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The Right Reverend John C. Bauerschmidt--Bishop of Tennessee The Reverend Joseph B. Howard--Vicar
Biblically minded::Mission driven
Order of Worship
St. Francis Church is a community dedicated to the transformation of lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the Kingdom of God. The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 17
A congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee and the world-wide Anglican Communion
A note for visitors: We’re thankful that you could join us for worship today, and we pray God blesses you in your time here. The service is printed in your bulletin. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask someone around you! St. Francis Church we want to encourage families to worship together. In order to be a community where all ages feel welcome, we provide coloring materials for children to use during worship and seek to understand the specific gifts and challenges that children bring. We encourage you, should you feel comfortable doing so, to sit toward the front with your children, as little-ones are often more attentive if they can see what is happening. We understand that there may be times when it is best to take advantage of child care, and nursury is provided. Prayer in Preparation for worship: O Almighty God, who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and of supplication: Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections we may worship you in spirit and in truth; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Word of God
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Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.
Collect for Purity: lmighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The following is sung, all standing
Canticle 20, Glory to God: Gloria in excelsis
Collect of the Day: Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray. Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. First Reading:
A Reading from the book of Deuteronomy. “And now, O Israel, give heed to the statutes and the ordinances which I teach you, and do them; that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, gives you. You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it; that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. Keep them and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? And what great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law which I set before you this day? “Only take heed, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children.” Reader: The Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God. The Psalm of the day: 1 2 3 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? * who may abide upon your holy hill? Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, * who speaks the truth from his heart. There is no guile upon his tongue; he does no evil to his friend; * he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor. In his sight the wicked is rejected, *
Psalm 15 Domine, quis habitabit?
but he honors those who fear the Lord. 5 6 7 He has sworn to do no wrong * and does not take back his word. He does not give his money in hope of gain, * nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things * shall never be overthrown. James 1:17-27
Second Reading: A Reading from the letter of James.
Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing. If any one thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this man’s religion is vain. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. Reader: The Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.
All stand. The Children come forward for a prayer and depart for Children’s Church
Holy Gospel: Gospeller: People:
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark. Glory to you, Lord Christ.
ow when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders; and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands defiled?” And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.” And he called the people to him again, and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man.” Gospeller: People: Sermon: The Gospel of the Lord Praise to you, Lord Christ The Rev. Joseph B. Howard
e believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. The Prayers of The PeoPle Leader: Let us pray In the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Mission Clarksville. In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church Church of the Province of Southeast Asia, The Most Rev’d Dr John Chew, Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of Singapore and the Rt. Rev’s Rennis Ponniah, Suffragan Bishop of Singapore. Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church; People: That we all may be one. Leader: Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you; People: That your Name may be glorified by all people. Leader: We pray for all whose hearts are being prepared by your Spirit to join in your work through St. Francis Church; People: That we may be a community utterly dedicated to you. Leader: We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons; People: That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments. Leader: We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world; People: That there may be justice and peace on the earth.
Leader: Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake; People: That our works may find favor in your sight. Leader: Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble; People: That they may be delivered from their distress. Leader: Give to the departed eternal rest; People: Let light perpetual shine upon them. Leader: We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy; People: May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom. Let us pray for our own needs and those of others. Silence Celebrant adds a concluding collect. The Confession Celebrant:
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Minister and People: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Celebrant:
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen. The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
Then the Ministers and the People may greet one another in the name of the Lord. Announcements
# The holy Communion #
Offertory music chosen by musician
Representatives of the congregation bring the people’s offering of bread and wine, and money or other gifts, to the celebrant. The people stand while the offerings are presented and placed on the Altar.
The Lord be with you.
People: Celebrant: People: Celebrant: People:
And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. For you are the source of light and life; you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name: The Sanctus: S129
Please stand or kneel at this time, as best helps you to pray.
The Celebrant continues Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world. On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom. All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
The BreakinG of The Bread
A period of silence is kept
Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving. ON RECEIVING COMMUNION: All baptized Christians who are in love and charity with their neighbors are invited to the Lord’s table. If you do not wish to receive, you are invited to come forward for a blessing in the name of Christ—simply cross your arms over your chest to let the servers know that you will not be receiving. One or more of the following prayers, or some other, may be said quietly or silently before recieving: We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen (Prayer of Humble Access from p. 82 of the 1928 BCP, a revised version of which is found on p. 337 of the 1979 BCP)
Be present, be present, O Jesus, our great High Priest, as you were present with your
disciples, and be known to us in the breaking of bread; who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen (a prayer before recieving communion which can be found among the many prayers of the 1979 BCP, p. 834). Communion music: Open the Eyes of my Heart
After Communion, the Celebrant says:
Let us Pray
The minister and people together, pray:
Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Recessional: Rock of Ages
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Celebrant says the dismissal People: Thanks be to God.
