Sunday Service Jan. 15, 2017 – 10a

Holy Eucharist 10a

The Second Sunday after The Epiphany, Sunday, January 15, 2017

Liturgy of the Word

It is the tradition of the Episcopal Church to maintain silence in worship areas so that people may pray. Please help us preserve an atmosphere of quiet reverence before worship. Remember to turn off all mobile phones and pagers. Thank you.

“BCP” refers to the Book of Common Prayer (the black book in the pew rack).

Prelude

Hymn standing

Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult Hymnal 550 (View online)

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

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

The Presider says the Collect for Purity

Gloria (copyright Richard Proulx- no link available)

Collect of the Day

Presider: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Presider: Let us pray.

The Presider continues with the Collect of the Day

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. .Amen.

First Reading Seated

Isaiah 47:1-9

Listen to me, O coastlands pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.” And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength–he says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, “Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”.

Lector: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Remain Seated

Psalm 40:1-12

1 I waited patiently for you, O God; *
you stooped to me and heard my cry.

2 Your lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; *
you set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure.

3 You put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; *
many shall see and stand in awe, and put their trust in you.

4 Happy are they who trust in you; *
they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.

5 Great things are they that you have done O God; how great your wonders and your plans for us,! *
there is none who can be compared with you.

6 Oh that I could make them known and tell them, *
but they are more than I can count.

7 In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure *
(you have given me ears to hear you);

8 Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, *
and so I said, “Behold, I come.

9 In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: *
‘I love to do your will O my God; your law is deep in my heart.’ ”

10 I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; *
behold I did not restrain my lips, and that O God, you know.

11 Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance;*
I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.

12 You are the Holy One; do not withhold your compassion from me;*
let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever.

Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind– just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you– so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lector: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Standing

Holy Gospel Remain standing

John 1:29-42

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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

The day after John had baptized Jesus, John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.” The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

Priest: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sermon Seated

The Rev. Kelly Kirby

Prayers of the People Remain standing

After each petition, the People respond: Hear our prayer.

The Presider adds a concluding Collect.

Confession of Sin Stand or kneel

BCP p. 360

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 neighbors 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 Presider continues with an absolution

Peace All stand

Presider: The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People: And also with you.

Then the Ministers and the People may greet one another in the name of the Lord. The children will return from Walking in the Word.

Announcements and Celebrations Seated

Birthday Collect

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Presider says an Offertory Sentence

Holy Communion

Offertory Anthem

Saints Bound For Heaven Traditional, by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw.

Doxology Hymnal 60, v. 5

Representatives of the congregation bring the People’s offerings of bread and wine, and money or other gifts, to the Presider. The people stand and sing the Doxology while the offerings are presented.

To God the Father, heavenly Light, to Christ, revealed in earthly night, to God the Holy Ghost we raise our equal and unceasing praise..

Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer B BCP p. 367

Presider: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Presider: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Presider: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

The Presider continues the Eucharistic prayer.

…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     Hymnal S-125

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 the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.

The people stand or kneel as the prayer continues

We give thanks to you, O God…

…Therefore according to his command, O Father:

Presider and People:
We remember his death,
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory.

The Presider continues the prayer …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 for ever. Amen.

The Presider then continues: As our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

People and Presider: 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.

Breaking of the Bread

A period of silence is kept

Fraction Anthem

Choir: Alleluia!

All: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

therefore let us keep the feast.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

All: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

All who seek God and are drawn to God through Christ are welcome at God’s table. Please remain seated until guided by the ushers to communion. Return to your seat by the side aisles. If for any reason you do not desire to receive communion, you may come to the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing. If you need gluten-free bread, please ask the priest giving out bread.

Communion Hymn

By all your saints still striving   Hymnal 232 (not available online)

Eucharistic Visitors may be commissioned

Postcommunion Prayer

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.

Blessing

The Priest blesses the people

Postcommunion Hymn

Lift ev’ry voice and sing (View online)

Dismissal

People

Thanks be to God.

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