October 2, 2016: The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Collect and Readings from the Feast of Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226
In recognition of the day, the Collect of the Day and the readings are taken from the Feast Day of Saint Francis.
Collect of the Day
Most high, omnipotent, good Lord, grant your people grace to renounce gladly the vanities of this world; that, following the way of blessed Francis, we may for love of you delight in your whole creation with perfectness of joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Reading: Genesis 1: 20-28 And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Psalm 148: 7-14
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, * you sea-monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and fog, * tempestuous wind, doing his will;
9 Mountains and all hills, * fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Wild beasts and all cattle, * creeping things and winged birds;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, * princes and all rulers of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, * old and young together.
13 Let them praise the Name of the Lord, * for his Name only is exalted, his splendor is over earth and heaven.
14 He has raised up strength for his people and praise for all his loyal servants, * the children of Israel, a people who are near him. Hallelujah!
Second reading: Galatians 6: 14-18 May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From now on, let no one make trouble for me; for I carry the marks of Jesus branded on my body. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.
Gospel: Matthew 11: 25-30 Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Deacon: Clive Oscar Sang
Organist: Mr. Anthony J. Rafaniello
- Prelude: Prelude and Fugue in E major – Johann Kaspar Fischer
- Choir Anthem: “Immortal, Invisible” – Eric Thiman
- Postlude: “Gigue” – Christof Nichelmann
- Click here to listen to the readings by Al Lehmkuhl and Daniel Rivera, 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.
The Worship Service
10 AM: Rite Two
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
|Processional Hymn||H # 535|
|Collect for Purity||BCP 355|
|Gloria||S # 280|
|Collect of the Day||BCP 234|
|The Lesson||Jeremiah 8:18—9:1|
|Psalm||Psalm 79: 1-9|
|The Epistle||1 Timothy 2: 1-7|
|Sequence Hymn||H # 655|
|The Gospel||Luke 16: 1-13|
|Nicene Creed||BCP 358|
|Prayers of the People||Form III|
|The Peace||BCP 360|
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
|Choir Anthem||see above|
|Offertory Hymn||H # 551|
|Eucharistic Prayer C||BCP 369|
|Sanctus||S # 129|
|The Lord’s Prayer||BCP 364|
|Agnus Dei||S # 163|
|The Invitation||BCP 364|
|Communion Hymns||H # 671, H 660|
|Post Communion Prayer||BCP 365|
|Recessional Hymn||H # 607|