Service Bulletin for Sunday, January 31
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Rector: The Rev. Cynthia McKenna
Music: Leslie Marangoni

A complete Book of Common Prayer is available at www.bcponline.org
THE PRELUDE                        
THE WELCOME
THE ENTRANCE HYMN   “God Is Love And Where True Love Is”                              Hymn #577
 
God is love and where true love is God himself is there. 
 
Here is Christ we gather love of Christ our calling. 
Christ our love is with us gladness be his greeting. 
Let us fear and love him Holy God eternal. 
Loving him let each love Christ in one another. 
 
God is love and where true love is God himself is there. 
When we Christians gather members of one body. 
Let there be in us no discord by one spirit. 
Banish now be anger strife and every quarrel. 
Christ our God be always present here among us. 
God is love and where true love is God himself is there. 
Grant us love's fulfillment, joy with all the blessed. 
When we see your face oh Saviour in its glory 
Shine on us oh purest light of all creation. 
Be our bliss while endless ages sing your praises
                                   
                       
The people standing.
           Celebrant:      Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
           People:          And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.
 
Celebrant         
and people:    Almighty 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 GLORIA  Celebrant and people:
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
 
THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
           Celebrant:        The Lord be with you.
           People:         And also with you.
           Celebrant:        Let us pray.
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Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
THE FIRST READING                                                                                            Deut 18:15-20(NRSV)
 
THE READING OF THE PSALM                                                                                                Psalm 111
 
Hallelujah!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, *
in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the deeds of the Lord! *
they are studied by all who delight in them.
His work is full of majesty and splendor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever.
He makes his marvelous works to be remembered; *
the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
He gives food to those who fear him; *
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works *
in giving them the lands of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; *
all his commandments are sure.
They stand fast for ever and ever, *
because they are done in truth and equity.
He sent redemption to his people;
he commanded his covenant for ever; *
holy and awesome is his Name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; *
those who act accordingly have a good understanding;
his praise endures for ever.
 
 
THE SEQUENCE HYMN                        “Day by Day”                                                       Hymn #654
                          
Day by day, dear Lord, of thee three things I pray: to see thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly, day by day.
 
 
THE GOSPEL                                                                                                            Mark 1:21-28 (NRSV)
 
THE SERMON                                                                                            The Rev. Cynthia McKenna
 
 
THE NICENE CREED                                                                                                
               All Standing.
We 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, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who 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
           Stand or kneel as you are able. The intercessor begins:
           In this season of light, let us pray for the Church and for the world
 
God of love, we pray for your church: For Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Susan, Jennifer and Porter, our bishop(s); for all lay and ordained ministers; and for all who seek you in the community of the faithful. Equip us with compassion and love, to carry out your work of reconciliation in the world.
 
God of love,
Hear our prayers for the church.
 
God of freedom, we pray for our nation, and all the nations of the world: For peace and unity across barriers of language, color, and creed; for elected and appointed leaders, that they would serve the common good. Inspire all people with courage to speak out against hatred, to actively resist evil. Unite the human family in bonds of love.
 
God of freedom,
Hear our prayers for the world.
 
God of justice, we pray for the earth, your creation entrusted to our care: For the animals and birds, the mountains and oceans, and all parts of your creation that have no voice of their own. Stir up in us a thirst for justice that protects the earth and all its resources, that we may leave to our children’s children the legacy of beauty and abundance that you have given us.
 
God of justice,
Hear our prayers for the earth.
 
God of peace, we pray for this community: For our local leaders; for our schools and markets; for our neighborhoods and workplaces. Kindle in every heart a desire for equality, respect, and opportunity for all. Give us courage to strive for justice and peace among all people, beginning here at home.
 
God of peace,
Hear our prayers for this community.
 
God of mercy, we pray for all in any kind of need or trouble: For those whose lives are closely linked with ours, and those connected to us as part of the human family. For refugees and prisoners; for the sick and suffering, the lonely and despairing; for those facing violence; for all held down by prejudice or injustice. Awaken in us compassion and humility of spirit, as we seek and serve Christ in all persons.
 
God of mercy,
Hear our prayers for all who are in need.
 
God of grace, we pray for those who have died: For the faithful in every generation who have worked for justice; for prophets who called us to racial reconciliation; for martyrs who died because of hatred; and for all the communion of saints. Make us faithful to your call to proclaim your Good News, by word and example, and bring us at last into the glorious company of the saints in light.
 
God of grace,
Hear our prayers for those who have died.
 
The Celebrant adds the concluding collect.

The Celebrant says
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Silence may be kept.
 
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.
 
The Bishop, when present, or the Priest, stands and says

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
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
           
THE OFFERTORY                                          
                                                                       
The Holy Communion, Eucharistic Prayer B
           The people stand. The Celebrant faces them and says:
           All things come of thee, O Lord.       People   And of thine own have we given thee.
 
           The Celebrant continues:
            The Lord be with you.            People       And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.                 People       We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.     
People  It is right to give him thanks and praise.
 
               The Celebrant continues the Proper Preface which concludes.
           … who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name.
 
               Celebrant and People.
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.
 
               
The Celebrant continues the Eucharistic Prayer and the Institutional Narrative, which concludes:
               …Therefore, according to his command, O Father,
               
Celebrant and People:
               We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory.
 
THE LORD’S PRAYER
               Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
                your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
               Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin
against us.
               Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
               For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
 
A PRAYER FOR THOSE UNABLE TO RECEIVE COMMUNION IN PERSON
In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer to you praise and thanksgiving. I remember your death, Lord Christ; I proclaim your resurrection; I await your coming in glory. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen.
 
THE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
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.
 
 
THE BLESSING

THE CLOSING HYMN   "God Has Spoken To His People" Hymn #536
                                              
Open your ears, O faithful people, open your ears and hear God's word.
Open your hearts, O royal priesthood, God has come to you. 

God has spoken to the people, Hallelujah! God has spoken words of wisdom, Hallelujah!
God has spoken to the people, Hallelujah! God has spoken words of wisdom, Hallelujah! 

They who have ears to hear this message, they who have ears, then let them hear.
They who would learn the way of wisdom, let them hear Gods word. 

God has spoken to the people, Hallelujah! God has spoken words of wisdom, Hallelujah!
God has spoken to the people, Hallelujah! God has spoken words of wisdom, Hallelujah! 

Open your ears, O faithful people, open your ears and hear God's word.
Open your hearts, O royal priesthood, God has come to you.
 
THE DISMISSAL       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
                                     Thanks be to God! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
 
 
The Altar Flowers:  Given by Wiley Aids and Patti Wallace in Memory of their Parents
 
The Sanctus Candle: Given by Michele and Chris Brantley
 
 For the Health, Safety, and Love of all, we remain physically separated,
and yet, we are connected in Spirit and in prayer. 
Thank you for worshipping with us today!
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