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St. Chris Weekly 

                The Last Sunday After Pentecost                 

       November 21, 2021           

        Christ the King --  Harvest Thanksgiving                                 Holy Eucharist, Rite II    

 10:00 AM In Person with Zoom

10:00 a.m.  Service Bulletin 

Gathering Songs  

Opening Hymn       

Hymnal 1982  #290              “Come, Ye Thankful People Come”

 

1. Come, ye thankful people, come,

    raise the song of harvest home:

    all is safely gathered in,

    ere the winter storms begin;

    God, our Maker, doth provide

    for our wants to be supplied;

    come to God's own temple, come,

    raise the song of harvest home.

 

2. All the world is God's own field,

    fruit unto his praise to yield;

    wheat and tares together sown,

    unto joy or sorrow grown;

    first the blade, and then the ear,

    then the full corn shall appear;

    grant, O harvest Lord, that we

    wholesome grain and pure may be.  

  3. For the Lord our God shall come,

    and shall take his harvest home;

    from his field shall in that day

    all offenses purge away;

    give his angels charge at last

    in the fire the tares to cast,

    but the fruitful ears to store

    in the garner evermore.

 

4. Even so, Lord, quickly come,

    to thy final harvest home;

    gather thou thy people in,

    free from sorrow, free from sin;

    there, forever purified,

    in thy presence to abide;

    come, with all thine angels come,

    raise the glorious harvest home.

Celebrant          Blessed be the one, holy, and living God.

People             Glory to God for ever and ever.

            

Together             Holy God, Creator of the universe                                                     

                              and our own Earth;                                                                                 

                              Creator of everything living:                                                                                

                              bless us with your presence in this place.                                                          

                              Savior, through whom all things were made,                                                      

                              who redeems us and makes all things new,                                      

                              speak your word to us and enter our hearts.                                                

                              Spirit of God, hovering over creation and sustaining it,                    

                              fill us with gratitude and worship.                                                           

                              Open our minds to the complexity and interdependence of your

                              creation and gather us together in your arms.  Amen. 

Glory to God                         “Mass of Joy and Peace”                         Tony Alonso                        

 

Refrain   Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest.

               And on earth peace, on earth peace to people of good will.

             

               We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, 

               we give you thanks for your great glory Lord God, heavenly king,

               O God almighty Father    Refrain

 

               Lord Jesus Christ, Only begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God,

               Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away

               the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father,

               have mercy on us.  Refrain

               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.  Refrain

 

               Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God in the highest.

               And on earth peace, on earth peace to people of good will.  Refrain

The Collect 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.

 

First Reading:  2 Samuel 23:1-7  
     
These are the last words of David:  The oracle of David, son of Jesse, the oracle of the man whom God exalted, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the favorite of the Strong One of Israel:  The spirit of the Lord speaks through me, his word is upon my tongue.  The God of Israel has spoken, the Rock of Israel has said to me:  One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land. Is not my house like this with God?  For he has made with me an everlasting 
covenant, ordered in all things and secure.  Will he not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?  But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away; for they cannot be picked up with the hand; to touch them one uses an iron bar or the shaft of a spear.  And they are entirely consumed in fire on the spot.  

Lector            The Word of the Lord
All                 Thanks be to God 

Psalm 132:1-19   Read responsively by half verse 

1 Lord, remember David, *
  and all the hardships he endured;

 

2 How he swore an oath to the Lord *
  and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

 

3 "I will not come under the roof of my house," *
  nor climb up into my bed; 

4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *
  nor let my eyelids slumber;

 

5 Until I find a place for the Lord, *
  a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

 

6 "The ark! We heard it was in Ephratah; *
  we found it in the fields of Jearim.

 

7 Let us go to God's dwelling place; *
  let us fall upon our knees before his footstool."

 

8 Arise, O Lord, into your resting-place, *
  you and the ark of your strength.

 

9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *
  let your faithful people sing with joy.

 

10 For your servant David's sake, *
  do not turn away the face of your Anointed.

 

11 The Lord has sworn an oath to David; *
    in truth, he will not break it:

 

12 "A son, the fruit of your body *
     will I set upon your throne.

