Welcome,

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost June 20, 2021

We are delighted that you are joining us for the celebration of Holy Communion. This bulletin will guide you to participate and follow the order of service.

The diocese having consulted with the ecclesiastical authority and in accordance with the State of Illinois, has permitted in-person worship. We must continue wearing masks, physical distancing, and frequent hand sanitizing.

For those who are unable to attend, thanks to computer technology, we are broad -casting and recording the Eucharist so that you may attend via our website: stlukesdixon.org, facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St. Luke’s Church — Dixon, IL. The bulletin for the service will also be available online and sent to our mailing list.

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Parish Leadership


Supply Priest: The Very Rev. Thomas Rosa, locum tenens

Deacon: Rev. Mary Ann Rhoades
Senior Warden: Kathryn Esgar
Junior Warden: Roger Linboom/Jim Cecchetti Church Secretary: Carol Linboom
Organist: George Karst

Voluntary Jean Langlais (1907-1991), Fuguette, Chant élégiaque Processional Hymn 493 ‘O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” Azmon

 

The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two

 

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

People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen

 

The Celebrant may say

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 Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Kyrie S-84 Mass 11 “Orbis Factor” Arr. David Hurd (1950- )

(Kyrie eleison) (Christe eleison) (Kyrie eleison)

 

The Celebrant says to the people

The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.

 

Let us pray

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Reading Job 38:1-11

The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Gird up your loins like a man,
I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.

Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?

On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone

when the morning stars sang together
and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

"Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb?—

when I made the clouds its garment,
and thick darkness its swaddling band,

and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors,

and said, 'Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stopped'?"

The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God.

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, * and his mercy endures for ever.

2 Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim * that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.

3 He gathered them out of the lands; * from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

23 Some went down to the sea in ships * and plied their trade in deep waters;

24 They beheld the works of the Lord * and his wonders in the deep.

25 Then he spoke, and a stormy wind arose, * which tossed high the waves of the sea.

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26 They mounted up to the heavens and fell back to the depths; * their hearts melted because of their peril.

  1. 27  They reeled and staggered like drunkards * and were at their wits' end.

  2. 28  Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, * and he delivered them from their distress.

  3. 29  He stilled the storm to a whisper * and quieted the waves of the sea.

30 Then were they glad because of the calm, *
and he brought them to the harbor they were bound for. 3.

31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy * and the wonders he does for his children.

32 Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people * and praise him in the council of the elders.

 

The Second Reading 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

As we work together with Christ, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you. ”See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see-- we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return-- I speak as to children-- open wide your hearts also.

 

Word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

 

Sequence Hymn “O God, our help in ages past” St. Anne 5

 

The Gospel of the Lord according to Mark 4:35-41

When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and re- buked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

The Gospel of the Lord. People Thanks be to God.

The Sermon

 

Post-Sermon Meditation

 

The Nicene Creed

The Very Rev. Thomas Rosa

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 Church, 4th Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 7, Father’s Day (June 20, 2021)

Let us pray to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of the Church, the world, and one another.
 

A brief silence

 

O Eternal Father, give us faith to cling to your dear Son in every danger that threatens to undo us. We bless and adore you for your strong, saving love! V. Lord, in your mercy. R. hear our prayer.

Still the storms of division, heresy, and ambition among your people. Make your Church an ark of safety against floodwaters of sin and suffering. Make it a rock against which faithless words and evil deeds are dashed. Let many find a refuge there, and turn to you, and be saved. V..... R.......

 

Like Job, your persecuted servants long to know their suffering has meaning, their faithfulness is precious, and their Redeemer lives. We ask for healing for Bishop- Elect Paula, Don, Roger, Robert, Johanna, Rob, Bob, Fr. Tom + and Mary Ellen; for those with special needs Justin and Matthew; for the safety of All those serv- ing in the military especially Christopher and Jason. V...... R.......

Speak your word of peace among the people of this congregation. Keep us steadfast in faith, fervent in worship, and persistent in prayer. Make us tireless in loving service to all are overwhelmed by waves of suffering, sorrow, or shame. V...... R.....

 

In you, all good and faithful fatherhood finds its source, guide, and fulfillment. Bless all fathers, and all who act with a father’s love. Fill them with your Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, knowledge and fear of the Lord, and joy in your presence. Grant that in their care, all children find protection,
and love. V....... R.......

