The Ninteenth Sunday After Pentecost
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
“For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.” —I Thessalonians 1:4-5
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10:15 a.m.
Come, see, discover the joy of connecting with God
at Church of the Good Shepherd.
Our purpose is to worship God in his church and to minister the love of Jesus Christ to those within our parish family and to those outside the church.
The Holy Eucharist: Rite II
The Word of God
Prelude: Hymn #7 Christ, whose glory fills the sky
Processional: Hymn #408 Sing praise to God who reigns above
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen
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.
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,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
The Collect of the Day
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.Amen.
Old Testament: Exodus 32:1-14
When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” Aaron said to them, “Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off the gold rings from their ears, and brought them to Aaron. He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold, and cast an image of a calf; and they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a festival to the Lord.” They rose early the next day, and offered burnt offerings and brought sacrifices of well-being; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel. The Lord said to Moses, “Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!’” The Lord to Moses, “I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation.” But Moses implored the Lord God, and said, “O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’” And the Lord his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures for ever.
2 Who can declare the mighty acts of the LORD
or show forth all his praise?
3 Happy are those who act with justice
and always do what is right!
4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favor you have for your people,
and visit me with your saving help;
5 That I may see the prosperity of your elect
and be glad with the gladness of your people,
that I may glory with your inheritance.
6 We have sinned as our forebears did;
we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.
19 Israel made a bull-calf at Horeb
and worshiped a molten image;
20 And so they exchanged their Glory
for the image of an ox that feeds on grass.
21 They forgot God their Savior,
who had done great things in Egypt,
22 Wonderful deeds in the land of Ham,
and fearful things at the Red Sea.
23 So he would have destroyed them,
had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach,
to turn away his wrath from consuming them.
Hymn #556 Rejoice, ye pure in heart
The Epistle: Philippians 4:1-9
My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Hymn #684 O for a closer walk with God
The Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14
Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.
The Sermon The Rev. Galen Snodgrass
The Nicene Creed
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
Confession of Sin
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
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 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.
The Holy Communion
The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer C
The Lord be with you.
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.
God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.
Glory to you for ever and ever.
At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.
By your will they were created and have their being.
From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust; and we turned against one another.
Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.
Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.
By his blood, he reconciled us. By his wounds, we are healed.
And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:
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
And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.
On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, 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, gave thanks, 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.”
Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,
We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.
Lord God of our Fathers and Mothers; God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.
Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.
Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation..
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
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.
Hymn #321 My God, thy table now is spread
Let us pray.
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.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.
Hymn #663 The Lord my God my shepherd is
OUR CHURCH FAMILY:
Please pray for the Most Rev. Stephen Samuel Kzaiimba, Uganda and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Independence.
10-10 Danny Younger 10-11 Brayden Drown, Ethan Olsson 10-13 Adam Herbig
We pray for these expectant parents: Natalie & Nathan Kincaid. We give thanks for the birth of Austin Floyd to Madi Thomas and Matthew Ham.
HEALING OF BODY, MIND & SPIRIT:
Isabel Deibler, Helen Debniak, Cameron Ham, Geddes Paulsen, Hazel Shippee
SERVING IN OUR ARMED FORCES:
Vincent Armato, Chase Ballard, Gary Cram, Craig Elliott, Mark Nick, Cole Sherry, Doug Snodgrass, Korinne Takeyama, Kellan Travis and Christopher Willey.
2020 Necrology List
November 1 is All Saints Sunday when the names of our faithful departed will be remembered during our liturgy. For those now attending in-person services, blank lists will be found in the church foyer. After completing your list, leave it in the box. For those attending services online, look for the “Necrology List” link on our homepage. If neither of these methods work for you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 452-0745. The deadline for the office to receive your list is Friday, October 23. Names are not carried over from last year.
2021 Altar Flower Donation List
It is the time of the year to “post” our donation signup list. For those now attending in-person services, the list will be on the bulletin board in the usual location. For those attending services online, the list can be found on the church website under the “We Serve” tab. If neither of these methods work for you, send an email to email@example.com or call the office at 452-0745 with your date preference. Lists will be checked regularly and in the case of anyone signing up on the same date, you will be contacted to select an alternate date. Cost remains the same $43.00.
Thanksgiving at Northland Assistance Center
Giving dates: October 7-November 16
Northland Assistance Center
2018 Gentry Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116
“Northland Assistance Center would like to again thank you for your continued support.to the COVID-19 [pandemic] we will not be accepting canned/boxed items for our clients’ Thanksgiving dinners but we will accept money donations to help buy turkeys. We do have a supplier giving already bagged up cans/boxes which helps us in our giving and helps us not to need to touch so many items.” –Nancy Tennant. Note: place “Thanksgiving ” on memo line of your check.
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Our selection is As Bright As Heaven, by Susan Meissner. Set in Philadelphia, this is a story of one family’s struggle during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. It is “the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making that will either crush their resolve to survive it or purify it.” We continue to meet on Zoom–Meeting ID: 898 4690 2197, Passcode: 920408.
Episcopal 4 U Meets at a New Time
Starting Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Episcopal 4 U is a small group that enjoys reading and discussing a variety of faith-related books. Join us in October as we begin The Book of Joy, Lasting Happiness in a Changing World co-authored by Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The selection can be ordered on Amazon.com for $15.05. We read as we meet so there is no “homework” and it’s usually good discussion.
