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Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost – August 16, 2020 – Church of the Epiphany

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost – August 16, 2020

Click HERE for the video of the service and see below for the order of service.

 

Processional      Praise to the Lord, the Almighty        Hymn 390

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!

Come, all who hear; now to his temple draw near,

join me in glad adoration.

 

Praise to the Lord, above all things so wondrously reigning;

sheltering you under his wings, and so gently sustaining!

Have you not seen all that is needful has been

sent by his gracious ordaining?

 

Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;

surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.

Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,

if with his love he befriends you.

 

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!

All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him.

Let the Amen sound from his people again;

gladly forever adore him.

 

Celebrant         Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.                                                    BCP 351

People             And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

Celebrant         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.

Jesus said, “The first commandment is this: Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”  Mark 12:29-31

Celebrant         Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.                                         Silence

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 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 on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen.

 

Song of Praise                                  The Wondrous Mystery                        

1 The wondrous mystery of boundless grace divine

The Son became the Servant of us all

The fullness of our God in frail humanity

Obedient to death upon a cross

 

Lifted to the highest place

Given the name above all names

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow

Every power and every throne

Heaven above and earth below

Ev’ry tongue confessing Christ the Lord

 

2 So let us walk this path of Christ’s humility

And place each other’s needs above our own

One heart one mind one love in glorious unity

That shines His radiant light throughout the earth

 

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The Collect of the Day

Celebrant         The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant         Let us pray.

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.

 

The First Lesson                              Genesis 45:1-15

Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence.

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me.” And they came closer. He said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. I will provide for you there—since there are five more years of famine to come—so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.’ And now your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my own mouth that speaks to you. You must tell my father how greatly I am honored in Egypt, and all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.” Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, while Benjamin wept upon his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

The Psalm                                          Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8

All                   O God, O God, let all the nations praise you!

Cantor             O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us.

So will your ways be known upon earth and all nations learn your salvation.

All                   O God, O God, let all the nations praise you!

Cantor             Let the nations be glad and shout for joy, with uprightness you rule the peoples;

you guide the nations on earth.

All                   O God, O God, let all the nations praise you!

Cantor             Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

May God still give us his blessing that all the ends of the earth may revere him.

All                   O God, O God, let all the nations praise you!

 

The Epistle                                       Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew.

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Hymn                                    There is a Green Hill Far Away                                     Hymn 167       

1 There is a green hill far away,

outside a city wall,

where our dear Lord was crucified

who died to save us all.

 

2 We may not know, we cannot tell,

what pains he had to bear,

but we believe it was for us

he hung and suffered there.

 

3 He died that we might be forgiven,

he died to make us good,

that we might go at last to heaven,

saved by his precious blood.

 

4 There was no other good enough

to pay the price of sin,

he only could unlock the gate

of heaven and let us in.

 

5 O dearly, dearly has he loved!

and we must love him too,

and trust in his redeeming blood,

and try his works to do.

 

The Gospel                                        Matthew 15:10-28

Celebrant         The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.

People             Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?” He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.” But Peter said to him, “Explain this parable to us.” Then he said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Celebrant         The Gospel of the Lord.

People             Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                               Fr. Stace Tafoya

 

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                                BPC 358

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 was made man. 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 and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He 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                                                                                                         BCP 387

Leader             Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;

People             That we all may be one.

Leader             Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;

People             That your Name may be glorified by all people.

Leader             We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;

People             That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

Leader             We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;

People             That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

Leader             Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;

People             That our works may find favor in your sight.

Leader             Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;

People             That they may be delivered from their distress.

Leader             Give to the departed eternal rest.

People             Let light perpetual shine upon them.

Leader             We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;

People             May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.

Leader             We pray for our own needs and those of others.                                                   Silence

Leader             Almighty God, to whom our needs are known before we ask: help us to ask only what accords with your will; and those good things which we dare not, or in our blindness cannot ask, grant us for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Peace

Celebrant         The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People             And also with you.

 

Announcements

 

Recessional                                      Christ Be in My Waking

1 Christ be in my waking

As the sun is rising

In my day of working

With me ev’ry hour

Christ be in my resting

As the day is ending

Calming and refreshing

Watching through the night

 

2 Christ be in my thinking

And my understanding

Guarding me from evil

Walking in the light

Christ be in my speaking

Every word a blessing

Pure and not deceiving

Grace to all who hear

 

Jesus this is my devotion

All my life to know You

Ev’ry day to walk with You

Saviour You’re my deepest  longing

You’re the One I live for

Teach me Lord to walk with You

 

3 Christ be in my gladness

For the joy of living

Thankful for the goodness

Of the Father’s hand

Christ be in my sorrow

In my day of darkness

Knowing that I follow

In the steps He trod

 

4 Christ when hope has faded

Nothing left to cling to

Every pleasure jaded

Every well is dry

Christ the loving Shepherd

Draws me with His kindness

Leads me from the desert

To the streams of life

 

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