Holy Communion’s Thanksgiving Recipes


These recipes were all shared by Holy Communion members, either in recent days, or in one of our cookbooks over the years. We know many will be doing a smaller Thanksgiving at home, and we wanted to give you a way to think of your fellow parishioners as you prepared a meal. We’d also encourage you to join us Friday:

Worship with us on Friday November 27 at 10:30am

On so-called “black Friday”, we’re going to gather for a simple service of Morning Prayer on Zoom at 10:30am. The link is below. The service will be simple, we’ll have some scripture, a little music, and a chance to share with one another around the question: “For what are you thankful?”


The Recipes:

MAKE-AHEAD MASHED POTATOES

Mary Myers Allen

INGREDIENTS: (Makes 8 servings)

  • 9 large baking potatoes (5 lbs.) peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I omit this)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place potatoes in large pot.
  2. Cover with water.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat, simmer over medium heat until tender.
  5. Drain potatoes.
  6. Put potatoes in mixing bowl; beat with electric mixer until potatoes are
    light and fluffy.
  7. Cut butter/margarine and cream cheese into small pieces.
  8. Beat in butter/margarine and cream cheese.
  9. Beat in sour cream, nutmeg, pepper, and salt.
  10. Transfer mixture into heavily buttered casserole dish, cover with plastic
    wrap and refrigerate.

Before serving, bring to room temperature, then bake uncovered in preheated 300 degree oven about 20 minutes.


Debra Angell’s Green Chili Dressing

Mike Angell

Ingredients

Makes 1-2 casserole dishes (approx.8 by 12 glass Pyrex dishes)

  • 1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • ½ chopped White onion or red onion
  • 3 to 5 gloves of garlic (depending on clove size)
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 5 (4 oz.) cans Hatch Fire-roasted Diced Green Chiles (mix hot and mild to moderate spice)
  • Cayenne pepper (use your own judgment…)
  • 1 box cube Stuffing: Herb seasoned (10 oz. each box)
  • Shredded Cheese: Sharp Cheddar and Jalapeño jack (2-3 cups total)
  • 1 package of Jimmy Dean Sausage (Premium Pork Light Sausage) *You can also substitute with “soy-rizo” for a vegetarian version
  • Organic Chicken Broth (12 fl. Oz) *substitute with vegetable broth for vegetarians

Directions

Sauté butter, garlic and onion Cook sausage and then drain. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl or pot…. Prepare the baking dishes with Crisco Bake in oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Watch the top of the dressing. Cover the dressing with aluminum foil if it gets brown.. Sprinkle on more cheese if desired during last few minutes of cooking. Enjoy…


Parmesan Shortbread with Fennel and Sea Salt

Anonymous (no name submitted)

Ingredients

  • 227g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 63g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 240g all-purpose flour plus more
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan (about 90g)
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds (toast ahead)
  • 1 tablespoon Maldon sea salt or other coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a medium bowl on low speed until smooth, 1–2 minutes. Add powdered sugar, pepper, and kosher salt. Reduce speed to medium and beat, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl, until light and fluffy, 4–5 minutes. Add flour and cheese. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat mixture just until dough comes together. Wrap dough in plastic and flatten into a rectangle. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours. DO AHEAD: Dough can be made 5 days ahead. Keep chilled. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before continuing. Place fennel seeds in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Coarsely crush with a rolling pin or the bottom of a skillet. Alternatively, pulse in a spice mill until coarsely crushed. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in sea salt. Set fennel salt aside. Arrange a rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°/325 convection. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove plastic wrap from dough. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 10×8-inch rectangle about 1/4-inch thick. Cut in thirds crosswise, then cut each third crosswise into 6 rectangles. Arrange cookies on prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Brush cookies generously with oil, then sprinkle with fennel salt. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until cookies are golden brown (flecks of cheese will be slightly darker), 20–24 minutes(12 minutes convection). Let cool on sheets for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.


Creamed Spinach

Rebecca Boester

INGREDIENTS:

  • 20 oz fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • ¼ + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large stainless skillet over med-high, cook spinach in 2 batches, 3 to 4 min each, adding 1/8 tsp salt to each batch. Drain very well.
  2. Wipe out pan and return to heat. Reduce heat to medium and melt butter. Add garlic and shallot. Cook until softened and fragrant, about 3 min.
  3. Whisk in flour and cook 30 sec. Whisk in half-and-half, then Parmesan and nutmeg. Stir in 1/8 tsp salt; cook until thickened, about 1 min.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in spinach. 

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar, Pecans & Marshmallows

Rachael Cahill-White

(friend of the rector, and food blogger at setthetableblog.com, where this recipe originally appeared.)

Rachael writes: “Just sharing my favorite Thanksgiving recipes here as well as on my page. This one is PERFECT for small Thanksgiving meals!”

Makes 8-10 servings (half a potato per person)

Ingredients

  • 5 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • pinch of salt

for the topping: 

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the sweet potatoes, cut side down, on the parchment and roast for 30 minutes or until tender.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the topping (except the marshmallows) in a small bowl.
  3. When the sweet potatoes are done roasting, take them out and let them cool enough to handle. Scoop out the flesh with a melon baller, taking care not to poke any holes in the skin. Collect the potato flesh in a medium bowl and set aside and return the skins to the baking sheet, cut side up this time.
  4. Combine the sweet potato flesh with the egg and salt. Mash with a potato masher or fork until well combined and fluffy. Do not overwork the mixture.
  5. Scoop the filling into the potato skins, dividing it evenly. Use your fingers to sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon topping over each potato.
  6. Return the potatoes to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes until the topping is melty. After removing the potatoes, preheat the broiler on low and move a rack to the top third of the oven.
  7. Top each potato with marshmallows.
  8. Return to the oven and bake until the marshmallows are golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Keep a close eye on them in this stage so the marshmallows don’t burn.
  9. Serve immediately.

