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Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost – August 30, 2020 – Church of the Epiphany

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost – August 30, 2020

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

Processional                                    I Sing the Almighty Power of God                                  Hymn 398

1  I sing the almighty power of God

That made the mountains rise

That spread the flowing seas abroad

And built the lofty skies

I sing the wisdom that ordained

The sun to rule the day

The moon shines full at His command

And all the stars obey

 

2  I sing the goodness of the Lord

That filled the earth with food

He formed the creatures with His word

And then pronounced them good

There’s not a plant or flower below

But makes His glories known

And clouds arise and tempests below

Controlled by Him alone

 

3  In heaven He shines with beams of love

With wrath in hell beneath

This earth is His on which I move

And His the air I breathe

His eye to guide His hand to guard

Are always with me here

Why should I then forget the Lord

Who is for ever near

 

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.

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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                              Exodus 3:1-15

Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” He said, “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.” But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I Am Who I Am.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I Am has sent me to you.’“ God also said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you’:

This is my name forever,

and this my title for all generations.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

The Psalm                                          Psalm 105:1-4, 6-9

All                   The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

Cantor             Give thanks to the Lord; proclaim his name. Make known his deeds among the peoples.

O sing to him, sing his praise; tell all his wonderful works!

All                   The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

Cantor             Glory in his holy name; let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice.

Turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.

All                   The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

Cantor             O children of Abraham, his servant, O descendants of the Jacob he chose,

he, the Lord, is our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

All                   The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

Cantor             He remembers his covenant forever: the promise he ordained for a thousand generations,

the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.

All                   The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

 

The Epistle                                       Romans 12:9-21

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Lector              The Word of the Lord.

People             Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Hymn                                    O Worship the King, All Glorious Above                        Hymn 388

1  O worship the King, all glorious above!

O gratefully sing his power and his love!

our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,

pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

 

2  O tell of his might! O sing of his grace!

whose robe is the light, whose canopy space,

His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,

and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

 

3  The earth, with its store of wonders untold,

Almighty, thy power hath founded of old,

hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,

And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

4  Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?

It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;

it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,

and sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

 

5  Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,

in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;

thy mercies how tender! how firm to the end!

our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

 

The Gospel                                        Matthew 16:21-28

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

People             Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?

“For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

Celebrant         The Gospel of the Lord.

People             Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                               Fr. Stace Tafoya

 

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                                BPC 358

All                   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.

 

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Recessional                                      All Creatures of Our God and King                               Hymn 40

1  All creatures of our God and King,

lift up your voices, let us sing:

alleluia, alleluia!

Bright burning sun with golden beams,

Pale silver moon that gently gleams,

O praise him, O praise him,

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

2  Great rushing winds and breezes soft,

you clouds that ride the heavens aloft,

O praise him, alleluia!

Fair rising morn, with praise rejoice,

stars nightly shining, find a voice:

O praise him, O praise him,

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

6  And even you, most gentle death,

waiting to hush our final breath,

O praise him, Alleluia!

You lead back home the child of God,

for Christ our Lord that way has trod:

O praise him, O praise him,

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

7  Let all things their Creator bless,

and worship him in humbleness,

O praise him, alleluia!

Praise God the Father, praise the Son,

and praise the Spirit, three in one:

O praise him, O praise him,

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

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