June 20, 2021 | The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Forth Sunday after Pentecost

June 20, 2021 | 9 a.m.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church | Williamsburg VA

The Word of God

Liturgy for Re-Entering the Sanctuary

Our help is in the Name of the Lord; The maker of heaven and earth. Let us pray.

The Rector and Senior Warden continue with prayers.

For your presence whenever two or three have gathered together in your Name, We thank you, Lord.

For this place where we may be still and know that you are God, We thank you, Lord.

Opening Hymn     Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation; O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and             salvation; join the great throng, psaltery, organ, and song, sounding in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord; over all things he gloriously reigneth: borne as on eagle wings, safely his saints he sustaineth.  Hast thou not seen how all thou needest hath been granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy way and defend thee; surely his goodness and mercy shall ever attend thee; ponder anew what the Almighty can do, who with his love doth befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!  All that hath life and breath come now with praises before him!  Let the amen sound from his people again; gladly for ever adore him.

Opening Acclamation          

Blessed be God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever.  Amen. 

The Collect for Purity (together)

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.       


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                                       

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray.

O, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.Amen.

The First Reading     Job 38:1-11
TheJob out of the whirlwind:  “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?  Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.  “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  Tell me, if you have understanding.  Who determined its measurements—surely you know!  Or who stretched the line upon it?  On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?  “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb?—when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stopped’?”   

     The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Psalm 107: 1-3, 23-32   (in unison)

Give thanks to the, for he is good, * and his mercy endures for ever.

Let all those whom the redeemed proclaim * that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.

He gathered them out of the lands; * from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Some went down to the sea in ships * and plied their trade in deep waters;

They beheld the works of the* and his wonders in the deep.

Then he spoke, and a stormy wind arose, * which tossed high the waves of the sea.

They mounted up to the heavens and fell back to the depths; * their hearts melted because of their peril.

They reeled and staggered like drunkards * and were at their wits’ end.

Then they cried to their trouble, * and he delivered them from their distress.

He stilled the storm to a whisper * and quieted the waves of the sea.

Then were they glad because of the calm, * and he brought them to the harbor they were bound for.

Let them give thanks to thee his mercy * and the wonders he does for his children.

Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people * and praise him in the council of the elders.

The Second Reading     2 Corinthians 6:1-13

As we work together with Christ, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says,

“At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”

See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see– we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.  We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return– I speak as to children– open wide your hearts also.  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

The Gospel Acclamation     Celtic Alleluia

The Gospel     Mark 4:35-41

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.  Glory to you, O Christ. 

When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”  And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise to you, O Christ.

The Sermon                                                                                                      The Rev. Andy Ballentine

A period of silence follows the sermon.

The Nicene Creed    

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.

The Prayers of the People

To God who commands even the wind and the sea let us offer prayers for all creation.

For this holy gathering and for the people of God in every place. Lord, have mercy.

For all nations, peoples, tribes, clans, and families. Lord, have mercy.

For mercy, justice, and peace throughout the world. Lord, have mercy.

For this city and every place. Lord, have mercy.

For all those in every danger and calamity: those afflicted and suffering hardship, those beaten and imprisoned, those sleepless and hungry. Lord, have mercy.

For the dying and the dead, and all who mourn. Lord, have mercy.

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as Christ loves us.  We pray for Allison, Dak, Callie, Florence, Tom, Bill and Betsy, Linsey, Dawn, Carol, Richard, Clare,  Molly, Kay, Cheryl, Wyatt, and for the children of St Vincent’s School, Haiti.

We pray for the dying and those who have died and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. Lord, have mercy.

For ourselves, our families and companions, and those we love. Lord, have mercy.

Lifting our voices with all creation, with the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, let us offer ourselves and one another to the living God through Christ. To you, O Lord.

God of our salvation, hear the prayers we offer this day for all who are tossed in the storms of life, and open wide our hearts to accept your grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession of Sin

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.


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.

The Peace and Announcements

The peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you.

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Anthem     Agnus Dei/King of Kings Phaedra McNorton, Martha Caruso, Ted Lyman

The Great Thanksgiving     Eucharistic Prayer B                             

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.  We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give God thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. For you are the source of light and life, you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power, God of might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. 

Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.  Hosanna in the highest.

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory;

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. 

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with Martin and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.  By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                      

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Breaking of Bread

Alleluia.  Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.   Therefore let us keep the feast.  Alleluia.

Communion Hymn     You have come down to the lakeshore

   You have come down to the lakeshore seeking neither the wise nor the wealthy, but     

   only asking for me to follow.

   Refrain: O Jesus, you have looked into my eyes; kindly smiling, you’ve called out my          

          name. On the sand I have abandoned my small boat; now with you, I will

          seek other seas.

   You know full well my possessions, neither treasure nor weapons for conquest, just

   these my fist nets and will for working.  (Refrain)

   You need my hands, my exhaustion, working love for the rest of the weary A love

   that’s willing to go on loving. (Refrain)

   You who have fished other waters; you, the longing of souls that are yearning; As

   loving Friend, you have come to call me. (Refrain)

The Post-Communion Prayer         

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

The Closing Hymn     God of grace and God of glory

1  God of grace and God of glory, on thy people pour thy power;

    crown thine ancient Church’s story; bring her bud to glorious flower.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this


2  Lo! the hosts of evil round us scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!

    From the fears that long have bound us free our hearts to faith and praise:

    grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days, for the living of

    these days.

3  Cure thy children’s warring madness, bend our pride to thy control;

    shame our wanton, selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal, lest we miss  

    thy kingdom’s goal.

4  Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore;

    let the gift of they salvation be our glory evermore.

    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving thee whom we adore, serving thee

    whom we adore.

The Dismissal

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.  Thanks be to God.

“Alleluia, alleluia” is only said during Easter season.

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God in celebration of

Mal and Ann Hunt’s 64th wedding anniversary.

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