The following service of Holy Eucharist is taken from the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, beginning on p. 355. You can join us in-person by Zoom or stream our service on YouTube starting at 10:30am (CDT) every Sunday.

In the Episcopal Church, this service is called a Liturgy.
Liturgy means “the work of the people” and is our service
of prayer on behalf of ourselves and the world.

You can participate in the following ways

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Our leaders today are

Greeter – Patrick
Reader – Jonea
Response Leader – Jill

The Holy Eucharist:
Rite Two

The Word of God

The Celebrant says
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People      And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

Celebrant and people say
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 following is repeated three times
Celebrant       Holy God,
Holy and Mighty,
Holy Immortal One,
People             Have mercy upon us.

The Collect of the Day

The Celebrant says to the people
The Lord be with you.
People           And also with you.
Celebrant      Let us pray.
The Celebrant says the Collect.

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one
communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your
Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed
saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to
those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who
truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you
and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. 

People      Amen.

The First Lesson | Revelation 7:9-17

A Reading from the Revelation of John

After this I, John, looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,

“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?” I said to him, “Sir, you are the one that knows.” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

“For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;
the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

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

And God will wipe away every tear – The Rev. Brin Bon

The Response

Psalm 34:1-5

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 I will glory in the Lord; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.

3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
let us exalt his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.

5 Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.

The Second Lesson | 1 John 3:1-3

A Reading from the First Letter of John

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

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

See what love the Father has given us – The Rev. Brin Bon

The Response

Psalm 34:6-10,22

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 I will glory in the Lord; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.

3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
let us exalt his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.

5 Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.

6 I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
happy are they who trust in him!

9 Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, *
for those who fear him lack nothing.

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger, *
but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, *
and none will be punished who trust in him.

The Gospel | Matthew 5:1-12  

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

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

People      Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Blessed are you – The Rev. Brin Bon

 

 

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only 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:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from 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.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He 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 | Form III

The Leader and People pray responsively

Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;
People    That we all may be one.

Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;
People    That your Name may be glorified by all people.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
People    That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;
People    That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;
People    That our works may find favor in your sight.

Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;
People    That they may be delivered from their distress.

Give to the departed eternal rest, especially ____________ .
(Please name aloud those you would like to remember at this time)
People    Let light perpetual shine upon them.

We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
People    May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.

Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.

You may add your own prayers of intercession or thanksgiving.

The Celebrant adds a Collect
Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one
with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our
earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this
fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be
surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy. We
ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our
intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who lives
and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebrant 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 Peace

The Celebrant says to the people
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People      And also with you.

Then the Ministers and People may greet one another in the
name of the Lord.

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