Seventh Sunday of Easter, Rite II, May 29, 2022 10:30am
For The Procession: Hymn 216 Hail thee, festival day!
Hail, glad festival day!
Blest day to be hallowed for ever,
day wherein Christ arose,
breaking the kingdom of death.
1 Lo, the fair beauty of earth,
from the death of the winter arising,
every good gift of the year
now with its Saviour returns. [Refrain]
2 He who was nailed to the cross
is God and the ruler of all things;
all things created on earth
worship the maker of all. [Refrain]
3 Mourning they laid you to rest,
the author of life and creation;
treading the pathway of death,
life now bestowing on all. [Refrain]
4 God of all pity and power,
let your word be assured to the doubting:
light on the third day returns;
rise, Son of God, from the tomb! [Refrain]
1 Christ in his triumph ascends,
who had vanquished the devil’s dominion;
bright is the woodland with leaves,
brilliant the meadows with flowers. [Refrain]
2 Daily the loveliness grows,
adorned with glory of blossom;
heaven its gates now unbars,
flinging its increase of light. [Refrain]
3 Jesus, the health of the word,
enlighten our minds, great Redeemer,
Son of the Father supreme,
only-begotten of God! [Refrain]
4 Praise to the giver of good!
O Lover and Author of concord,
pour out your balm on our days;
order our days in your peace. [Refrain]
The Word of God
The people standing
Celebrant Alleluia. Christ is risen.
People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
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 our 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.
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
The First Lesson
With Paul and Silas, we came to Philippi in Macedonia, a Roman colony, and, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.
But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, “These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or observe.” The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates had them stripped of their clothing and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to keep them securely. Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted in a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and his entire family were baptized without delay. He brought them up into the house and set food before them; and he and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God.
1 The Lord is King;
let the earth rejoice; *
let the multitude of the isles be glad.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him, *
righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.
3 A fire goes before him *
and burns up his enemies on every side.
4 His lightnings light up the world; *
the earth sees it and is afraid.
5 The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, *
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness, *
and all the peoples see his glory.
7 Confounded be all who worship carved images
and delight in false gods! *
Bow down before him, all you gods.
8 Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, *
because of your judgments, O Lord.
9 For you are the Lord,
most high over all the earth; *
you are exalted far above all gods.
10 The Lord loves those who hate evil; *
he preserves the lives of his saints
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light has sprung up for the righteous, *
and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, *
and give thanks to his holy Name.
At the end of the visions I, John, heard these words:
“See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.
“It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”
And let everyone who hears say, “Come.”
And let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.
The one who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.
Sequence Hymn: 214 Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
1. Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
glorious to his native skies; Alleluia!
Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!
2. There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluia!
lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluia!
Wide unfold the radiant scene; Alleluia!
take the King of glory in! Alleluia!
3. See! he lifts his hands above; Alleluia!
See! he shows the prints of love: Alleluia!
Hark! his gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!
blessings on his Church below. Alleluia!
4. Lord beyond our mortal sight, Alleluia!
raise our hearts to reach thy height, Alleluia!
there thy face unclouded see, Alleluia!
find our heaven of heavens in thee. Alleluia!
The Holy Gospel
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to John
People Glory to you, Lord Christ
The Holy Gospel
Jesus prayed for his disciples, and then he said. “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
“Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
After the Gospel, the Reader says
The Gospel of the Lord.
People Praise to you, Lord Christ.
The Sermon The Reverend 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.
Prayers of the People – May 29, 2022
Presider: Christ is exalted and ascended, the King of Glory, the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end: Do not leave us comfortless, O God, but send the Holy Spirit to be with us, that we may be completely one with God in Christ, as we pray for the whole creation, saying: You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.
Litanist: Jesus has made God’s name known to the Church through the love which he has given to us from the Father: Gracious Creator, empower everyone who serves in witness to your love, that we all may be one and may minister to your reconciling grace and cleansing justice on behalf of the whole earth. You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.
God is sovereign, let the earth rejoice; righteousness and justice are the foundations of God’s rule: Eternal One, let the power of your Spirit guide our nation and inspire all who hold authority in our society, that they may respect the dignity of every human being and promote peace and security for all. You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.
