The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents 

The Holy Eucharist for The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Yacht Club Sunday
July 15th, 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. 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) 

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.) 



* Hymn 535  (H82)        Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim       Paderborn


* 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.

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you 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.


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


* The Gospel  Mark 6:14-29

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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.


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 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.




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


Hymn 397 (H82)             Now thank we all our God    Nun danket alle Gott


* 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 everywhere 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  (All sing)


(The people stand 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.


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.


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 forever.  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.

All: Almighty and ever living God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.


The Blessing


* Hymn 608 (H82)       Eternal Father, strong to save                              Melita


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.  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









Yacht Club Sunday & Sunday School Breakfast

Please join us for Yacht Club Sunday during the 9:30 am worship today; Sunday School breakfast in Martin Hall immediately following worship.


The Daily Office at Holy Innocents Church

You are welcome to join Fr. Dan in the Chapel for Morning Prayer and 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.


Bible Study on Thursday Afternoons 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Our first Bible Study will be this Thursday, July 19th, in Martin Hall from 3:00 – 4:45 pm. Twenty people have expressed an interest in Bible Study, about fifteen can meet on Thursday afternoons. Order your books now. The book “Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible” by Anthony W. Bartlett and a Bible are required.  The book can be purchased online at for $32.45 for paperback or in an electronic Kindle Version for $12.55. This book is a good read even if you are unable to participate in the Bible study. Homework for July 19: Read 'Introduction' and 'Method: Lesson 1 - Critical Tools' in the book; and read the following Core Biblical Texts: Luke 4:16-30 & Matthew 5:21-48. Questions? Contact Fr. Dan anytime. Please join us if you are able.


“How Jesus Read His Bible” New Adult Forum Topic

Adult Forum resumes next Sunday, July 22nd. We meet in Martin Hall immediately following 9:30 am Worship for coffee, snacks and Fellowship; Adult Forum then follows. “How Jesus Read His Bible” will be our new topic for a few Sundays. Please join us. We finish no later than 12:00 pm.


A Request regarding Church Office Hours

The Church Office is now open Tuesdays – Fridays from 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Fr. Dan asks that, if possible, parishioners who need to work with the Church Administrator, Lisa Halpin on various financial or other matters please do so on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which are his usual days off. He needs to monopolize her time on Thursdays and Fridays to get the Sunday bulletins done. Thank you for your understanding.


Deadline for Sunday Bulletins

If possible, please get all announcements, etc. for the Sunday bulletins to Lisa no later than 9:00 am Thursdays mornings. Thank you.





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: