Bulletin – 11/24 Last Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin - 11/24  Last Sunday after Pentecost

PRELUDE MUSIC (a time for silent reflection)

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Gathering Song: #494 BLUE v 1-3                       Crown Him with Many Crowns

 

Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne; Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but his own; awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee, and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

 Crown him the Son of God before the worlds began, and ye, who tread where he hath trod, crown him the Son of man; who every grief hath known that wrings the human breast, and takes and bears them for his own, that all in him may rest.

 Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave, and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save; his glories now we sing who died, and rose on high, who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

 

SIGN OF THE CROSS

People        In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 Celebrant    Alleluia! Christ is risen.

People        The Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia!

 Celebrant

Beloved God, as we approach your presence, guide and stir us with your Holy Spirit, that we may become one body, one spirit in Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

HYMN #460 BLUE                               Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! His the scepter, his the throne. Alleluia! His the triumph, his the victory alone. Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like the mighty flood. Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood.

 

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

Celebrant             The Lord be with you.

People                  And also with you.

Celebrant             Let us pray.

 Almighty and everlasting God, your will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords. Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule. Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

Reading from the book of Colossians                           1:11-20

 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Reader        The Word of the Lord.

People         Thanks be to God.

 

 

Let us say together Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.

The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth.

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the    nations, I am exalted in the earth.”

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

 

Gradual Hymn: #778 BLUE                     O Christ the Same (sung to tune “Londonderry Air”)

O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages—our loves and hopes, our failures and our fears; eternal Lord, the king of all the ages, unchanging still amid the passing years: O living Word, the source of all creation, who spread the skies and set the stars ablaze; O Christ the same, who wrought our whole salvation, we bring our thanks for all our yesterdays.

 O Christ the same, the friend of sinners, sharing our inmost thoughts, the secrets none can hide; still as of old upon your body bearing the marks of love in triumph glorified: O Son of Man, who stooped for us from heaven—O Prince of life, in all your saving power, O Christ the same, to whom our hearts are given: we bring our thanks for this the present hour.

 O Christ the same, secure within whose keeping our lives and loves, our days and years remain; our work and rest, our waking and our sleeping, our calm and storm, our pleasure and our pain: O Lord of love, for all our joys and sorrows, for all our hopes when earth shall fade and flee; O Christ the same, beyond our brief tomorrows, we bring our thanks for all that is to be.

 

THE GOSPEL                                        Luke 22:33-43

Celebrant The holy gospel according to Luke.

People       Glory to you, O Lord.

 And Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death!” Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day, until you have denied three times that you know me.” He said to them, “When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “No, not a thing.” Jesus said to them, “But now, the one who has a purse must take it, and likewise a bag. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you, this scripture must be fulfilled in me, ‘And he was counted among the lawless’; and indeed what is written about me is being fulfilled.” They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” He replied, “It is enough.”

He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength.

Celebrant    The Gospel of the Lord.

People         Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

SERMON                                                              Pastor Neil

 

THE NICENE CREED (please stand)

 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

Celebrant

In calling forth creation from the void, God, you revealed yourself in human form. You manifest your concern for your whole universe. Hear the world’s needs, as we bring the matters of our hearts before you.

 Leader

Pour out your life-giving Spirit on your holy church throughout the world and equip its members to boldly proclaim their common faith and your bountiful blessings to the world. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Let your Spirit move over our unruly time and heal its people broken in spirit and body. Bring peace to a weary and struggling world. Protect Mother Earth from human neglect. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Burn out all that is evil in us; consecrate us for holy service and empower us to work toward the salvation of the world. Give us energy and insight for the mission. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Renew the faith of all those who call you Lord, so that we may devote ourselves to worship, teaching, and prayer—all to reveal your grace, mercy, and healing to a fragile humanity. Give noble purpose to our secular leaders, and a desire to do justice in the land and in the world. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Be with those who are dying and ill, and their families and loved ones. Bless the pastoral ministries of this congregation. Safeguard immigrants and refugees. Provide solace and healing to those beleaguered by hurricanes, floods, and fires. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

We especially pray for those we name now… (please add your petitions). Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

 

Celebrant

Holy, holy, holy God: fill us with strength and courage, discernment and compassion, that we may be your instruments of justice, witness, and love in this world; that it may be on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

 Let us confess our sins to God: (Silence may be kept)

 Celebrant 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.

