St. Jerome's Episcopal Church

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St Jerome's Sunday Celebration of Holy Eucharist
  Third Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020


Some people think that being strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it and embrace it.



Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
People: His mercy endures for ever.
Lord have mercy.   Christ have mercy.     Lord Have mercy.                                                                                        
Collect- Let us pray together
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lessons:
The Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95 (Please say this all together)
New Testament :   Romans 5:1-11
The Holy Gospel       John 4:5-42                
Priest: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ .

The Sermon

The Prayers of the People         Form IV
Let us pray for the Church and for the world.
Grant, Almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth,
live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world.
(Silence)
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.
Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace.
that we may honor one another and serve the common good.
(Silence)
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.
Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory.
(Silence)
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer .
Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant
that we may serve Christ in them and love one another as he loves us.
(Silence)
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.
Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; give them courage
and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation.
(Silence)
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.  
We commend to your mercy all who have died, that your will for them may be fulfilled.
and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom.
(Silence)
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

Concluding Collect -Fr Kelly

The Apostles Creed                                                                     Celebrant and People    
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 Holy Communion
Eucharistic Prayer: 
The Lord is here.
God's Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to offer thanks and praise.
It is the joy of our salvation, God of the universe 
to give you thanks through Jesus Christ.
You said, 'Let there be light'; there was light.
Your light shines on in our darkness.  
For you the earth has brought forth life
in all its forms.
You have created us to hear your Word,
to do your will and to be fulfilled in your love.
You sent your Son to be for us the way we need to follow
and the truth we need to know. You send your Holy Spirit
to strengthen and to guide, to warn and to revive your Church.
Therefore, with all your witnesses who surround us on every side,
countless as heaven's stars, we praise you for our creation and our calling,
with loving and with joyful hearts as we say together:
The Sanctus
Glory and honor and praise to you, holy and living God.
To deliver us from the power of sin and death
and to reveal the riches of your grace, you looked with favor upon Mary, your willing servant,
that she might conceive and bear a son, Jesus the holy child of God.
Living among us, Jesus loved us. He broke bread with outcasts and sinners,
healed the sick and proclaimed good news to the poor.
Blessed are you, most holy, in your Son;
On that night before he died he took bread
and gave you thanks.
He broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you;
do this to remember me.
After supper, he took the cup, and gave you thanks. He gave it to them and said:
Drink this. It is my blood of the new covenant,
shed for you, shed for all, to forgive sin; do this to remember me.
Therefore, with this bread and wine
we recall your goodness to us.
God of the past and present,
we your people remember your Son.
We thank you for his cross and rising again,
we take courage from his ascension;
we look for his coming in glory
and in him we give ourselves to you.
With thanksgiving and hope we say together:
Glory to you, Lord Christ;
your death we show forth;
your resurrection we proclaim;
your coming we await;
Amen! Come Lord Jesus.
 
Send your Holy Spirit,
that we who receive Christ's body
may indeed be the body of Christ,
and we who share his cup
draw strength from the one true vine.
Called to follow Christ,
help us to reconcile and unite.
Called to suffer, give us hope in our calling.
For you, the heavenly one, make all things new;
you are the beginning and the end, the last and the first,
to whom we bring our songs of everlasting praise.
Blessing, honor and glory be yours,
here and everywhere, now and for ever. Amen.
Celebrant: And now, as Our Savior Christ has taught us, let us gather to say Our Lord's Prayer,

Post Communion Prayer   Celebrant and People:
Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members
of your son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing



Fr. Colin Kelly
St. Jerome's Episcopal Church 
331 N. Pine, State Road 29
Chama, NM 87520
cpkellyl@aol.com