The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents 

The Holy Eucharist for The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost   November 18, 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




9:30 am - 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)




Announcements




Prelude




THE WORD OF GOD




*Hymn 571 (H82) All who love and serve your city Charlestown  

* 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.




Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. All: Amen.




The Lessons from Proper 28 Year B




The First Lesson: Daniel 12:1-3

Reader: A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Daniel




The Lord spoke to Daniel in a vision and said, “At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”




Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


​Psalm 16 Conserva me, Domine

1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
I have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord,
my good above all other."

2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *
upon those who are noble among the people.

3 But those who run after other gods *
shall have their troubles multiplied.

4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

+5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; *
it is you who uphold my lot.

6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; *
my heart teaches me, night after night.

8 I have set the Lord always be-fore me; *
because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.


​9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit re-joices; *
my body also shall rest in hope.

10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.

11 You will show me the path of life; *
in your presence there is fullness of joy,
and in your right hand are pleasures for ever-more.










The Second Lesson: Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25

Reader: A Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews




Every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. [And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,

“This is the covenant that I will make with them 
after those days, says the Lord:

I will put my laws in their hearts, 
and I will write them on their minds,”

he also adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.]




Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.




Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.




*Hymn 628 (H82) Help us, O Lord, to learn St. Ethelwald







The Holy Gospel: Mark 13:1-8

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

People: Glory to you, O Christ.




As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”




When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.”




Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

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




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: Form VI (The people may stand or kneel)

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




Silence




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: Johnny, Richie, John; and for those celebrating anniversaries: Frank & Ruth. 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.




Silence


​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.




The Celebrant stands and says: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all our 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 HOLY COMMUNION

The Offertory




Choral Anthem “My Savior” Besig




* 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

Deacon: 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




Silence




Fraction Anthem S-154 (All sing)







Invitation to Holy Communion




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




Hymn 245 (LEVAS) All sing:




1. We have come into His house and gathered in His name to

worship Him

    We have come into His house and gathered in His name to

worship Him

    We have come into His house and gathered in His name to

worship Christ the Lord, Worship Him, Christ the Lord

  2. So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him

3. Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and, worship Him




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.




*Hymn 686 (H82) Come, thou fount of every blessing Nettleton




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

People: Thanks be to God.




Postlude




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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.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ November 18, 2018




Operation Christmas Child

Today is the final collection of Shoe boxes. You may also include an optional $4.00 donation in your box to help with shipping and other project costs. The ECW will also be assisting with shipping costs. Thank you.




Atlantic City Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Dinner

Today is the last day to turn in your $2.72 donations for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Dinner. Yes you may give more if you feel so inclined. If you write a check, make it payable to Holy Innocents and note on the check it is for ACRM. You may put them in the Sunday collection plate. Thank you for your support. ~ Suzette Whiting, President, ECW.




Fall Cookie Walk

Today is our Fall Cookie Walk! Please join us after church for coffee hour and our Sunday School "Cookie Walk". Cookies will be available to purchase and enjoy at coffee hour, or be taken home to have as a treat later (or you can do both!!). All proceeds will be donated to Holy Apostle Soup kitchen, as is the Sunday School's tradition. Thank you.




Last Congregational Conversation Today

If you were not able to participate at the first Congregational Conversation last summer, this is your chance to have direct input into the Discernment/Search Process for our new Rector. The Discernment/Search Committee is holding a final Conversation today in Martin Hall immediately following 9:30 am worship. Search Consultant, Michael Redpath, will be facilitating the conversation. If you attended the Congregational Conversation last summer, your work is done and tabulated. You do not have to attend today’s conversation.

Also, please follow the Discernment/Search Process Checklist posted on the bulletin board near the kitchen in Martin Hall to gain a perspective on steps taken and an idea of next steps to be taken in the discernment and search process. Thank you.




Daily Prayers this Week

Fr. Dan will have Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation in the Chapel tomorrow morning, Monday, November 19th at 9:00 a.m. Thursday Evening Prayer & Silent Meditation and Friday Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation are canceled for this week.




   No Thursday Afternoon Bible Study on Thanksgiving Day

Bible Study resumes on Thursday, November 22th. Also please see back calendar for changes in parish office hours for this week, due to the holiday.




Advent Retreat

Our Advent Retreat will be held this year at the home of Barry and Cindy Longenbach on Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2018 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.  The Longenbachs live at 7 West California Ave. in Long Beach Township. Our topic will be Surviving the Holidays with our Sanity Intact. We will have coffee, tea, treats and a lot of fun.




Weekly Parish Prayer List

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.




Amie Virginia Nicholas

Marie Bregler Susan Pritchard

Dawson & Family Lara Sparks

Carol Anne William Stavely

Carol Dobbins Jamie Tracy

Cindy Sean

​Donald Deacon Susie Westby

Carol Earl Leah Wall

Faye & Ed Barbara Wheeler

Frank John W.

Witney & Denzel Garbutt Bruce Zimmerman

Maureen Gonzalez  

Ken Howard

Jeannine

Jim & Cathy

Johnny

Terry Kockanski

Stephanie Logan

Linda McNee

Polly Moore




Homebound/Shut-In

Marcello Gallo

Dorothy Taylor




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: Johnny Dondero (11/18), Richie Southwick (11/20), John M. Walton, III (11/22)




Anniversaries: Frank & Ruth McLaughlin (11/23)




Altar Flowers: The Altar Flowers today are given to the Glory of God!

Special Intentions are asked for…

Diocese of New Jersey Cycle of Prayer

The Rev. Rosemarie C. Hassan

St. Elizabeth’s Chapel by-the-Sea in Ortley Beach

St Elizabeth’s Church in Elizabeth

Members and Ministry of the Diocesan Immigration Task Force

Members and Ministry of the Diocesan Finance Team

​Donald Deacon Susie Westby

Carol Earl Leah Wall

Faye & Ed Barbara Wheeler

Frank John W.

Witney & Denzel Garbutt Bruce Zimmerman

Maureen Gonzalez  

Ken Howard

Jeannine

Jim & Cathy

Johnny

Terry Kockanski

Stephanie Logan

Linda McNee

Polly Moore




Homebound/Shut-In

Marcello Gallo

Dorothy Taylor




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: Johnny Dondero (11/18), Richie Southwick (11/20), John M. Walton, III (11/22)




Anniversaries: Frank & Ruth McLaughlin (11/23)




Altar Flowers: The Altar Flowers today are given to the Glory of God!

Special Intentions are asked for…

Diocese of New Jersey Cycle of Prayer

The Rev. Rosemarie C. Hassan

St. Elizabeth’s Chapel by-the-Sea in Ortley Beach

St Elizabeth’s Church in Elizabeth

Members and Ministry of the Diocesan Immigration Task Force

Members and Ministry of the Diocesan Finance Team