April 10, 2022

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The Holy Eucharist
with Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation

Palm Sunday and the Visitation of the Bishop
Sunday, April 10, 2022 ✠ 10 a.m.

The Word of God

Organ Voluntary Air                             Gerre Hancock

Opening Acclamation Please stand           BCP p. 299

Bishop           Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord:
People           Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.

Bishop           There is one Body and one Spirit;
People           There is one hope in God’s call to us;
Bishop           One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;
People           One God, Creator of all.

Bishop’s Procession Fanfare on “Ride on, Ride on in majesty”

The Collect of the Day                                   BCP p. 300

Bishop           The Lord be with you.
People           And also with you.
Bishop           Let us pray.

The First Lesson Zechariah 9:9-12 Please be seated.                                                                          BCP p. 300

The reader then says

Reader          The Word of the Lord.
People           Thanks be to God.

Psalm 118:19-27Confitemini Domino John Goss, BCP p. 762

   19       Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
       I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.

   20       “This is the gate of the Lord; *
       he who is righteous may enter.”

   21       I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
       and have become my salvation.

   22       The same stone which the builders rejected *
       has become the chief cornerstone.

   23       This is the Lord’s doing, *
       and it is marvelous in our eyes.

   24       On this day the Lord has acted; *
       we will rejoice and be glad in it.

   25       Hosannah, Lord, hosannah! *
       Lord, send us now success.

   26       Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; *
       we bless you from the house of the Lord.

   27       God is the Lord; he has shined upon us; *
       form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.

The Second Lesson 1 Timothy 6:12-16      BCP p. 300

The reader then says

Reader          The Word of the Lord.
People           Thanks be to God.

Hymn 458 vv. 1-3 Please stand.

My song is love unknown                    Love Unknown

The Holy Gospel Luke 19:28-40                  BCP p. 300

Deacon         The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
People           Glory to you, Lord Christ.

The Deacon then says

Deacon         The Gospel of the Lord.
People           Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Blessing of the Palms                                                                                      BCP p. 271                                                                                 

Bishop           The Lord be with you.
People           And also with you.

Bishop           Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People           It is right to give our thanks and praise.

The people hold up their palms as the Bishop calls for God’s blessing. The Bishop then says

                      Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
People           Hosanna in the highest.

Deacon         Let us go forth in peace.
People           In the name of Christ. Amen.

Procession of the Palms: Hymn 154

All glory, laud, and honor       Valet will ich dir geben

The Sermon Silence is kept after the sermon.     BCP p. 301

The Presentation and Examination of the Candidates       BCP p. 301

Please remain seated. The Bishop questions the candidates. The full text of the rite is found on page 303-310 of the black Book of Common Prayer in the pews.

The Bishop asks the Congregation

Will you who witness these vows do all in your power
to support these persons in their life in Christ?

People           We will.

The Baptismal CovenantPlease stand.      BCP p. 304

Bishop           Do you believe in God the Father?

People           I believe in God, the Father almighty,
 creator of heaven and earth.

Bishop           Do you believe in God the Son?

People           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.

Bishop           Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People           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.

After each question, the People respond

People           I will, with God’s help.

The Prayers for the Candidates                   BCP p. 305

The Bishop calls the people to prayer.

After each intercession, the People say

Lord, hear our prayer.

Thanksgiving over the Water                      BCP p. 306

Bishop           The Lord be with you.

People           And also with you.

Bishop           Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People           It is right to give our thanks and praise.

The Bishop blesses the water and sprinkles the people with the waters of baptism, calling us to remember our own baptism.

Asperges Wade in the Water

The Blessing of Chrism                                  BCP p. 307

The Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation                                                                          BCP p. 309