Notes:

  1. To make these GLUTEN FREE: omit the flour from the brown sugar mixture and make sure your marshmallows are labeled GF.
  2. To make ahead: Do everything up to step 5. Refrigerate for 1-2 days. When ready to cook, proceed from step 6.

Wine Jelly

Fran Caradonna

This is an old southern family recipe for a lighter but still festive gelatin dessert served at holiday dinners…it remains a favorite amongst those of us who enjoyed sneaking a taste of this dessert for grownups when we were little. The in-laws and younger generations seem to find it an acquired taste. My grandmother and those who taught her the recipe used to make this with plain gelatin and lemon juice. It’s much easier, and just as good (so I hear), with lemon Jello.

Ingredients

  • 1 small package lemon Jello (regular or sugar-free)
  • 1 cup boiling water ½ cup dry sherry (chilled or at room temperature)
  • ½ cup cream sherry (chilled or at room temperature)

Add boiling water to lemon Jello and stir until Jello dissolves in water. Add both kinds of sherry and chill in one large or several small serving dishes until set. Serve with real, unadulterated (no sugar) whipped cream. For double or triple batches, just increase all ingredients proportionally. 


Kentucky Bourbon Derby Pie

Eliana Haig

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (1/2 c) salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 1/3 c self rising flour
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp bourbon (optional)
  • 1 deep dish pie crust Vanilla ice cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick pie crust all over with fork and place in preheating oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while you mix your pie ingredients. Melt your stick of butter and let cool. Combine beaten eggs, butter, sugar, and flour until combined. Add pecans, chocolate chips, vanilla (and bourbon if using) and mix until combined. Pour batter into pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, until top crust is golden brown. Let cool slightly. Serve with vanilla ice cream. 


NANA’S INDIAN FUDGE SQUARES

Lucy Krieg

This recipe is from Beth Gribat via Lucy Krieg and it is orginally from Larissa Gribat’s great, great grandmother.

Ingredients:

  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs beaten lightly
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • chopped nuts (if desired)

chocolate squares may be replaced with 6 tablespoons unsweetened cacao plus 1 tablespoons margarine

Directions:

Melt margarine, chocolate, cool.  Add beaten eggs, then the flour, then the sugar stirring in between with each addition . Add vanilla, salt, nuts last.  Bake 350 for 30 minutes


Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Joy Last

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 2 tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 1 can (13 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (16 oz.) pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pie plate 9×11/4 or 10 x 11/2. Beat all ingredients 1 minute on high in blender or 2 minutes with hand beater. Pour into pie plate Bake until knife in center comes out clean 50-55 minutes *Even non-pumpkin pie lovers (like Ernie) love this recipe* 


Vegan Pigs in a Blanket

Cheyanne Lovellette

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Liquid Smoke Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. carrots (you can use baby carrots or trim down your preferred full sized carrots)
  • 1 tube refrigerated vegan crescent rolls (Pillsbury is vegan!)
  • Grainy mustard and fresh dill for serving

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375° and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, paprika, liquid smoke, and a few cranks of black pepper. Place baby carrots in a Ziploc bag, then cover with the marinade. Marinate 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Drain carrots and pat them dry with paper towels. Place carrots on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Line another small baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice crescent rolls lengthwise into thirds. Place a baby carrot on the thick end of each triangle and roll up. Bake until crescents are golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with mustard and dill. 


Cathy’s Georgie Porgie Pie

Sean Lovellette

Ingredients & Method

  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 1 box jello cook and serve chocolate pudding mix made according to package direction, (no instant pudding!)
  • Whip cream, in the spray can.

Make holes in the bottom of the pie crust with the tines of a fork, bake pie according to pie directions. – Meanwhile, make pudding in stove or in microwave. – When both crust and pudding have cooled a bit, fill cooked pie crust with pudding. – Cover right away with saran wrap to keep from getting that “skin” on the pudding. – Refrigerate a couple of hours. – When ready to serve, cut a nice big slice and squirt whip cream all over it. If your brother is aggravating you, squirt him with the whip cream too. 


Iron Bowl Turkey Pot Pie

Jean Parker

I don’t really use a recipe for pot pie, so do the best you can with this. This is one of the Saturday-after-Thanksgiving recipes (others are Curried Barley and Turkey, and Turkey Tikka Masala) that are in our rotation. You eat this after the whole house is all cleaned up and the extra food is off the counters, and the guests have all gone home, and the Auburn/Alabama game (AKA “The Iron Bowl”) has hopefully ended the way you wanted it to, with an Auburn victory.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (home made or store bought); you can use frozen puff pastry if you want but it can get soggy on the bottom and doesn’t make good leftovers
  • 1 (8 or 9 inch) round casserole dish, about 2 inches deep
  • 1-2 cups of left over turkey cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots, can be leftovers, already cooked
  • 1 cup of thawed frozen peas, and/or leftover green beans if you had those
  • Turkey broth (not gravy) or chicken broth
  • Milk (or half and half)
  • White wine
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • 1/2 Onion,
  • 1 Stalk Celery
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400. Saute ½ of a chopped onion and 1 stalk of chopped celery in a couple TBL of butter until soft. Add 2 TBL of flour and cook it for a couple minutes. Slowly whisk in about ½ cup of turkey broth (hopefully you have saved this from Thursday). Add ½ cup of milk and whisk in and let it thicken. Add some of that white wine that is still sitting on the counter and also if you have some turkey gravy you could put some (not a lot) of that in as well. Salt and pepper as necessary, and adjust to your taste. Stir in the turkey, carrots and peas and bring to a simmer. Season it again if you need to. If you didn’t add wine, you might want to add a little bit of lemon juice to lighten it up. Pour this into a casserole dish and put the uncooked pie crust or puff pastry on top and seal it around the edges of the dish. Cut some vent wholes in the top and bake it until the pie crust is done and the filling is bubbling maybe 30 minutes (if using puff pastry follow the directions on the box). Let it rest about 10 minutes before serving. Serve with whatever else is leftover in your fridge, hopefully something green. Talk about how great the game was, or if it wasn’t, something else.


