June 6, 2021, The Second Sunday after Pentecost

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 B (the second in a three-year cycle: A, B & C) most of the Gospel passages are from the Gospel according to Mark.  The Old Testament Lesson and the Psalm are chosen because they relate to the words and message of Jesus.  The New Testament Lesson is independent of these readings and is almost always taken from one of the Letters in the New Testament that reflects the common life and mission of the first Christian community.

Our preacher this morning is the Rev. Matthew Hoxsie Mead, Rector.

Today’s In Person Worship

  • Every Sunday at 8am the Eucharist (Rite 1) is celebrated in the Church.  The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 323, and includes 2 pre-recorded hymns, and lasts about 45 minutes. Weather permitting coffee and tea are available in Garden afterwards.
  • Every Sunday at 10am the Eucharist (Rite 2) is celebrated in the Church. The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 355.  See below for detailed music information.  The service lasts about an hour.  Weather permitting coffee and tea are available in Garden afterwards.
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Today’s Live-Stream Worship & Sermon Archives

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Today’s Propers (Collect & Lections from Holy Scripture)

The Collect

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament

Genesis 3:8-15

They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.  I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”

The Psalm

Psalm 130 De profundis

1 Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice; *
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.

2 If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, *
O Lord, who could stand?

3 For there is forgiveness with you; *
therefore you shall be feared.

4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; *
in his word is my hope.

5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than watchmen for the morning, *
more than watchmen for the morning.

6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, *
for with the Lord there is mercy;

7 With him there is plenteous redemption, *
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.

The Epistle

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke” —we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

The Gospel

Mark 3:20-35

The crowd came together again, so that Jesus and his disciples could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”


Today’s Music

At the 8am and 10am services, the following recorded hymns and anthems will be offered by our full choir:

Hymn in Procession: “When morning gilds the skies”
Words: German, ca. 1800; tr. Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930), alt.
Music: LAUDES DOMINI, Joseph Barnby (1838-1896).
Words and Music in the Public Domain.
Last verse harmonization by T. Tertius Noble (1867-1953) Copyright © 1946 J. Fischer & Bro., assigned to Alfred Publishing. Used under OneLicense.net A-713125. Performed by Laurelyn Watson Chase, Jann Degnan, Jeffrey Hoffman, and Simon Cram, professional choristers; with members of the parish choir Jeff Bodenmann, Linda Gerra, Cheryl Greenhalgh, John Hastings, Margo Hastings, and Mboti (Missy) Kisob; Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music. 
Recording, photography, and video production by Jeffrey Hoffman with assistance from Jabea Kisob. This presentation copyright © 2021 by the Parish of Christ the Redeemer (Christ Church), Pelham, New York. All rights reserved.

Hymn during Communion: “Lord, make us servants of your peace”
Words: James Quinn (b. 1919), based on a prayer att. to St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Music: DICKINSON COLLEGE, Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)
Words: Copyright © 1980 James Quinn, SJ, assigned to Oregon Catholic Press
Music: Copyright ©1962, Theodore Presser Co.
Licensed under OneLicense.net A-713125
Descant by Jeffrey Hoffman. Copyright © 2020. Used with permission.

Performed by Tonna Miller-Vallés, Jann Degnan, Michael Imbimbo, & Simon Cram, singers.
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music.
Recording, photography, and video production by Jeffrey Hoffman.
*note that the singers and the organ were recorded individually on separate occasions.
Apologies for the inadvertent loss of singing footage for Ms. Miller-Vallés due to a technical issue.
This presentation copyright © 2020 by Christ Church in Pelham, New York. All rights reserved.

Hymn in Procession: “Savior, like a shepherd lead us”
Words: Hymns for the Young, ca. 1830; attributed to Dorothy Ann Thrupp (1779-1847), editor, alt.
Music: SICILIAN MARRINERS, Sicilian melody, from The European Magazine and London Review, 1792.
Public Domain.
Performed by Laurelyn Watson Chase, Jann Degnan, Michael Imbimbo, and Simon Cram, singers.
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music.
This production copyright © 2020 by Christ Church, Pelham, NY. All rights reserved.
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music.
Recording, photography, and video production by Jeffrey Hoffman.
This presentation copyright © 2020 by the Parish of Christ the Redeemer (Christ Church), Pelham, New York.
All rights reserved.

At the 10am Service the following music selections will be offered  live by Jeffrey Hoffman, our organist:
Organ Prelude: 1. Préambule from 24 Pièces en style libre (24 Pieces in free style), Livre 1 (Book 1), Op.31 by Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Offertory: 17. Lied (Song) from 24 Pièces en style libre, Livre 1 (Book 2), Op.31 by Louis Vierne 
Organ Voluntary: 16. Chorale from 24 Pièces en style libre, Livre 1 (Book 2), Op.31 by Louis Vierne

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: Father Matt (914.471.0260),  Deacon Katie Lawrence (914.589.1628), Deacon Chisara Alimole (914.338.5194), or call the parish office (914.738.5515) .  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: marie@christchurchpelham.org.

Our prayers are asked especially for: Marion, Shane, Rosemary, Rob, Marcia, Mike, Anne, Ginny, Beverly, Barbara, Mary, Ralph, Jed, Didi, Josephine,  Sammy, Ryan, Monica, Rebecca, Janet, Amina, Alexia Grace, Alison, John, Emma, Hildy, Martin,  Jason, Yen, Terry, Susan, Sue, Xandra, Sigi, Joyce, Julie, Scott, Sherrie, Michelle, James, Karen, Lisa, Laurelyn, Rob, Drue, Rob, Bill, Andrea, Sue,  Lael, M & D, Sandy,  and Katie.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week:    Andrew Emery (June 1), Julie Hansen (June 2), Charlette Finch (June 4), Marie Main (June 5), Peter Ruocco (June 5), Jackie Vigil (June 6), Simon Cram (June 7), Alexander Calder (June 8), Andrew Des Rault (June 8), Trabue Bland (June 10), and Tom Salvatore (June 10).

We give thanks for the 17th Wedding Anniversary of Fr. Matt and Nicole Mead (June 5).

And we  give thanks for Father Matt’s 6th Anniversary at Christ Church (May 26),  and celebrating his first mass at Christ Church (May 31).

We pray for those in our Armed Services especially: Joseph, Kevin, Jack, Leopold, Philip, Jake, Matthew, Robert, Philip-Jason,  Nicholas, Sam, Jack, Helen, Mitchel, Tia, Tyrese, and Terrence.

We pray that all elected and appointed officials may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world, especially Joseph our President and Andrew our Governor.

We remember and pray for all Americans who have died from COVID-19, and we pray also for all who mourn.

We pray for those who have died, especially Joyce Henken (June 3).

Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord

And let light perpetual shine upon her.

May her soul and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God,

rest in peace.  Amen

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