonata No. 2 in c-minor “Vivace,” BMV 526 by J.S. Bach

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us! To prepare for worship, you may want to place a candle or two in the place where you worship, to light during the opening prayer.

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation. If you are new to us, consider filling out our “get connected” form, let us get to know you better.

Opening Rite: Liturgy of Light

All stand, and the Officiant greets the people with these words.

Dear friends in the risen Christ, we gather today to celebrate the Lord’s Day, and for a time to be united in prayer and praise with each other and those who have gone before us. Sunday has been called the Lord’s Day because it was on this day that Jesus conquered sin and death and rose to new life. As we gather online, let us be united in the spirit of Christ with the Church around the world and celebrate our redemption in Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

Silence may be kept for a time.

Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks be to God.

It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake. For the same God who said, “Out of darkness let light shine,” has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation—the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4: 5-6)

Candles will now be lit in the church. You are invited to light candles at home, as we pray the following prayer:

May the light of Christ gloriously risen dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.
May this simple flame of love and hope be found still burning by the Morning Star; the one Morning Star who never sets, Christ our Savior, who, coming back from death’s domain, has shed light on humanity, and lives and reigns for ever and ever. Alleluia! Amen.

Confession

As we worship we ask God’s forgiveness for things done and things left undone and things done on our behalf so that we are reconciled to God and each other.

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

Opening Acclamation

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 Officiant continues with the prayer appointed for the day called the collect. The collect is written to go along with both the season of the church year and the readings of the day. It summarizes the attributes of God as revealed in the scripture of the day.

God is with you.
And also with you.

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Opening Hymn

Lord of All Hopefulness Voices Found 131

The Readings

We hear the stories of the experience of God from our spiritual ancestors. Reading and commenting on scripture goes back to the earliest services of Christianity. Following the pattern of Jewish synagogue worship, readings follow a set pattern for what will be read when. One or two Lessons, as appointed, are read.

The First Reading:

A Reading from the book of Exodus 12:1-14

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month will be the first month; it will be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole Israelite community: On the tenth day of this month they must take a lamb for each household, a lamb per house. If a household is too small for a lamb, it should share one with a neighbor nearby. You should divide the lamb in proportion to the number of people who will be eating it. Your lamb should be a flawless year-old male. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You should keep close watch over it until the fourteenth day of this month.

At twilight on that day, the whole assembled Israelite community should slaughter their lambs. They should take some of the blood and smear it on the two doorposts and on the beam over the door of the houses in which they are eating. That same night they should eat the meat roasted over the fire. They should eat it along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Don’t eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over fire with its head, legs, and internal organs. Don’t let any of it remain until morning, and burn any of it left over in the morning. This is how you should eat it. You should be dressed, with your sandals on your feet and your walking stick in your hand. You should eat the meal in a hurry. It is the Passover of the Lord. 

I’ll pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I’ll strike down every oldest child in the land of Egypt, both humans and animals. I’ll impose judgments on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be your sign on the houses where you live. Whenever I see the blood, I’ll pass over you. No plague will destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

“This day will be a day of remembering for you. You will observe it as a festival to the Lord. You will observe it in every generation as a regulation for all time.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 149. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

Alleluia! Sing to God a new song;
sing praise in the congregation of the faithful.

Let the people of Israel rejoice in their Maker;
let the children of Zion be joyful in their Monarch.


Let them praise God’s Name in the dance;
let them sing praise with timbrel and harp.

For God takes pleasure in the people
and adorns the poor with victory.


Let the faithful rejoice in triumph;
let them be joyful on their beds.

Let the praises of God be in their throat
and a two-edged sword in their hand,


To wreak vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples;

To bind their rulers in chains
and their nobles with links of iron;


To inflict on them the judgment decreed;
this is glory for all God’s faithful people. Alleluia!

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

The Gospel Reading

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 18:15-20)

“If your brother or sister sins against you, go and correct them when you are alone together. If they listen to you, then you’ve won over your brother or sister. But if they won’t listen, take with you one or two others so that every word may be established by the mouth of two or three witnesses. But if they still won’t pay attention, report it to the church.

If they won’t pay attention even to the church, treat them as you would a Gentile and tax collector. I assure you that whatever you fasten on earth will be fastened in heaven. And whatever you loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven. Again I assure you that if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, then my Father who is in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell

Anthem: Ana Hernandez All Shall Be Well

Affirmation of Faith

Originally the entire service was viewed as our confession of faith. However, since the Sixth Century, the church has recited either the Nicene Creed or the Apostle’s Creed at the Eucharist. The word creed comes from the Latin credo for “I believe” or “I lend my heart to.”

