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The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 19, 2021



Opening Voluntary: Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
Boureé I and II

Sarah Poe, Viola


Processional Hymn: Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies         Hymnal 7

Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies


Celebrant  Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People       And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

The Celebrant prays

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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

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.

Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to cleave to those that shall abide; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Lesson: Wisdom 1:16-2:1, 12-22

But ungodly men by their words and deeds summoned death; considering him a friend, they pined away, and they made a covenant with him, because they are fit to belong to his party. For [the ungodly] reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves, “Short and sorrowful is our life, and there is no remedy when a man comes to his end, and no one has been known to return from Hades. Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for sins against the law, and accuses us of sins against our training. He professes to have knowledge of God, and calls himself a child of the LORD. He became to us a reproof of our thoughts; the very sight of him is a burden to us, because his manner of life is unlike that of others, and his ways are strange. We are considered by him as something base, and he avoids our ways as unclean; he calls the last end of the righteous happy, and boasts that God is his father. Let us see if his words are true, and let us test what will happen at the end of his life; for if the righteous man is God’s son, he will help him, and will deliver him from the hand of his adversaries. Let us test him with insult and torture, that we may find out how gentle he is, and make trial of his forbearance. Let us condemn him to a shameful death, for, according to what he says, he will be protected.” Thus they reasoned, but they were led astray, for their wickedness blinded them, and they did not know the secret purposes of God, nor hope for the wages of holiness, nor discern the prize for blameless souls.

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


The Gradual: Psalm 54

The congregation sings the appointed psalm.

Save me, O God, by your Name; *
    in your might, defend my cause.

Hear my prayer, O God; *
    give ear to the words of my mouth.

For the arrogant have risen up against me, and the ruthless have sought my life, *
    those who have no regard for God.

Behold, God is my helper; *
    it is the LORD who sustains my life.

Render evil to those who spy on me; *
    in your faithfulness, destroy them.

I will offer you a freewill sacrifice *
    and praise your Name, O LORD, for it is good.

For you have rescued me from every trouble, *
    and my eye has seen the ruin of my foes.


The Epistle: James 3:16-4:6

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity. And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is in vain that the scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit which he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

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


Sequence Hymn: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light              Hymnal 490

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light


The Holy Gospel: Mark 9:30-37

CELEBRANT  The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
PEOPLE          Glory be to thee, O Lord.

[Jesus and his disciples] went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to ask him. And they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

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


The Sermon  Fr. David Houk


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

Deacon or other leader

Let us pray for the Church and for the world.

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


Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

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 your mercy
Hear our prayer.

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


Lord, in your 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 your 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
your salvation.


Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

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


Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

The Celebrant adds a concluding Collect.


Confession of Sin

CELEBRANT  Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

Celebrant and people

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against thee
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.

The Celebrant pronounces absolution.


The Peace

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



Offertory Anthem: The Gift of Love              Hal Hopson

Though I may speak with bravest fire, and have the gift to all inspire,
And have not love; my words are vain, as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.
Though I may give all I possess, and striving so my love profess,
But not be given by love within, the profit soon turns strangely thin.
Come, spirit, come, our hearts control. Our spirits long to be made whole,
O Come, spirit, come, let inward love guide every deed. By this we worship, we are freed.


The Doxology            Hymnal 380, stanza 3

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.


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. 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.


All glory be to thee, O Lord our God, for that thou didst create heaven and earth, and didst make us in thine own image; and, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption. He made there a full and. perfect sacrifice for 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 to thee, he broke 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 this, all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant, 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, we thy people do celebrate and make, 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; and
looking for his coming again with power and great glory.

And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us, and, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, to bless and sanctify these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be unto us the Body and Blood of thy dearly-beloved Son Jesus Christ.

And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, whereby we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies. Grant, we beseech thee, that all who partake of this Holy Communion may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, and be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; and also that we and all thy whole Church may be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord;

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


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

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 Voluntary: With Loudest Rejoicing        J. S. Bach

With loudest rejoicing I laugh and I sing, while others are weeping in sorrow, yet for the same thing;
The power of death smites them, of hope they’re forlorn, yet Christ rose triumphant o’er death this glad morn,
So henceforth death, devil, temptation, I laugh to scorn.


Communion Hymn: I Sing a Song of the Saints of God        Hymnal 293

I Sing a Song of the Saints of God


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.

The Celebrant blesses the people.

CELEBRANT  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
PEOPLE          Thanks be to God. 


Exit Procession: Lift High the Cross        

Lift High The Cross


Death, Exa Gunn, James Garner

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