Liturgy Guide for Ordinary Time I 2020

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GATHERING

People’s Prelude

Welcome

A period of silence is kept. During this time we prepare ourselves in heart and in mind to worship God together.

In the silence – Candles are lit. 
What We Need is Here, sung five  times via virtual choir video.

More silence.

Gathering Hymn – via video or led a cappella by cantor.

Opening Acclamation            
Presider          In the name of the one, holy, and Living God 
People            Glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.

The Penitential Order
Jesus said, “The first commandment is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord your God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”    Mark 12:29-31

Confession     [from Enriching Our Worship]
Presider          Let us confess oursins against God and our neighbor.      

After a short silence for reflection, all pray together:

All                  God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will.

Absolution      [New Zealand Book of Common Prayer]
Priest              Through the cross of Christ, God have mercy on you, pardon you,  and set you free. Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace. God strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in life eternal.             

All                   Amen. 

Song of Praise

Trisagian (spoken)

Presider          Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One
All                   Have mercy on us.

Presider          Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One
All                   Have mercy on us.

Presider          Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One
All                   Have mercy on us.

Or Gloria (sung)

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Collect of the Day

Presider          The Lord be with you.
People            And also with you.
Presider          Let us pray. 

The presider prays the Collect of the day, and in response, the people say:Amen.

LITURGY OF THE WORD

The Lessons

First Reading 

At the end of each reading, the lector says, “Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people,” to which the people respond, “Thanks be to God.” 

The Psalm (Read by a reader. All are invited to read along while muted.)

Second Reading

Sequence Hymn

Verse 1 before the reading of the Gospel. Other verses following the reading of the Gospel, unless it is a pre-recording of the entire hymn, in which case it will all be sung before the reading of the Gospel.

The Gospel     

Before the reading of the Gospel

      Presider      The Holy Gospel of our Lord (Savior) Jesus Christ according to…

     People        Glory to you, Lord Christ.

After the reading of the Gospel 

     Presider      The Gospel of the Lord.
     People        Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sequence Hymn         Remaining verses are sung, if they haven’t all been sung before the reading of the Gospel.

The Sermon

Second Reading

Sequence Hymn
Verse 1 before the reading of the Gospel. Other verses following the reading of the Gospel, unless it is a pre-recording of the entire hymn, in which case it will all be sung before the reading of the Gospel.

The Gospel     

Before the reading of the Gospel
Presider      The Holy Gospel of our Lord (Savior) Jesus Christ according to…
People        Glory to you, Lord Christ.

After the reading of the Gospel 
Presider      The Gospel of the Lord.
People        Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sequence Hymn         Remaining verses are sung, if they haven’t all been sung before the reading of the Gospel.

The Sermon

The Nicene Creed (spoken by all with all unmuted)

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 salvationHe 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 heavenAnd 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. Who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.Who 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.

The Prayers of the People                                                 

The Leader reads the following introduction:

Leader            Let us now offer our prayers and thanksgiving to God. After each bidding, I invite you to share your prayers with the whole congregation, so that we may join our prayers to yours. Before we pray together, let us, in silence, ask the Spirit to bring to our consciousness those things for which we should pray.

The Leader then offers each bidding.  In the silence following each bidding, the people are invited to share their prayers, either silently or aloud. At the end of each intercession, the leader says:

Leader                       Lord, in your mercy
People respond      Hear our prayer. 

The biddings follow this order:

I bid your prayers for God’s people throughout the world and for the universal church and its leaders;  

I bid your prayers for peace and justice;  

I bid your prayers for our nation and our state, and for all persons in positions  of authority; 

I bid your prayers for the needs and concerns of our counties and our cities;  

I bid your prayers for this congregation, for those who suffer and for those in any kind of trouble; 

 I bid your prayers for those who have died;

I bid your prayers of thanksgivings to God.

The Lord’s Prayer

Presider          As our Savior Christ has taught us we now pray.
All                   Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name,

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
Now and for ever. Amen.

Collect Song: All Shall Be Well. Lead by the virtual choir.

We Go Forth

Announcements and Anniversaries

Presider:
May the Peace of God, which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his son, Jesus Christ our Lord, and the Blessing of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, be with you and those whom you love, this day and forever.
Amen

Or (from A New Zealand Prayer Book)

Good friends,
Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
Render to no one evil for evil.
Hold fast that which is good;
strengthen the fainthearted;
help the afflicted;
honor and respect the dignity of everyone;
and rejoice in the power of the Spirit
In us,
and beyond us all.
and the Blessing of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, be with you and those whom you love, this day and forever.
Amen

Sending forth song

Presider or Deacon    
Go in Peace, to love and serve the Lord.
People             Thanks be to God.