10a Service 11-06-16

Holy Eucharist       10a

All Saints’ Sunday, November 6, 2016

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

Who are these like stars appearing Hymnal 286

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: Hymnal S-280

Children in kindergarten through the third grade can choose to follow the cross to Walking in the Word during the Gloria.

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, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

First Reading  Seated

Ecclesiasticus 2:7-11

You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; do not stray, or else you may fall. You who fear the Lord, trust in him, and your reward will not be lost. You who fear the Lord, hope for good things, for lasting joy and mercy. Consider the generations of old and see: has anyone trusted in the Lord and been disappointed? Or has anyone persevered in the fear of the Lord and been forsaken? Or has anyone called upon him and been neglected? For the Lord is compassionate and merciful; he forgives sins and saves in time of distress.

Lector: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Remain Seated

Psalm 149

1   ​Alleluia!  Sing to God a / new song; *

sing praise in the congregation of the / faithful.

2 ​  Let the people of Israel rejoice in their / Maker; *

let the children of Zion be joyful in their / Monarch.

3 ​   Let them praise God’s Name in the / dance; *

let them sing praise with timbrel and / harp.

4 ​   God takes pleasure in the / people *

and adorns the poor with / victory.

5 ​   Let the faithful rejoice in / triumph; *

let them be joyful on their / beds.

6   ​Let the praises of God be in their / throat *

and a two-edged sword in their / hand;

7 ​  To wreak vengeance on the / nations *

and punishment on the / peoples;

8 ​  To bind their rulers in / chains *

and their nobles with links of / iron;

9   To inflict on them the judgment de/creed; *

this is glory for all God’s faithful people.  Alle / luia!

Second Reading

Ephesians 1:15-23

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Lector: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Hymn Standing

I sing a song of the saints of God   Hymnal 293

Holy Gospel  Remain standing

Luke 6:20-36

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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

The he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

Priest: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sermon  Seated

The Rev. Kelly Kirby

Renewal of Baptismal Vows Standing

BCP p. 292

Presider: Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil and renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?

People:I do.

Presider: Do you believe in God the Father?

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

Presider: 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.

Presider: 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.

Presider: 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.

Presider: 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.

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

People: I will, with God’s help.

Presider: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Presider: 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 of the People  Remain standing

Adapted from the Litany for Sound Government

BCP p. 821

After each petition, the People respond:Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

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

The road home: Stephen Paulus

Doxology

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.

The whole triumphant host give thanks to God on high; “Hail, Father, Son and Holy Ghost” they ever cry; hail, Abraham’s Lord divine! With heaven our songs we raise; all might and majesty are thine, and endless praise.

The Parish Necrology

Anne Stuyvesant Tweedy Ardery

Cornelia J. “Connie” Bell

The Rev. Dr. George Venable Beury

Rose Lee Crutcher

Joseph C. Davis

Harper Pruitt Fowley

Ellyn Lithgow Hamilton

Mary Lee Hamrick

Judith Ann “Winston” Heuglin

Charles Patrick Hood

The Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr.

The Rev. Wilfred B. Myll

Martha Dugan Tabb Ormsby

Jon Rick Pauline

Judy Snider

Scott Nelson Stone

O’Bryan Broecker Worley

Sarah Fleming “Sally” Yann

Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer A BCP p. 361

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

Holy and gracious Father:…

…Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Presider and People: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

The Presider continues the prayer …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 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                                   Hymnal S-154

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

therefore let us keep the feast.  Alleluia, alleluia, 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

You have built your house of living stones: Rory Cooney

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

For all the saints:  Hymnal 287

Dismissal

People

Thanks be to God.

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