September 25, 2016: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Celebrant and Homilist: The Rev. Stephanie Shockley
Deacon: Clive Oscar Sang
Organist: Mr. Anthony J. Rafaniello
- Prelude: “Prelude in E-flat” – Henry Smart
- Choir Anthem: “Stand Up and Bless the Lord” – W. Glen Darst
- Postlude: “Recessional” – Henry Kihlken
- Click here to listen to the Gospel by Deacon Clive Oscar Sang, and sermon by the Rev. Stephanie Shockley from the 8 AM service.
- Click here to listen to the readings by Joe Gentesse and Sydney O’Hagen, the Gospel by Deacon Clive Oscar Sang, and sermon by the Rev. Stephanie Shockley, with prelude, choir anthem and postlude from the 10 AM service.
Notes on Today’s Readings
We invite you to be a part of our celebration of Jesus Christ dying and rising in the midst of His people. In the gospel reading today, we hear his parable of Dives and Lazarus with its warning that failure to respond to the gospel in ministry to others can result in losing our place in his Kingdom. Christian living includes care for the poor, the sick and the helpless, actions fully as holy as worship and prayer.
In today’s reading from Jeremiah, Judah has reached the time of its destruction. Jeremiah is told to perform an action that reveals a seed of hope. He is to buy land and have deeds saved and preserved by his assistant, Baruch. This is a sign that even though Judah will destroyed as a nation, the time will come when it will be revived and people will return to possess the land.
Again, today, we read from the first epistle of Timothy. This book of practical advice for Christian living urges that the Christian man or woman remain faithful to Christ’s commandments. Furthermore, the rich within the Christian community are to practice generosity, lest their riches become a barrier to the new life in Christ, which God has given us.
When we celebrate the Eucharist, we gather as one people regardless of our material or social standing. As disciples we respond to God’s love in worship and are sent forth to embody that love of God in concrete acts of care for the poor and helpless.
The Worship Service
10 AM: Rite Two
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
|Processional Hymn||H # 574|
|Collect for Purity||BCP 355|
|Gloria||S # 280|
|Collect of the Day||BCP 234|
|The Lesson||Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15|
|Psalm||91: 1-6, 14-16|
|The Epistle||1 Timothy 6: 6-19|
|Sequence Hymn||H # 583|
|The Gospel||Luke 16: 19-31|
|Nicene Creed||BCP 358|
|Prayers of the People||Form III|
|The Peace||BCP 360|
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
|Choir Anthem||see above|
|Offertory Hymn||H # 705|
|Eucharistic Prayer C||BCP 369|
|Sanctus||S # 129|
|The Lord’s Prayer||BCP 364|
|Agnus Dei||S # 163|
|The Invitation||BCP 364|
|Communion Hymns||L # 151, H 701|
|Post Communion Prayer||BCP 365|
|Recessional Hymn||H # 625|