September 19, 2021, The Seventeenth 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 Sunday is the Rev. Deacon Chisara Alimole


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.
  • Please review these Guidelines before attending worship at Christ Church.

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Sunday Offerings & Financial Donations to Christ Church

Christ Church is supported by the generosity of members and friends who donate time, talent, and money to the church to ensure that it is open, staffed, safe, and active. God has given each of us many gifts and we are called to use them to build up the church and to show the spread the love of God to our community. Click on the Donate Button for a variety of ways to support Christ Church, including one-time donations, annual pledges, and raising funds through FaceBook or Amazon.


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

The Collect

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; 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 11:18-20
It was the Lord who made it known to me, and I knew; then you showed me their evil   deeds. But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. And I did not know it was against me that they devised schemes, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the living, so that his name will no longer be remembered!” But you, O Lord of hosts, who judge righteously, who try the heart and the mind, let me see your retribution upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.

The Psalm

Psalm 54 Deus, in nominee
1 Save me, O God, by your Name; *
in your might, defend my cause.
  2 Hear my prayer, O God; *
give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For the arrogant have risen up against me,
and the ruthless have sought my life, *
those who have no regard for God.
   4 Behold, God is my helper; *
it is the Lord who sustains my life.
     5 Render evil to those who spy on me; *
in your faithfulness, destroy them.
6 I will offer you a freewill sacrifice *
and praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.
     7 For you have rescued me from every trouble, *
and my eye has seen the ruin of my foes.

The Epistle

James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace. Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  

The Gospel

Mark 9:30-37
Jesus and his disciples passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”


Today’s Hymns

390  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation

382 King of Glory, King of Peace

Doxology

473 Lift High the Cross


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, Alexander, Ginny, Craig Beverly, Barbara, Mary, Ralph, Everton,  Jed, Josephine, Sammy, Monica, Rebecca, Janet, Amina, Alexia Grace, Alison, John, Emma, 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, Danielle, Morris, and Katie.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week:  Walter Roberts (September 19), and Chapman Jones (September 21).

The flowers on the Altar are given celebration of the Confirmands: For the Class of 2020: Daniel Vincent Avolio, Lane Agar Cooper, Lucy Field Dolan, Nathaniel Gabriel Hopper, Liam DeCoursy Mead, Luke Maxwell Reische.  For the Class of 2021: Charles Guthrie Johnson, Benjamin Martucci, Joseph Martucci, John Kress McGrory, Aedan Edward David Pearl, Axel van Ogtrop Robinson.

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 Elizabeth Dunlap (September 9), 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:  Sursum corda (Lift up your hearts)      John Ireland (1879-1962)

Entrance Hymn:

390  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation,  Lobe den Herren

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

Psalm: Psalm 54 Deus, in nomine       Anglican chants, John Goss (1800-1880) & Charles Hylton Stewart (1884-1932)
(text reprinted above with the lectionary propers)

Sequence Hymn: 382 King of Glory, King of Peace, General Seminary

Anthem at the Offertory: O saving victim      Paul Callaway (1909-1995)
O saving Victim, op’ning wide
The gate of heav’n to man below,
Our foes press on from ev’ry side,
Thine aid supply, Thy strength bestow.
All praise and thanks to Thee ascend
Forevermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end,
In our true native land with Thee. Amen
– St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), transl. by Edward Caswall (1814-1878)

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: Save me, O God    William Boyce (1711-1779)
Save me, O God, for thy Name’s sake: and avenge me in thy strength.
Hear my prayer, O God: and hearken unto the words of my mouth.
For strangers are risen up against me: and tyrants, which have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul.
– Psalm 54: 1-3, BCP 1662

Hymn: 473 Lift High the Cross, Crucifer

Organ Voluntary: Trumpet Voluntary Number 3 in C MajorWilliam Boyce

Today’s choir is Jeff Bodenmann, Jann Degnan, Linda Gerra, Cheryl Greenhalgh, John Hastings, Emily Kane, Mboti (Missy) Kisob, Brent Morden, Melody Joy Rubin
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music

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September 12, 2021, The Sixteenth 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 Sunday is the Rev. Matthew Hoxsie 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.
  • Please review these Guidelines before attending worship at Christ Church.

