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St. Chris Weekly

            The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost            Celebrating St. Christopher’s Day

Holy Eucharist, Rite II 

8:00 AM Zoom,

10:00 AM In Person with Zoom

Entrance Hymn

Hymnal 1982 #450     “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”  
                
    1. All hail the power of Jesus' name!
      Let angels prostrate fall.
      Bring forth the royal diadem,
      and crown him Lord of all.
      Bring forth the royal diadem,
      and crown him Lord of all! 
 
   2. Crown him ye martyrs  of our God
      Who from his altar call;
      Praise him whose way of pain ye trod
      And crown him Lord of all.
      Praise him whose way of pain ye trod
      and crown him Lord of all! 
 
   3. Hail him, the heir of David’s line,
      Whom David Lord did call
      The God incarnate, man divine
      and crown him Lord of all.
      The God incarnate, man divine 
      and crown him Lord of all! 

4. Ye heirs of Israel’s chosen race                                             
    Ye ransomed of the fall;                                                                 
    Hail him who saves you by his grace                                    
    and crown him Lord of all.                                
    Hail him who saves you by his grace                                    
    and crown him Lord of all! 
 
5. Sinners whose love can ne’er forget the  
   wormwood and the gall,                                       
   go spread your trophies at his feet                 
   and crown him Lord of all.                                 
   Go spread your trophies at his feet                 
   and crown him Lord of all! 
 
6. Let every kindred, every tribe,                                                                            
   on this terrestrial ball,
   to Him all majesty ascribe,
   and crown him Lord of all. 
   To Him all majesty ascribe,                             
   And crown him Lord of all!

  

Tributes to the Nations
 
A Collect for Mission
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh;  and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

 

                 THE WORD OF GOD

 

Celebrant     Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Alleluia! Alleluia!
All               And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever, Amen. Alleluia! Alleluia! 
 
                   Gracious God, we have assembled in your name and in fellowship with one 
                   another.  Enable us by your grace to offer the sacrifice of praise and 
                   thanks-giving; to proclaim and respond to your holy Word.  Teach us to pray                         for  your world and your Church.  Grant that we, confessing our sins, may                             worthily offer to you our souls and bodies as a living sacrifice and eat and                            drink of your spiritual food in this Holy Sacrament.  Amen.
 
 

Opening Hymn

 

Celebrant     Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.                                 
All               
 And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever, Amen.

 

8:00 a.m.  Gloria   

Glory to God in the highest,
    and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
    we worship you, we give you thanks,
    we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
    have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
    receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
    Jesus Christ,
    with the Holy Spirit,
    in the glory of God the Father.  Amen. 

 

10:00 a.m. Song of Praise                  
LEVAS #215                           “Great Are You, O Lord”          
                                                                            Gerald Henderson vs. 1, 2, 5  Nelson-Amaker vs 3,4
 
Vs.1        God our Father, we adore you, magnify you.
              God our Father, we adore you, magnify you. Great are you, O Lord.
 
Vs. 2      Heav’n and earth proclaim your power, show your glory.
              Heav’n and earth proclaim your power, show your glory.                           
              Great are you, O Lord.
 
Vs. 3      Jesus, Savior, we adore you, magnify you.
              You’ve redeemed the whole creation, how we love you.                                    
              Great are you, O Lord.
 
Vs. 4     Holy Spirit, we adore you, magnify you.
             Holy Spirit, rise within us, flow forth from us.                                               
             Great are you, O Lord.
 
Vs. 5     Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.                                          
             Great are you, O Lord.         

                                           

The Collect of the day

Leader          The Lord be with you.

Response       And also with you.

                      Let us pray.

Celebrant     O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong,                                 nothing is holy:  Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our 
                     ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the                             things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and                             the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 
 Amen. 

First Reading:  2 Kings 4:42-44
   
A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing food from the first fruits to the man of God: twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack.  Elisha said, “Give it to the people and let them eat.” But his servant said, “How can I set this before a hundred people?” So he repeated, “Give it to the people and let them eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left.’” He set it before them, they ate, and had some left, according to the word of the Lord. 

  

Lector            The Word of the Lord
Response     Thanks be to God 

 

Psalm 145:10-19
10 All your works praise you, O Lord, *
and your faithful servants bless you.
11 They make known the glory of your kingdom *
and speak of your power;
12 That the peoples may know of your power *
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; *
your dominion endures throughout all ages.
14 The Lord is faithful in all his words *
and merciful in all his deeds.
15 The Lord upholds all those who fall; *
he lifts up those who are bowed down.
16 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, *
and you give them their food in due season.
17 You open wide your hand *
and satisfy the needs of every living creature.
18 The Lord is righteous in all his ways *
and loving in all his works.
19 The Lord is near to those who call upon him, *
to all who call upon him faithfully.

 

Second Reading:  Ephesians 3:14-21
   
I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
   Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.  
 

Praise Before the Gospel:

LEVAS # 118         “Spirit Song” 
 
1.  Oh, let the Son of God enfold you, 
     with his Spirit and his love, 
     Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul.
     Oh, let him have the things that hold you,
     and His Spirit like a dove,
     Will descend upon your life and make you whole.  