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 the Lord be always with you.

People         And also with you.

(Please greet one another in the name of the Lord.)

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCE

Celebrant    Let us with gladness present the offerings and gifts of our life and labor to the Lord. (Please be seated)

 

HYMN #450 BLUE v 1-3, 6             All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!

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!

 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!

 Hail him, ye heirs 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!

 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!

 

Celebrant     Please stand as you are able.

 

PRESENTATION HYMN #135 BLUE              Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise. Manifested by the star to the sages from afar. Branch of royal David’s stem in thy birth at Bethlehem; anthems be to thee addressed, God in man made manifest.

  

THE HOLY COMMUNION

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

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.

 

It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and forever. Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day; and, beholding the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your Name, as we sing:

 

SANCTUS                                                                           S-130

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

 

We acclaim you, holy Lord, glorious in power. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that we might rule and serve all your creatures. In our sinfulness, you did not abandon us. In mercy you came to our help, so that we might find you. Again, and again you called us into covenant with you. Through the prophets, and the mothers and fathers of the church, you taught us to hope for salvation.

You loved the world so much that you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary, he lived as one of us. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. He gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, he made the whole creation anew. He sent the Holy Spirit to complete his work in the world, to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

When the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, and having loved his own who were in the world, at supper with them he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat: This is my body, given for you.”

Then after supper he took the wine; again, he offered thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink this: It is the blood of the new Covenant, shed for all for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you do these things, do them for the remembrance of me.”

Said together: We celebrate this memorial of our redemption. We recall Christ’s death and proclaim his resurrection and ascension to your right hand. We await his coming in glory.

We offer to you, from the gifts you have given us, this bread and this cup; we praise you and we bless you.

In your goodness and mercy, may your Holy Spirit descend upon us, and upon these gifts, ☩ sanctifying them—the bread of life and the cup of salvation. Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living sacrifice in Christ.

Ensure our inheritance with your Mother Mary, with prophets, apostles, and all the saints who have found favor with you, through your Son Jesus Christ.

Said together: Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honor, glory, and praise, forever and ever. Amen.

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

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 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 forever and ever. Amen.

 

PRE-COMMUNION ANTHEM                                  S-154

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore, let us keep the feast. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 Celebrant   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.

 

WELCOME TO THE TABLE

All are welcome to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, without exception. The usher will direct you when to come forward. (Those in the back of the room come first). Cup your hands together to receive the bread and when the wine is offered, either dip your wafer in the wine or assist the chalice bearer to guide the cup to your lips. Alternately, you may cross your hands over your chest to indicate you wish a blessing from the priest. The elements will be brought to those who are unable to come forward.

 

COMMUNION MUSIC

 

THE THANKSGIVING 

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

 Celebrant     Sisters and brothers, we go out into the world in peace, as part of God’s beloved community. May God help us all to be of good courage, to hold on to what is good, to do justice, and to return to no one an evil for an evil. Strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, aid the suffering, honor all people, and let our gentleness be known by everyone. May God, who raised our Lord Jesus from death, lift us up and restore us to wholeness. And may God bless us all, ☩ in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

HYMN #715 RED                                  Rejoice, The Lord is King

Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore; mortals, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore. Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; rejoice; again I say, rejoice.

 Jesus the Savior reigns, the God of truth and love; when he had purged our stains, he took his seat above. Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice; rejoice; again I say, rejoice.

 His kingdom cannot fail; he rules o’er earth and heaven; the keys of earth and hell are to our Jesus given. Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; rejoice; again I say, rejoice.

 Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come, and take his servants up to their eternal home. We soon shall hear th’archangel’s voice; the trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

 

THE DISMISSAL

Celebrant    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia!

People         Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

POSTLUDE

 

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