Trinity†St Peter's Episcopal Church 14 October, 2018
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to Trinity†St. Peter's Episcopal Church. If you are visiting us today, please make yourself known to the ushers and clergy. All are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Also, you are warmly invited to stay for coffee hour after the service. We would love to get to know you!! Please maintain quiet during the period preceding the service; please check your cell phone at this time and ensure it is turned off or in silent mode. Thanks.
———————————Mission Statement——————————— Trinity†St. Peter’s is a vibrant, welcoming, and diverse Christ-centered spiritual community drawn together by the power of the Holy Spirit and by our passion to serve. You are invited to join us as we seek an ever deeper connection to God, to creation, and to one another.
“Prelude and Fugue in C”
The Holy Eucharist Entrance Rite All stand as the Ministers enter the Church.
Entrance Hymn “When morning gilds the skies”
All standing, the Presider sings
Gathering Song: In the Lord Iâ€™ll be ever thankful
Sung three times
The Liturgy of the Word The Collect of the Day Presider: God be with you. People: And also with you. Presider: Let us pray. Presider: Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. The People are seated.
The First Lesson
A Reading from the book of the prophet Amos Seek the Lord and live, or he will break out against the house of Joseph like fire, and it will 3
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devour Bethel, with no one to quench it. Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground! They hate the one who reproves in the gate, and they abhor the one who speaks the truth. Therefore because you trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not live in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine. For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sinsâ€”you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and push aside the needy in the gate. Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time. Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. All:
Thanks be to God.
A period of silence for reflection.
Psalm 90:12-17 12
So teach us to number our days * that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
Return, O LORD; how long will you tarry? * be gracious to your servants.
Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; * so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us * and the years in which we suffered adversity.
Show your servants your works * and your splendor to their children.
May the graciousness of the LORD our God be upon us; * prosper the work of our hands; prosper our handiwork.
A Reading from the letter to the Hebrews The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account. Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who 4
in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. All:
Thanks be to God.
A period of silence for reflection.
â€œTake my life, and let it beâ€? (vs. 1)
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The Holy Gospel
Presider: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Mark. People: Glory to you, O Christ. As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’” He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.” Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” Presider: The Gospel of our Savior. People: Praise to you, O Christ. Gradual Hymn
“Take my life, and let it be” (vs. 2)
Hymnal 707 The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws
The People rise.
The Affirmation of Faith (NZPB) All stand.
You, O God, are supreme and holy. You create our world and give us life. Your purpose overarches everything we do. You have always been with us. You are God. You, O God, are infinitely generous, good beyond all measure. 6
You came to us before we came to you. You have revealed and proved your love for us in Jesus Christ, who lived and died and rose again. You are with us now. You are God. You, O God, are Holy Spirit. You empower us to be your gospel in the world. You reconcile and heal; you overcome death. You are our God. We worship you. Prayers of the People Leader: As we gather here this morning, we give thanks to our gracious God for the abundant blessings of our lives. In particular we give thanks for our community at Trinity St. Peter's, for all of our ministries and for the faithful people who carry them out. All: WE THANK YOU GRACIOUS GOD. Leader: We thank you, especially, for the ministries of outreach from this community. For our feeding programs and for our music and art ministry. We thank you for Episcopal Community Services that provides beds and meals for the homeless, we thank you for the Episcopal Impact Fund, that helps people to rise out of poverty, we thank you for Episcopal Senior Ministry that helps elders to navigate their the final chapters of their lives. All: WE THANK YOU GRACIOUS GOD. Leader: We ask you to bless this community with vision to seek new ways to serve you in the community and openness to new ideas and people. All: WE ASK YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS Leader: We ask you to bless all those who have asked for our prayers, all who suffer in mind, body and soul. All: WE ASK YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS Leader: We ask you to make your presence known in areas where there is conflict in the world, we pray that conflicted parties would put away their selfish interests and pave the way for peace and prosperity for all people. All: WE ASK YOU TO SEND YOUR SPIRIT Leader: We pray for our own country, that your spirit would intervene to prevent and heal our racism, violence, oppression and degradation of one another. All: WE ASK YOU TO SEND YOUR SPIRIT Presider: Gracious God, all this we pray in the name of the Creator, the Redeemer and the Sustainer. AMEN 7
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Confession of Sin The Priest says
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. Silence. Minister and People
God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen. Absolution The Peace Presider: The Peace of the Lord be always with you. People: And also with you. Then the Ministers and the People may greet one another in the name of the Lord.
