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Ninth Sunday After Pentecost – August 2, 2020 – Church of the Epiphany

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost – August 2, 2020

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Processional         Christ is Made the Sure Foundation   Hymn 518

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,

Christ the head and cornerstone,

chosen of the Lord, and precious,

binding all the church in one;

holy Zion’s help for ever,

and her confidence alone.


2 All that dedicated city,

dearly loved of God on high,

in exultant jubilation

pours perpetual melody;

God the One in Three adoring

in glad hymns eternally.


3 To this temple, where we call thee,

come, O Lord of hosts, today;

with thy wonted loving-kindness

hear thy servants as they pray,

and thy fullest benediction

shed within its walls alway.


4 Here vouchsafe to all thy servants

what they ask of thee to gain;

what they gain from thee, for ever

with the blessed to retain,

and hereafter in thy glory

evermore with thee to reign.


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: Hera, 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


Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty | Stuart Townend

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The Collect of the Day

Celebrant         The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant         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 First Lesson                              Genesis 32:22-31

The same night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.


The Psalm                                          Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15

All                   Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

Cantor             O Lord, hear a cause that is just; pay heed to my cry.

Turn your ear to my prayer: no deceit is on my lips.

All                   Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

Cantor             I kept my steps firmly in your paths. My feet have never faltered.

To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God.

Turn your ear to me; hear my words.

All                   Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

Cantor             Guard me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

As for me, in justice I shall behold your face;

when I awake I shall be filled with the vision of your presence.

All                   Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.


The Epistle                                       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.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.


Gospel Hymn                                    By Faith                                  

1 By faith we see the hand of God

In the light of creation’s grand design

In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness

Who walk by faith and not by sight


2 By faith our fathers roamed the earth

With the pow’r of His promise in their hearts

Of a holy city built by God’s own hand

A place where peace and justice reign


We will stand as children of the promise

We will fix our eyes on Him our soul’s reward

Till the race is finished and the work is done

We’ll walk by faith and not by sight


3 By faith the prophets saw a day

When the longed-for Messiah would appear

With the pow’r to break the chains of sin and death

And rise triumphant from the grave


4 By faith the church was called to go

In the pow’r of the Spirit to the lost

To deliver captives and to preach good news

In ev’ry corner of the earth


5 By faith the mountain shall be moved

And the pow’r of the gospel shall prevail

For we know in Christ all things are possible

For all who call upon His name


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The Gospel                                        Matthew 14:13-21

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

People             Glory to you, Lord 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.

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.




Recessional                                      Singing Songs of Expectation                                        Hymn 527

1 Singing songs of expectation,

Onward goes the pilgrim band,

Through the night of doubt and sorrow,

Marching to the promised land.

Clear before us through the darkness

Gleams and burns the guiding light:

Trusting God we march together

Stepping fearless through the night.


2 One the light of God’s own presence,

O’er his ransomed people shed,

Chasing far the gloom and terror,

Brightening all the path we tread:

One the object of our journey,

One the faith which never tires,

One the earnest looking forward,

One the hope our God inspires.


3 One the strain the lips of thousands

Lift as from the heart of one;

One the conflict, one the peril,

One the march in God begun:

One the gladness of rejoicing

On the far eternal shore,

Where the one almighty Father

Reigns in love for evermore.

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