Tuesday, January 20, 2015

An Order for the Eucharist on the Second Sunday after Epiphany (25 January 2015)

The Third Sunday after Epiphany
25 January 2015

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn

‘Jesus Calls Us!  O’er the Tumult’  Common Praise #432

Introductory Responses

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

Seasonal Hymn of Praise

‘Blessed Be the God of Israel’  Common Praise #11 (sung to #508)


Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ,
with those you called by the lakeside,
may we follow you, proclaiming the reign of God,
and sharing your mission to bring good news to all;
for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen. [ii]

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading

A reading from the prophet Jonah (3.1-10).

            1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.”  3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.  Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across.  4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk.  And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”  5 And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

            6 When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.  7 Then he had a proclamation made in Nineveh:  “By the decree of the king and his nobles:  No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything.  They shall not feed, nor shall they drink water.  8 Human beings and animals shall be covered with sackcloth, and they shall cry mightily to God.  All shall turn from their evil ways and from the violence that is in their hands.  9 Who knows?  God may relent and change his mind; he may turn from his fierce anger, so that we do not perish.”

 10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

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

The Psalm

Psalm 62.6-14 with the refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice):  We pour out our hearts to you, O Holy One.

6 For God alone my soul in silence waits; *
            truly, there is my hope.
7 God alone is my rock and my salvation, *
            my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.
8 In God is my safety and my honour; *
            God is my strong rock and my refuge.
9 Put your trust in God always, O people; *
            Pour out your hearts before the Holy One, our refuge.

Refrain:  We pour out our hearts to you, O Holy One.

10 Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath; *
            even those of low estate cannot be trusted.
11 On the scales they are lighter than a breath, *
            all of them together.
12 Put no trust in extortion;
in robbery take no empty pride; *
            though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.
13 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, *
            that power belongs to God.
14 Steadfast love is yours, O God, *
            for you repay everyone according to their deeds.

Refrain:  We pour out our hearts to you, O Holy One.

Second Reading

A reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians (7.29-31).

            29 I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it.  For the present form of this world is passing away.

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

The Gradual Hymn

‘Mon âme se repose en paix’  Common Praise #563 (sung in English three times)

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (1.14-20).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

            16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea — for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”  18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.  19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets.  20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

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

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us affirm our faith in God.

Blessed be the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ  with every spiritual blessing
that comes from heaven.

God chose us in Christ to be holy and blameless
and destined us to be beloved adopted children.

God revealed the divine hidden design to us:
to bring all things together in Christ,
the things in heaven along with the things on earth. [iii]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Thanksgivings and Petitions

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘Living Lord of Love’s Dominion’  Common Praise #453

Prayer over the Gifts

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord.  Amen. [iv]

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.

Blessed are you, gracious God,
creator of heaven and earth;
by water and the Holy Spirit
you have made us a holy people
in Jesus Christ our Lord;
you renew that mystery in bread and wine and nourish us
to show forth your glory in all the world.
Therefore with angels and archangels,
and will all the holy people
who have served you in every age,
we raise our voices
to proclaim the glory of your name. [v]

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. [vi]

Holy God, you alone are holy, you alone are God.
The universe declares your praise:
beyond the stars, beneath the sea;
within each cell; with every breath.
We praise you, O God.

Generations bless your faithfulness:
through the water; by night and day; across the wilderness;
out of exile; into the future.
We bless you, O God.

We give you thanks for your dear Son:
at the heart of human life; near to those who suffer;
beside the sinner; among the poor; with us now.
We thank you, O God.

In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread,
and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, eh took the cup, gave thanks,
and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Remembering his love for us on the way,
at the table, and to the end,
we proclaim the mystery of faith.
Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

We pray for the gift of your Spirit:
in our gathering; within this meal;
among your people; throughout the world.

Blessing, praise, and thanks to you, holy God,
through Christ Jesus, by your Spirit,
in your church, without end.  Amen.  [vii]

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. [viii]

The Breaking of the Bread

We break the bread of life,
and that life is the light of the world
God here among us,
light in the midst of us,
bring us to light and life.

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

The Communion

Communion Hymn

‘We Are Called’  Evangelical Lutheran Worship #720 (insert)

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

We give you thanks, almighty God,
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you
and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. [ix]

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.

Closing Hymn

‘Sing of Andrew, John’s Disciple’ Common Praise #273


The Deacon will send the people forth with an appropriate Dismissal.

[i] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 97.

[ii] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Propers:  Epiphany 2 to Transfiguration’ (2015), 1.

[iii] Ephesians 1.3, 4a, 5a, 9a, 10b (Common English Bible) alt.

[iv] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Propers:  Epiphany 2 to Transfiguration’ (2015), 1.

[v] Third Preface of the Lord’s Day, The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 218.

[vi] Common Praise #732.

[vii] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006).

[viii] Common Praise #744.

[ix] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Propers:  Epiphany 2 to Transfiguration’ (2015), 1.

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