Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. Michael Anglican Church, August 14th, 2022

My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; 
I know them and they follow me. 
John 10.27

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Gathering Hymn

 

 

Gathering Prayer 

The presiding celebrant greets the community

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

And also with you.

 
The following prayer may be said

Almighty God,

to you all hearts are open,
all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. 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.

 

Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest,
All 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.

 

Kyrie Eleison        

Lord, have mercy. 
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

 

Collect     

Almighty God,
we are taught by your word
that all our doings without love are worth nothing.
Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts
that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtue;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Proclamation Of The Word

The First Reading - JEREMIAH 1:4-10

4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

5 ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’

6 ‘Alas, Sovereign Lord,’ I said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am too young.’

7 But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am too young.” You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the Lord.

9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.’

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

 

The PSALM  - 71:1-6

Read responsively at the WHOLE verse

1 IN thee, O LORD, have I put my trust; / let me never be put to confusion.

2 Deliver me and rescue me in thy righteousness: / incline thine ear unto me and save me.

3 Be thou my stronghold, whereunto I may alway resort; / thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my rock and my castle.

4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly, / out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

5 For thou, O Lord, art the thing that I long for: / thou, LORD, art my trust, even from my youth.

6 Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born: / thou art he that took me out of my mother’s womb; my praise shall be always of thee.

Together we pray…

Holy God, be our strength and our salvation, that we may never be ashamed to praise you for your mighty acts. We ask this through Jesus Christ. Amen

 

The Second Reading  - HEBREWS 12:18-29

18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: 

‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.’ 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, ‘I am trembling with fear.’

22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’ 27 The words ‘once more’ indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our ‘God is a consuming fire.’

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gradual Hymn

 

The Gospel:  LUKE 12:49-56

Reader:       The Lord be with you.
People:         And also with you.
Reader:       The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to LUKE.
People:         Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, ‘Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.’ 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, ‘There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.’

15 The Lord answered him, ‘You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?’

17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.

Reader:    The Gospel of Christ.
People:     Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon

The 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. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped 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.

OR

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again
to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayer of Intercession 

...

Lead us, Lord:
to walk in Your ways.

...

 Merciful father,

accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, Our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Confession and Absolution

...Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.

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 neighbours 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.

The Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

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2 Corinthians 9:7

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Offertory Hymn

Prayer over the Gifts

God of glory,
receive all we offer this day as a symbol of our love,
and increase in us that true and perfect gift.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer 1

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

...we give thanks and raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

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.  

...therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

OR

...Therefore we proclaim our hope.

Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory.

Eucharistic Prayer 5

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

...By your power you sustain the universe.
Glory to you for ever and ever.

we praise your wonderful name, as we sing (say),

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.

...

Glory to you for ever and ever.

 

The Lord’s Prayer   

As our Saviour has taught us, so we pray

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.  Amen.

OR

And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Breaking of the Bread        

“I am the bread of life,” says the Lord. “Whoever come to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst.”

Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him!

 

The Communion     

The gifts of God for you, the People of God.
Thanks be to God.

Communion Hymn

 

Prayer After Communion             

Living God,
increase in us the healing power of your love.
Guide and direct us
that we may please you in all things,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Doxology            

Glory to God,
whose power, working in us, 
can do infinitely more 
than we can ask or imagine.  
Glory to God from generation to generation, 
in the Church and in Christ Jesus, 
for ever and ever. Amen.

OR

All your works praise you, O Lord.

And your faithful servants bless you. Gracious God
we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

May we, who share his body, live his risen life;

we, who drink his cup, bring life to others;
we, whom the Spirit lights,
give light to the world.
Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so that we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Closing Hymn

 

Blessing

May the Father
from whom every family
in earth and heaven receives its name strengthen you with his Spirit
in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;

and the blessing ...of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you, and remain with you always.

Amen.

 

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.   Alleluia
 

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