 

13 If your children keep my covenant
  and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *
  their children will sit upon your throne for evermore."

 

14 For the Lord has chosen Zion; *
    he has desired her for his habitation:

 

15 "This shall be my resting-place for ever; *
      here will I dwell, for I delight in her.  

16 I will surely bless her provisions, *
    and satisfy her poor with bread.

 

17 I will clothe her priests with salvation, *
    and her faithful people will rejoice and sing.

 

18 There will I make the horn of David flourish; *
    I have prepared a lamp for my Anointed.

 

19 As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame; *
    but as for him, his crown will shine."

Second Reading:  Revelation 1:4b-8       
    
            Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.  To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.  Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.  So it is to be. Amen.  “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. 

Lector             The Word of the Lord 

Response     Thanks be to God 

Praise Before the Gospel

The Hymnal 1982 # 436         “Lift up Your Heads, ye Mighty Gates”  

1 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
   behold, the King of glory waits!
   The King of kings is drawing near;
   the Savior of the world is here.  


2 O blest the land, the city blest,
   where Christ the ruler is confessed!
   O happy hearts and happy homes
   to whom this King of triumph comes!   

3 Fling wide the portals of your heart;
   make it a temple, set apart
   from earthly use for heaven's employ,
   adorned with prayer and love and joy.  

5 So come, my Sovereign; enter in!
   Let new and nobler life begin;
   thy Holy Spirit guide us on,
   until the glorious crown be won.

 

 4 Redeemer, come! I open wide
   my heart to thee: here, Lord, abide!
   Let me thy inner presence feel:
   thy grace and love in me reveal.  

 

The Holy Gospel:  John 18:33-37
Deacon   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
People   Glory to you, Lord Christ.  

     Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” 

 

Deacon      The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

People      Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Gospel Acclamation:
    Halle, Halle, Hallelujah! Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!

    Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!  Halleluiah, Halleluiah!
 

Testimonies of Thanksgiving                                                       Clergy and People                                                       

What We Believe: 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.  

Admitting Our Wrongdoing                  Anglican Church of Southern Africa, altered
 
God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will.  Amen.
 
Receiving Forgiveness
May God who loved the world so much that he sent his Son to be our Savior forgive us our sins and make us holy to serve him in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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

Almighty God, bless, guide and strengthen our bishops, priests, deacons and other ministers and all your faithful people. Grant wisdom, grace and strength to Presiding Bishop Michael, to our Bishop, Mariann; to the leaders of the  Diocese, to the Diocesan staff; to Pastor Melana and Father Elliott and Deacon Ebele our clergy, to James; to our Vestry, to Pauline, Robert, Emilia, Howard; to Rachelle and Carmen; to Pastor Rudy and the people of Cristo Viene Ya.

 

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 men and women and children,

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 him be praise and glory, with you, O Father, and the
Holy Spirit, now and for ever.  Amen. 

Individuals may name those for whom they are praying ending with “Lord in your mercy
To which the people respond “
Hear our prayer.
Thanksgiving may be offered ending with “
Most Gracious God
To which the people respond “
We give you thanks.
 


Concluding Collect                            Anglican Church of Southern Africa, altered
 

Creator God, out of the overflowing of your love you created all things with rich variety and great beauty, and entrusted us with responsibility for them. Grant that we may so value all that you have provided, that we strive to sustain its blessings for all people for all time; through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and for ever.  Amen. 
 

Extending God’s Peace
 
Celebrant    May the peace of Christ be always with you.                                             
People        And also with you.
We greet one another.
 
Welcome and Blessing of Visitors 

Offertory Anthem                                                                     The Jubilate Choir    
 

 

THE HOLY COMMUNION 

Thanking God with and for Our Gifts
Celebrant     God of life, Savior of the poor, receive with this money                                

                     gratitude for your goodness, penitence for our pride, and              

                     dedication to your service, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.
                                             
                     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. 

