ST. MATTHEW’S The Second Sunday In Lent March 1, 2015 Book of Alternative Services • Interim Priest: Fr. Wright • Honorary Assistant: Rev. Blair Dixon • Wardens: Mae Boa & Ben Harmsworth • Sunday School: Marlene Skaalrud • Music Ministry: Nicole Stenerson • Treasurer: Tammy Weisgerber Gilbert • Prayer Cycle: Bert Clarke WELCOME TO ST. MATTHEW’S THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY • Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. • Congregation: And also with you COLLECT FOR PURITY • Priest: Almighty God… • Congregation: to you all hearts are open, all desires known and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthy magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. KYRIE ELEISON Priest: Lord, Have Mercy People: Christ, Have Mercy Priest: Lord, Have Mercy IN CHRIST ALONE CHILDREN'S TIME Please join me at the chancel steps if you are young enough or you figure you are young enough. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, I’m goanna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m goanna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m goanna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine let it shine. COLLECT • Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. WORD OF GOD Let us now turn our hearts and minds to the Word of God. GENESIS 17:1-7, 15-16 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” 3Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, GENESIS 17:1-7, 15-16 4“As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. GENESIS 17:1-7, 15-16 7I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 15God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” PSALM 22:23-30 REFRAIN: ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL TURN TO THE LORD ROMANS 4:13-25 13For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. ROMANS 4:13-25 • 16For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. ROMANS 4:13-25 18Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.”19He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead ROMANS 4:13-25 • (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 20No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22Therefore his faith “was reckoned to him as righteousness.” ROMANS 4:13-25 • 23Now the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, 24but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification. GRADUAL HYMN (BLUE BOOK) # 175 FORTY DAYS AND NIGHTS Stop BEFORE last verse in order to listen to the Gospel. Following the Gospel, we will sing the last verse TOGETHER. INTRODUCTION TO THE GOSPEL • PRIEST: THE LORD BE WITH YOU • PEOPLE: AND ALSO WITH YOU • PRIEST: THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO… • PEOPLE: GLORY TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST GOSPEL: MARK 9:2-9 2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, GOSPEL: MARK 9:2-9 “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” GOSPEL: MARK 9:2-9 • 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.9As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. CONCLUSION TO THE GOSPEL • PRIEST: THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST • PEOPLE: PRAISE TO YOU, LORD JESUS CHRIST SERMON Opening Prayer: Lord, open my heart that I may speak your truth. Open our ears so that we hear your truth. And guide our spirits so that we can take that truth to the world. By your power, and through your grace, Amen CARDINAL VIRTUES: WISE JUDGEMENT APOSTLES’ CREED I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 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. 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. Amen. THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE • LITANY # 14 (page 121 of the BAS) • RESPONSE: Lord, have mercy • PRAYER FOR ST. MATTHEW’S Father, Guide us with your love as you nourish our faith. We thank you that we share the joy of salvation Matthew knew when Jesus called him. We also will follow in the steps of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen INVITATION TO CONFESSION Priest: Dear friends in Christ, God is steadfast in Love and infinite in mercy, he welcomes sinners and invites them to his table. Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness. CONFESSION ALL: 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 neighbor 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 ABSOLUTION • Priest: Almighty God have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN THE PEACE PRIEST: THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE ALWAYS WITH YOU. PEOPLE: AND WITH YOU OFFERTORY HYMN: GREEN BOOK #108 SPIRIT SPIRIT OF GENTLENESS Representatives of the people will present the gifts of bread and wine for the Eucharist (with money and other gifts for the needs and responsibilities of the Church) to the celebrant before the altar. PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS • God of wisdom, may the light of the eternal Word, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, guide us to your glory. We ask this in his name. THE GREAT THANKSGIVING (EUCHARIST) • Priest: The Lord be with you • People: And also with you • Priest: Lift up your heart. • People: we lift them to the Lord • Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God • People: It is right to give our thanks and praise. PROPER PREFACES Celebrant: Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of heaven and earth, because you bid your faithful people to cleanse their hearts and to prepare with joy for the paschal feast; that reborn through the waters of baptism and renewed in the Eucharistic mystery, we may be more fervent in prayer and more generous in the works of love. Therefore we raise our voices to you in praise to proclaim the glory of your name. SANCTUS • All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might (REPEAT) • Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. • Hosanna in the highest • Blessed (CORSS) is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest . • Hosanna in the highest EUCHARISTIC PRAYER #3 Celebrant We give thanks to you, Lord our God, for the goodness and love you have made known to us in creation; in calling Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life. EUCHARISTIC PRAYER #3 • Celebrant: On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, a death he freely accepted, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “ Take, eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: 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 for the remembrance of me.” Therefore, Father, according to his command… • ALL: we remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory EUCHARISTIC PRAYER #3 • Celebrant: and we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts, that they may be the sacrament of the body of Christ and his blood of the new covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we, made acceptable in him, may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, reconcile all things in Christ, and make them new, and bring us to that city of light where you dwell with all your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation; by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, now and for ever. • People: Amen THE LORD’S PRAYER Celebrant: And now, as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, All: 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, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD #7 PAGE 213 BAS • Celebrant: We break (Break Bread) this bread • All: Communion in Christ’s Body once broken • Celebrant: Let your Church be the wheat which bears its fruit in dying • All: If we have died with him, we shall live with him; if we hold firm, we shall reign with him. THE COMMUNION Celebrant: The gifts of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God. • ALL BAPTIZED Christians are welcome to partake in Holy Communion. • If you wish a blessing from the priest, please come forward and cross your arms over your chest. COMMUNION HYMN: BLUE BOOK # 63 EAT THIS BREAD, DRINK THIS CUP PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION • Creator of heaven and earth, we thank you for these holy mysteries, which bring us now a share in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. DOXOLOGY Celebrant: Glory to God, All: Whose power, working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. AMEN ANNOUNCEMENTS BLESSING May the God of mercy transform you by his grace, and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. RECESSIONAL HYMN: BLUE BOOK # 1: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD GOD ALMIGHTY DISMISSAL •Celebrant: Go in peace to love & serve the Lord •All: Thanks be to God Please join us downstairs for coffee and good food.