Do you believe in God?

We believe in God the Father the almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgive- ness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of the People

Gracious God, we thank you for giving us power through your Holy Spirit to reveal your life to the world; strengthen, bless, and guide us to make you known by word and example. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Creve Coeur. We pray especially for Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Deon, Bishop of Missouri, and for all bishops and other ministers.

We are your Church, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for your creation, and pray for the earth which you have given us to cherish and protect; nourish in us your love for all you have made.

We are your stewards, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Guide and bless us in our work and play, and shape the patterns of our political and economic life; for the President and the upcoming election, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority; that all people may be fulfilled through the bounty of your creation.

We are your servants, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Awaken our hearts to your presence in all people: those we love easily and those with whom we struggle, those different from us and those similar to us, those familiar to us and those unfamiliar to us.

We are made in your image, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for calling us to the glorious heritage of your holy people. Free us from lack of vision, and from inertia of will and spirit. By your life-giving Spirit, lead us out of isolation and oppression, redeem and restore us.

You are the life within us, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for the gift of life, with all its blessings and sorrows. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week: John Clark, Thomas Maddox, and Amber McGaughey. Comfort and strengthen those in any need or trouble, for all affected by the coronavirus; for those coping with the aftermath of the storms in the Gulf Coast and in Iowa and the midwest; for those affected by the gun violence epidemic in our nation, especially for those in Kenosha, Wisconsin and for the officers shot yesterday in the City of St. Louis; give us courage to act for sensible gun reform. Bless those who will be born today. Bless those who have died, that by joining with the company of your saints in light we may rejoice in one unending song of praise.

In you alone we have eternal life, O God. Guide us in your grace.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray in the way that Christ taught us.

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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Announcements:

Announcements are shared

Final Prayers

God of all creation, we gather on this first day of the week made holy by the resurrection of Christ, your Son. In the waters of baptism we were buried with him so that we might also rise with him and so share his victory over sin and death.
You have transformed our lives into the living stones that form your Church with Christ as the foundation stone. Strengthen our community’s bond of communion and peace and deepen our solidarity with your Church throughout the world.

Rekindle within us this Sabbath day the vision of your kingdom so that our daily concerns and labor may find their proper perspective.
Fill our homes with the spirit of the Gospel and give us the grace to see the face of Christ in the people with whom we live. We raise our voices in praise and thanksgiving to you, O God; that we who have celebrated Christ’s resurrection this day share in his eternal glory where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Peace

The Peace is then exchanged.
The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

The Peace is then exchangedConsider sending a text, a message on Facebook, or even writing a letter or email to someone who could use some peace.

Final Hymn:

Come Labor On Hymnal 541

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Presider: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Fran Caradonna, Heidi Olliff
Prayers of the People: Julie Farrar
The Lord’s Prayer: Alisa Williams
Greeters/Ushers: Megan Ondr-Cooper,
Guest musician: Dr. Adan Fernandez, California Lutheran University 
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: John Kelly

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are copyright of the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible. All are used by permission.

The Form of worship was adapted from a liturgy composed by our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson.

The Prayers of the People are adapted from a form composed by The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon for St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

Bulletin July 5

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us!

Gathering

Prelude

This Is My Song – arr. Mark Hayes

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation.

Blessed be God: most holy, glorious, and undivided Trinity.
And blessed be God’s reign, now and forever. Amen. 

Opening Sentence

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is,
and is to come. 

O Lord, Open our lips.
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

Confession

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

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.

Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 145:1-9. We will read it responsively by verse. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

I will exalt you, O holy God,
and bless your Name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless you
and praise your Name for ever and ever.

Great are you, O God, and greatly to be praised;
there is no end to your greatness.

One generation shall praise your works to another
and shall declare your power.

I will ponder the glorious splendor of your majesty
and all your marvelous works.

They shall speak of the might of your wondrous acts,
and I will tell of your greatness.

They shall publish the remembrance of your great goodness;
they shall sing of your righteous deeds.

You are gracious and full of compassion,
slow to anger and of great kindness.

You are loving to everyone,
and your compassion is over all your works.

