Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you." So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?" Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Response: Thanks be to God. Response: Glory be to thee, O Lord. (8:00am) Response: Glory to you, Lord Christ. (10:00am) Luke 14:1, 7-14 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, `Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, `Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." He said also to the one who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." Response: Praise be to thee, O Christ. (8:00am) Response: Praise to you, Lord Christ. (10:00am)
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, Ellen Maguire, Evelyn Hunter, Liz Lentz, Betty Scott, Betty Clarke
For our students away from home:
Moe Andreiev, Lucas Barnes, Whit Barnes, Kelsey Bennett, Amanda Buffa, Cory Connell, Brittany Cook, Will Cook, Virginia Dutton, Kate Flanagan, Malia Guidage, Sarah Hancock, Victoria Hooper, Sarah Jeske, Ashley King, Jay King, William Little, Dana McLaughlin, Samantha Miller, James Robinson, Branham Talton, John Thomas, Eli Turner, Ian Turner
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.
For our deployed military:
Capt. Jason White, Cpl. Jason Church, Sgt. Bill Jarvis, 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, PO James Hartley, For our families and friends: Addison, Katherine, Thomas, Bella, Natalie, Lt. Col. Anneliese Steele-Skaggs, SSG Andrea D. Eubanks, SSG Christina Hathaway, Natalie, Katherine, Edward, Geri, Patrick, MSSG, D’Jon Johnson Michelle, Mary Lou, Derek and Tina, Arthur, Carol, Jason, Angie, Carl, Matthew, Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Jimmy, Richard, Julia, Geneva, Pauline, Mike, Bill, Sally, Mark, Ed, Sandy, Jean, Baby Grace Church, Trenton Alice, Heidi, Alison, Bobby, Shirley, Virginia, Albemarle Deanery Becky, Virginia
The flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God, in loving memory of Virginia Wharton Morrisette, mother of Penny Hyde by Jane Atkinson Sending Forth the Eucharistic Visitors
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.
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. Christ Church Staff Interim Rector ~ The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas ~ Mobile 252.876.6841 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 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 www.facebook.com/ChristChurchNewBern www.christchurchnewbern.com
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 1, 2013 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. 1
The Holy Eucharist: Rite II 10:00 am
The Holy Eucharist: Rite I 8:00 am
Birthday & Anniversary Blessings
The Word of God Opening Acclamation stand Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People: And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. Amen. Collect for Purity page 323 Kyrie Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us. page 324 People: Christ, have mercy upon us. Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us. Collect of the Day page 325 Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And with thy spirit. Celebrant: Let us pray. Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. The First Lesson: Proverbs 25:6-7 Psalm 112, spoken by all, see page 4 The Second Lesson: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 The Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14 Sermon The Rev. H. Paul Canady The Nicene Creed page 326 Prayers of the People page 328 Prayer for Our Time of Transition, spoken by all, see page 5 Confession of Sin page 330 The Peace page 332 The Offertory Versicle: All things come of thee, O Lord. Responsory: And of thine own hath we given thee. Amen.
The Holy Communion
The Communion of the people is open to all baptized persons. Gluten-free wafers are available. Please tell the priest if you wish to have one.
The Great Thanksgiving, Eucharistic Prayer I The Lord’s Prayer The Breaking of the Bread Post Communion Prayer Blessing & Dismissal Response: Thanks be to God.
We give thanks to those serving this morning: 8:00
Celebrant: The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens Eucharistic Ministers: Kathy Evans, Kathleen Meyer Greeters: Margaret Burns, Harriet Milde 10:00 Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas Eucharistic Ministers: Janet Peregoy, Amanda Norwood Acolytes: Jack Huddle, Gregory Hall, John Childs Ushers: Ed Campbell, Carl Huddle, Butch Ricks, Milton Askew Greeters: Thomas O’Connor, Beth Jones Verger: Hal Stirling Altar Guild: Beth Jones, Alice Winters, Tay Roberts, Glenna Davis, Judi Dorn
Voluntary: Rondeau Birthday & Anniversary Blessings Entrance Hymn 376 - Joyful, joyful we adore thee
Hymn to Joy
The Word of God 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 Song of Praise: Benedictus es, Domine S 236 John Rutter Collect of the Day page 357 Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray. Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; 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: Proverbs 25:6-7 Psalm 112, sung by all, see page 4 The Second Lesson: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Sequence Hymn 545 - Lo! what a cloud of witnesses St. Fulbert The Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14 Children’s Homily & Sermon The Rev. H. Paul Canady The Nicene Creed page 358 Prayers of the People, Form IV page 388 Prayer for Our Time of Transition, spoken by all, see page 5 Confession of Sin page 359 The Peace page 360 Offertory Hymn 438 - Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! Woodlands
Old 100th America Our father’s God, to thee, author of liberty, to thee we sing; long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light; protect us by the might, great God, our King. Presentation Hymn 380, stanza 3 Hymn 717, stanza 4
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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 A page 361 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 321 - My God, thy table now is spread Rockingham Post Communion Prayer page 365 Blessing & Dismissal Response: Thanks be to God. Procession into the World Hymn 477 - All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
Engelburg Voluntary: Toccata
Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord * and have great delight in his commandments!
Their descendants will be mighty in the land; * the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches will be in their house, * and their righteousness will last for ever.
Light shines in the darkness for the upright; * the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.
It is good for them to be generous in lending * and to manage their affairs with justice.
For they will never be shaken; * the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; * their heart is right; they put their trust in the Lord.
Their heart is established and will not shrink, * until they see their desire upon their enemies.
They have given freely to the poor, * and their righteousness stands fast for ever; they will hold up their head with honor.
The wicked will see it and be angry; they will gnash their teeth and pine away; * the desires of the wicked will perish.
The Lessons from Scripture Proverbs 25:6-7 Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great; for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. Response: Thanks be to God.