The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two

                Second Sunday in Lent, March 17, 2019, 10 am

                The Word of God

Prelude         Andante Religioso        Austin Lovelace

Hymn        The God of Abraham praise        Hymnal #401

Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

People: God’s mercy endures forever.

Celebrant: Let us kneel and hear the commandments of God to His people. . . .

(The people kneel as they are able.)

People, after each commandment: Amen. Lord, have mercy.

The Confession of Sin

Celebrant and 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.

Trisagion (sung 3 times)

The Collect of the Day                        Book of Common Prayer (BCP), 218

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Let us pray. . . .

The Lessons (The People sit.)

First Reading        Genesis 15:1-12,17-18        Bible, 20                                        

Response after the reading: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 27                              

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? * the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

2 When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, * it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell.

3 Though an army should encamp against me, * yet my heart shall not be afraid;

4 And though war should rise up against me, * yet will I put my trust in him.

5 One thing have I asked of the Lord; one thing I seek; * that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life;

6 To behold the fair beauty of the Lord * and to seek him in his temple.

7 For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter; * he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high upon a rock.

8 Even now he lifts up my head * above my enemies round about me.

9 Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; * I will sing and make music to the Lord.

10 Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call; * have mercy on me and answer me.

11 You speak in my heart and say, “Seek my face.” * Your face, Lord, will I seek.

12 Hide not your face from me, * nor turn away your servant in displeasure.

13 You have been my helper; cast me not away; * do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.

14 Though my father and my mother forsake me, * the Lord will sustain me.

15 Show me your way, O Lord; * lead me on a level path, because of my enemies.

16 Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, * for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who speak malice.

17 What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the Lord * in the land of the living!

18 O tarry and await the Lord's pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; * wait patiently for the Lord.

 Second Reading         Philippians 3:17-4:1        Bible, 1828

Response after the reading: Thanks be to God.

The people stand as they are able.

Gospel Hymn        O love, how deep, how broad, how high        Hymnal, 448, vs. 1

The Gospel         Luke 13:31-35        Bible, 1621

Response before the Gospel: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Response after the Gospel: Praise to you, Lord Christ.        

                Taizé Chant

        Live in charity and steadfast love,

        Live in charity; God will dwell with you.

The Sermon (The People sit.)

The Nicene Creed (The People stand as they are able.)        BCP, 358

The Prayers of the People (The People stand, kneel, or sit as desired.)

A time of silence is left during each prayer for people to add their specific requests. Then each prayer is concluded by the leader saying, “Lord, in your mercy,” and the People responding, “Hear our prayer.”

The Peace

Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People: And also with you. (The People greet one another saying, “Peace be with you.”)

Offertory Anthem        The Wonder of His Love        Douglas Wagner

Offertory Hymn         O Love of God, how strong and true        Hymnal, #455


                The Holy Communion

Eucharistic Prayer A                BCP, 361

Celebrant:  The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Celebrant: It is right and a good and joyful thing . . . . Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name.

Celebrant: Holy and gracious Father: in your infinite love you made us for yourself…

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread . . . “Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine . . . .“do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

People: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Celebrant: We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father. . . .

. . . . By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer                BCP, 364

The Breaking of the Bread (sung by all)

During Communion, someone is available at the back of the sanctuary by the candle stand, to pray with you personally, if you desire.

                Taizé Chant

        We adore you Jesus Christ, and we bless your holy name;

        truly your cross and passion bring us life and healing,

        truly your cross and passion bring us life and healing.

Communion Hymn        And now, O Father, mindful of the love        Hymnal, #337

Post-Communion Prayer (The People stand or kneel as they desire.)

Celebrant: Let us pray.

People: Loving God, we give you thanks for restoring us in your image and nourishing us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood. Now send us forth, a people forgiven, healed, renewed; that we may proclaim your love to the world and continue in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

Community Announcements (The People sit. After announcements, People stand as they are able.)


Hymn        Hail, thou once despised Jesus!        Hymnal, #495

Dismissal: A leader dismisses the People, to which they respond, Thanks be to God.

Postlude        In Babilone        Raymond Haan

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Information for Parents

Children are always welcome in worship. In addition:

Ages 12-18, Youth Group, Sundays @ 11:45am

Ages, 4-11, Sunday School @ 10-10:30am - 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays

Ages 0-3, Nursery (as volunteers are available; check schedule on the door of the nursery)

Nursing mothers: you are welcome to nurse wherever you feel comfortable. The foyer/narthex and the library are equipped with speakers that allow you to hear the service if you wish to nurse there.

Weekly Service Times

Daily, 6:30am, A.A.

Sundays, 8:00 & 10:00 AM, Holy Eucharist

Wednesdays, 5 PM, Centering Prayer

Thursdays, 9:30 AM, Morning Prayer

Thursdays, 10 AM, Bible Study

Rite of Reconciliation (Confession) by appointment.

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                Lent Soup Suppers Continue Wednesday 3/27

Join us this Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the narthex as we experience the Parables, the stories Jesus told, in a new way.  This is an intergenerational event, so bring the whole family!  Sign up on the whiteboard in the narthex to bring soup, salad, bread, or for clean up.  Those preparing for baptism, renewal of baptismal vows,  confirmation, or reception please contact the Parish Office and make plans to attend these suppers.

This Week at St. Francis 

Daily - 6:30am - A.A. - Parish Hall

Monday, March 25 - 6:30 -

Tuesday, March 26 - 7pm - Boy Scouts - Narthex

Wednesday, March 27 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Lenten Soup Supper

Wednesday, March 27 - 6:30pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, March 27 -  5pm - Centering Prayer - Chapel

Thursday, March 28  - 9:30 - 10am- Morning Prayer - Chapel

Thursday, March 28 -  10 am - Bible Study - Library

St. Francis Staff

Father Alexander Lenzo, Priest

Mother Jean Campbell, Asst. Priest, Liturgist in Residence

Lisa Lane, Parish & Business Administrator

Beverly Simmons, Minister of Music

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