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