Remember all prisoners, O Compassionate One: Bring the guilty to repentance and amendment of life according to your will, and give them hope for their future; when any are held unjustly, bring them release, especially those who are punished for their faithfulness; remember those who work in jails and prisons, keep them humane and compassionate, and teach us to improve our justice. You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.
Make your glory be known to those who suffer and all who are in any kind of trouble throughout the world. Let everyone who is thirsty come; let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.
Be present in our community to bring unity and love to us all. You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.
Hear our intercessions for those for whom we pray, especially 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. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. We offer our praise and gratitude for our many blessings, especially for those celebrating birthdays Cheryl, Sherry, Dakota, Bradley, Louis, and Robert. May all who have died be with Christ to see his glory which has been given him because of God’s love from before the foundation of the world. Raise into your eternal life those who have died, especially those we now remember aloud or in the silence of our hearts (pause). You reign, O God; let the earth rejoice.
Presider: We join in the prayer that Christ offered to the Father for all creation, that we may be one: Gracious God, let your love be manifest in us and in all the earth, that we may live in you, share in Christ’s healing work here and be exalted to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for you are one God, forever and ever. Amen.
O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
The Ministers and People greet one another in the name of the Lord.
Altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Derrick and Kerry Hudson with grateful hearts for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country
Today is a 5th Sunday – all loose plate offering will go into the discretionary fund to use as needs arise for those in our community
Pentecost Sunday – Next Sunday – wear RED. We will collect the UTO offering boxes please bring yours
Food Pantry – we continue to support the pantry at Gulf Coast Community Ministries in Gulfport. Please bring donations of nonperishable food items and leave them in the narthex.
Crawfish Boil – Saturday, June 18th at St. Mark’s funds raised will benefit the Honduras Medical Mission. Mark your calendar – more details to come
Vacation Bible School will be June 12 – June 16th. To volunteer please contact Debbie Anglin 228-219-1756. Spread the word – invite your neighbors!
Camp Able – will be June 28 – July 1st. Volunteers are also needed for this camp
Oblations brought forward (congregation stands)
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
Eucharistic Prayer A
Prayer Book 361
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.
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:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts:
Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.
Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.
On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, 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, we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.
Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.
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.
And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,
The Lord’s Prayer
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.
The Breaking of the Bread
Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.
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.
For the Communion: 544 Jesus shall reign
1 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
doth his successive journeys run;
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.
2 To him shall endless prayer be made,
and praises throng to crown his head;
his Name like sweet perfume shall rise
with every morning sacrifice.
3 People and realms of every tongue
dwell on his love with sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his Name.
4 Blessings abound where’er he reigns:
the prisoners leap to lose their chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blest.
5 Let every creature rise and bring
peculiar honors to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen.
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.
For The Retiring Procession: Hymn: 494 Crown him with many crowns
1 Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne;
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own;
awake, my soul, and sing of him
who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King
through all eternity.
2 Crown him the Son of God
before the worlds began,
and ye, who tread where he hath trod,
crown him the Son of man;
who every grief hath known
that wrings the human breast,
and takes and bears them for his own,
that all in him may rest.
3 Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed over the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save;
his glories now we sing,
who died, and rose on high,
who died, eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.
4 Crown him of lords the Lord,
who over all doth reign,
who once on earth, the incarnate Word,
for ransomed sinners slain,
now lives in realms of light,
where saints with angels sing
their songs before him day and night,
their God, Redeemer, King.
5 Crown him the Lord of heaven,
enthroned in worlds above;
crown him the King,to whom is given,
the wondrous name of Love.
Crown him with many crowns,
as thrones before him fall,
crown him, ye kings, with many crowns,
for he is King of all.
Children: Let us bless the Lord. ALLELUIA ! ALLELUIA !
People: Thanks be to God.
Alleluia ! Alleluia !
Sue Cassady, Reader
Marie Porter, Reader
Derrick Hudson, Chalice
Kerry Hudson, Chalice
Jim Joest, Usher
Tim Barrineau, Usher
David Wilson, Vestry Person
JT Anglin, Organist, choirmaster
The Rev. Scott Williams, Deacon
The Rev. Patrick Sanders, Rector
Tune in at 8am each Sunday for our Rite I celebration of Holy Eucharist.
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