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THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST

October 25, 2020

Instructions for Worship

  • In love for our neighbors, we will be maintaining social distancing.
  • In the spirit of 1 Corinthians 8, masks are required while in the sanctuary.

Musical Prelude

Welcome & Information

– The Congregation is invited to stand

Opening Hymn – Alleluia, Song of Gladness

Alleluia, song of gladness,
voice of joy that cannot die;
alleluia is the anthem
ever dear by choirs on high;
in the house of God abiding
thus they sing eternally.

Alleluia cannot always
be our song while here below;
alleluia our transgressions
make us for a while forgo;
for the solemn time is coming
when our tears for sin shall flow.

In our hymns we pray with longing:
Grant us, blessed Trinity,
at the last to keep glad Easter
with the faithful saints on high;
there to you forever singing
alleluia joyfully.

John Mason Neal | John Goss © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain CCLI License # 2880208

The Acclamation

Officiant: Blessed be God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

The Collect for Purity

– The Celebrant and the People pray together

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Summary of the Law

– The Celebrant continues

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ says:

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 22:37-40

The Kyrie


Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.
People: Christ, have mercy upon us.
Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.

Praise Song – His Mercy is More

What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient all knowing He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest the vilest the poor
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Praise the Lord His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness new every morn
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

What riches of kindness He lavished on us
His blood was the payment His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Praise the Lord His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness new every morn
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

Praise the Lord His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness new every morn
Our sins they are many His mercy is more
Our sins they are many His mercy is more

CCLI Song # 7065053 Matt Boswell | Matt Papa © 2016 Getty Music Hymns and Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) Love Your Enemies Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) Messenger Hymns (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CCLI License # 2880208

The Collect of the Day


Officiant: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Officiant: Let us pray.

– The Celebrant continues in prayer
Grant, O Lord, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered in your providence, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

– The congregation may be seated

The Lessons

A Reading from Galatians 4:21-31

21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23 His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.

24 These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written:

“Be glad, barren woman,
    you who never bore a child;
shout for joy and cry aloud,
    you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
    than of her who has a husband.”

28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. 30 But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” 31 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

 

– All Stand

 

Gospel Lesson from Matthew 17:24-27

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

24 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” 25 He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?” 26 And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27 However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”

Reader: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you Lord Christ.

– The Congregation may be seated

The Sermon – The Rev. David Ball


– All Stand

The Nicene Creed

– Officiant and People together

We believe in one God,
            the Father, the Almighty,
            maker of heaven and earth,
            of all that is, visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
            the only-begotten Son of God,
            eternally begotten of the Father,
            God from God, Light from Light,
            true God from true God,
            begotten, not made,
            of one Being with the Father;
            through him all things were made.
            For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
            was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
            and was made man.
            For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
            he suffered death and was buried.
            On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
            he ascended into heaven
            and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
            He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
            and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
            who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],
            who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
            who has spoken through the prophets.
            We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
            We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
            We look for the resurrection of the dead,
            and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayers of the People


Celebrant: Let us pray for the Church and for the world, saying, “hear our prayer.”

Reader: For the peace of the whole world, and for the well-being and unity of the people of God. Lord, in your mercy:
People: Hear our prayer.

Reader: For Foley, our Archbishop, and Neil, our Bishop, and for all the clergy and people of our diocese and congregation. Lord, in your mercy:
People: Hear our prayer.

Reader: For all those who proclaim the Gospel at home and abroad; and for all who teach and disciple others. Lord, in your mercy:
People: Hear our prayer.

Reader: For our brothers and sisters in Christ who are persecuted for their faith. Lord, in your mercy:
People: Hear our prayer.

Reader: For our nation, for those in authority and for all in public service. Lord, in your mercy:
People: Hear our prayer.

Reader: For all those who are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.

– The Congregation is invited to offer up their own prayers and petitions.

Reader: Lord, in your mercy:
People: Hear our prayer.

Reader: For all those who have departed this life in the certain hope of the resurrection in thanksgiving let us pray. Lord in your mercy:
People: Hear our prayer.

– The Celebrant concludes with the following prayer

Heavenly Father, grant these our prayers for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Confession and Absolution of Sin


Celebrant: Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

– All pray together

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

-Priest stands and says

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who sincerely repent and with true faith turn to him, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Comfortable Words

– The Celebrant may then say one or more of the following sentences, first saying

Celebrant: Hear the Word of God to all who truly turn to him.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2

The Peace

Officiant: The Peace of The Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you!

– The Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord by waving and speaking to one another.

Announcements

Offering

Ways to give on Sunday Morning

  • Give online by visiting church-savior.com/donate
  • Text a donation amount to 904-606-1165
  • Place offering in the basket on the way out of the sanctuary

The Lord’s Supper

(Abbreviated)

 

The Prayer of Consecration

– The Celebrant begins
Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and when we had sinned against you and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent your only Son into the world for our salvation. By the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary he became flesh and dwelt among us. In obedience to your will, he stretched out his arms upon the cross and offered himself once for all, that by his suffering and death we might be saved. By his resurrection he broke the bonds of death, trampling Hell and Satan under his feet. As our great high priest, he ascended to your right hand in glory, that we might come with confidence before the throne of grace.

On the night that he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks, 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, Jesus 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 forgiveness of sins: Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”

Sanctify them (this bread and this wine) by your Word and Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Sanctify us also, that we may worthily receive this holy sacrament, and be made one body with him, so that he may dwell in us and we in him. And bring us with all your saints into the fullness of your heavenly kingdom, where we shall see our Lord face to face.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever. Amen. 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

– The Celebrant then says

And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray.

– Officiant and People

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is 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,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Ministration of Communion

Facing the People, the Celebrant may say the following invitation

The gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

– The Celebrant will receive the Lord’s Supper on behalf of those who are unable to receive themselves at this time

-The Lord’s Supper will be distributed as congregants come forward by row. Please wait until the usher releases your row.

            – Maintain household social distancing

            -Take down mask to receive Communion and put mask back on immediately after.

The Post Communion Prayer

– After Communion, the Celebrant says

Let us pray.

– Celebrant and People together say the following

Heavenly Father,
we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious body and blood
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal Kingdom.
And now Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

The Blessing

-The Bishop when present, or the Priest, gives this or an alternate blessing

The peace of God which passes 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 Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.

Closing Hymn – How Firm A Foundation


How firm a foundation ye saints of the Lord
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word
What more can He say than to you He hath said
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled

Fear not I am with thee O be not dismayed
For I am thy God I will still give thee aid
I’ll strengthen thee help thee
And cause thee to stand
Upheld by My gracious omnipotent hand

In every condition in sickness in health
In poverty’s vale or abounding in wealth
At home and abroad on the land on the sea
As thy days may demand shall thy strength ever be

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not I will not desert to its foes
That soul though all hell should endeavor to shake
I’ll never no never no never forsake

CCLI Song # 107816 Unknown © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain CCLI License # 2880208

Dismissal

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

Musical Postlude

Thank You for Visiting Church of Our Savior

We Hope to See You Again Soon!