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

A reading from Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 10:17-21)

Because the Lord your God is the God of all gods and Lord of all lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God who doesn’t play favorites and doesn’t take bribes. He enacts justice for orphans and widows, and he loves immigrants, giving them food and clothing. That means you must also love immigrants because you were immigrants in Egypt. Revere the Lord your God, serve him, cling to him, swear by his name alone! He is your praise, and he is your God—the one who performed these great and awesome acts that you witnessed with your very own eyes.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Canticle: God of Grace and God of Glory Hymnal 594

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (5:43-48)

“You have heard that it was said, You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love only those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore, just as your heavenly Father is complete in showing love to everyone, so also you must be complete.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Anthem: All Shall Be Well/Another World 
music written by Ana Hernandez. Words St. Julian of Norwich and Arundhati Roy.

The Sermon: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray

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.

Suffrages

Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

The Prayers of the People

Gracious God, we thank you for giving us power through your Holy Spirit to reveal your life to the world; strengthen, bless, and guide us to make you known by word and example. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Sikeston. We pray especially for Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Deon, Bishop of Missouri, and for all bishops and other ministers.

We are your Church, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for your creation, and pray for the earth which you have given us to cherish and protect; nourish in us your love for all you have made.

We are your stewards, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Guide and bless us in our work and play, and shape the patterns of our political and economic life; for the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority; for the people of the Middle East, Latin America, and all affected by the coronavirus; that all people may be fulfilled through the bounty of your creation.

We are your servants, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Awaken our hearts to your presence in all people: those we love easily and those with whom we struggle, those different from us and those similar to us, those familiar to us and those unfamiliar to us.

We are made in your image, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for calling us to the glorious heritage of your holy people. Free us from lack of vision, and from inertia of will and spirit. By your life-giving Spirit, lead us out of isolation and oppression, redeem and restore us.

You are the life within us, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for the gift of life, with all its blessings and sorrows. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week, Alison Bayly, Zachary Clark, and Jim Krieg; and for those celebrating an anniversary this week. Comfort and strengthen those in any need or trouble, especially those who are sick and who are shut-in. Bless those who will be born today. Bless those who have died, that by joining with the company of your saints in light we may rejoice in one unending song of praise.

In you alone we have eternal life, O God. Guide us in your grace.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer for Serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting, O God, that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you for ever in the next. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Announcements:

Announcements are shared


Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to you; and you
have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions
as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of
your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Final Hymn: O Beautiful, For Spacious Skies Hymnal 719

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher & Officiant: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Bob Lowes, Fran Caradonna
Prayers of the People: Jillian Smith
The Lord’s Prayer: The Rev. Marc Smith
Greeters/Ushers: Shirley Mensah, Phoebe Thoroughman
Soloist: Juliet Jackson
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: John Kelly

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are from the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible.

The Prayers of the People are adapted from a form composed by The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon for St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

The Serenity Prayer” is based of a prayer by Reinhold Neibuhr, and was expanded by William Griffith Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; it is widely used by AA and other groups based on AA’s 12-Step program. This inclusive language version comes from The Episcopal Church’s “Daily Prayer for All Seasons”

Bulletin June 28

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us!

Gathering

Prelude

Tiento del Quinto Tono – Antonio de Cabezón

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation.

Blessed be God: most holy, glorious, and undivided Trinity.
And blessed be God’s reign, now and forever. Amen. 

Opening Sentence

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is,
and is to come. 

O Lord, Open our lips.
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

Confession

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

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.

Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 13. We will read it responsively by verse. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

How long, O God?
Will you forget me for ever;
how long will you hide your face from me?
How long shall I have perplexity in my mind,
and grief in my heart, day after day;
how long shall my enemy triumph over me?

Look upon me and answer me, O God, my God;
give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
Lest my enemies say they have prevailed over me,
and my foes rejoice that I have fallen.

But I put my trust in your mercy;
my heart is joyful because of your saving help.
I will sing to the Holy One, who has dealt with me richly;
I will praise the Name of God Most High.

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

A reading from the book of Genesis (Genesis 22:1-14)

After these events, God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”

Abraham answered, “I’m here.”

God said, “Take your son, your only son whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him up as an entirely burned offering there on one of the mountains that I will show you.” Abraham got up early in the morning, harnessed his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, together with his son Isaac. He split the wood for the entirely burned offering, set out, and went to the place God had described to him.

On the third day, Abraham looked up and saw the place at a distance. Abraham said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will walk up there, worship, and then come back to you.”

Abraham took the wood for the entirely burned offering and laid it on his son Isaac. He took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them walked on together. Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father?”

Abraham said, “I’m here, my son.”

Isaac said, “Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the entirely burned offering?”

Abraham said, “The lamb for the entirely burned offering? God will see to it, my son.” The two of them walked on together.

