The Holy Eucharist Rite I: November 7

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: The Festival of All Saints

O God, our mighty tower, and creator of Heaven and Earth,
Have mercy upon us.
O God, our Redeemer, who died and rose again,
Have mercy upon us.
O God, our comforter, who strengthens all the faithful,
Have mercy upon us.
Holy Trinity, undivided, One God,
Have mercy upon us.
By the creation of Adam and Eve out of the dust of the ground, the forming of them in your holy image, and breathing into them your sacred breath,
Have mercy upon us.
By the calling forth of Noah and his family, the gathering together of the creatures of the earth, and the gift of the covenant as a bow in the sky,
Have mercy upon us.
By the blessing and sending of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel, and the matriarchs and patriarchs of the twelve tribes of Israel,
Have mercy upon us.
By the call of Moses at the burning bush, the liberation of the children of Israel from Pharaoh’s hand, and the renting of the Sea,
Have mercy upon us.
By the witness and courage of your holy prophets of old; Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Micah, Habakkuk; and all those who called your people to faithfulness of living and justice for the poor and vulnerable,
Have mercy upon us.
By the coronation of David and Solomon, and for the establishment of the holy city of Jerusalem, and your great Temple,
Have mercy upon us.
By the Annunciation to our sister Mary by the Angel Gabriel, the visitation to Elizabeth, and the Incarnation of the Word into the world,
Have mercy upon us.
By the voice that rang out in the wilderness, John the Baptizer, Elizabeth’s son, who washed your people in Jordan’s waters and who baptized Our Lord,
Have mercy upon us.
By the ministry of Peter, James, and John and all the twelve disciples, their journey from doubt to faith, and their ministry as apostles,
Have mercy upon us.
By the first proclamation of the resurrection of Our Lord by Mary Magdalene, and the other women, to the disciples,
Have mercy upon us.
By the sacred works of your evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the proclamation of the Good News,
Have mercy upon us.
By the blinding light sent to Paul, his ministry to the Gentiles, and the bringing of the Gospel of Christ unto all nations,
Have mercy upon us.
By the witness of Stephen, the first martyr, and by those who followed his example, by the profession of their faith with their lives and their deaths,
Have mercy upon us.
By the defense of the orthodox faith by your servants Athanasius, Gregory the Great, Gregory of Nanzianus, Ambrose, Augustine, Monica, and Aquinas; that your faith and your church may be one,
Have mercy upon us.
By the calling of your people to live lives of holiness and prayer by Anthony, Benedict, Francis, Clare, and Dominic,
Have mercy upon us.
By the shining of the light of the Gospel into the British Isles by Augustine, Patrick, Bridgid, Aidan, Cuthbert, Hilda, Julian, and Ninian,
Have mercy upon us.
By the ministries of those who renewed and reformed your church, Luther, Calvin, Cramner, Elizabeth, Wesley, and Ignatius to be ever faithful to the Resurrection of our Lord and the teachings of Christ,
Have mercy upon us.
By the translation of your Holy Scriptures, by Jerome, Tyndale, Wycliffe, that they may always be a light and guide to all your children,
Have mercy upon us.
By the examples of living lives worthy of the Gospel by those saints alive in our world and in our own day,
Have mercy upon us.
By the great victory of Michael, archangel, over the beast, the establishment of your abiding peace, the casting out of darkness by your light, and the final consummation of your Kingdom,
Have mercy upon us.
By the death, resurrection, and ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the victory that he brings to all who abide in faith, we pray for those who we love but see no longer, especially ______________________ that they may dwell in your heavenly courts in peace and in your Presence forevermore, and until we are all reunited to each other and you,
Have mercy upon us.
Son of God, we beseech you to hear us.
Son of God, we beseech you to hear us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Grant us thy peace.

The Collect

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit
Let us pray.

O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one
communion and fellowship in the mystical body of thy Son
Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed
saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to
those ineffable joys which thou hast prepared for those who
unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our
Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth,
one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The First Lesson—Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and no torment will ever touch them.
In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,
and their departure was thought to be a disaster,
and their going from us to be their destruction;
but they are at peace.
For though in the sight of others they were punished,
their hope is full of immortality.
Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good,
because God tested them and found them worthy of himself;
like gold in the furnace he tried them,
and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them.
In the time of their visitation they will shine forth,
and will run like sparks through the stubble.
They will govern nations and rule over peoples,
and the Lord will reign over them forever.
Those who trust in him will understand truth,
and the faithful will abide with him in love,
because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones,
and he watches over his elect.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

The Psalm—24

1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, *
the world and all who dwell therein.

2 For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

3 “Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? ” *
and who can stand in his holy place?”

4 “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *
who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
nor sworn by what is a fraud.

5 They shall receive a blessing from the Lord *
and a just reward from the God of their salvation.”

6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, *
of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

8 “Who is this King of glory?” *
“The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle.”

9 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

10 “Who is he, this King of glory?” *
“The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory.”

The Second Lesson—Revelation 21:1-6a

I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

“See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them as their God;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.”

And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The Gospel Lesson—John 11:32-44

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory be to thee, O Lord.

When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”
Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to thee, O Christ.

The Sermon

The Renewal of Baptismal Vows

Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
I will, with God’s help.

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
I will, with God’s help.

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
I will, with God’s help.

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
I will, with God’s help.

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
I will, with God’s help.

The Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And with thy spirit.

The Welcome and Announcements

On Wednesdays, there is a service of Holy Eucharist at 9AM in the church. You are welcome to come in-person, or to watch on Facebook Live.

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The Offertory

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up unto the Lord.
Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.
It is meet and right so to do.

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God.

Creator of the light and source of life, who hast made us in thine image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts:
Heaven and earth are full of thy Glory.
Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

All glory be to thee, O Lord our God, for that thou didst create heaven and earth, and didst make us in thine own image; and, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption. He made there a full and perfect sacrifice for the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again.

For in the night in which he was betrayed, he took bread; and when he had given thanks to thee, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat, this is my Body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Likewise, after supper, he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink this, all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you, and for many, for the remission of sins. Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.”

Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy people do celebrate and make, with these thy holy gifts which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; and looking for his coming again with power and great glory.

And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us, and, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, to bless and sanctify these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be unto us the Body and Blood of thy dearly-beloved Son Jesus Christ.

And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, whereby we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies. Grant, we beseech thee, that all who partake of this Holy Communion may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, and be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; and also that we and all thy whole Church may be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord;

By whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost all honor and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power,
and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

The Fraction

Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

The Prayer of Humble Access

We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

The Post-Communion Prayer

Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee for that thou dost feed us, in these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favor and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs, through hope, of thy everlasting kingdom. And we humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

The Blessing

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God. 

The flowers today are given in loving memory of Mary Saunders from Jeff Hooper and Andrea Long