THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
“Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the
two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to
the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.” Matt. 14:19.
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THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THE HOLY EUCHARIST: RITE II
THE WORD OF GOD
Prelude: Hymn #680 O God, our help in ages past
Processional: Hymn #529 In Christ there is no East and West
Officiant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People: 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
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him. Now his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock near Shechem. And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “Here I am.” So he said to him, “Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the valley of Hebron. He came to Shechem, and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, “What are you seeking?” “I am seeking my brothers,” he said; “tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.” The man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’“ So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams.” But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him” —that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father. So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers agreed. When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b (in unison)
1 Give thanks to the LORD and call upon his Name;
make known his deeds among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him,
and speak of all his marvelous works.
3 Glory in his holy Name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
4 Search for the LORD and his strength;
continually seek his face.
5 Remember the marvels he has done,
his wonders and the judgments of his
6 O offspring of Abraham his servant,
O children of Jacob his chosen.
16 Then he called for a famine in the land
and destroyed the supply of bread.
17 He sent a man before them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18 They bruised his feet in fetters;
his neck they put in an iron collar.
19 Until his prediction came to pass,
the word of the LORD tested him.
20 The king sent and released him;
the ruler of the peoples set him free.
21 He set him as a master over his household,
as a ruler over all his possessions,
22 To instruct his princes according to his
will and to teach his elders wisdom.
Hymn #559 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Vs. 1 & 2)
The Epistle: Romans 10:5-15
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Hymn #435 At the Name of Jesus (Vs. 1 & 2)
The Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33
Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Hymn #435 At the Name of Jesus (Vs. 2 & 3)
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 A
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.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
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:
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.
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. 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:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
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 forever. Amen.
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 #435 Here I am Lord—Mike Wilkinson and Pat White
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 #699 Jesus, Lover of my soul
OUR CHURCH FAMILY:
Please pray for the Rt. Rev. Laurent Mbanda, Rwanda and St. George Episcopal Church, Camdenton.
8-8 Nancy Marcy 8-9 Emma Hale 8-10 Susan Stensrud 8-11 Addison Mullins
8-13 Ken and Linda Keeling
We pray for these expectant parents: Madi Thomas and Matthew Ham
HEALING OF BODY, MIND & SPIRIT:
Ann Carmean, Diana Cooper, Isabel Deibler, Helen Debniak, Ashley Garman, Cameron Ham, Geddes Paulsen, Hazel Shippee, Bill Turner.
SERVING IN OUR ARMED FORCES:
Vincent Armato, Chase Ballard, Gary Cram, Craig Elliott, Mark Nick, Cole Sherry, Doug Snodgrass, Korinne Takeyama, and Kellan Travis.
“Apostle Paul presumes a centered self, more preciously a wrongly centered self that needs to be de-centered by being nailed to the cross. (Gal. 2:19-20).” —Miroslav Volf, Anglican theologian, author
Book Club Meets to Select Books
Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom – The Church Book Club is beginning a new year. At this meeting we will select books for the upcoming Book Club year. Ever thought about joining this group?? This is a good time to get started. Members take turns leading discussion and hosting when it will be possible to once again meet in person. We read a variety of materials, but prefer fiction. Themes related to the Church, our Christian life, and personal relationships are what we look for in a book. Contact Judy Kile, 816-520-4599 or email@example.com, if you would like to receive login information for the August 11 Zoom meeting.
Family Movie Night
Saturday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. on the Church Lawn
Bring blankets and lawn chairs and plan to enjoy viewing, while social-distancing, the film “Inside Out”. This movie is a Disney Pixar animated film about our emotions. “Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. ”
Bible Readings for This Week
Monday: Judges 12:1-7
Tuesday: Judges 13:1-15
Wednesday: Judges 13:15-24
Thursday: Judges 14:1-19
Friday: Judges 14:20—15:20
Saturday: Judges 16:1-14
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THOSE READING THIS WEEK
Saturday, Aug 8 4:30pm
Sunday, Aug 9 10:15
Liz Janney R1
Marie Ebert R2
Bob & Judy Kile
THOSE READING NEXT WEEK
Saturday, Aug 15 4:30pm
Sunday, Aug 16 10:15am
Judy Lane R1
Nancy Marcy R2
SERVICES & EDUCATION
4:30 p.m. Saturday evening, Sanctuary, Spoken Eucharist
8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Chapel, Spoken Eucharist
9:00 a.m. – Adult & Teen Formation Hour Lectionary Scripture Study, Fr. G. Scripture Study & Episcopal 4 U
10:00 a.m. – Children Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Sunday morning, Sanctuary, Choral Eucharist
Marie Ebert, Senior Warden
Steve Nelson, Junior Warden
Mary Dodson, Phil Graham, Brad Hale, Jill Hedge, Chris Kirby, Marilyn Lane, Pam
Lipari, Nancy Marcy, 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 Administrator
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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