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Trinity †St. Peter’s Episcopal: San Francisco Celtic Vision Service 9am

Musical prelude: David Miles on the Baroque Flute Silent contemplation (begun and ended with a tone) Opening acclamation Presider: All praise to you, Holy God in Three, we bless you, we welcome You, and we bind ourselves to You today. All: Three in One and One in Three, we bind ourselves to You today. Lover, Beloved and Spirit of Love, we bind ourselves to the Holy Trinity. Collect for Purity Presider: Let us pray together. All: Enkindle, we beseech You, O Lord, the light of our understanding, and pour love into our hearts, that we may be able to worthily love and worship You. Gloria Presider: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, rose from the dead on the first day of the week, so for us Sunday is a day to celebrate resurrection and renewal of our personal and common life. So, let us offer a sacrifice of prayer and praise, a sacrifice of the heart: God of life, you summon the day to dawn and call us to create with you

All: You are the Rock from which all earth is fashioned You are the Food from which all souls are fed You are the Fount of wisdom and love You are the Source who is creation’s head Presider: Creator God, how great you are! You clothe yourself in light; you stretch out the skies like a tent. All: Winds are your messengers, flames are your servants. You water the earth until it gives food. How abundant are your works, O God, in wisdom you have made them all. Presider: The creatures teeming the earth, the sea, vast and wide— innumerable things, small and great, live within it. All: All these look to you for their food in due season. When you send forth your Spirit they are created and you renew the face of the earth. O God, may your glory last for ever, may you always have joy in what you have created. Presider: May our thoughts always give you pleasure, may we always rejoice in you. All: Glory to you, the Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Amen.

(From St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Broughty Ferry, Scotland)


The Readings

First Reading

Ephesians 1:3-14

A Reading from the letter of Paul to the Ephesians Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

Psalm or Reflection (Psalm 85:8-13-The Message)

I can’t wait to hear what he’ll say. God’s about to pronounce his people well, The holy people he loves so much, so they’ll never again live like fools. See how close his salvation is to those who fear him? Our country is home base for Glory! 10-13 Love and Truth meet in the street, Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss! Truth sprouts green from the ground, Right Living pours down from the skies! Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty;


our land responds with Bounty and Blessing. Right Living strides out before him, and clears a path for his passage. The Holy Gospel

Mark 6:14-29

Before: All:

The Holy Gospel according to Mark Glory to you O Christ.

After: All:

This is the good news of God in Christ. May the Word be made flesh in us.

King Herod heard of Jesus and his disciples, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” She went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the baptizer.” Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.


Silence (while we absorb the message of the readings)

Community Reflection (we share our thoughts for the good of all) The Prayers of the People

Leader: Christ above us, Christ below us, Christ to our left, Christ to our right, Christ to follow us, Christ to lead us, Christ hear our prayer as we seek to follow only you. All: Hear our prayer, O Christ of our heart Leader: Christ of wisdom, keep us silent when the only words we have to utter are ones of judgment, exclusion or prejudice. All: Teach us to face the wounds in our own hearts Leader: Christ of Justice, give us power of speech to resist injustice, oppression and hate, not only on our own behalf but for others who are not heard. All: Make us courageous in doing your work and peacemakers in the face of conflict. Leader: Christ of the poor, let us be a glimpse of your love to those in need. All: Give us chances to be your hands, minds and hearts in the world. Leader: Christ the healer, we lift up to your tender care those in need on the Trinity St. Peter’s prayer list, and those we mention either silently or aloud. Presider: Gracious God, you form us in your own image and call us to dwell in your love. You give the world into our care that we might be your faithful stewards and live with one another in grace. Yet, we don’t do this well. We violate your creation.


We stumble in darkness. We are troubled by conflict. We are burdened by hurt. All: We long for wholeness, and we desire peace. Forgive us and restore us in your own image. Amen. Absolution The Affirmation of Faith (Patrick’s Creed) We stand

Leader: We believe, O God of all gods, that you are the eternal Creator of life. All: We believe, O God of all gods, that you are the eternal Creator of love. We believe, O Lord and God of all people, that you are the Creator of the skies above, that you are the Creator of the oceans below We believe, O Lord and God of all people, that you are the One who created our souls and set their course, that you are the One who created our bodies from earth, that you gave our bodies their breath and to our souls their possession. God, bless to us our bodies. God, bless to us our souls. God, bless to us our living. God, bless to us our goals. The Offertory Presider: Christ invites us to share ourselves, and our gifts and to be part of His kingdom both on earth and in heaven. Come forward now and claim your place at the table that Christ sets himself.


