Worship

Sundays: 10 AM Bible Study, 11 AM Worship

Our worship is Hybrid: join via Zoom or come to 3910 Yanceyville St.
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(Full service text found below downloadable bulletins)

Aug 14, 2022
11 AM Holy Eucharist

Entrance hymn – Great is thy LEVAS #189

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 will be.

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.

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 mine, with ten thousand beside!

Presider         Blessed be 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.

Hymn of Praise – LEVAS hymnal #243

GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUJA,
LORD WE PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME! (2 x)

1. 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.

GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUJA,
LORD WE PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME! (2 x)

2. 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

GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUJA,
LORD WE PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME! (2 x)

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 God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A reading from Isaiah 5:1-7

Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?

And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18

1 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; *
shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.

2 In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, *
stir up your strength and come to help us.

8 You have brought a vine out of Egypt; *
you cast out the nations and planted it.

9 You prepared the ground for it; *
it took root and filled the land.

10 The mountains were covered by its shadow *
and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.

11 You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea *
and its branches to the River.

12 Why have you broken down its wall, *
so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?

13 The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it, *
and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.

14 Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven;behold and tend this vine; *
preserve what your right hand has planted.

15 They burn it with fire like rubbish; *
at the rebuke of your countenance let them perish.

16 Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, *
the son of man you have made so strong for yourself.

17 And so will we never turn away from you; *
give us life, that we may call upon your Name.

18 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; *
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

A Reading from Hebrews 11:29-12:2

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets– who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented– of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Gospel hymn – We’ve come this far LEVAS #208 v1

WE’VE COME THIS FAR BY FAITH,
LEANING ON THE LORD;
TRUSTING IN HIS HOLY WORD,
HE’S NEVER FAILED ME YET.
O——– CAN’T TURN AROUND.
WE’VE COME THIS FAR BY FAITH.

Don’t be discouraged when trouble’s in your life.
He’ll bear your burdens
and move all misery and strife.
That’s why … WE’VE COME THIS FAR…

The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Luke 12:49-56

Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, `It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

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

Message – The Rev. Audra Abt

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.

I ask your prayers 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.

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.

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.

The Peace
Presider         The Peace and Love of Jesus Christ by always with you.
People               And also with you.

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OFFERTORY

Offertory hymn – Yo Tengo Fe

1. Yo tengo fe que todo cambiará;
Que triunfará por siempre el amor.
Yo tengo fe que siempre brillará
La Luz de la esperanza no se apagará jamás.

2. Yo tengo fe. Yo creo en el amor.
Yo tengo fe, también mucha ilusión,
Porque yo sé será una realidad
El mundo de justicia que ya empieza a despertar.

3. Yo tengo fe, porque creo en Dios.
Yo tengo fe, será todo mejor.
Se callarán el odio y el dolor,
La gente nuevamente hablará de su ilusión.

4. Yo tengo fe, los hombres cantarán
Una canción de amor universal.
Yo tengo fe, será una realidad
El mundo de justicia que ya empieza a despertar.

5. La ra la la…

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, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 – The right hand of God LEVAS #61

1. The right hand of God is writing in our land,
Writing with power and with love,
Our conflicts and our fears, our triumphs and our tears
Are recorded by the right hand of God.

2. the right hand of God is pointing in our land,
Pointing the way we must go.
So clouded is the way, so easily we stray,
But we’re guided by the right hand of God.

3. the right hand of God is striking in our land,
Striking out at envy, hate, and greed.
Our selfishness and lust, our pride and deeds unjust
Are destroyed by the right hand of God.

4. the right hand of God is healing in our land,
Healing broken bodies, minds, and souls.
So wondrous is its touch with love that means so much,
When we’re healed by the right hand of God.

5. the right hand of God is planting in our land,
Planting seeds of freedom, hope, and love.
In these Caribbean lands, let God’s people all join hands,
And be one by the right hand of God.

DISMISSAL

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

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


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