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 Celebrant & Preacher today is The Rev. Matthew H. Mead.
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.
- Healing Prayers are offered at the Bolton Altar following both services.
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Today’s Live-Stream Worship & Sermon Archives
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Today’s Propers (Collect & Lections from Holy Scripture)
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Old Testament
Seek the LORD and live, or he will break out against the house of Joseph like fire, and it will devour Bethel, with no one to quench it. Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground! They hate the one who reproves in the gate, and they abhor the one who speaks the truth. Therefore, because you trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not live in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine. For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and push aside the needy in the gate. Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time. Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. Hate evil and love good and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Psalm 90:12-17 Domine, refugium
12 So teach us to number our days *
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD; how long will you tarry? *
be gracious to your servants.
14 Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; *
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
15 Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us* and the years in which we suffered adversity.
16 Show your servants your works *
and your splendor to their children.
17 May the graciousness of the LORD our God be upon us; *
prosper the work of our hands;
prosper our handiwork.
The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account. Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’” He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.” Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
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 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: email@example.com.
Our prayers are asked especially for: Marion, Shane, Rosemary, Rob, Marcia, Mike, Anne, Alexander, Ginny, Craig, Barbara, Mary, Ralph, Everton, Jed, Marcia, Sammy, Monica, Rebecca, Janet, Amina, Alexia Grace, Alison, John, Emma, Peilin, Hildy, Martin, Jason, Yen, Terry, Erica, Susan, Sue, Xandra, Sigi, Joyce, Julie, Scott, Sherrie, Michelle, Karen, Lisa, Laurelyn, Rob, Drue, Rob, Bill, Andrea, Sue, Lael, M & D, Sandy, the Salvatore family, Dean, Danielle, Morris, and Katie.
We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week: Sandra Rivera (October 4), Debra Orlando (October 5), Emily Kane (October 6), Ed McGann (October 6), Margo Hastings (October 7), Jeff Bodenmann (October 8), Barbara Zambelli (October 8), and Etta Gumbs (October 11).
And we give thanks for the wedding anniversaries of Kari Black & Ed McGann (October 6), and Patrice Fitzpatrick and Bill Scherer (October 8).
We pray for those in our Armed Services especially: Joseph, Kevin, Jack, Leopold, Philip, Jake, Matthew, Robert, Philip-Jason, Nicholas, Sam, Jack, Helen, Mitchel, Alec, 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 Kathy our Governor.
We pray for those who have died, especially Marjorie (Weeks) Owens (October 7) and for those who have died from COVID-19.
Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen
Organ Prelude: II. Adagio (Largo) from Concerto in A minor for two violins, Op. III, No 8 (RV 522) Antonio Vivaldi (1676-1741)
transcribed for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), (BWV 593)
Entrance Hymn: 414 God My King, Thy Might Confessing, Stuttgart
Gloria in excelsis: S280 Glory to God in the highest Robert J. Powell (b. 1932)
Sequence Hymn: 482 Lord of all hopefulness, Slane
At the Offertory, Aria: IV. Alleluia from Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(1756-1791)
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Hymn at the Offertory: 380, v. 3 Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Old 100th
Sanctus et benedictus: S129 Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might Robert J. Powell
Agnus Dei: S163 Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world Robert J. Powell
Music during Communion: En prière Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Si la voix d’un enfant peut monter jusqu’à Vous,
Ô mon Père,
Écoutez de Jésus, devant Vous à genoux,
Si Vous m’avez choisi pour enseigner vos lois
Sur la terre,
Je saurai Vous servir, auguste Roi des rois,
Sur mes lèvres, Seigneur, mettez la vérité
Pour que celui qui doute, avec humilité
Ne m’abandonnez pas, donnez-moi la douceur
Pour apaiser les maux, soulager la douleur,
Révélez Vous à moi, Seigneur en qui je crois
Pour Vous je veux souffrir et mourir sur la croix,
– Stéphan Bordèse (1847-1919)
As the voice of a child can reach You,
O my Father,
Hear my prayer, on bended knee before You!
As You have chosen me to teach Your
laws on earth,
I will know how to serve You, noble
King of kings, O Light!
On my lips, Lord, place the salutary
In order that he who doubts should with
Humility revere You!
Do not abandon me, give me the
To ease suffering, to relieve sorrow,
Reveal Yourself to me, my Father, in whom I
trust and hope:
For You I wish to suffer and to die on
The cross, at Calvary!
Hymn: 524 I love thy kingdom, Lord St. Thomas (Williams)
Organ Voluntary: Canzona 4 toni dopo il post Communio from Fiori musicali (1635) Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643),
Canzona in 4 voices following Communion from Musical flowers
Today’s soloist is soprano Melody Joy Rubin
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music
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