Services for August 15, 2021
Propers: Pentecost 12 – Proper 15
Liturgical Year B
Liturgical Colour  – Green

Services Today

Mass and Sermon

7:15 a.m.
The Celebrant and Preacher:  Canon Crosley Walkine

10:30 a.m. 
The Celebrant and Preacher:  Canon Crosley Walkine

                                                                                         * Indicates the congregation stands

*The Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven  

 Celebrant:  Blessed be God:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Alleluia! Alleluia!

All:  And blessed be his Kingdom, now and forever. Amen. Alleluia! Alleluia!

All:
Blessed Lord and Father, we have assembled in your Name and in fellowship with one another.  Enable us by your grace to offer the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; to proclaim and respond to your holy word.  Teach us to pray for your world and your church. Grant that we, confessing our sins, may worthily offer to you our souls and bodies as a living sacrifice and eat and drink of your spiritual food in this Holy Sacrament.  Amen.

The Kyries

           Lord, have mercy.  Lord have mercy.
           Christ, have mercy. Christ have mercy.
           Lord, have mercy.  Lord have mercy.

 The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His 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 Collects:

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of His redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of His most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(Together we pray)

O God, in whom we live, move and have our being, we thank you for the youth of our Diocese. We ask that you continue to strengthen them in their service to you and all your people. Endow them with grace that they may be like Joseph loving, dutiful, chaste and pure and their faith like David proving, steadfast unto death endure. For good health and positive minds to work and play together, grant to them O Lord. Allow them to experience the beauty and wonder of your ineffable love so that they may learn more about you and what you have for them to do in your church and the community. Renew their trust in you and bring peace to their hearts for your tender mercies sake. Amen

The Lesson:  Felicia Bien-Aime / Vaughnisha Bethel

 Reader:  A Reading from the word of God written in the Book of 1 Kings, chapter 2, verses 10 to 12, and chapter 3 verses 3 to 14

David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David. The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.  Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places. The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the principal high place; Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?”  It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life; no other king shall compare with you. If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your life.”

Reader:  The word of the Lord

The Hymn:   God of grace and God of glory

The Epistle: Arthur Bostwick / Joshua Armbrister

Reader:  A Reading from the word of God written in Ephesians, chapter 5, verses 15 to 20

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Reader:  The word of the Lord

The Hymn:  Let all creation bless the Lord 

                                                                                                                       *The Gospel 

 Please turn to face the Gospel Book as the Gospel is being proclaimed. 
The Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are accounts of the time when God came among us in the person of Jesus Christ.  We read the Gospel in the middle of the congregation as a reminder that God came to earth, lived and taught in the midst of his people

A Reading from the word of God written in the Gospel of John, chapter 6, verses 51 to 58

Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”  The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

The Gospel Response:  Here, Lord, we take the broken bread

                                                                                                                       The Sermon

                  The Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.  He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended to the dead.  On the third day He rose again.  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

(10:30 a.m. Mass only)
The Hymn for the Collection:  Who can measure heaven and earth?

 The Intercessions:
Masko Archer / Khayleb Higgs

Leader:
With all our heart and all our mind let us pray to the Lord. saying, “Lord have mercy.”

Leader:
For the peace from above, for the loving kindness of God, and for the salvation of our souls: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader:
For the peace and welfare of the world, for the witness and work of the Church, and for the unity of all peoples: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader:
For our Bishops and all ministers of God’s Word and Sacraments, that they may be filled with truth and love and be found without fault at the Lord’s coming: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader:
For the leaders of the nations and for those in authority among us, that they may serve justice and promote the freedom and dignity of all peoples: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader:
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice and oppression, and for all who labour in the cause of human liberation and fulfilment: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader:
For the sick, the suffering, the sorrowful, and the dying; and for all who remember and care for them: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader:
For deliverance from the ravages of hurricane, earthquake, drought or flood, and for a just and proper use of God’s creation: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader:
For ourselves and all who confess the name of Christ, that we may show forth the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvellous light: Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, have mercy.