Susan Marie Bellinger, Reaffirmation

Susan Wright Brennan, Reaffirmation

Kurt Alan Bushman, Reaffirmation

Edward Vincent Filmanowicz, Reaffirmation

JoAnne Ricciardi Filmanowicz, Reaffirmation

Patricia Ivins Foster, Reaffirmation

Dana Christine Fritz, Reception

James William Gramentine, Reaffirmation

Sarah Hallaran Gramentine, Reaffirmation

Sandra Lee Halgerson, Reaffirmation

Nicole Marie Hanlon, Reaffirmation

Mary Elizabeth Dibble Haubrich, Reaffirmation

Paulette Marie Kelly, Reception

William Peter Larson, Reaffirmation

Gerald Erwin Mainman, Reaffirmation

Michael John Nelson, Reaffirmation

Patricia Sarr Ruttum, Reaffirmation

Calvin Maurice Sampson, Reception

Cathy Bernardine Toliver Simpson, Reaffirmation

David Toliver Simpson, Reaffirmation

Guy William Singleton-Lancaster, Confirmation

Todd Gordon Smith, Reaffirmation

Dean Lee Thome, Reaffirmation

Katherine Thome, Reaffirmation

Mary Beth Weissert, Reaffirmation

Christopher William Zibart, Reaffirmation

The Bishop offers prayer for those who have renewed their commitment to Christ, and lays hands of each candidate’s head in prayer.

The PeaceThe people stand.                        BCP p. 310

Bishop           The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People           And also with you.

We greet one another in the name of the Lord.

The Holy Communion

Anthem The multitudes with flowers              Giovanni Palestrina

The multitudes with flowers and branches go forth to meet their Redeemer, and render worthy homage to the triumphant conqueror. The Gentiles with their lips proclaim the Son of God and in praise of Christ, their voices thunder through the sky: Hosanna.                                                              Words: Antiphon for Palm Sunday

The Great Thanksgiving Please stand                                                                                      BCP p. 361                                                                                 

Bishop           The Lord be with you.
People           And also with you.
Bishop           Lift up your hearts.
People           We lift them to the Lord.
Bishop           Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People           It is right to give our thanks and praise.

The Bishop recalls God’s creation and blessing, saying

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 S122             Plainsong, adapt. Mason Martens

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 Bishop continues the prayer, recalling God’s unfolding of salvation history, climaxing in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and his institution of the holy meal.

Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

The Bishop calls on the Holy Spirit to descend on us and on our gifts, and offers prayer in anticipation of God’s festival banquet.

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.

The Lord’s Prayer                                           BCP p. 364

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, Hymnal S160    Plainsong, adapt. Mason Martens

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: grant us peace.

The Holy Communion                                   BCP p. 365

Please form a single-file line in the center aisle, maintaining social distance, and approach the priest wearing a mask. You can remove your mask and eat the bread once you’ve walked away from others. All are welcome to receive Holy Communion, including visitors and small children. Gluten-free hosts are available on request. Those not wishing to receive Communion are invited to receive a blessing: Simply cross your arms over your chest to indicate your preference.

Hymn 516 Come down, O Love divine Down Ampney

Postcommunion Prayer Please stand or kneel. BCP p. 366

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The Solemn Prayer over the People

Deacon         Bow down before the Lord.

The people kneel or bow deeply.

Hymn 474 Please stand.

When I survey the wondrous cross         Rockingham

Dismissal                                                          BCP p. 366

The Deacon dismisses the people.
           Thanks be to God.

Organ Voluntary

Festive Voluntary on the “Kyrie – Missa de Angelis”                                                             Michael Joseph

Today’s Ministers of the Liturgy

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee, Celebrant & Preacher
The Rev. Lane Hensley, Assisting Priest
The Rev. REGS Scheeler, Deacon
Eric Dawson, Margaret Schumacher, Altar Guild
Steve Sanders, Rand Schmidt, Lector
Jim Gramentine, Intercessor
Todd Smith, Acolyte
Pat Luebke, Ken Robinson, Ushers
Kurt Bushman, Online Video

The Triduum Approaches

Holy Week has begun. In the ancient church, the observances we know now as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil constituted a single, continuous remembrance and vigil. The service, therefore, is not yet complete, but begins with Maundy Thursday and culminates with the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday night.

The Holy Eucharist is never celebrated on Good Friday, but we will gather Friday at noon for worship to recall Jesus’ death on the cross.

Easter is celebrated on the eve and day of the first Sunday of the first full moon of spring. Watch the sky for the approach of Saturday’s full moon of Passover in communion with our fellow Christians around the world and across the centuries who welcome this sign of God’s victory over darkness.

Saturday night at 7 p.m., we’ll gather with our bishop at All Saints’ Cathedral as the light of Christ is rekindled. “This is the night” our song proclaims, “when heaven and earth are joined, and man is reconciled to God.” We’ll recount the record of God’s saving deeds in history and praise God for defeating death through the Resurrection.

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