The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents 

The Holy Eucharist for The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Saturday Worship on the Beach ~  September 22, 2018 ~ 5:00 p.m.

Stewardship Kick-Off & Freedom Sunday ~ September 23, 2018 ~ 9:30 AM

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

The Holy Eucharist:

Rite II Contemporary Language Liturgy with Music


Good morning and welcome. Everything you need for worship is in this booklet. Music is found in the Hymnals in your pews. 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


~We welcome Holy Innocents’ previous rector

 Canon Donald Muller as our guest preacher today~




Sacrament of Healing

(If you would like prayers for healing for yourself and/or in intercession for a loved one, please come forward to the altar rail at this time)  


Prelude                                   I shall Not Live in Vain                Dickenson/Lavoy

I Believe                                    Anonymous/ Miller

Chloe Dondero, Soloist




* Hymn 637 (H82)      How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord       Lyons


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

* People: And blessed be God’s Kingdom now and forever. Amen.





* The Collect for Purity

Celebrant: 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.   

All: Amen.


* Gloria in excelsis S-280


* The Collect for the Day

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

 Celebrant: Let us pray.


Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. All: Amen.


The Lessons from Proper 20 Year B


The First Lesson: Jeremiah 11:18-20
Reader: A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah.


It was the Lord who made it known to me, and I knew;
then you showed me their evil deeds.

But I was like a gentle lamb
led to the slaughter.

And I did not know it was against me
that they devised schemes, saying,

"Let us destroy the tree with its fruit,
let us cut him off from the land of the living, 
so that his name will no longer be remembered!"

But you, O Lord of hosts, who judge righteously,
who try the heart and the mind,

let me see your retribution upon them,
for to you I have committed my cause.


Reader: Here ends the Reading

People: (No response)

Psalm 116:1-8 Deus, in nomine


1 Save me, O God, by your Name; *
in your might, defend my cause.

2 Hear my prayer, O God; *
give ear to the words of my mouth.

3 For the arrogant have risen up against me,
and the ruthless have sought my life, *
those who have no regard for God.

4 Behold, God is my helper; *
it is the Lord who sustains my life.

+5 Render evil to those who spy on me; *
in your faithfulness, de-stroy them.

6 I will offer you a freewill sacrifice *
and praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.

7 For you have rescued me from every trouble, *
and my eye has seen the ruin of my foes.


The Second Lesson: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

Reader: A Reading from the Letter of James


Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.


Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures.


Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.


Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


*Hymn 482 (H82)         Lord of all hopefulness                               Slane


The Holy Gospel: Mark 9:30-37

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

People: Glory be to you, O Christ.


Jesus and his disciples passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.


Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”


Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.  (All are seated)


The Sermon                                                                                 Canon Donald Muller


* 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 VI  (The people may stand or kneel)

Deacon: In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.




Leader: For all people in their daily life and work;
People: For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who 
are alone.


Leader: We pray for Donald, our President; Philip, our Governor, and Nancy, our Mayor; for this community, the nation, and the world;
People: For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.


Leader: For the just and proper use of your creation;
People: For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.


Leader: For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble; We especially pray for the poor who are enslaved or otherwise suffering from oppression.
People: For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.


Leader: For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
People: For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.


Leader: We pray for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; for Michael, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; for William our Bishop; for Judith, our Deacon; for Dan, our Interim Priest; and for all bishops and other ministers;
People: For all who serve God in his Church.


Leader: We pray for the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially remembering all those mentioned in our Parish Prayer List: the sick, the shut in, the home bound, and the grieving, those serving in the military and other dangerous professions; and we pray for our enemies, that all of our hearts may be turned to peace. We may add our own petitions, either silently or aloud.


Leader: Hear us, Lord;

People: For your mercy is great.


Leader: We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life; for the beauty of your very good creation; for those celebrating birthdays this week: Ted, Matthew, Sarah, Natalie.  Other thanksgivings may be added at this time either silently or aloud.


