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Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, February 19, 2022)


February 19 2023 Last Sunday after Epiphany
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The Holy Eucharist


PRELUDE

(Please stand as you are able)

ORGAN PROCESSIONAL WHEN MORNING GILDS THE SKY


THE OPENING ACCLAMATION

Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.


Collect for Purity

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 Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE GLORIA IN EXCELSIS (LEVAS S278)




THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.

O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

THE FIRST LESSON EXODUS 24:12-18

The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to them.”

Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.







PSALM

PSALM 2

Quare fremuerunt gentes?

1 Why are the nations in an uproar? *

Why do the peoples mutter empty threats?

2 Why do the kings of the earth rise up in revolt,

and the princes plot together, *

against the LORD and against his Anointed?

3 "Let us break their yoke," they say; *

"let us cast off their bonds from us."

4 He whose throne is in heaven is laughing; *

the Lord has them in derision.

5 Then he speaks to them in his wrath, *

and his rage fills them with terror.

6 "I myself have set my king *

upon my holy hill of Zion."

7 Let me announce the decree of the LORD: *

he said to me, "You are my Son;

this day have I begotten you.

8 Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance *

and the ends of the earth for your possession.

9 You shall crush them with an iron rod *

and shatter them like a piece of pottery."

10 And now, you kings, be wise; *

be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Submit to the LORD with fear, *

and with trembling bow before him;

12 Lest he be angry and you perish; *

for his wrath is quickly kindled.

13 Happy are they all *

who take refuge in him!


THE SECOND LESSON 2 PETER 1:16-21

We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.

So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


THE SEQUENCE HYMN CHRIST, WHOSE GLORY FILLS THE SKY


THE GOSPEL MATTHEW 17:1-9


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

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.



As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


THE SERMON The Rev’d. Hank Tuell


PLEASE STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE

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

God of heaven and earth, through Jesus Christ you promise to hear us when

we pray to you in faith with thanksgiving.


We pray for one another, for our families and friends, through whom we learn

to love and to be loved. Thank you for all who care for us. Give us grace to


serve Christ by serving our neighbors and our community, loving others as he

loves us.


Silence


We thank you for the unfailing love you hold out to everyone in Jesus Christ.

Comfort and heal those in sorrow, need, sickness or any other trouble,

especially those on our parish prayer list, including Dr. John Abraham, Lorraine Brusco, Harold Carrington, Gweneth Chase, Trevor Chase, Carole Cramer, George Cramer, Pat Deasey, Paul DeFelice, Michael DeLuca, Jr., Francine Densieski, Arthur Elwell, Anthony Esposito, Henrietta Gowac, Dillon Gonzalez, Dice Grigg, Dan Italiano, Pauline Johnson, Diane Khan, Chris Kilpert, Robert Lane

Give them courage and hope in their distress, and bless those who minister to them.

Silence

We remember with gratitude your many gifts to us in creation and the rich

heritage of this nation. Help us and people everywhere to share with justice

and peace the resources of the earth. Give wisdom to those in authority among us and to all leaders of the nations.


Silence


We pray for your Church throughout the world, thanking you for all who serve

Christ and his kingdom. Today we especially remember our hospitality ministry. By your Spirit strengthen your people for their work and witness in the world. Unite us in your truth and love, that we who confess your name may also reflect your glory.


Silence

We remember with thanksgiving all who have died in Christ and we rejoice at the faithful witness of your saints in every age, praying that we may enter with them into the unending joy of your heavenly kingdom.


Silence


CONCLUDING COLLECT

Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the Name of your Son: Accept and fulfill our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve in our sinfulness, but as you know and love us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


THE CONFESSION

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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.

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

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

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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING – B


The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give him 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.

Here a Proper Preface is sung or said on all Sundays, and on other occasions as appointed.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

THE SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS S-130

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

The Celebrant continues:

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have

delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

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

On the night before he died for us, 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.”

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.”

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

Celebrant and People

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;

The Celebrant continues

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with the Virgin Mary, Saint John and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.

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

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing,


Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.


THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

The Presider breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept.

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore, let us keep the feast.


THE COMMUNION

The gifts of God for the people of God.

(All are welcome to receive communion. If you would like the host intincted in the wine please leave it in your hand and the Eucharistic Minister will intinct the host in the wine.)


COMMUNION HYMN SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT

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THE POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Let us pray.

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

THE BLESSING


RECESSIONAL Praise My Soul,the King of Heaven

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THE DISMISSAL

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


THE POSTLUDE













































PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD PANTRY MINISTRY LAUNCHES MARCH 7TH – City Harvest has agreed to provide produce South Shore Food Pantry and St John’s for our Food Pantry. We are excited to begin this awesome ministry and help our neighbors in need. Now we need your help, we would like to supplement the produce with nonperishable food items. These include canned goods, pasta, rice, and all shelf-stable foods we can add to our food distribution. Please place them in the basket at the back of the church.

POT OF GOLD RAFFLE – We are bringing back the Pot-of-Gold raffle for the Irish Dinner Night! We need your help in selling tickets. They are $25 for the Tickets. 1st prize is $500, 2nd Prize is $150 and 3rd Prize is $50. Tickets are available from Vivian. This is a fun game of chance and also a possible large fundraiser for St. John’s. Please help us sell these tickets to raise money for our ministry here at St. John’s!



