The Holy Eucharist Rite II
Trinity Sunday

May 30, 2021

This is a "Fifth Sunday" Ingathering
for local food banks
 
In service of our common health, we encourage anybody who has
not yet received the Covid-19 vaccination to continue to wear masks.
 
Opening Hymn - Hymnal #362 - “Holy, holy, holy” 
 
The Word of God
The Celebrant says
                  Alleluia, Christ is risen!
People           The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
 
 
The Celebrant says
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 in Excelsis – Hymnal #S280
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
The people say the bold, italicized portions of the text. The Celebrant says to the people
The Lord be with you.
People           And also with you.
Celebrant     Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
 
The Old Testament : Isaiah 6:1-8
Lector            A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; 
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” 
Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

Lector               The Word of the Lord.
People              Thanks be to God.
 
Psalm 29    
Lector               The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 29 as found in your service leaflet. We will read it responsively by whole verse.
 
1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, *
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; *
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
the God of glory thunders; *
the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; *
the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; *
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *
and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;
the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; *
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe *
and strips the forests bare.
9 And in the temple of the Lord *
all are crying, "Glory!"
10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; *
the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.
11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; *
the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

The Epistle : Romans 8:12-17
Lector         A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the church in Rome.
So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ-- if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
 
Lector          The Word of the Lord.
People         Thanks be to God.
The People will please stand as able.
 
Gradual Hymn – Hymnal #295 - “Sing praise to our Creator” 
 
The Holy Gospel : John 3:1-17
The Deacon or a Priest reads the Gospel, first saying
The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People           Glory to you, Lord Christ. 
 
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?”
 
“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”
 
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”
 
“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
 
After the Gospel, the Reader says
                      The Gospel of the Lord. 
People           Praise to you, Lord Christ.
 
The Sermon         The Very Reverend Douglas Travis
 
The Nicene Creed
After the Sermon, all stand as able, saying
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.
 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 – Form III
 
The Leader and People pray responsively
Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;
That we all may be one.
 
Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you; 
That your Name may be glorified by all people.
 
We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.
 
We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;
That there may be justice and peace on the earth.
 
Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake; 
That our works may find favor in your sight.
 
Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble; 
That they may be delivered from their distress.
 
Give to the departed, especially Daryle, eternal rest.
Let light perpetual shine upon them.
 
We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.
 
Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.
For Brigid, Duncan, Jim, Stephanie, JT, Sue, Betty, Susan, Audrey, Ulen and Sally, Chuck, Jana, Dianna, Rita and Tim, Troy, Judy, Gilbert and Dolores, Johnny, Bob and Julie, Sonny, Joe Ann, Murray, Karl, Eileen, Mary, Dick, Dianna, Owen, Randy, Mike, Nancy, Tucker, Susan, Harry, Leslie, David and all who are victims of Covid 19, and those we now name:
 
Silence is kept. The People may add their own petitions.
 
The Celebrant adds a concluding Collect.
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, "Peace I give to you; my own peace I leave with you:" Regard not our sins, but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and unity of that heavenly City, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever.  Amen.

Confession of Sin
The Deacon or Celebrant then 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
The Priest, stands and, facing the people, says
                       The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People           And also with you.
 
Blessings and Offertory   

Offertory Anthem “I, the Lord of sea and sky”
by Daniel L. Schutte
 
The Holy Communion
 
The people remain standing. The Celebrant, whether bishop or priest, faces them and says
                       The Lord be with you.
People            And also with you.
Celebrant       Lift up your hearts.
People            We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant       Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People            It is right to give him thanks and praise.
 
Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
 
But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.
 
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:
 
Sanctus – Hymnal #S130

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full, full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
 
The people stand or kneel. Then 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.
 
At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or to lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.
 
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:
 
Celebrant and People
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
 
The Celebrant continues
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 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 Breaking of the Bread
 
The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread.
A period of silence is kept. Then may be sung or said
                       Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
People           Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!
 
Facing the people, the Celebrant says the following Invitation
The Gifts of God for the People of God.
and may add
Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and
feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.
The ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately deliver it to the people.
The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words
The Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life. Amen.
 
Communion Hymns  

 “Let all mortal flesh keep silence” (The Hymnal #324)
“When Christ was lifted from the earth” (The Hymnal #603)
 
After the Communion, the Celebrant says
Let us pray.
 
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.
 
Blessing
The Bishop, when present, or the Priest, may bless the people.
 

 
Closing Hymn – Hymnal #473 - “Lift high the cross”          
 
Dismissal
The Deacon, or the Celebrant, dismisses them with these words.
Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. 
Alleluia, alleluia!
People           Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!
 
Those Who Serve Today
Crucifer……………………………………...…………………………...Amey McClung
Celebrant…………………………..…,……..…….The Very Reverend Douglas Travis
Assisting Clergy……….…………….………..………The Reverend Leslie Joan Guinn
Lectors………………………………...…………Carol Holmgreen, George Holmgreen
Prayers of the People……………………………………..………………Amey McClung
Technology……………...…………………..………….…Jon Back, Howard McCarthy
Director of Music Arts………………..……….………………………Dr. Iwao Asakura
Organist…………………….……………….………………………………...Mitzi Ames
Good Shepherd Choir
Ushers……...……...Melinda Charbonnet, Gene Goodell, George Holmgreen

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