Sunday, October 15, 2017

An Ordo for Pentecost 20 (RCL Proper 29A, 22 October 2017)

We continue to use the complementary series for the first reading and psalm.

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
22 October 2017

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music

Announcements

Opening Hymn

‘Come, O God of All the Earth’  Common Praise #589 (sung by all)

The Greeting

Bless the Lord all you works of the Lord:
praise and exalt the Holy One for ever.
Bless the Lord you angels of the Lord:
praise and exalt the Holy One for ever.
O people of God bless the Lord:
praise and exalt the Holy One for ever.
Bless the holy and undivided Trinity, one God:
praise and exalt the Holy One for ever. [i]

The Kyrie [ii]

The Deacon offers the Bidding and the Community responds with the Kyrie.

God, be gracious to us and bless us,
and make your face shine upon us:
Kyrie, Kyrie eleison.

May your ways be known on the earth,
your saving power among the nations:
Kyrie, Kyrie eleison.

Make known your salvation,
and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations:
Kyrie, Kyrie eleison.

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

The Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

O God,
whose image we bear and whose name we carry,
yours is the world and all it contains.
Recall us to our true allegiance,
so that above the powers and rulers of this world
you alone may claim our loyalty and love.
We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.  Amen. [iv]

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading

A reading from the prophet Isaiah (45.1-7).

            45.1 Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their robes, to open doors before him — and the gates shall not be closed:  2 I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, 3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.  4 For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me.  5 I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god.  I arm you, though you do not know me, 6 so that they may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other.  7 I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe; I the Lord do all these things.

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

The Psalm

Psalm 96.1-9 from Songs for the Holy One.

Refrain (sung twice):  May the heavens rejoice and the earth dance with joy!

Sing a new song to the Most High!
To the Holy One let the whole world sing!
Sing and bless the Divine Name.
Day after day declare God’s saving help.
Proclaim among the nations the holy splendour,
among all peoples the miraculous deeds.

Refrain:  May the heavens rejoice and the earth dance with joy!

Surely the Holy One is great, utterly worthy of praise,
terrifying to all other gods!
All gods of the nations are worthless idols.
It was the Holy One who made the heavens.

Refrain:  May the heavens rejoice and the earth dance with joy!

Splendour and majesty fill the holy Presence;
power and beauty adorn the Holy Sanctuary.
Give honour to the Holy One, all races of the world,
acknowledge the glory and power.
Honour God’s glorious name.
Bring offerings; enter the holy courts.

Refrain:  May the heavens rejoice and the earth dance with joy!

The Second Reading

A reading Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians (1.1-10).

            1.1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:  Grace to you and peace.

            2 We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.  4 For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.  6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.  8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it.  9 For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead — Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

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

Hymn before the Gospel

‘Alleluia’  Common Praise #714 (refrain only, sung twice)

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew (22.15-22).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            22.15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap [Jesus] in what he said.  16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality.  17 Tell us, then, what you think.  Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?”  18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?  19 Show me the coin used for the tax.”  And they brought him a denarius.  20 Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?”  21 They answered, “The emperor’s.”  Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  22 When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

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

Hymn after the Gospel

‘Alleluia’  Common Praise #714 (refrain only, sung twice)

The Homily

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us affirm our faith in God.

We long for you, O God,
we confess our deep desire;
for the heavens are arrayed
with your unhidden beauty.

You are the source of our yearning, O Christ:
you are the way of glory.
Bearing our sweet and humble flesh,
fruit of a woman’s womb,
you were made and moulded as we are.

Spirit of discernment, integrity and fire:
breathe on our fearfulness,
refine our truthfulness,
and sing through our speechlessness;
so that we may daily refuse what is evil,
and be taken up with praise.

Merciful Creator, of an infinite tenderness;
wounded Redeemer, by whom all flesh is moved;
Comforter of fire, who leads us into truth;
we offer you our praise.  Amen. [v]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn

‘Stand Up and Bless the Lord’  Common Praise 350

Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

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. [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. [vii]

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 our hope. 
Dying you destroyed our death. 
Rising you restored our life. 
Lord Jesus, come in glory.

Recalling his death, proclaiming his resurrection,
and looking for his coming again in glory,
we offer you, Source of all life, 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, Author of creation, now and for ever.  Amen.

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

You gave your people angels’ food
and sent them bread from heaven,
so that your children might learn, O God,
that it is your word which sustains all who trust in you. [ix]

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

Communion

The Hymn after Communion

‘For the Bread Which You Have Broken’  Common Praise #74

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

Almighty God,
we give you thanks
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. [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

‘Rejoice in God, All Earthly Lands’  Common Praise #351

Dismissal

The Deacon sends the Community forth with an appropriate Dismissal.




[i] Adapted by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett from the Benedicite omnia opera as translated in Common Worship (2000), 778-779.

[ii] Common Worship (2000), 134 alt. with Kyrie from Songs for a Gospel People #51.

[iii] Common Worship (2000), 135.

[iv] Liturgy Task Force (2016), 47.

[v] Adapted by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett from ‘Te Deum’ in Janet Morley, All Desires Known (2006), 53-54.

[vi] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 107 alt.

[vii] Common Praise (1995), #732.

[viii] Common Praise (1995) #744.

[ix] Adapted by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett from Canticle 12 ‘The Bread of Heaven’ as found in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 81-82.

[x] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) 114 alt.