Monday, May 16, 2016

An Ordo for Trinity Sunday (RCL Trinity C, 22 May 2016)

Trinity Sunday
22 May 2016

The Gathering of the Community

Entrance Hymn

‘Who Comes from God’  Common Praise #392


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]

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.


‘Sing Ye Praises to the Father’  Common Praise #391

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Holy and undivided Trinity,
you are an eternal harmony of gift and response:
through the uncreated Word and the Spirit of truth
embrace us and all creation in your extravagant love;
through the Wisdom of God,
who raises her voice to call us to life.  Amen. [ii]

The Proclamation of the Word of God

The First Reading

A reading from Proverbs (8.1-4, 22-31).

            8.1 Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?  2 On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; 3 beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out:  4 “To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live.

            22 The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.  23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.  24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.  25 Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth —
26 when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil.  27 When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,  28 when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, 29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 30 then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.”

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

The Psalm of the Day

Psalm 8 with Refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (twice):  May we ever honour the Holy One, our Creator.

1 O Lord our governor, *
            how exalted is your name in all the world!
2 Out of the mouths of infants and children *
            your majesty is praised above the heavens.

Refrain:  May we ever honour the Holy One, our Creator.

You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *
            to quell the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *
            the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

Refrain:  May we ever honour the Holy One, our Creator.

4 what are mortals that you should be mindful of them, *
            their children that you should seek them out?
5 You have made them but little lower than the angels; *
            you adorn them with glory and honour;

Refrain:  May we ever honour the Holy One, our Creator.

6 you give them mastery over the works of your hands; *
            you put all things under their feet;
7 all sheep and oxen, *
            even the wild beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, *
            and all that walks in the paths of the sea.
9 O Lord our governor, *
            how exalted is your name in all the world!

Refrain:  May we ever honour the Holy One, our Creator.

The Second Reading

A reading from Paul’s Letter to the Romans (5.1-5).

            8.1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.  3 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

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

Hymn before the Gospel

‘Yours the Hand That Made Creation’  Common Praise #156 vv. 1, 2

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (16.12-15).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            16.12 [Jesus said to his disciples] “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.  14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.  15 All that the Father has is mine.  For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

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

Hymn after the Gospel

‘Yours the Hand That Made Creation’  Common Praise #156 v. 3

The Sermon

The Nicene Creed

Let us confess our faith, as we say,

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,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and 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,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who 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. [iii]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn

‘Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones’  Common Praise #320

The Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

Living God,
receive all we offer you this day.
Grant that hearing your word and responding to your Spirit,
we may share in your divine life.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.  Amen. [iv]

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, our duty and our joy,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ. 
You reveal your glory as the glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: 
equal in majesty, undivided in splendour,
one Lord, one God, ever to be adored in your eternal glory. 
And so, with all the choirs of angels,
with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,
we praise your name and join their unending hymn: [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, holy and mighty, holy and immortal: 
you we praise and glorify, you we worship and adore. 
You formed the earth from chaos; you encircled the globe with air;
you created fire for warmth and light; you nourish the lands with water. 
You moulded us in your image, and with mercy higher than the mountains,
with grace deeper than the seas,
you blessed the Israelites and cherished them as your own. 
That also we, estranged and dying, might be adopted to live in your Spirit,
you called to us through the life and death of Jesus.

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, he 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.

Together as the body of Christ,
we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 
Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

With this bread and cup we remember your Son,
the first-born of your new creation. 
We remember his life lived for others,
and his death and resurrection, which renews the face of the earth. 
We await his coming, when, with the world made perfect through your wisdom,
all our sins and sorrows will be no more. 
Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus.

Holy God, holy and merciful, holy and compassionate,
send upon us and this meal your Holy Spirit,
whose breath revives us for life, whose fire rouses us to love. 
Enfold in your arms all who share this holy food. 
Nurture in us the fruits of the Spirit,
so that we may be a living tree, sharing your bounty with all the world. 
Amen.  Come, Holy Spirit.

Holy and benevolent God, receive our praise and petitions,
as Jesus received the cry of the needy,
and fill us with your blessing, until, needy no longer and bound to you in love,
we feast forever in the triumph of the Lamb: 
through whom all glory and honour is yours,
O God, O Living One, with the Holy Spirit,
in your 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 kingdom. [ix]

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

All your works praise you, O Lord.
And all 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. [x]

Closing Hymn

‘Be Thou My Vision’  Common Praise #505

The Dismissal

The Deacon sends the Community forth with an appropriate Dismissal.

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

[ii] The Propers Working Group of the Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Propers for Year C:  Trinity through Proper 14C’, 1.

[iii] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 104 alt.

[iv] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 347.

[v] Evangelical Lutheran Worship:  Leaders Desk Edition (2006), 190.

[vi] Common Praise #719.

[vii] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 67 alt.

[viii] Songs for a Gospel People #12.

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

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

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