Christ the King Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II, November 21, 2021 10:30 am

A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Rite Two: 10:30 A.M.
Christ the King Sunday
November 21, 2021

Prelude

Processional

The Word of God
Opening Acclamation 
Prayer Book 355

The people standing, the Celebrant says
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
Celebrant: 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.

Hymn of Praise S280
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 Celebrant says to the people
The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Celebrant Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Lessons

The people sit. 

First Reading

2 Samuel 23:1-7

These are the last words of David:


The oracle of David, son of Jesse,
the oracle of the man whom God exalted,

the anointed of the God of Jacob,
the favorite of the Strong One of Israel:

The spirit of the Lord speaks through me,
his word is upon my tongue.

The God of Israel has spoken,
the Rock of Israel has said to me:

One who rules over people justly,
ruling in the fear of God,

is like the light of morning,
like the sun rising on a cloudless morning,
gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.

Is not my house like this with God?
For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things and secure.

Will he not cause to prosper
all my help and my desire?

But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away;
for they cannot be picked up with the hand;

to touch them one uses an iron bar
or the shaft of a spear.
And they are entirely consumed in fire on the spot.

After the Reading, the Reader may say

The Word of the Lord.

People Thanks be to God

Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19)

Memento, Domine

Lord, remember David, *
and all the hardships he endured;

2 How he swore an oath to the Lord *
and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 “I will not come under the roof of my house,” *
nor climb up into my bed;

4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *
nor let my eyelids slumber;

5 Until I find a place for the Lord, *
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

6 “The ark! We heard it was in Ephratah; *
we found it in the fields of Jearim.

7 Let us go to God’s dwelling place; *
let us fall upon our knees before his footstool.”

8 Arise, O Lord, into your resting-place, *
you and the ark of your strength.

9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *
let your faithful people sing with joy.

10 For your servant David’s sake, *
do not turn away the face of your Anointed.

11 The Lord has sworn an oath to David; *
in truth, he will not break it:

12 “A son, the fruit of your body *
will I set upon your throne.

13 If your children keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *
their children will sit upon your throne for evermore.”

14 [For the Lord has chosen Zion; *
he has desired her for his habitation:

15 “This shall be my resting-place for ever; *
here will I dwell, for I delight in her.

16 I will surely bless her provisions, *
and satisfy her poor with bread.

17 I will clothe her priests with salvation, *
and her faithful people will rejoice and sing.

18 There will I make the horn of David flourish; *
I have prepared a lamp for my Anointed.

19 As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame; *
but as for him, his crown will shine.”]

Silence may follow.

The Epistle

Revelation 1:4b-8

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds;
every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him;
and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.

So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

The Holy Gospel

Then, all standing, the Deacon or a Priest reads the Gospel, first saying

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

People Glory be to thee, O Lord.

John 18:33-37

Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

After the Gospel, the Reader says

The Gospel of the Lord.

People Praise be to thee, O Christ.


The Sermon 
The Rev. Patrick Sanders

The Nicene Creed
Prayer Book 358

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 Prayers of the People
The Leader and the People pray responsively

The Prayers of the People                                                                

 

Presider:  Ancient One, the source and giver of life, the Alpha and Omega, who is and who was and who is to come:  You have poured out your divine life into humanity through Christ to whom is given dominion and glory and authority. Let our prayers come into your holy presence with reconciling and healing power, as we pray:  To Christ who loves us and freed us; to Christ be glory and dominion forever.

 

Litanist:  You have united us to your Son Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth:  Let your priests be clothed with righteousness and your faithful people sing with joy, that your Church may belong to the truth and listen to Christ’s voice.  To Christ who loves us and freed us; to Christ be glory and dominion forever.

 

You reign in transcendent splendor over all rulers and authorities, all powers and principalities:  Let your dream and hope for your creation give vision to our nation, its leaders, and to all who hold authority in the world, that all the earth may be reconciled under your reign of love.  To Christ who loves us and freed us; to Christ be glory and dominion forever.