The Liturgy of the Table The Presider invites the People's offering with an Offertory Sentence. The following prayer may be said silently in preparation for the Holy Eucharist
Beloved God, my intention is to participate in the Eucharist fully, consciously and actively, and to be available to the mystery of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ made present in this place according to the rites of Holy Eucharist celebrated since the foundation of the Church; to your praise, almighty God; and in communion with the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church, for my good and that of all the Church, for all who have commended themselves to my prayers, and for the welfare of all God’s holy people. Amen. Offertory Anthem
“Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult”
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music, “Restoration” from “The Southern Harmony” Jesus calls us; from the tumult of our life’s wild restless sea, day by day his clear voice soundeth, saying, “Christian, follow me;” As, of old, Saint Andrew heard it by the Galilean lake, turned from home and toil and kindred, leaving all for his dear sake. Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world’s golden store; from each idol that would keep us, saying, “Christian, love me more.” The People rise.
The Great Thanksgiving:
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The Presider continues
For you are the source of light and life; you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord. All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom from on high by whom you created all things. You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it burst out from the womb; You brought forth all creatures of the earth and gave breath to humankind. Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of hope for our journey; And so as the morning stars sing your praises we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy:
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Gerald Near The people stand or kneel. The Presider continues
Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise. Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering. Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us. We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said: “Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.” And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, and presenting to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, we acclaim you, O Christ: Presider and People
Dying, you destroyed our death. Rising, you restored our life. Christ Jesus, come in glory! The Presider continues
Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ. Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a 10
people of hope, justice and love. Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with all your people into the joy of our true eternal home. Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise. Presider and People
Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN. The Lordâ€™s Prayer Presider: And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, Our Father and Mother, 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. Fraction Anthem
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The Presider says
The Gifts of God for the People of God. The People may be seated; the acolyte will indicate each row for communion.
â€œSeek ye first the kingdom of Godâ€?
All stand. The following prayer may be said silently before the Post Communion Prayer.
O Jesus Christ, my freedom is yours, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your grace and love are enough for me. Give me these, O Christ, so that by them I may love and serve your people as you have loved me. Amen. 12
Post Communion Prayer Presider: Let us pray. People: God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen. The Blessing Presider: Live without fear: your Creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Go in peace to follow the good road and may God’s blessing be with you always. Amen. Announcements Final Hymn
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“Chaconne in C”
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Please join us, visitors and congregation, at our coffee hour in the Chapel, immediately following the service. See you there!
