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Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, November 1, 2020)

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Prelude ‘Meditation’, Vierne

Organ Processional ‘For All the Saints’

(please stand as you are able)

The Opening Acclamation

Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

The 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.

Gloria

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, 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. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray. Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

The First Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17 (Edwina McCrimmon)

After this I, John, looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,

"Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."

Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

"For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The Psalm 34:1-10, 22 Benedicam Dominum (responsively)

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; * his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 I will glory in the Lord; * let the humble hear and rejoice.

3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; * let us exalt his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me * and delivered me out of all my terror.

5 Look upon him and be radiant, * and let not your faces be ashamed.

6 I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me * and saved me from all my troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, * and he will deliver them.

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; * happy are they who trust in him!

9 Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, * for those who fear him lack nothing.

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger, * but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, * and none will be punished who trust in him.

The Second Lesson 1 John 3:1-3 (Edwina McCrimmon)

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Organ Voluntary ‘I Sing a Song of the Saints of God’

The Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 (Deacon Geraldine Swanson)

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

Glory to you, Lord Christ

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

"Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.

The Sermon: Pastor Martin Malzahn Trinity Lutheran Church, Staten Island

The Nicene Creed (please stand as you are able)

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 Necrology of the Parish

The names of the Faithful Departed will be read in memoriam

Marion Bosak, Luis Connolly and Ed Teegarden

The Litany of the Saints O God, our mighty tower, and creator of Heaven and Earth, Have mercy upon us.

O God, our Redeemer, who died and rose again, Have mercy upon us.

O God, our comforter, who fell as a dove at the Baptism of Jesus, and strengthens all the faithful, Have mercy upon us.

Holy Trinity, undivided, One God, Have mercy upon us.

By the creation of Adam and Eve out of the dust of the ground, the forming of them in your holy image, and breathing into them your sacred breath, Have mercy upon us.

By the calling forth of Noah and his family, the gathering together of the creatures of the earth, and the gift of the covenant as a bow in the sky, Have mercy upon us.

By the blessing and sending of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel, and the matriarchs and patriarchs of the twelve tribes of Israel, Have mercy upon us.

By the call of Moses at the burning bush, the liberation of the children of Israel from Pharaoh’s hand, and the renting of the Sea, Have mercy upon us.

By the witness and courage of your holy prophets of old; Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Micah, Habakkuk; and all those who called your people to faithfulness of living and justice for the poor and vulnerable, Have mercy upon us.

By the coronation of David and Solomon, and for the establishment of the holy city of Jerusalem, and your great Temple, Have mercy upon us.


By the Annunciation to our sister Mary by the Angel Gabriel, the visitation to Elizabeth, and the Incarnation of the Word into the world, Have mercy upon us.


By the voice that rang out in the wilderness, John the Baptizer, Elizabeth’s son, who washed your people in Jordan’s waters and who baptized Our Lord, Have mercy upon us.


By the ministry of Peter, James, and John and all the twelve disciples, their journey from doubt to faith, and their ministry as apostles, Have mercy upon us.


By the first proclamation of the resurrection of Our Lord by Mary Magdalene, and the other women, to the disciples, Have mercy upon us.


By the sacred works of your evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the proclamation of the Good News, Have mercy upon us.


By the blinding light sent to Paul, his ministry to the Gentiles, and the bringing of the Gospel of Christ unto all nations, Have mercy upon us.


By the witness of Stephen, the first martyr, and by those who followed his example, by the profession of their faith with their lives and their deaths, Have mercy upon us.


By the defense of the orthodox faith by your servants Athanasius, Gregory the Great, Gregory of Nanzianus, Ambrose, Augustine, Monica, and Aquinas; that your faith and your church may be one, Have mercy upon us.


By the calling of your people to live lives of holiness and prayer by Anthony, Benedict, Francis, Clare, and Dominic, Have mercy upon us.


By the ministries of those who renewed and reformed your church, Luther, Calvin, Cramner, Elizabeth, Wesley, and Ignatius to be ever faithful to the Resurrection of our Lord and the teachings of Christ, Have mercy upon us.


By the translation of your Holy Scriptures, by Jerome, Tyndale, Wycliffe, that they may always be a light and guide to all your children, Have mercy upon us.


By the examples of living lives worthy of the Gospel by those saints alive in our world and in our own day, Have mercy upon us.


By the great victory of Michael, archangel, over the beast, the establishment of your abiding peace, the casting out of darkness by your light, and the final consummation of your Kingdom, Have mercy upon us.


By the death, resurrection, and ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the victory that he brings to all who abide in faith, we pray for those who we love but see no longer, especially Fr. Lewis Marshall and for the over 229,000 souls who have died to Covid-19, that they may dwell in your heavenly courts in peace and in your Presence forevermore, and until we are all reunited to each other and you, Have mercy upon us.


For all those in need of healing especially Mother Rhoda, Jennifer Sprosty, Trevor Chase, Fr. Free, Vicki McClintock, Rick Rowe, John Owens, Brunilda Iglesias and all those on our Parish Prayer list,

Lord, hear our prayer.


For those celebrating birthdays this week especially, Kerby Brown, C.J. Anosike and Mother Rhoda.

Lord, hear our prayer.


Son of God, we beseech you to hear us. Son of God, we beseech you to hear us.


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Grant us your peace.

We conclude the Prayers today with the Collect for the Feast of All the Faithful Departed, which we observe every year on November 2. It is commonly called “the Feast of All Souls.”

O God, the Maker and Redeemer of all believers: Grant to the faithful departed the unsearchable benefits of the passion of your Son; that on the day of his appearing they may be manifested as your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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.

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.

The Absolution

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.

All may exchange a “socially distanced” sign of peace from their places either

with a bow or a wave. As a reminder, please do not hug or shake hands.

The Announcements

Offertory Voluntary ‘In the Hour of Utmost Need’, J.S. Bach

The Holy Communion: The Great Thanksgiving, Eucharistic Prayer B

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 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.

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 your dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. In fulfilment of his true promise, the Holy Spirit came down from heaven, lighting upon the disciples, to teach them and to lead them into all truth; uniting peoples of many tongues in the confession of one faith, and giving to your Church the power to serve you as a royal priesthood and to preach the Gospel to all nations. 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 & Benedictus

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 Canon

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 Andrew 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.

The Lord’s Prayer

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, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

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

Agnus Dei

O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

O Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

The gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

The Communion

Note: As mandated by The Bishop, only the Celebrant will administer Communion (Bread Only). The Clergy’s hands have been properly washed and sanitized. Please wait to be directed.

Communion Meditation ‘Berceuse’, Vierne

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 honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The Blessing

May Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate this festival of all the saints, be now and evermore your guide and companion in the way.

Amen.

May God, who has bound us together in the company of the elect, in this age and the age to come, attend to the prayers of his faithful servants on your behalf, as he hears your prayers for them.

Amen

May God, who has given us, in the lives of his saints, patterns of holy living and victorious dying, strengthen your faith and devotion, and enable you to bear witness to the truth against all adversity.

Amen

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you, and remain with you for ever.

Amen.

Retiring Recessional

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Organ Postlude: ‘If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee, J.S. Bach

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