CHILDREN'S CHAPEL - Early Christian education is important to building a good foundation for our youngest members of the St. John's family. We have two youths who are very excited to help with Children's Chapel / Sunday School. For those of who reached out, we will be scheduling a meeting soon. We are in the process of organizing this ministry.

WELCOME/CONTACT CARDS – There are contact cards in the back of the church. Please either fill one out today or take it with you and drop it off next time you are in church. We are trying to prepare for a church directory and updating all of our contact information.

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – We need teams of volunteers to host each Sunday’s Coffee Hour. If you are able to help in this ministry, please contact Vivian at 917-647-8281.

BINGO AT CANTERBURY HOUSE – Our next Bingo will be held on February 28th at 1:00 PM.

PARISH HALL RENTALS. Please submit parish hall rental requests to Denise Ciluffo by calling the office at 718-448-1605 on Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You may also submit a request through email at denise@stjohnssi.org

WEEKLY EVENING PRAYER–please join us Thursday nights from 7pm-7:30pm for Evening Prayer via Conference Call. To access the call, please dial (978) 990-5000; Access Code: 893082. The service bulletin is sent via email and posted on the St. John’s website at www.stjohnssi.org under Service Schedule. Important note: We need volunteers to lead Evening Prayer, please prayerfully consider it and contact Fr. Hank at 718-447-1605.

PRAYER LIST. If you wish to add someone to our prayer list, please email Denise Ciluffo at denise@stjohnssi.org or call the office at 718-447-1605.

If you have or a family member has an immediate prayer or pastoral request, please email Fr. Hank at frhank@stjohnssi.org or call or text Fr. Hank at 917-957-4552.

OFFERINGS & PLEDGES – We thank you for your continued pledge/offering/contributions to St. John’s Church. Please continue to mail in your pledge and offering as you are able. Your faithfulness and stewardship in the life and ministry of the church is greatly appreciated.

Mail-in: St. John’s Church, 1333 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10305 Attn: Mrs. Carol Thaten.






















Episcopalians believe you have not learned how to live until you learn how to give. The united effort of all eight Episcopal churches on Staten Island is to listen to our neighbors not only with our ears but also with our hearts as they arrived on our doorstep with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Under the umbrella of the Richmond Inter-Parish Council our churches have pledged $4,000 towards this humanitarian relief effort.

How can you help? The Staten Island Episcopal churches have created three ways to help. First, we have an Amazon Wish List that illuminates the most current pressing needs. Secondly, you can donate money online or mail a check that will be used by the Episcopal Churches to purchase needed items and you can also volunteer. There are links for these three options to offer your help at the bottom of this letter.


By donating you will help our asylum-seeking families to begin a new life in America.


God Bless You! Thank You from your Episcopalian Family on Staten Island.


Amazon Wishlist:


https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/KJ7O4R6V0EJC?ref_=wl_share


Online Donation (secure online processing):


https://onrealm.org/stjohnssi/give/IPC


Check and Donations:

Checks should be written to IPC (NOTE: Asylum Seekers)

Mail to:

Christ Church

76 Franklin Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301

Volunteer Signup: https://forms.gle/eXDTX9byvQTyfEZX8

ST. JOHN’S 2023 CALENDAR

FEBRUARY 21 – SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER 6:00 PM

FEBRUARY 22 – IMPOSITION OF ASHES AT CANTERBURY 1:00 PM

FEBRUARY 22 – ASH WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS IN LENT – NOONDAY SERVICE ON FACEBOOK

MARCH 4 – ORDINATION OF KIRSTIN SWANSON AS A

TRANSITIONAL DEACON 10:30 AM -12:00 PM AT ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

MARCH 12 – IRISH NIGHT 4:00 PM

MARCH 18 – SI MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE FOR JR. HIGH/HS

MARCH 19 – IPC LENTEN PROGRAM AT ST. JOHN’S 4:00 PM

MARCH 26 – IPC YOUTH EVENT, STATIONS OF THE CROSS @ ST. PAUL’S

APRIL 8 – EASTER VIGIL AT ST. PAUL’S 7:00 PM

APRIL 15 – LUCKY DRAW AUCTION 4:00 PM

MAY 5 – CINCO DE MAYO DINNER 6:30 PM

MAY 20 – CONSECRATION OF MATTHEW HEYD AS BISHOP CO-ADJUTOR

JUNE 4 – IPC PICNIC 1: 00 PM

JUNE 24 – YARD SALE

SEPTEMBER 17 – 180TH CELEBRATION AND BISHOP VISITATION

SEPTEMBER 23 – YARD SALE

OCTOBER 15 – ITALIAN NIGHT 4:00 PM

NOVEMBER 11 – DIOCESAN CONVENTION

NOVEMBER 18 – LUCKY DRAW AUCTION 4:00 PM

DECEMBER 2 – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 9:30 AM

DECEMBER 10 – RECTORY OPEN HOUSE 4:30 PM















Priest-In-Charge


The Rev’d. Hank Tuell


Kirstin Swanson

Seminarian


Cindy McCloskey

Deacon Postulant


The Vestry

Vivian Murray, Senior Warden

Steven McCrimmon, Junior Warden


Ray Gant, Susan Abraham-Jacob, Erin Genovese, Anthony Gonzalez, Esabel Mariso, Edwina Martin, Rick Rowe,

Carol Thaten, Agnes Trinity


Treasurer, Carol Thaten


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