All:
O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people in the multitude of your mercies. Look with compassion on us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious O Lord of love, and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

The Act of Penitence

Celebrant
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.     Let us therefore confess our sins.

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

Celebrant:    
Almighty God, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                                                                                                            The Greeting of Peace:

 The Clergy and People greet one another with the sign of Christ’s Peace.  As you do so, you are invited to share your name with those you greet.          

                                                                                                              The Announcements

                                                                                                The Celebration of the Holy Communion

Dear Friends in Christ: This is the table where God intends us to be nourished.  It is the table where Christ himself, blessed and broken, is given to us; where we receive the resurrected life of Christ, the Divine life of God, into our own lives.

But, even more importantly, this is the altar where we come, not just to receive but to do the chief work of the Church.  Through the symbols of bread and wine, this is where we mystically offer ourselves, our intentions for others, and the world itself to the God of all creation for healing and reconciliation.  Through our gift of money, we make an offering that is both practical and symbolic of our conversion from ownership to stewardship of our material blessings.

Element Bearers (sometimes called oblation bearers) offer the bread and the wine at the presentation of the gifts on behalf of the congregation.  The Bearers present the offering to the priest, who then prepares the altar for communion.  Please volunteer for this ministry

The Element Bearers Today

7:15 am
Dale Grant & family

10:30 am 
Elva Lightbourne & family

*The Hymn for the Presentation of the Gifts: Angels voices ever singing  

*The Prayer over the gifts

*The Doxology    

The Prayer of Consecration:
The Celebrant continues with one of the following Eucharistic Prayers:  A – E found on pages 131 – 142 BCP

The Communion:

Please Note! The central act of worship in the Anglican tradition is the Holy Eucharist (Communion, or the Lord’s Supper), and so we invite you to come and be nourished at the Lord’s table by this meal of new and unending Life.

Please note due to Covid protocols the Celebrant will receive the Sacrament in both kinds. The Sacrament will be offered in one kind (host only) to all others. Please remain in your pew and extend your hands to receive the host

The Communion Hymns:  

Here O my Lord I see thee face to face  
I need thee every hour  
Heav’nly Father, send Thy blessing  

The Post Communion Prayer:

The Blessing of Birthdays and Anniversaries:

Brynique Wilson, Santoine Sawyer, Kahlil Miller (Today) Dianne Cooper, Donzel Huyler, Carl Smith (Mon) Lynn Adele Armstrong (Tue) Stevanna Sands (Wed) Catherine Cheong, Kayle Darrell, Kent & Elva Lightbourne (Thur) Kwame Finlayson, Antonia Longley, Lincoln H. Marshall (Fri)  Jayde Newbold, Dale Grant (Sat)

 Let us pray:
Loving God, you created all the people of the world and you know each of us by name. We thank you for these persons here present and for all others who this week, are calling upon your name. Bless those who are celebrating their birthdays and wedding anniversaries with your love and friendship. Let all those who are travelling be under the guidance of your holy angels that they may safely reach their journey’s end and return to offer you their thanksgiving. In your loving mercy behold, visit and relieve your sick servants for whom our prayers are desired. In your good time, restore them to health, that they may give thanks to you in your church; for you are the Physician of our souls and bodies, and to you we give glory Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

                                                                                                     The Choral Blessing:

Jesus, be with me this week, in my daily living. Help me be like you today: loving, sharing, giving. Walk with me, talk with me: when I’m praying, hear me. All my life, in every step, evermore be near me.

                                                                                                            The Blessing

Celebrant:  Go in peace and serve the Lord. 

All:  In the name of Christ. Amen. 

*The Hymn: When in our music God is glorified

                                                                                                  Prayer before leaving the church.

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, through thy grace, be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honor and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

                                                                                                When The Liturgy Is Over,
                                                                                                        The Service Begins

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EVENSONG TONIGHT

 7:00 p.m.
Solemn Evensong, Sermon and Benediction
Eve of the Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin

The Officiant                              Damien White
The Psalm 45                             Jackie Mycklewhyte
Jeremiah 31: 1 – 14                  Sidney Sawyer
John 19: 23 – 27                        Laurena Finlayson