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Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, February 26, 2022)

First Sunday of Lent February 26 2023
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The Holy Eucharist



The Great Litany

O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth,

Have mercy upon us.

O God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

Have mercy upon us.

O God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful,

Have mercy upon us.

Remember not, Lord Christ, our offenses, nor the offenses of our forefathers; neither reward us according to our sins.

Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and by thy mercy preserve us for ever.

Spare us, good Lord.

From all evil and wickedness; from sin; from the crafts and assaults of the devil; and from everlasting damnation

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain glory and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred and malice; and from all want of charity,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and commandment,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle, and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared,

Good Lord, deliver us.

By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,

Good Lord, deliver us.

By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost,

Good Lord, deliver us.

In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment,

Good Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church Universal in the right way,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to illumine all bishops, priests, and deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to send forth laborers into thy harvest, and to draw all mankind into thy kingdom,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give to all people increase of grace to hear and receive thy Word, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee so to rule the hearts of thy servants, the President of the United States, and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and love mercy, and walk in the ways of truth,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to make wars to cease in all the world; to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord; and to bestow freedom upon all peoples,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives, the homeless and the hungry, and all who are desolate and oppressed,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the bountiful fruits of the earth, so that in due time all may enjoy them,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to inspire us, in our several callings, to do the work which thou givest us to do with singleness of heart as thy servants, and for the common good,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to preserve all who are in danger by reason of their labor or their travel,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to preserve, and provide for, all women in childbirth, young children and orphans, the widowed, and all whose homes are broken or torn by strife,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to visit the lonely; to strengthen all who suffer in mind, body, and spirit. And, to comfort with thy presence those who are failing and infirm,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to have mercy upon all mankind,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weak-hearted; to raise up those who fall; finally to beat down Satan under our feet,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to grant to all the faithful departed eternal life and peace,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to grant that, in the fellowship of the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary, St. John the Evangelist our Patron, and all the saints, we may attain to thy heavenly kingdom,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.

Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,

Grant us thy peace.

The Salutation

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

His mercy endures forever.

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 Kyrie

Lord, have mercy.Kyrie eleison. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

The Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

The First Lesson Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.’“ But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 32 Beati quorum In convertendo

1 Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, * and whose sin is put away!

2 Happy are they to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, * and in whose spirit there is no guile!

3 While I held my tongue, my bones withered away, * because of my groaning all day long.

4 For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; * my moisture was dried up as in the heat of summer.

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you, * and did not conceal my guilt.

6 I said," I will confess my transgressions to the Lord." * Then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.

7 Therefore all the faithful will make their prayers to you in time of trouble; * when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach them.

8 You are my hiding-place; you preserve me from trouble; * you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

9 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; * I will guide you with my eye.

10 Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding; * who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you."

11 Great are the tribulations of the wicked; * but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.

12 Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; * shout for joy, all who are true of heart.

The Second Lesson Romans 5:12-19

As sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned-- sin was indeed in the world before the law, but sin is not reckoned when there is no law. Yet death exercised dominion from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who is a type of the one who was to come.

But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died through the one man's trespass, much more surely have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded for the many. And the free gift is not like the effect of the one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brings justification. If, because of the one man's trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

Therefore just as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man's act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all. For just as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn Yield Not to Temptation Page 23

Please stand as you are able

The Gospel Matthew 4:1-11

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Christ

Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,

‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,

‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up,

so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written,

‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’”

Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.

The Sermon Cindy McCloskey

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

In this holy season of Lent, we are called to a journey of self-examination, repentance, and prayer following the example of Jesus our Savior. Let us in our prayers offer to God the yearnings of our hearts.

We pray for the whole church, all leaders and ministers, and all the holy people of God; especially Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew, Allen and Mary our Bishops, Hank and all members of the Clergy.

We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and strength.

We pray for our nation, for all the nations of the earth, and for all who govern and judge; especially Joseph our President, Kathy our Governor, Eric our Mayor, and all Leaders in the nations of the world.

We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and strength.

We pray for those who put themselves in harm's way and places of danger; those who willingly risk their lives; particularly for those serving in the armed services.

We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and strength.

