Worship Anywhere

Praising God Together
*Wherever We Are*

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
June 20, 2021

11 AM Worship
Zoom Link for Sunday 10 AM Bible Study & 11 AM Worship

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Call to Worship

Welcome

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.

Opening Hymn – God will take care of you LEVAS #183 4vv
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!

2. Through days of toil when heart doth fail – God will take care of you
When dangers fierce your path assail – 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

Presider         Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:2)

Reader           Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

A Reading from 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
As we work together with Christ, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see– we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return– I speak as to children– open wide your hearts also.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel Hymn  – His eye is on the sparrow LEVAS #191 3vv
1. Why should I be discouraged, why should the shadows come,
why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home;
when Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is he:

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, AND I KNOW HE WATCHES ME (2x)

I SING BECAUSE I’M HAPPY, I SING BECAUSE I’M FREE;
FOR HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, AND I KNOW HE WATCHES ME.

2. “Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
and resting on his goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
though by the path he leadeth, but one step I see;

3. When ever I am tempted, when ever clouds arise,
when songs give way to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;

The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Mark 4:35-41
When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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

Message – The Rev. Audra Abt

The Apostles’ Creed                                                                                         
I believe in God, the Father almighty, 
    creator of heaven and earth; 
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit 
        and born of the Virgin Mary. 
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
        was crucified, died, and was buried. 
    He descended to the dead. 
    On the third day he rose again. 
    He ascended into heaven, 
        and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
    the holy catholic Church, 
    the communion of saints, 
    the forgiveness of sins
    the resurrection of the body, 
    and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of God’s People

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Psalm 9:9-20

9 The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, *
a refuge in time of trouble.

10 Those who know your Name will put their trust in you, *
for you never forsake those who seek you, O Lord.

11 Sing praise to the Lord who dwells in Zion; *
proclaim to the peoples the things he has done.

12 The Avenger of blood will remember them; *
he will not forget the cry of the afflicted.

13 Have pity on me, O Lord; *
see the misery I suffer from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gate of death;

14 So that I may tell of all your praises
and rejoice in your salvation *
in the gates of the city of Zion.

15 The ungodly have fallen into the pit they dug, *
and in the snare they set is their own foot caught.

16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice; *
the wicked are trapped in the works of their own hands.

17 The wicked shall be given over to the grave, *
and also all the peoples that forget God.

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, *
and the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19 Rise up, O Lord, let not the ungodly have the upper hand; *
let them be judged before you.

20 Put fear upon them, O Lord; *
let the ungodly know they are but mortal.

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.

Collect (Prayer) for Today
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us, but if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8-9)

Confession of Sin
Leader     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.

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

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 HYMN – Leaning on the everlasting arms LEVAS #196
1. What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the everlasting arms.

LEANING, LEANING, SAFE AND SECURE FROM ALL ALARM
LEANING, LEANING, LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS

2. O, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way, Leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day, Leaning on the everlasting arms…

3. What have I to dread, what have I to fear, Leaning on the everlasting arms;
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, Leaning on the everlasting arms…

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