Ruth’s Baked Beans

Butch Sterbenz

Look at the ingredients and you’ll know there’s an unexpected flavor coming.
No oven,  except to heat French bread
Serves: a lot, freeze the uneaten portions

Ingredients:  

  • 2 cans anybody’s Pork and Beans
  • 1 16 oz jar of ketchup
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • ½ + cup brown sugar
  • 2 – 3 onions thin sliced and halved

Preparation:

1.  Layer the ingredients by 1/3s in a crock pot.

2.  Heat  on high for 1 hour, change setting to low heat for 3 hours (or simply start by heating on low heat for 5 hours). 

3.  Remove grease.

4.  Eat.  


Want to add a recipe?

We’ll update this through the week with recipes folks send in:

Thanksgiving Recipe


November 29 Bulletin

First Sunday of Advent

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

Prelude

Wachet Auf

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.


Advent Bidding Prayer:

In this season of Advent, we bring our prayers to the very beginning of the service. We pray together for the church, the world, the poor, and those who mourn. The response to the prayer is the ancient Advent Hymn “O Come O Come Emmanuel”

Alleluia, our God and Savior now draws near:
O come, let us worship, alleluia.

Dear People of God: In the season of Advent, it is our responsibility and joy to prepare ourselves in heart and mind, for the coming of Christ Jesus, our savior and judge. This season we walk the way of shepherds and wise ones, seeking after the holy child of Bethlehem.

Let us hear and heed in Holy Scripture the story of God’s loving purposes, the proclamation of prophets, the hope of salvation. But first, let us pray for the needs of the whole world that Christ came to save.

For peace and good will over all the earth, for leaders of nations and communities. For those who work for justice and peace.

For the mission and unity of the church, for bishops, priests, deacons, and all who minister in Christ’s name.

Because this of all things would rejoice Christ’s heart, let us remember
in his name the poor and the helpless, the hungry and the oppressed, the sick and those who mourn, the lonely and the unloved, the aged and little children. You are invited to add your own prayers, even to write your prayer request in the comments as you watch.

Finally, let us remember before God his strong and humble mother, and those who rejoice with us but upon another shore and in a greater light, that whole multitude which no one can number whose hope was in the Word made flesh, and with whom, in Christ Jesus, we are one for evermore.


Opening Sentences

Watch, for you know not when the master of the house
will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or
in the morning; lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. –Mark 13:35-36

O God, open thou our lips.
And our mouths shall show forth thy praise.
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 Collect of the Day

The Presider reads ancient prayers that signify our longing for Christ’s
coming, and the coming of God’s reign as we light an additional candle each week during Advent. You are invited to light your wreath with us (or any candle).

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Opening Hymn

Lo He Comes


The Readings

We hear the stories of the experience of God from our spiritual ancestors. Following an ancient pattern originally from Jewish synagogue worship, readings follow a set calendar for what will be read when.

THE FIRST READING:

A Reading from the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 64:1-9)

If only you would tear open the heavens and come down!
    Mountains would quake before you
    like fire igniting brushwood or making water boil.
If you would make your name known to your enemies,
    the nations would tremble in your presence.

When you accomplished wonders beyond all our expectations;
    when you came down, mountains quaked before you.
From ancient times,
    no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
    no eye has seen any god but you
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him!
You look after those who gladly do right;
    they will praise you for your ways.
But you were angry when we sinned;
    you hid yourself when we did wrong.
We have all become like the unclean;
    all our righteous deeds are like a menstrual rag.
All of us wither like a leaf;
    our sins, like the wind, carry us away.
No one calls on your name;
    no one bothers to hold on to you,
    for you have hidden yourself from us,
    and have handed us over to our sin.

But now, Lord, you are our father.
    We are the clay, and you are our potter.
    All of us are the work of your hand.
Don’t rage so fiercely, Lord;
    don’t hold our sins against us forever,
    but gaze now on your people, all of us:

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


THE PSALM (Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18)

Saint Helena Psalter

Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock;
shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.

In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh,
stir up your strength and come to help us.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

O God of hosts,
how long will you be angered
despite the prayers of your people?

You have fed them with the bread of tears;
you have given them bowls of tears to drink.

You have made us the derision of our neighbors,
and our enemies laugh us to scorn.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

Let your hand be upon the one at your right hand,
the one you have made so strong for yourself.

And so will we never turn away from you,
give us life, that we may call upon your Name.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

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 Mark (Mark 13:24-37)

“In those days, after the suffering of that time, the sun will become dark, and the moon won’t give its light. The stars will fall from the sky, and the planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken. Then they will see the Human One coming in the clouds with great power and splendor. Then he will send the angels and gather together his chosen people from the four corners of the earth, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.

“Learn this parable from the fig tree. After its branch becomes tender and it sprouts new leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, you know that he’s near, at the door. I assure you that this generation won’t pass away until all these things happen. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will certainly not pass away.

“But nobody knows when that day or hour will come, not the angels in heaven and not the Son. Only the Father knows. Watch out! Stay alert! You don’t know when the time is coming. It is as if someone took a trip, left the household behind, and put the servants in charge, giving each one a job to do, and told the doorkeeper to stay alert. Therefore, stay alert! You don’t know when the head of the household will come, whether in the evening or at midnight, or when the rooster crows in the early morning or at daybreak. Don’t let him show up when you weren’t expecting and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: Stay alert!”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


The Sermon: The Rev. Mike Angell


Anthem: 

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus


Prayer for Stewardship

Holy Communion’s annual campaign for giving is ongoing. You can read more about the campaign “Making a Needed Difference” at holycommunion.net/pledge

Gracious and everlasting God, the giver of all good gifts, you have blessed us and our parish abundantly. Grant us the hope to dream and the courage to live into our possibilities. Make us faithful stewards, both for the provision of our necessities and for the relief of those who are in need. Bless the efforts of our Annual Giving this year to extend the work of spiritual renewal in our church and community of faith. Through Jesus Christ, who gave all of himself, we offer this prayer. Amen.


