Worship at Christ Church

Sunday Services

Whether you join us from home or in our sanctuary we are one body, united in the Spirit, celebrating our risen Christ every week!  Join us at 10:00am each Sunday morning in Word and Sacrament.  

Digital Courtyard – Join us HERE!

We invite each of you to join us immediately following the service in the “courtyard!”  Connect and visit with one another for a few minutes in this online gathering.

Vestry Vote

Open until Sunday 1/17/21 at 11:59pm

Thank you for participating in the vote for the incoming vestry members Nate Bruce, Leslie Cameron and Sara Schultz. This vote is intended for regular, adult attendees who call Christ Church their “home.” Formal membership is not required to cast a vote however, we do ask that you consider yourself a committed part of the Christ Church community. One vote per adult is permitted.

Sanctuary Service

Sundays @ 10:00am

We are excited for the opportunity to worship together again as we take steps in regathering in embodied, corporate worship.  We will be practicing strict health protocols in order to make gathering as safe as we are able, for the sake of our community and city.

Space is limited due to social distancing requirements; all those who plan to attend in person will need to sign up in advance to reserve their seat.  Every Sunday is open to all as long as space is available.

Live Stream Service

Sundays @ 10:00am

Welcome! Scroll down to follow along and interact with the liturgy, or download a printable PDF here.

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Visitors

If you are visiting with us today, we would love to know about your visit! Everyone, if you have prayer requests, please submit them here. The staff prays each week for each prayer request.


Receive Prayer

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 the button below –OR- Voice-only call +1-346-248-7799 and when prompted, enter Meeting ID: 874 5085 3029

Holy Eucharist

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 17th, 2021

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 Hymn  

The People Stand

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Words: S. Trevor Francis, 1890; Music: Thomas J. Williams, 1890

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread his praise from shore to shore!
How he loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, nevermore!
How he watches o’er his loved ones,
Died to call them all his own;
How for them he intercedeth,
Watcheth o’er them from the throne!

Opening Sentences

LEADER     The Lord is here:

PEOPLE     And his Spirit is with us.

LEADER     The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it:

PEOPLE      Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad.

LEADER      I was glad when they said to me:

PEOPLE      Let us go to the house of the Lord.

LEADER      Praise the Lord:

PEOPLE      The name of the Lord be praised.

LEADER      Let us pray:

PEOPLE     
Almighty God, you bring to light things hidden in darkness, and know the shadows of our hearts: Cleanse and renew us by your Spirit, that we may walk in the light and glorify your name, through Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, Amen.

The Confession

The people kneel or stand.

LEADER      Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

ALL
Almighty God, Creator of all, you marvelously made us in your image; but we have corrupted ourselves and damaged your likeness by rejecting your love and hurting our neighbors. We have done wrong and neglected to do right. We are sincerely sorry and heartily repent of our sins. Cleanse us and forgive us by the sacrifice of your Son; remake us and lead us by your Spirit, the Comforter. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CELEBRANT
Almighty God, whose steadfast love is as great as the heavens are high above the earth, remove your sins from you, as far as the east is from the west, strengthen your life in his kingdom and keep you upright to the last day; through Jesus Christ, our merciful High Priest. Amen.

PEOPLE
Thank you, Father, for forgiveness. We come to your table as your children, not presuming but assured, not trusting ourselves but your Word. We hunger and thirst for righteousness, and ask for our hearts to be satisfied with the body and blood of your Son, Jesus Christ the righteous. Amen.

Gloria 

The People Stand

LEADER      Glory to the Father:

PEOPLE      Glory to the Son.

LEADER      Glory to the Spirit:

PEOPLE      For ever three in One.

LEADER      Be glorified in the United States:

PEOPLE      Be glorified in Austin.

LEADER      Be glorified at home:

PEOPLE      Be glorified in the Church.

LEADER       Be glorified on earth:

PEOPLE       Be glorified in heaven.

LEADER       Glory to the Father:

PEOPLE       Glory to the Son.

LEADER       Glory to the Spirit:

PEOPLE       For ever three in One.

LEADER       Hallelujah!

