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The Fifth Sunday in Lent | Rite I
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
Voluntary “Fantasia” Johann Pachelbel (1652 - 1706)

Opening Hymn 398 "I sing the almighty power of God" FOREST GREEN

Opening Sentences
Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgiveth all our sins.
People: His mercy endureth for ever.

Decalogue BCP p. 317, Hymnal S-353

Confession of Sin BCP p. 321

Absolution and The Word of God

Kyrie (sung) BCP p. 324, Hymnal S-91
Lord have mercy upon us.
Christ have mercy upon us.
Lord have mercy upon us.

Collect of the Day
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And with thy Spirit.
Celebrant: Let us pray.

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21 Read by: D. Rasey
Thus says the Lord,who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild animals will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.

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

Psalm 126 Read by: D. Rasey

1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, *
then were we like those who dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
and our tongue with shouts of joy.

3 Then they said among the nations, *
"The Lord has done great things for them."

4 The Lord has done great things for us, *
and we are glad indeed.

5 Restore our fortunes, O Lord, *
like the watercourses of the Negev.

6 Those who sowed with tears *
will reap with songs of joy.

7 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

Second Reading: Philippians 3:4b-14 Read by: D. Rasey
If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.

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

Sequence Hymn 474 "When I survey the wondrous cross" ROCKINGHAM

The Gospel: John 12:1-8 The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to John.
People: Glory be to thee O Lord.

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?" (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord. People: Praise be to thee, O Christ.

Homily The Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

The Nicene Creed BCP p. 326

Prayers of the People BCP p. 328

The Peace BCP p. 332

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

Offertory Anthem "A Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester" Robert White

The Presentation

Doxology OLD 100TH
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Holy Communion
Know that whoever you are or wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place for you. All baptized Christians are invited to receive communion.

Eucharistic Prayer II BCP 340

The Great Thanksgiving

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And with thy spirit.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up unto the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

People: It is meet and right so to do.

Celebrant: It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God.

Hymnal S-114

The Lord’s Prayer Hymnal S-119

Fraction Anthem Agnus Dei Hymnal S-158

Communion Hymn 701 "Jesus, all my gladness" JESU, MEINE FREUDE

The Blessing

Closing Hymn 441 "In the Cross of Christ I glory" RATHBUN


Voluntary “Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns halt” Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau


Holy Week Schedule

April 6th - Renewal of Vows and Blessing of the Oil for Chrismation at 1:00 p.m. lead by
Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe.

April 9th - Palm Cross Workshop at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church.

April 10th - Palm Sunday: Services at 8:00 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.

April 11th - Holy Monday: Eucharist at 6:30 p.m.

April 12th - Holy Tuesday: Eucharist at 6:30 p.m.

April 13th - Holy Wednesday: Tenebrae at 6:30 pm.

April 14th - Maundy Thursday: Agape Meal at 5:30 p.m.
Eucharist (In the Great Hall) at 6:30 p.m.
Stripping of the Altar (In the Sanctuary) at 7:00 p.m.

April 15th - Good Friday: Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m.
Worship with choral service at 6:30 p.m.

April 16th - Holy Saturday: Prayers at 10 a.m.

April 17th - Easter Sunday: Services at 8:00 a.m. and at 9:45 a.m. with special music
including instrumentalists and soloists.
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.

They seek brand new children's clothes, underwear, socks, medical supplies, sanitary items for women, and other personal hygiene items.

You can drop these off at Sacred Heart Church directly or bring items to Christ Church and we will take them to Sacred Heart.
Palm Cross Workshop
A palm cross workshop will be held on Saturday morning, April 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in one of the downstairs Sunday school class rooms. They are mailed out to our home bound and handed out during the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.

Everyone is welcome. Come join in this Lenten experience.
Saturday May 14th will be Cabaret night at Christ Church! Social time begins at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. BYOB (Bring your own beverage)! Volunteers are needed to make sweet and savory treats. Tickets will be $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th after the Sunday service.
April 3 Harpsichord Concert featuring Paul Cienniwa at the Phelps 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Come hear Paul Cienniwa and Michael Bahmann play a rendition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080. Tickets are $20 at the door and are available in advance.
CHOW Update - We need your help!
We need to the following items to our CHOW inventory

• Men’s and Women’s shampoo (i.e. Medium sizes)
• Bars of soap (i.e. Irish spring, Zest)
• Toothpaste (i.e. All sizes of tubes)
• Mouthwash (i.e. Small and medium sizes)
• Razors (i.e. Disposable plastic)
• Toilet Paper

Please leave any donations in the CHOW basket at the entrance to the Sanctuary or in the CHOW pantry door way. Thank you for your giving and kindness!
Katie's Closet
Men's clothes are desperately needed, especially slacks and jeans (used or new) and underwear and socks (new). We ask that no women's sweaters are donated. Volunteers are also needed for a couple of hours a month. Thank you!
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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