We pray for those who hunger, those who thirst, those who cry out for justice, those who live under the threat of terror, and those without a place to lay their head; especially those in Ukraine.

We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and strength.

We pray for those who are ill, those in pain, those under stress, and those

who are lonely; especially those on our parish prayer list, including Nancy

Larsen, Jonathan Larsen, Madeleine Marchetti, Brian Orlick, Joan Paravati,

Pamela Phillips, Lynn Phimister, Joseph Pignatelli, Diane Ritching, Robert

Ross, Marilyn Shields, Walter Robert Shields, Diane Sprosty, Jennifer Sprosty,

Christopher Still, James Sutler, and Darleene Vesci.

We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and our strength.

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

Serve Christ and his kingdom. Today we especially remember the members

of our Vestry, our Seminarian, and our Deacon Postulant. 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


We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and strength.

We pray in this season of Lent for those who prepare for baptism, confirmation and renewal, and we pray that we all might be given the grace and strength to repent and grow closer to you, O God.

We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and strength.

We pray for those who have died and all who have entered into the land of eternal Light and your abiding peace.

We lift our eyes to the hills, O God.

In you is our help and strength.

Concluding Collect

Hear these and all the longings of our hearts O God, whose reign is not distant but breaking in among us: give us time and space to find a new identity, to let go of control and walk the pilgrim way; through Jesus Christ, the good news of salvation. 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.

All may exchange a sign of peace.

Please be seated.

The Welcome and the Announcements

Offertory Voluntary

The Offertory Hymn Praise to the Holiest

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The Great Thanksgiving

Celebrant: 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 every where 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 for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

The Sanctus & Benedictus S-114

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:

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 the whole 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.”

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, 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 forever.


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

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. 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

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast.

The Fraction Anthem S-165

The Invitation

The gifts of God for the people of God.

The Communion

Communion Hymn Come, Ye Disconsolate Page 25

The Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray.

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.

Solemn Prayer

Bow down before the Lord.

Grant, Almighty God, that your people may recognize their weakness and put their whole trust in your strength, so that they may rejoice forever in the protection of your loving providence; through Christ our Lord. Amen

The Recessional Hymn Forty Days and Forty Nights

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The Dismissal

The Mass is ended. Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

The Postlude

Participants In Today’s Service 8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Minister Keith Phillips Celebrant The Rev’d Hank Tuell Preacher Cindy McCloskey Organist Malik Jardine Eucharistic Minister Kirstin Swanson Lectors Jeryn Jacob, Keith Phillips Crucifer Allan Anderson Thurifer Erin Genovese Boater David Genovese Altar Guild Carol Thaten, Lynda Laurent, Arlene Rykowski Ushers Trevor Chase, Steven McCrimmon, Sr., Franklin Trinity, Michael Gonzalez Coffee Hour Agnes Trinity, Diane Sprosty, Sylvia Reyes

Parish Prayer List Dr. John Abraham Lorraine Brusco Harold Carrington Gweneth Chase Trevor Chase Carole Cramer George Cramer Pat Deasey Paul Defelice Francine Densieski Lisa Donovan Arthur Elwell Anthony Esposito Michael Gonzalez Dillon Gonzalez Henrietta Gowac Dice Grigg Pauline Johnson Diane Khan Robert Lane Nancy Larsen Jonathan Larsen Steven Lemmel Madeleine Marchetti Brian Orlick Joan Paravati Joseph Pignatelli Pamela Phillips Lynn Phimister Diane Ritching Robert Ross Marilyn Shields Walter Robert Shields Diane Sprosty Jennifer Sprosty Christopher Still James Sutler Darleene Vesci Dr, John Abraham Houng (Gladys) Adams Trevor Chase Carole Cramer George Cramer Pat Deasey Arthur Elwell William Feeney Henrietta Gowac Dice Grigg Lillie Johnson Pauline Johnson Diane Khan Robert Lane Giving to St. Johns We have a new online giving platform. You can give a one-time gift or you can setup your regular giving. To access the online giving go to: or use the QR Code bellow.

Parish Announcements

Food Pantry Ministry Launched on 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 /Church School and they are currently taking the required Safe Church course online before Church School can begin. 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 28 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

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 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 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 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.


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 – 180 th 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

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