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Praising God Together
*Wherever We Are*

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
Oct 24, 2021

11 AM Morning Prayer
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CALL TO WORSHIP

Entrance hymn – Even Me LEVAS 167 vv 1-2,4

1. Lord I hear of show’rs of blessings,
thou art scatt’ring full and free;
Show’rs the thirsty souls refreshing,
let some drops now fall on me
EVEN ME, YES! EVEN ME!
EVEN ME, LORD! EVEN ME!
Let some drops now fall on me!

2. Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
sinful though my heart may be;
I am longing for thy favor,
whilst thou’rt blessing, oh bless me!
EVEN ME, YES! EVEN ME!
EVEN ME, LORD! EVEN ME!
Whilst thou’rt blessing, Lord, bless me!

4. Love of God, so pure and changeless,
Blood of Christ, so rich, so free;
Grace of God, so strong and boundless,
magnify them all in me!
EVEN ME, YES! EVEN ME!
EVEN ME, LORD! EVEN ME!
Magnify them all in me!

Presider         Blessed by God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People             And blessed be God’s Kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect (Prayer) of the Day
Presider         The Lord be with you. | El Señor sea con ustedes.
People             And also with you. | Y con tu espíritu.

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Reading from Jeremiah 31:7-9
Thus says the Lord: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, “Save, O Lord, your people, the remnant of Israel.”

See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Psalm 34:1-8

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; * 
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 I will glory in the Lord; * 
let the humble hear and rejoice.

3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; * 
let us exalt his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me * 
and delivered me out of all my terror.

5 Look upon him and be radiant, * 
and let not your faces be ashamed.

6 I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me * 
and saved me from all my troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, * 
and he will deliver them.

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; * 
happy are they who trust in him!

A Reading from Hebrews 7:23-28
The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but Jesus holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel hymn – Grant me a blessing LEVAS 166

Lord, my soul is thirsting for a blessing today,
Let thy presence come from above;
O that thou wouldst rend the heavens; and then come down;
Let thy spirit fall all around.
Lord, my soul is thirsting and I need a refreshing;
Lord, my soul is thirsting and I need a fresh touch,
Lord my soul is thirsting and I want a refreshing.
Grant me a blessing today. (sing twice)

(end) Grant me a blessing, Grant me a blessing,
Grant me a blessing, a blessing today, today.

The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Mark 10:46-52
Jesus and his disciples came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.”

And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ!

Message – The Rev. Audra Abt

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Holy Pause for Reflection – Spirituality of Giving

Test me, O Lord, and try me; examine my heart and my mind. (Psalm 26:2)

Giving is also about lifting people up through knowledge and connections. Who do you share your helpful life-hacks and special knowledge and social networks with?

These gifts you have: How do they help others save money or gain access to work or other financial opportunities?

Looking back over the past year and a half of the pandemic, do you notice a change in who you are sharing your knowledge or social connections or life-hacks with? What possibilities or opportunities have opened up because of this sharing of resources?

Test me, O Lord, and try me; examine my heart and my mind. (Psalm 26:2)

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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 (s)he is worshiped and glorified,
And 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 GOD’S PEOPLE

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, and Sam and Anne our Bishops; and for all bishops and other ministers;
For all who serve God in the Church.

A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the People of God
God of all power and love, we give thanks for your unfailing presence
and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss.
Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.
Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world:
a people who pray, worship, learn, break bread, share life, heal neighbors,
bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit.
Wherever and however we gather,
unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,
that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.      (Pause for prayers)

Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.    (Pause for prayers)

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.  (Pause for prayers)

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

THE CONFESSION OF SIN

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

(Silence)

All:     Most merciful God, 
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, 
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. 
We have not loved you with our whole heart; 
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. 
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. 
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; 
that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, 
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Presider  Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace
Presider         The Peace of our Risen Lord by always with you.
People            And also with you.

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Blessing our Lives

Birthday Prayer:  O God, our times are in your hands.  Look with favor, we pray, on your servant(s)________, as they begin another year.  Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

Closing – God will take care of you LEVAS 183 1,3,4

1. Be not dismayed whate’er betide – God will take care of you
Beneath His wings of love abide – God will take care of you

GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU- THROUGH EVERY DAY, ALL OF THE WAY
HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU – GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!

3. All you may need He will provide – God will take care of you
Nothing you ask will be denied – God will take care of you

4. No matter what may be the test – God will take care of you
Lean, weary one, upon His breast – God will take care of you

Deacon           Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth to the world
rejoicing in the power of the Spirit!

People            Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Our worship has ended, now our service begins.

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OFFERING & ANTHEM

HOLY COMMUNION

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

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

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth…

…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:

Sanctus  (Holy, Holy, Holy) LEVAS 255
HOLY HOLY, HOLY HOLY,
HOLY LORD GOD OF HOSTS
HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE
FILLED WITH YOUR GLORY.
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!

BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES
IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, OF THE LORD.
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for thewhole world.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” “Tomen y coman. Este es mi Cuerpo, entregado por ustedes. Hagan esto como memorial mío”.

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.” “Beban todos de él. Esta es mi Sangre del nuevo Pacto, sangre derramada por ustedes y por muchos para el perdón de los pecados. Siempre que lo beban, háganlo como memorial mío

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

As our Savior Christ has taught us, we boldly pray,

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, 
on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. 
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 

for ever and ever. Amen. 

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

The Fraction Anthem LEVAS 269
LAMB OF GOD,
YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD:
HAVE MERCY ON US. (repeat)

LAMB OF GOD,
YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD:
GRANT US PEACE.

The Gifts of God for the People of God. Los dones de Dios para el Pueblo de Dios. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

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Prayer After Communion
Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

BLESSING

Closing hymn – Lead me, guide me LEVAS 194 3vv

LEAD ME, GUIDE ME, ALONG THE WAY
FOR IF YOU LEAD ME I CANNOT STRAY
LORD, LET ME WALK EACH DAY WITH THEE
LEAD ME, O LORD, LEAD ME

1. I am weak and I need thy strength and power
to help me over my weakest hour;
Help me through the darkness thy face to see,
Lead me, O Lord, lead me.

2. Help me tread in the paths of righteousness,
be my aid when Satan and sin oppress;
I am putting all my trust in thee.
Lead me, O Lord, lead me.

3. I am lost if you take your hand from me,
I am blind without thy light to see;
Lord, just always let me thy servant be.
Lead me, O Lord, lead me.

DISMISSAL

Deacon     Go in peace, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. [Alleluia! Alleluia!]
People
     Thanks be to God. [Alleluia! Alleluia!]
Our worship has ended, now our service begins.

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