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.
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Today’s Propers (Collect & Lections from Holy Scripture)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
390 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation
382 King of Glory, King of Peace
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
Prelude: Sursum corda (Lift up your hearts) John Ireland (1879-1962)
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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