Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Wednesday, November 24, 2021)
Prelude: Organ Voluntary
Please stand as you are able.
The Processional Hymn: 433, We gather together, Bulletin, Page 13
The Opening Acclamation
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be God’s 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.
The Gloria in Excelsis: S-280
The Collect of the Day
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labours of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
The Liturgy of the Word
The First Lesson: Joel 2: 21-27
Do not fear, O soil; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things! Do not fear, you animals of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and vine give their full yield. O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before. The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent against you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the Lord, am your God and there is no other. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Psalm: Psalm 26
1 When the Lord restored the /fortunes of /Zion, * then were /we like /those who /dream.
2 Then was our mouth /filled with /laughter, * and our /tongue with /shouts of /joy.
3 Then they said a-/mong the /nations, * "The Lord has /done great /things for /them."