The Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Join us as we celebrate the seventh Sunday of Easter. This is an in-person worship service that will be live streamed via Zoom. It will be available to watch on demand via YouTube after the service ends.

Christ Episcopal Church
The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist Rite II — 10:00 A.M .

Prelude                                          “Canzona”                                       Domenico Zipoli

Opening Hymn              “All hail the power of Jesus’ name”            Hymnal 450,  v. 1-3

1          All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!  Let angels prostrate fall;

            bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all!

            bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all!

2          Crown him ye martyrs of our God, who from his altar call:

            praise him whose way of pain ye trod, and crown him Lord of all!

            praise him whose way of pain ye trod, and crown him Lord of all!

3          Hail him, the Heir of David’s line, whom David Lord did call,

            the God incarnate, Man divine, and crown him Lord of all!

            the God incarnate, Man divine, and crown him Lord of all!

The Word of God

Celebrant: Alleluia, Christ is Risen

People: 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 you

People: And also with you

Celebrant: Let us pray

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26                                                      Reader: P. Dutra

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus– for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry. So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us– one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Psalm 1 (spoken)

1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *

nor lingered in the way of sinners,

nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *

and they meditate on his law day and night.

3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,

bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *

everything they do shall prosper.

4 It is not so with the wicked; *

they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, *

nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *

but the way of the wicked is doomed.

Second Reading: 1 John 5:9-13                                                          Reader: P. Dutra

If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn                      “Many and great”                           Hymnal 385, v. 1 & 2

1          Many and great, O God are your works,

            Maker of earth and sky.

            Your hands have set the heavens with stars;

            your fingers spread the hills and plains.

            Lo, your word formed the waters deep;

            oceans obey your voice.

2          Grant unto us communion with you,

            O Star abiding One.

            Come unto us and dwell with us;

            with you are found the gifts of life.

            Bless us with life that has no end,

            eternal life with you.

The Gospel: John 17:6-19                               Reader: The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to John

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus prayed for his disciples, “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.”

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 for Eastertide

Verse: Risen Christ

Response: To you we give undying praise.

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                         “Draw us in the Spirit’s Tether”                      Harold W. Friedell

Soloist: S. MacLennan

            Draw us in the Spirit’s tether; For when humbly, in thy name,

            two or three are met together, Thou art in the midst of them:

            Alleluya! Alleluya! Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

            As the brethren used to gather in the name of Christ to sup,

            Then with thanks to God the Father Break the bread and bless the cup,

            Alleluya! Alleluya! So knit thou our friendship up.

            All our meals and all our living Make as sacraments of thee,

            That by caring, helping giving, We may true disciples be.

            Alleluya! Alleluya!  We will serve thee faithfully, we will serve thee faithfully.

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 other

occasions 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 [Organ]       

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             “See the Conqueror mounts in triumph”         Hymnal 215 v. 1-3

1          See the Conqueror mounts in triumph; see the King in royal state,

            riding on the clouds, his chariot, to his heavenly palace gate!

            Hark! The choir of angel voices joyful alleluias sing,

            and the portals high are lifted to receive their heavenly King.

2          He who on the cross did suffer, he who from the grave arose,

            he has vanquished sin and Satan; he by death has spoiled his foes.

            While he lifts his hands in blessing, he is parted from his friends;

            while their eager eyes behold him, he upon the clouds ascends.

3          Thou hast raised our human nature on the clouds to God’s right hand:

            there we sit in heavenly places, there with thee in glory stand.

            Jesus reigns, adored by angels; Man with God is on the throne;

            mighty Lord, in thine ascension, we by faith behold our own

                                         “Rigaudon”                                        Andre Campra

The event is finished.

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