October 24, 2021, The Twenty-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 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.
  • Please review these Guidelines before attending worship at Christ Church.

Today’s Live-Stream Worship & Sermon Archives


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

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; 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

Jeremiah 31:7-9
Thus says the LORD: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, “Save, O Lord, your people,  the remnant of Israel.” See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together;  a great company, they shall return here. With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Psalm 126 In convertendo

1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, *
then were we like those who dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
and our tongue with shouts of joy.

3 Then they said among the nations, *
“The LORD has done great things for them.”

4 The LORD has done great things for us, *
and we are glad indeed.

5 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, *
like the watercourses of the Negev.

6 Those who sowed with tears *
will reap with songs of joy.

7 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

The Epistle

Hebrews 7:23-28
The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but Jesus holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

The Gospel

Mark 10:35-45
Jesus and his disciples came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.


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: marie@christchurchpelham.org.

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:  Ginny Cragin (October 18), Vicki Brundage-Kish (October 18), Alice Dean (October 24), Colette Phipps (October 27), and Elizabeth Leckie (October 28).

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.

The flowers on the Altar are in Thanksgiving for the Baptism of Benjamin Thomas Carberry, grandson of parishioner Ellen Dierking.

We pray for those who have died, especially (__________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

 


Today’s Music

Prelude:     Prelude and Allegro in G minor, HWV 574  George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Entrance Hymn: 388  O worship the King, all glorious above  Hanover

Gloria in excelsis: S280 Glory to God in the highest    Robert J. Powell (b. 1932)

Psalm: 126, In convertendo          Anglican chant, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
(text reprinted above with the lectionary propers)

Sequence Hymn: 516  Come down, O Love Divine, Down Ampney

Anthem at the Offertory: Be thou my vision    Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
Be Thou my Vision,
O Lord of my heart;
Be all else but naught to me,
save that Thou art.

Be Thou my best thought
in the day and the night,
Both waking and sleeping,
Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom,
Be Thou my true Word;
Be Thou ever with me,
And I with Thee Lord;

Be Thou my great Father,
and I Thy true son;
Be Thou in me dwelling,
and I with Thee one.

Be Thou and Thou only,
first in my heart,
O Sovereign of Heaven,
my Treasure Thou art.

Great Heart of my heart,
whatever befall,
Still be thou my Vision,
O Ruler of all.

— Early Irish, attrib. to Dallan Forgaill, 8th Century (Rob tu mo bhoile, a Comdi cride);
trans. by Mary E. Byrne, in “Eriú,” Journal of the School of Irish Learning, 1905, and versed by Eleanor H. Hull, 1912, alt.

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

Anthem at Communion: When the Lord turned again Adrian Batten (c.1591-c. 1637)

When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion: then were we like unto them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter: and our tongue with joy.
Then said they among the heathen: The Lord hath done great things for them.
Yea, the Lord hath done great things for us already: whereof we rejoice.
– Psalm 126:1-4, Book of Common Prayer (1662)

Hymn: 645 The King of love my shepherd is,  St. Columba

Organ Voluntary:  Fuga sexta in F majorfrom Fugues Légères & Petits Jeux, TVW 30: 26  Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767)
Fuga – Andante – Vivace – Presto

Today’s choir is Curtis Chase, Simon Cram, Jann Degnan, Linda Gerra, Cheryl Greenhalgh, Melody Joy Rubin, José Ruiz, and Margaret Young
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music

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