Third Sunday after Pentecost, Rite II Deacon’s Mass June 26, 2022 10:30am

Prelude

 

For The Procession: Hymn 390                                                             
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise Him, for he is thy health and salvation:
Join the great throng,
Psaltery, organ, and song,
Sounding in glad adoration.

2 Praise to the Lord; over all things he gloriously reigneth:
Borne as on eagle-wings, safely his saints he sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen
How all thou needest hath been
Granted in what he ordaineth?

3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy way and defend thee;
Surely his goodness and mercy shall ever attend thee;
Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do,
Who with his love doth befriend thee.

4 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath breath join with Abraham’s seed to adore him!
Let the “Amen”
Sum all our praises again
Now as we worship before him.

Amen.




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 God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone:  Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.




The Congregation is seated.  All readings of Holy Scripture are found in the insert.

The First Lesson

1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21

The Lord said to Elijah, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.”

So he set out from there, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, who was plowing. There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle over him. He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” Then Elijah said to him, “Go back again; for what have I done to you?” He returned from following him, took the yoke of oxen, and slaughtered them; using the equipment from the oxen, he boiled their flesh, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out and followed Elijah, and became his servant.

The Psalm

Psalm 16

1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my good above all other.”

2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *
upon those who are noble among the people.

3 But those who run after other gods *
shall have their troubles multiplied.

4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; *
it is you who uphold my lot.

6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; *
my heart teaches me, night after night.

8 I have set the Lord always before me; *
because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *
my body also shall rest in hope.

10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.

11 You will show me the path of life; *
in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

The Epistle

Galatians 5:1,13-25

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.




Sequence Hymn: 376                                               
Joyful, Joyful, we adore thee

1 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
praising thee, their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away;
giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day.

2 All thy works with joy surround thee,
earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
stars and angels sing around thee,
center of unbroken praise.
field and forest, vale and mountain,
blooming meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain,
call us to rejoice in thee.

3 Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
wellspring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother:
all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other,
lift us to the joy divine.




The Holy Gospel   

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke

People Glory to you, Lord Christ

Luke 9:51-62

When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village.

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

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

People Praise to you, Lord Christ.




The Sermon           The Rev. Scott Williams




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 – June 26, 2022

Presider:  As the Body of Christ, the Church follows in the Way of Jesus, proclaiming the Kingdom of God, reconciling the outcast, and loving our neighbors as ourselves:  Praying in the Spirit we offer our intercessions to God, saying:  You will show us the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy.

Litanist:  Gracious One, for freedom Christ has set us free, that through love, the members of the Church may become slaves to one another:  Inspire us to live and be guided by the Spirit.  You will show us the path of life;  in your presence there is fullness of joy.

Eternal One, anoint able rulers and prophets to heal ancient prejudices and to foster hospitality among people, that all humanity may be led into the ways of justice and peace.  You will show us the path of life;  in your presence there is fullness of joy.

Loving One, expand your gift of freedom throughout the world and inspire people everywhere to accept your call to love our neighbor as ourselves.  

You will show us the path of life;  in your presence there is fullness of joy.

Compassionate One, our boundaries enclose a pleasant land, indeed we have a goodly heritage:  Let this community be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and temperance, that we may be a blessing among all with whom we live.  You will show us the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy.

Protect those for whom we pray, O God, for we take refuge in you, remembering   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.  Our heart is glad and our spirit rejoices:  Receive our thanksgivings, especially for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries Linda, Bob, Maryem, Mark, Noah, Dickie & Jane Ann, Troy & Susan.  In your right hand are pleasures for evermore:  Do not abandon to the grave those who have died, but let them rest in hope, especially those we now remember aloud or in the silence of our hearts (pause).  You will show us the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy.

Presider:  Gracious and Loving One, grant us grace to heed the call to true freedom, living in your Spirit and sharing Christ’s reconciling work of healing and peace among people of diverse faiths and cultures. May the fruit of the Spirit be manifest throughout the world and neighborly love flourish universally, in the Name of all that is Holy.  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

ELNO all ladies are invited to gather Tuesday, June 28th at The Downtown Bistro on 25th Avenue.  Begin gathering around 5 with dinner at 6.

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.

Camp Able – will be June 28 – July 1st.  Volunteers are still needed for this camp




Oblations brought forward (congregation stands)

Offertory Hymn 525         The Church’s one foundation

1 The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

2 Elect from every nation,
yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation,
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy Name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with every grace endued.

3 Though with a scornful wonder
men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed;
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, “How long?”
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

4 Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blessed,
and the great Church victorious
shall be the Church at rest.

5 Yet she on earth hath union
with God, the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.




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 people remain standing. 

Deacon The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

Deacon Let us pray

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before He suffered, instituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood:  Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, Who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life, and Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

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 following may be said or sung

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world:  have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world:  have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world:  grant us peace.

 

The following may also be said:

We do not presume to come to this Your Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in Your manifold and great mercies.  We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Your Table.  But You are the same Lord Whose property is always to have mercy.  Grant us therefore gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of Your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink His blood, that we may evermore dwell in Him, and He in us.  Amen.

 

Facing the people, the Deacon may say the following Invitation

The Gifts of God for the People of God.

Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

 

The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven.  [Amen.]

The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.  [Amen.]




Communion Hymn 335   I am the bread of life

1 I am the bread of life

They who come to me shall not hunger

They who believe in me shall not thirst

No one can come to me

Unless the Father draw them.

[Refrain]

And I will raise them up

And I will raise them up

And I will raise them up

On the last Day!

2. The bread that I will give
Is my flesh for the life of the world
And they who eat of this bread
They shall live forever,
They shall live forever! [Refrain]

3. Unless you eat
Of the flesh of the Son of Man
And drink of his blood
You shall not have life within you,
You shall not have life within you. [Refrain]

4. I am the resurrection
I am the life
They who believe in me
Even though they die
They shall live forever. [Refrain]

5. Yes, Lord, we believe
That you are the Christ
The Son of God
Who has come
Into the world. [Refrain]




After Communion, the people kneel and the Deacon says

Let us pray.

 

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.

 

The Blessing

 

Recessional Hymn 362   Holy, holy, holy!

1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee:
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the sinful human eye thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.




Blessing

Dismissal

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




Serving Today

Sue Cassady,  Reader    Debbie Gambill, Reader

Marie Porter, Chalice    Vanessa Edwards-Wasson, Chalice

Carl Rackley, Usher    Mark Banks, Usher

David Delk, Vestry Person

JT Anglin, Organist/Choirmaster

The Rev. Scott Williams, Deacon        

The Rev. Patrick Sanders, Rector

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