They arrived at the place God had described to him. Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He tied up his son Isaac and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. Then Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice. But the Lord’s messenger called out to Abraham from heaven, “Abraham? Abraham?”

Abraham said, “I’m here.”

The messenger said, “Don’t stretch out your hand against the young man, and don’t do anything to him. I now know that you revere God and didn’t hold back your son, your only son, from me.” Abraham looked up and saw a single ram caught by its horns in the dense underbrush. Abraham went over, took the ram, and offered it as an entirely burned offering instead of his son. Abraham named that place “the Lord sees.” That is the reason people today say, “On this mountain the Lord is seen.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Canticle: Holy, Holy, Holy Hymnal 1982 #362

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (10:40-42)

“Those who receive you are also receiving me, and those who receive me are receiving the one who sent me. Those who receive a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. Those who receive a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. I assure you that everybody who gives even a cup of cold water to these little ones because they are my disciples will certainly be rewarded.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell

Anthem:

O God of Every Nation Hymnal 607 sung by the choir of St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray

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.

Suffrages

Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

The Prayers of the People

Gracious God, we thank you for giving us power through your Holy Spirit to reveal your life to the world; strengthen, bless, and guide us to make you known by word and example. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis. We pray especially for Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Deon, our bishop, and for all bishops and other ministers.

We are your Church, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for your creation, and pray for the earth which you have given us to cherish and protect; nourish in us your love for all you have made.

We are your stewards, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Guide and bless us in our work and play, and shape the patterns of our political and economic life; for the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority; for the people of the Middle East, Latin America, and all affected by the coronavirus; that all people may be fulfilled through the bounty of your creation.

We are your servants, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Awaken our hearts to your presence in all people: those we love easily and those with whom we struggle, those different from us and those similar to us, those familiar to us and those unfamiliar to us.

We are made in your image, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for calling us to the glorious heritage of your holy people. Free us from lack of vision, and from inertia of will and spirit. By your life-giving Spirit, lead us out of isolation and oppression, redeem and restore us.

You are the life within us, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for the gift of life, with all its blessings and sorrows. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week: Pete Samples, Andrew Wasson, and Tyler Schwartz; and for those celebrating an anniversary this week: especially Bob Lewis & Alex Bokor, Peter & Babs Fairchild, and Paul & Shirley Mensah. We give thanks this weekend for our LGBTQ+ siblings. We give thanks for five years of marriage equality and 51 years of Pride.
Comfort and strengthen those in any need or trouble, especially those who are sick and who are shut-in. Bless those who will be born today. Bless those who have died, that by joining with the company of your saints in light we may rejoice in one unending song of praise.

In you alone we have eternal life, O God. Guide us in your grace.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer for Pride

Transcendent God, we remember that on this day, fifty one years ago, a riot broke out as a response to years of victimization and oppression. We lift up the trans women of color who started the movement. We lift up all those who stood up for rights when doing so meant risking lives and livelihoods. We ask you to send your Spirit that we may follow where you lead, to the land of peace and freedom where we take Pride in all your children. Amen

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Announcements:

Announcements are shared


Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to you; and you
have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions
as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of
your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Final Hymn: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” arranged by Dr. Roland Carter. Sung by a choir of Black opera performers assembled by Nicole Heaston.

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher and Officiant: The Rev. Mike Angell
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Julie Farrar, The Rev. Marc Smith
Prayers of the People: Ellis Anderson
The Lord’s Prayer: Kara Hudson
Greeters/Ushers: The Cummins-Ludwig Family, Megan Ondr-Cooper
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Guest Choirs appear with thanks to Brent Erstad and Nicole Heaston
Streaming Producer: Cecily Hawksworth, Tyler Schwartz

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are from the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible.

The Prayers of the People are adapted from a form composed by The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon for St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

The Prayer for Pride” was adapted by our rector from a prayer written for the Church of the Apostles in Seattle.

Bulletin June 21

Third Sunday after Pentecost

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us!

Gathering

Prelude

My Lord, What a Mornin’ – arr. Harry Burleigh

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation.

Blessed be God: most holy, glorious, and undivided Trinity.
And blessed be God’s reign, now and forever. Amen. 

Opening Sentence

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is,
and is to come. 

O Lord, Open our lips.
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

Confession

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

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.

Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17. We will read it responsively by verse. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

Bow down your ear, O God, and answer me,
for I am poor and in misery.

Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful;
save your servant, for I put my trust in you.

Be merciful to me, O God, for you are my God;
I call upon you all the day long.

Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O God, I lift up my soul.