Refrain:  Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
               Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.  

2.  Oh, come and sing this song with gladness, 
     as your hearts are filled with joy, 
     Lift your hands in sweet surrender to His name.
     Oh, give Him all your tears and sadness,
     give Him all your years of pain,
     And you'll enter into life in Jesus' name.  Refrain

 

The Holy Gospel:   John 6:1-21
Celebrant     The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to John                        
All                Glory to you, Lord Christ. 
   Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”
   When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
   When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.  

Celebrant    The Gospel of the Lord.

All                Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Gospel Acclamation                                           

Halle, Halle, Halle-lujah. Halle, Halle, Halle-lujah.

Halle, Halle, Halle-lujah. Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

 

Sermon                                                                                        The Rev. Melana Nelson-Amaker       

Declaring Our Faith: The Nicene Creed 

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.  We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, from God, Light from Light, true God from true God; begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.  Through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:  by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.  He has spoken through the Prophets.  We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look  for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.
 

The Prayers of the People            The People's responses are in bold type. 

Lord our God, we turn our eyes to your radiant throne.
We set our minds and hearts on things that are above, where you dwell. 
Please reveal and quicken our life that is hidden with Christ in you.

 
Here in the community of faith, by your grace, 
we put aside human distinctions of class, race, education, nationality, and material possessions. Because Christ is in all who belong to him, we strive to honor and bless him in each other. We honor and bless our Savior above all.  

As your people, O God, we are holy.
We are your temple, where your Spirit dwells.
You have shown us that we are dearly loved!
We want to do nothing that would offend or suppress your holy life within us.

 
Therefore,  with your merciful help, 
we reject immorality, impurity, lust, greed, and corrupt desires;
We choose to shed anger, malice, lying, slander, materialism, profanity and idolatry.        

We renounce them because such things displease you.
 
By your grace we have new selves.
Therefore, O God, we are determined to clothe ourselves                                                             with compassion, kindness and humility; 
to adorn ourselves with patience and gentleness.

 
We choose to accept each other.
Since the Lord Jesus has forgiven us,                                                                                            

we choose to forgive whatever grievances we may have against each other. 
 
Because you graciously bear our burdens, and call us to bear one another’s burdens,                   we bring to you our own needs and those of others. Individuals may add their own petitions  
                                                                                                  
ending requests with “Lord in your mercy” to which the People respond  “Hear our prayer”. 
                                                                                                               
and ending thanksgivings with “Most gracious God” to which the People respond We give you thanks”.
 
Over everything else, Lord our God,
we wrap ourselves in love: love for you, love for ourselves, love for others.
Such loving marks us as your own, and binds us together.

 
We give thanks and pray for the Church of God: for Michael our Presiding Bishop; for all bishops, priests and deacons in the Anglican Communion. We pray for the people of God in every place, especially those who are persecuted. We pray for Mariann and Chilton, our bishops; and the Diocesan Staff; for Melana, Elliott and Ebele ; for Pauline, Mike, Robert, and Emilia; for James; Howard, Rachelle; and Carmen; for the Vestry;. We pray for all members of our congregation and our diocese; we pray for Pastor Rudy and Cristo Viene Ya. 
That you will bless, protect, and strengthen them, and equip them for their work.
 
O God, you call us to peace.
May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts!
May the Word of Christ live in us strongly and productively.
As we reflect with gratitude on all that you have done,
may we love you, praise and serve you, endlessly. 

 

Concluding Collect 
O God, draw us ever closer to yourself and transform us.  May the beautiful meaning of the name Christopher, Christ-bearer, inspire us to give ourselves completely to Jesus and carry his healing love to the world.  Amen.
 

Admitting Our Wrongdoing: Confession 

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

 

                     Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have                         sinned in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with our whole                             heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive                           what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall                       be; that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God.                           Amen.

 

Absolution/Forgiveness of Sin 

Celebrant    Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy upon you,                                            pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all                                 goodness, and keep you in everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Peace

Celebrant      The peace of Christ be always with you.        

All                 And also with you.​  

               

Visitor’s Welcome and Blessing    

THE HOLY COMMUNION

The Doxology                   
                      Praise God from whom all blessings flow. 
                      Praise him all creatures here below. 
                      Praise him above ye heavenly host: 
                      Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.  
 

Celebrant     God of all life, Savior of the poor, receive with our offering gratitude for your                       & goodness, penitence for our pride, and dedication to your service, through                       Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer  D                                                              

Church of the Province of the West Indies, Prayer B 

Celebrant      The Lord be with you.
All                 And also with you.

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

Celebrant      Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All                 It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds

Celebrant    It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks o you,                      Father Almighty, everlasting God. For by water and the Holy Spirit, you have made                        us a new people in Jesus Christ our Lord, to show forth your glory in all the world.                        Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with angels and archangels and with all                      the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn, to proclaim the glory of your                        Name:  

Celebrant and People

                   Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,                                                                                                             

                   God of power and might,
                   heaven and earth are full of your glory.
                   Hosanna in the highest.
                   Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
                   Hosanna in the highest. 