From Tell Out, My Soul: Guitar Lead Sheets for Favorite Hymns, Vol. 1 Copyright © 2006 by R. C. Laird. Church Publishing Incorporated. www.churchpublishing.org
A Note on Today’s Readings
Proper 17, Year B Welcome to St. Francis Church. The Sunday Gospel readings return to Mark’s Gospel today. This passage recounts one of the occasions when Jesus took the Pharisees and other experts on the Law to task for putting more emphasis on ceremonial and dietary rules than on the “weightier” requirements of God. It is not outer conformity to the Law but an inner change that brings us into a right relationship with God and with others. The Law is intended to set the people of Israel apart from other nations, as Moses says in today’s reading from Deuteronomy. This is so that other nations, impressed by Israel’s righteousness and wisdom, will be drawn to Israel’s God. Jesus is actually reaffirming this Mosaic principle in the reading from Mark. (Christians need to remember that when Jesus criticizes the practices of his contemporaries he is not criticizing Judaism, but those whose practices undercut real Judaism.) Today we begin reading through the letter of James. This epistle encourages us to live our faith in concrete actions of love and mercy. True religion is based on carrying out its faith in lives of righteousness and mercy. As the people of God we gather to remember what God has done, to remember God’s principles for living, and to realign ourselves with God. Out of our relationship with God, re-established in our liturgical and sacramental encounter, comes the power to confront and overcome evil, and the righteousness which draws others to God.
From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year. Copyright © 2007 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York.
Good News Daily
Volume IX Sunday, August 30
August 30–September 5, 2009
1 Kings 8:22-40 “Now Lord, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, ‘You shall never fail to have a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons are careful in all they do to walk before me as you have done.’” (vv.25-26 NIV) Our reading from 1 Kings relates an event that occurred at the absolute apex of Solomon’s reign as king over the Israelites. His kingdom has been established, his father David’s blueprints for the temple have been completed and now the sacred Ark of the Covenant has been placed within the Holy of Holies. The tent has been folded up, God’s place of “physical” residence has been completed, and the site on the top of Mount Zion is now ready for the sacrifices and worship. In his prayer of dedication, Solomon speaks of the covenant keeping nature of Yahweh. He reminds the people of God’s promise to David to establish his throne forever. But with the reminder is the admonition that David’s sons remain faithful in walking before God as their father David had done. The Old Testament readings this week represent a real roller coaster ride beginning from this peak. May we all learn again the lessons of obedience and submission in order to avoid the pitfalls of rebellion and enjoy the blessings that God has for His faithful people. Psalms 148, 149, 150; 1 Timothy 4:7b-16; John 8:47-59
Monday, August 31 Psalm 25 Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (vv.4-5) Father, we are told in 2 Peter that You have already given us all we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of You. This is in the past tense. It’s difficult for me to grasp given my present circumstances and constant struggles. I’ve heard that knowledge in the Scriptures means much more than intellectual awareness. When the Bible mentions knowing, it often relates to the intimacy between a husband and wife to create a new life. Can it be that my access to everything I need is affected by my intimacy with You? Lord, give me a hunger, an infatuation, a yearning to know You and be known by You. And even though it will never equal Your love for me, may my love for You “abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that I may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of you” (Philippians 1:9-11). 2 Chronicles 6:32—7:7; James 2:1-13; Mark 14:53-65 Tuesday, September 1 Psalm 26 Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. (vv.1-3) Heavenly Father, one feature of Your character or nature that we can clearly see in the Scriptures it is that of faithfulness. You are the original promise keeper and we give You praise and honor. By Your Word the universe was made and nothing spoken by You is for naught. Isaiah spoke for You to the nation of Judah as it faced the terrible consequences of disobedience, distrust and apostasy. Even in the midst of their troubles, however, You spoke a word of hope: that those walking in darkness would see a great light; that dawn would come into the land of the shadow of death. Your Church now lives in Your life “and that life was the light of men,” for to us a child was born and a son given. May we boldly live into this truth with the certainty of Your presence, Your power, and Your love. We join in calling You Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace for Jesus now reigns on David’s throne with righteousness and justice forever and ever. Amen. 1 Kings 8:65—9:9; Psalm 28; James 2:14-26; Mark 14:66-72 Wednesday, September 2 Mark 15:1-11 “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. The chief priests accused him of many things. So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.” But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed. (vv.2-5) Dear Lord, the gospel of Mark has such a feeling of determination and purpose, as if to underscore your motivations when bringing to an end the curse of rebellion. Here we do not read words of origin, instead we see things take place in order to fulfill the words of the prophets. Why do I recoil at the word repentance, Lord? Is it because I treasure too highly those things that