For you, O God, are good and forgiving,
and great is your love toward all who call upon you.

Give ear, O God, to my prayer,
and attend to the voice of my supplications.

In the time of my trouble I will call upon you,
for you will answer me.

Among the gods there is none like you, O God,
nor anything like your works.

All nations you have made will come and worship you, O God,
and glorify your Name.

For you are great; you do wondrous things;
and you alone are God.

Turn to me and have mercy upon me;
give your strength to your servant
and save the child of your handmaid.

Show me a sign of your favor,
so that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,
because you, O God, have helped me and comforted me.

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

A reading from the book of Genesis (Genesis 21:8-21)

The boy grew and stopped nursing. On the day he stopped nursing, Abraham prepared a huge banquet. Sarah saw Hagar’s son laughing, the one Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham. So she said to Abraham, “Send this servant away with her son! This servant’s son won’t share the inheritance with my son Isaac.”

This upset Abraham terribly because the boy was his son. God said to Abraham, “Don’t be upset about the boy and your servant. Do everything Sarah tells you to do because your descendants will be traced through Isaac. But I will make of your servant’s son a great nation too, because he is also your descendant.” Abraham got up early in the morning, took some bread and a flask of water, and gave it to Hagar. He put the boy in her shoulder sling and sent her away.

She left and wandered through the desert near Beer-sheba. Finally the water in the flask ran out, and she put the boy down under one of the desert shrubs. She walked away from him about as far as a bow shot and sat down, telling herself, I can’t bear to see the boy die. She sat at a distance, cried out in grief, and wept.

God heard the boy’s cries, and God’s messenger called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “Hagar! What’s wrong? Don’t be afraid. God has heard the boy’s cries over there. Get up, pick up the boy, and take him by the hand because I will make of him a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well. She went over, filled the water flask, and gave the boy a drink. God remained with the boy; he grew up, lived in the desert, and became an expert archer. He lived in the Paran desert, and his mother found him an Egyptian wife.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Canticle: They Cast their nets in Galilee Hymnal 661

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (28:16-40)

“Disciples aren’t greater than their teacher, and slaves aren’t greater than their master. It’s enough for disciples to be like their teacher and slaves like their master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, it’s certain that they will call the members of his household by even worse names.

“Therefore, don’t be afraid of those people because nothing is hidden that won’t be revealed, and nothing secret that won’t be brought out into the open. What I say to you in the darkness, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, announce from the rooftops. Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body but can’t kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Aren’t two sparrows sold for a small coin? But not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father knowing about it already. Even the hairs of your head are all counted. Don’t be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

“Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before people, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven. But everyone who denies me before people, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

“Don’t think that I’ve come to bring peace to the earth. I haven’t come to bring peace but a sword. I’ve come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-lawPeople’s enemies are members of their own households.

“Those who love father or mother more than me aren’t worthy of me. Those who love son or daughter more than me aren’t worthy of me. Those who don’t pick up their crosses and follow me aren’t worthy of me. Those who find their lives will lose them, and those who lose their lives because of me will find them.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Anthem: Holy Holy Holy from “Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals” M. Roger Holland II, Kim R. Harris

The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray

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.

Suffrages

Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

The Prayers of the People

Gracious God, we thank you for giving us power through your Holy Spirit to reveal your life to the world; strengthen, bless, and guide us to make you known by word and example. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for St. John & St. James’ Episcopal Church. We pray especially for Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Deon, our bishop, and for all bishops and other ministers.

We are your Church, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for your creation, and pray for the earth which you have given us to cherish and protect; nourish in us your love for all you have made.

We are your stewards, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Guide and bless us in our work and play, and shape the patterns of our political and economic life; for the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority; for the people of the Middle East, Latin America, and all affected by the coronavirus; that all people may be fulfilled through the bounty of your creation.

We are your servants, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Awaken our hearts to your presence in all people: those we love easily and those with whom we struggle, those different from us and those similar to us, those familiar to us and those unfamiliar to us.

We are made in your image, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for calling us to the glorious heritage of your holy people. Free us from lack of vision, and from inertia of will and spirit. By your life-giving Spirit, lead us out of isolation and oppression, redeem and restore us.

You are the life within us, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for the gift of life, with all its blessings and sorrows. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week, Earl Bonds, Catriona Docherty, Morag Docherty; and for those celebrating an anniversary this week, especially Cheyanne & Sean Lovellette and Clarence Dula & Alison Nash. Comfort and strengthen those in any need or trouble, especially those who are sick and who are shut-in. Bless those who will be born today. Bless those who have died, that by joining with the company of your saints in light we may rejoice in one unending song of praise.