Announcements:

Announcements are shared


The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray in the way Christ taught us, and in the language of our hearts.

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.


Concluding Prayers

A prayer specific to each Sunday of Advent is followed by the ancient prayer of Saint Chrysostom.

Almighty God, your Son came to us in humility as our savior, and at the last day will come again in glory as our judge: give us grace to turn away from darkness to the light of Christ, that we might be ready to welcome Christ and to enter into the kin-dom. Amen.

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.

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


The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Presider: The Rev. Marc Smith
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Seminarian: Emilee Walker-Cornetta
Lectors: Peter Tchoukaleff, Donna Baudendistel
The Lord’s Prayer: Alisa Williams
Greeters/Ushers: Ellis Anderson
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
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 Advent Bidding Prayer was adapted by our rector from the service of Lessons and Carols from King’s college.

The first closing prayer is adapted from An Anglican Prayer Book, of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

November 22 Bulletin

Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Reign of Christ

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

Prelude

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 Prayers/Call to Worship:

As these prayers are spoken, candles are lit in the church. You are invited to light a candle in your own home.

Holy One, enthroned in glory over all creation, you are a shepherd to the lost and the least. Teach us to see your face among the poor— feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, and visiting those who are sick or in prison— so that we may share in your eternal realm prepared from the foundation of the world; through Jesus Christ, who is coming indeed, to reign with justice, compassion, and love. Amen.

You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but citizens together with the saints and members of the household of God. –Ephesians 2:19

God is Spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

O God, open thou our lips. And our mouths shall show forth they praise. 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.


 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 Hymn

LEVAS 228 Go Down Moses


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.

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


The Readings

We hear the stories of the experience of God from our spiritual ancestors. Following an ancient pattern originally from Jewish synagogue worship, readings follow a set calendar for what will be read when.

THE FIRST READING:

A Reading from the book of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24)

The Lord God proclaims: I myself will search for my flock and seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out the flock when some in the flock have been scattered, so will I seek out my flock. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered during the time of clouds and thick darkness. I will gather and lead them out from the countries and peoples, and I will bring them to their own fertile land. I will feed them on Israel’s highlands, along the riverbeds, and in all the inhabited places. I will feed them in good pasture, and their sheepfold will be there, on Israel’s lofty highlands. On Israel’s highlands, they will lie down in a secure fold and feed on green pastures. I myself will feed my flock and make them lie down. This is what the Lord God says. I will seek out the lost, bring back the strays, bind up the wounded, and strengthen the weak. But the fat and the strong I will destroy, because I will tend my sheep with justice.

So the Lord God proclaims to them: I will judge between the fat and the lean sheep. You shove with shoulder and flank, and with your horns you ram all the weak sheep until you’ve scattered them outside. But I will rescue my flock so that they will never again be prey. I will even judge between the sheep! I will appoint for them a single shepherd, and he will feed them. My servant David will feed them. He will be their shepherd. I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David will be their prince. I, the Lord, have spoken.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


THE PSALM (Psalm 100)

Saint Helena Psalter

May all lands be joyful before you, O God,
serve with gladness
and come before your presence with a song.

For we know that you are God;
you yourself have made us, and we are yours;
we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

We shall enter your gates with thanksgiving,
go into your courts with praise,
give thanks to you and call upon your Name.

For you are good;
your mercy is everlasting;
and your faithfulness endures from age to age.

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 25:31-46)

“Now when the Human One comes in his majesty and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his majestic throne. All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them from each other, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right side. But the goats he will put on his left.

“Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began. I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.’

“Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

“Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Get away from me, you who will receive terrible things. Go into the unending fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels. I was hungry and you didn’t give me food to eat. I was thirsty and you didn’t give me anything to drink. I was a stranger and you didn’t welcome me. I was naked and you didn’t give me clothes to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’

“Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you?’ Then he will answer, ‘I assure you that when you haven’t done it for one of the least of these, you haven’t done it for me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment. But the righteous ones will go into eternal life.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


The Sermon: Emilee Walker-Cornetta, seminarian


Anthem: 

Soon and Very Soon


Prayer for Stewardship

Holy Communion’s annual campaign for giving is ongoing. You can read more about the campaign “Making a Needed Difference” at holycommunion.net/pledge

Gracious and everlasting God, the giver of all good gifts, you have blessed us and our parish abundantly. Grant us the hope to dream and the courage to live into our possibilities. Make us faithful stewards, both for the provision of our necessities and for the relief of those who are in need. Bless the efforts of our Annual Giving this year to extend the work of spiritual renewal in our church and community of faith. Through Jesus Christ, who gave all of himself, we offer this prayer. Amen.


The Prayers of the People

You are invited to sing along to the response: “Woza/Come Bring your Burdens,” a traditional song of South Africa.

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 our Diocese of Missouri we pray for Bishop Deon Johnson and his family. Pray for the Church.

I invite your prayers for our nation, for the president and vice-president elect. For all newly elected leaders. 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: Julie Bennett and Robert MacGregor. And for those celebrating anniversaries. 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 Christ taught us, and in the language of our hearts.

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.


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Concluding Prayers

O God, our times are in your hands. Look favorably upon the whole human race. Grant us true peace, not settling for the absence of conflict but working for the presence of justice. Grant us grace, patience, and commitment that we may live more sustainably on the earth, more compassionately with our neighbor, and more fervently committed to the work of building beloved community. Amen.

