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Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, November 28, 2021)


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Prelude: Organ Voluntary


Please join in the congregational responses printed in bold.


The Introit

Our King and Savior now draws near.

Come let us adore him.


Hymnal 56: O come, o come, Emmanuel, verse 1


Lord, grant us your light, that being rid of the darkness of our hearts, we may come to the true light which is in Christ.

Amen


The Lighting of the Advent Candles

The first Advent candle will be lit by the Anosike family.


Today is the First Sunday of Advent, in which we recall the hope we have in Christ. We light the first candle as a symbol of that hope.


Light the 1st candle


All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

The Solemn Procession

Let us go forth in peace. Amen.


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, vainglory 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.


The Collect of the Day

There is one Body and one Spirit;

There is one hope in God’s call to us;

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;

One God and Father of all.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.


Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word


Please be seated for the lessons.


The First Lesson: Jeremiah 33: 14-17

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: "The Lord is our righteousness."


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Psalm: Ad te, Domine, levavi, Psalm 25: 1-9

1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my /trust in /you; *

let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies /triumph /over /me.


2 Let none who look to you be /put to /shame; *

let the treacherous be disap-/pointed /in their /schemes.


3 Show me your /ways, O /Lord, * and /teach /me your /paths.


4 Lead me in your /truth and /teach me, *

for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I /trusted /all the day /long.


5 Remember, O Lord, your com-/passion and /love, *

for /they are from /ever-/lasting.


6 Remember not the sins of my youth and /my trans-/gressions; *

remember me according to your love and for the /sake of your /goodness, O /Lord.


7 Gracious and /upright is the /Lord; * therefore he teaches /sinners /in his /way.


8 He guides the humble in /doing /right * and /teaches his /way to the /lowly.


Part B

9 All the paths of the Lord are /love and /faithfulness *

to those who keep his covenant /and his /testimonies.


The Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.


Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Sequence Hymn: 508, Breathe on me, breath of God, Bulletin, Page 21

Please stand as you are able.


The Gospel: Luke 21: 25-36

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

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Jesus said, "There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in a cloud' with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."


Then he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.


"Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


Please be seated.


The Sermon: The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche


The Presentation and Examination of the Candidates

Bishop: The Candidates will now be presented.


Presenter: I present this(these) person(s) for Confirmation.


Bishop: Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil?


Candidate: I do.


Bishop: Do you renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?


Candidate: I do and with God’s grace I will follow him as my Savior and Lord.


The Bishop then addresses the congregation, saying


Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?

We will.


Let us join with those who are committing themselves to Christ and renew our own baptismal covenant.


The Baptismal Covenant

Do you believe in God the Father?

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.


Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

I will, with God’s help.


Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

I will, with God’s help.


Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

I will, with God’s help.


Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbour as yourself?

I will, with God’s help.


Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

I will, with God’s help.


The Prayers for the Candidates

Let us now pray for these persons who have renewed their commitment to Christ.


Deliver them, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.

Lord, hear our prayer.


Open their heart to your grace and truth.

Lord, hear our prayer.


Fill them with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

Lord, hear our prayer.


Keep them in the faith and communion of your holy Church.

Lord, hear our prayer.


Teach them to love others in the power of the Spirit.

Lord, hear our prayer.


Send Them into the world in witness to your love.

Lord, hear our prayer.


Bring them to the fullness of your peace and glory.

Lord, hear our prayer.


The Concluding Collect

Almighty God, we thank you that by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ you have overcome sin and brought us to yourself, and that by the sealing of your Holy Spirit you have bound us to your service. Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at their Baptism. Send them forth in the power of that Spirit to perform the service you set before them; 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 Bishop lays hands upon the candidates and says:


For Confirmation

Defend, O Lord, your servants, N., with your heavenly grace; that they may continue yours for ever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more, until they come to your everlasting kingdom.

Amen.


For Reception

N., we recognize you as a member of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church, and we receive you into the fellowship of this Communion. God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless, preserve, and keep you.

Amen.


The Bishop concludes with this prayer:

Almighty and everlasting God, let your fatherly hand ever be over these your servants; let your Holy Spirit ever be with them; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of your Word, that they may serve you in this life, and dwell with you in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


All stand for


The Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


Please be seated for the announcements.


The Announcements


Please stand, as you are able.


Offertory Anthem: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether, Friedell


Offertory Hymn: 513, Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song, Bulletin, Page 22


The Great Thanksgiving - 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 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-130, Schubert


Please kneel, as you are able.


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 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 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, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Breaking of the Bread


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


The Fraction Anthem: S-130, Schubert


The Invitation

The gifts of God for the people of God.


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 Hymn: There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit in This Place, Bulletin, Page 23


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.


The Blessing


The Presider gives a blessing. At the conclusion, the people respond Amen.


Recessional: 432, O Praise Ye the Lord, Bulletin, Page 24


The Dismissal

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

Thanks be to God.


The Postlude: Organ Voluntary

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