In you alone we have eternal life, O God. Guide us in your grace.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer for Serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting, O God, that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you for ever in the next. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­ kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Announcements:

Announcements are shared


Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to you; and you
have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions
as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of
your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Final Hymn: All You who Love Jerusalem Voices Found 157

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher & Officiant: The Rev. Mike Angell
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Donna Baudendistel
Prayers of the People: Alisa Williams
The Lord’s Prayer: Janice Nihill
Soloist: Rebecca Boester
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: Tyler Schwartz

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are from the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible.

The Prayers of the People are adapted from a form composed by The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon for St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

The Serenity Prayer” is based of a prayer by Reinhold Neibuhr, and was expanded by William Griffith Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; it is widely used by AA and other groups based on AA’s 12-Step program. This inclusive language version comes from The Episcopal Church’s “Daily Prayer for All Seasons”

Bulletin June 7, 2020

Trinity Sunday

You will find our live stream on our homepage, on Facebook (where you can interact with others watching with comments), and on Youtube.

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us!

Preludes begin about 10:15am

Gathering

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation.

Blessed be God: most holy, glorious, and undivided Trinity.
And blessed be God’s reign, now and forever. Amen. 

Opening Sentence

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is,
and is to come. 

O Lord, Open our lips.
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

Psalm

The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 8. We will read it responsively by verse. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

1  O God our Governor,
how exalted is your Name in all the world!

2  Out of the mouths of infants and children,
your majesty is praised above the heavens.

3  You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries,
to quell the enemy and the avenger.

4  When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

5  What are we that you should be mindful of us,
mere mortals that you should seek us out?

6 You have made us but little lower than the angels;
you adorn us with glory and honor;

7  You give us dominion over the works of your hands;
you put all things under our feet:

8  All sheep and oxen,
even the wild beasts of the field,

9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea,
and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.

10 O God, our Governor,
how exalted is your Name in all the world!

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

A reading from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians (13:11-13)

Finally, brothers and sisters, good-bye. Put things in order, respond to my encouragement, be in harmony with each other, and live in peace—and the God of love and peace will be with you. Say hello to each other with a holy kiss. All of God’s people say hello to you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Canticle: Heleluyan Wonder Love and Praise #783 Music: Muscogee (Creek)

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (28:16-40)

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Anthem: Give Me Jesus

Oh, When I come to Die
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
Give me Jesus

Dark midnight was my cry
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
With it’s troubles and cares
For of this I am sure:
Give me Jesus

The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray

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.

Suffrages

Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

The Prayers of the People

Gracious God, we thank you for giving us power through your Holy Spirit to reveal your life to the world; strengthen, bless, and guide us to make you known by word and example. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for Holy Cross Church in Poplar Bluff. We pray especially for Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Deon, Bishop-elect of Missouri, and for all bishops and other ministers.

We are your Church, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for your creation, and pray for the earth which you have given us to cherish and protect; nourish in us your love for all you have made.

We are your stewards, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Guide and bless us in our work and play, and shape the patterns of our political and economic life; for the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority; for the people of the Middle East, Latin America, and all affected by the coronavirus; that all people may be fulfilled through the bounty of your creation.

We are your servants, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Awaken our hearts to your presence in all people: those we love easily and those with whom we struggle, those different from us and those similar to us, those familiar to us and those unfamiliar to us.

We are made in your image, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for calling us to the glorious heritage of your holy people. Free us from lack of vision, and from inertia of will and spirit. By your life-giving Spirit, lead us out of isolation and oppression, redeem and restore us.

You are the life within us, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for the gift of life, with all its blessings and sorrows. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week, Ed Hansell and Anthony Cabrera; and for those celebrating an anniversary this week, especially Robert and Chris Carter. Comfort and strengthen those in any need or trouble, especially those who are sick and who are shut-in. Bless those who will be born today. Bless those who have died, that by joining with the company of your saints in light we may rejoice in one unending song of praise.

In you alone we have eternal life, O God. Guide us in your grace.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer for Serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting, O God, that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you for ever in the next. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, for you live and reign, one God in three Persons, for ever and ever. Amen

Announcements:

Announcements are shared


Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to you; and you
have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions
as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of
your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Final Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy Hymn 362

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Officiant: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Michael Salsich and Rudy Nickens
Prayers of the People: Jillian Smith
The Lord’s Prayer: Alisa Williams
Greeters/Ushers: Ellis Anderson, Silas Angell, Oscar; Shirley Mensah
Heleluyan performed by: Men of the Holy Communion Choir
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: Tyler Schwartz

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Psalms and Collect of the Day are from the Order of Saint Helena. The Scripture Translation is the Common English Bible.