Bestow wisdom and righteousness to our earthly rulers, especially those elected or appointed to guide this country, state, and community. Teach them to prize integrity over re-election; justice for all, over special interests; and attentiveness to your will over expediency. V...... R......

Your Son chided his disciples for their little faith, yet he saved them from the storm. He sent them into a storm-tossed world, to share the Gospel of salvation and life in him. Bless everyone, even those of little faith, who strive to share the Lord Jesus with another shipwrecked soul! Lead them to safe harbor in your em- brace. V....... R........

We pray for all who are overwhelmed by waves of suffering and sorrow; who have been shipwrecked by abuse, abandonment, or injustice; who have been cast adrift in pathless seas of confusion, delusion, or doubt; and who cry out, fearing that you neither hear or care that they are perishing. Extend your mighty hand and out- stretched arm and deliver them. V....... R........

Thank you for delivering all who died trusting in you. Give us ears to hear Jesus’ words, “Peace; be still” when all we hear are the wind and waves of turmoil and

fear. By his merits, bring us into your Kingdom, where with you and with all whom you have redeemed, we may dwell in your joyful and blessed peace forever. V.......R......

 

You hear and graciously answer our prayers, dear Lord, do that which is best for us and most glorifies your holy name. Amen

 

The Deacon says

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbors.

 

Silence may be kept.

 

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.

 

The Celebrant concludes with an absolution or a suitable Collect.

 

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.

 

The Peace

All Stand.. The Celebrant says to the people

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People And also with you.

 

Then the Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord.

 

Announcements

 

The Holy Communion
 

Offertory Hymn 559 “Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us” Dulce carmen

 

The Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer B

The people remain standing

Celebrant People

Celebrant

People

Celebrant

People

 

The Lord be with you. And also with you.

 

Lift up your hearts.
 

We lift them to the Lord.
 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

The Celebrant proceeds

I

t is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth..

 

Here a proper Preface is sung or said.

 

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.

 

Sanctus S-128

The people stand or kneel

William Mathias (1934-1992)

Then the 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.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

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, 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; pre- senting 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 sanc- tified 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 [ ___________ and] 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 for ever. AMEN.

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

Celebrant and People

 

Our Father, who 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 trespasses,

as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Breaking of the Bread

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated bread. A period of silence is kept .

Celebrant: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; People: Therefore let us keep the feast.

Agnus Dei S-165

William Mathias

Facing the people, the celebrant says the following Invitation.

 

The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

 

Communion Hymn 599 “Lift every voice and sing” Lift Every Voice

 

The Prayer of Spiritual Communion (said for those who can’t be here in person) Beloved Jesus,

 

I believe that you are present
In the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
I love you above all things,
And I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you Come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you. Let me never be separated from you

In this life or in the life to come. Amen

 

After Communion, the Celebrant says: Let us pray.

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 your 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

Celebrant Blesses the People: Deacon dismisses with these words

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

Voluntary

Jean Langlais, Postlude I

Hymns and service music accessed on 5/30/2021 and 6/16/2021 from https:// www.riteseries.org except where otherwise noted.

Kyrie Music: Plainsong, Mode 1; Mass 11, “Orbis factor;” arr. and acc. David Hurd (b. 1950).

Processional Hymn: Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), alt. Music: Carl Gotthilf Gläser (1784-1829); adapt. and arr. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) Meter: CM. Sequence Hymn: Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), alt.; para. of Psalm 90 Music: melody att. William Croft (1678- 1727), alt.; harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889) Meter: CM. Offertory Hymn: Words: James Edmeston (1791-1867), alt. Music: melody from An Essay on the Church Plain Chant, 1782; adapt. Collection of Motets or Antiphons, ca 1840; harm. William Henry Monk (1823- 1889). Meter: 87. 87. 87. Hymn at the Ablutions: Words: James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938). Music: J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954). Meter: 66 10. 66 10. 14. 66 10.

First Voluntary and Post-Sermon Meditation from Langlais, Jean. ©1942. Vingt-quatre pièces pour harmonium ou orgue 2. Nos. XIII à XXIV> Paris: Combre. Last voluntary from Langlais, Jean. Four Postludes for Organ. ©1951 Mclaughlin & Reilly Co. ©1972 A.P. Schmidt Co.

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