The Episcopal Church of The Holy Innocents 


The Holy Eucharist for The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2018 ~ 7:30 AM 


The Episcopal Church of The Holy Innocents in the Borough of Beach Haven, New Jersey

The Holy Eucharist:

Rite I Traditional Language Liturgy


Good morning and welcome. Everything you need for worship is in this booklet. The Episcopal Church practices open Communion, which means that if you are a baptized Christian, regardless of denomination, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us. You may receive both the Bread and the Wine or just the Bread. If you do not want to receive Communion, you are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing. Cross your hands over your heart as a sign to the clergy.  


Perhaps you have not been regular in attending Church before, or have been away from the Church for a while. You are especially welcome. When you are comfortable here, and ready to talk about becoming a member of The Episcopal Church, or if you want to start up/start over, please speak with our clergy. They are glad to help. 


* indicates that the people are to stand as they are able


Announcements (All are seated)




* Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

* People: And blessed be his Kingdom now and forever. Amen.


* The Collect for Purity

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


* Summary of the Law

Celebrant: Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.





*Song of Praise (All say in unison)

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.  We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly Kind, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the works, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.  Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


* The Collect for the Day

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And with thy spirit.

Celebrant: Let us pray.


Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of 
all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name; 
increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; 
and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the 
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. All: Amen.


Collect for Labor Day

Celebrant: Let us pray. Almighty God, who hast so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   All: Amen.





The Lessons from Proper 17 Year B


The First Lesson: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

Reader: A Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy


Moses said: So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God with which I am charging you.


You must observe them diligently, for this will show your wisdom and discernment to the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people!” For what other great nation has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call to him? And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this entire law that I am setting before you today?


But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children.


Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


Psalm 15  Domine, quis habitabit? (Read as Directed)

1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? *
who may abide upon your holy hill?

2 Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, *
who speaks the truth from his heart.

3 There is no guile upon his tongue;
he does no evil to his friend; *
he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.

4 In his sight the wicked is rejected, *
but he honors those who fear the Lord.

5 He has sworn to do no wrong *
and does not take back his word.

6 He does not give his money in hope of gain, *
nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

7 Whoever does these things *
shall never be overthrown.


The Second Lesson: James 1:17-27

Reader: A Reading from the Letter of James


Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.


You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God's righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.


But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act-they will be blessed in their doing.


If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.


Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.



The Holy Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

People: Glory be to thee, O Lord.


When the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,


‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;

in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’

You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”


Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”


Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise be to thee, O Christ.  (All are seated)


Children’s Message                                                                  Fr. Dan


The Sermon                                                                       Fr. Dan Hinkle



* 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

Deacon: Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church and the world, saying: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us. 

(All kneel or are seated with bowed heads)




Leader: Almighty and everliving God, who in thy holy Word hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks for all men: Receive these our prayers which we offer unto thy divine Majesty, beseeching thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord; and grant that all those who do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity and godly love.

Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us.


Leader: Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all bishops and other ministers, especially to Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; to Michael, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; to William our Bishop, Judith our Deacon, and Dan our Interim Priest; that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments.

Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us.


Leader: And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace, and especially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy Word, truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us.


Leader: We beseech thee also so to rule the hearts of those who bear the authority of government in this and every land, especially Donald our President, Philip our Governor, and Nancy our Mayor; that they may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world. Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us. 


Leader: Open, O Lord, the eyes of all people to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works, that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, they may honor thee with their substance, and be faithful stewards of thy bounty.  Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us.


Leader: And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succor all those who in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. We especially pray for the poor who are enslaved or otherwise suffering from oppression; and we especially pray for those mentioned in our Parish Prayer List: the sick, the homebound, the shut in and the grieving, those serving in the military and other dangerous professions. And we pray for our enemies, that all our hearts may be turned to peace. 

Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us.


Leader: We thank thee, Lord, for all the blessings of this life; for the beauty of thy very good creation; for meaningful work and a proper compensation; for those celebrating birthdays this week: Deborah, Jaime, Erma, Margaret and for those celebrating anniversaries: Florence & Philip Boulden.  Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us.


Leader: And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear, especially remembering Patricia and the Holy Innocents, beseeching thee to grant them continual growth in thy love and service; and to grant us grace so to follow the good examples of all the saints, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom.  Let us pray, saying:

All: Lord, we beseech thee to hear us. 


Deacon: Grant these our prayers, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.

All: Amen.


Confession, Absolution and Comfortable Words

Deacon: Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

(All kneel or are seated with bowed heads)




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


Celebrant stands and says: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto 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.  

All: Amen.


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

“Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.” Matthew 11:28


“God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16


“This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” 1 Timothy 1:15


“If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the perfect offering for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:1-2


* The Peace (All stand)

Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.

All: And with thy spirit.  (All now share the peace of Christ)




The Offertory (All are seated)

* Presentation of Gifts (All stand)


* The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer I

Celebrant:   The Lord be with you.

People:       And with thy spirit.

