Services

The Gathering and Entrance

Call to Worship     “We have come into his house”    Levas II, #245

1
We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Him. x 2

We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Christ the Lord.

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

2
So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him. x 2

So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Christ the Lord.

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

3
Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His Name and worship Him x 2

Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His Name and worship Christ the Lord

Worship Him, Christ, the Lord

Opening Hymn    “Forty Days and Forty Nights”   HYMNAL #150

1
Forty days and forty nights   thou wast fasting in the wild;
forty days and forty nights   tempted, and yet undefiled.

2
Should not we thy sorrow share   and from worldly joys abstain,
fasting with unceasing prayer,   strong with thee to suffer pain?

3
Then if Satan on us press,   Jesus, Savior, hear our call!
Victor in the wilderness,   grant we may not faint nor fall!

4
So shall we have peace divine:   holier gladness ours shall be;
round us, too, shall angels shine,   such as ministered to thee.

5
Keep, O keep us, Savior dear,   ever constant by thy side;
that with thee we may appear   at the eternal Eastertide.

The Opening Sentence                                                                                                            

Celebrant                   Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

People                       His mercy endures for ever.

The Decalogue

Hear the commandments of God to his people:

I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage.

You shall have no other gods but me.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not make for yourself any idol.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not invoke with malice the Name of the Lord your God.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

Honor your father and your mother.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit murder.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit adultery.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not steal.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not be a false witness.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.                               

But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us   from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8,9

 The Deacon or Celebrant then says

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Silence may be kept.

Minister 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.

 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        HYMNAL, #S-96

Lord, have mercy.   Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.   Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.   Lord, have mercy.

The Collect                                                                                                                                    

The Lord be with you.

People                       And also with you.

Celebrant                   Let us pray.

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: look graciously on Saint Augustine's, and so guide the minds of the Vestry who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

“If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise.”

Mission

To grow God’s church and serve God’s people in our worship, which reflects the richness of the African American culture, and through educational and outreach programs to the community. We welcome all who wish to join us in witness to God’s love, empowerment and mercy.

Address

525 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
Phone:
510-832-6462
Fax: 510-832-6464

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