Wednesday Service

LIVE July 15, 2020 @ 12:05pm 
Enriching our Worship and Healing Prayers with Music
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The Holy Eucharist  

Opening Acclamation

Celebrant Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. 

People Glory to God for ever and ever.  

Song of Praise  

Salutation 

Celebrant God be with you. 

People And also with you. 

Celebrant Let us pray  

Collect of the Day 

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Psalm 119:105-112

Your word is a lantern to my feet *

  and a light upon my path.

 

I have sworn and am determined *

  to keep your righteous judgments.

 

I am deeply troubled; *

  preserve my life, O Lord, according to your word.

 

Accept, O Lord, the willing tribute of my lips, *

  and teach me your judgments.

 

My life is always in my hand, *

  yet I do not forget your law.

 

The wicked have set a trap for me, *

  but I have not strayed from your commandments.

 

Your decrees are my inheritance for ever; *

  truly, they are the joy of my heart.

 

I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes *

  for ever and to the end.

Gospel Announcement 

The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Jesus went out and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!’
‘Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’

Sermon   

Nicene Creed 

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, was
incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. 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, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who 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. 

Healing Prayers

A Litany of Healing 

Celebrant Let us name before God those for whom we offer our prayers. 

The People audibly name those for whom they are interceding. A Person
appointed then leads the Litany 

Leader God the Father, your will for all people is health and salvation; 

People We praise you and thank you, O Lord.  

Leader God the Son, you came that we might have life, and might have it more abundantly; 

People We praise you and thank you, O Lord.  

Leader God the Holy Spirit, you make our bodies the temple of your presence; 

People We praise you and thank you, O Lord.  

Leader Holy Trinity, one God, in you we live and move and have our being;

People We praise you and thank you, O Lord.

Leader Lord, grant your healing grace to all who are sick, injured, or disabled, that they may be made whole; 

People Hear us, O Lord of life. 

Leader Grant to all who seek your guidance, and to all who are lonely, anxious, or despondent, a knowledge of your will and an awareness of your presence; 

People Hear us, O Lord of life. 

Leader Mend broken relationships, and restore those in emotional distress to soundness of mind and serenity of spirit; 

People Hear us, O Lord of life. 

Leader Bless physicians, nurses, and all others who minister to the suffering, granting them wisdom and skill, sympathy and  patience; 

People Hear us, O Lord of life. 

Leader Grant to the dying peace and a holy death, and uphold by the grace and consolation of your Holy Spirit those who are  bereaved; 

People Hear us, O Lord of life. 

Leader Restore to wholeness whatever is broken by human sin, in our lives, in our nation, and in the world;

People Hear us, O Lord of life. 

Leader You are the Lord who does wonders: 

People You have declared your power among the peoples. 

Leader With you, O Lord, is the well of life: 

People And in your light we see light. 

Leader Hear us, O Lord of life: 

People Heal us, and make us whole 

Celebrant

Open us to your healing power, O God. We entrust ourselves to your care, knowing that you are doing for us and for all the world far better things than we can ask or imagine. With you as our companion and guide, strengthen us to hope for all that is good, and to fear no evil. For your love is stronger than death, and your faithfulness reaches to the heavens; and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and to the ages of ages. Amen. 

Confession of Sin 

The Deacon or Celebrant says Let us confess our sins to God. 

Silence may be kept. 

Minister and People

God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen. 

Absolution by celebrant

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through the grace of 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 Christ be always with you.

People And also with you. 

Eucharistic Prayer 1 

Celebrant 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 our thanks and praise.

Celebrant It is truly right, and good and joyful, to give you thanks, all-holy God, source of life and fountain of mercy. 

The following Preface may be used at any time. 

You have filled us and all creation with your blessing and fed us with your constant love; you have redeemed us in Jesus Christ and knit us into one body.
Through your Spirit you replenish us and call us to fullness of life. 

Therefore, joining with Angels and Archangels and with the faithful of every generation, we lift our voices with all creation as we sing (say): 

Celebrant and People 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

The Celebrant continues

Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of the universe and giver of life. You formed us in your own image and called us to dwell in your infinite love. You gave the world into our care that we might be your faithful stewards and show forth your bountiful grace. But we failed to honor your image in one
another and in ourselves; we would not see your goodness in the world around us; and so we violated your creation, abused one another, and rejected your love. Yet you never ceased to care for us, and prepared the way of salvation for all people. Through Abraham and Sarah you called us into covenant with you. You delivered us from slavery, sustained us in the wilderness, and raised up prophets to renew your promise of salvation. Then, in the fullness of time, you sent your eternal Word, made mortal flesh in Jesus. Born into the human
family, and dwelling among us, he revealed your glory. Giving himself freely to death on the cross, he triumphed over evil, opening the way of freedom and life. 

On the night before he died for us, Our Savior Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his friends, and said: “Take, eat: This is my Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”  As supper was ending, Jesus 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 poured out for you and for all 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 

Christ has died. 

Christ is risen. 

Christ will come again. 

The Celebrant continues 

Remembering his death and resurrection, we now present to you from your creation this bread and this wine. By your Holy Spirit may they be for us the Body and Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Grant that we who share these gifts may be filled with the Holy Spirit and live as Christ’s Body in the world.
Bring us into the everlasting heritage of your daughters and sons, that with St. Peter and all your saints, past, present, and yet to come, we may praise your Name for ever. Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honor, glory, and praise, for ever and ever.
AMEN. 

Fraction Anthem 

Celebrant God of promise, you have prepared a banquet for us. 

People Happy are those who are called to the Supper of the Lamb. 

Postcommunion Prayer (Celebrant and people)

Loving God, we give you thanks for restoring us in your image and nourishing us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood.
Now send us forth a people, forgiven, healed, renewed; that we may proclaim your love to the world and continue in the risen life of Christ our Savior.
Amen. 

The Blessing

The Wisdom of God the Love of God and the Grace of God strengthen you to be Christ’s hands and heart in this world, in the name of the Holy Trinity. Amen.
(source: Celtic) 

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