PEOPLE       Amen!

Song of Worship

Great Are You, Lord
David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan

You give life, you are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, you restore every heart that is broken
And great are you, Lord

It’s your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to you only

And all the earth will shout your praise
Our hearts will cry these bones will sing
Great are you, Lord

The people sit.

First Reading 

1 Samuel 3:1–20

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.

2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.

4 Then the Lord called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!” 5 and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.

6 And the Lord called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

8 And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 And I declare to him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”
17 And Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him.”

19 And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of the Lord.

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

Psalter 

The People Stand

LECTOR    Let us pray Psalm 139 responsively by half verse.

1 Lord, you have searched me out and known me; *
  you know my sitting down and my rising up;
  you discern my thoughts from afar.

2 You trace my journeys and my resting places *
  and are acquainted with all my ways.

3 Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, *
  but you, O Lord, know it altogether.

4 You press upon me behind and before *
  and lay your hand upon me.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; *
  it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

12 For you yourself created my inmost parts; *
  you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

13 I will thank you because I am marvelously made; *
  your works are wonderful, and I know it well.

14 My body was not hidden from you, *
  while I was being made in secret
  and woven in the depths of the earth.

15 Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb;
     all of them were written in your book; *
  they were fashioned day by day,
  when as yet there was none of them.

16 How deep I find your thoughts, O God! *
  how great is the sum of them!

17 If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; *
  to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.

Psalm 139:1–5, 12–17

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 Gospel 

John 1:43–51

DEACON   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John.
PEOPLE    Glory to you, Lord Christ

1:43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

DEACON    The Gospel of the Lord
PEOPLE     Praise to you, Lord Christ

The Sermon 

The People Sit

         

The Prayers of the People

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

May the leaders of our churches have wisdom and speak with one voice.  
Amen. Lord have mercy.

May the leaders of our country rule with righteousness.
Amen. Lord have mercy.

May the Lord be our shield and defender. 
Amen. Lord have mercy.

May we and our enemies turn towards peace.  
Amen. Lord have mercy.

May the love of the Father touch the lonely, the bereaved, and the suffering…  
Amen. Lord have mercy.

May the path of the world be swept of all dangers.    
Hallelujah. The Lord of mercy is with us.

CELEBRANT
Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

announcements

Outdoor Worship Night

Tonight @ 5pm | (No registration required)

Small Group Kickoff

January 24th, right after worship | More info on small groups…

Faith & Business Lunch

January 21st | RSVP here!

Job Opening: Office Administrator

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Visitors

If you are visiting with us today, we would love to know about your visit!

If you have prayer requests, please submit them here. The staff prays each week for each prayer request.

Community Updates

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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 song

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

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offertory song:

Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come
Words and Music: Jered McKenna, 2013 (based on Isaiah 60:1–19)

Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of God is on you
Arise see when the earth grows dark that the Lord will arise upon you
The Lord will arise upon you

Nations will come to your light lift up your eyes and see
We’ll gather together and come to you
And your love will be all that we know
Your love will be all that we know   

Arise come to the open gates for the Father is welcoming you
Fear not for the Lord brings peace and redemption to all who believe
Redemption to all who believe

Nations will come to your light lift up your eyes and see
We’ll gather together and come to you
And your love will be all that we know
Your love will be all that we know
The sun will not shine, because you’ll be all the light that we need
and violence will end; all the wars that we wage will cease
We will glorify your name
We will glorify your name.

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him, all creatures here below
Praise him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen

The Liturgy of the Table 

The People Stand

CELEBRANT   Is the Father with us?

PEOPLE           He is.

CELEBRANT   Is Christ among us?

PEOPLE           He is.

CELEBRANT   Is the Spirit here?

PEOPLE            He is.

CELEBRANT    This is our God:

PEOPLE            Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

CELEBRANT    We are his people:

PEOPLE             We are redeemed.

CELEBRANT     Lift up your hearts:

PEOPLE             We lift them to the Lord.

CELEBRANT      Let us give thanks to the Lord our God:

PEOPLE              It is right to give him thanks and praise.

