Trinity Episcopal Church PROGRESSIVE INCLUSIVE
Holy Eucharist: Rite II The Fourth Sunday In Lent
March 22, 2020
Breakfast at Homeless Jesus 9:00am Live-Streamed Eucharist 10:00am
Holy Eucharist: Rite II Prelude
It is Well with My Soul
arr. Nate Leonard
Silent Procession (A bell will chime to indicate the beginning of the procession. Please stand as you are able.)
A Penitential Order: Rite II Welcome Opening Statement Celebrant: People:
Blessed is the Lord who forgives all our sins. God’s mercy endures forever.
Confession & Absolution Celebrant:
Let us confess our sin against God and our neighbor.
(Silence may be kept.) People:
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Celebrant: 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. Amen.
Kyrie The verse of the Kyrie will be sung as a solo. The congregation is invited to sing the refrain as indicated. I have longed to know You and Your tender mercies. Like a river of forgiveness ever flowing without end. I bow my heart before You in the goodness of Your presence. Your grace for ever shining like a beacon of the night.
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Collect of the Day Celebrant: People: Celebrant:
(Prayers for an Inclusive Church)
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray. Creator and Healer, root of all goodness, working your Sabbath will in the chaos of life: teach us the insight that gives true judgement and praises you where you are found, making miracles from spit and mud; through Jesus Christ, the Son of earth. Amen.
(Please be seated for the Lessons.)
The First Lesson Reader:
1 Samuel 16:1-13
A reading from First Samuel
The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” Samuel did what the LORD commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the LORD.” But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.” Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the LORD chosen this one.” Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen any of these.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s People. Thanks be to God.
Psalm 23 (Jobst Choral Scholars)
The second Lesson Reader:
Ephesians 5: 8-14
A reading from Ephesians
Once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place Please join in singing the Gradual.
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place I can feel such mighty power and such grace I can hear the brush of angel’s wings I see glory on each face Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
The Gospel Celebrant: People:
John 9: 1-41 The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. Glory to you, Lord Christ.
As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ (Gospel Continues… ) 5
Then I went and washed and received my sight.” They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.” They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see.” Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And they were divided. So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” He said, “He is a prophet.” The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, “Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” Then they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” The man answered, “Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?” And they drove him out. Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered, “And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” He said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped him. Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, Lord Christ.
The Rev. Dr. Lisa Tucker-Gray
The Apostles’ Creed
The Book of Common Prayer pg. 53
(Please stand as you are able.) (What is the Apostles’ Creed and why are we reciting it during Lent? The Apostles’ Creed is an ancient formula of Christian belief in three sections concerning God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit- the three dimensions of the Divine that together shape and the fullness of eternal Love. In the ancient church the season of Lent was a time of preparation for baptism and this creed was memorized as part of that process. As a way to remember our own baptismal promises during this Lenten journey we will recite this affirmation of our faith during these 5 weeks.)
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(Please stand as you are able.)
During this season we will give intentional time and space to pause together as we pray. Intercessor:
God of justice hear the cry of those who yearn for justice around the world; the persecuted and oppressed, the exploited and the ill-treated.
God of love hear the cry of those who yearn for love; fractured families, broken homes neglected, unwanted, alone. (Pause) God of peace hear the cry of those who yearn for peace; in battle zones and broken states, those who are frightened, fearful and anxious. (Pause) God of healing hear the cry of those who yearn for healing; physical and spiritual hurting, weakened and depressed. (Pause) God of mercy hear the cry of those who yearn for mercy; convicted, in need of your Grace, contrite, humble, bowed down. (Pause) May we know the peace of God the love of God the justice of God the healing and mercy of God this day and all days. Amen.
THE PEACE Celebrant: People:
The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
Trinity’s Daily Bread- As a community of faith, we are called to love and be loved; to serve and be served, to give and to receive. In short, we don’t want anyone to “fall behind or drop out.” In this season of connecting in new ways, we are introducing Trinity’s Daily Bread. Please let us know if you need prayer, assistance or connection by filling out our Daily Bread form on our website, www.trinitytoledo.org!
Liturgy of the Table
Offertory Sentence A virtual offering plate, titled Sunday, March 22 Offering, has been created on our website’s Online Giving page. Through this online resource, you can make a regular Sunday offering, make an AGC pledge contribution or an Easter Flower donation.
