Monday, July 13, 2015

An Order for the Eucharist on Pentecost 8 (RCL Proper 16B 19 July 2015)

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
19 July 2015

The Gathering of the Community

Entrance Hymn

‘We, the Lord’s People’  Common Praise #10


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

Kyrie [i]

May your loving mercy come to us, O Lord,
and your salvation according to your word.
Kyrie eleison.  Christe eleison.  Kyrie eleison. [ii]

Your word is a lantern to our feet
and a light to our path.
Kyrie eleison.  Christe eleison.  Kyrie eleison. [iii]

O let your mercy come to us,
so that we may live fully and freely.
Kyrie eleison.  Christe eleison.  Kyrie eleison. [iv]

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Holy God of Israel,
draw us near to you,
so that in place of hostility there may be peace;
in place of loneliness, compassion;
in place of aimlessness, direction;
and in place of sickness, healing;
through Christ Jesus, in whom you draw near to us.  Amen. [v]

The Proclamation of the Word of God

The First Reading

A reading from the Second Book of Samuel (7.1-14a).

            1 Now when [King David] was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, 2 the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.”  3 Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.”

            4 But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan:  5 Go and tell my servant David:  Thus says the Lord:  Are you the one to build me a house to live in?  6 I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle.  7 Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”  8 Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David:  Thus says the Lord of hosts:  I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; 9 and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.  10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies.  Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house.  12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.  13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.  14 I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me.

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

The Psalm of the Day

Psalm 89.20-37 with a refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice):  May we ever be faithful to your covenant, O Holy One.

20 I have found David my servant; *
            with my holy oil have I anointed him.
21 My hand will hold him fast *
            and my arm will make him strong.
22 No enemy shall deceive him, *
            nor any wicked one bring him down.
23 I will crush his foes before him *
            and strike down those who hate him.

Refrain:  May we ever be faithful to your covenant, O Holy One.

24 My faithfulness and love shall be with him, *
            and he shall be victorious through my name.
25 I shall make his dominion extend *
            from the Great Sea to the River.
26 He will say to me, ’You are my Father, *
            my God, and the rock of my salvation’
27 I will make him my firstborn *
            and higher than the rulers of the earth.
28 I will keep my love for him for ever, *
            and my covenant will stand firm for him.
29 I will establish his line for ever *
            and his throne as the days of heaven.

Refrain:  May we ever be faithful to your covenant, O Holy One.

30 If his children forsake my law *
            and do not walk according to my judgements;
31 if they break my statutes *
            and do not keep my commandments;
32 I will punish their transgressions with a rod *
            and their iniquities with the lash;
33 but I will not take my love from him, *
            nor let my faithfulness prove false.

Refrain:  May we ever be faithful to your covenant, O Holy One.

34 I will not break my covenant, *
            nor change what has gone out of my lips.
35 Once for all I have sworn by my holiness: *
            ‘I will not lie to David.
36 His line shall endure for ever *
            and his throne as the sun before me;
37 It shall stand fast for evermore like the moon, *
            the abiding witness in the sky.’”

Refrain:  May we ever be faithful to your covenant, O Holy One.

The Second Reading

A reading from the Letter to the Ephesians (2.11-22).

            11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision” — a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands — 12 remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  14 For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.  15 He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16 and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it.  17 So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18 for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father.  19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.  21 In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.

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

Hymn before the Gospel

‘Alleluia’  Common Praise #714 (verse 1 sung by the Presider)

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (6.30-34, 53-56).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught.  31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.”  For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.  32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.  33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them.  34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

            53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat.  54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.  56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

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

The Sermon

The Apostles’ Creed

Let us confess the faith of our baptism.

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

I believe in Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
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,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come 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.

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Thanksgivings and Petitions

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn

‘Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life’  Common Praise #592 vv. 1, 2, 5, 6

The Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

O God,
accept our praise and thanksgiving.
Help us in all we do
to offer ourselves as a true and living sacrifice;
through Jesus Christ the 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.

We give you thanks and praise, almighty God,
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Redeemer.
He is your living Word,
through whom you have created all things.

By the power of the Holy Spirit
he took flesh of the Virgin Mary
and shared our human nature.
He lived and died as one of us,
to reconcile us to you,
the God and Father of all.

In fulfillment of your will
he stretched out his hands in suffering,
to bring release to those who place their hope in you;
and so he won for you a holy people.

He chose to bear our griefs and sorrow,
and to give up his life on the cross,
so that he might shatter the chains of evil and death,
and banish the darkness of sin and despair.
By his resurrection
he brings us into the light of your presence.

Now with all creation we 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 and gracious God,
accept our praise,
through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;
who on the night he was handed over
to suffering and death,
took bread and gave you thanks,
saying, “Take, and eat:
this is my body which is broken for you.”
In the same way he took the cup,
saying, This is my blood which is shed for you.
When you do this, you do it in memory of me.”

Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection,
we offer you this bread and this cup,
giving thanks that you have made us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.

We ask you to send your Holy Spirit
upon the offering of your holy Church.
Gather into one
all who share in these sacred mysteries,
filling them with the Holy Spirit
and confirming their faith in the truth,
so that together we may praise you
and give you glory
through your Servant, Jesus Christ.

All glory and honour are yours,
Author of life and Word of redemption,
with the Holy Spirit
in the holy Church,
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

Be known to us, Lord Jesus,
in the breaking of the bread.
Be known to us, Lord Jesus,
in the breaking of the bread.
The bread which we break, alleluia,
is the communion of the body of Christ.
Be known to us, Lord Jesus,
in the breaking of the bread.
One body are we, alleluia,
for though many, we share one bread.
Be known to us, Lord Jesus,
in the breaking of the bread. [x]

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


Hymn after Communion

‘Here, Lord, We Take the Broken Bread’  Common Praise #65

The Sending Forth of the Community

The Prayer after Communion

O God,
as we are strengthened in these holy mysteries,
may our lives be a continual offering,
holy and acceptable in your sight;
through Jesus Christ the Lord.  Amen. [xi]

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

‘Ye Holy Angels Bright’  Common Praise #323

The Dismissal

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

[i] Common Worship (2000), 133 alt.

[ii] Common Praise #706.

[iii] Common Praise #706.

[iv] Common Praise #706.

[v] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects, Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion:  Propers 10 to 22’ (2015), 4.

[vi] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 369.

[vii] Common Praise #732.

[viii] ‘The Great Thanksgiving 2’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 196-197 alt.

[ix] Songs for a Gospel People #12.

[x] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 227.

[xi] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 369;

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