Services

 

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 

GOING FORWARD IN FAITH 

 

With An Attitude Of Gratitude, We Give:

Time, Talent and Treasure”

― Stewardship, 2019

 

November 18, 2018 Year B

10:00 am Eucharist With Music and Sermon

The Rev. Dr. Kwasi Thornell,

Celebrant & Preacher

 

The Holy Eucharist

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 mane 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.

Processional Hymn 

“Come By Here”     LEVAS II #162

The Opening Sentence  (The people standing)

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

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

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 Holy Eucharist

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 mane 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.

Processional Hymn  

The Stabe Wilson Band

The Opening Sentence  (The people standing)

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

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

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 Gloria   (Sung)     LEVAS II, #243

Refrain

Glory, Glory, hallelujah, Lord we praise your Holy name, Glory, Glory Hallelujah, Lord we praise your Holy name.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth.

  1. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
  2. Lord Jesus Christ, only son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,
  3.  (Refrain)
  4. You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;
  5. You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
  6. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
  7. You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
  8. (Refrain)  Amen

The Collect

                 The Lord be with you.

People:     And also with you.

Celebrant:  Let us pray.

 

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The Ministry of the Word

The First Reading   

The Old Testament                                             Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF SAMUEL

On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?”

After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the Lord. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. She made this vow: “O Lord of hosts, if only you will look on the misery of your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazirite until the day of his death. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head.”

As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli said to her, “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Put away your wine.” But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time.” Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him.” And she said, “Let your servant find favor in your sight.” Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer.

They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.”

The Word of the Lord

Congregation: Thanks be to God

Psalm 16

  1. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
  2. O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
  3. But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
  4. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
  5.  The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
  6. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
  7.  I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
  8.  I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
  9.  Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
  10.  For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
  11. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

The Epistle 

Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25

A READING FROM PAUL’S LETTER TO THE HEBREWS

Every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord:

I will put my laws in their hearts,

and I will write them on their minds, ”he also adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

The Word of the Lord

Congregation: Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn                       

Stabe Wilson Band             

The  Gospel    Mark 13:1-8

The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Mark.

And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

”The Gospel of the Lord"

Congregation: Praise to you, Lord Christ

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                                          

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him, all things were made. 

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son, he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.   

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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Prayers of the People 

Form III     BCP, 387

The Leader and People pray responsively

Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;

That we all may be one.

Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;

That your Name may be glorified by all people.

We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;

That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;

That there may be justice and peace on the earth.

Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;

That our works may find favor in your sight.

Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;

That they may be delivered from their distress.

We pray for the special needs and concerns of this congregation and those named now;

Ithon Babb, Ruth Barbour, Eleanor Barnes, Bill Begg, Auta Boykins, JoAnn Campbell, Suzanne Cervantes, Dann Conley, Denise Conley, Marcella Conley, Willette Copeland, James Craig, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Joan Daniels, Joyce Eldridge, Bertha Elzy, Barbara Fuller, Nellie Richardson-Gardere, Rodessa Gordon, Kenneth Hart, Dorothy Haynes,  Katy Peters Howard, Tarrick Jackson, Gregory Jones, Carol Knight, Regina Lewis, Lois Logwood, Norman MacDonald, LaVergne Malone, Lamar Marcelle,  Hamisi Marshall, Moira Nichols, Cynthia Norvell, Dehad Ogbagabev, Kathy Pither, Clifford Reeves, Deborah Reeves, Tiffany Reeves, Amy Jo Richardson-Edgerly, Elaine Simmons, Sandra Soderland, Jacqui Thornell, Elmer Troublefield, John Turk, Rev. Katherine Ward, Anita Wilkerson, Guy Williams.

Give to the departed eternal rest;

Let light perpetual shine upon them.

We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;

May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.

 Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.

 Silence

The People may add their own petitions.

Celebrant says

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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.

Absolution

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.            

Life Celebrations, Thanksgivings, and New Friends

The Peace 

All stand.  The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People     And also with you.  

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The Holy Communion

Offertory Sentence

Offertory Hymn “The Stabe Wilson Band ”                                   

Doxology Hymnal #380, vs 3

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 B

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 God thanks and praise.

Celebrant proceeds

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere 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 forever 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, sit or kneel.

Celebrant continues

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world.

In him, you have delivered us from evil and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

Celebrant and People

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;

Celebrant

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the New Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.

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.

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. Alleluia.

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.

Invitation   

The Communion 

Communion Hymn   “Be Healed"

Be healed, be healed
You can, you will be healed 

Be healed, be healed
You can, you will be healed

And for I will Sing Hallelujah

I Will Sing Hallelujah

I will Sing Oh Lord

I will Sing Hallelujah Oh Lord

for you are the source of my supply

Lord I praise You I lift You high

I will Sing Hallelujah Oh Lord

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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Let us pray.

Celebrant and People

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of you eternal kingdom.

And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  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!

 

Let the church say Amen!

Let the church say Amen!

God has spoken.

Let the church say, Amen!

 

Let the church say, Amen!

Let the church say, Amen!

God has spoken.

Let the church say Amen!

Announcements...

Recessional Hymn  

“Oh How I Love Jesus”     LEVAS II#196

The Blessing         

Dismissal 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia

 

St. Augustines Episcopal Church

Address

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

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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