The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two

                Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 7, 2019, 10 am

                The Word of God

Prelude         O God, Thou Faithful God        Johannes Brahms

Hymn        I sing the almighty power of God        Hymnal #398

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), 219

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.

Gospel Hymn        Fight the good fight with all thy might        Hymnal, 552, vs. 1, 2

The Gospel         John 12:1-8        Bible, 1670

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        God Be in My Head        Walford Davies

Offertory Hymn         Take up our cross, the Savior said        Hymnal, #675

                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        Let thy Blood in mercy poured        Hymnal, #313

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        In the Cross of Christ I glory        Hymnal, #441

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

Postlude        In the Cross of Christ I Glory        Ann Slowins

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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.

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: 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.

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        Lent Soup Suppers Continue April 10

Need more volunteers to bring soup and salad

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 

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

Sunday, April 7 - Storehouse West Food Offering - 8 & 10am

Monday, April 8 - 11am - 1pm - Clare’s Closet Open

Tuesday, April 9 - 7pm - Boy Scouts - Narthex

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

Wednesday, April 10 - 6:30pm - Cub Scouts

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 Family Service 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

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