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“Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart”
———————————Announcements—————————— Requests for New Nametags To request a nametag, please use the sign up sheet hanging on the nametag rack or go to: https://trinity-stpeters.squarespace.com/connect/ There is room on the name tag for up to two extra lines of information, such as "Deacon", "Molly's Husband", or "Loves to Paint". Your safety and comfort are important to us. Pastoral Care at TSP If you find yourself in need of a home or hospital visit, or would appreciate a listening ear in a confidential setting, Pastor Trish is available to you. Our safe church guidelines direct that you can access your clergy person for pastoral counseling for up to three sessions. After that, we can help you find a secular counselor, if more is required. Please know that we value your well 14
being and want to be here for you as you navigate life's challenging situations. All conversations will be kept strictly confidential. If you have concerns about our community life please contact Pastor Trish. Trinity†St. Peter's Prayer List: For Jane Luers; Helen Teekell; Dawson Webb and family; Brenda; The Rev. Katherine L. Ward; Lynn Shebonsky; The Rev. Marina Nichols and family; Bruce O’Neill; Lewis Campbell; Andrew K.; Pavel Nosovitskiy; Kirsten Thomas; Lodi Webb; Arthur Taber; Cindy Spencer; Joce and Brett Eastman; Michael Patterson; Terry Speiker; Corey Curtis, Marymargaret Kinner, Bruce Huston, Carolyn Taylor, Ray and Cameron Taylor, Stacy Title, Coralee Persse, Steven De Gracia, Tito, Claudia, Eleanor, Mercy, Elizabeth, Joyce Huston and family, Ruth Ma, Molly Snyder, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, The Rev. Elizabeth Newnam, Rita, Kim Long, Karen Wilcox, Arthur Taber, and the repose of the soul of Michael Price, the repose of the soul of Todd Neal, and the repose of the soul of Charlene (Joyce Huston’s sister). We also pray for the parish of the Falkland Islands and its Bishop, The Right Reverend Nigel William Stock, for Marc our Bishop, for Patricia and Molly, Priests, and for all who minister in Christ, and for all the holy people of God. Those in our Service this Morning: Presider: The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws Organist/Choir Director: Robert Gurney MC: Roger LaClear Lesson: George Teekell Epistle: Lynn Abendroth Prayers: Marina Andersen Healing: Steven DeGracia Ushers: Cynthia Cravens, Mike Chambers Guide: Terry Speiker Hospitality Captains: Cynthia Cravens Calendar Oct 14 Proper 23 Oct 17 Oct 21 Proper 24 Oct 24 Oct 28 Proper 25 15
9:00am - Celtic Contemplative Eucharist 11:00am - Choral Eucharist Service 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service 9:00am - Celtic Contemplative Eucharist 11:00am - Choral Eucharist Service following the service - TSP Book Discussion 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service 9:00am - Celtic Contemplative Eucharist 11:00am - Choral Eucharist Service following the service - TSP Book Discussion Proper 23, 2018
This Month: Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hahn Start reading now and join the discussion beginning on October 21st Organ Recital - November 17, 2018 The San Francisco Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present organist Rich Spotts in recital here in Trinity Church on Saturday, November 17, at 5:00pm. Next Evensong and Organ Recital- November 4th Experience for yourself the beauty of this service that is usually heard only in the great cathedrals of the Anglican tradition. Evensong is a service of prayers and readings only, no Communion, lasting about 35 minutes. Several beautiful anthems and chants are included. 5pm An organ recital, featuring our own Robert Gurney, will follow the service. You will be out by approximately 6:30 pm. A wonderful opportunity to hear our priceless organ and to wind down the weekend on a peaceful note. WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE we could invite to Evensong - by Sandy Kameron Evangelism is not limited to merely talking about our faith. It is also about sharing a valued gift with our friends. Sunday, October 7th, the second of our new monthly Evensong services followed by an organ recital was offered in the main sanctuary. The Trinity†St. Peterʼs choir was joined by members of the San Francisco Lyric Chorus, both under the direction of Music Director Robert Gurney. Singers from both choirs rehearse for four weeks in preparation for each Evensong. Robert Gurney is hard at work daily practicing the pieces for each organ recital, the most recent of which happened to fall on the 26th anniversary of beginning his long and devoted ministry as the Organist/Choirmaster of our congregation. October 7th the dome of the main sanctuary, glowing gold from the sunset, reverberated with waves of sound from the choirʼs passionate Magnificat and its monastic-like chanting of the Lordʼs Prayer and the Apostleʼs Creed. Following this thirty-five minute jewel of a service was Robertʼs organ recital with specially selected pieces that showed all that our glorious Skinner organ has to offer, from the poignant whispers of the celeste to the powerful swells that enveloped and transported us. Please support Trinity†St. Peterʼs by attending and by bringing someone to the next Evensong on Sunday, November 4th at 5 PM, and/or to the organ recital which follows, after a brief break, at 5:35 PM. 16
You may find that this ʻhome cookingʼ is the comfort food your spirit has needed all along before the next week begins. Food, Friendship, and Fun Over the years, many of us have become more than just Sunday churchgoers who greet each other at the Peace and go our separate ways the rest of the week. Circle Suppers are casual potluck dinners where groups gather to get to know each other as people with lives outside the church and become friends. We often find others with mutual interests, hobbies, and causes. Of course, matters of church, religion and faith may be discussed… or not. All members and their plus+1’s are welcome. Circle Suppers have proven to be a great way to welcome new members and even bring in newcomers… and just have fun! How do Circle Suppers work? Members who are able to entertain in their homes volunteer to host. You are not required to host (many do not have enough space, etc.) Hosts are responsible for setting a date and issuing invitations. They provide the central main dish and the plates, glasses, utensils, etc., needed (plastic and paper are fine). Other participants bring appetizers, salads, side dishes and desserts as well as drinks (alcoholic or not). Hopefully, participants help hosts clean up. If you are interested, please contact Steve Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 431-4326 with answers to the following questions: Name _____________________________________ 2.
