First Sunday after Pentecost

First Sunday after Pentecost

Christ Episcopal Church
First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
Holy Eucharist Rite II — 10:00 A.M.
Opening Hymn “Holy, Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty” Hymnal 362

1 Holy, holy holy! Lord God Almighty!Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee:Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,which were, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,though the sinful human eye thy glory may not see,only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,perfect in power, in love, and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!All thy works shall praise thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

The Word of God

Celebrant: Alleluia, Christ is RisenPeople: The Lord is Risen indeed, Alleluia

Collect for Purity

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.

Gloria [Mathias] (sung by soloist) Hymnal S278

The Collect of the Day

Celebrant: The Lord be with youPeople: And also with youCelebrant: Let us prayAlmighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 Reader: M. Quinn

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.” The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

Celebrant: The Word of the LordPeople: Thanks be to God

Psalm 29 (spoken)

1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, *ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; *worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;the God of glory thunders; *the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; *the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.

5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; *the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.

7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; *the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe *and strips the forests bare.

9 And in the temple of the Lord *all are crying, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; *the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.

11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; *the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Second Reading: Romans 8:12-17 Reader: M. Quinn

So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh– for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ– if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Celebrant: The Word of the LordPeople: Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn “Holy Father, Great Creator” Hymnal 368

1 Holy Father, great Creator, source of mercy, love and peace,look upon the Mediator, clothe us with his righteousness;heavenly Father, heavenly Father, through the Saviour hear and bless.

2 Holy Jesus, Lord of glory, whom angelic hosts proclaim,while we hear thy wondrous story, meet and worship in thy Name,dear Redeemer, dear Redeemer, in our hearts thy peace proclaim.

3 Holy Spirit, Sanctifier, come with unction from above,touch our hearts with sacred fire, fill them with the Savior’s love.Source of comfort, Source of comfort, cheer us with the Savior’s love.

4 God the Lord, through every nation let thy wondrous mercies shine,In the song of thy salvation every tongue and race combine.Great Jehovah, great Jehovah, form our hearts and make them thine.

The Gospel: John 3:1-17 Reader: The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert

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

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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

The Sermon The Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Nicene Creed BCP p. 358

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.

The Prayers of the People

Verse: Loving God, Holy TrinityPeople: We join in the dance

The Peace BCP p. 358

The Holy Communion

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

The Offertory

Anthem “Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord” Franz Schubert

Holy, holy, holy, Holy is the Lord,Holy, holy, holy, Holy is the Lord.

Father, Son, and Spirit, Evermore shall be,Holy, holy, holy, Blessed Trinity

Praise to you, O Lord, Hosanna in the height,Holy, holy, holy, God of power and might

The Great Thanksgiving (The People Stand) BCP p. 367

Eucharistic Prayer B BCP p. 367

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.

Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every-where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

Here a Proper Preface is sung or said on all Sundays, and on otheroccasions as appointed.

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:

Celebrant and People

Holy, holy, holy (Sanctus & Benedictus)(Soloist)[Mathias] Hymnal S128

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 stand or kneel.

Then the Celebrant continues

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “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. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

Celebrant and People

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

The Celebrant continues

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with [_____and] all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.

By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer (Spoken)

The Breaking of the Bread

All baptized persons are welcome to receive Holy Communion and others to receive a blessing.

Fraction (Soloist) Hymnal S154

Music at Communion

The Post Communion Prayer

Loving God, we give you thanks for restoring us in your image and nourishing us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood. Now send us forth a people, forgiven, healed and renewed; that we may proclaim your love to the world and continue in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

The Blessing

The Dismissal

Closing Hymn “Immortal, Invisible, God only wise” Hymnal 423

1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,almighty, victorious, thy great Name we praise.

2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;thy justice like mountains high soaring abovethy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love,

3 Thou reignest in glory, thou rulest in light,thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;all laud we would render: O help us to see‘tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.

The event is finished.

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