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.

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:

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation Hymnal 518


The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Emilee Walker-Cornetta
Presider: The Rev. Mike Angell
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lectors: Ellis Anderson, Janice Nihill
Prayers of the People: Peter Tchoukaleff
The Lord’s Prayer: Sondra Ellis
Greeters/Ushers: Shannon MacGregor, Heidi Volkl
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
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 opening prayers are adapted from prayers from the office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church USA .

Thanksgiving 2020

This year, many of us are making the difficult decision not to gather with our wider families and friends for Thanksgiving. As the numbers of infections skyrocket, we are choosing to sacrifice traditions this year for the sake of next.


Parish Thanksgiving Recipes

Check out our thanksgiving Cookbook. You can still add recipes using the form at the bottom.


Worship with us on Friday November 27 at 10:30am

On so-called “black Friday”, we’re going to gather for a simple service of Morning Prayer on Zoom at 10:30am. The link is below. The service will be simple, we’ll have some scripture, a little music, and a chance to share with one another around the question: “For what are you thankful?”

Make a Thanksgiving Donation

If you were planning to travel, and now are not, consider using some of the financial savings to ease the burden of others. Our emergency fund has been used to help in the pandemic. We’ve provided assistance to members of our community who are struggling to pay rent, utilities, even transportation. We’ve also been able to make larger than usual contributions to our partners in El Salvador and at Trinity Food Ministry.
If you are in need of help, reach out to the clergy.


Prayers for Thanskgiving

The church is planning to gather folks for a short service on Zoom during the Thanksgiving holiday. (Stay tuned for a time). We also offer these prayers for your use.

Prayer of for the Day
(consider using just before a meal)

Almighty and gracious God, we give you thanks for the
fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those
who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of
your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and
the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Litany for Thanskgiving

Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer p 836ff

Let us give thanks to God our creator for all the gifts so
freely bestowed upon us.

For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and
sky and sea.
We thank you, Lord.

For all that is gracious in the lives of human beings,
revealing the image of Christ,
We thank you, Lord.

For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and
our friends,
We thank you, Lord.

For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve,
We thank you, Lord.

For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play,
We thank you, Lord.

For the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering
and faithful in adversity,
We thank you, Lord.

For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice,
We thank you, Lord.

For the communion of saints, in all times and places,
We thank you, Lord.

Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and
promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord;
To Christ be praise and glory, with you, O God, and the
Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

November 15, 2020

Twenty-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.

Prelude

“Simple Song” Leonard Bernstein from “Mass”

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 Prayers/Call to Worship:

As these prayers are spoken, candles are lit in the church. You are invited to light a candle in your own home.

Gracious and loving God, you called a pilgrim people to yourself. You invite us to journey with you. As we gather this day, help us to be mindful. Help us to remember, though we may feel isolated, we never walk alone. You are our companion and our destination. Help us to feel surrounded by the prayers of the saints on earth and the saints in light. Help us to know, though physically distant, we are held together in the prayers of the universal church, and the prayers of our own congregation. Help us to be present to one another in the ways we safely can, knowing that when we gather, however we gather, we do so in your name, and you are in our midst. Amen.

You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but citizens together with the saints and members of the household of God. –Ephesians 2:19

God is Spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

O God, open thou our lips. And our mouths shall show forth they praise. 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.


 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 Hymn

Hymnal 1982 #682 O Christ the Word Incarnate


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.

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Readings

We hear the stories of the experience of God from our spiritual ancestors. Following an ancient pattern originally from Jewish synagogue worship, readings follow a set calendar for what will be read when.

THE FIRST READING:

A Reading from the book of Judges (Judges 4:1-7)

After Ehud had died, the Israelites again did things that the LORD saw as evil. So the LORD gave them over to King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, and he was stationed in Harosheth-ha-goiim. The Israelites cried out to the LORD because Sisera had nine hundred iron chariots and had oppressed the Israelites cruelly for twenty years. Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was a leader of Israel at that time. She would sit under Deborah’s palm tree between Ramah and Bethel in the Ephraim highlands, and the Israelites would come to her to settle disputes. She sent word to Barak, Abinoam’s son, from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “Hasn’t the LORD, Israel’s God, issued you a command? ‘Go and assemble at Mount Tabor, taking ten thousand men from the people of Naphtali and Zebulun with you. I’ll lure Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, to assemble with his chariots and troops against you at the Kishon River, and then I’ll help you overpower him.'” 

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


THE PSALM (Psalm 123)

Saint Helena Psalter

1 To you I lift up my eyes, *
to you enthroned in the heavens.

2  As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, *
and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

3  So our eyes look to the Holy One our God, *
until God shows us mercy.

4  Have mercy upon us, O God, have mercy, *
for we have had more than enough of contempt,

5  Too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, *
and of the derision of the proud.

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 25:14-30)

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was leaving on a trip. He called his servants and handed his possessions over to them. To one he gave five valuable coins, and to another he gave two, and to another he gave one. He gave to each servant according to that servant’s ability. Then he left on his journey.

“After the man left, the servant who had five valuable coins took them and went to work doing business with them. He gained five more. In the same way, the one who had two valuable coins gained two more. But the servant who had received the one valuable coin dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money. 

“Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The one who had received five valuable coins came forward with five additional coins. He said, ‘Master, you gave me five valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained five more.’ 

“His master replied, ‘Excellent! You are a good and faithful servant! You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’ 

“The second servant also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained two more.’ 

“His master replied, ‘Well done! You are a good and faithful servant. You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’ 

“Now the one who had received one valuable coin came and said, ‘Master, I knew that you are a hard man. You harvest grain where you haven’t sown. You gather crops where you haven’t spread seed. So I was afraid. And I hid my valuable coin in the ground. Here, you have what’s yours.’ 

