September 11, 2021 – Requiem for the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Today’s Service Order

Prelude:  3. Sarabande from Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor, HWV 287  George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) 

Entrance: 1. Requiem æternam from Requiem                                                  John Rutter (b. 1945)

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem:
exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
– from the Mass for the Dead, quoting 4 Esdras 2:34–35; Psalm 65:1-2

Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
You are to be praised, O God, in Zion;
to you shall vows be performed in Jerusalem.
To you that hear prayer shall all flesh come.
Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
Prayers for the Departed and Psalm 65, translated in the Book of Common Prayer  (1979)

Opening Sentences & Collect                                  BCP 491 & Insert

1st Lesson: Wisdom 3:1-5,9                                                       Insert

Gradual, Psalm 23: 6. The Lord is my Shepherd  from Requiem    John Rutter

The Lord is my shepherd : therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture : and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul : and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness, for his Name’s sake.
Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me : thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life : and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
– Psalm 23 translated in The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

2nd Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17                                                   Insert

Sequence Hymn: Amazing Grace                                       Hymn 671

Gospel: John 14:1-6                                                                   Insert

Sermon                                           The Rev. Matthew Mead, Rector

Prayers for the Departed                       Response: Hear our Prayer.

The Peace                                           Response: And also with you.

Offertory:  3. Pie Jesu from Requiem                                   John Rutter
Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem.
Dona eis sempiternam requiem.
– from Dies Iræ, attributed to Thomas of Celano, OFM (fl. 13th century)

Merciful Jesus, grant them rest.
Grant them eternal rest.

Offertory Hymn: I am the Bread of Life                             Hymn 335

The Holy Eucharist: Preface                                                  BCP 361

Sanctus et Benedictus: 4. Sanctus  from Requiem    John Rutter
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt cæli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis.
– text from the Latin Missal

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

– translation from the Book of Common Prayer (1979)

The Holy Eucharist: Canon of the Mass                                BCP 362

Ministration of Holy Communion: 5. Agnus Dei  from Requiem    John Rutter
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona eis requiem.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona eis requiem.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona eis requiem sempiternam.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them rest.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them eternal rest.

Post Communion Prayer & Blessing                                      BCP 498

Procession Hymn: America the Beautiful                          Hymn 719

Dismissal                                              Response: Thanks be to God.

Voluntary:   2. Largo e piano (Siciliano) from Oboe Concerto in F minor, TWV 51:f1    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) 

Today’s In Person Worship

  • 5pm Requiem Eucharist (Rite 2) is celebrated in the Church.  The service is from the red Book of Common Prayer.  See below for detailed music information.  The service lasts about an hour.  Weather permitting there will be refreshments in the Garden afterwards.
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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, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of those who died during the attacks on September 11, 2001, and grant them an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; 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

Wisdom 3:1-5,9

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and no torment will ever touch them.
In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,
and their departure was thought to be a disaster,
and their going from us to be their destruction;
but they are at peace.
For though in the sight of others they were punished,
their hope is full of immortality.
Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good,
because God tested them and found them worthy of himself.
Those who trust in him will understand truth,
and the faithful will abide with him in love,
because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones,
and he watches over his elect.

The Psalm

Psalm 23 Dominus regit me

1
The LORD is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.
2
He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.
3
He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.
4
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5
You spread a table before me in the presence of those
who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.
6
Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days
of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 The Epistle

Revelation 7:9-17

I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,

“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
and power and might
be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?” I said to him, “Sir, you are the one that knows.” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;
the sun will not strike them,
nor any scorching heat;
for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

The Gospel

John 14:1-6

Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


Today’s Hymns

Amazing Grace

I am the Bread of Life

America the Beautiful

 

Today’s Music

Selections from Requiem by John Rutter (b. 1945) sung by members of the Christ Church Parish Choir:
Curtis Chase, Simon Cram, Jann Degnan, Juliana Galletti, Linda Gerra, John Hastings, Mboti (Missy) Kisob, Roger Ohlsen, Ruston Ropac, Tonna Miller Vallés,  James White, James Young, Margaret Young
Tonna Miller Vallés, soprano soloist
Meredyth Coleman, oboe
Jeffrey Hoffman, organist & director of music

John Rutter’s Requiem is copyright © 1986 by Oxford University Press. Live-stream licensed under OneLicense.net A-713125.
“I am the Bread of Life” copyright © 1986 by GIA Publications, Inc. Live-stream licensed under OneLicense.net A-713125.


Prayer of the People for the Anniversary of 9-11-01

In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

Almighty God, our prayers are offered today for all whose lives were taken and all who suffered during and following the attacks on September 11, 2001, especially Montgomery Hord, a member of this parish, and Michael Boccardi, Thomas E. Hynes, Joseph Leavey, Robert McLaughlin, Amy O’Doherty, Joseph Shea, Daniel J. Shea, Robert Scandole and Michael Tamuccio, the Pelham community members who lost their lives during the attacks. We pray for all who were killed, for all who lost family members and friends, for all who were injured, and for all who were traumatized in body or mind.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

Most merciful Father , we give you thanks for the courage and work of all first-responders, firefighters, police officers, military personnel, medical workers, elected officials, chaplains, construction workers, and volunteers who assisted at the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and in the weeks afterward, and who offered support and guidance for all who mourned.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

O Lord our Governor, watch over the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and for all in civil authority, that they may be blessed with wisdom and strength to know and to do your will, filled with the love of truth and righteousness, and ever mindful of their calling to serve this people of this land.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

O God, you made us in your own image: We give you thanks for the Pelham Interfaith Council and the collegiality that interfaith and ecumenical efforts foster; look with compassion on the whole human family; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

O God and Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

Grant to us who are still in our pilgrimage, and who walk as yet by faith, that your Holy Spirit may lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

Give courage and faith to those who are bereaved, that they may have the comfort of a reasonable and holy hope, in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

Help us, we pray, in the midst of things we cannot understand, to believe and trust in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection to life everlasting.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Lord in your mercy;
Hear our prayer.

rest in peace.  Amen

 

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September 5, 2021, The Fifteenth 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, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 The Old Testament

Isaiah 35:4-7a
Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will    come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water;

The Psalm

Psalm 146 Lauda, anima mea

1 Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O my soul! *
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

2 Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, *
for there is no help in them.

3 When they breathe their last, they return to earth, *
and in that day their thoughts perish.

4 Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help! *
whose hope is in the Lord their God;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *
who keeps his promise for ever;

6 Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, *
and food to those who hunger.

7 The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind; *
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

8 The Lord loves the righteous;
the Lord cares for the stranger; *
he sustains the orphan and widow,
but frustrates the way of the wicked.

9 The Lord shall reign for ever, *
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
Hallelujah!

 The Epistle

James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17
My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have a seat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Stand there,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you? You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.[ For the one who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.] What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

The Gospel

Mark 7:24-37
Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”


Today’s Hymns

God of Grace and God of Glory

Thine Arm O Lord in the Days of Old

Come Labor On


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).

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

 

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