satisfy my flesh at the cost of my relationship with you? Do I prefer the finer things in life over the simple? Would I rather just talk about spiritual matters rather than live into them? You have come, Jesus, to baptize with the Holy Spirit. Please don’t just sprinkle me or even quickly dip me into that pool. Please immerse me, drown my old man my flesh in that living water of forgiveness and redemption. Take away my preferences and let me see others as you see them. Empower me to let go of worthless idols so as not to forfeit the grace intended for me (Jonah 2:8). Amen. 1 Kings 9:24—10:13; Psalm 38; James 3:1-12; Mark 15:1-11
Thursday, September 3 Psalm 37:1-18 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. (vv.5-6) O God, all of creation testifies to Your power, Your timelessness and Your infinite wisdom. The psalmist teaches that You effect the dawn and the dusk and that each takes place as a deliberate act of grace. Perhaps it is this very reliability that lulls me into thinking that the morning and the evening are just natural; that the seasons, stars, and tides are all the result of random events; that because of my optimism, rather than Your faithfulness, “the sun will come out tomorrow.” Please forgive my arrogance and my reliance on religious things, rather than on You. It is You, Lord, who made the heavens and rule them even to this day. Yet in the midst of this indescribable majesty You call Your children to yourself, those You chose before creation to be holy and blameless in Your sight (Ephesians 1:4). I thank You, Father, that You have selected me to be adopted as Your child. Let me live into this reality today and to proclaim Your righteousness, for I choose to put my trust in You. Amen. 1 Kings 11:1-13; James 3:13—4:12; Mark 15:12-21 Friday, September 4 James 4:13—5:6 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” (vv.14-16) There are times, Lord, when life’s busyness distracts me from you; when the constant clamor and noise drowns out the gentle breeze of your word. Then, after a while, I begin to feel awkward and alone and afraid. I may even call out to you, but like a child who has wandered from a parent in a crowd, I can’t see or hear You anymore and terror seizes me. Lord, I think your servant John felt like this at times too. I can imagine that when expecting to be vindicated and witnessing the establishment of your kingdom, but instead being unjustly imprisoned, would cause even the strongest believer to doubt. “Are you the one?” he honestly asked. Sometimes I wonder the same, particularly when bombarded by the world and its skepticism and cynicism. Don’t let me be just an idle spectator, Lord. Put me into the game and let me see the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the deaf hear, and the dead raised. Overcome the distractions and distrust of this present age so that I never doubt again. Amen.
1 Kings 11:26-43; Psalm 31; Mark 15:22-32 Saturday, September 5 Psalm 30 O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit. (vv.2-3) “Listen to my prayer, O God.” Dear Lord, I join with the psalmist in calling to you in my distress and fear. Things are so hectic at this time of year, and so uncertain. I feel compelled to do so many things I would rather not. And in the whirlwind I find my time with you being either shortened or diminished. I am distracted in prayer, prevented from study, and asleep in meditation. Please come to me, Holy Spirit, and confuse the enemy’s attempts to pull me away from you. Help me to plan my day according to your desires and not my own. Empower me to use my time productively for your kingdom and not to assuage my guilt, curry favor or act unjustly. May I end my day assured of your approval and hearing your voice whisper, “Well done my good servant” (Luke 19:17). Finally, Lord, let your serenity be so palpable that others would be open to hear of your grace. Give me the will to share you with others and pray for those in need. Amen. 1 Kings 12:1-20; Psalm 32; James 5:7-12, 19-20; Mark 15:33-39
by Mark Sholander
Used with permission from the BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP P. O. Box 380, Winter Park, FL 32790
September 2, 2009 @ 6:00 pm: our second prep meeting for the congregational yard sale. September 12, 2009: Congregational Yard Sale. Please gather any items you’d like to donate and bring them to church by the end of August.
Bishop of Tennessee The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt Vicar The Rev. Joseph B. Howard Mission Council Thom Chittom Linda Palmer Shelley Sircy Kim Waltenbaugh Accompanist Anna Howard
Schedule of Ministry: Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Joseph B. Howard Reader: Kyle Waites Acolyte/Crucifer: Prayer Station: Shelley Sircy Oblationers: Chalicist: Adam Waltenbaugh To check the schedule online, visit: http://stfrancis-tn.net and go to congregational resources-->ROTA: service schedule
To get in touch with Fr. Jody for any reason, you can reach him at 615-440-6492 or via email at frjody@stfrancis-tn. net. _______________________________________________________________________________
St. Francis Church Biblically minded. Mission driven. 812 Meadowlark Ln PO Box 697 Goodlettsville, TN 37072 Phone: 851-0790 http://stfrancis-tn.net
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