Celebrant   Holy and gracious Father, all creation rightly gives you praise. All life, all holiness,                         comes from you through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,  whom you sent to share                       our human nature,  to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God                             and Father of all. We therefore bring you these gifts, and we ask you to make them                       holy by the power of your Spirit, that they may become the Body and Blood of your                     Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, who offered Himself in obedience to your will, the                             Perfect Sacrifice for all humankind. 
 
                   On the night He was betrayed, He took bread, and when He had given thanks to                           you, He broke it and gave it to his disciples and  said: "Take this and eat it: This is my                     Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper He                       took the cup of wine: and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them and said:                         “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you                       and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the                             remembrance of me.”  

 
Celebrant        
Holy and gracious Father, all creation rightly gives you praise. All life, all holiness,                          comes from you through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,  whom you sent to                                  share our human nature,  to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the                            God and Father of all. We therefore bring you these gifts, and we ask you to                                  make them holy by the power of your Spirit, that they may become the Body and                          Blood of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, who offered Himself in obedience to                            your will, the Perfect Sacrifice for all humankind. 
 
                        On the night He was betrayed, He took bread, and when He had given thanks to                            you, He broke it and gave it to his disciples and  said: "Take this and eat it: This is                          my Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After                                    supper He took the cup of wine: and when He had given thanks, He gave it to                                them and said: “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the New Covenant,                                  which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you                                drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Response        Christ Jesus is Lord.  He has set us free from the law of sin  and death:  In his                                  name alone is our salvation.
 
Celebrant         Father, calling to mind the death your Son endured for our salvation; his                                         glorious resurrection and ascension; his continual intercession for us in heaven;                           and looking for his coming again in glory, we offer you, in thanksgiving, this holy                           and life-giving sacrifice.  Look with favor on your Church’s offering, and grant                                 that we who eat these holy gifts may be filled with your Holy Spirit, become one                           body in Christ, and serve you in unity, constancy and peace. 

                         May Christ make us a perpetual offering to you and enable us, in communion                               with  the whole company of heaven, to share in the inheritance of your saints.                               With Him, and in Him, and through Him, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we                                   worship you, Father Almighty, with all who stand before you in earth and                                       heaven in songs of everlasting praise:
 
Response all    Blessing and honor and glory and power be yours for ever and ever.  Amen.     

Celebrant         And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

The Lord’s Prayer           spoken in the language of your heart or sung                      LEVAS #264

                                                                    

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 debts,
    as we forgive our debtors.  
And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
    and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread 

Celebrant   We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ. 
All              Though we are many, we are one Body, because we all share                                   

                    in one Bread.
Celebrant    The gifts of God for the people of God.
All               Our souls will feast and be satisfied,                                                 
                    and we will sing glad songs of praise to God

   

This is the time to consume Holy Communion from your reserves at home.
 

Communion Hymn 

LEVAS #151            “One Bread, One Body”              
 
Refrain:  One bread, one body, one Lord of all,
               one cup of blessing which we bless.
               And we, though many,
               throughout the earth,
               we are one body in this one Lord.

 

1. Gentile or Jew, servant or free,
    woman or man, no more.  Refrain 

 

2. Many the gifts, many the works,
   one in the Lord of all.  Refrain 

3. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown,
    gathered to one, for all.  Refrain 

 

Post Communion Prayer                  altered from Common Worship © 2000 Church of England)
          Gracious God, lover of all,
          in the Eucharist we are one family in Christ your Son,
          one in the sharing of his Body and Blood
          and one in the communion of his Spirit:
          help us to grow in love for one another
          and come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ.
          We make our prayer through your Son our Savior. Amen.

COMMUNITY NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Blessing and Dismissal      from Common Worship © 2000 Church of England)          

 The Clergy May the love of the Lord Jesus draw you to himself,
                   the power of the Lord Jesus strengthen you in his service,
                   the joy of the Lord Jesus fill your hearts;
                   and the blessing of God Almighty,
                   the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
                   be among you and remain with you always.  
Amen.

                                               

Celebrant  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All             Thanks be to God.

Closing Hymn

The Hymnal 1982 # 432 “O Praise ye the Lord”

 

1 O praise ye the Lord!
  Praise him in the height;
  rejoice in his word,
  ye angels of light;
  ye heavens, adore him
  by whom ye were made,
  and worship before him,
  in brightness arrayed. 

 2 O praise ye the Lord!
  Praise him upon earth,
  in tuneful accord,
  all ye of new birth;
  praise him who hath brought you
  his grace from above,
  praise him who hath taught you
  to sing of his love.

 

3 O praise ye the Lord!
  All things that give sound;
  each jubilant chord
  re-echo around;
  loud organs, his glory
  forth tell in deep tone,
   and sweet harp, the story
  of what he hath done.

 

4 O praise ye the Lod!

     Thanksgiving and song

     to him be outpoured

     all ages along!

     For love in creation,

     for heaven restored,

     for grace of salvation,

     O praise ye the Lord! 

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