Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Rite II and Baptism, August 14, 2022 10:30am

Prelude

For The Procession:   Hymn 495
Hail, thou once despised Jesus!

1 Hail, thou once despised Jesus!
Hail, thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, thou universal Savior,
bearer of our sin and shame!
By thy merit we find favor:
life is given through thy Name.

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
all our sins on thee were laid:
by almighty love anointed,
thou hast full atonement made.
All thy people are forgiven
through the virtue of thy blood:
opened is the gate of heaven,
reconciled are we with God.

3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
there for ever to abide;
all the heavenly hosts adore thee,
seated at thy Father’s side.
There for sinners thou art pleading:
there thou dost our place prepare;
ever for us interceding,
till in glory we appear.

4 Worship, honor, power, and blessing
thou art worthy to receive;
highest praises, without ceasing,
right it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
all your noblest anthems raise;
help to sing our Savior’s merits,
help to chant Emmanuel’s praise!

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation
Prayer Book 299

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

People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

Celebrant continues

There is one Body and one Spirit;

People There is one hope in God’s call to us;

Celebrant One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;

People One God and Father of all.

 

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 God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life:  Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

The First Lesson

Jeremiah 23:23-29

Am I a God near by, says the Lord, and not a God far off? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord. I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, “I have dreamed, I have dreamed!” How long? Will the hearts of the prophets ever turn back– those who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart? They plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, just as their ancestors forgot my name for Baal. Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let the one who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? says the Lord. Is not my word like fire, says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

The Psalm

Psalm 82

1 God takes his stand in the council of heaven; *

he gives judgment in the midst of the gods:

2 “How long will you judge unjustly, *

and show favor to the wicked?

3 Save the weak and the orphan; *

defend the humble and needy;

4 Rescue the weak and the poor; *

deliver them from the power of the wicked.

5 They do not know, neither do they understand;

they go about in darkness; *

all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6 Now I say to you, ‘You are gods, *

and all of you children of the Most High;

7 Nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, *

and fall like any prince.’”

8 Arise, O God, and rule the earth, *

for you shall take all nations for your own.

The Epistle

Hebrews 11:29-12:2

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets– who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented– of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.

Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Sequence Hymn: 490  
I want to walk as a child of the light

I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus,
God set the stars
to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.


I want to see the brightness of God.
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear sun of righteousness,
shine on my path,
and show me
the way to the Father.

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.


I’m looking for the coming of Christ,
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run
with patience the race,
we shall know the joy of Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

The Holy Gospel   

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke

People Glory to you, Lord Christ

Luke 12:49-56

Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided:

father against son

and son against father,

mother against daughter

and daughter against mother,

mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law

and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, `It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

After the Gospel, the Reader says
The Gospel of the Lord.

People Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

The Sermon
The Rev. Patrick Sanders








Holy Baptism

Presentation and Examination of the Candidates                    Prayer Book 301

The Celebrant says

The Candidate(s) for Holy Baptism will now be presented.

 

The candidate sunable to answer for themselves are presented individually by their Parents and Godparents, as follows

 

Parents and Godparents

I present N to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.

 

The celebrant asks the parents and godparents

Will you be responsible for seeing that the child you present is brought up in the Christian faith and life?

 

Parents and Godparents

I will, with God’s help

 

Celebrant

Will you by your prayers and witness help this child to grown into the full stature of Christ?

 

Parents and Godparents

I will, with God’s help

 

Then the Celebrant asks the following questions of the parents and godparents who speak on behalf of infants and younger children

 

Question Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that 

                 rebel against God?

Answer I renounce them.

 

Question Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and    

                 destroy the creatures of God?

Answer I renounce them.

 

Question Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you from the love of God?

Answer I renounce them.

 

Question Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Savior?

Answer I do.

 

Question Do you put your whole trust in his grace and love?

Answer I do.

 

Question Do you promise to follow and obey him as your Lord?

Answer I do.

 

The Celebrant addresses the congregation, 

Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support this person in

their life in Christ?

People We will.

 

The Celebrant then says these or similar words

Let us join with those who are committing themselves to Christ and renew our own baptismal covenant.

 

The Baptismal Covenant  (congregation stands)                       Prayer Book 304

 

Celebrant Do you believe in God the Father?

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

 

Celebrant 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.

 

Celebrant 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.

 

Celebrant 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.

 

Celebrant 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.

 

Celebrant Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God 

in Christ?

People I will, with God’s help.

 

Celebrant Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your 

neighbor as yourself?

People I will, with God’s help.

