Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, May 29, 2022)
(Please stand as you are able)
Organ Processional: Jesus shall reign where’re the sun, Page 21
The Opening Acclamation
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
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
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 16:16-34
With Paul and Silas, we came to Philippi in Macedonia, a Roman colony, and, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation." She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out that very hour.
But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, "These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or observe." The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates had them stripped of their clothing and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to keep them securely. Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted in a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here." The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and his entire family were baptized without delay. He brought them up into the house and set food before them; and he and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Psalm 97: Dominus regnavit
1 The Lord is King; let the earth rejoice; * let the multitude of the isles be glad.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him, * righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.
3 A fire goes before him * and burns up his enemies on every side.
4 His lightnings light up the world; * the earth sees it and is afraid.
5 The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, * at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, * and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Confounded be all who worship carved images and delight in false gods! * Bow down before him, all you gods.
8 Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, * because of your judgments, O Lord.
9 For you are the Lord, most high over all the earth; * you are exalted far above all gods.
10 The Lord loves those who hate evil; * he preserves the lives of his saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light has sprung up for the righteous, * and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, * and give thanks to his holy Name.
The Second Lesson: Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21
At the end of the visions I, John, heard these words: "See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone's work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.
"It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star." The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let everyone who hears say, "Come." And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. The one who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Sequence Hymn: Hail Thou once despised Jesus, Page 22
The Gospel: John 17:20-26
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Jesus prayed for his disciples, and then he said. "I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
"Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."
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
Holy God, Giver of Life and Love, you created all people as one family and called us to live together in harmony and peace. Surround us with your love as we face the challenges and tragedies of gun violence.
For our dear ones, for our neighbours, for strangers and aliens, and those known to you alone, Loving God,
Make us instruments of your peace.
God of Righteousness, you have given our leaders, especially Joe, our President, the members of Congress, the judges of our courts and members of our legislatures, power and responsibility to protect us and to uphold our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
For all who bear such responsibility and especially for all who struggle to discern what is right in the face of powerful political forces, Loving God, Make us instruments of your peace.
God of Compassion, we give you thanks for first responders, for police officers, firefighters and EMTs, and all those whose duties bring them to the schools, the streets, the lobbies, the malls and the homes where the carnage of gun violence takes place day after day. Give them courage and sound judgment in the heat of the moment and grant them compassion for the victims.
For our brothers and sisters who risk their lives and their serenity as they rush to our aid, Loving God, Make us instruments of your peace.
Merciful God, bind up the wounds of all who suffer from gun violence, those maimed and disfigured, those left alone and grieving, and those who struggle to get through one more day. Bless them with your presence and help them find hope.
We especially remember those who have been injured or killed this month in mass shootings in the United States, The 4 people Injured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 25th, the 22 killed and the 17 injured in Uvalde, Texas on May 24th, the 5 injured in Cleveland, Ohio on May 23rd, the 5 injured in North Charleston, South Carolina on May 23rd, the two killed and 3 injured in Goshen, Indiana on May 21st, the 4 injured in Tacoma, Washington on May 21st, the 1 killed and 3 injured in Kissimmee, Florida on May 20th, the 1 killed and 8 injured in Highland, California on May 20th, the 1 killed and 3 injured in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 20th, the 2 killed and 7 injured in Chicago, Illinois on May 19th, the 5 injured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18th, the 1 killed and 3 injured in Palo Alto, California on May 17th, the 1 killed and 5 injured in Laguna Woods, California on May 15th, the 7 injured in Winston Salem, Northern Carolina on May 15th, the 4 injured in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on May 15th, the 2 killed and 3 injured in Houston, Texas on May 15th, the 1 killed and 4 injured in Amarillo, Texas on May 15th, the 10 killed and 3 injured in Buffalo, New York on May 14th, the 17 injured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 13th, the 1 killed and the 4 injured in Hot Springs Arkansas on May 12th, the 4 injured in Chicago, Illinois on May 11th, the 1 killed and 3 injured in St Louis, Missouri on May 11th, the 4 injured in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 11th, the 1 killed and 4 injured in Paterson, NY on May 11th, the 5 injured in Baltimore, Maryland on May 10th, the 1 killed and 10 injured in Chicago, Illinois on May 10th, the 4 injured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 10th, the 1 killed and 3 injured in Baltimore, Maryland on May 10th, the 1 killed and 3 injured in Brookshire, Texas on May 10th, the 4 injured in Detroit, Michigan on May 9th, the 5 injured in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on May 9th, the 3 killed and 3 injured in Clarkston, Georgia on May 8th, the 2 killed and 3 injured in Lexington, KY on May 7th, the 2 killed and 2 injured in Garland, Texas on May 7th, the 4 injured in Miami, Florida on May 7th, 2 killed and 4 injured in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 6th, the 5 injured in Sunnyside, Washington on May 5th, the 5 injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 3rd, the 4 injured in Cowley, Kansas on May 3rd, the 5 injured in Beaumont, Texas on May 3rd, the 12 injured in Lafayette, Louisiana on May 1st, the 1 killed and the 4 injured in Springfield, Ohio, the 6 injured in Tarpon Springs, Florida on May 1st, the 1 killed and 3 injured in North Charleston, South Carolina on May 1st and for
all whose lives are forever marked by the scourge of gun violence, Loving God, Make us instruments of your peace.
God Who Remembers, may we not forget those who have died in the gun violence that we have allowed to become routine. Receive them into your heart and comfort us with your promise of eternal love and care. For all who have died, those who die today, and those who will die tomorrow, Loving God, Make us instruments of your peace.
Healing God, help those who have been impacted by gun violence to strengthened by your love. May your healing spirit be with them and all those who are in need of our prayers, we especial remember the families struggling after the shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo and the needs of those on our prayer list: Houng (Gladys) Adams, Trevor Chase, Carole Cramer, George Cramer, Pat Deasey, Arthur Elwell, William Feeney, Henrietta Gowac, Dice Grigg, Lillie Johnson, Pauline Johnson, Robert Lane and for all those on our prayer list and for all who are suffering from Covid-19 that the Spirit will renew in them the gift of life. Loving God, Make us instruments of your peace.
God of Justice, help us, our political leaders, people in positions of power, and your church to follow the Holy Spirit and find our voice. Empower us to change this broken world and to protest the needless deaths caused by gun violence. Give us power to rise above our fear that nothing can be done and grant us the conviction to advocate and work for change.
For your dream of love and harmony, Loving God, Make us instruments of your peace.
All this we pray in the name of the One who offered his life so that we might live, Jesus the Christ. Amen.
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbour.
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 neighbours 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.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.
Offertory Hymn: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, Page 23-24
The Great Thanksgiving – B
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-128
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.
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,
We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory;
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 honour 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,
The Lord's Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Presider breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept.
Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Therefore, let us keep the feast. Alleluia.
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: Blessed Assurance, Page 25-26
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.
Recessional: Crown with many Crowns, Page 26
The Mass is ended. Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Alleluia! Alleluia! Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!