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At the end of this E-mail you will find announcements regarding the following:
  • CHOW Pantry Announcement
  • Winter Warmth Project Announcement
  • Fall 2021 Congregation Survey
  • Sunday School Zoom Link
  • Christ Church YouTube Link
  • Christ Church Mask Requirements
Please note the Church office will be closed November 19th, 25th, and 26th.
Christ Episcopal Church
Last Sunday after Pentecost
November 21st, 2021
Voluntary Let Us Break Bread Together Charles Callahan (b.1951)

Opening Hymn:
“All hail the power of Jesus' Name” Hymnal 450

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

First Reading: 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Read by M. Smith
These are the last words of David: The oracle of David, son of Jesse, the oracle of the man whom God exalted, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the favorite of the Strong One of Israel: The spirit of the Lord speaks through me, his word is upon my tongue. The God of Israel has spoken, the Rock of Israel has said to me: One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land. Is not my house like this with God? For he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. Will he not cause to prosper all my help and my desire? But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away; for they cannot be picked up with the hand; to touch them one uses an iron bar or the shaft of a spear. And they are entirely consumed in fire on the spot.

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19) Read by M. Smith

1 Lord, remember David, *
and all the hardships he endured;

2 How he swore an oath to the Lord *
and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 "I will not come under the roof of my house," *
nor climb up into my bed;

4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *
nor let my eyelids slumber;

5 Until I find a place for the Lord, *
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

6 "The ark! We heard it was in Ephratah; *
we found it in the fields of Jearim.

7 Let us go to God's dwelling place; *
let us fall upon our knees before his footstool."

8 Arise, O Lord, into your resting-place, *
you and the ark of your strength.

9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *
let your faithful people sing with joy.

10 For your servant David's sake, *
do not turn away the face of your Anointed.

11 The Lord has sworn an oath to David; *
in truth, he will not break it:

12 "A son, the fruit of your body *
will I set upon your throne.

13 If your children keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *
their children will sit upon your throne for evermore."

14 [For the Lord has chosen Zion; *
he has desired her for his habitation:

15 "This shall be my resting-place for ever; *
here will I dwell, for I delight in her.

16 I will surely bless her provisions, *
and satisfy her poor with bread.

17 I will clothe her priests with salvation, *
and her faithful people will rejoice and sing.

18 There will I make the horn of David flourish; *
I have prepared a lamp for my Anointed.

19 As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame; *
but as for him, his crown will shine."]

Second Reading: Revelation 1:4b-8 Read by M. Smith
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn: “Hail, thou once despised Jesus” Hymnal 495

The Gospel: John 18:33-37 Read by The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to John.
People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.

Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Homily The Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

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.

Prayers of the People Form IV
Response: Hear our prayer.

Prayer List: We pray for Bobbie, Candie, Connor, Don, George, Joell, Kathy, Mark, Mother Elizabeth, Osmond, Rose, Sally, and Scott.

Please take time to say silently or aloud your intercessions and thanksgivings for the church, governments, individuals and the world.

The Confession
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Celebrant and People:
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.

Absolution

The Peace

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

Offertory Anthem “Let all mortal flesh keep silence” arr. Stephen Cleobury (b. 1948)

Doxology Hymnal 380 v. 3

3 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.

Eucharistic Prayer B BCP 367

The Great Thanksgiving

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
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 a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. 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:

Sanctus Hymnal S129

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.

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

The Lord’s Prayer

Fraction Hymn Hymnal S154

Music at Communion “Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord” Hymnal 328

Post Communion Prayer
Let us pray.

Celebrant and People:
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

Closing Hymn: “Crown him with many crowns” Hymnal 494

The Dismissal

Voluntary Prelude to the Te Deum Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

Announcements

CHOW Pantry: During the holiday season we service CHOW clients and walk-ins. Please consider donating holiday dinner foods, such as stuffing, instant potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, ect., or your families personal favorite treats during the next two months for local families in need.

Please consider purchasing a replacement floor tile for CHOW for $10. There is a donation jar in the back of the Sanctuary now through January.
Winter Warmth: Christ Church will continue our Winter Warmth project this year! We ask that parishioners drop off donations of hats, scarves, gloves, and/or umbrellas in the back of the church after worship service or during the church’s office hours.
Fall Congregation Survey: Soon you should hear from a church member via phone or email. Our Vestry once again is reaching out to be in touch with our parishioners to check in, confirm contact information, and to ask a few questions which will help our parish discern priorities and ministries in the year and years ahead. We look forward to connecting.

Feel free to fill out the survey any time at: https://www.christepiscopalbing.com/fall-2021-congregation-survey/.
Sunday School Information:

Start Time: 10:00 A.M.

Registration Link: Click Here!


Meeting ID: 851 7341 8446

Meeting Passcode: 714844
You can view our livestream Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. or watch it any time after via our YouTube page: Christ Episcopal Church Binghamton (link)
Christ Church Mask Requirements: Each parish of the Diocese of Central New York has local discretion in establishing COVID-19 response guidelines within the restrictions established by New York State and in line with recommendations from the CDC.

The CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker indicates that Broome County is at “High” levels of community transmission.

Per CDC guidance, individuals attending indoor public worship in these counties should wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status.

Thank you all for your tender care for one another in this challenging time.
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