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The Seventh Sunday of Easter 

The Sunday after Ascension Day

May 29, 2022

 

THE WORD OF GOD

Opening Voluntary  Arioso        Johann Sebastian Bach

Processional Hymn  Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise           Hymnal 214

Hail the day that sees him rise   

 

CELEBRANT  Alleluia. Christ is risen.

PEOPLE        The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

 

The Celebrant prays

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.

 

The Choir sings

 

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.

We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord;
thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

CELEBRANT  The Lord be with you
PEOPLE          And with thy spirit.
CELEBRANT  Let us pray.

O God, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven:  We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless, but send to us  thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Savior Christ is gone before; who liveth  and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

The Lesson  Acts 16:16-34

With Paul and Silas, we came to Philippi in Macedonia, a Roman colony, and, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour. But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, “These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or observe.” The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates had them stripped of their clothing and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to keep them securely. Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted in a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and his entire family were baptized without delay. He brought them up into the house and set food before them; and he and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God.

READER  The Word of the Lord.
PEOPLE   Thanks be to God.

 

The Gradual  Psalm 97, Dominus regnavit

Refrain: The LORD is King; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of the isles be glad.

The LORD is King; let the earth rejoice; *
     let the multitude of the isles be glad.

Clouds and darkness are round about him, *
     righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.

A fire goes before him *
     and burns up his enemies on every side.

His lightnings light up the world; *
     the earth sees it and is afraid.

Refrain

The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, *
     at the presence of the LORD of the whole earth.

The heavens declare his righteousness, *
     and all the peoples see his glory.

Confounded be all who worship carved images and delight in false gods! *
     Bow down before him, all you gods.

Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, *
     because of your judgments, O LORD.

Refrain

For you are the LORD, most high over all the earth; *
     you are exalted far above all gods.

 The LORD loves those who hate evil; *
     he preserves the lives of his saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Light has sprung up for the righteous, *
     and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.

Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, *
     and give thanks to his holy Name.

Refrain

 

The Epistle  Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21

At the end of the visions I, John, heard these words: “See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. “It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let everyone who hears say, “Come.” And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. The one who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.

READER  The Word of the Lord.
PEOPLE   Thanks be to God.

 

Sequence Hymn  We Will Extol You           Hymnal 404

We will extol you, ever-bless’d Lord 

 

The Holy Gospel  John 5:13-16

DEACON    The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John.
PEOPLE      Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Jesus prayed for his disciples, and then he said. “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

CELEBRANT  The Gospel of the Lord.
PEOPLE          Praise be to thee, O Christ. 

 

The Homily  Bp. George Sumner

 

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
     the Father Almighty,
     maker of heaven and earth,
     and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
     the only-begotten Son of God,
     begotten of his Father before all worlds,
     God of God, Light of Light,
     very God of very God,
     begotten, not made,
     being of one substance with the Father;
     by whom all things were made;
     who for us men and for our salvation
          came down from heaven,
     and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
          and was made man;
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
     he suffered and was buried;
     and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
     and ascended into heaven,
     and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
     and he shall come again, with glory,
          to judge both the quick and the dead;
     whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
     who proceedeth from the Father and the Son;
     who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped
          and glorified;
     who spake by the Prophets.
     And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;
     I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins;
     and I look for the resurrection of the dead,
          and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Prayers of the People

Let us pray for the Church and for the world.  Silence

Grant, Almighty God, that all who confess thy Name may be united in thy truth, live together in thy love, and reveal thy glory in the world. Lord, in thy mercy…

Hear our prayer. 

Leader

Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another and serve the common good. Lord, in thy mercy…

Hear our prayer.

Give us all a reverence for the earth as thine own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to thy honor and glory. Lord, in thy mercy… 

Hear our prayer.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us. Lord, in thy mercy…

Hear our prayer.

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of thy salvation.
Lord, in thy mercy… 

Hear our prayer.

We commend to thy mercy all who have died, that thy will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all thy saints in thy eternal kingdom. Lord, in thy mercy…

Hear our prayer.

CELEBRANT  We thank thee, heavenly Father, for that thou has delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and has brought us into the kingdom of thy Son; and we pray thee that, as by his death he hath recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to joys eternal; who livith and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Confession of Sin

CELEBRANT  Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

Minister and People

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against them
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved thee with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in thy will,
and walk in thy ways,
to the glory of thy Name. Amen.

CELEBRANT  Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Peace

CELEBRANT  The peace of the Lord be always with you.
PEOPLE          And with thy spirit.

 

THE HOLY COMMUNION

Offertory Anthem  Clare Benediction             John Rutter

May the Lord show his mercy upon you; may the light of his presence be your guide:
May he guard you and uphold you; may his spirit be ever by your side.
When you sleep, may his angels watch over you; when you wake, may he fill you with his grace:
May you love him and serve him all your days, then in heaven may you see his face.

 

The Doxology       

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 Great Thanksgiving

CELEBRANT  The Lord be with you.
PEOPLE          And with thy spirit.
CELEBRANT  Lift up your hearts.
PEOPLE          We lift them up unto the Lord.
CELEBRANT  Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
PEOPLE          It is meet and right so to do.

CELEBRANT  It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God. But chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the very Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hath won for us everlasting life.

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,

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.

 

CELEBRANT  

All glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again.

For in the night in which he was betrayed, he took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat, this is my Body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Likewise, after supper, he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for
you, and for many, for the remission of sins. Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.”

Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly beloved Son our Savior Jesus Christ, we, thy humble servants, do celebrate and make here before
thy divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same.

And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ’s holy institution,  in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers
of his most blessed Body and Blood.

And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant that, by the merits and
death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion.

And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee that we, and all
others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him.

And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses, through Jesus Christ our Lord;

By whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honor and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end.

PEOPLE  AMEN.

CELEBRANT  And now, as our Savior Christ hath 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.

The choir sings

Alleluia, alleluia. Christ our passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia, alleluia.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us thy peace.

The following prayer may be said. The People may join in saying this prayer

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

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.

Believers who cannot physically receive communion at this time are encouraged to offer the following prayer.

In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer to you praise and thanksgiving. I remember your death, Lord Christ; I proclaim your resurrection; I await your coming in glory. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen.

 

Communion Motet  Christ Our Passover           John Goss
Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Communion Hymn  Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence         Hymnal 325

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

 

CELEBRANT AND PEOPLE  Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee for that thou dost feed us, in these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favor and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs, through hope, of thy everlasting kingdom. And we humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

CELEBRANT  Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.
PEOPLE        Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Exit Procession  Crown Him with Many Crowns        Hymnal 494

Crown him with many crowns

 

Anniversaries
Birthday, Gabriel Honea, Lolly Saunders, Tony Alvares, Grace Echard, Lane Sciple, Katie Tunell
Marriage, Garry & Susan Brown, Dave & Mary Markham, Ernie & Connie Cook
Death, Eugene Spaulding, Allen Terrill, Maurice Hill, Richard Hixon, Sarah Perkins, John Michael Kellum, Wilma Cantwell, Herb Walne, Marsha Stovall, +Robert Elwin Terwilliger, Thomas Pike 

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Kyrie

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

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