The Holy Eucharist Third Sunday After Pentecost RITE II June 30, 2019 ~ 9:30 AM

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

    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


    9:25 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)  



    (Please observe respectful quiet during the Healing & Prelude. Thank you.)






    *Hymn 518             Christ is Made the Sure Foundation     WESTMINSTER ABBEY


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

    *People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.


    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.






    *The Collect for the Day                                                                                     BCP, p. 230

    Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

    People: And also with you

    Celebrant: Let us pray.


    Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. All: Amen.


    *Gloria in excelsis Deo                                                                                                          S-280


    The First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21


    The Lord said to Elijah, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place."


    So he set out from there, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, who was plowing. There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle over him. He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, "Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." Then Elijah said to him, "Go back again; for what have I done to you?" He returned from following him, took the yoke of oxen, and slaughtered them; using the equipment from the oxen, he boiled their flesh, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out and followed Elijah, and became his servant.


    Reader: The Word of the Lord.

    People: Thanks be to God.





    Psalm 16 Conserva me, Domine (Read responsively by whole verse)


    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 before me; *
    because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

    9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *
    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 evermore


    The Second Lesson: Galatians 5:1,13-25


    For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.


    For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

    Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


    By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.


    Reader: The Word of the Lord.

    People: Thanks be to God.


    Hymn 136 (LEVAS)   I Have Decided to Follow Jesus        Indian Folk Melody


    *The Holy Gospel: Luke 9:51-62

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

    People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.


    When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village.


    As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home." Jesus said to him, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."


    Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

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


    The Sermon                                                                   The Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson


    *The Nicene Creed                                                                                                BCP, p. 358

    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                                           BCP, p. 392 (The people may stand or kneel)

    Celebrant: 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: For Nancy our Mayor, Philip our Governor, and Donald our President; 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, our Presiding Bishop; for William our Bishop; for Judith our Deacon, for Caroline, our new Rector 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 victims of climate change, and for the poor. We also remember all those mentioned in our Parish Prayer List: the sick, the shut in, and the grieving; those serving in the military and other dangerous professions, and for our enemies, that all hearts may be turned to peace. We may add our own petitions either silently or aloud at this time.
    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: Ginny and Bill and for the Holy Innocents, and all the Saints. The congregation may add other thanksgivings at this time.


    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 Helen and Marcella, that they all will have a place in your eternal kingdom. Other deceased loved ones and friends may be mentioned 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)


    All: Have mercy upon us, 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.


    Confession of Sin and Absolution                                                         BCP, p. 360


    (Kneel or stand.)  Silence


    All: Most merciful God,

    we confess that we have sinned against you

    in thought, word, and deed,

    by what we have done,

    and by what we have left undone.

    We have not loved you with our whole heart;

    we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

    We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

    For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

    have mercy on us and forgive us;

    that we may delight in your will,

    and walk in your ways,

    to the glory of your Name. Amen.


    Celebrant: 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)

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

    People: And also with you.  (Greet one another with a sign of peace)








    The Offertory

                Offertory anthem


    *Presentation of the Gifts (All stand)


    *The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer A                         BCP, p. 361


    (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…


    Preface                                                                                            (BCP, p. 380)


    Through Jesus Christ our Lord in fulfillment of his one true promise, the Holy Spirit came down from Heaven, lighting upon the disciples, to teach them and to lead them into all truth; uniting peoples of many tongues in the confession of one faith, and giving to your Church the power to serve you as a royal priesthood, and to preach the Gospel to all nations.


    …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 (All sing)                                                                                                                         S-129


    (The People may 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.

    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                                                                                                           BCP, p. 364

    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.


    The Breaking of the Bread


    [Alleluia.] Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

    All: Therefore let us keep the feast. [Alleluia.]


    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)


    Postcommunion Prayer           (Stand or kneel)                             BCP, p. 365


    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 655      O Jesus, I Have Promised                                         NYLAND


    *Dismissal                                                                                                                  BCP, p. 366


    Deacon: Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.  Alleluia! Alleluia!

    People:  Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!







    Children are always welcome to worship with their parents or guardians at any worship service.







    Sunday, June  30                                         The Holy Eucharist: Rite I                                        7:30am

    3rd Sunday after Pentecost           The Holy Eucharist             : Rite II                            9:30am

                                                            Mother Caroline’s Welcome Reception        10:30am

    Monday, July 1                         PARISH OFFICE OPEN                              9:00am-1:00pm

                                                      Tai Chi                                                                                                    7:30am

                                                           Ladies Exercise Group                   9:15am & 10:15am

    Tuesday, July 2                       PARISH OFFICE OPEN                     9:00am-1:00pm

                                                            Farmers Market                                                                 9:00am-12:00pm

    Wednesday, July 3                  PARISH OFFICE OPEN                    9:00am-1:00pm

                                                       Ladies Exercise Group                   9:15am & 10:15am

    Thursday, July 4                                           PARISH OFFICE CLOSED Independence Day

     Friday, July 5                            PARISH OFFICE CLOSED


    Sunday, July 7                                      The Holy Eucharist: Rite I                              7:30am

      4th Sunday after Pentecost       The Holy Eucharist: Rite II                            9:30am

                                                                                                       Fellowship                                                                                                10:30am



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

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    Vestry Class of 2019          Vestry Class of 2020          Vestry Class of 2021

       William Kehr                        Margaret Aftanis                 Diane Carter

       Fran Kleber                                   Richard Cashel                                 Melissa Wall

       Karen Vaughan                    Judith Hamilton                              Robert Weidmann



    Robert Meyer, Church Warden, 2019 ~ Kay DeCicco, Church Warden, 2020

    Mr. Larry Peacock, Parish Treasurer

    Mr. Richard Cashel, Clerk of the Vestry

    Mrs. Lisa Halpin, Parish Administrator

    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

    Ms. Maggie Aftanis, Superintendent of the Church School

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

    The Rev’d Charles Arlin, Retired Priest Associate

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

    Phone: (732) 330-4949 Email: jsk13@comcast.net

    The Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson, Rector

    Phone (504) 390-5331 ~ Email: TheParsonCarson@gmail.com

The Episcopal Church of The Holy Innocents