 

Eucharistic Prayer C, Book of Common Prayer 1979                                                         p 369

Celebrant         The Lord be with you. 
Response       And also with you.     
Celebrant         Lift up your hearts.
Response       We lift them up to the Lord.
Celebrant          Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
Response        It is right to give God thanks and praise. 


Celebrant          God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of
                          glory and praise.
                          Glory to you for ever and ever.

 

                          At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of
                          interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
                          and this fragile earth, our island home.  
                          By your will they were created and have their being.
 

                         From the primal elements you brought forth the human race,
                         and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us
                         the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed
                         your trust; and we turned against one another.
                         Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.
 

                         Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous                                   Law.  And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open                             for us the way of freedom and peace.  


                        By his blood, he reconciled us.
                        By his wounds, we are healed.

 
                       And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, 
                       with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those 

                       in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to
                       proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:

 

Celebrant and People                              Mass of Joy and Peace, Tony Alonso      © 2010 GIA Publications

                       Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts,                                                                                                                     
                       heaven and earth are full of your glory.
                       Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.
                       Blessed is he, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  

Celebrant       And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit,                           now bring before you these gifts.  Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus                             Christ our Lord. 


                       At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to lay a hand upon it, and at the words                                         concerning the cup, to place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.     

                       On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his                                   friends, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of                               me."  After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, 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."

                       Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this
                       sacrifice of thanksgiving, 


                      We celebrate his death and resurrection,
                      as we await the day of his coming.

 

                      Lord God of our Fathers: God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God of Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel,                              God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us.                        Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon                        only, and not for renewal.  Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ,                        that we may worthily serve the world in his name.
                      Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.
 

                      Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you                          and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to

                      generation.  AMEN.  

The Lord’s Prayer  10 AM   sung                       LEVAS #264

Our Father, which 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….
                     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 Hymns      
LEVAS #189              “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

 

 1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,

    There is no shadow of turning with thee;

    Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not,

    As thou hast been thou forever wilt be. 

 

Refrain   Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

               Morning by morning new mercies I see;

               All I have needed thy hand hath provided,

               Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me! 

 

2 Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

   Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

   Join with all nature in manifold witness,

   To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Refrain

 

 3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

   Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

   Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

   Blessings all mind, with ten thousand beside!  Refrain

 

LEVAS # 232 “Thank You Lord”

 

     1.  Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord.

          I just want to thank you, Lord.

 

    2.   Been so good. Been so good. Been so good,

          I just want to thank you, Lord.

 

    3.   Love you, Lord. Love you, Lord. Love you, Lord.

          I just want to thank you, Lord.

Postcommunion Prayer                                   Anglican Church of Southern Africa

 

             Creator God, you set the tree of life at the heart of the earthly paradise,

             and the Bread of Life at the heart of your Church; grant that we

             who have been nourished at this table may ever strive to work

            for the good of all creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

COMMUNITY NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Blessing and Dismissal                                          Anglican Church of Southern Africa, altered

                         

             May God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

             who is the source of all goodness and growth,

             pour blessing upon all things created,

             and upon you, God’s children,

             that you may use his gifts to God’s glory and the welfare of all peoples.

             The blessing of Almighty God be with you all.  Amen.

Special Thanksgiving Offering and Praise Choruses 

Closing Hymn     

Hymnal 1982 #291            “We Plow the Fields and Scatter”

 

1. We plow the fields, and scatter
    the good seed on the land,
    but it is fed and watered
    by God's almighty hand;
    he sends the snow in winter,
    the warmth to swell the grain,
    the breezes and the sunshine,
    and soft refreshing rain.
   
Refrain     All good gifts around us
                 are sent from heaven above;
                 then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
                 for all his love.  

2. He only is the Maker
    of all things near and far;
    he paints the wayside flower,
    he lights the evening star;
    the winds and waves obey him,
    by him the birds are fed;
    much more to us, his children,
    he gives our daily bread.  Refrain 

 

3. We thank thee, then, O Father,
    for all things bright and good,
    the seedtime and the harvest,
    our life, our health, our food:
    the gifts we have to offer
    are what thy love imparts,
    but chiefly thou desirest 
    our humble, thankful hearts.  Refrain

 


 

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