Holy Eucharist Rite I
Opening Hymn: Crown Him with many crowns
Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne. Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own. Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.
Crown him the Lord of heaven, enthroned in worlds above;
Crown him the King, to whom is giv’n the wondrous name of Love. Crown him with many crowns, as thrones before him fall,
crown him, ye kings, with many crowns, for he is King of all.
Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
The Collect for Purity
Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
The Collect of the Day
A Reading from Ezekiel Response: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 100, in unison
Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *
serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.
Know this: The Lord himself is God; *
he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; * give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; * and his faithfulness endures from age to age.
A Reading from the Letter to the Ephesians Response: Thanks be to God.
At the Gospel: Wait for the Lord
Wait for the Lord, whose day is near. Wait for the Lord; keep watch, take heart!
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory be to thee, O Lord.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to thee, O Christ.
The Sermon The Rev. Lisa Green
A few moments of silence follow 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 Response: Hear our prayer.
The Peace Announcements
The Holy Communion: Eucharistic Prayer II
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is meet and right so to do.
It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places . . .
(Eucharistic Prayer continues) . . . we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee and saying:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts: Heaven and earth are full of thy Glory.
Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
(Eucharistic Prayer continues) . . . O Father Almighty, world without end. 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.
Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.
Music at Communion Like a Shepherd
Refrain: Like a shepherd he feeds his flock and gathers the lambs in his arms, holding them carefully close to his heart, leading them home.
Say to the cities of Judah: Prepare the way of the Lord.
Go to the mountain top, lift your voice; Jerusalem, here is your God. Refrain
Come unto me if you are heavily burdened,
and take my yoke upon your shoulders, I will give you rest. Refrain
Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee for that thou dost feed us, in these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favor and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs, through hope, of thy everlasting kingdom. And we humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
Closing Hymn Alleluia! sing to Jesus!
Alleluia, sing to Jesus! his the scepter, his the throne:
Alleluia! his the triumph, his the victory alone.
Hark! the songs of holy Zion thunder like a mighty flood:
Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood!
Dismissal Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Thanks be to God!