The Fourth Sunday of Easter May 8,2022

Here at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church we gather each Sunday to worship at Holy Communion also known as Mass or Eucharist according to the Book of Common Prayer. (red)

We also lift our voices to sing using the Hymnal 1972. (blue) The numbers are in the bulletin or on the Hymn board. The choir leads our singing and also offers anthems from time to time.

The bulletin has the text of our Holy Scripture readings and the service or direct you to the Book of Common Prayer pages. Please join in as you are able.

The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion all over the world founded by the Church of England. We maintain the ancient order of clergy: Bishops, Priests and Deacons. Parish leadership is guided by the Vestry, an elected body of our members.

As we move through the mitigations of the Covid-19 pandemic, certain protocols have been in place for health safety. Wearing mask in public gatherings has now become optional. We know that some people will continue to wear masks and practice other things to keep safe. Please respect their decisions.

We are pleased to welcome you today.

Parish Leadership

Supply Priest: The Very Rev. Thomas Rosa, locum tenens Deacon: Rev. Mary Ann Rhoades
Senior Warden: Kathryn Esgar
Junior Warden: Jim Cecchetti

Church Secretary: Carol Linboom Organist: Dr. George Karst

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The Liturgy of the Word

The Congregation prepares for worship in silent prayer.

Voluntary Healy Willian (1880-1968), St Columbia Please stand as you are able and sing as the altar party process in, led by the Cross.

Processional Hymn 645 v1-6 “The King of love, my Shepherd is” St Columbia Celebrant Alleluia. Christ is Risen.

People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia 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 Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria S-272

Mozarabic chant

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The Collect

The Celebrant says to the people

The Lord be with you.

People And also with you. Celebrant Let us pray..

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson according to Acts 9:36-43

Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, "Tabitha, get up." Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Meanwhile he stayed in Joppa for some time with a certain Simon, a tanner.

The Word of the Lord.

People Thanks be to God.

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Psalm 23 (Spoken)

1 The Lord is my shepherd; * I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures * and leads me beside still waters.

3 He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.

4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; * for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *

you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.

6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, * and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

The Second Reading from the Book of Revelation 7:9-17

I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,

“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor
and power and might
be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.

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They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them,
nor any scorching heat;

for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

The Word of the Lord.

People Thanks be to God Gospel Alleluia

The Holy Gospel according to John 10:22-30 People Glory to you, Lord Christ.

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly." Jesus answered, "I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father's hand. The Father and I are one."

The Gospel of the Lord.

People Praise to you, Lord Christ. The Sermon
Post-Sermon Meditation

The Very Rev. Thomas P. Rosa J.K.F. Fisher (1656-1746) Christ is (fughetta)

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We stand to affirm our faith by reciting the Nicene Creed

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

Leader: Jesus, awaken our desire to follow Your voice through the peaks and valleys of our human sojourn. Teach us to live the resurrection life now, through words and actions of goodness with mercy, and Your refreshment of our souls each day, until we dwell again in Your Heavenly House

V. Risen Lord.
R. Our Shepherd, our Shelter.

V. Jesus, revive the souls of all who govern across this Earth, this Country, and this Community. Strengthen their spirits as You guide us all along right pathways for the health, safety, and equality of every sheep of Your pasture. We pray especially for: end of the war in Ukraine.
V. Risen Lord

R. Our Shepherd, our Shelter

V. Jesus, anoint the hearts of all in chronic pain, in the woes of addiction, or lost in despair, and restore hope and energy to all who give them care. We now join our hearts together to pray for those in need especially Bishop-Elect Paula, Deacon Trilby Murray, Fr. Tom+, Rev. Mary Ann Rhoades, Paulette, Annalisa, Rev. Peg Williams, Jerry, Steve, Greg, Amber, Audrey, Ruth, Rob, Bob, Fr. Tom Lamb+, and Mary Ellen.

V. Risen Lord.
R. Our Shepherd, our Shelter.

V. Jesus, wipe the tears from those who mourn as those who have died now drink from the springs of new life in You, forever. We pray especially for: Frank, Carol, Fr. Tom and our departed: Johanna, Paul, Dave Yentzer Jr. are there others....
V. Risen Lord.

