Wednesday, October 15, 2014

An Order for the Eucharist on Pentecost 19 (19 October 2014)

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
19 October 2014

The Gathering of the Community

Entrance Hymn

‘O God beyond All Praising’  Evangelical Lutheran Worship #880


Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,
the fountain of living water,
the rock who gave us birth,
our light and our salvation. [i]

Fountain of living water,
for the times when we have used your gifts carelessly
and acted ungratefully;
have mercy upon us.

Rock who gave us birth,
we enjoy the fruits of the harvest,
but sometimes forget that you have given them to us;
have mercy upon us.

Light that brightens our darkness,
we belong to a people who are full and satisfied,
but ignore the cry of the hungry;
have mercy upon us.

Salvation that restores us,
we are thoughtless,
and do not care enough for the world you have made;
have mercy upon us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
we store up goods for ourselves alone,
as if there were no God and no promised reign of justice and peace;
have mercy upon us. [ii]

Gracious God,
you loved the world so much
that you sent your Son to be our Saviour.
Forgive our sins
and make us ready to serve you in all times and in all places;
through your Beloved, Jesus Christ.  Amen. [iii]


‘Glory to God’  Common Praise #702

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

O God,
whose image we bear
and whose name we carry,
yours is the world and all it contains.
Recall us to our true allegiance,
so that above the powers and rulers of this world
you alone may claim our loyalty and love.
We make our prayer
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.  Amen. [iv]

The Proclamation of the Word of God

The First Reading

A Reading from Exodus (33.12-23).

            Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me.  Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favour in my sight.’  Now if I have found favour in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favour in your sight.  Consider too that this nation is your people.” [The Lord] said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  And [Moses] said to [the Lord], “If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here.  For how shall it be known that I have found favour in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us?  In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.”

            The Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favour in my sight, and I know you by name.”  Moses said, “Show me your glory, I pray.”  And [the Lord] said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, ‘The Lord’; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.  But,” [the Lord] said, “you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.”  And the Lord continued, “See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
Thanks be to God.

The Psalm of the Day

Psalm 99 with the refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice):  We praise and magnify your glorious name.

1 The Lord reigns; *
            let the people tremble;
the Lord is enthroned upon the Cherubim; *
            let the earth shake.
2 The Lord is great in Zion *
            and is high above all peoples.
3 Let them confess your name, which is great and awesome; *
            you are the Holy One.
4 “O mighty Sovereign, lover of justice, you have established equity; *
            you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.”

Refrain:  We praise and magnify your glorious name.

5 Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God
and fall down before the footstool of God; *
            the Lord is the Holy One.
6 Moses and Aaron among your priests, *
            and Samuel among those who call upon your name,
they called upon the Lord, *
            and you answered them.
7 You spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; *
            they kept your testimonies and the decree that you gave them.

Refrain:  We praise and magnify your glorious name.

8 “O Lord our God, you answered them indeed; *
            you were a God who forgave them,
            yet punished them for their evil deeds.”
9 Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God
and worship upon the holy hill of God; *
            for the Lord our God is the Holy One.

Refrain:  We praise and magnify your glorious name.

The Second Reading

A Reading from Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians (1.1-10).

            Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

            To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
 Grace to you and peace.

            We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.  For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.  And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.  For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it.  For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead — Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
Thanks be to God.

Hymn before the Gospel

‘Alleluia’  Common Praise #715

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew (22.15-22).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap [Jesus] in what he said.  So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality.  Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?”  But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?  Show me the coin used for the tax.”  And they brought him a denarius.  Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?”  They answered, “The emperor’s.”  Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

The Gospel of Christ.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us affirm our faith as we say,

Hear, O Israel,
the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.

This is the first and the great commandment.
The second is like it:
Love your neighbour as yourself.

There is no commandment greater than these. [v]

The Prayers of the Community

The Prayers of the People

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn

‘Stand Up and Bless the Lord’  Common Praise #350

The Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

Blessed are you, O God,
maker of all things.
Through your goodness
you have blessed us with these gifts:
our selves, our time and our possessions.
Use us, and what we have gathered,
in feeding the world with your love,
through the one who gave himself for us,
Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Amen. [vi]

The Thanksgiving at the Table

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.

It is indeed right
that we should praise you, gracious God,
for you created all things.
You formed us in your own image:
male and female you created us.
When we turned away from you in sin,
you did not cease to care for us,
but opened a path of salvation for all people.
You made a covenant with Israel,
and through your servants Abraham and Sarah
gave the promise of a blessing to all nations.
Through Moses you led your people
from bondage into freedom;
through the prophets
you renewed your promise of salvation.
Therefore, with them and with all your saints
who have served you in every age,
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. [vii]

Holy God, source of life and goodness,
all creation rightly gives you praise.
In the fullness of time,
you sent your Son Jesus Christ,
to share our human nature,
to live and die as one of us,
to reconcile us to you,
the God and Creator of all.
He healed the sick
and ate and drank with outcasts and sinners;
he opened the eyes of the blind
and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom
to the poor and to those in need.
In all things he fulfilled your gracious will.

On the night he freely gave himself to death,
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 all people
for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it,
do this for the remembrance of me.”

Gracious God,
his perfect sacrifice
destroys the power of sin and death;
by raising him to life
you give us life for evermore.

Therefore we proclaim our faith.
Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

Recalling his death,
proclaiming his resurrection,
and looking for his coming again in glory,
we offer you, God of abundance, this bread and this cup.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon these gifts,
so that all who eat and drink at this table
may be one body and one holy people,
a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory is yours, Holy One of Israel,
now and for ever.  Amen. [viii]

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, let us 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. [ix]

The Breaking of the Bread

“I am the bread which has come down from heaven,”
says the Lord.
Give us this bread for ever.

“I am the vine, you are the branches.”
May we dwell in Christ, as he dwells in us. [x]

The gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.


Hymn after Communion

‘A Spendthrift Lover Is the Lord’  Common Praise #177

The Sending Forth of the Community

Stewardship Reflection

The Prayer after Communion

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. [xi]

Closing Hymn

‘O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing’  Songs for a Gospel People #1

The Dismissal

The Deacon sends the People forth with a Dismissal for the occasion.

[i] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 95.

[ii] Common Worship (2000), 126 alt.

[iii] Common Worship (2000), 136 alt.

[iv] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects from Pentecost to the Reign of Christ Year A’ (2014), 11.

[v] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 53.

[vi] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 107 alt.

[vii] Common Praise #726.

[viii] Eucharistic Prayer 1 in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 193-195 alt.

[ix] ‘Our Father in Heaven’, Common Praise #744.

[x] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 212 alt.

[xi] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 214-215.

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