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Bulletin June 21 Pentecost 3 Ante-Communion

Bulletin June 21 Pentecost 3 Ante-Communion
Published by David Ruberg on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 11:21 AM
Bulletin

We are glad that you have joined us for worship today.

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If you are reading at home with a partner or more, one can take the role of officiant (leader) and the other(s) read the responses in bold type. If reading alone, read both parts.

Prelude: Adagio; Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1650-1714)

          Lola Wolf, piano

Third Sunday after Pentecost: Rite II

Opening Acclamation

Blessed be God: most holy, glorious, and undivided Trinity.

And blessed be God’s reign, now and for ever. Amen.

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.

Gloria

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s 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 Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 7

God be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving‑kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-13

O Lord, you have enticed me, and I was enticed;

you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed.

I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me.

For whenever I speak, I must cry out, I must shout, “Violence and destruction!”

For the word of the Lord has become for me a reproach and derision all day long.

If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,”

then within me there is something like a burning fire shut up in my bones;

I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.

For I hear many whispering:

“Terror is all around! Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”

“All my close friends are watching for me to stumble.

“Perhaps he can be enticed, and we can prevail against him,

“and take our revenge on him.”

But the Lord is with me like a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble, and they will not prevail.

They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed.

Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.

O Lord of hosts, you test the righteous, you see the heart and the mind;

let me see your retribution upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.

Sing to the Lord; praise the Lord!

For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hands of evildoers.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.

Thanks be to God.

Response: Psalm 69:8-20, Salvum me fac

Read responsively by whole verse.

8 Surely, for your sake have I suffered reproach, *

     and shame has covered my face.

9 I have become a stranger to my own kindred, *

     an alien to my mother’s children.

10 Zeal for your house has eaten me up; *

      the scorn of those who scorn you has fallen upon me.

11 I humbled myself with fasting, *

      but that was turned to my reproach.

12 I put on sack-cloth also, *

      and became a byword among them.

13 Those who sit at the gate murmur against me, *

      and the drunkards make songs about me.

14 But as for me, this is my prayer to you, *

      at the time you have set, O Lord:

15 “In your great mercy, O God, *

        answer me with your unfailing help.

16 Save me from the mire; do not let me sink; *

      let me be rescued from those who hate me and out of the deep waters.

17 Let not the torrent of waters wash over me, neither let the deep swallow me up; *

      do not let the Pit shut its mouth upon me.

18 Answer me, O Lord, for your love is kind; *

      in your great compassion, turn to me.

19 Hide not your face from your servant; *

      be swift and answer me, for I am in distress.

20 Draw near to me and redeem me; *

      because of my enemies deliver me.”

Reading: Romans 6:1b-11

Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.

Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39

The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Matthew.

Glory to you, O Christ.

Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!

“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

“Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

     For I have come to set a man against his father,

     and a daughter against her mother,

     and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;

and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”

The Gospel of our Savior.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Homily: The Reverend Kate E. Wesch

The 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:

    by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate

     from 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.

Prayers of the People

Let us pray for the Church and for the world.

God of love, we pray for your church: for Michael, our presiding bishop; Greg our bishop; for all lay and ordained ministers; and for all who seek you in the community of the faithful. Equip us with compassion and love, to carry out your work of reconciliation in the world.

God of love,

     hear our prayers for the church.

God of freedom, we pray for our nation, and all the nations of the world: For peace and unity across barriers of language, color, and creed; for elected and appointed leaders, that they would serve the common good. Inspire all people with courage to speak out against hatred, to actively resist evil. Unite the human family in bonds of love.

God of freedom,

    hear our prayers for the world.

God of justice, we pray for the earth, your creation entrusted to our care: For the animals and birds, the mountains and oceans, and all parts of your creation that have no voice of their own. Stir up in us a thirst for justice that protects the earth and all its resources, that we may leave to our children’s children the legacy of beauty and abundance that you have given us.

God of justice,

     hear our prayers for the earth.


God of mercy, we pray for all in any kind of need or trouble, especially ____. For those whose lives are closely linked with ours, and those connected to us as part of the human family. For refugees and prisoners; for the sick and suffering, the lonely and despairing; for those facing violence; for all held down by prejudice or injustice. Awaken in us compassion and humility of spirit, as we seek and serve Christ in all persons.

God of mercy,

     hear our prayers for all who are in need.

God of peace, we pray for this community and all the blessings of this life, especially ____. For our local leaders; for our schools and markets; for our neighborhoods and workplaces. For those sick with COVID-19, those who care for them, and those who are creating a vaccine. Kindle in every heart a desire for equality, respect, and opportunity for all. Give us courage to strive for justice and peace among all people, beginning here at home.

God of peace,

     hear our prayers for this community.

God of grace, we pray for those who have died, especially ____. For the faithful in every generation who have worked for justice; for prophets who called us to racial reconciliation; for martyrs who died because of hatred; and for all the communion of saints. Make us faithful to your call to proclaim your Good News, by word and example, and bring us at last into the glorious company of the saints in light.

God of grace,

     hear our prayers for those who have died.

O Lord our God, creator of heaven and earth, through your Son Jesus Christ you have revealed yourself as a heavenly Father to all of your children. Bless, we pray, all earthly fathers. Strengthen them to nurture, protect, and guide the children entrusted to their care. Instill within them the virtues of love and patience. May they be slow to anger and quick to forgive. And through the ministrations of your Holy Spirit, may all fathers be strong and steadfast examples of faithfulness, responsibility, and loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Confession

 Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

A moment of reflective silence is kept.

Almighty God, Source of all that is, Giver of every good gift:

     You create all people in your image

     and call us to love one another as you love us.

We confess that we have failed to honor you in the great diversity

     of the human family. We have desired to live in freedom,

    while building walls between ourselves and others.

We have longed to be known and accepted for who we are,

     while making judgements of others based on the color of skin,

     or the shape of features, or the varieties of human experience.

We have tried to love our neighbors individually while yet benefitting

     from systems that hold those same neighbors in oppression.

Forgive us, Holy God. Give us eyes to see you as you are revealed in all people.

     Strengthen us for the work of reconciliation rooted in love.

Restore us in your image, as your beloved community, united in our diversity,

     even as you are one with Christ and the Spirit,

     Holy and undivided Trinity, now and for ever. Amen.

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

The peace of Christ be always with you.

And also with you.

Offertory Sentence

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God. — (Ephesians 5:2)

Hymn 380 From all that dwell below the skies; TUNE: Old 100th

         Lola Wolf, piano; Melinda Simms, voice

The congregation's gifts of money and donations for the Food Bank and Little Free Pantry are presented and placed on the Holy Table.

If you wish to make online donations to the congregation, you may do so here:

https://sjbwestseattle.org/page/49/stewardship-giving

The Lord’s Prayer

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

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.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving as I proclaim your resurrection. I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, 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.

(From Washington National Cathedral; material adapted from Prayer of St. Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787), and A Prayer Book for the Armed Services, 2007.)

The Blessing

May you be blessed with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May you be blessed with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May you be blessed with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain to joy.

May you be blessed with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

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

— (Attributed to Sister Ruth Fox, OSB, 1985)

Dismissal

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

Postlude: Heliotrope Bouquet; Scott Joplin (1868-1917)

          Lola Wolf, piano

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