Services

 

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 

GOING FORWARD IN FAITH 

February 18, 2017     Year B

 

First Sunday in Lent

 

10:00 AM Eucharist with Music and Sermon

 The Rev. Jeffrey Frost

Celebrant & Preacher

 

The Holy Gospel

Mark: 1 9-15

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

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

The Gospel of the Lord

 Activities and Events

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.

The Ministry of the Word

 

The First Reading         Genesis 9:8-17

God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”      

The Word of the Lord

Congregation: Thanks be to God

PSALM  25:1-9

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my trust in you; *
let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; *
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

3 Show me your ways, O Lord, *
and teach me your paths.

4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long.

5 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, *
for they are from everlasting.

6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; *
remember me according to your love and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.

7 Gracious and upright is the Lord; *
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

8 He guides the humble in doing right *
and teaches his way to the lowly.

9 All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

The Epistle                                                                                                 1 Peter 3:18-22

Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you-- not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

The Word of the Lord

Congregation: Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn          “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”                              LEVAS II, #138

1
Lord, I want to be a Christian   In my heart, In my heart;
Lord, I want to be a Christian   In my heart, In my heart,

Refrain
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be a Christian   In my heart.

2 Lord, I want to be more loving . . .

3 Lord, I want to be more holy . . .

4 Lord, I want to be like Jesus . . .

The Holy Gospel            Mark 1:9-15

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

Congregation: Glory to You, Lord Christ

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

The Gospel of the Lord

Congregation: Praise to You, Lord Christ

 

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church

Ed Stewart

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Letter from Fr. Thornell  OCTOBER 7. 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

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The Rev. Dr. Kwasi A. Thornell September 8, 2016

Ephesians 4:25-5:1

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Easter Message March 27, 2015

St. Augustine’s Easter 

This story never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that we believe this story? Really? Why is it that thousands upon thousands of people, from one end of the earth to the other, north, south, east and west, in every country, town, city, rural village, there are countless believers of this story about the risen Lord, the Lord who got up. And, and, it has been this way for over two thousand years. This blessed event when God’s love story for humankind crescendos into a triumphant symphonic explosion of power of the Almighty! Read more...

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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.

 

Prayers of the People

In peace we pray to you, Lord God

Silence

For all people in their daily life and work;

For our families, friends, and neighbors, and those who are alone.

For this community, the nation, and the world;

For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

For the just and proper use of your creation;

For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;

For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

For the peace and unity of the Church of God;

For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all those who seek the Truth.

For Michael our Presiding Bishop, and Marc our Bishop,

and for all bishops and other ministers;

For all who serve God and God’s Church

For the special needs and concerns of this congregation and those named now;

Ithon Babb, Ruth Barbour, Eleanor Barnes, Gary Baugh, Bill Begg, Olivia Brathwaite, Suzanne Cervantes, Dann Conley, Denise Conley, Marcella Conley, Renee Cousins-King, Joyce Eldridge, Elizabeth and Aiden Evelyn, Barbara Fuller, Nellie Richardson-Gardere, Rodessa Gordon, Kenneth Hart, Dorothy Haynes,  Katy Peters Howard, Faye Johnson, Gregory Jones, The Rev. Zelda  Kennedy, Carol Knight, Peter, Tupac, Trevon Leahy, Regina Lewis, Lois Logwood, LaVergne Malone,  Lamar Marcelle,  Hamisi Marshall, Nan Parsons, Kathy Pither, Clifford Reeves, Deborah Reeves, Tiffany Reeves, Amy Jo Richardson-Edgerly, Belinda Sanders, Monica Selter, Sandra Soderland, Jacqui Thornell, Elmer Troublefield, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker, Rev. Katherine Ward, Lisa R. White,  Anita Wilkerson, Guy Williams.

Hear us, Lord;

For your mercy is great.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.

Silence

The people may add their own thanksgivings

We will exalt you, O God our King;

And praise your Name for ever and ever.

We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

Silence

he people add their own petitions

Lord, let your loving kindness be upon them;

Who put their trust in you.

 “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”        Sung by: The Choir

We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.

Silence may be kept.

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; in you compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may love and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  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.   

 

The Holy Communion

Offertory Sentence                                                                                                             

Offertory Anthem       “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”      

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 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 God thanks and praise.

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 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, sit or kneel.

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made know to us in creation . . .  

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

 Celebrant and People

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all . . . 

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 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.


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

 Invitation   

 The Communion     

 Communion Hymn  

 “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”              HYMNAL, #56

1

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,

that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.

 Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

shall come to thee, O Israel!

2

O come, thou Wisdom from on high, who orderest all things mightily;

to us the path of knowledge show, and teach us in her ways to go.

Refrain

3

O come, O come, thou Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height

in ancient times didst give the law, in cloud, and majesty, and awe.

Refrain

7

O come, Desire of nations, bind in one the hearts of all mankind;

bid thou our sad divisions cease, and be thyself our King of Peace.

Refrain

8

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,

that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.

Refrain

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

 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.

Choral Blessing    “God Be With You”

Announcements

 

Recessional Hymn      “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory”       

1

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;

He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;

He has loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword,

His truth is marching on.   

 Refrain

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

His truth is marching on. (His truth is marching on.)

2

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,

They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;

I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps,

His day is marching on.

 Refrain

3

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never sound retreat,

He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgement seat;

O be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!

Our God is marching on.

 Refrain

4

In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea,

With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;

As He died to make men holy, let us live to make all free,

While God is marching on.

Refrain

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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