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St. Chris Weekly 

The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

July 18, 2021 

Holy Eucharist, Rite II 

Opening Hymn   

The Hymnal 1982 # 383         “Fairest Lord Jesus” 

1 Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
   O thou of God and man the Son;
   thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
   thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown. 

2 Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
   robed in the blooming garb of spring;
   Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
   who makes the woeful heart to sing. 

3 Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
   and all the twinkling. starry host:
   Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
   than all the angels heaven can boast.  

 

THE WORD OF GOD

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

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

Collect for the Nation:  
              Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before  we ask and our                    ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things                  which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the                  worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy                        Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen 

First Reading:  Jeremiah 23:1-6
     
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.
     The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our 
righteousness.”

 

Lector            The Word of the Lord
All:                Thanks be to God 

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; *
   I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *
   and leads me beside still waters.
3 He revives my soul *
   and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
   I shall fear no evil; *
   for you are with me;
   your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
   you have anointed my head with oil,
   and my cup is running over.
6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
   and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.  

Second Reading:  Ephesians 2:11-22
     
Remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision” —a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands— remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.  

Lector             The Word of the Lord 

Response     Thanks be to God 

Praise Before the Gospel

The Hymnal 1982 #518     “Christ is Made the Sure Foundation”  

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
   Christ the head and cornerstone,
   chosen of the Lord, and precious,
   binding all the Church in one;
   holy Zion's help forever,
   and her confidence alone. 

2 All that dedicated city,
   dearly loved of God on high,
   in exultant jubilation
   pours perpetual melody;
   God the One in Three adoring
   in glad hymns eternally.  

 

3 To this temple, where we call thee,

   come, O Lord of Hosts, today;

   with thy wonted loving-kindness

   hear thy servants as they pray;

   and thy fullest benediction

   shed within its walls alway.

 

4 Here vouchsafe to all thy servants

   what they ask of thee to gain;

   what they gain from thee forever

   with the blessed to retain,

   and hereafter in thy glory

   evermore with thee to reign.  

The Holy Gospel:  Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Leader        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 
All              Glory to you, Lord Christ.  

     The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had 
compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
     When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed. 

Celebrant:      The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

All:                  Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Gospel Acclamation                                         

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

Sermon                                                              

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.
 

Admitting Our Wrongdoing: Confession  

Celebrant         Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

 

All                    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        May the God of love and power
                        forgive you and free you from your sins,
                        heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
                        and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen.
 

The Prayers of the People            

The person appointed leads the prayers. The People's responses are in bold type.  

 

In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.
Silence 

For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.  

For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace. 

For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression. 

For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy. 

For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth. 

For Michael our Presiding Bishop, Mariann and Chilton our own bishops and for all bishops and other ministers;
For all who serve God in the Church. 

For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.
Silence
The People may add their own petitions. 

Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great. 
We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life. 


Silence 


The People may add their own thanksgivings. 

We will exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your Name for ever and ever.  

We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.
The people may recite names. 

Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you. 

We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
in your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown,
things done and left undone;
and so uphold us by your Spirit
that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

 

Absolution/Forgiveness of Sin 
Celebrant    May the God of love and power
                    forgive you and free you from your sins,
                    heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
                    and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen.
 

The Peace 

Celebrant  May the Peace of Christ be with you always.
All              And also with you.

 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:  Church of the Province of the West Indies, Prayer B

 

Celebrant     The Lord be with you.

Response    And also with you.

Celebrant      Lift up your hearts.

Response    We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant      Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

Response    It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Celebrant      It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to                                        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.”

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.
    

 

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

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept.

Celebrant  We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ.

                   Though we are many, we are one Body,

                   because we all share in one Bread.

                   Some among us are not able to receive Holy Eucharist today,

                   but all of us have come to worship you.

                   Feed the hunger of their hearts, we pray, with a special blessing.

 

                  The gifts of God for the people of God.

                  Our souls will feast and be satisfied,                                                

                  and we will sing glad songs of praise to God.

                  Let us together receive heavenly food.

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

Communion Hymn

LEVAS # 155         “This is my Body Given up for You ” 

This is my body given up for you,
this is my blood poured out for you.
This is my body given up for you,
this is my blood poured out for you.
Body of Christ.  Amen.
Blood of Christ.  Amen.
Body of Christ.  Amen.
Blood of Christ.  Amen. 

 

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

 

Testimony/ Sharing Our Faith 

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

Celebrant   Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire;

                   strengthen your children with the gift of faith,

                   revive your Church with the breath of love,

                   and renew the face of the earth,

                   through Jesus Christ our Lord.

                   

                   The blessing of Almighty God, Creator,                                                                                                                 Redeemer and Sanctifier be with you and remain with you today and always.  

                   Amen.                             

                           

Deacon      Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All              Thanks be to God.

Closing Hymn

LEVAS # 109 What a Friend we Have in Jesus” 

1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
   All our sins and griefs to bear!
   What a privilege to carry
   Ev’rything to God in prayer!
   Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
   Oh, what needless pain we bear,
   All because we do not carry
   Ev’rything to God in prayer! 

2 Have we trials and temptations?
  Is there trouble anywhere?
  We should never be discouraged,
  Take it to the Lord in prayer.
  Can we find a friend so faithful
  who will all our sorrows share?
  Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness,
  Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3 Are we weak and heavy laden,
  Cumbered with a load of care?
  Precious Savior, still our refuge,
  Take it to the Lord in Prayer.
  Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
  Take it to the Lord in Prayer.
  In his arms He’ll take and shield thee,
  Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

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