Monday, July 18, 2016

An Ordo for Pentecost 10 (24 July 2016)

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
24 July 2016

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music


The Opening Hymn

‘Seek Ye First’  Common Praise #458

The Greeting and Litany

Blessed be the one, holy and living God.
Glory to God for ever and ever. [i]

You raise the dead to life in the Spirit:
Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

You bring pardon and peace to the broken in heart:
Christ, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.

You make one by your Spirit the torn and divided:
Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy. [ii]

Holy One,
lift from us every burden
that hinders us from walking in the way of Jesus
and renew in us his joy and confidence
in your love and mercy;
through Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.  Amen. [iii]

The Hymn of Praise

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

The Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Lord of gifts,
share with us a hunger
for the bread of your kingdom
and give to us a yearning impatience with injustice;
through Jesus Christ, our Jubilee.  Amen. [iv]

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading

A reading from the prophet Hosea (1.2-10).

            1.2 When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.”  3 So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

            4 And the Lord said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.  5 On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.”

            6 She conceived again and bore a daughter.  Then the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them.  7 But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen.”

            8 When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son.  9 Then the Lord said, “Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God.”

            10 Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” it shall be said to them, “Children of the living God.”

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

The Psalm

Psalm 85 with refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice):  Holy One, help us to listen and follow your teachings.

1 You have been gracious to your land, O Lord, *
            you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven all the iniquity of your people *
            and blotted out all their sins.
3 You have withdrawn all your fury *
            and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.
4 Restore us then, O God our Saviour; *
            let your anger depart from us.
Refrain:  Holy One, help us to listen and follow your teachings.

5 Will you be displeased with us for ever? *
            Will you prolong your anger from age to age?
6 Will you not give us life again, *
            that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your mercy, O Lord, *
            and grant us your salvation.
8 I will listen to what you, Lord God, are saying, *
            for you are speaking peace to your faithful people
            and to those who turn their hearts to you.

Refrain:  Holy One, help us to listen and follow your teachings.

9 Truly, your salvation is very near to those who fear you, *
            that your glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth have met together; *
            righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
            and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Lord, you will indeed grant prosperity, *
            and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before you, *
            and peace shall be a pathway for your feet.

Refrain:  Holy One, help us to listen and follow your teachings.

The Second Reading

A reading from the letter to the Colossians (2.6-15).

            2.6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

            8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.  9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority.  11 In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; 12 when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.  13 And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, 14 erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.  15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

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

The Hymn before the Gospel

‘Revive Thy Work, O Lord’  Common Praise #454 vv. 1, 2, 3

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (11.1-13).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            11.1 [Jesus] was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”

            2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:  Father, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come.  3 Give us each day our daily bread.  4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.  And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

            5 And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’  7 And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’  8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

            9 “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  10 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  11 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish?  12 Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion?  13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

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

The Hymn after the Gospel

‘Revive Thy Work, O Lord’  Common Praise #454 vv. 4, 5

The Sermon:  The Rev'd Melanie Calabrigo

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us declare our faith in God.

We believe in God the Creator,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth has its being.

We believe in God the Word Incarnate,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Spirit of counsel and wisdom,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
now and until the ages of ages.  Amen. [v]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

The Exchange of the Peace

The peace of Christ be with you all.
And also with you.

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ’  Common Praise #557

Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

God of mercy and grace,
the eyes of all wait upon you,
and you open your hand in blessing.
Fill us with good things at your table,
so that we may come to the help of all in need,
through Jesus Christ, our redeemer 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.

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 the mystery of faith. 
Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will comes again.

Recalling his death,
proclaiming his resurrection,
and looking for his coming again in glory,
we offer you, O Holy One of Israel, 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, Source of all life, 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.

The Breaking of the Bread

‘I am the bread of life,’ says the Lord.
‘Whoever comes to me will never be hungry;
whoever believes in me will never thirst.’
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are they who trust in him!

These are the gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

The Communion of the Community

The Hymn after Communion

‘Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive’  Common Praise #614

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

Gracious God,
in this meal you have drawn us to your heart,
and nourished us at your table with food and drink,
the body and blood of Christ.
Now send us forth to be your people in the world,
and to proclaim your truth this day and evermore,
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Amen. [viii]

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.

The Closing Hymn

‘Let There Be Light’  Common Praise #572

The Dismissal

The Deacon sends the Community forth with an appropriate Dismissal.

[i] Enriching Our Worship 1 (1998), 50.

[ii] Common Worship (2000), 133.

[iii] Hebrews 12.1-12 as adapted by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett.

[iv] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects for Years A, B & C and Seasonal Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion’ (2016), 136.

[v] Common Worship (2000), 148 alt.

[vi] The Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects for Years A, B & C and seasonal Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion,’ 160.

[vii] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 193-195 alt.

[viii] The Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects for Years A, B & C and seasonal Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion,’ 163.

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