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Seventh Sunday After Pentecost – July 19, 2020 – Church of the Epiphany

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost – July 19, 2020

Please click HERE for the video of the service and see below for the order of service.

 

Processional                Rejoice, the Lord is King          Hymn 481

1Rejoice, the Lord is King!

your Lord and King adore!

Mortals, give thanks and sing,

and triumph evermore.

 

Lift up your heart! lift up your voice!

Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!

 

2The Lord the Savior reigns,

the God of truth and love:

when he had purged our stains,

he took his seat above.

 

3His kingdom cannot fail,

he rules o’er earth and heav’n;

the keys of death and hell

to Christ the Lord are given

 

4Rejoice in glorious hope!

Our Lord, the Judge, shall come,

and take his servants up

to their eternal home.

 

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.

Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.   Hebrews 4:14,16

 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.

  

Gloria                                               Gloria in excelsis                                                         Hymn S-280

1Glory 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.

2Lord 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.

3For 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

Celebrant         The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant         Let us pray.

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

The First Lesson                              Genesis 28:10-19a

Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And the Lord stood beside him and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!” And he was afraid, and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called that place Bethel.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

The Psalm                                          Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23

1 Lord, you have searched me out and known me;

you know my sitting down and my rising up;

you discern my thoughts from afar.

2 You trace my journeys and my resting-places

and are acquainted with all my ways.

3 Indeed, there is not a word on my lips,

but you, O Lord, know it altogether.

4 You press upon me behind and before

and lay your hand upon me.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

6 Where can I go then from your Spirit?

where can I flee from your presence?

7 If I climb up to heaven, you are there;

if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.

8 If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

9 Even there your hand will lead me

and your right hand hold me fast.

10 If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me,

and the light around me turn to night,”

11 Darkness is not dark to you;

the night is as bright as the day;

darkness and light to you are both alike.

22 Search me out, O God, and know my heart;

try me and know my restless thoughts.

23 Look well whether there be any wickedness in me

and lead me in the way that is everlasting.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

 

The Epistle                                       Romans 8:12-25

Brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ— if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Hymn                                    As Jacob With Travel Was Weary One Day                    Hymn 453

1 As Jacob with travel was weary one day,

at night on a stone for a pillow he lay;

he saw in a vision a ladder so high,

that its foot was on earth and its top in the sky:

Alleluia to Jesus, who died on the tree

and has raised up a ladder of mercy for me,

and has raised up a ladder of mercy for me.

 

2 The ladder is long, it is strong and well-made,

has stood hundreds of years and is not yet decayed;

many millions have climbed it and reached Zion’s hill,

many millions by faith now are climbing it still:

 

3 Come, let us ascend! All may climb it who will,

for the angels of Jacob are guarding it still;

and remember, each step that by faith we pass o’er,

many prophets and martyrs have trod it before:

 

4 And when we arrive at the haven of rest,

we shall hear the glad words, “Come to me all the blest,

here are regions of light, here are mansions of bliss.”

Who would not want to climb such a ladder as this.

 

The Gospel                                        Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

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

People             Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus put before the crowd another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!”

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                                      Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus                                     Hymn 495

1 Hail, thou once despised Jesus!

Hail, thou Galilean King!

Thou didst suffer to release us;

thou didst free salvation bring.

Hail, thou universal Savior,

bearer of our sin and shame!

By thy merit we find favor:

life is given through thy name.

 

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,

all our sins on thee were laid:

by almighty love anointed,

thou hast full atonement made.

All thy people are forgiven

through the virtue of thy blood:

opened is the gate of heaven,

reconciled are we with God.

 

3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,

there for ever to abide;

all the heavenly hosts adore thee,

seated at thy Father’s side.

There for sinners thou art pleading:

there thou dost our place prepare;

ever for us interceding,

till in glory we appear.

 

4 Worship, honor, power, and blessing

thou art worthy to receive;

highest praises, without ceasing,

right it is for us to give.

Help, ye bright angelic spirits,

all your noblest anthems raise;

help to sing our Savior’s merits,

help to chant Emmanuel’s praise!

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