The Holy Eucharist for the Fifth Sunday of Easter~Recognition Sunday, May 19th, 2019 ~ 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
9:25 am – Sacrament of Healing
(If you would like prayers for healing for yourself and/or in intercession for a loved one or friend, please come forward to the altar rail at this time.)
(Please observe respectful quiet during the Healing & Prelude. Thank you.)
Today is Recognition Sunday
It is also the last day of Sunday School classes for the 2018/2019 Season.
Many thanks to Maggie Aftanis and everyone who has
helped make this year a great success.
The new 2019/2020 Season begins September 8, 2019.
Have a great summer!
THE WORD OF GOD
*Hymn 405 (H82) All things bright and beautiful Royal Oak
*Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
*People: The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
*The Collect for Purity (BCP, p. 355)
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.
*Gloria in excelsis Hymn S-280
*The Collect for 5th Sunday of Easter (BCP, p. 225)
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you
Celebrant: Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. All: Amen. (All are seated)
Lessons for Easter 5: Year C New Revised Common Lectionary New Revised Standard Version of the Bible
The First Reading: Acts 11:1-18 Reader: A Reading from the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.
Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?" Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, `Get up, Peter; kill and eat.' But I replied, `By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' But a second time the voice answered from heaven, `What God has made clean, you must not call profane.' This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, `Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.' And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, `John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?" When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life."
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 148 Laudate Dominum (Read responsively,breaking at the *asterix)
1 Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens; * praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all you angels of his; * praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; * praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, heaven of heavens, * and you waters above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord; * for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He made them stand fast for ever and ever; * he gave them a law which shall not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, * you sea-monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and fog, * tempestuous wind, doing his will;
9 Mountains and all hills, * fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Wild beasts and all cattle, * creeping things and winged birds;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, * princes and all rulers of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, * old and young together.
13 Let them praise the Name of the Lord, * for his Name only is exalted, his splendor is over earth and heaven.
14 He has raised up strength for his people and praise for all his loyal servants, * the children of Israel, a people who are near him. Hallelujah!
The Second Reading: Revelation 21:1-6 Reader: A Reading from the Revelation of John.
I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
"See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away."
And the one who was seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true." Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life."
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
*Hymn 603 (H82) When Christ was lifted from the earth St. Botolph
*The Holy Gospel: John 13:31-35 Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People: Glory to you, O Christ.
At the last supper, when Judas had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.' I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ. (All are seated)
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 (BCP, p. 392) (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: 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, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; for William our Bishop; for Judith our Deacon, and Dan our Interim 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 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 of our 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: Let us pray for our Vestry and Search committee as they prepare to call a new Rector for Holy Innocents’ Church.
All: “Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds and hearts of the members of the Vestry and Search Committee who shall choose a new Rector for Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for your ministries; through Jesus our Lord and Saviour.” Amen.
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: Allison, Zoe and for those celebrating anniversaries:
William & Mary Jo, Charles & Nancy, Thomas & Sherry,
Kingston & Jacqueline and 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 remembering _____________), 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) 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 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)
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Hymn 335 (H82) I am the bread of life Toolan
*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…
Proper Preface for Easter
But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.
…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 Hymn S-129 (All sing)
(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 (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.
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. 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 (BCP, p. 365)
(Said kneeling or seated)
Celebrant: Let us pray. Eternal God, heavenly Father,
All: 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 623 (H82) O what their joy and their glory must be O quanta qualia
*Dismissal (BCP, p. 366)
Deacon: Let us go forth in the Name of Christ! Alleluia! Alleluia!
People: Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Welcome Guest Organist Harold Hawkes
Harold is substituting for Ellen Dondero who is on vacation today.
Rectory Open House & Coffee Fellowship
Fr. Dan invites the congregation to a Rectory Open House after
9:30 am Worship this morning, and next Sunday, May 26th.
Coffee Hour and Fellowship will be held in the Rectory on these days. Come and walk through the Rectory and see the many renovations and improvements that have been completed.
Children are always welcome to worship with their parents or guardians at any worship service.
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Parish Prayer List for the Week of May 19, 2019
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.