Today’s Live-Stream Worship & Sermon Archives


Sunday Offerings & Financial Donations to Christ Church

Christ Church is supported by the generosity of members and friends who donate time, talent, and money to the church to ensure that it is open, staffed, safe, and active. God has given each of us many gifts and we are called to use them to build up the church and to show the spread the love of God to our community. Click on the Donate Button for a variety of ways to support Christ Church, including one-time donations, annual pledges, and raising funds through FaceBook or Amazon.


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

The Collect

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; 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

Isaiah 50:4-9a
The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens–wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. The Lord God helps me therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let  us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty? 

The Psalm

Psalm 116:1-8 Dilexi, quoniam

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, *
because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.

2 The cords of death entangled me;
the grip of the grave took hold of me; *
I came to grief and sorrow.

3 Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: *
“O Lord, I pray you, save my life.”

4 Gracious is the Lord and righteous; *
our God is full of compassion.

5 The Lord watches over the innocent; *
I was brought very low, and he helped me.

6 Turn again to your rest, O my soul, *
for the Lord has treated you well.

7 For you have rescued my life from death, *
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.

8 I will walk in the presence of the Lord *
in the land of the living.

The Epistle

James 3:1-12
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue– a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.

The Gospel

Mark 8:27-38
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”


Today’s Hymns

410 Praise my Soul the King of Heaven

517 How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place

362 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

460 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!


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, Alexander, Ginny, Craig Beverly, Barbara, Mary, Ralph, Everton,  Jed, Josephine, Sammy, Monica, Rebecca, Janet, Amina, Alexia Grace, Alison, John, Emma, 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, Danielle, Morris, and Katie.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week and in the coming week:  James Kenworthy (September 10), Glenn Wiggins (September 11), Lorraine Collins (September 13), and Patricia Sweeney (September 18).

We give thanks for the wedding anniversaries of Melissa & Vinny Enea (September 15), Elena & Russ Avolio (September 16), and Ann & Steve Swanson (September 17).

And we give thanks for the 17th anniversary of Fr. Matt’s Ordination to the Priesthood (September 18).

The flowers on the Altar are given in loving memory of Franca Enea on the first anniversary of her death.

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 (________ 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: Chorale-Prelude on “Gott des Himmels und der Erden” (“God of the heavens and the earth”)       Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Entrance Hymn: 410 Praise my Soul the King of Heaven

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

Psalm: Psalm 116: 1-8 Dilexi, quoniam       Anglican chant, William Crotch (1775-1847)

Sequence Hymn:  517 How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place

Anthem at the Offertory: With a voice of singing       Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)
With a voice of singing declare ye this,
and let it be heard, Alleluia!
Utter it even unto the ends of the earth.
The Lord hath delivered His people, Alleluia!
O be joyful in God, all ye lands.
O sing praises to the honor of His name,
make His praise to be glorious.

    – Vocem iucunditatis (Isaiah 48: 20; Ps.66); Introit for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hymn at the Offertory: 362 Holy, Holy,Holy! Lord God Almighty!

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

Motet at Communion: Cantate Domino    Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni (1657-1743)
Cantate Domino canticum novum, laus ejus in Ecclesia Sanctorum.
Laetetur Israel in eo, qui fecit eum, et filii Sion, et filii Sion exultentin rege suo.
– Psalm 148: 1-2, Clementine Vulgate

O sing unto the Lord a new song: let the congregation of saints praise him.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.

– Psalm 149: 1-2, Book of Common Prayer (1662)

Hymn: 460 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!

Organ Voluntary: Gran Choeur Triomphale (Grand Triumphal Chorus) op. 47 n. 2 Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Curtis Chase, Simon Cram, Jann Degnan, Juliana Galletti, Linda Gerra, John Hastings, Mboti (Missy) Kisob, Roger Ohlsen,  James Young, Margaret Young
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music

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