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Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Sunday, September 17 2023)

Our 180th Anniversary Celebration

180th Mass Sept 17 2023
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The Holy Eucharist

PRELUDE


PROCESSIONAL The Church's One Foundation


THE OPENING ACCLAMATION

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

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


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

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.


Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the

proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their

boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ 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 Exodus 14:19-31


The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went

behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took

its place behind them. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of

Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night;

one did not come near the other all night.


Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The LORD drove the sea back

by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the

waters were divided. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the

waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. The Egyptians

pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots,

and chariot drivers. At the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and

cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army

into panic. He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty.

The Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the Israelites, for the LORD is fighting for

them against Egypt.”


Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the

water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot

drivers.” So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea

returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the LORD tossed

the Egyptians into the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and

the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into

the sea; not one of them remained. But the Israelites walked on dry ground

through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their

left.


Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the

Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great work that the LORD did

against the Egyptians. So the people feared the LORD and believed in

the LORD and in his servant Moses.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


PSALM 114


1 Hallelujah!

When Israel came | out of | Egypt,*

The House of Jacob from a | People of | Stränge | speech,

2 Judah be | came God’s | sanctuary *

and | Isr-ael | his do | minion.

3 The sea be | Held it and | fled; *

Jordan | turned and | wënt | back.

4 The mountains | Skipped like | rams, *

And the little | hills like | yoüng | sheep.

5 What ailed you, O | Sea,-that you | fled? *

o | Jordan, that | you turned | back?

6 You mountains, that you | Skipped like | rams? *

You little | hills like | yoüng | sheep?

7 Tremble, O earth, at the | Presence of the | Lord, *

At the | Presence of the | God of | Jacob

8 Who turned the hard rock into a | pool of | water *

And flint-stone | into a | flowing | Spring


THE SECOND LESSON: Romans 14:1-12


Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling

over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only

vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those

who abstain must not pass judgment on those who eat; for God has

welcomed them. Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is

before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the

Lord is able to make them stand.


Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all days

to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds. Those who observe

the day, observe it in honor of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honor of

the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in

honor of the Lord and give thanks to God.


We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live

to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or

whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again,

so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Why do you pass judgment on your brother or sister? Or you, why do you

despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat

of God. For it is written,


"As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,

and every tongue shall give praise to God."

So then, each of us will be accountable to God.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


SEQUENCE HYMN: Come Down, O Love Divine


THE GOSPEL: MATTHEW 18:21-35

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

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins

against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said

to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.


“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who

wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one

who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could

not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children

and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his

knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you

everything.’ And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and

forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one

of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the

throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ Then his fellow slave fell down and

pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ But he

refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt.

When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed,

and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his

lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that

debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on

your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord handed him

over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father

will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from

your heart.”


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


THE SERMON: The Rt. Rev’d. Matt Heyd


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 PRESENTATION AND EXAMINATION OF THE CANDIDATES

The Bishop says

The Candidate(s) will now be presented.

Presenters: I present George Edward Mahon for Confirmation.

I present Erin Genovese and Joanne Schulter to be received

into this Communion.


The Bishop asks the candidates

Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil?

Candidates: I do.

Bishop Do you renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?

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


After all have been presented, the Bishop addresses the congregation, saying

Bishop: Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to

support these persons in their life in Christ?

People: We will.


The Bishop then says these or similar words

Let us join with those who are committing themselves

to Christ and renew our own baptismal covenant.


THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT

Bishop: Do you believe in God the Father?

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

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

People: 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.

Bishop Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People 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.


Bishop: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the

breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People: I will, with God’s help.


Bishop Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin,

repent and return to the Lord?

People: I will, with God’s help.


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

Christ?

People: I will, with God’s help.


Bishop Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as

yourself?

People: I will, with God’s help.


Bishop Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect

the dignity of every human being?

People: I will, with God’s help.


PRAYERS FOR THE CANDIDATES

The Bishop then says to the congregation

Let us now pray for these persons who have renewed their

commitment to Christ.

A Person appointed leads the following petitions


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

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader Open their hearts to your grace and truth.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader Fill them with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Keep them in the faith and communion of your holy

Church.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

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

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Send them into the world in witness to your love.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Bring them to the fullness of your peace and glory.

People: Lord, hear our prayer.


The Celebrant says

Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death

of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his

resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who

lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.

A period of silence follows.


Then the Bishop says

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.


FOR CONFIRMATION

The Bishop lays hands upon him and says

Strengthen, O Lord, your servant George Edward Mahon with your Holy Spirit;

empower him for your service; and sustain him all the days

of his life. Amen.


FOR RECEPTION

Erin Genovese and Joanne Schulter, we recognize you as members 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.


Then the Bishop says

Almighty and everliving 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.


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


THE OFFERTORY ANTHEM: I Love The Lord


THE OFFERTORY HYMN: Praise My Soul The King of Heaven


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.


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:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord

God of power and might

Heaven and Earth are full of your glory

Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna in the highest

Blessed is he who come in the name of the Lord

Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna in the highest.


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.


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 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:

Celebrant and People

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. Amen.


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


THE LORD'S PRAYER


THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore, let us keep the feast. Alleluia.


O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


THE COMMUNION


COMMUNION HYMNS: I am Praying for You and I am The Bread of Life


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 RECESSIONAL: Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation


THE DISMISSAL

The Mass is ended. Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

Thanks be to God.



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