Offertory Anthem     “Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing”             LEVAS II, #111


Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.


Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above, Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.      Refrain


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!     Refrain


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer A

The people remain standing.

The Lord be with you.

People       And also with you.

Celebrant    Lift up your hearts.

People       We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People       It is right to give him thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth…

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Celebrant and People

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. 

The people stand or sit or kneel.

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

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Celebrant and People

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

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving…

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ.

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 for ever. AMEN.

 And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing,             

 The Lord's Prayer                                                                                LEVAS II, #264

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


Alleluia Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; 

Therefore let us keep the feast.       


Fraction Anthem       “Make Us One Lord”

Make us one, Lord, make us one

Holy Spirit make us one, let your love flow

So the world will know, we are one in You


Communion Hymn    “One Bread On Body”       LEVAS II, #151


One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless.

And we, though many, throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord.

1 Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man, no more.     Refrain

2 Many the gifts, many the works, one in the Lord of all.      Refrain

Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered to one, for all.     Refrain

​Prayer of Thanksgiving

Let us pray.

Celebrant and People

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.

Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen

Hymn  “Let the Church Say Amen”

Let the church say Amen!
Let the church say Amen!
God has spoken.
Let the church say Amen! (x3)


Recessional Hymn    “soon and very soon   Levis 14       


Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King. (X3)

Hallelujah, hallelujah, we are goin' to see the King.


No more cryin' there we are goin' to see the King. (X3)

Hallelujah, hallelujah, we are goin' to see the King.


No more dyin' there we are goin' to see the King. (X3)

Hallelujah, hallelujah, we are goin' to see the King.


Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King. (X3)

Hallelujah, hallelujah, we are goin' to see the King.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.

The Blessing


Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia


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.”


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