Would you participate? Yes ___ No___
Will you host? Yes ____ No ____ If yes, number of guests. _____ (10-12 is optimal, but groups have been as small as six or as large as 30. It’s up to the host.) Join us for good food, warm company, and great fun!
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Note on Today’s Readings
In the themes of the Sundays in this part of the year, we face some of the strongest challenges presented by our faith. We have reached the portion of the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus, nearing the final conflict, is preparing his followers for what lies ahead, not only for him, but also for them in the remainder of their lives. So, today’s Gospel is the account of the rich young man who discovers that there is more to salvation than following the Law. Jesus calls for a complete submission to God, even to the point of giving up everything. Only then can we gain what we really need. The Old Testament reading from the prophet Amos presents a situation in which those who control Israel are so caught up in amassing personal wealth that they ignore the needs of the poor. That social injustice, God warns, will lead to the destruction of the society. We are reading through the Epistle to the Hebrews during this period. This letter to early Christians presents Jesus as Savior, as high priest, and as the model for Christian living. In today’s passage the writer tells us that although God’s judgment lays all our failure open to God, we know that God’s response is that of the merciful high priest and therefore we may approach God with confidence. Today’s liturgy is filled with challenge and with hope. We are faced with the demands of the Gospel and also with its promise of salvation to those who persevere. We are called to enter into the painful yet joyful project of God in bringing the kingdom into the lives of all people in our time. From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year. Copyright © 2007 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York.
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Trinity†St. Peter's Episcopal Church 1620 Gough Street San Francisco, California 94109-5308 415-775-1117 office, email@example.com Rectory: 415-702-6254 Trinity†St Peter's Bishop’s Committee, and Other Personnel (with *); Mr. Patrick Andersen, Senior Warden, firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Terry Speiker, Junior Warden, email@example.com Ms. Amanda Aweh, firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Scott DeBonville, Skdebonz@aol.com Ms. Murrey Nelson, email@example.com Mr. Steve Roger, firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Sandy Kameron, Secretary, email@example.com Mr. Mike Chambers, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Lois M. Webb, Asst. Secretary, email@example.com Trinity†St. Peter's Clergy and Staff The Reverend Patricia Cunningham, Vicar, firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Robert Gurney, Director of Music, RobertGurney11@gmail.com Mr. Bruce Huston - Taizé Officiant Ms. Sandy Kameron, Taizé Cantor Mr. David Miles, Sexton, email@example.com Ms. Lois M. Webb, Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org Brother Karekin Yarian, BSG, Parish Administrator, email@example.com Trinity Center for the Arts Chanticleer New Century Chamber Orchestra The San Francisco Lyric Chorus Imago Dei Art Gallery & Social Space Services at Trinity†St. Peter's Church Celtic Prayer Service, 9:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. First Sunday each month: Bring and Share Potluck after 11 a.m. service Taizé Candlelight Meditation, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Confession and Absolution – please contact one of the clergy. Web information: www.trinity-stpeters.org; Office: firstname.lastname@example.org; newsletter: TSPnewsletter@trinity-stpeters.org