This period in the Church year is known as “The Season after Pentecost” or “Ordinary Time.” The term “ordinary” refers to how the New Testament passages are generally read in order or in sequence, as opposed to being arranged by specific theme as in other seasons. During this season the Gospel passages focus on the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and how he is revealed to the world as the Christ. In Year C (the third in a three-year cycle: A, B & C) most of the Gospel passages are from the Gospel according to Luke. The Old Testament Lesson in the Season after Pentecost, Year C, reads various stories about and writings of the Prophets. The New Testament Lesson in the Season after Pentecost, Year C, reads Galatians, Colossians, Hebrews, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and 2 Thessalonians in sequence.
The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer 1979. All hymns are taken from the blue Hymnal 1982. All hymns are reprinted with permission under OneLicense.net A713125.
Our Celebrant and Preacher this Sunday is the Reverend Peter Ross Powell.
Today’s In Person Worship
- This Sunday the Eucharist will be celebrated at 8am (Rite 1) and 10am (Rite 2). See below for detailed music information.
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Today’s Propers (Collect & Lections from Holy Scripture)
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The First Lesson
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. The more I called them, the more they went from me; they kept sacrificing to the Baals, and offering incense to idols. Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took them up in my arms; but they did not know that I healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love. I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks. I bent down to them and fed them. They shall return to the land of Egypt, and Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me. The sword rages in their cities, it consumes their oracle-priests, and devours because of their schemes. My people are bent on turning away from me. To the Most High they call, but he does not raise them up at all. How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute my fierce anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath. They shall go after the LORD, who roars like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west. They shall come trembling like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria; and I will return them to their homes, says the LORD.
Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Confitemini Domino
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.
4 Some wandered in desert wastes; *
they found no way to a city where they might dwell.
5 They were hungry and thirsty; *
their spirits languished within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He put their feet on a straight path *
to go to a city where they might dwell.
8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy *
and the wonders he does for his children.
9 For he satisfies the thirsty *
and fills the hungry with good things.
43 Whoever is wise will ponder these things, *
and consider well the mercies of the Lord.
If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. But now you must get rid of all such things– anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, `What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, `Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, `You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”
Parish Prayer List
Please note that names are listed alphabetically by last name of the person being prayed for (if it is known). We do not list last names for privacy reasons. For pastoral emergencies call or text one of the clergy: While Father Matt is in the Holy Land, please call Deacon Chisara Alimole (914.338.5194), or call the parish office (914.738.5515). We have rebooted the prayer list, If you have any updates (birthdays, prayers additions, etc., please let us know.) Please submit names you wish to be included by Tuesday morning, to Marie at: email@example.com.
Our prayers are asked especially for: Marion, Elaine, Charles, Sophia, Kari, Jordon, Zach, Carol, Terrence, Benjamin, Michele, Stella, Pegeen, Ralph, Jed, Karen, George & Tara, Michael, Carol, Monica, Rebecca, Harold, Alison, Elizabeth & Patrick, Hildy, Joseph, Barbara, Gee, Walter, Tom, Alexandre, Kathy, M&D, and Eileen.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week: Harriet Savage (July 24), Eileen Peluso (July 26), Didi Hayduk (July 28), Ralph Gerra (July 29), Sara Weeks (July 29), Angela Lore-Barone (August 3) Charles Phipps (August 5), and Katherine Kenworthy (August 6).
We pray for those in our Armed Services especially: Joseph, Kevin, Jack, Leopold, Philip, Jake, Matthew, Robert, Philip-Jason, Nicholas, Sam, Helen, Mitchel, Alec, Jonah, Tia, Tyrese, and Terrence.
We pray for those who have died, especially Jeanette Jones on the 1-year anniversary of her death (July 31).
May her soul and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen
Organ Prelude: Vision Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Hymn in Procession: 533, : How wondrous and great thy works, God of praise Lyons
Gloria in Excelsis: S-280, Robert J. Powell
Sequence Hymn: 574, Before thy throne, O God, we kneel, St. Petersburg
Anthem at the Offertory: Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, traditional Spiritual, arranged by Jeffrey Hoffman (b. 1970)
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,
Nobody knows but Jesus,
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,
Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down
Oh, yes, Lord,
Sometimes I’m almost to the ground,
Oh, yes, Lord.
Although you see me going ‘long so,
Oh, yes, Lord,
I have my troubles here below,
Oh, yes, Lord.
Hymn of Praise at the Offertory: 380, v. 3 Praise God from whom all blessings flow (Doxology), Old 100th
Sanctus et Benedictus: S-130, Franz Peter Schubert
Agnus Dei, S-164, Franz Peter Schubert
Hymn at the Communion: 302, Father, we thank thee who hast planted, Rendez à Dieu
Hymn in Procession: 594, God of grace and God of glory Cwm Rhondda
Organ voluntary: Toccata in G Major, Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel (1686-1764)
Today’s choir is our Summer Choir
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music
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