To Worship God and Help People - Southwest Harbor and Seal Cove, Maine
Saturday, September 17, 2022
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Worship Reminder from the Parishes of St. Andrew and St. John, Church of Our Father, & St. Saviour
Join Us for Worship Sunday, September 18: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 8:00 am Holy Eucharist St. Andrew by-the-Lake, Seal Cove Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. Regina Christianson click here for bulletin
9:00 am Holy Eucharist* ***David Dawson will provide music before the service, starting at 8:30!*** Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove Celebrant: The Rev. Holly Hoffmann click here for bulletin
11:00 am Holy Eucharist* St. Saviour's Parish, Bar Harbor Celebrant: The Rev. Holly Hoffmann click here for bulletin
5:00 pm Order of Worship for the Evening St. John the Divine, Southwest Harbor Officiant: Ted Fletcher click here for bulletin
*= these services will be streamed to our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/MDIEPISCOPAL There will be a Partnership-wide worship with Baptism, Eucharist and Commissioning of Lay Ministers held on September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Saviour's Parish.
To support prayer at home, we will distribute this order of service. Many thanks to the Rev. Stephen Muncie and the parish of St. Mary and St. Jude for sharing this resource with us.
Worship at Home:
When life's circumstances prevent us from attending Church.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. -Philippians 1:2
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. Silence may be kept.
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.
Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him.
Jubilate Psalm 100
Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; * serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. Know this: The Lord himself is God; * he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; * give thanks to him and call upon his Name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; * and his faithfulness endures from age to age.
The First Lesson Amos 8:4-7
Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, "When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat." The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.
1 Hallelujah! Give praise, you servants of the Lord; * praise the Name of the Lord. 2 Let the Name of the Lord be blessed, * from this time forth for evermore. 3 From the rising of the sun to its going down * let the Name of the Lord be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations, * and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like the Lord our God, who sits enthroned on high * but stoops to behold the heavens and the earth? 6 He takes up the weak out of the dust * and lifts up the poor from the ashes. 7 He sets them with the princes, * with the princes of his people. 8 He makes the woman of a childless house * to be a joyful mother of children.
The Second Lesson
1 Timothy 2:1-7
First of all, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all -- this was attested at the right time. For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
The Gospel Lesson
"Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth." Jesus said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, `What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.' Then the manager said to himself, `What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.' So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he asked the first, `How much do you owe my master?' He answered, `A hundred jugs of olive oil.' He said to him, `Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.' Then he asked another, `And how much do you owe?' He replied, `A hundred containers of wheat.' He said to him, `Take your bill and make it eighty.' And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes.
The Apostles' Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Prayers Prayers are offered for the whole world; for peace on earth; for those we love; for the sick and the suffering; for those working to respond to the pandemic; for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, and the uninsured; for the dying and the dead; for those who mourn; and for our communities, friends, and neighbors, and for other prayer concerns.
The Lord's Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be 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 Collect of the Day 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.
Prayers of the People
God of Mercy, you hear the cries of your people and answer the prayers of the faithful. Grant us boldness to persist in prayer, confident of your steadfast love.
For all who seek to follow God's way of love in the world, for the Church in every land, for Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Thomas, our Bishop, and for the parishes of Mt Desert Island, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
For peace on earth, for an end to violence, war, and oppression, for the people of Ukraine, for Joe, our President, and the leaders of the nations, and for all who are called to govern and serve your people, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
For those who are working to address climate change, for refugees and their children, for all those serving in the armed forces, and for prisoners and hostages, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
For the poor, the hungry, and the homeless, for the addicted, the abandoned, and the abused, for the lonely and those who lack healthcare; and for those who have lost their way in life, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
For victims of fires, storms, and natural disasters, for the people of Pakistan as they struggle to recover from deadly floods, and for all who remember and care for them; God, in your mercy… hear our prayer.
For those we find it hardest to love, for those who have hurt us and those we have hurt, and for all those the Church has injured or offended, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
For this parish of St Mary & St Jude, for a spirit of generosity and service among us, and for a shared vision of what is possible through us, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
We ask your healing for all who are sick and suffering, for the hospitalized, the homebound, and those in assisted living, for those we have been asked to remember: Skye Brickley, Jim Clunan, Kimberly and Karl Haller, Mary Ann Mahoney; and for those on our Parish Prayer List.
At Church of Our Father we pray for those in our prayer list.
At St. Andrew & St. John we pray for Christina Spurling, Bill Merrill, Bob Stanwood, Charles Sellick, Liz, Elizabeth Ward, Bunny Watts, Anne Wetzel, Chuck Bradshaw, Ted Bromage, Jean Storace, Spencer Ervin, Geoff Schuller, Doris McCorison, Gail Leland, Michael Shook, Joyce and Jim Risser, Loretta Schmidt, Theresa Mitchell, Fred & Dollis Sprague, Sara Winchenbach, Richard Ramsdell, Dorothy & Jim Clunan, Bill & Barbara Loveland.
At St. Saviour's Parish we pray for Don Allen, Bill Scott, Gregory Berube, Connie Brush, Yolanda Ferrari, Cheryl Kolodziej, Julie Grindle, Geoff Schuller, Eleanor Raynes, Howard Brush, John Stewart, Ruth Westphal, Gretchen Westphal, Lucy Triplett, Gail Leland, Christopher Lebida, Christopher Walls, Linda Carman, Mary Smith, John Fibiger, Ray McDonald, Emily O'Connor, Sarah Cleaves, Nicholas, Janet Flood, Rachel, Mimi, Charlie, Sarah B., Dickie, Alex, Penny Ayer, Arletta Sullivan, and Anne Cleaves.
I now invite you to offer the names of those you know who need our prayers………. (a period of silence, then say)… God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
For all who have died; for Ted Bromage and for all who grieve and mourn, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
We give you thanks for our daily blessings, for our family members, friends, and neighbors, and for the presence of our visitors and guests today, God, in your mercy…. hear our prayer.
O God, you call us to embrace both you and the children of this world with unconditional love. Give us grace to discern what your love demands of us, that, being faithful in things both great and small, we may serve you with an undivided heart. Amen.
For Those We Love Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14 ____________________
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