CELEBRANT
It is right and our delight to give you thanks and praise, Holy Father, living God, supreme over the world, Creator, Provider, Saviour and Giver. From a wandering nomad you created your family; for a burdened people you raised up a leader; for a confused nation you chose a king; for a rebellious crowd you sent your prophets. In these last days you have sent us your Son, your perfect image, bringing your kingdom, revealing your will, dying, rising, reigning, remaking your people for yourself. Through him you have poured out your Holy Spirit, filling us with light and life. Therefore with angels, archangels, and all in heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious name, forever praising you and saying:

CELEBRANT AND PEOPLE
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and 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.

The People Kneel or Stand


CELEBRANT
Almighty God, Owner of all things, we thank you for giving up your only Son to die on the cross for us who owe you everything. Pour your refreshing Spirit on us as we remember him in the way he commanded through these gifts of your creation.

On the same night that he was betrayed he took bread and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to his disciples saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

PEOPLE
Amen. His body was broken for us.

CELEBRANT
In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks; he gave it to them, saying, “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. Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

PEOPLE
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

CELEBRANT
We are brothers and sisters through his blood.

PEOPLE
We have died together.
We will rise together.
We will live together.

CELEBRANT 
Therefore, heavenly Father, hear us as we celebrate this covenant with joy, and await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He died in our place, making a full atonement for the sins of the whole world, the perfect sacrifice, once and for all. You accepted his offering by raising him from death, and granting him great honor at your right hand on high.

PEOPLE
Amen. Jesus is Lord.

CELEBRANT
This is the feast of victory.

PEOPLE
The Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Hallelujah!

CELEBRANT
As Jesus taught us, so we pray:

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

Forever and ever, Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

CELEBRANT    Christ is alive for ever:

PEOPLE            We are because he is.

CELEBRANT    We are one body:

PEOPLE             We share one bread.

CELEBRANT     Draw near with faith:

PEOPLE             Christ is the host and we are his guests.

If you have consecrated elements in your home, please take communion now and enter into a time or worship. You may administer the sacrament with these words:

“The body of Christ, the bread of heaven,”

“The blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.”

If you do not have consecrated elements, we invite you to pray this prayer for spiritual communion:

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.

Communion Music 

We Do Not Presume
Music by Andy Piercy & David Clifton

We do not presume to come to your table
Trusting in our own righteousness
For we are not worthy so much as to gather
The crumbs from under your table
But trusting, O Lord, in your great and manifold mercies
For you are the same Lord, whose nature is always to have mercy
So cleanse us and feed us with the body and blood of your Son
That we may live in him and that he may live in us
For ever and ever. Amen.

Trinity Song
Sandra McCracken

Holy Father, Son, and Spirit
Holy communion, Three-in-One
Come, with your peace, with your invitation
Bind us together in holy love

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

Prayer for Mission

ALL 
Almighty God, Holy Father, we have sat at your feet, learned from your word, and eaten from your table. We give you thanks and praise for accepting us into your family. Send us out with your blessing, to live and to witness for you in the power of your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, the first born from the dead. Amen.

The Blessing

CELEBRANT    All our problems:

PEOPLE            We send to the cross of Christ.

CELEBRANT    All our difficulties:

PEOPLE            We send to the cross of Christ.

CELEBRANT    All the devil’s works:

PEOPLE            We send to the cross of Christ.

CELEBRANT    All our hopes:

PEOPLE            We set on the risen Christ.

CELEBRANT
Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path: and the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you, always.

PEOPLE        Amen.

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (reprised)

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Love of every love the best!
’Tis an ocean vast of blessing,
’Tis a haven sweet of rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
’Tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me up to thee!

The Dismissal

DEACON      Go out into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

PEOPLE       Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Digital Courtyard – Join us HERE!

We invite each of you to join us in the “courtyard!”  Connect and visit with one another for a few minutes in this online gathering.

Receive Prayer

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 the button below –OR- Voice-only call +1-346-248-7799 and when prompted, enter Meeting ID: 874 5085 3029

Visitors

If you are visiting with us today, we would love to know about your visit!

If you have prayer requests, please submit them here. The staff prays each week for each prayer request.