 

Celebrant 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 for the Candidates                                                           Prayer Book 305

The Celebrant then says to the congregation

Let us now pray for this person who is to receive the Sacrament of new birth.

 

A Person appointed leads the following petitions

Leader Deliver her, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

 

Leader Open her heart to your grace and truth.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

 

Leader Fill her with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

 

Leader Keep her in the faith and communion of your holy Church.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

 

Leader Teach her to love others in the power of the Spirit.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

 

Leader Send her into the world in witness to your love.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

 

Leader Bring her to the fullness of your peace and glory.

People Lord, hear our prayer.

 

The Celebrant says

Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.

 

Thanksgiving over the Water                                                     Prayer Book 306

The Celebrant blesses the water, first saying

  The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Celebrant

We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the  baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead us, through his death and resurrection, from the bondage of sin into everlasting life.

 

We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism.  In it we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. Therefore in joyful obedience to your Son, we bring into his fellowship those who come to him in faith, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

At the following words, the Celebrant touches the water

Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue for ever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our Savior.

 

To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

The Baptism                                                                                   Prayer Book 307

Each candidate is presented by name to the Celebrant, who then pours water upon, the candidate, saying

 

N., I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

Then the Priest places a hand on each person’s head, marking on the forehead the sign of the cross [using Chrism if desired] and saying to each one

 

N., you are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own for everAmen.

 

Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon this your servant the forgiveness of sin, and have raised her to the new life of grace. Sustain her, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give her an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your worksAmen.

 

When all the candidates have been baptized, the Celebrant says

Let us welcome the newly baptized.

 

Everyone

We receive you into the household of God. Confess the faith of Christ  crucified, proclaim his resurrection, and share with us in his eternal priesthood.

 

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

Bible Study – continues Wednesdays at 10:30 in the Parish hall

Blood Drive – We are hosting a Red Cross Blood drive Monday, August 15th from 1-6 PM.  Visit Redcrossblood.org to make your appointment

Fish & Whistle – A John Prine Mass Saturday, August 20th at 5:30.  A celebration of the life and music of John Prine.  A traditional service with contemporary tunes.

EYC kickoff party and parent meeting Sunday, August 21st 5PM at St. Mark’s

ELNO all ladies of the parish are invited to join us on Tuesday, August 30th at 5PM for “happy gathering” at Seagrapes then at 6PM we will go next door to Tony’s Pizza for dinner.

Men’s Grillin’ Group meets Tuesday, August 30th at 6PM in the Parish hall.  All men are invited, but we do ask that you RSVP to Mike at 228-326-6601.  Bring your beverage of choice, meat for the grill and $20 dues and join us.

Did you know?  The fourth Friday of every month we host an Alzheimer caregivers support group at 2PM in the Parlor.  Questions?  Contact Wendy Foster at 228-223-0157






 

 

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 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.

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 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.

The Celebrant continues

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:

 

Celebrant and People say together                                                                               

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

The Celebrant continues

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.

 

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.

 

For the Communion: Hymn 366
   Holy God we praise thy Name  

1 Holy God, we praise thy name.
God of all, we bow before thee.
All on earth your scepter claim;
all in heav’n above adore thee.
Infinite thy vast domain,
everlasting is thy reign.

2 Hark, the loud celestial hymn,
angel choirs above are raising.
Cherubim and seraphim,
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heav’ns with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy Lord.

3 Lo! the apostolic train
join thy sacred name to hallow.
Prophets swell the glad refrain,
and the blessed martyrs follow,
and, from morn till set of sun,
through the church the song goes on.

4 Holy Author, Holy Word,
Holy Spirit, three we name thee;
still, one holy voice is heard:
undivided God, we claim thee,
and adoring bend the knee,
while we own the mystery.

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

 

For The Retiring Procession: Hymn: 637
How firm a foundation

1 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you that for refuge to Jesus have fled?

2 “Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed!
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

3 “When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

4 “When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

5 “The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell shall endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake.”

Dismissal

 

Children: Let us bless the Lord. ALLELUIA ! ALLELUIA !
People: Thanks be to God.
Alleluia ! Alleluia !

Serving Today

Trisha Switzer, Reader    
Christie Yoste, Reader

Derrick Hudson, Chalice   
Kerry Hudson, Chalice

Dunny Green, Usher   
David Wilson, Usher

Christie Yoste, Vestry Person

JT Anglin, Organist/Choirmaster

The Rev. Scott Williams, Deacon     

 The Rev. Patrick Sanders, Rector     

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