Monday, October 19, 2015

An Ordo for the Eucharist on Pentecost 22 (RCL Proper 30B, 25 October 2015)

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
25 October 2015

The Gathering of the Community

The Opening Hymn

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

The Michaelmas Responses

We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as Lord.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise.
The glorious company of the apostles praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you. [i]

The Hymn of Praise

‘Glory to God’  Common Praise #702

The Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Eternal God,
whose thoughts and ways are not ours,
you alone are God, holy and most high:
school us in the ways of faith and wisdom,
so that we, like Job,
may learn to see and hear truly,
and in humility find blessing.
In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen. [ii]

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading

A reading from Job (42.1-6, 10-17)

            42.1 Then Job answered the Lord:  2 “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’  Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.  4 ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.’  5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; 6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

            10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.  11 Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.  12 The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys.  13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.  14 He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.  15 In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.  16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations.  17 And Job died, old and full of days.

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

The Psalm

Psalm 34.1-8 with the refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice):  Sing for joy to the Holy One!

1  I will bless the Lord at all times; *
            the praise of God shall ever be in my mouth.
2  I will glory in the Lord; *
            let the humble hear and rejoice.
3  Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
            let us exalt the name of God together.
4  I sought the Lord, who answered me *
            and delivered me out of all my terror.

Refrain:  Sing for joy to the Holy One!

5  Look upon God and be radiant, *
            and let not your faces be ashamed.
6  I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
            and saved me from all my troubles.
7  The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear God *
            and will deliver them.
8  Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
            happy are they who trust in God!

Refrain:  Sing for joy to the Holy One!

The Second Reading

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews (7.23-28).

            7.23 Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.  25 Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

            26 For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.  27 Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself.  28 For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

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

The Gradual Hymn

‘Alleluia!  Gory to God’  Common Praise #457 Refrain, vv. 5, 6, Refrain

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (10.46-52).

            46 They came to Jericho.  As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.  47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  49 Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.”  And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”  50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.  51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.”  52 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.”  Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

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

The Sermon

The Affirmation of Faith

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,
source of all being and life,
the one for whom we exist?
We believe and trust in the Holy One.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son,
who took our human nature,
died for us and rose again?
We believe and trust in the Holy One.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,
who gives life to all people
and makes Christ known in the world?
We believe and trust in the Holy One.

This is our faith.
We believe and trust
in God the Author of all that is,
in God the Word through whom all things came into being,
in God the Spirit who enlivens the whole creation.  Amen. [iii]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Thanksgivings and Petitions

Confession and Absolution

Let us pray to God for the forgiveness of our sins.

Have mercy upon us, most merciful God;
in your compassion, forgive us our sins,
known and unknown,
things done and left undone;
and so uphold us by your Spirit
that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honour and glory of your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by the Holy Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen. [iv]

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn                                

‘God the Creator’  Common Praise #445

Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

Holy God,
gracious and merciful,
you bring forth food from the earth
and nourish your whole creation.
Turn our hearts toward those
who hunger in any way,
so that all may know your care;
and prepare us now to feast on the bread of life,
Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Amen. [v]

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 sorrows,
and to give us his life on the cross,
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. [vi]

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,
that together we may praise you and give you glory
through your Servant, Jesus Christ.

All glory and honour are yours, Father and Son,
with the Holy Spirit in the holy Church, now and for ever.  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

Creator of all,
you gave us golden fields of wheat,
whose many grains we have gathered
and made into this one bread.
So may your Church be gathered
from the ends of the earth
into your reign of justice and peace. [ix]

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

The Communion of the Community

The Communion Hymn

‘Bless the Lord, My Soul’  Common Praise #360 (sung thrice)

The Sending Forth of the Community

Stewardship Reflection

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

God of abundance,
with this bread of life and cup of salvation
you have united us with Christ,
making us one with all your people.
Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit,
so that we may proclaim
your redeeming love to the world
and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen. [x]

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

‘Through All the Changing Scenes of Life’  Common Praise #501 (sung to #477)


With all the company of heaven above,
let us go forth in praise to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

[i] English Language Liturgical Consultation, Praying Together (1988), 33 alt.

[ii] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects:  Propers 23B to 30B’, 6.

[iii] “Affirmation of Faith 1” in Common Worship, 144 alt.

[iv] Common Worship (2000), 135 alt.

[v] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects:  Proper 23B to 30B’, 7.

[vi] Common Praise #732.

[vii] ‘Eucharistic Prayer 2’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 196-197.

[viii] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 918,

[ix] ‘The Breaking of Bread 3’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 212 alt.

[x] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects:  Proper 23B to 30B’, 8.

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