Leader: We will exalt you, O God our King;
People: And praise your Name for ever and ever.


Leader: We pray for all faithful departed, especially remembering the Holy Innocents and all the saints, that they all will have a place in your eternal kingdom. We may remember other deceased loved ones and friends at this time.


Leader: Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
People: Who put their trust in you.


Leader: We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.




Have mercy upon us,


All: most merciful Father; in your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Celebrant stands and says:: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  All: Amen.


* The Peace (All stand)

Celebrant: The Peace of Christ be always with you.

People: And also with you.  (The Peace of Christ is now shared)


Children’s Message                                                                                                   Fr. Dan



The Offertory


Choral Anthem                                        Walk Worthy                                                   Martin


* Presentation of the Gifts (All stand) 


* The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer A


(The people remain standing. The Celebrant faces them and says)


Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People:      We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:      It is right to give God thanks and praise.


Celebrant: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth…


Proper Preface


…therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


*Sanctus S-129


(People may continue standing or kneel)

Celebrant: Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.


He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.


On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, 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 we proclaim the mystery of faith:

All: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.


Celebrant: We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.


Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

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 for ever.   All: AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer

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


Breaking Bread and Pouring Wine




Fraction Anthem S-154 (All sing)


Invitation to Holy Communion


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

The Celebrant may add the following: Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.


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


Postcommunion Prayer

Celebrant: Let us pray. Eternal God, heavenly Father,

you have graciously accepted us as living members

of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,

and you have fed us with spiritual food

in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.

Send us now into the world in peace,

and grant us strength and courage

to love and serve you

with gladness and singleness of heart;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Blessing


* Hymn 460(H82)                  Alleluia, sing to Jesus                   Hyfrydol





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

People: Thanks be to God.






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 and Adult Forum is held in Martin Hall immediately following 9:30 am worship.





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Weekly Parish Prayer List for the Week of September 23, 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                                                                          Susan Pritchard

Carol Boll                                                                                Lynne Smith

Joan Connolly                                                             Lara Sparks

Judy Contreres                                                            Leah

Carol Anne                                                                              Jamie Tracy

Donald Deacon                                                                       John W.          

Carol Dobbins                                                             Susie Westby

Frank                                                                                       Barbara Wheeler

Arlene Freyta                                                                          Bruce Zimmerman

Marcella Gallo                                                            

Whitney & Denzel Garbutt                                         

Maureen Gonzalez




Stephanie Logan                    

Pat Meyer

Virginia Nicholas

Cynthia Parker


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: Ted Johnson, Matthew Payne, Sarah Payne, Natalie Aftanis


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 Finance and Budget Committee

Members and Ministry of the Sudan Committee

Members and Ministry of the Commission on Congregational Development

Members and Ministry of the Ecumenical Commission

The Rev. Frank B. Crumbaugh, III

St. Michael’s Church in Trenton

St, Raphael the Archangel Church in Brick

Church of St. Michael and the Archangel in Wall

Church of the St. Uriel the Archangel in Sea Girt

The Rev. Neil C. Turton


World Wide Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer


The Anglican Church of Tanzania

Mpwapwa - (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Jacob Erasto Chimeledya

Ibba - (Minye, South Sudan) The Rt Revd Wilson Elias Kamani

Idah - ( Abuja, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Joseph Musa

Idaho - (VIII, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Brian Thom

Indianapolis - (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Ideato - (Owerri, Nigeria) The Most Revd Caleb Maduoma

Idoani - (Ondo, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Ezekiel Dahunsi

Ife - (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Olubunmi A Akinlade

Ife - (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Oluwole Odubogun





WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ September 23, 2018


The Daily Office at Holy Innocents Church

You are welcome to join Fr. Dan in the Chapel for Morning Prayer and Silent Meditation on Friday and Monday mornings at 9:00 am, and for Evening Prayer and Silent Meditation on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm. Come as often as you are able or desire. 1 to 5 people have been regularly attending daily prayers.