Anniversaries: William & Mary Jo Martin (05/19), Charles & Nancy Steinmann (05/19), Thomas & Sherry Hughes (05/22), Kingston & Jacqueline Sparks (05/23)
Special Intentions are asked for…
Diocese of New Jersey Cycle of Prayer
The Rev. Jane A. Gober
Ministry of Transition Officers
The Rev. Glenn M. Matis
Members and Ministry of the Bishop’s Advisory Commission on Music
Alternates to General Convention
Candidates and Postulants
Members and Ministry of the Bishop’s Advisory Commission on Liturgy
World Wide Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer
Sunday 19 May 2019
Pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia
The Most Revd George Takeli - Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia
Monday 20 May 2019
Nambale (Kenya) The Rt Revd Robert Magina Barasa
Aberdeen & Orkney (Scotland) The Rt Revd Anne Dyer
Ile - Oluji (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Abel Oluyemi Ajibodu
Tuesday 21 May 2019
Namibia (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Luke Pato
Abuja (Nigeria) The Most Revd Nicholas Okoh (Primate)
Wednesday 22 May 2019
Namirembe (Uganda) The Rt Revd Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira
Abyei (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Michael Deng K Bol
Accra (West Africa) The Rt Revd Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto
Thursday 23 May 2019
Nandyal (South India) The Rt Revd Eggoni Pushpalalitha
Adelaide (Australia) The Most Revd Geoffrey Martyn Smith
Adelaide (Australia) The Rt Revd Tim Harris
Adelaide (Australia) The Rt Revd Christopher McLeod
Friday 24 May 2019
Nasik (North India) The Rt Revd Pradip Kamble
Afikpo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Paul Udogu
Ilesa (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samuel Olubayu Sowale
Ilesa South West (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samuel Egbebunmi
Saturday 25 May 2019
Nasir (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Simon Lual Bang Jal
Agra (North India) The Rt Revd Prem Prakash Habil
Indianapolis (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows
Indianapolis (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Catherine Waynick
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ May 19, 2019
The Sunday School Cookie Walk
That was scheduled for today has been postponed. A new date to be announced.
United Thank Offering Spring In-Gathering is today.
The United Thank Offering is a personal and family devotional program of the Episcopal Church. It's our daily thanks for the blessings, in our everyday lives, received from God. If you need envelopes, a "blue box" or any information, please see Ruth McLaughlin after this morning’s worship service.
Daily Prayers in the Chapel Discontinued
Fr. Dan will no longer be saying Daily Prayers in the Chapel.
However, the Chapel is always available for prayer.
Fr. Dan's Weekday Schedule for Rest of May
Fr. Dan will be using his final Continuing Education time throughout the rest of the month of May. He will be in Beach Haven every weekend and in the Church Office on the Fridays of May 17th & 31st. He continues to be available for Pastoral concerns 24/7. The best way to contact him is by calling his cell phone 610-223-5588 or by email at email@example.com.
You may also leave a message with Lisa in the church office.
New Rector Discernment Update
Several excellent candidates are now being interviewed for the position of Rector at Holy Innocents’ Church. This part of the Discernment/Search Process is confidential. Our job is to steep the whole process in prayer.
Parish Office Lock Box
There is now a lock box located outside the Parish Office.
Please utilize this lock box when the office is closed for any items you may need to leave for the Parish Administrator. Thank you!
Summer Worship Schedule
We will have two services each Sunday beginning Sunday, June 2nd
through to and including Sunday, September 1st.
Please plan to join us each Sunday for the service which best suits you!
7:30 A.M. ~ Holy Eucharist Rite I ~ without music
9:30 A.M. ~ Holy Eucharist Rite II ~ with music
Sunday, May 19 The Holy Eucharist 9:30am
The FifthSunday of Easter Sunday School (Recognition Sunday) 9:30am
RECTORY OPEN HOUSE
Monday, May 20 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Tai Chi 7:30am
Tuesday, May 21 PARISH OFFICE OPEN 9:00am-1:00pm
Ladies Exercise Group 9:15am
Wednesday May 22 PARISH OFFICE OPEN 9:00am-1:00pm
Game Night 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 23 PARISH OFFICE OPEN 9:00am-1:00pm
Friday, May 24 PARISH OFFICE OPEN 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, May 26 The Holy Eucharist 9:30am
The Sixth Sunday of Easter: RECTORY OPEN HOUSE 10:30am
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