Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Rite II, August 28, 2022 10:30am


For The Procession:   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 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.

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.


The First Lesson

Sirach 10:12-18

The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord;

the heart has withdrawn from its Maker.

For the beginning of pride is sin,

and the one who clings to it pours out abominations.

Therefore the Lord brings upon them unheard-of calamities,

and destroys them completely.

The Lord overthrows the thrones of rulers,

and enthrones the lowly in their place.

The Lord plucks up the roots of the nations,

and plants the humble in their place.

The Lord lays waste the lands of the nations,

and destroys them to the foundations of the earth.

He removes some of them and destroys them,

and erases the memory of them from the earth.

Pride was not created for human beings,

or violent anger for those born of women.

than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.

The Psalm

Psalm 112
1 Hallelujah!
Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!

2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.

4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.

5 It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.

6 For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.

7 They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.

8 Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.

9 They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
they will hold up their head with honor.

10 The wicked will see it and be angry;
they will gnash their teeth and pine away; *
the desires of the wicked will perish.

The Epistle

Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” So we can say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper;

I will not be afraid.

What can anyone do to me?”

Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Sequence Hymn: 450  
All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!

1 All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!

2 Crown him ye martyrs of our God,
who from his altar call:
praise him whose way of pain ye trod,
and crown him Lord of all!
praise him whose way of pain ye trod,
and crown him Lord of all!

3 Hail him, the Heir of David’s line,
whom David Lord did call,
the God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown him Lord of all!
the God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown him Lord of all!

4 Ye heirs of Israel’s chosen race,
ye ransomed of the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all!
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all!

5 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
go, spread your trophies at his feet,
and crown him Lord of all!
go, spread your trophies at his feet,
and crown him Lord of all!

6 Let every kindred, every tribe,
on this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all!
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all!

The Holy Gospel   

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke

People Glory to you, Lord Christ

Luke 14:1, 7-14

On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.

When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, `Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, `Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

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

People Praise to you, Lord 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


Presider:  Gracious and loving God, you have invited us to the banquet feast of the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, and you have called us to extend his gift of radical hospitality to the whole world:  Help us to walk in his path of humble generosity, as we bring to you the needs of the whole creation, saying:  God is our helper; therefore we will not fear.


Litanist:  You have blessed the table fellowship of your Church on this Holy Day, as you call us to invite and to serve the poor, the injured, and all in any need:  Let everyone who works in your name be merciful and full of compassion.  God is our helper; therefore we will not fear.


You overthrow the thrones of rulers and raise up the lowly in their place:  Guide all who govern or hold authority, that they may be protected from human pride and violent anger, manage their affairs with justice, and work to assure that no one is left without food or shelter or compassionate care.  God is our helper;  therefore we will not fear.


Bless and care for the whole human family, especially the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind, that all may know the healing care of your eternal love and the liberating presence of your divine justice.  God is our helper;  therefore we will not fear.


You hold out your invitation of fellowship to all in our community, and you invite us to live in mutual love for one another, not neglecting to show hospitality to strangers:  Exalt the humble and humble the exalted, that we may know our hearts to be right as we put our trust in you.  God is our helper;  therefore we will not fear.


Remember those in prison; rescue anyone who may face torture; guide all couples into the paths of faithfulness; heal the sick, and honor our prayers of intercession for all who look to you in need, 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. Hear us as we offer our sacrifice of praise to you O God, giving thanks especially for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries Troy, Lucia, Johnnie, Gini, Joey, David, Skip, Patrick, Johnny, Lonnie & Fran.  The righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance; receive into your heavenly banquet those who have died, especially those we now remember aloud or in the silence of our hearts (pause).  God is our helper; therefore we will not fear.


Presider:  Holy and Gracious God, you have shown us through your son Jesus that your steadfast love and compassion are the same yesterday and today and forever:  Lead us humbly to your presence where the meek may hold up their heads with honor; and grant that we may be counted among those who share in your fellowship of blessing, in the unity of your Spirit, for ever and ever.  Amen.


Celebrant:  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.



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.




Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Gay Baird and Ann Milsted in loving memory of David & Mary Frances Milsted

Sanctuary Candle is given to the Glory of God by Joey & LeeAnne Callahan in celebration of Joseph Callahan’s birthday

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 your RSVP to Mike at 228-326-6601.  Bring your beverage of choice, meat for the grill and $20 dues and join us.



Oblations brought forward (congregation stands)

Offertory  I the Lord of sea and sky   


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.



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



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 321
My God, thy table now is spread

1 My God, thy table now is spread,
thy cup with love doth overflow;
be all thy children thither led,
and let them thy sweet mercies know.

2 O let thy table honored be,
and furnished well with joyful guests:
and may each soul salvation see,
that here its sacred pledges tastes.

3 Drawn by thy quickening grace, O Lord,
in countless numbers let them come
and gather from their Father’s board
the Bread that lives beyond the tomb.

4 Nor let thy spreading Gospel rest
till through the world thy truth has run,
till with this Bread all men be blest
who see the light or feel the sun.

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: 477
All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine

1 All praise be yours, for you, O King divine,
Your rightful glory freely did resign
That in our darkened hearts your grace might shine. Alleluia!

2 You came to us in lowliness of thought;
By you the outcast and the poor were sought,
And by your death was God’s salvation wrought. Alleluia!

3 O Jesus, let your mind within us be,
For you were servant that we might be free
And humbly stooped to death on Calvary. Alleluia!

4 Therefore you are, by God’s eternal vow,
Most high exalted o’er all creatures now
And giv’n the name to which all knees shall bow. Alleluia!

5 Let ev’ry tongue confess with one accord
In heav’n and earth that Jesus Christ is Lord,
And God the Father be by all adored. Alleluia!



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

Serving Today

Sue Cassady, Reader    
Libby Koch, Reader

Harry Yoste, Chalice   
Vanessa Wasson, Chalice

Derrick Hudson, Usher   
Bubba Lang, Usher

Sue Cassady and Patti Nicholas, Flower guild team
Derrick and Kerry Hudson, Altar guild team

Dennis Boer, 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.