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THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST

September 27, 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 – All Creatures Of Our God and King

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in Heav’n along
O praise Him alleluia
Thou rising moon in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him alleluia
Praise praise the Father praise the Son
And praise the Spirit three in One
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia

CCLI Song # 3608102 Brent Milligan | David Crowder | St. Francis of Assisi | William Henry Draper © Words: Public Domain Music: 2002 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Moon & Musky Music 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 – 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name
Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name
I’ll worship Your holy name

Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name
Worship Your holy name
Worship Your holy name

Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman © 2011 Thankyou Music | Said And Done Music | sixsteps Music | SHOUT! Music Publishing | worshiptogether.com songs . 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 offers the Collect of the Day

– The congregation may be seated

The Lessons

A Reading from Galatians 2:11-21

11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” 15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

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

 

– All Stand

 

Gospel Lesson from Luke 18:9-14

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

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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 as congregants come forward. Please wait until the usher releases your row. Maintain social distancing. Masks may be taken down to receive Communion and put back on 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 – Alleluia No. 1 (Alleluia Alleluia Give Thanks)


Alleluia alleluia
Give thanks to the Risen Lord
Alleluia alleluia
Give praise to His Name

Jesus is Lord of all the earth
He is the King of creation

Alleluia alleluia
Give thanks to the Risen Lord
Alleluia alleluia
Give praise to His Name

God has proclaimed the just reward
Life for all men alleluia

Alleluia alleluia
Give thanks to the Risen Lord
Alleluia alleluia
Give praise to His Name

CCLI Song # 3237 Donald E. Fishel © 1973 International Liturgy Publications 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!