Morning Prayer

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 16th, 2020

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We invite you to, as much as possible, kneel, sit, stand, and participate with your body and voice just as you would in our physical assembly.

opening song

The people stand.

Fairest Lord Jesus
Words: Anonymous; Music: Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842

Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
And all the tinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly,
Wondrously, Jesus, is found in thee;
None can be nearer, fairer, or dearer,
Than thou, my Savior, art to me.

opening sentence

OFFICIANT 
O send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, and bring me to your holy hill, and to your dwelling.

Psalm 43:3

confession of sin

The people kneel.

OFFICIANT
Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

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.

OFFICIANT  
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 people stand.

invitatory

OFFICIANT      O Lord, open our lips;

PEOPLE            And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

OFFICIANT      O God, make speed to save us;

PEOPLE            O Lord, make haste to help us.

OFFICIANT      Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

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

OFFICIANT      Praise the Lord.

PEOPLE            The Lord’s Name be praised.

congregational song

All Ye Refugees
Words and music by Chelsey Scott, Kellie Haddock, and Flo Paris, 2015

I am the One, the earth is my handmade work
The skies I laid them wide, beauty unfurled
Horizon to horizon
Creation to creation, sings you home

Welcome home, gather round
All ye refugees, come in.
Welcome home, gather round
All ye refugees, come in.

Oh refugee, I did not cast you out
In death and broken ground, Salvation springs
My body and my blood,
The healing that you need, Come and receive

Watch and wait and see, what is yet to be
Watch and wait and see, for the morning

Go out in joy and join the great procession
The mountains and the heav’ns all will rejoice
Horizon to horizon, creation to creation
Horizon to horizon, creation to creation with one voice

The people sit.

welcome

announcements

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Baptisms

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Responding to Racial Injustice

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children’s sermon

Let the Flame Burn Brighter

Let the flame burn brighter
In the heart of the darkness
Turning night to glorious day
Let the song grow louder
As our love grows stronger
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Terrice’s video

the psalm appointed

The people stand.

LECTOR

Let us pray Psalm 67 responsively by half verse.

1 May God be merciful to us and bless us, *
  show us the light of his countenance and come to us.

2 Let your ways be known upon earth, *
  your saving health among all nations.

3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
  let all the peoples praise you.

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, *
  for you judge the peoples with equity
  and guide all the nations upon earth.

5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
  let all the peoples praise you.

6 The earth has brought forth her increase; *
  may God, our own God, give us his blessing.

7 May God give us his blessing, *
  and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.

Psalm 67

ALL     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 lesson

LECTOR  A reading from the Apostle Paul’s epistle to the Colossians.

9 …you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:9–17 (ESV)

LECTOR     The Word of the Lord.
PEOPLE     Thanks be to God.

The people sit.

the homily

the apostles’ creed

The people stand.

ALL

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
    creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
        and born of the Virgin Mary.
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
        was crucified, died, and was buried.
    He descended to the dead.
    On the third day he rose again.
    He ascended into heaven,
        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.

the prayers

The people kneel or stand.

LECTOR      The Lord is here.

PEOPLE      And his Spirit is with us.

LECTOR      Let us pray.

ALL
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.

ALL
Keep your Church, O Lord, by your perpetual mercy; and because without you the frailty of our nature causes us to fall, keep us from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

LECTOR    Let us pray for the Church and for the world.

LECTOR    I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for our Archbishop Foley, for our Bishop Todd; for this gathering; and for all ministers and people. Pray for the Church.

Silence is kept.

LECTOR    I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. Pray for justice and peace.

Silence is kept.

LECTOR    I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, thE oppressed, and those in prison. Pray for those in any need or trouble.

Silence is kept.

LECTOR    I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him. Pray that they may find and be found by him.

Silence is kept.

CELEBRANT
Loving God, hasten the day when the virus will have run its course; quicken scientists to develop medications and vaccines; give wisdom and strategic vision to all public and elected leaders in governments throughout the world; call out the best instincts of your people—love, neighborliness, compassion, and a sense of caring for every member of your beloved community on Earth. We pray out of the depths to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion:

all
Dear Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to possess you within my soul. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, together with all your faithful people, and I embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

The people sit.

the passing of the peace

On a typical Sunday when we are physically together, we pass the peace of the Lord to each other simply by turning to those around us and saying, “The peace of Christ to you,” or “God’s peace.” We would like to invite you now to pass the peace not only to those who may be sitting with you at home, but also to friends and loved ones who are in other locations, perhaps through a text or other messaging app.

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

Birthday names are read.

prayer for birthdays

Watch over thy children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may thy peace which passes all understanding abide all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Anniversary names are read.

prayer for anniversaries

O God, you have so blessed the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send your blessing upon these your children, that their lives together may continue to reflect your love and forgiveness and that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; we pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

offering & congregational songs

CELEBRANT    Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.

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When My Heart Is Torn Asunder
Phil Wickham

When my heart is torn asunder
And my world just falls apart
Lord you put me back together
And lift me up to where you are

There is hope beyond the suffering
Joy beyond the tears
Peace in every tragedy
And love that conquers fear
For I have found redemption
In the blood of Christ
My body might be dying
But I’ll always be alive

You have turned mourning to dancing
You have covered me with grace
The struggle here may last a moment
But life with you will last always

When the age of death is over
When this world has been reborn
We’ll be there beside our Savior
This is our great and rich reward

The General Thanksgiving
Ryan Flanigan, 2016

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, 
Here we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks,
For you are good and full of loving-kindness, 
Pouring out your love to us and all whom you have made. 
We bless you, Lord,
For our creation, preservation, and the blessings of this life; 
But most of all for your immeasurable love,
The redemption of the world by Jesus Christ; 
For the means of grace, and the hope of glory.

And give us such awareness of your mercies, 
That with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, 
Not only with our lips, but in our whole lives, 
Giving up our selves to serve you, walking in your ways,
In holiness and righteousness all of our days; 
And now through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
To whom, with you and with the Holy Spirit raise
All the honor and the praise forevermore. Amen. Amen.

the dismissal

OFFICIANT     Let us bless the Lord.

PEOPLE           Thanks be to God.

OFFICIANT    
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

2 Corinthians 13:14

Build My Life
Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kable, Matt Redman, and Pat Barrett

Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for you

Jesus a name above every other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for you, we live for you

Holy there is no one like you, there is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who you are, and fill me with your heart
And lead me in your love to those around me

I will build my life, upon your love, it is a firm foundation
I will put my trust, in you alone, and I will not be shaken

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Receive Prayer Today

At the end of the service today, you can receive prayer from the prayer team by calling in or by video conference: Click here for Zoom video conferencing  -OR- Voice-only call +1-346-248-7799 and when prompted, enter meeting ID: 828 5449 4440

Visitors

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