The Widow’s Mite; music from the Trinity Ensemble

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Listen to an abbreviated recording of today’s service, including the Holy Gospel reading, homily by the Rev. Brad Mullis, and special music from the Trinity Ensemble.

 

 

THE 24th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

November 8, 2015, 10:30 am

THE HOLY EUCHARIST, RITE II

Prelude: “Arabesque” L. Vierne

THE WORD OF GOD

Processional Hymn 686: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

THE ACCLAMATION 355

THE COLLECT FOR PURITY 355

Glory to God, p. 356

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY  

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE LESSONS

The First Lesson: 1 Kings 17:8-16

 Then the word of the Lord came to him, “Arise, go to Zar′ephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zar′ephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a cruse; and now, I am gathering a couple of sticks, that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” 13 And Eli′jah said to her, “Fear not; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord the God of Israel, ‘The jar of meal shall not be spent, and the cruse of oil shall not fail, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” 15 And she went and did as Eli′jah said; and she, and he, and her household ate for many days. 16 The jar of meal was not spent, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by Eli′jah.

 

The Psalm: Psalm 146

46 Praise the Lord!
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 being.

Put not your trust in princes,
    in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
When his breath departs he returns to his earth;
    on that very day his plans perish.

Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who made heaven and earth,
    the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps faith for ever;
    who executes justice for the oppressed;
    who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free;
    the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
    the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the sojourners,
    he upholds the widow and the fatherless;
    but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10 The Lord will reign for ever,
    thy God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!

The Second Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28

24 For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the Holy Place yearly with blood not his own; 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

The Gospel: Mark 12:38-44

Response: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and to have salutations in the market places 39 and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

41 And he sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the multitude putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.44 For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.”

Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord.

Response: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

THE SERMON                                                        The Rev. Brad Mullis

THE NICENE CREED 358

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Form III p. 387

THE PEACE 360

THE HOLY COMMUNION

THE OFFERTORY

 

“There is a Balm in Gilead” arr. Rene Clausen
Performed by the Trinity Ensemble

At the Presentation of Bread, Wine, and Alms:

    The Doxology

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING:  Eucharistic Prayer B, p. 367

 

Holy, Holy (tune: S-125)

THE LORD’S PRAYER 364

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD 364

 

THE SHARING OF THE BREAD AND WINE

All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion.  The first

chalice is a common cup.  The second chalice is for intinction, or dipping only.

Communion Hymn 313 “Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured”

POSTCOMMUNION  PRAYER 365

THE BLESSING

Hymn 608: “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” Melita

THE DISMISSAL (Response:  Thanks Be To God!)

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