“His master replied, ‘You evil and lazy servant! You knew that I harvest grain where I haven’t sown and that I gather crops where I haven’t spread seed? In that case, you should have turned my money over to the bankers so that when I returned, you could give me what belonged to me with interest.Therefore, take from him the valuable coin and give it to the one who has ten coins. Those who have much will receive more, and they will have more than they need. But as for those who don’t have much, even the little bit they have will be taken away from them. Now take the worthless servant and throw him outside into the darkness.’ 

“People there will be weeping and grinding their teeth.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God


The Sermon: The Rev. Beth Scriven


Anthem: 

Till All the Jails are Empty by Carl Daw


Prayer for Stewardship

Holy Communion’s annual campaign for giving is ongoing. You can read more about the campaign “Making a Needed Difference” at holycommunion.net/pledge

Gracious and everlasting God, the giver of all good gifts, you have blessed us and our parish abundantly. Grant us the hope to dream and the courage to live into our possibilities. Make us faithful stewards, both for the provision of our necessities and for the relief of those who are in need. Bless the efforts of our Annual Giving this year to extend the work of spiritual renewal in our church and community of faith. Through Jesus Christ, who gave all of himself, we offer this prayer. Amen.


The Prayers of the People

You are invited to sing along to the response: “Woza/Come Bring your Burdens,” a traditional song of South Africa.

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 youth ministry in this diocese, Pray for the Church.

I invite your prayers for our nation, for the president and vice-president elect. For all newly elected leaders. 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: Stephanie Polster, Betty Jean, Jacob Lathem, Karen O’Brien, Derek Leiser, Julie Bennett, Robert MacGregor. And for those celebrating anniversaries Princess Imoukuede and Rick Zygowicz. 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 Christ taught us, and in the language of our hearts.

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.


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Concluding Prayers

O God, our times are in your hands. Look favorably upon the whole human race. Grant us true peace, not settling for the absence of conflict but working for the presence of justice. Grant us grace, patience, and commitment that we may live more sustainably on the earth, more compassionately with our neighbor, and more fervently committed to the work of building beloved community. Amen.

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.

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:

1982 Hymnal #470 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy


The Deacon dismisses the congregation:

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Presider: The Rev. Marc Smith
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Seminarian: Emilee Walker-Cornetta
Lectors: Lacy Broemel, Donna Baudendistal
Prayers of the People: Jacob Swanson
The Lord’s Prayer: Sondra Ellis
Greeters/Ushers: Ellis Anderson, Alisa Williams
Director of Music: Mary Chapman
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 opening prayer references a prayer of Archbishop of Capetown-emeritus Desmond Tutu

Memorial Service For Cathy Lovellette

Cathy Colvin Lovellette died November 6 at her home in Kirkwood, MO. from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She died two years to the day after the death of her beloved husband, John Lovellette. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Erin Lee Lovellette, and parents, Tom & Eleanor Colvin. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sean & Cheyanne Lovellette, and her two brothers, Dick and John Colvin and their families. She will be buried alongside John and Erin at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove, Iowa. A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date due to the pandemic.

A Memorial Service will be held online for Cathy on Thursday November 12 at 3:30pm (Central Time). You will find the service broadcast on the Holy Communion homepageYoutube, and Facebook

A digital reception will be held on Zoom after the service (about 4:10pm) You can register for the reception (and receive the link for Zoom). You can also leave a message in the online guest book using the link below. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Special Olympics.

Memorial Service Bulletin for Cathleen Ann Colvin Lovellette

November 12, 2020 at 3:30pm Central Time

A Memorial Service will be held online for Cathy on Thursday November 12 at 3:30pm (Central Time). You will find the service broadcast on the Holy Communion homepage, and on our Youtube, and Facebook pages.

The Service Begins after several minutes of Preludes


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

Voices Found Hymnal #21God of the Women


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; Cathy, 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 (25:6-9)

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.


A reading from the Revelation to John (21:2-7)

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.


The Gospel

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (11:21-27)
Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. Even now I know that whatever you ask God, God will give you.” Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha replied, “I know that he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She replied, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, God’s Son, the one who is coming into the world.”

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


Homily 

The Rev. Mike Angell


Anthem:

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


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 Cathy, 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 Cathy, 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 Cathy, 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.

The Peace is then exchangedConsider sending a text, a message on Facebook, or even writing a letter or email to someone who also loved Cathy. You can also sign the virtual guestbook.


Welcome and Announcements

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 humankind; 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 Cathy. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him 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.

Lift Every Voice and Sing Hymnal #72 Just a Closer Walk with Thee

The Dismissal

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

Service Leaders
Presider and Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Gospel: The Rev. Marc Smith
Lectors: Sean Lovellette, Sydni Colvin
Prayers: Carla Keatley
Hymns and Anthems: The Choir of Holy Communion
Director of Music: Mary Chapman

November 8 Parking Lot Service

Twenty third Sunday after Pentecost

Tune your car radio to FM 94.1

We are very happy to welcome you to our first “drive in” service. Thanks as well to UCity Schools for the use of the parking lot!

A few “ground-rules” are important to help keep everyone safe.

  • Distancing: Cars must be spaced a full parking spot away from other cars. If you do step out of your car, to sit on your tailgate on in lawn chairs, please do stay within your parking spot. As much as we wish we could greet one another, out of love for our neighbor we have to stay distanced. You are welcome to wave to one another!
  • Masks: If you step out of your car, or roll down your windows, please ensure all members of your household over age 2 are wearing a mask. Ushers have some masks available, if you forgot yours.
  • Eucharist: Everyone is invite to receive. The ministers will come to the driver’s window wearing a mask and gloves. Each wafer is individually wrapped in a sanitized plastic bag. Please let the minister know how many from your car will receive. If no one in the car would like to receive, simply cross your arms over your chest. (We will only be receiving in one kind. The bishop’s guidelines do not permit the distribution of wine or juice at this time.)
  • Singing: at this time we cannot sing safely as a group. You are welcome to quietly recite the words along with the musician. If you are out of your car, or have your windows down, please leave your mask on as you speak or sing.
  • Donations: We welcome donations to support the work of Holy Communion, whether a payment on a pledge or simply an offering. There are large orange buckets available at the entrance. Please drop checks or cash there. You can also make a gift online by clicking here.

