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.
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 10:15 a.m.
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at Church of the Good Shepherd.
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THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THE HOLY EUCHARIST: RITE II
THE WORD OF GOD
Prelude: Hymn #677 God moves in a mysterious way
Processional: Hymn #470 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
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
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 45:1-15
Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me.” And they came closer. He said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. I will provide for you there—since there are five more years of famine to come—so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.’ And now your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my own mouth that speaks to you. You must tell my father how greatly I am honored in Egypt, and all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.” Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, while Benjamin wept upon his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be go God
1 Oh, how good and pleasant it is,
when brethren live together in unity!
2 It is like fine oil upon the head
that runs down upon the beard,
3 Upon the beard of Aaron,
and runs down upon the collar of his robe.
4 It is like the dew of Hermon
that falls upon the hills of Zion.
5 For there the Lord has ordained the blessing:
life for evermore.
Hymn #410 Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
The Epistle: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be go God.
Hymn #538 God of mercy, God of grace (vs 1 & 2)
The Gospel: Matthew 15: 21-28
Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Hymn #538 God of mercy, God of grace (vs 3 & 4)
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.
For by water and the Holy Spirit you have made us a new people in Jesus Christ our Lord, to show forth your glory in all the world.
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 #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: LEVAS II #139 Pass me not, O gentle Savior
OUR CHURCH FAMILY:
Please pray for the Rt. Rev. Mark Strange, Scotland and Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage.
8-15 Barbara Ham 8-16 Ryan Roedel, Gary Tucker 8-17 Marilyn Lane
8-17 Brad & Mona Hale 8-18 Marjorie & Thomas Rhone 8-18 Breanda &
We pray for these expectant parents: Madi Thomas & Matthew Ham and Natalie & Nathan Kincaid.
HEALING OF BODY, MIND & SPIRIT:
Ann Carmean, Isabel Deibler, Helen Debniak, Ashley Garman, 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, 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
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 17:1-13
Tuesday: Judges 18:1-15
Wednesday: Judges 18:16-31
Thursday: Job 1:1-22
Friday: Job 2:1-13
Saturday: Job 3:1-26
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THOSE READING THIS WEEK
Saturday, Aug 15
Reader/Acolyte 4:30 Vicki Nelson
Sunday, Aug 16
Judy Lane R1
Nancy Marcy R2
Altar Guild Shawna Tucker-leader
Flowers Marilyn Lane
THOSE READING NEXT WEEK
Saturday, Aug 22
Reader/Acolyte 4:30 Katy Clapp
Sunday, Aug 23
Phil Graham R1
Gary Gee R2
Altar Guild Vicki Nelson-leader
Flowers Sandy Boustead
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
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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