O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MORNING PRAYER AT TEN THIRTY
(Book of Common Prayer ~ Common Praise)
Thank you to Beth for officiating and for preaching today in the Rector’s absence.
Opening Hymn: # 349 All People That on Earth Do Dwell
Exhortation and Confession p. 4
Prayer for Pardon Through the Cross p.730
Lord’s Prayer’s, Versicles and Responses, Venite p. 5 ff.
Welcoming for Baptism Candidates
Today we welcome Jane, daughter of Ben and Oleksandra, as candidate for baptism. Let us pray for Ben and Oleksandra as they prepare their hearts and minds for the celebration of baptism at our celebration of All Saints Day on November 5. We pray also for Jane that as she receives the sign of new birth in baptism she would enter into the fullness of God’s promises for her.
First Lesson: Exodus 33:12-23 R. / Thanks be to God.
12 Moses said to the Lord, “See, thou sayest to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thy sight, show me now thy ways, that I may know thee and find favor in thy sight. Consider too that this nation is thy people.” 14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 And he said to him, “If thy presence will not go with me, do not carry us up from here. 16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in thy sight, I and thy people? Is it not in thy going with us, so that we are distinct, I and thy people, from all other people that are upon the face of the earth?”17 And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18 Moses said, “I pray thee, show me thy glory.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord’; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live.” 21 And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand upon the rock; 22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; 23 then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”
Psalm 99 page 456
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 R. / Thanks be to God.
1 Paul, Silva′nus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalo′nians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brethren beloved by God, that he has chosen you; 5 for our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit; 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedo′nia and in Acha′ia. 8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedo′nia and Acha′ia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9 For they themselves report concerning us what a welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Te Deum page 7-9
Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22
Response before the Gospel: Glory be to thee, O Lord.
15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” 18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19 Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20 Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” 21 They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22 When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
Response following the Gospel: Praise be to thee, O Christ
Canticle: Benedictus (Song of Zechariah) page.9
Apostles Creed p.10
Prayers and Collects p. 10 ff.
Hymn: # 522 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Offertory Hymn: 624 O Thou Who Camest from Above
The Grace p. 15
Dismissal: Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord. R/ Thanks be to God.
Hymn: # 379 Rejoice, the Lord Is King
* Please observe a moment for silent prayer*
This week at St Mary’s
Wednesday 10:30 am Mom and Tots Group
Thursday 9:30 am Woman’s Time Out Bible Study
Next Sunday 10:00 am Morning Prayer
10:30 am Holy Communion
Readings for next Sunday are as follows:
Parish Life Notes
Birthday Tea for Veronica’s 95th Birthday will be held at St. Mary’s on October 28th at 1:00pm. All are welcome to celebrate with her.
Big thank you to Stefan and Henry who spend their time on Friday to lay down the new flooring into the nursery! Come and have a look!
Offering Envelope News 2017 — if you would like a statement of your contributions up to the end of September 2017, Sharon will be happy to provide one.
Please let Sharon know if you would like to change your envelope status for next year. Envelopes are available for both weekly and monthly giving. If you would like to make your contributions by direct deposit from your bank account, please let her know and she will provide you with an authorization form.
Synod Meeting. Today our Rector, Claude, and synod delegates, Bob and Janice are attending the synod service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Hallowe’en Prayer Vigil. Join us next Sunday for soup, bread, and pumpkin carving after worship in preparation for Hallowe’en. Please bring your pumpkins to church! On Tuesday, October 31st, join us for a day of fasting, prayer, study, and worship. Come for part, or come for the whole day as we seek to “cleanse ourselves from everything that defiles body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Cor. 7.1) Schedule of the day’s events is available for pick up on the landing.
Bread Baking on Saturdays. This fall, Alisha is hoping to organize a regular gathering on Saturday afternoons. It will be a chance to bake bread and cook together, and we will serve the simple meal of soup and fresh bread following regular Sunday services. If you are interested in learning the basics of making great bread, if you enjoy cooking and baking, or if you’d just like to stop in and spend some time in fellowship and friendship, please come to the Upper Hall and Kitchen on Saturdays beginning at 1:30pm. Our “trial run” will take place on Saturday, October 28th at 4pm. Please note that this will not be the regular time! If you have any questions, you can contact Alisha.
Campion College Musica Sacra & Luther College Bach Choir present “Reformation & Reconciliation” on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Campion College Chapel. Featuring music of the Protestant & Catholic Reformations as well as “Reformation & Reconciliation,” a new work unifying Catholic, Lutheran & First Nations chant traditions.