The Holy Eucharist: Rite One

                        Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 7, 2019, 8 am

                        The Word of God

Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgiveth all our sins.

People: God’s mercy endureth forever.

The Ten Commandments                Book of Common Prayer (BCP), 317-318

The Confession                BCP, 320

Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.

People: Christ, have mercy upon us.

Celebrant: Lord, have mercy upon us.

The Collect of the Day                        BCP, 167

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Let us pray. . . .

The Lessons (The People sit.)

First Reading        Isaiah 43:16-21        Bible, 1127  

Response after the reading: Thanks be to God.                                      

Psalm 126                              

1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, then were we like those who dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy.

3 Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

4 The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.

5 Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses of the Negev.

6 Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy.

7 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

Second Reading         Philippians 3:4b-14        Bible, 1828

Response after the reading: Thanks be to God.

The people stand as they are able.

The Gospel         John 12:1-8        Bible, 1670

Response before the Gospel: Glory be to thee, O Lord.

Response after the Gospel: Praise be to thee, O Christ.

The Sermon (The People sit.)

The Nicene Creed (The People stand as they are able.)        BCP, 326

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 with thy spirit. (The People greet one another, saying, “Peace be with you.”)

                The Holy Communion

Eucharistic Prayer II                BCP, 340

The Breaking of the Bread                         BCP, 337

Prayer of Humble Access                BCP, 337

Post-communion Prayer                BCP, 339

Announcements, Blessing, and Procession

Dismissal

Celebrant: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Response: Thanks be to God.

St. Francis Happenings

Welcome to St. Francis Episcopal Church (SFEC)

We are blessed by your presence. If you are new, consider filling out a visitor card, so that we can get to know you better and keep you up to date on SFEC events. You can drop the card in an offering plate as it is passed, or give it to an usher at the end of service.

Wifi Network: SFCOffice, Password:  newcreation

Worship bulletins and Scripture readings can be found at our website, and downloaded for use in service. www.stfrancisnm.org

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.

Please join us for coffee hour in the parish hall following the 10am service

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, 4th & 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.

Connect with us 

WEBSITE: www.stfrancisnm.org Sermon recordings, events and news, weekly bulletins and readings, and more. A way to stay rooted in God, especially when you are away and cannot worship here on Sundays.

E-MAIL: Our weekly e-mail offers educational articles, stories of this community, and information about upcoming events. Sign up for the e-mail with the office, or grab a copy from the Narthex table.

        Lent Soup Suppers Continue April 10 - Join us this Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm 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.

This Week at St. Francis 

Wednesday, April 10- 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Lenten Soup Supper

Wednesday, April 10 -  5pm - Centering Prayer - Chapel

Thursday, April 11  - 9:30 - 10am- Morning Prayer - Chapel

Thursday, April 11 -  10 am - Bible Study - Library

Saturday, April 13 - 8:30-10am - Clare’s Closet Open (Clare’s Closet), Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting (Library)

Saturday, April 13 - 9am - Spring Parish Indoor Cleanup - Bring your work gloves and help make St. Francis beautiful for Easter!

Saturday, April 13 - 10am - 2pm - Beggin n’ Eggs Dog Easter Parade and Event - Cabezon Park - Stop by and visit the Clare’s Closet Booth and have your furry friend blessed!

Saturday, April 13 - 10:30am - Daughters of the King Meeting - Library

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, April 14 - Palm Sunday - Services at 8 & 10am

Thursday, April 18 - Maundy Thursday - Services at 11:30am & 7pm

Friday, April 19 - Good Friday - Services at 12 & 7pm,  Stations of the Cross TBD

Sunday, April 21 - Easter - Services at 6am (Easter Vigil followed by egg hunt and breakfast) & 10am (Holy Eucharist with choir followed by egg hunt and potluck)

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

St. Francis Episcopal Church ● 2903 Cabezon Blvd. SE ● Rio Rancho, NM 87124

505-896-1999 ● stfechurch@gmail.com

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