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Bulletin August 2 Pentecost 9 Ante-Communion

Bulletin August 2 Pentecost 9 Ante-Communion
Published by David Ruberg on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 11:18 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.

Ninth 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  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 10

God be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray.

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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: Isaiah 55:1-5

Thus says the Lord:

“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.”

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

Response: Psalm 145:8-9, 15-22, Exaltabo te, Deus

Read responsively by whole verse.

8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, *

     slow to anger and of great kindness.

9 The Lord is loving to everyone *

     and his compassion is over all his works.

15 The Lord upholds all those who fall; *

      he lifts up those who are bowed down.

16 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, *

      and you give them their food in due season.

17 You open wide your hand *

      and satisfy the needs of every living creature.

18 The Lord is righteous in all his ways *

      and loving in all his works.

19 The Lord is near to those who call upon him, *

      to all who call upon him faithfully.

20 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; *

      he hears their cry and helps them.

21 The Lord preserves all those who love him, *

      but he destroys all the wicked.

 22 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; *

      let all flesh bless his holy Name for ever and ever.

Reading: Romans 9:1-5

I am speaking the truth in Christ — I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit — I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

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

Holy Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21

The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Matthew.  Glory to you, O Christ.

Jesus withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

               The Gospel of our Savior.  Praise to you, O Christ.

Homily: The Reverend Emily Tanis-Likkel, UCC

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, especially those ill with COVID-19, 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 who care for COVID-19 patients, and those who are creating a vaccine. Kindle in every heart a desire for equality, respect, and opportunity for all.

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 God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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)

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:

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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.

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