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The Holy Eucharist, Rite II (May 30, 2021)


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Prelude: Organ Voluntary

Please stand as you are able.


The Processional, Hymn 362: Holy, holy, holy!


The Opening Acclamation

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

And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

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 Gloria in Excelsis: S-280, Powell

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 and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word


The First Lesson: Isaiah 6: 1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”


The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”


Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Psalm: Afferte Domino Psalm 29


1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, * ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.


2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; * worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.


3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; *

the Lord is upon the mighty waters.


4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; * the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.


5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; * the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;


6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, * and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.


7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; *

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.


8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe * and strips the forests bare.


9 And in the temple of the Lord * all are crying, "Glory!"


10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; * the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.


11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; *

the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.


The Second Lesson: Romans 8: 12-17

So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ-- if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Sequence Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus


The Gospel: John 3: 1-17

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

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?


“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.


“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


The Sermon: The Rev’d. Hank Tuell


The Commissioning

The Celebrant, Priest-in-Charge, Warden and Vestry gather at the front of the nave, in view of all.


Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, we are all baptized by the one Spirit into one Body, and given gifts for a variety of ministries for the common good. Our purpose now is to welcome and commission The Rev’d Hank Tuell, in the Name of God, as Priest-in-Charge of St. John’s Church, in Staten Island, New York.


You have called him to serve as a pastor, priest, and teacher in this congregation, and as a leader in this next season of your common life and mission. Do you believe that he is well qualified, and that he has been prayerfully and lawfully chosen?

The Warden and Vestry respond: We do.


Hank Tuell, do you, in the presence of God and this congregation, commit yourself to this new responsibility?

The Priest-in-Charge responds: I do.


The Celebrant addresses the Congregation:

Will you, the people of St. John’s Church, support this new pastoral relationship, uphold The Rev’d Hank Tuell in his ministry, and join him in faithful witness to Jesus Christ?


The People respond: We will.

Let us now join these commitments to the first promises we made as followers of Jesus Christ by renewing our 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.


Everliving God, strengthen and sustain Hank Tuell with patience and understanding, that he may love and care for your people; and grant that together they may follow Jesus Christ, offering to you their gifts and talents; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.