Twenty third Sunday after Pentecost
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We are very happy to welcome you to our first “drive in” service. Thanks as well to UCity Schools for the use of the parking lot!
A few “ground-rules” are important to help keep everyone safe.
- Distancing: Cars must be spaced a full parking spot away from other cars. If you do step out of your car, to sit on your tailgate on in lawn chairs, please do stay within your parking spot. As much as we wish we could greet one another, out of love for our neighbor we have to stay distanced. You are welcome to wave to one another!
- Masks: If you step out of your car, or roll down your windows, please ensure all members of your household over age 2 are wearing a mask. Ushers have some masks available, if you forgot yours.
- Eucharist: Everyone is 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.
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.
Precious Lord Take My Hand
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 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 is then exchanged. Please wave to folks, or honk your horns! We must ask you not to approach folks from outside your household.
The Peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.
Announcements are shared
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.
The presider offers our thanks to God for the grace and mercy made available to us in Christ.
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.
presider proclaims the final blessing.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Preacher: The Rev. Mike Angell
Officiant: The Rev. Marc Smith
Seminarian: Emilee Walker-Cornetta
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Musician: Juliet Jackson
Ushers: Rudy Nickens and Susan Norris