The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents 

The Holy Eucharist for The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost--Yacht Club Sunday
July 15th E
piscopal 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) 

* Entrance of the Ministers  (All stand) 


* 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.


Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.

People: Christ, have mercy upon us.

Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.


* The Collect for the Day

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And with thy spirit.

Celebrant: Let us pray.


O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of 
thy people who call upon thee, and grant that they may both
perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also 
may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with 
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 All: Amen.


The Lessons from Proper 10 Year B


The First Lesson Amos 7:7-15

Reader: A Reading from the Prophet Amos


This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, ‘Amos, what do you see?’ And I said, ‘A plumb-line.’ Then the Lord said,

‘See, I am setting a plumb-line

   in the midst of my people Israel;

   I will never again pass them by;

the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,

   and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,

   and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.’


Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, ‘Amos has conspired against you in the very centre of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said,

“Jeroboam shall die by the sword,

   and Israel must go into exile

   away from his land.” ’

And Amaziah said to Amos, ‘O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.’


Then Amos answered Amaziah, ‘I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycomore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”


Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


Psalm 85:8-13  (Read as directed)


8 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying, *

       for he is speaking peace to his faithful people

       and to those who turn their hearts to him.


9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *

       that his glory may dwell in our land.


10 Mercy and truth have met together; *

       righteousness and peace have kissed each other.


11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, *

       and righteousness shall look down from heaven.


12 The Lord will indeed grant prosperity, *

       and our land will yield its increase.


13 Righteousness shall go before him, *

       and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.


The Second Lesson  Ephesians 1:3-14

Reader: A Reading from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory.


Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


* The Gospel Lesson Mark 6:14-29

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

People: Glory be to thee, O Lord.


King Herod heard of the demons cast out and the many who were anointed and cured, for Jesus' name had become known. Some were saying, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead;

and for this reason these powers are at work in him."

But others said, "It is Elijah." And others said, "It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." But when Herod heard of it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised."  For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it." And he solemnly swore to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom." She went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" She replied, "The head of John the baptizer." Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.


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 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 the 106 year friendship between the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents; for those celebrating birthdays this week: Gerald, Patricia, Marilyn, Chuck, David, Alan and Cindy.

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, 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 II

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, O Lord our God, for that thou didst create heaven and earth, and didst make us in thine own image; and, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption. He made there a full and perfect sacrifice for 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.


At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.


For in the night in which he was betrayed, he took bread; and when he had given thanks to thee, 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, he 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 remission of sins. Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.”


Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy people do celebrate and make, 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; and looking for his coming again with power and great glory.


And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us, and, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, to bless and sanctify these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be unto us the Body and Blood of thy dearly-beloved Son Jesus Christ.


And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, whereby we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies. Grant, we beseech thee, that all who partake of this Holy Communion may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, and be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction; and also that we and all thy whole Church may be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord;


By whom, and with whom, and in 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.  Please join us in Martin Hall immediately following 9:30 worship this morning for a special breakfast sponsored by the Sunday School.




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"Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm." Mark 4:39



Weekly Parish Prayer List for the Week of July 15, 2018


After the last Sunday of each month, all names will be removed from this Prayer List. If you would like a name to remain on the prayer list for another month, please contact the Parish Administrator in the Church Office by the Thursday before the first Sunday of each month. You may add or remove names at any time during the month.  Please be sure to give us the first name of the person to be prayed for. Last names may be given as well, if desired. Thank you.


Marie Bregler

Carol Anne

Bruce Clark

Donald Deacon

David Ewing



Marcella Gallo

Charles González

Luis González


Jerry & Lorraine


Terry Kochanski

Pat Meyer

Maria Murphy

Cynthia Parker

Tara, Bobby & Grace Piagentini

Lynne Smith

Lara Sparks

John W.


Bruce Zimmerman


Pray for those serving in the military and other dangerous professions: Andrew Wall, Brandan White, Joseph Alexander, Zachary Arlin, Paul Bailey, J. Andrew Hinkle


Birthdays: Gerald Markowski, Patricia Cotey Peacock, Marilyn Flagler, Chuck Hall, David Mitchell, Alan Lee, Cindy Longenbach


Altar Flowers

This Sunday’s Altar Flowers are dedicated to the glory of God!

Special Intentions are asked for…


Diocese of New Jersey Cycle of Prayer


Members and Ministry of the Stewardship Commission, Ministry of Church Musicians, Members and Ministry of the Project Resource Team, The Rev. Canon Leroy A. Lyons, Members and Ministry of the Episcopal Charities




World Wide Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer


The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea The Most Revd Allan Migi Archbishop of Papua New Guinea

Egbu - (Owerri, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Geoffrey Okoroafor

Egypt - (Jerusalem & Middle East) The Rt Revd Mouneer Hanna Anis

Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa - (Jerusalem & Middle East) Vacant

Area Bishop for North Africa - (Jerusalem & Middle East) The Rt Revd Samy Fawzy

Eha - Amufu - (Enugu, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Daniel Olinya

El Camino Real - (VIII, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Mary Gray-Reeves

Ekiti Oke - (Ondo, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Isaac Olubowale

El Salvador - (Central America) The Rt Revd Juan David Alvarado Melgar














Sunday, July 15                    The Holy Eucharist                             7:30am

Pentecost VIII: Proper 10B   The Holy Eucharist/Yacht Club          9:30am

                                           Sunday School                                        9:30am

                                           Sunday School Breakfast                     10:30am

Monday, July 16                PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

                                      Tai Chi                                                    7:30am

                                           Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation                      9:00am

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

Tuesday, July 17               PARISH OFFICE OPEN              9:00am-12:30pm                                              Ladies Exercise Group               9:15 & 10:30am

Wednesday, July 18          PARISH OFFICE OPEN          9:00am-12:30pm

    Thursday, July 19            PARISH OFFICE OPEN          9:00am-12:30pm

                                          Ladies Exercise Group           9:15 & 10:30am

                                           Mah Jongg                                              1:00pm

                                           Bible Study                                      3:00-4:45pm

                                           Evening Prayer & Silent Meditation       5:00pm

                                           AA                                                          7:00pm

Friday, July 20                   Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation                      9:00am

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

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

Saturday, July 21              Yoga                                                        8:30am


Sunday, July 22                 The Holy Eucharist                                7:30am

Pentecost IX: Proper 11B      The Holy Eucharist                             9:30am

                                           Sunday School                                        9:30am

                                           Fellowship & Adult Forum                 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: