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The Lessons from Scripture

Genesis 15:1-6 The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, "Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great." But Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?" And Abram said, "You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir." But the word of the LORD came to him, "This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir." He brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your descendants be." And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness. Response: Thanks be to God. Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old-- and Sarah herself was barren-- because he considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, "as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore." All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them. Response: Thanks be to God. Response: Glory to you, Lord Christ. Luke 12:32-40 Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. "Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. "But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."

In peace we pray to you, Lord God: Names on the list of families and friends remain on the prayer list for three months. If there is someone that needs to remain on the prayer list, please call the office to have their name placed on the list again. For our ill and recovering parishioners:

Art and Diane Vance, Fred Latham, Barbara Willis, Nan Baughman, Norma Doane, Edna Bearnes, Doris McDougal, Susan Rivenbark, Herb Parker, John Reichenbach, Betty Jane and Edward Bonapartian, Elliott Hudgins, Gary Derck, Margaret Hornby, Legare Thackston, Pat Chandler, Janet Stevens, Marge Trubiano, Lois Besanko, David, Jackie Barney, Ronnie Wallace, Rebecca and Richard McEnally, Judy Klink, George Williams, Bill Gibson, Dru Nichols, Frank Sheffield, Norma Kohn, Sonnie Barwick, Mike McCulley, Linda Lore, Ralph Cowan, Jeanette Armour, Charles Henke, Vance Harper Jones, Eddie Eddleman, Mike Pridgen, Audrey St. John, Ann, Betsy Primavera, Joanne Phillips, Edith Knott , Ellen Maguire, Evelyn Hunter, Liz Lentz

For our deployed military:

Capt. Jason White, Cpl. Jason Church, Sgt. Bill Jarvis, Maj. Jason Vaus, Capt. Paul Truog, LCPL Ross Drury, 2nd LTJG Bryan R. Vaughn, SPC. Tyler Joseph, LT. Daniel Miller, PO1 Michael P. Gormley, Andrew Konzen, LT. Col. Chris Richie and family Michele, Hannah and Kate, Tripp Johnson, Capt. Delbert R. Patton, Capt. Craig Platt, Maj. Adam Pastor, PO James Hartley, Lt. Col. Anneliese SteeleSkaggs, SSG Andrea D. Eubanks, SSG Christina Hathaway, MSSG, D’Jon Johnson

Christ Church, An Episcopal Church in the Diocese of East Carolina Founded 1715, New Bern, North Carolina

We are a worshipping community in love with God which strives to know Jesus Christ as our Savior and to serve Him as Lord. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and thankful for the blessings of God, we are committed to service and mission to the community and the world. Building on our history, we cultivate dynamic ministries through prayer, worship, music, education, fellowship, and pastoral care.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:

Grace Church, Plymouth Interfaith Refugee Ministry Lower Cape Fear Deanery Buen Pastor, San Pedro de Macoris, DR

For our families and friends:

Addison, Katherine, Thomas, Bella, Natalie, Natalie, Katherine, Edward, Geri, Bob, Patrick, Michelle, Mary Lou, Derek and Tina, Arthur, Carol, Jason, Angie, Carl, Matthew, Jimmy, Richard, Julia, Geneva, Pauline, Mike, Bill, Sally, Mark, Ed, Sandy, Jean, Baby Alice, Heidi, Alison, Bobby, Shirley

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Joe and Nancy Mansfield in thanksgiving for their wedding anniversary

Sending Forth the Eucharistic Visitors Celebrant We who are many are one body because we share one bread, one cup. People Take these holy gifts of our Lord’s Body and Blood and go forth in the name of Christ Church. May those to whom you go experience with us the majesty and mystery of His presence through the sharing of the bread and wine. All We who are many are one body because we share one bread, one cup.

Response: Praise to you, Lord Christ. Christ Church Staff Associate Rector for Pastoral Care ~ The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens ~ Mobile 252.639.0606 Associate Rector for Youth & Young Family Ministries ~ The Rev. H. Paul Canady ~ Mobile 252.571.6892 Director of Music ~ David Leahey Operations Manager ~ Nancy Przybylko Director of Children’s Ministries ~ Ann Bustard Receptionist ~ Judi Dorn Sexton ~ Bill Marshall Administrative Assistant ~ Gail Paxson

Prayer for Our Time of Transition Holy Spirit, guide our discernment as we seek the next bishop for our diocese and the next rector of Christ Church. Be with us as we pray about our life together. Help us remember, celebrate, and dream. Give us patience and endurance to hear your call. Nurture in us the vision you have for our future. Through Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd of the Sheep. Amen. 5

Vestry Term through 2013: Letha Ricks, Senior Warden, Vanessa Asterman, Betsy Tayloe, Jerry Pelletier; Term thru 2014: Ellen Chance, Kathy Mansfield, Ray Tait, David Cook; Term through 2015: Mike Power, Junior Warden, Mark Johnson, Jane Merritt, Charles Smith Christ Episcopal Church 252.633.2109 320 Pollock St., PO Box 1246, New Bern, NC 28563-1246 6

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The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost August 11, 2013 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 1

The Holy Eucharist: Rite II 8:00 am

Morning Prayer: Rite II with Holy Eucharist 10:00am

The Word of God

Voluntary: Kyrie Eleison from Cathedral Windows Sigfrid Karg-Elert Entrance Hymn 401 - The God of Abraham praise Leoni Opening Sentence page 78 Officiant: The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him . Confession and Absolution The Invitatory (standing) Officiant: Lord, open our lips. People: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!

† notes second half of psalm

Opening Acclamation stand page 355 Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People: And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. Amen. Collect for Purity page 355 Kyrie Celebrant: Lord have mercy. page 356 People: Christ, have mercy. Celebrant: Lord have mercy. Collect of the Day page 357 Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray. Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. The First Lesson: Genesis 15:1-6 Psalm 33:12-22, spoken by all, see page 4 The Second Lesson: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 The Gospel: Luke 12:32-40 Sermon The Rev. H. Paul Canady The Nicene Creed page 358 Prayers of the People, Form V page 389 Prayer for Our Time of Transition, spoken by all, see page 5 Confession of Sin page 359 The Peace page 360 The Offertory Versicle: All things come of you, O Lord. Responsory: And of your own have we given you. Amen.

The Communion of the people is opened to all baptized persons. Gluten-free wafers are available. Please tell the priest if you wish to have one.

We give thanks to those serving this morning: 8:00 Celebrant: The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens Eucharistic Ministers: Jane Merritt, Jack Painter Greeters: Nancy Blease, Dorothy Crute 10:00 Celebrant: The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens Lay Reader: Laurence Stevens Chalice Bearers: Ashley Buffa, Maddie Jandrain Acolytes: Jakqaun Squires, Tillie Jandrain, Kirby Smith Ushers: Milton Askew, Lee Knott, Jim Gruenebaum, John Hyde Greeters: Carolyn Peterson, Charles Peterson Verger: Hal Stirling Altar Guild: Pat McCotter, Mary Parrish, Susan Rivenbark, Ginny Borowicz 2

Venite S 35 Jack Noble White The First Lesson: Genesis 15:1-6 (seated) Psalm 33:12-22 , sung by all, see page 4 The Second Lesson: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 (seated) Sequence Hymn 393 - Praise our great and gracious Lord Wilderness The Gospel: Luke 12:32-40 (seated) Children’s Homily & Sermon The Rev. H. Paul Canady The Apostles’ Creed (standing) page 96 The Prayers (Stand for Salutation; kneel or remain standing for prayers) Suffrages A page 98 Collect of the Day Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Collects for Sundays, Grace, Guidence, Mission page 98 Officiant: The peace of the Lord by always with you. People: And also with you. Offertory Hymn 636 - How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord Foundation Doxology with Alleluias Lasst uns erfreuen

The Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving, Eucharistic Prayer B The Lord’s Prayer Post Communion Prayer Blessing & Dismissal Response: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 33:12-22

page 367 page 364 page 365

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below. Alleluia, alleluia. Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Holy Communion

The Communion of the people is opened to all baptized persons. Gluten-free wafers are available at the lower communion station. Please tell the priest if you wish to have one.

The Great Thanksgiving, Eucharistic Prayer B page 367 Sanctus WLP 858 - Holy, holy, holy Lord American folk melody The Lord’s Prayer page 364 Fraction Anthem WLP 875 - Be Known to us Gary James Communion Hymns: Hymn 317 - This is the hour of banquet and of song Morestead Hymn 635 - If thou but trust in God to guide thee


Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD! * happy the people he has chosen to be his own!


The LORD looks down from heaven, * and beholds all the people in the world.


From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze * on all who dwell on the earth.


He fashions all the hearts of them * and understands all their works.


There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army; a strong man is not delivered by his great strength.


The horse is a vain hope for deliverance; * for all its strength it cannot save.


Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those who fear him, * on those who wait upon his love,


To pluck their lives from death, * and to feed them in time of famine.


Our soul waits for the LORD; * he is our help and our shield.


Indeed, our heart rejoices in him, * for in his holy Name we put our trust.


Let your loving-kindness, O LORD, be upon us, * as we have put our trust in you.

Wer nur den lieben Gott

Post Communion Prayer Blessing & Dismissal Response: Thanks be to God. Procession into the World Hymn 68 - Rejoice! rejoice, believers Voluntary: Toccata in Seven


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John Rutter


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