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THE SEVENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST

July 19, 2020

Welcome to Zoom Church at Church of Our Savior

We are celebrating this service in the sanctuary and hosting it live on Zoom so you can engage and participate with other celebrants!

We will have three opportunities for everyone to say hello and socialize with each other:
1) The Zoom Room will open at least 15 minutes before the service starts
2) During “The Peace” portion of the service just before Announcements (~5 minutes)
3) After the service we will leave the Zoom Room open for as long as people would like to hang out and talk

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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.
  • Due to the increased levels of projected aerosols, there will be no congregational. singing.
  • Bulletins should be printed at home or accessed through personal devices
  • The Peace will be passed by waving to one another and offering words of encouragement.
  • Communion will be distributed at the end of the service as you exit through the red door.
  • Bathroom use is discouraged, but available for urgent needs one person at a time.

Musical Prelude

Welcome & Information

– The Congregation is invited to stand

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.

The Collect of the Day


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

– The Officiant 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 Romans 8:18-25

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

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

 

– All Stand

 

Gospel Lesson from Matthew 13:24-30.34-43

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

24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also.27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’

34 All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable. 35 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables;
    I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.”

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers,42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

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

– The Congregation may be seated

The Sermon – The Rev. David Ball

The Nicene Creed

– All Stand

– 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 outside as the congregation exits the sanctuary

The Post Communion Prayer

– The Celebrant then says

Let us pray.

– The Celebrant then says

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.

Dismissal

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

Musical Postlude

Instructions for Worship

  • Please remain seated until an usher releases you in an orderly fashion
  • The congregation will be dismissed by row beginning with the last row and working forward
  • After exiting the red door, you may receive the Body and Blood of Christ from the Celebrant
  • Please hold your hands out together and the Celebrant will drop the consecrated elements into your hands
  • After receiving communion please make your way to your car, consuming the elements as appropriate

Thank You for Visiting Zoom Church at Church of Our Savior

We Hope to See You Again Soon!