The Fifth Sunday of Lent, Rite II, April 3, 2022 10:30am

Prelude     “Valse in A minor”                                

Processional  Hymn  313     Let thy blood in mercy poured

1. Let thy Blood in mercy poured,
let thy gracious Body broken,
be to me, O gracious Lord,
of thy boundless love the token.

Refrain:
Thou didst give thyself for me,
now I give myself to thee.

2. Thou didst die that I might live;
blessed Lord, thou cam’st to save me;
all that love of God could give
Jesus by his sorrows gave me. (Refrain)

3. By the thorns that crowned thy brow,
by the spear-wound and the nailing,
by the pain and death, I now
claim, O Christ, thy love unfailing. (Refrain)

4. Wilt thou own the gift I bring?
All my penitence I give thee;
thou art my exalted King,
of thy matchless love forgive me. (Refrain)

The Word of God

Opening Acclamation   
Prayer Book 351

The people standing, the Celebrant says

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins

People His mercy endures for ever.

Celebrant continues

Jesus said, “The first commandment is this:  Hear, O Israel:  The Lord our God is the only Lord.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  The second is this:  Love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these.” 

Celebrant
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Minster 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.                              

Hymn of Praise:                                                                                                 S86


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 alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 

Amen.


The Lessons

Isaiah 43:16-21

Thus says the Lord,
who makes a way in the sea,
a path in the mighty waters,

who brings out chariot and horse,
army and warrior;

they lie down, they cannot rise,
they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:

Do not remember the former things,
or consider the things of old.

I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.

The wild animals will honor me,
the jackals and the ostriches;

for I give water in the wilderness,
rivers in the desert,

to give drink to my chosen people,
the people whom I formed for myself

so that they might declare my praise.

After each Reading, the Reader may say

 The Word of the Lord.
PeopleThanks be to God.

The Psalm

Psalm 126

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, *
then were we like those who dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
and our tongue with shouts of joy.

3 Then they said among the nations, *
“The Lord has done great things for them.”

4 The Lord has done great things for us, *
and we are glad indeed.

5 Restore our fortunes, O Lord, *
like the watercourses of the Negev.

6 Those who sowed with tears *
will reap with songs of joy.

7 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

The New Testament

Philippians 3:4b-14

If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.

Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.

After each Reading, the Reader may say

 The Word of the Lord.
PeopleThanks be to God.


For The Sequence:  398          I sing the almighty power of God

1 I sing the almighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at his command, and all the stars obey.

2 I sing the goodness of the Lord, that filled the earth with food;
he formed the creatures with his Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky!

3 There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes thy glories known,
and clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from thy throne;
while all that borrows life from thee is ever in thy care,
and everywhere that I could be, thou, God, art present there.

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

 The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
PeopleGlory be to thee, Lord Christ.

John 12:1-8

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

After the Gospel, the Reader says

 The Gospel of the Lord.
PeoplePraise be to thee, Lord Christ.

The Sermon         The Rev.  Patrick Sanders


The Nicene Creed         page 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 – April 3, 2022

Congregation may kneel or stand for the prayers. People’s responses in bold.

Presider:  Gracious God, your Son Jesus Christ took on our flesh, becoming poor for us that we might know the power of your presence which brings resurrection and life for all humanity.  Let new things spring forth, as we pray to you, saying:  God has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.

Litanist:  Because Christ Jesus has made the Church his own and has gifted her with the righteousness from God based on faith, we want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection:  Be with all our ministers and people, Gracious One, that we may press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.   God has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.

Because you do new things, making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, we turn to you in trust:  Inspire our civic leaders and all in authority throughout the world, that they may share in your reconciling work of peace and be a blessing to the poor and dying.  God has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.

Because you love us, you are present to help all who suffer:  Restore the fortunes of all who cry out in anguish from poverty, violence, illness or oppression, that those who sow with tears may reap with songs of joy.  God has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.

Because you raise the dead to new life, we live in hope for the renewal of our community and for the healing of the world:  Let our mouths be filled with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy.  God has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.

Because you are infinite in love and mercy, you hear our prayers for those for whom we intercede, 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..  Because you bless your children and give drink to your chosen people whom you formed for yourself, we bring you our prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving, especially for those celebrating birthdays  and anniversaries Sue Del, Pearl, Karen and Stephen.  Because we press on to make your resurrection our own, we offer into your eternal embrace those who have died, especially those we now remember aloud or in the silence of our hearts (pause).  The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.

Presider:  Anoint us with the generous Spirit of Christ’s death and resurrection, O Holy One, that we may joyfully proclaim the good news to all people and serve the poor and needy with Christ-like compassion, as we praise you, O Holy Trinity, One God, forever and ever.  Amen. 




The Peace

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.


 

Announcements 

 

EYC

Sunday evenings at St. Mark’s.  4:30-5:30 5th– 8th grade; dinner for all at 5:30; 6-7 PM  9 – 12th grade.

ELNO Tuesday Evening at the District. Gather at 5:30. Dine at 6.

WEDNESDAY WAVE

9AM Prayers in the chapel

10:30 Bible Study in the parish hall

12:05 Holy Eucharist

5:30 Evening Compline

6:00 Family dinner and spiritual discussions for all ages

FRIDAY CROSS FOLDING
We will be folding Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday Friday, in the Great Room at 9:30am

LENT-urgical Art and Quiet Day Workshops
Join us for one or all of six Saturdays in Lent as St. Peter’s conducts a quiet day of prayer, meditation and beginner’s workshops carefully chosen crafts. Learn more and sign up on-line: https://stpetersbytheseagulfport.com/lent-urgical-arts-and-quiet-days/

HOLY WEEK BEGINS NEXT WEEK !



Oblations brought forward (congregation stands)

Offertory     

Offertory   King of Glory, King of Peace    (choir)   

 Presentation Hymn  380 (vs. 3)          From all that dwell below the skies

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

 praise him all creatures here below.  

  Praise him above, ye heavenly host:

praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen!


The Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving

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:

S124

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

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:

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

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

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread as a period of silence is kept.

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast.  

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

Healing prayers are offered during communion.  Join a clergy person in the back corner of the church by the candle prayer tree for any healing prayers 

For the Communion: soloist

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.

Solemn Prayer over the People

Recessional Hymn:  675   Take up your cross

1 Take up your cross, the Savior said,
If you would my disciple be;
Deny yourself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after me.

2 Take up your cross, be not ashamed!
Let not disgrace your spirit fill!
For God himself endured to die
Upon a cross, on Calvary’s hill.

3 Take up your cross, which gives you strength,
Which makes your trembling spirit brave:
‘Twill guide you to a better home
And lead to vict’ry o’er the grave.

4 Take up your cross, and follow Christ,
Nor think till death to lay it down;
For only they who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

Dismissal

Serving Today

Debbie Gambill, Reader      Trisha Switzer, Reader

Derrick Hudson, Chalice    Kerry Hudson, Chalice

Lee Crump, Usher    Mark Banks, Usher

Altar flowers, Heather Phillips and Jennifer Sanders

Altar care,  Leslie and Gordon Stanfield, Ann Milsted

Vestry Person,  Dennis Boer

       The Rev. Scott Williams, Deacon        

The Rev. Patrick Sanders, Rector

 

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