 Sunday Fellowship and Adult Forum

Please join us today in Martin Hall immediately following 9:30 am Worship for Fellowship, coffee and snacks.  Then plan to stay for an interesting series of Adult Forums on various topics that include interesting videos, bible studies, theology and presentations on the various interesting outreach projects of Holy Innocents Church.


Thursday Afternoon Bible Study

We meet in Martin Hall on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:45 p.m. Required Texts: 1) “Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible” by Anthony W. Bartlett. This can be ordered from 2) A Bible that includes the Apocrypha. The New Revised Standard Version Oxford Study Bible is recommended.


Stewardship Kick-Off Sunday

Today, September 23rd is the Kick-Off for our Fall Stewardship Campaign. Our Guest Preacher for today’s 9:30 am Worship will be previous Rector of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, Canon Donald Muller. Please plan to stay for Fellowship and Adult Forum to greet Canon Muller and then enjoy an interesting Adult Forum program on the International Justice Mission.


Freedom Sunday

Today is Freedom Sunday. There will be a special Adult Forum Presentation today on the International Justice Mission. Please plan to join us for Fellowship immediately following 9:30 am service and greet Canon Muller then stay for the program.


A Time-Line of the History of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

 A Time-Line of the History of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church is now on display in Martin Hall. It will remain on display for several weeks. Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to add their name and the date when they joined Holy Innocents’ Church. Markers are provided.


 The written sources only take the history of the parish up to the date of the Ground-Breaking for the present church building on September 30, 1973. So, this History Project is a work in progress. Please feel free to add important events in the life of the parish to the time-line in order to bring the history of your church to the present.


Telling the History of Our Church

On the Sundays of October 14th and 21st, the Adult Forum Programs will be dedicated to Telling the History of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church. On October 14th we will tell the history of the parish from its beginnings in the Gilded Age to the Present. On October 21st we will lovingly review the priests who served you as your Rector in recent years. The History Project is a lot of fun and very interesting. You will not want to miss it.


ECW Fall Card Party & Luncheon

ALERT: The date for the ECW Fall Card Party & Luncheon has been changed to October 12th. Doors open at 11:30 am, with lunch being served at 12:00 pm. Call Marie Bregler for tickets 494-8360.


Silent Auction Fundraiser

Once again our Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held at the Sea Shell. The date is Thursday evening, October 18th at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $60. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from Maggie Aftanis or from Lisa in the church office during office hours, Tuesdays through Fridays - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.





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Sunday, September 23         The Holy Eucharist                                                                                9:30am

Pentecost XVIII: Proper 20B  Stewardship Kick-Off /Freedom Sunday

                                                       Sunday School                                                                    9:30am

                                                                         Fellowship & Adult Forum                                          10:30am

Monday, September 24        PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

                                                                                      Tai Chi                                                                                                                     7:30am

                                                                         Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation       9:00am

                                                                                      Interim Rector in Office                         9:30am-1:00pm

      Tuesday, September 25        PARISH OFFICE OPEN                  9:00am-1:00pm

                                                                          Ladies Exercise Group                                    9:15am

Wednesday, September 26  PARISH OFFICE OPEN                9:00am-12:30pm

                                                                          Game Night                                                                                              6:00pm

                                                                          Choir Rehearsal                                                7:00-8:30pm

Thursday, September 27      PARISH OFFICE OPEN                   9:00am-1:00pm

                                           Ladies Exercise Groups                                  9:15am

                                                                         Mah Jongg                                                                                     12:30pm

                                                                          Bible Study                                                                               3:00-4:45pm

                                                                         Evening Prayer & Silent Meditation         5:00pm

                                                                          AA                                                                                                               7:00pm

Friday, September 28           Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation        9:00am

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

                                           Interim Rector in Office                            9:30am-1:00pm

Saturday, September 29       Yoga                                                                                                    8:30am


Sunday, September 30          The Holy Eucharist                                                                                 9:30am

Pentecost XIX: Proper 21B     NO Sunday School

                                                 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: frdanhichurch@gmail.com588 Email: