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Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist — Rite II
Voluntary
Prelude and Fugue in G major
Charles Geissler 1802-?



Processional Hymn 316
This is the hour of banquet and of song
CANTICUM REFECTIONIS



The Opening Sentences

Celebrant: Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
People: and blessed be God’s Kingdom now and Forever. Amen



Gloria
Hymnal 421



The Collect of the Day

Celebrant: The Lord be with you
People: And also with you
Celebrant: Let us pray

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



First Reading: Amos 8:1-12
This is what the Lord God showed me-- a basket of summer fruit. He said, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the Lord said to me, "The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by. The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day," says the Lord God; "the dead bodies shall be many, cast out in every place. Be silent!" Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, "When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat." The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who lives in it, and all of it rise like the Nile, and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt? On that day, says the Lord God, I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day. The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.

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



Psalm 52

1 You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness *
against the godly all day long?

2 You plot ruin;
your tongue is like a sharpened razor, *
O worker of deception.

3 You love evil more than good *
and lying more than speaking the truth.

4 You love all words that hurt, *
O you deceitful tongue.

5 Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, *
topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling,
and root you out of the land of the living!

6 The righteous shall see and tremble, *
and they shall laugh at him, saying,

7 "This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, *
but trusted in great wealth
and relied upon wickedness."

8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; *
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

9 I will give you thanks for what you have done *
and declare the goodness of your Name in the presence of the godly.



Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-28
Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers-- all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him-- provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel. I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. I became its servant according to God's commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

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



Sequence Hymn 440
Blessed Jesus at Thy Word
LIEBSTER JESU



The Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

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

As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

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



The Homily
The Rev. Elizabeth Ewing



The Nicene Creed
BCP p. 358



The Prayers of the People

Verse: Lord, in your mercy.
Response: Hear our prayer.



The Confession
BCP p. 360



The Peace BCP p. 360



The Holy Communion



Offertory Hymn 711
Seek Ye first
SEEK YE FIRST



Doxology OLD 100TH



The Great Thanksgiving



Eucharist Prayer B
BCP p. 367


Holy, holy, holy (Sanctus & Benedictus)
WLP 858



The Lord’s Prayer



The Breaking of the Bread



Fraction Anthem
WLP 875



Communion Hymn 325
Let us break bread together
LET US BREAK BREAD



The Post Communion Prayer
BCP 365



The Blessing



The Dismissal



Processional Hymn 488
Be thou my vision
SLANE



Voluntary
Musique Royale
Michael Richard Delalande 1657-1726

Announcements

This is a reminder that Mother Elizabeth's last day with us is Sunday, July, 31st. Hopefully you have all received the letter and 4 x 6 card from the Farewell Committee requesting a memory and photo to go into a journal for Mother Elizabeth. There will also be a reception for her and Ted after the 10:00 am service in the Great Hall on the 31st. The deadline to receive the card and photo is Friday, July 22nd. We hope to see you on July 31st. Any questions can be directed to Barb Stanton, 315-560-4165.
Barb Knoth's Birthday

Barb Knoth's current address is listed below. Her 82nd birthday is July 16th. Let's join in sending her a shower of cards.

Barbara Knoth
Room 311A
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
271-11 76th Avenue
Queens, NY 11040
Bishop DeDe has asked Christ Church to be a Gathering Place for the
Diocesan convention in November

Only three other churches were asked to be a Gathering Place: Ss. Peter and John in Auburn; Zion in Rome; and Trinity in Watertown. Gathering Places will, for the near future, replace the convention being held in Syracuse each year.

Bishop Dede wished to try a "regional" approach to the convention this year as not only a cost saving to the Diocese as well as to the Churches attending, but also
to have delegates experience the benefits of smaller gatherings. The Vestry enthusiastically accepted the Bishop's request. Details of our responsibilities as a Gathering Place in future editions of Heads Up. Way to go Christ Church!
Open Position: Clerk of the Vestry

Christ Church has been Nancy McGorry has served this church and the Vestry admirably as clerk of the Vestry. Accurate minutes and tracking of motions are important to our work. Nancy will be stepping down, and we are seeking someone as the new Clerk of the Vestry.

The main job is attending Vestry meetings and the annual meeting, keeping accurate minutes, sending these out for approval, and maintaining our Vestry notebooks. This is a volunteer position. If interested, please contact Kevin Shea or Mother Elizabeth.
Katie's Closet

Men's clothes are desperately needed, especially slacks and jeans (used or new) and underwear and socks (new). Volunteers are also needed for a couple of hours a month. Thank you!
Assisting Ukraine

Should you wish to assist people in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, here are two opportunities to consider:

1) Episcopal Relief and Development has created a special fund and is working to get assistance in and to refugee communities. Your funds will be matched by the Diocese if you donate through them. https://cnyepiscopal.org. You can also write a check to Christ Church.

2) Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church on 230 Ukrainian Hill Road in Johnson City is sending shipments directly to Europe to assist people.

Christ Church Amazon

Christ Church Amazon: When you're shopping on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and list "Christ Church Binghamton" as your charity of choice. The Church will receive .5 % of your purchase! Over $600 has been given to Christ Church from your Amazon purchases since its program began. Thank you for designating Christ Church to receive these proceeds. Every little bit helps.
Christ Church YouTube Link
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)
Restrictions for Indoor Worship Services

Everyone will wear a mask when entering and exiting the sanctuary and when in line for communion. You may mask throughout the service and please return to distancing.

No offering plate will be passed. Gifts will be collected online or in plates placed near the Church entrance.

Parking in the Metro Center parking lot is available. Press the button and take a ticket to enter. Please leave the entry ticket in the car so that it is readily available when exiting. Ushers will provide a ticket which you will need to exit. Both tickets will be needed in order to exit.
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