 

The kingdom of Christ is without boundary or limitation:  We pray for everyone throughout the world who looks for help from above, relief from suffering, liberation from oppression, and hope for the future. To Christ who loves us and free us; to Christ be glory and dominion forever.

 

Your reign, O God, is like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land:  Bless this community with your grace and peace, that we may be a kingdom of priests who serve each other in your name.  

To Christ who loves us and freed us; to Christ be glory and dominion forever.

 

The spirit of the Lord speaks and the Rock of Israel is our hope:  Be present in the lives of those who need you, as we intercede on behalf of  those we now mention aloud or in the silence of our hearts (pause); all those serving our country at home and abroad; and those on our prayer list.  We praise and thank you for the manifestation of your presence and power among us, especially for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries Cameron, Janice, Sandy, Jane, Donna, Bob & Barbara, Lenny & Earline, Lottie & Lewis.  Jesus Christ is the firstborn of the dead.  Bring all humanity into your divine life; and welcome those who come to you, especially those we now remember aloud or in the silence of our hearts (pause).  To Christ who loves us and freed us; to Christ be glory and dominion forever.

 

Presider:  Infinite and transcendent God, your glory fills all creation and your authority extends beyond time and forever:  By the might of the Holy Spirit, open our lives to your grace and truth, that we may continually see Christ at his coming, to whom be glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen.


Confession
Deacon: Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Minister and people:
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.

Celebrant
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.


The Peace
Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
The Minister and People greet one another in the name of the Lord.


Announcements

OFFICE CLOSURE – Office will be closed 11/22 – 11/27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

THANKSGIVING DAY everyone is invited to share in a meal at the church.  Social gathering at 11:30 meal at noon.  Bring a dish to share and we request you RSVP by contacting Audrey Montgomery at 228-697-9129

ELNO – Tuesday, November 30th the ladies of the parish are invited to Chimney’s Restaurant.  We will gather around 5:30 for social time  with meal beginning at 6PM.

MEN’S GRILLIN group – Tuesday, November 30th in the parish hall.  ALL men of the parish are invited.  RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED – please contact Mike Cassady at 228-326-6601

HOLIDAY ARTS BY THE SEA – shop our creative congregants on Friday November 26th from Noon until 6pm; Saturday, November 27th from 10AM until 5pm and Sunday, November 28th between services.  Contact Gail Hendrickson for more information
https://www.facebook.com/events/428021848766480/

Bible Study – our weekly Wednesday Bible study group continues in the parish hall at 10:30.  Join us

Wednesday Eucharist Every Wednesday at 12:05 we offer a brief service of Eucharist in the Chapel

Via Media Live Streaming every Wednesday at 1pm

 

Oblations brought forward
(congregation stands)

Offertory
Presentation Hymn Sung to tune of 618
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him all creatures here below. Alleluia, alleluia.
Praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Holy Communion
The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer A Prayer Book 367

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.

Celebrant It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and
earth.

The Celebrant adds an additional prayer (Proper Preface) followed by
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 S125
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Hosanna in the highest.

The Celebrant continues
We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your
Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

On the night before he died for us, 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, according to this command, O Father,
Celebrant and People say together
We remember his death,
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory;

The Celebrant continues
And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the
head of the Church, and the author of our salvation. 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.

Celebrant:
As now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

The Lord’s Prayer
Prayer Book 364

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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.

The Breaking of the Bread
The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread as a period of silence is kept.
Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia
Celebrant:
The Gifts of God for the People of God.

Communion of the People
Wherever you are on your journey of faith you are welcome at this table.

Communion Music

Post Communion
Prayer Prayer Book 365

Celebrant Let us pray.
Celebrant and people
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

Retiring Procession

Dismissal 

Enjoy the stream from the National Cathedral this morning

Christ the King Sunday - Rite II

 November 21, 2021 @ 10:30am

2 Samuel 23:1-7
Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19)
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

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