The Eucharistic Prayer The Presider says

God is here. All: God’s Spirit is with us. Lift up your hearts. All: We lift them to the Most High God. Let us give thanks to our Most High God. All: It is right to give God thanks and praise. Father and Mother, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. All: You, O Mother and Father, with your only Son and the Holy Spirit are God. You are God, one and immortal; God, incorruptible and unmoving; God, invisible and faithful; God, wonderful and worthy of praise; All: God, most high and magnificent; God, living and true, wise and powerful, great and good; God, awesome and peace-loving, beautiful and righteous; God, pure and kind; God, blessed and just, tender and holy. You are God, not in singularity of one person, but in the trinity of one substance. All: We believe in you; we bless you; we adore you; and we praise your name for evermore. We praise you through Christ who is the salvation of the universe; through Christ who is the life of all life; through Christ who is the resurrection of the dead. Through him the angels praise your majesty; the powers of heaven tremble; and so we join with them, saying:


All: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. Father and Mother, you never forget us or turn away from us, even when we fail you. You sent your Son Jesus who gave his life for us. He healed those who were sick, cared for those who were poor, and cried with those who were sad. All: He forgave sinners and taught us to forgive. For all your love we give you thanks in the way that Jesus showed us. On the night before he died, while he was having supper with his friends, he took bread and offered you thanks. He broke the bread, and gave it to them, saying: "Take, eat. This is my Body: it is broken for you." After supper, he took the cup, he offered you thanks, and gave it to them saying: "Drink this, all of you. This is my Blood of the new covenant; it is poured out for you, and for all, that sins may be forgiven. Do this in remembrance of me." All: So, as we do what he told us, we open our hearts to him; we remember how he died and rose again to live now in us. Merciful God, send now, in kindness, your Holy Spirit to settle on this bread and wine and imbue them with the fullness of Jesus. And let that same Spirit rest on us, converting us from the patterns of the passing world, until we conform to the shape of the One whose food we now share. All: O God, with all your people, at all times and in all places, we give you thanks and praise through the Son and in the Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray:


All: 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, the power and the glory, now and for ever. Amen. Presider: Look the body of Christ is broken for the life of the world. Here is Christ present for us in the bread and wine. Silence

The Post Communion Prayer Heaven is intertwined with earth. All: Alleluia! We have taken the divine life into ourselves All: Alleluia! We rise up clothed in the strength of Christ. We shall not be imprisoned, we shall not be harmed. We shall not be downtrodden, we shall not be left alone. We go clothed in Christ’s white garments. We go freed to weave Christ’s patterns. We go loved to serve Christ’s weak ones. Blessing Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the Son of peace to you. God’s blessing be yours.


All: Amen. The Announcements The Peace The Shadow of The Dove

by Kate McIlhagga

When dawn’s ribbon of glory around the world returns and the earth emerges from sleep – The shadow of the dove is seen as she flies across moor and city. Over the warm breast of the earth she skims, her shadow falling on the watcher in the tower, the refugee in the ditch, the weary soldier at the gate. The shadow of peace falls across the all-night sitting of a council, across the tense negotiators around a table. The shadow of hope is cast across the bars of a hostage cell filling with momentary light rooms tense with conflict, bringing a brief respite, a sliver of gold across the dark. She flies untiring across flooded fields, across a city divided by hate and fear, across a town wreathed in smoke. The shadow of reconciliation, the dove of peace with healing in her wings, is felt and seen and turned towards as she makes righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of her cause like the noonday sun. Holy Spirit of love, bring healing, bring peace. (Iona Community)


Are you a lifelong learner? Brain researchers tell us that our brains are more plastic than previously thought. Therefore it is important to keep them active all our lives. You can meet this goal as well as the goal of learning more about your religious tradition by participating in Adult Christian Education this fall. The first step is to attend one of two meetings in Pastor Trish’s office, after coffee hour on June 17th or alternatively, on July 1st. Come prepared with a commitment to participate in at least one opportunity to learn in the fall. Here is a list of potential offerings. Please feel free to add a suggestion of your own: Episcopal Tradition 101: What is our history and theology? A 6week class. Bible 101: How was the Bible written? What does it contain? What does it not contain? How do Anglicans read the Bible? A 6-week class. Mary Magdalene: A Saint for the 21st Century A 6-week book study and discussion. Buddhist perspectives on being a Christian A 6-week book study and discussion. The Letters and Life of Paul: A 12 week class and group discussion. Questions? Contact Pastor Trish,


Trinity†St. Peter's Episcopal Church 1620 Gough Street San Francisco, California 94109-5308 415.775.1117 office, Trinity†St Peter's Bishop’s Committee, and Personnel (with *); Mr. Patrick Andersen, Senior Warden, Ms. Terry Speiker, Junior Warden, Ms. Amanda Aweh, Mr. Justin Kleinwaks, Mr. Scott DeBonville, Ms. Murrey Nelson, Mr. Steve Roger, Ms. Sandy Kameron, Secretary, Mr. Mike Chambers, Treasurer, Ms. Lois M. Webb, Asst. Secretary, Trinity†St. Peter's Clergy and Staff The Rev. Patricia Cunningham, Vicar, The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws, Assisting Priest, Mr. Robert Gurney, Director of Music, Mr. Bruce Huston - Taizé Officiant Ms. Sandy Kameron, Taizé Cantor Mr. David Miles, Sexton, Ms. Lois M. Webb, Archivist, Br. Karekin Yarian, BSG, Parish Administrator, Trinity Center for the Arts Chanticleer, The New Century Chamber Orchestra The San Francisco Lyric Chorus 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:; Office:; newsletter:


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