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  • Winter Warmth Project Announcement
  • Fall 2021 Congregation Survey
  • Sunday School Zoom Link
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  • Christ Church Mask Requirements
Please note the Church office will be closed November 19th, 25th, and 26th.
Christ Episcopal Church
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
November 14th, 2021
Voluntary Voluntary on the Old 100th, Z. 721 Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Opening Hymn:
“Jesus came, adored by angels” Hymnal 454 v. 1-4



Celebrant: Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

People: and blessed be God’s kingdom now and forever. Amen.

Celebrant: 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.



The Gloria Hymnal S280
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.



Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Let us pray.



The Collect of the Day
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



First Reading: 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Read by L. Tiziani
On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?” After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the Lord. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. She made this vow: “O Lord of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head.” As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli said to her, “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Put away your wine.” But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time.” Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him.” And she said, “Let your servant find favor in your sight.” Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer. They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.”

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



Song of Hannah: 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Read by L. Tiziani

Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the Lord;
my strength is exalted in my God.

My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in my victory.

“There is no Holy One like the Lord,
no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.

Talk no more so very proudly,
let not arrogance come from your mouth;

for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.

The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the feeble gird on strength.

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
but those who were hungry are fat with spoil.

The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.

The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low, he also exalts.

He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap,

to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.

For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
and on them he has set the world.

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness;
for not by might does one prevail.

The Lord! His adversaries shall be shattered;
the Most High will thunder in heaven.

The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king,
and exalt the power of his anointed.”



Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25 Read by L. Tiziani
Every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

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



Sequence Hymn: “God himself is with us” Hymnal 475 v. 1-4



The Gospel: Mark 13:1-8 Read by The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert

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

As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.” When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.”

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, Pat, Rose, Sally, Scott, and the Alford family.

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 “Come, thou fount of every blessing” Hymnal 686 v. 1-3



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 “Lord, make us servants of your peace” Hymnal 593



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: “God of grace and God of glory” Hymnal 594 v 1-4

The Dismissal

Voluntary Overture in C, KV 399 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Written in the style of a French baroque overture, this work sounds more like Bach
or Handel than Mozart. Typical of the style, the piece moves from a stately opening
to a fast, contrapuntal section, finally concluding with gestures that evoke the opening passages.

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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