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold.

Welcome

Prelude

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


Opening Hymn

Precious Lord Take My Hand


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

O God, who sent Jesus into the world to destroy the powers of evil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may grow in holiness of life; and that, when Christ comes with power and great majesty, we may share in the glory of all the redeemed; this we pray in the name of the Trinity, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.


The Gospel

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew (Matthew 25:1-13)

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten young bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. Now five of them were wise, and the other five were foolish. The foolish ones took their lamps but didn’t bring oil for them. But the wise ones took their lamps and also brought containers of oil.

“When the groom was late in coming, they all became drowsy and went to sleep. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Look, the groom! Come out to meet him.’

“Then all those bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. But the foolish bridesmaids said to the wise ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps have gone out.’

“But the wise bridesmaids replied, ‘No, because if we share with you, there won’t be enough for our lamps and yours. We have a better idea. You go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ But while they were gone to buy oil, the groom came. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding. Then the door was shut.

“Later the other bridesmaids came and said, ‘Lord, lord, open the door for us.’

“But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’

“Therefore, keep alert, because you don’t know the day or the hour.”

The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Christ.


Homily The Rev. Mike Angell


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 youth ministry in this diocese, Pray for the Church.

I invite your prayers for our nation, for the president and vice-president elect. For all newly elected leaders. 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: Pam Hardester, Cecily Hawksworth, Claudia Moran, and Chester Hines. And for those celebrating anniversaries. 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 Peace 

The Peace is then exchanged. Please wave to folks, or honk your horns! We must ask you not to approach folks from outside your household.

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


Announcements:

Announcements are shared


Eucharistic Prayer                         

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.

The presider offers our thanks to God for the grace and mercy made available to us in Christ.
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

The presider gives thanks to God for the reconciling work of Christ’s passion and resurrection and prays over the bread and wine.

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

The presider concludes with prayer for the coming of God’s reign.

By Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is
yours, Almighty God, now and forever. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

Pray in the language you prefer:

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

The Breaking of the Bread

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.


Administration of the Sacrament

All are invited to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Gluten Free wafers are available, on request, from the minister. The ministers will come to the driver’s window wearing a mask and gloves. Each wafer is individually wrapped in a sanitized plastic bag. Please let the minister know how many from your car will receive a wafer. If no one in the car would like to receive, simply cross your arms over your chest. (The bishop’s guidelines do not permit the distribution of wine or juice at this time.)


Hymns during Communion

 Seek Ye First (1982 Hymnal #711)

This Little Light of Mine


Post Communion Prayer  

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


The Blessing

presider proclaims the final blessing.

The Dismissal  

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Officiant: The Rev. Marc Smith
Seminarian: Emilee Walker-Cornetta
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Musician: Juliet Jackson
Ushers: Rudy Nickens and Susan Norris

Post Election Prayers Bulletin

Welcome

The ushers and the rector welcome the congregation.

Opening Prayers/Call to Worship:

God of all knowledge and power:  As we await the outcome of our national election, ensure the rule of law and its just and fair administration; engender respect for the diverse hopes and expectations of our nation’s people; grant us the patience to wait in peace and prayer; give us the grace to accept the outcome and the courage to voice dissent; heal the divisions which tear at our soul  and the fabric of our republic; and equip us with the vision and strength to be a righteous and faithful partner in the world community; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, Sovereign, now and forever.  Amen.    

You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but citizens together with the saints and members of the household of God. –Ephesians 2:19

God is Spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

O God, open thou our lips. And our mouths shall show forth they praise. 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 Collect of the Day

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so
move every human heart and especially the hearts of the
people of this land, that barriers which divide us may
crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our
divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Amen.

The Readings

THE FIRST READING:

A Reading from the book of Revelation (Revelation 21:1-4)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
‘See, the home* of God is among mortals.
He will dwell* with them;
they will be his peoples,*
and God himself will be with them;*
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

THE PSALM (PSALM 34:1-10,22)

I will bless God at all times,
and praise shall ever be in my mouth.

I will glory in the Most High;
let the humble hear and rejoice.

Proclaim with me the greatness of God;
let us exalt God’s Name together.

I sought, and God answered me
and delivered me out of all my terror.

Look upon the Most High and be radiant,
and let not your faces be ashamed.

I called in my affliction, and God heard me
and saved me from all my troubles.

The angels encompass those who fear God,
and God will deliver them.

Taste and see that God is good;
happy are they who trust in the Most High!

Fear the Most High, you that are God’s saints,
for those who fear God lack nothing.

The young lions lack and suffer hunger,
but those who seek God lack nothing that is good.

O God, you will ransom the life of your servants,
and none will be punished who trust in you.

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 5:1-12)

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up a mountain. He sat down and his disciples came to him. He taught them, saying:

“Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

“Happy are people who grieve, because they will be made glad.

“Happy are people who are humble, because they will inherit the earth.

“Happy are people who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because they will be fed until they are full.

“Happy are people who show mercy, because they will receive mercy.

“Happy are people who have pure hearts, because they will see God.

“Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children.

“Happy are people whose lives are harassed because they are righteous, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

“Happy are you when people insult you and harass you and speak all kinds of bad and false things about you, all because of me. Be full of joy and be glad, because you have a great reward in heaven. In the same way, people harassed the prophets who came before you.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Reflection: The Rev. Mike Angell

Baptismal Covenenant: 

Celebrant:Do you believe in God the Father?
People:I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Celebrant:Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
People:I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He 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 the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Celebrant:Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
People:I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Celebrant:Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
People:I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant:Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
People:I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant:Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
People:I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant:Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
People:I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant:Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
People:I will, with God’s help.