O Bone, Jesu
(Jobst Choral Scholars)
The Great Thanksgiving Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People:
(Iona Abbey Worship)
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
The celebrant proceeds: We praise you, O God, whom eternity cannot contain, for coming to earth and entering time in Jesus. We praise you for his life which informs our living, for his compassion which changes our hearts, for his clear speaking which contradicts our harmless generalities, for his disturbing presence, his innocent suffering, his fearless dying, his rising to life breathing forgiveness and restoring us forever to you. For these gifts we praise and worship you. All that is spectacular, all that is plain have their origin in you. All that is lovely, all who are loving, point to you as their fulfillment. Therefore we gladly join our voices to the song of the Church on earth and in heaven:
Holy, Holy, Holy
Then the Celebrant continues Jesus was always the guest. In the homes of Peter and Jairus, Martha and Mary, Joanna and Susanna, he was always the guest. At the meal tables of the wealthy where he pled the case of the poor, he was always the guest. Upsetting polite company, befriending isolated people, welcoming the stranger, he was always the guest. But here, at this table, he is the host. Those who wish to serve him must first be served by him. Those who want to follow him must first be fed by him. For this is the table where God intends us to be nourished. This is the time when Christ can make us new. So come, you who hunger and thirst for a deeper faith, for a better life, for a fairer world. Jesus Christ, who has sat at our tables, now invites us to be guests at his. On the night on which he was betrayed, and as they were sitting at a meal, Jesus gave thanks, took a piece of bread and broke it. He gave it to the disciples saying, “This I my body. It is broken for you. Do this to remember me.” Later, after they had eaten, he took a cup of wine, gave thanks and said, “This cup is the new relationship with God made possible because of my death. Drink this all of you, to remember me.” So now we do as Jesus did. We offer this bread and this wine, the produce of the earth and the fruit of human labor to you, O God. Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Celebrant and People Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. We ask, merciful God, that you send, in kindness, your Holy Spirit to settle on this bread and wine and fill them with the fullness of Jesus. Let that same Spirit rest on us, converting us from the patterns of this passing world, until we conform to the shape of him whose food we now share. AMEN.
Celebrant: And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say: 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.
Fraction & Invitation
During this season when we are apart physically, you are invited to receive the assurance we remain connected as the Body of Christ. As Lisa partakes the bread and the wine alone this morning, she does so as a sign and symbol representing the whole of our community.
The Post Communion Prayer (Please stand as you are able.) Gracious God, lover of all, may we who have been your guests at this communion reveal your life to all the world. May we be no longer your servants, but know your will, and be your friends. You give us your life, may we be worthy of it; you give us yourself, may we embody you. Amen.
Blessing May the rain fall off your shoulders when youâ€™re caught in a storm. When the frost comes a callinâ€™ may it find you safe and warm. May your place be set, and may your promises be kept. And may you never forget that you are loved.
Be Still, My Soul
Dismissal Celebrant: People:
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord! Thanks be to God!
See Page 13
Be Still, My Soul
K Schlegel & J Borthwick
trinity Episcopal Church PROGRESSIVE
Vestry Leadership Donna Steppe, Sr. Warden, Roberta Durham, Jr. Warden Leah Reed, Clerk, Jane Bueche, Treasurer, Jeffrey Albright, Dennis Degnan, Fritz Hany, Bob Meeker & Jamie Paul
Parish Staff The Rev. Dr. Lisa Tucker-Gray, Rector Nate Leonard, Director of Music & the Arts Heather Meyer, Director of Operations and Community Development Lynzi Miller, Next to New Manager & Communications Coordinator Nick Zurawski, Sexton
All printed music from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, My Heart Sings Out, Wonder, Love, and Praise used by permission through purchase of riteseries.org. All other printed music is used by permission through purchase of CCLI #11294600. All printed music from Gather was used by permission through purchase of onelicense.net License # A-700000. Opening Collect from: Prayers for an Inclusive Church by Steven Shakespeare, 2009. Readings from: Revised Common Lectionary: lectionarypage.net, 2020. Psalm from Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness by Nan C. Merrill, 2007. The Apostle’s Creed and Post Communion Prayer from: Book of Common Prayer, 1979. The Great Thanksgiving from Iona Abbey Worship. Bulletin Image: ‘Divine Mercy’ artwork from – Ivan Guaderrama Gallery; www.ivanguaderrama.com.
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