Services

The Holy Eucharist

 Call To Worship    "We Have Come Into His House”                                     Levas II, #245

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

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

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

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

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

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

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

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

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

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

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

Worship Him, Christ, the Lord

Processional Hymn      "Hark a Thrilling Voice is Sounding”                            Hymnal, #59

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Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding: “Christ is neigh,” it seems to say;

“Cast away the works of darkness, O ye children of the day.”

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Wakened by the solemn warning, from earth’s bondage let us rise;

Christ, our sun, all sloth dispelling, shines upon the morning skies.

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Lo! the Lamb so long expected, comes with pardon down from heaven;

let us haste, with tears of sorrow, one and all to be forgiven;

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so when next he comes in glory, and the world is wrapped in fear,

may he with his mercy shield us, and with words of love draw near.

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Honor, glory, might, and blessing to the Father and the Son,

with the everlasting Spirit while unending ages run.

Prayer for Lighting the Advent Wreath Candles

Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Today is the Second Sunday of Advent, in which we recall the hope we have in Christ.

God told Abraham that through him all the nations of the world would be blessed, because he trusted and put his hope in God. The Old Testament spoke of the coming of Christ, of how a Saviour would be born, a king in the line of King David. He would rule the world wisely and bless all the nations. We too believe in God's promise to send Jesus again to this world to establish his kingdom upon the earth.

(The second candle is lighted)

Hope is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at the light of this candle we celebrate the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

 Let us pray:

All: God of Abraham and Sarah and all the Patriarchs of old, you are our Father too. Your love is revealed to us in Jesus Christ, Son of God, and Son of David. Help us in preparing to celebrate his birth, to make our hearts ready and to place our hope in you. Help us today and every day to worship you, to hear your word, and to do your will by sharing your hope with others. We ask it in the name of the one who was born in Bethlehem. Amen.

The Opening Sentence                                                                                                             

The people standing

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People:         And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever.  Amen.

The Prayer of Intent and the Collect for Purity   

 Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Trisagion        (Sung) HYMNAL, #S-102

All             Holy God,  Holy and Mighty,  Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.  x 3

The Collect                                                                                                                             The Lord be with you.

People        And also with you.

Celebrant      Let us pray.

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Loving God, we pray for the Search Committee of this parish, asking you to grant them open hearts and minds, a discerning spirit, and confidence in your strength and guidance. Fill them with a vision of your reign, and our participation in its fulfillment. Remove from them any blinders or prejudice that may keep them from seeing your face all those they encounter in their discernment, and give us grateful hearts for the good work and ministry they do. In Jesus name we pray, 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
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