Beloved Community Commitment

“Beloved Community” is the practical image of the world we, as Christians, pray for when we say, “thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Our Diversity task force proposed that as a sign of our valuing diversity, we make this Beloved Community Commitment. The congregation made the commitment together at our 2018 Annual meeting.

Will you commit yourself to the work of being beloved community in which people of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender identities come together to celebrate our kinship as people who love God and who love the image of God reflected in our neighbors, in ourselves, and in creation?

We will with God’s help.

Will you commit yourself to the work of being beloved community  that is constantly seeking to grow in our relationship with God and each other, and to love and serve our neighbors  (near and far)?

We will with God’s help.

Will you commit yourself to the work of being beloved community that is always striving to learn and practice Jesus’ way of love, especially as he calls on us to break down the walls that separate us, and to examine structures of oppression and their impact on our own lives and the lives of others?

We will with God’s help.

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; and for those in Honduras and Nicaragua facing hurricane Eta. in Pray for the Church throughout the world.

I invite your prayers for our nation, as we await the results of the 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. 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, especially Rose Shannon.

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 Christ taught us, and in the language of our hearts.

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.

Concluding Prayer

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.

The Peace

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

The Peace is then exchanged. Please do maintain social distance

The Dismissal

Let us Bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Bulletin for Parking Lot Service Sunday November 8

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Tune your car radio to FM 94.1

We are very happy to welcome you to our “parking lot” service. Thanks as well to UCity Schools for the use of the parking lot!

A few “ground-rules” are important to help keep everyone safe.

  • Distancing: Cars must be spaced a full parking spot away from other cars. If you do step out of your car, to sit on your tailgate on in lawn chairs, please do stay within your parking spot. As much as we wish we could greet one another, out of love for our neighbor we have to stay distanced. You are welcome to wave to one another!
  • Masks: If you step out of your car, or roll down your windows, please ensure all members of your household over age 2 are wearing a mask. Ushers have some masks available, if you forgot yours.
  • Eucharist: Everyone is invite to receive. The ministers will come to the driver’s window wearing a mask and gloves. Each wafer is individually wrapped in a sanitized plastic bag. Please let the minister know how many from your car will receive. If no one in the car would like to receive, simply cross your arms over your chest. (We will only be receiving in one kind. The bishop’s guidelines do not permit the distribution of wine or juice at this time.)
  • Singing: at this time we cannot sing safely as a group. You are welcome to quietly recite the words along with the musician. If you are out of your car, or have your windows down, please leave your mask on as you speak or sing.
  • Donations: We welcome donations to support the work of Holy Communion, whether a payment on a pledge or simply an offering. There are large orange buckets available at the entrance. Please drop checks or cash there. You can also make a gift online by clicking here.

The congregation is invited to say the words together in bold.

Welcome

Prelude

Opening Hymn

Welcome and Opening Acclamation

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

Blessed be the one, holy, and living God.
Glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.

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

The Collect of the Day

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

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew (Matthew 25:1-13)

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten young bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. Now five of them were wise, and the other five were foolish. The foolish ones took their lamps but didn’t bring oil for them. But the wise ones took their lamps and also brought containers of oil.

“When the groom was late in coming, they all became drowsy and went to sleep. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Look, the groom! Come out to meet him.’

“Then all those bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. But the foolish bridesmaids said to the wise ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps have gone out.’

“But the wise bridesmaids replied, ‘No, because if we share with you, there won’t be enough for our lamps and yours. We have a better idea. You go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ But while they were gone to buy oil, the groom came. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding. Then the door was shut.

“Later the other bridesmaids came and said, ‘Lord, lord, open the door for us.’

“But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’

“Therefore, keep alert, because you don’t know the day or the hour.

The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Christ.

Homily The Rev. Mike Angell

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 youth ministry in this diocese. 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: Pam Hardester, Cecily Hawksworth, Claudia Moran, and Chester Hines. And for those celebrating anniversaries. 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 Peace 

The Peace is then exchanged. Please wave to folks, or honk your horns! We must ask you not to approach folks from outside your household.

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

Announcements:

Announcements are sharedSee announcements

Eucharistic Prayer                         

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.

The presider offers our thanks to God for the grace and mercy made available to us in Christ.
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

The presider gives thanks to God for the reconciling work of Christ’s passion and resurrection and prays over the bread and wine.

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

The presider concludes with prayer for the coming of God’s reign.

By Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is
yours, Almighty God, now and forever. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

Pray in the language you prefer:

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

Padre nuestro que estás en el cielo, santificado sea tu Nombre, venga tu reino, hágase tu voluntad, en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día. Perdona nuestras ofensas, como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. No nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal. Porque tuyo es el reino, tuyo es el poder, y tuya es la gloria, ahora y por siempre. Amén

The Breaking of the Bread

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

Administration of the Sacrament

All are invited to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Gluten Free wafers are available, on request, from the minister. The ministers will come to the driver’s window wearing a mask and gloves. Each wafer is individually wrapped in a sanitized plastic bag. Please let the minister know how many from your car will receive a wafer. If no one in the car would like to receive, simply cross your arms over your chest. (The bishop’s guidelines do not permit the distribution of wine or juice at this time.)

Hymns during Communion

Post Communion Prayer  

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

The Blessing

The presider proclaims the final blessing.

The Dismissal  

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Officiant: The Rev. Marc Smith
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lector:  
Prayers of the People: 
Greeters/Ushers: 
Musician:  
Producer:

Music reprinted with permission by OneLicense # A-704988

The Form of worship is from Enriching our Worship, the Eucharistic Prayer is Prayer 3.

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