The Prayers of the People are adapted from a form composed by The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon for St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

The Serenity Prayer” is based of a prayer by Reinhold Neibuhr, and was expanded by William Griffith Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; it is widely used by AA and other groups based on AA’s 12-Step program. This inclusive language version comes from The Episcopal Church’s “Daily Prayer for All Seasons”

Memorial Service for Jane Popham

May 28, 2020 at 11am CST

Prelude

Opening Anthem    The Rector welcome the congregation and reads the opening anthem.

I am resurrection and I am life says the Lord.
Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last will stand upon the earth;
and though worms destroy this body,
yet in my flesh shall I see God,
whom I shall see and my eyes behold,
who is my friend and not a stranger.
We do not live to ourselves,
and we do not die to ourselves.
If we live, we live to the Lord,
and if we die, we die to the Lord;
so then, whether we live or die,
we belong to the Lord.
Happy from now on are those who die in the Lord!
So it is, says the Spirit, for they rest from their labor.

Opening Hymn

Hymn 657 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Collect The Presider leads the response and prays the collect.

Presider The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Presider Let us pray.

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant; Jane, and grant her an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah 

On this mountain, the LORD of heavenly forces will prepare for all peoples a rich feast, a feast of choice wines, of select foods rich in flavor, of choice wines well refined. He will swallow up on this mountain the veil that is veiling all peoples, the shroud enshrouding all nations. He will swallow up death forever. The LORD God will wipe tears from every face; he will remove his people’s disgrace from off the whole earth, for the LORD has spoken. They will say on that day, “Look! This is our God, for whom we have waited— and he has saved us! This is the LORD, for whom we have waited; let’s be glad and rejoice in his salvation!”

Reader:  The word of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God.

Psalm 23 the congregation is invited to read the psalm together in unison

The LORD is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
    he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
    he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
    for thou art with me;
    thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
    thou anointest my head with oil;
    my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

A reading from the Revelation to St. John

 I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look! I’m making all things new.” He also said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Then he said to me, “All is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will freely give water from the life-giving spring. Those who emerge victorious will inherit these things. I will be their God, and they will be my sons and daughters.

Reader:  The word of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God.

Hymn 490 I want to walk as a child of the Light

The Gospel

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, Lord Christ.

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.’ Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 

The Gospel of our Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Homily  The Rev. Mike Angell

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray

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 Prayers of the People

The people respond to each petition with Hear us, Lord.

For our sister Jane, let us pray to our Lord Jesus Christ who said, “I am Resurrection and I am Life.” 

Lord, you consoled Martha and Mary in their distress; draw near to us who mourn for Jane, and dry the tears of those who weep.
Hear us, Lord.

You wept at the grave of Lazarus, your friend; comfort us in our sorrow.
Hear us, Lord.

You raised the dead to life; give to our sister eternal life.
Hear us, Lord.

You promised paradise to the thief who repented; bring our sister to the joys of heaven.
Hear us, Lord.

Our sister was washed in Baptism and anointed with the Holy Spirit; give her fellowship with all your saints.
Hear us, Lord.

She was nourished with your Body and Blood; grant her a place at the table in your heavenly kingdom.
Hear us, Lord.

Comfort us in our sorrows at the death of our sister; let our faith be our consolation, and eternal life our hope.   Silence.

Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to you our sister Jane, who was reborn by water and the Spirit in Holy Baptism. Grant that her death may recall to us your victory over death, and be an occasion for us to renew our trust in your Father’s love. Give us, we pray, the faith to follow where you have led the way; and where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, to the age of ages. Amen.

The Peace

The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

Welcome and Announcements

A Prayer of Spiritual Communion

Gracious and Loving God, on this day we are not able to gather around your table to celebrate your presence in the sacrament of bread and wine. We are not able to share your peace with one another.
Nevertheless, we lift up our hearts, we join with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven as we proclaim you holy and receive you into our hearts by faith.
Strengthen our love for you. Help us offer our sacrifice with all your faithful people, that we may restore health and wholeness to one another and to all your creation. Give us patience and hope as we long for the day when we can gather and break bread together again. Through Christ our Savior. Amen.