Zoom Meeting ID: 885 7738 5956; Passcode: 111654.
Movie Night at Good Shepherd
Friday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
We’re taking our movie indoors this month. Bring your lawn chairs, masks, and if you’d like to- a favorite beverage. We’ll set up socially distant to watch the movie “Rudy”, enjoy a football trivia quiz, and discuss qualities that we might recognize in a saint. “Rudy” is a 1993 American biographical sports film directed by David Anspaugh and is about the life of Daniel Ruettiger who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. All ages are welcome.
Undies Sunday for Clay County Clothes Closet
Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18
Your Outreach Committee is asking for your generous donations of new underwear, socks, and undergarments for women, children, and men of all sizes. You may bring your donations to the church foyer any time, placing them in the designated laundry basket. If you would prefer to send a monetary gift please make the check payable to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and write “Undies Sunday” on the memo line.
Trek Or Treat
Friday, October 30, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
It’s not trick or treat. It’s not trunk or treat. In the age of COVID-19 it’s TREK OR TREAT! On this night, Good Shepherd will host an evening of safe, socially distanced fun for children and families to celebrate Halloween. Children, together with their families, will navigate a spooky trekkers map to outposts on the church grounds and gather ghostly goodies. Trek or treating ticks all the safety boxes to avoid unnecessary exposure and allows everyone the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy a spooktacular evening socially distanced with friends. Plus, you get to wear your costume twice.
We need Outpost Volunteers to decorate spooky stations in a family friendly manner and keep a steady stock of “goodies” on hand during the trek-or-treat time frame. Food goodies should be store-bought and individually wrapped, but there are lots of fun handmade non-food goodie ideas online, too. If you are interested in being an Outpost Volunteer (or would like to donate decorations or food) please contact Mona Hale (816-305-9848) or Kim Snodgrass (417-793-0870) by October 15.
Calling All Crafters!!
Sunday School would like to decorate a Jesse Tree during the season of Advent which begins November 29. We are looking for volunteers willing to cut out individual parts and assemble “kits” for each ornament. All materials will be supplied and work can be done at home during October and early November. The ornaments will be assembled by children in Sunday School and placed on the tree during the Sunday 10:15 a.m. service during Advent. Ornaments can also be assembled for home use by children not attending in person. Notify Judy Kile 816-520-4599 if you want to help make kits for the Jesse Tree.
Backpack Shepherds Begin a New School Year
Classes at Eastgate Middle and Lake Elementary schools began September 8 and our first packing was delivered on September 22. Members at Good Shepherd and Bethel UCC have been loyal supporters of this ministry for 13 years. Our mission is continuing and our work is joy. Your generous donations of non-perishable food items help stock our pantry and your $$ donations help us put it there. You’ll find the food donation box in the foyer and cash donations can be dropped by the office or in the Saturday/Sunday collection baskets. Best hours for delivery are 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call ahead, 816-452-0745, to be sure the office is open.
Our immediate needs to stock up our pantry include:
- 4-paks pudding
- Microwave popcorn
- 4-paks fruit drinks
- Canned vegs (especially green beans, corn, peas and carrots)
- Boxed macaroni/cheese
- Flour tortillas
- Canned stew or chili
- Ramen noodles
- Granola bars
Readings for This Week
Monday: Micah 7:1-7
Tuesday: Johah 1:1-17a
Wednesday: Jonah 1:17—-2:10
Thursday: Jonah 3:1—4:11
Friday: Ecclus. 1:1-10, 18-27
Saturday: Ecclus. 3:17-31
Forgot your checkbook? You can now do all your giving electronically! Here’s how: Go to www.episcopalcogs.org and look for ‘Electronic Giving’ on the right margin. Read ‘Learn more about how it works’ then ‘Begin Online Giving’. Text giving is also available. Text to 816-759-0775 and follow the prompts. Still another way is to go to the App Store or Google Play and download the GIVE+ app, which takes you to our third party processor’s secure site.
SERVICES & EDUCATION
4:30 p.m. Saturday evening, Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. – Christian Formation, Sunday, via Zoom
10:00 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School, Sunday, Common Room
10:15 a.m. Sunday morning, Sanctuary
11:30 a.m. Episcopal 4 U, Sunday, via Zoom
Marie Ebert, Senior Warden & Steve Nelson, Junior Warden
Mary Dodson, Phil Graham, Brad Hale, Jill Hedge, Chris Kirby, Marilyn Lane, Pam Lipari, Nancy Marcy (Clerk), John Starns and Susan Stensrud
The Rt. Rev. Martin Field, Bishop of West Missouri
The Rev. Galen Snodgrass, Rector
Kathleen Potter, Parish Administrator
Laura Williams, Youth Director
David Talbot, Sexton
Tiffany Olsson, Nursery Attendant
Nina Edwards, Treasurer
Gary Gee, Pledge Secretary
Carye Williams, Editor, The Shepherd’s Voice
Brad Hale, Website Editor, Communications Director
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
4947 N.E. Chouteau Drive, Kansas City, MO 64119-4815 phone: 816-452-0745
Business office hours: Tuesday- Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.