• St. John's

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, April 25, 2021)

Updated: Apr 25


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Prelude: Adoration, Florence Price

Please stand as you are able


Organ Processional: Westminster Abbey, Henry Purcell


The Opening Acclamation

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!


The Gloria in Excelsis, William Matthias


The Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.


O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word


The First Lesson: Acts 4: 5-12

The rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?" Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is


`the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.'


There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved."


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Psalm: 23 chant by S. S. Wesley, Dominus regit me

1 The Lord is my shepherd; * I shall not be in want.


2 He makes me lie down in green pastures * and leads me beside still waters.


3 He revives my soul * and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.


4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; *

for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.


5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *

you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.


6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


The Second Lesson: 1 John 3: 16-24

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us-- and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?


Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.


And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Sequence Hymn: St. Albinus, Henry John Gauntlett


The Gospel: John 10: 11-18

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason, the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


The Sermon: The Rev’d. Hank Tuell


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 – Form I

With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, saying "Lord, have mercy."


For the peace from above, for the loving-kindness of God, and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For the peace of the world, for the welfare of the Holy Church of God, and for the unity of all peoples, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


Andrew, Allen, and Mary, our Bishops, and for all the clergy and people, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For our President, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For this city of New York and this borough of Staten Island, for every city and community, and for those who live in them, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For seasonable weather, and for an abundance of the fruits of the earth, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For those who travel on land, on water, or in the air, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For those on our Parish Prayer List and those suffering from COVID-19, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For all who have died, especially Edwina McCrimmon and those that have died from Covid-19, in the hope of the resurrection, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For deliverance from all danger, violence, oppression, and degradation, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


For the absolution and remission of our sins and offences, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


That we may end our lives in faith and hope, without suffering and without reproach, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.


Defend us, deliver us, and in thy compassion protect us, O Lord, by thy grace. Lord, have mercy.


In the communion of St. John and of all the saints, let us commend ourselves, and one another, and all our life, to Christ our God. To thee, O Lord our God


Silence: the Celebrant adds a concluding Collect and the people respond.


Amen.


The Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


The Announcements


Offertory Hymn: Dominus regit me, John Bacchus Dykes


The Great Thanksgiving - D


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 our thanks and praise.


It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and for ever. Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendour of your radiance. Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day; and, beholding the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your Name, as we sing:


The Sanctus

Holy,