Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 24, 2020

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 24, 2020

Processional        Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise             Hymn  214

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!

glorious to his native skies; Alleluia!

Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia!

enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!

 

There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluia!

lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluia!

Wide unfold the radiant scene; Alleluia!

take the King of glory in! Alleluia!

 

See! he lifts his hands above; Alleluia!

See! he shows the prints of love: Alleluia!

Hark! his gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!

blessings on his Church below. Alleluia!

 

Lord beyond our mortal sight, Alleluia!

raise our hearts to reach thy height, Alleluia!

there thy face unclouded see, Alleluia!

find our heaven of heavens in thee. Alleluia!

 

 Celebrant         Alleluia. Christ is risen.                                                            BCP 355

People             The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia.

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. 

Hymn                                                  Gloria                                                            Hymn S-280

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 Collect of the Day

Celebrant         The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Celebrant         Let us pray.

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The First Lesson                              Acts 1:6-14

When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

The Psalm                                          Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36

1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *

let those who hate him flee before him.

2 Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away; *

as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; *

let them also be merry and joyful.

4 Sing to God, sing praises to his Name;

exalt him who rides upon the heavens; *

YAHWEH is his Name, rejoice before him!

5 Father of orphans, defender of widows, *

God in his holy habitation!

6 God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom; *

but the rebels shall live in dry places.

7 O God, when you went forth before your people, *

when you marched through the wilderness,

8 The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,

at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, *

at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9 You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *

you refreshed the land when it was weary.

10 Your people found their home in it; *

in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.

33 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; *

sing praises to the Lord.

34 He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; *

he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.

35 Ascribe power to God; *

his majesty is over Israel;

his strength is in the skies.

36 How wonderful is God in his holy places! *

the God of Israel giving strength and power to his people!

Blessed be God!

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                                       1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Hymn                                    Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song                     Hymn 513

Like the murmur of the dove’s song

Like the challenge of her flight

Like the vigor of the wind’s rush

Like the new flame’s eager might

Come Holy Spirit come

 

To the members of Christ’s Body

To the branches of the Vine

To the church in faith assembled

To her midst as gift and sign

Come Holy Spirit come

 

With the healing of division

With the ceaseless voice of prayer

With the power to love and witness

With the peace beyond compare

Come Holy Spirit come

 

The Gospel                                        John 17:1-11

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

People             Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”

Celebrant         The Gospel of the Lord.

People             Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                               Fr. Joseph Wolyniak 

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 392 

Leader             In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.

Leader             For all people in their daily life and work;

People             For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.

Leader             For this community, the nation, and the world;

People             For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

Leader             For the just and proper use of your creation;

People             For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

Leader             For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;

People             For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

Leader             For the peace and unity of the Church of God;

People             For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.

Leader             For Michael our Presiding Bishop, and Kym our Bishop; and for all bishops and other ministers;

People             For all who serve God in his Church.

Leader             For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.                                     Silence

Leader             Hear us, Lord;

People             For your mercy is great.

Leader             We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.                                          Silence

Leader             We will exalt you, O God our King;

People             And praise your Name for ever and ever.

Leader             We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. Silence

Leader             Lord, let your loving kindness be upon them;

People             Who put their trust in you.

Leader             We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

All                   Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; in your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Peace

Celebrant         The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People             And also with you.

 

Recessional                                      Breathe on me Breath of God                                        Hymn 508

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

fill me with life anew,

that I may love what thou dost love,

and do what thou wouldst do.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

until my heart is pure,

until with thee I will one will,

to do or to endure.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

till I am wholly thine,

till all this earthly part of me

glows with thy fire divine.

 

Breathe on me, Breath of God,

so shall I never die;

but live with thee the perfect life

of thine eternity.

 

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