St. Chris Weekly 

 

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

August 21, 2022

Holy Eucharist, Rite II 

10:00 AM In Person with Zoom

 

THE WORD OF GOD

Opening Hymn

The Hymnal-1982 # 427                  “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

 

1 When morning gilds the skies,

   my heart, awaking, cries,

   may Jesus Christ be praised!

   When evening shadows fall,

   this rings my curfew call,

   may Jesus Christ be praised!

 

2 When mirth for music longs,

   this is my song of songs:

   may Jesus Christ be praised!

   God's holy house of prayer

   hath none that can compare with:

   Jesus Christ be praised!

 

3 No lovelier antiphon

   in all high heaven is known

   than, Jesus Christ be praised!

   There to the eternal Word

   the eternal psalm is heard:

   may Jesus Christ be praised! 

 

4 Ye nations of mankind,

   in this your concord find:

   may Jesus Christ be praised!

   Let all the earth around

   ring joyous with the sound:

   may Jesus Christ be praised!

5 Sing, suns and stars of space,

   sing, ye that see his face,

   sing, Jesus Christ be praised!

   God's whole creation o'er,

   both now and evermore

   shall Jesus Christ be praised! 

Officiant          Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.                                

All                    And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever, Amen. 

 

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                                                                                

Celebrant           The Lord be with you.

Response          And also with you. 

Celebrant           Let us pray.

                           Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may                                 show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord,                             who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.  

First Reading:  Isaiah 58:9b-14

     If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.  The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.  Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.  If you refrain from trampling the sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day; if you call the sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, serving your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs; then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.  

 

Reader  The Word of the Lord

All         Thanks be to God.

Psalm 103:1-8       Read responsively by half verse

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, *

   and all that is within me, bless his holy Name.

 

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, *

   and forget not all his benefits.

 

3 He forgives all your sins *

   and heals all your infirmities;

 

4 He redeems your life from the grave *

   and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness;  

5 He satisfies you with good things, *
   and your youth is renewed like an eagle's.  

6 The Lord executes righteousness *
   and judgment for all who are oppressed.

 

7 He made his ways known to Moses *
   and his works to the children of Israel.

 

8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
   slow to anger and of great kindness.

 

Second Reading:  Hebrews 12:18-29

     You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. (For they could not endure the order that was given, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death." Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear.") But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
   See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking; for if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject the one who warns from heaven! At that time his voice shook the earth; but now he has promised, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven." This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of what is shaken-- that is, created things-- so that what cannot be shaken may remain.  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming fire.

Reader          The Word of the Lord
All                 Thanks be to God 

Praise Before the Gospel    

The Hymnal 1982 #671         “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”
 
1 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
    that saved a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found,
    was blind, but now I see.  

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
   and grace my fears relieved;
   how precious did that grace appear
   the hour I first believed! 

3 The Lord has promised good to me,
   his word my hope secures;
   he will my shield and portion be
   as long as life endures. 

4 Through many dangers, toils and snares
   I have already come;
   'tis grace that brought me safe thus far,
   and grace will lead me home.   

5 When we've been there ten thousand years
   bright shining as the sun,
   we've no less days to sing God's praise
   than when we’d first begun.

 

The Gospel:   Luke 13:10-17

Celebrant          The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke

All                      Glory to you, Lord Christ.

               Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.  And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years.  She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, "Woman, you are set free from your ailment."  When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day."  But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water?  And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?"  When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.  

 

Leader  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. Rachelle D. Sam                                                                             

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, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God 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 person appointed leads the prayers. 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 withLord in your mercyto which the People respond  Hear our prayer”.  

and ending thanksgivings withMost gracious Godto which the People respondWe 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 and Mariann our own 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 the Diocesan Staff; for Melana and Elliott; for Pauline, Robert, and Emilia; for James and Howard; for Rachelle, and Carmen; for the Vestry. We pray for all members of our congregation and our diocese. We pray for Pastor Rudy and the members of 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.

Confession of Sin

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         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: May the peace of Christ be with us always. 

Welcome and and Blessing of Visitors 

 

 THE HOLY COMMUNION 

 

Offertory

 

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     Sung                            Caribbean 


       Our Father, who art in heaven,
      Hallowed be thy name.
      Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      On the earth as it is in heaven.
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      Give us this day our daily bread.
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      Forgive us all our trespasses
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      As we forgive those who trespass against us.
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      And lead us not into temptation,
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      But deliver us from all that is evil.
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      For ever and for ever and ever.

        (Hallowed be thy name)
      Amen, amen, amen, amen.
      (Hallowed be thy name)
      Amen, amen, amen, amen.
      Hallowed be thy name.     

 

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.

 

All                       Though we are many, we are one Body,

                            because we all share in one Bread.

 

Celebrant           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.

All                     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 # 74 “Jesu, Jesu” 

 

Refrain:  Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,

              show us how to serve the neighbors

              we have from you.

 

1 Kneels at the feet of his friends,

   silently washes their feet,

   Master who acts as a slave to them. Refrain

 

2 Neighbors are rich and poor,

   neighbors are black and white,

   neighbors are near and far away. Refrain

 

3 These are the ones we should serve,

   these are the ones we should love;

   all these are neighbors to us and you. Refrain

 

4 Loving puts us on our knees,

   serving as though we are slaves,

   this is the way we should live with you. Refrain

 

5 Kneel at the feet of our friends,

   silently washing their feet,

   this is the way we should live with you. Refrain

 

Post Communion Prayer     

Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ. May we who share his Body, live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we upon whom your Spirit shines give light to the world. Help us continue in faithful witness to your Word, so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your Name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Blessing and Dismissal

Celebrant   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 # 686             “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

1 Come, thou fount of every blessing,
   tune my heart to sing thy grace!
   Streams of mercy never ceasing,
   call for songs of loudest praise.
   Teach me some melodious sonnet,
   sung by flaming tongues above.
   Praise the mount! O fix me on it,
   mount of God's unchanging love.  

2 Here I find my greatest treasure;

   hither by thy help, I've come;

   and I hope, by thy good pleasure,

   safely to arrive at home.

   Jesus sought me when a stranger,

   wandering from the fold of God;

   he, to rescue me from danger,

   interposed his precious blood. 

 3 Oh, to grace how great a debtor
   daily I'm constrained to be!
   Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
   bind my wandering heart to thee:
   prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
   prone to leave the God I love;
   here's my heart, oh, take and seal it,
   seal it for thy courts above.  

 

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