R. Our Shepherd, our Savior.

V. Jesus, we offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials, aloud or silently ( pause) ...add your own petitions
V. Risen Lord.
R. Our Shepherd, our Shelter.

V. Jesus, Holy Lamb, we give You thanks and ask Your blessings for our search for the clergy who have served St. Luke’s spreading Your table before us, feeding our faith and confirming Your presence in our lives. We pray especially for our search for a new rector that we may have one who leads us more and more to you and our ministry to one another and those around us. V. Risen Lord.

R. Our Shepherd, our Shelter.

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V. Jesus, Holy Lamb, we give You thanks and ask Your blessings for our search for the clergy who have served St. Luke’s spreading Your table before us, feeding our faith and confirming Your presence in our lives. We pray especially for our search for a new rector that we may have one who leads us more and more to you and our ministry to one another and those around us.

V. Risen Lord.
R. Our Shepherd, our Shelter.

The Celebrant adds: O Christ, our Messiah, grant us the faithfulness to awaken each day with You first in our thoughts, then inspired by Tabitha and others, to live in deep devotion to You. May our own prayers, good works and acts of charity among Your flock, fill us with such depth of faith, that our moments of unbelief are few. We ask through the Holy Spirit, our Comforter; and the Almighty, our Creator; who together with You reign as One God now and

forever. 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

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The Great Thanksgiving Eucharistic Prayer C (BCP page 369 )

Offertory Hymn 343 “Shepherd of soul, refresh and bless” St. Agnes”

The people remain standing. The Celebrant faces them and sings or says

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.

Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds

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

But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.

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-123 Mozarabic chant

And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him,, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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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 he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, 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, gave thanks, 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."

Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,

We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.

Lord God of our Fathers and Mothers: God of Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebecca; Jacob, Leah and Rachael; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.

Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.

Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation. AMEN.

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

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The Breaking of the Bread

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread.

A period of silence is kept.

Celebrant Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

People Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia. Then may be sung or said

Facing the people, the Celebrant says the following Invitation

The Gifts of God for the People of God.

and may add Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

The ministers receive the Sacrament and then immediately deliver it to the people. The Bread is given to the communicants with these words

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life. Amen. 12

During the ministration of Communion, hymns, psalms, or anthems may be sung.

Hymn at the Ablutions 708 “Savior, like a shepherd lead us” Sicilian Mariners

After Communion, the Celebrant says

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.

The Deacon dismisses them with these words:
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia.

People Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Voluntary Anonymous (1600s Spain) Song for the Clarin

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Voluntary Healy Willan, 10 Hymn Preludes. Pub. New York: C.F. Peters Corporation, © 1956. Plate 6011. Processional Hymn Words: Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877); para. Psalm 23. Music: St. Columba, Irish melody, harm. Hymnal 1982. Meter: 87. 87. Gloria Music: Mozarabic chant (15th cent.); adapt. David Warren Steel (b. 1947), alt. Gospel Alleluia From Hymnal My Heart Sings Out, #20. Fintan O’Carroll (1922-1981) and Christopher Walker (1947- ). Post- sermon meditation Ed. Hermann Keller, 80 Chorale Preludes. Frankfurt ; London ; New York : C.F. Peters, © 1951. Offertory Hymn Words: James Montgomery (1771-1845), alt. Music: St. Agnes, melody John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876); harm. Richard Proulx (b. 1937), after John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)

Meter: CM. Sanctus Music: Mozarabic chant, ca 8th cent.; adapt. Howard E. Galley (1929- 1993). Agnus Dei Music: Mozarabic chant, ca 8th cent.; adapt. Howard E. Galley (1929-1993). Hymn at the Ablutions Words: Hymns for the Young, ca. 1830, alt. Music: Sicilian Mariners, Sicilian melody, from The European Magazine and London Review, 1792. Meter: 87. 87. 87. Vol- untary Gen. Ed. Wayne Leupold. Ed. Calvert Johnson, Historical Organ Techniques and Reper- toire. Vol. 1. Spain. © 1994 Wayne Leupold Editions. Selling agent: ECS Publishing, Boston. Un- less otherwise noted, all hymns and service music is printed with permission from Church Publishing. Unless otherwise noted, all hymns and service music is printed with permission from Church Publishing. ©1985 Church Publishing, Inc. Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense.net #M-400945. All rights re- served.