The Commendation

Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

You only are immortal, the creator and maker of mankind; and we are mortal, formed of the earth, and to earth shall we return.  For so did you ordain when you created me, saying, “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” All of us go down to the dust; yet even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Jane. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your
own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

The Blessing

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.  Amen.

The Dismissal

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

Red Pentecost altar frontal

Bulletin May 31, 2020

Pentecost

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The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold. Please sing along with us!

Gathering

Welcome

The rector welcomes the congregation.

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Opening Sentence

You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

O Lord, Open our lips.
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.

Psalm

The Psalm appointed for this morning is a portion of Psalm 104. The congregation is invited to read the verses in bold.

O Holy One, how manifold are your works;
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

Yonder is the great and wide sea
with its living things too many to number,
creatures both small and great.

There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan,
which you have made for the sport of it.

All of them look to you
to give them their food in due season.

You give it to them; they gather it;
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

You hide your face, and they are terrified;
you take away their breath,
and they die and return to their dust.

You send forth your Spirit, and they are created;
and so you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of God endure for ever;
may the Holy One rejoice in all creation.

God looks at the earth and it trembles;
God touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to God as long as I live;
I will praise my God while I have my being.

Glory to God, Source of all being, Incarnate Word, and Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1-21)

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs– in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”

All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: `In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ “

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Hymn: There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit Lift Every Voice and Sing 120

A Reading from the Gospel according to John. (John 20:19-23)

It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” 
Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you don’t forgive them, they aren’t forgiven.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Heleluyan Wonder Love and Praise Hymnal #783 Music: Muscogee (Creek)

The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray

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.

Suffrages

Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

The Prayers of the People

Gracious God, we thank you for giving us power through your Holy Spirit to reveal your life to the world; strengthen, bless, and guide us to make you known by word and example. For our companion relationships with Cristosal and the people and church in El Salvador and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for St. Thomas Deaf Episcopal Church in Kirkwood. We pray especially for Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Deon, Bishop-elect of Missouri, and for all bishops and other ministers.

We are your Church, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for your creation, and pray for the earth which you have given us to cherish and protect; nourish in us your love for all you have made.

We are your stewards, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Guide and bless us in our work and play, and shape the patterns of our political and economic life; for the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority; for the people of the Middle East, Latin America, and all affected by the coronavirus; that all people may be fulfilled through the bounty of your creation.

We are your servants, O God. Guide us in your grace.

Awaken our hearts to your presence in all people: those we love easily and those with whom we struggle, those different from us and those similar to us, those familiar to us and those unfamiliar to us.

We are made in your image, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for calling us to the glorious heritage of your holy people. Free us from lack of vision, and from inertia of will and spirit. By your life-giving Spirit, lead us out of isolation and oppression, redeem and restore us.

You are the life within us, O God. Guide us in your grace.

We thank you for the gift of life, with all its blessings and sorrows. Shield the joyous, especially those who are celebrating a birthday this week, Ed Hansell and Anthony Cabrera; and for those celebrating an anniversary this week, especially Robert and Chris Carter. Comfort and strengthen those in any need or trouble, especially those who are sick and who are shut-in. Bless those who will be born today. Bless those who have died, that by joining with the company of your saints in light we may rejoice in one unending song of praise.

In you alone we have eternal life, O God. Guide us in your grace.

O God our strength and salvation, hear all our prayers this day, and grant that we may live in the joy of the Resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit

God of all power and love,
we give thanks for your unfailing presence
and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss.
Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.
Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world:
a people who pray, worship, learn,
break bread, share life, heal neighbors,
bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit.
Wherever and however we gather,
unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,
that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting, O God, that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you for ever in the next. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to all peoples and nations by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Announcements:

Announcements are shared


Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to you; and you
have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the
midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions
as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of
your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Closing Hymn

This Little Light

The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Alleluia Alleluia, go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Music reprinted and broadcast with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The psalm translation is from the Order of St. Helena, and used by permission. The Scripture translation is the Common English Bible.

The Prayers of the People are adapted from a form composed by The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon for St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

The Serenity Prayer” is based of a prayer by Reinhold Neibuhr, and was expanded by William Griffith Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; it is widely used by AA and other groups based on AA’s 12-Step program. This inclusive language version comes from The Episcopal Church’s “Daily Prayer for All Seasons”

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Officiant: The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Shirley Mensah, Ellis Anderson, Grace Gorski, Cecily Hawksworth, Jackson Potter
Soloist: Andrew Wasson
Heleluyan performed by: Men of the Holy Communion Choir
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
Organist/Digital choir production: Jae Park
Streaming Producer: Tyler Schwartz