Celebrant:   Lift up your hearts.

People:       We lift them up unto the Lord.

Celebrant:   Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

People:       It is meet and right so to do.


Celebrant: It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God...


* Proper Preface

…Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,



All: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts: Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.

Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


(The people may kneel or stand)


Celebrant: All glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again.


For in the night in which he was betrayed, he took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake 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, he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you, and for many, for the remission of sins. Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.”

Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly beloved Son our Savior Jesus Christ, we, thy humble servants, do celebrate and make here before thy divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same.

And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.


And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant that, by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion.


And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him.


And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses, through Jesus Christ our Lord;


By whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honor and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end.  All: Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer

Celebrant: And now, as our Savior Christ hath 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, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Breaking of the Bread  (Silence)

Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

People: Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.



Invitation to Holy Communion


Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God.

Celebrant may add: Take them in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.


(All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us)


Postcommunion Prayer

Celebrant: Let us pray.

All: Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee for that thou dost feed us, in these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favor and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs, through hope, of thy everlasting kingdom. And we humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.




Celebrant: The peace of God, which passeth 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 Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always.

All: Amen.


* Exit of the Ministers  (All stand)



Deacon: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

People:   Thanks be to God.






Sacrament of Healing

(If you would like prayers for healing for yourself and/or in intercession for a loved one, please stay until Fr. Dan greets people and then come forward to the altar rail.




Children are always welcome to worship with their parents or guardian at any worship service. There is Sunday School in Martin Hall at 9:30 am. The children are then brought into the big church for a children’s message and communion. Fellowship is held in Martin Hall immediately following 9:30 am worship.














Special Intentions are asked for…


Diocese of New Jersey Cycle of Prayer


Ministry of Prison Chaplains

The Rev. John E. Manola

Ministry of the Diocesan Staff

The Rev. John Sosnowski

Members and Ministry of the Diocesan Congregational Development Team



World Wide Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer


The Anglican Church of South America The Most Revd Gregory James Venables Presiding Bishop of The Anglican Church of South America & Bishop of Argentina

Guinea - (West Africa, West Africa) The Rt Revd Jacques Boston

Gujarat - (North India) The Rt Revd Silvans Christian

Kolhapur - (North India) The Rt Revd Bathuel Tiwade

Gusau - (Kaduna, Nigeria) The Rt Revd John Garba

Guyana - (West Indies) The Rt Revd Charles Davidson

Gwagwalada - ( Abuja, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Moses Tabwaye

Haiti - (II, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Jean Zache Duracin

Suffragan Bishop of Haiti - (II, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Oge Beauvoir


















Sunday, September 2          The Holy Eucharist                                           7:30am

Pentecost XV: Proper 17B     The Holy Eucharist  w/Music                       9:30am

                                                     Fellowship                                                         10:30am

Monday, September 3        LABOR DAY PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

                                              Tai Chi                                                                   7:30am

      Tuesday, September 4         PARISH OFFICE OPEN              9 :00am-12:30pm

                                                     Ladies Exercise Groups                   9:15 & 10:30am

Wednesday, September 5   PARISH OFFICE OPEN                9:00am-12:30pm

Thursday, September 6       PARISH OFFICE OPEN                9:00am-12:30pm

                                          Ladies Exercise Groups                   9:15 & 10:30am

                                              ECW Meeting                                                   11:30am

                                                     Mah Jongg                                                         12:30pm

                                                     Bible Study Resumes                        3:00pm-4:45pm

                                                     Evening Prayer & Silent Meditation            5:00pm

                                                     AA                                                                          7:00pm

                                                     Discernment Comm. Meeting                        7:00pm

Friday, September 7             Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation          9:00am

                                                     PARISH OFFICE OPEN                9:00am-12:30pm

                                          Rector in Office                               9:30am-12:30pm

 Saturday, September 8        NO YOGA


Sunday, September 9           The Holy Eucharist  w/Music                        9:30am

Pentecost XVI: Proper 18B    Sunday School                                                    9:30am

                                                     Fellowship & Adult Forum Resumes       10:30am



Marine Street, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, New Jersey 08008



The Lord Jesus Christ is The Head of The Church

and The Members of the Parish are Ministers


Judith Hamilton, Church Warden    Robert Meyer, Church Warden

Mrs. Lisa Halpin, Parish Administrator

Mr. Kingston Sparks, Treasurer

Mrs. Ellen J. Dondero, Minister of Music & Organist

Mrs. Suzette Whiting, President, ECW

Mrs. Jackie Sparks & Mrs. Melissa Wall, Co-Directors of the Altar Guild

Mrs. Diana Shoenbach, Superintendent of the Church School

The Rt. Rev’d William Hallock Stokes, XII Bishop of New Jersey

The Rev’d Dr. Judith S. Krom, Deacon Almoner

The Rev’d Charles Arlin, Retired Priest Associate

The Rev’d Daniel W. Hinkle, Interim Priest

Phone: (610) 223-5588 Email: