Quinquagesima Sunday February 11, 2024 Holy Communion


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February 11, 2024


10:00 A.M.  MORNING PRAYER (Prayer book pp. 6-15.)  

  • (Psalm 84, 133; Genesis 28:10-end; Corinthians 12:4- end)

10:30 A.M.   CHORAL HOLY COMMUNION (Prayer Book pp. 67- 85)

  • Celebrant and PreacherBishop Helen
  • Communion Setting: John Merbecke (1510-1585)

NURSERY for children up to 3 years.                  

GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years.

FAITH QUEST for children 7-13 years. Let there be Art- Jonah

  • Leader: Andrew    Shepherd: Len


THE OFFERING PLATE AND FOLDER for you to write down the names of travelers, those in special need, and departed loved ones you wish to have included in the prayers today, are located on the “loaves and fishes” offering table with the bread and wine.

All baptized Christians are invited to come forward with faith and love towards Christ and His Church to receive Holy Communion with us today.

ORGAN PRELUDE: Miniature No. 1, Op. 55 – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)


Opening# 487 Where Charity and Love Prevail
Gradual# 561 Lord, Your Word Shall Guide Us
Confirmation#649 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Offertory# 624 O Thou Who Camest from Above
Communion# 605 Have Mercy, Lord, on Us
#  73 One Bread, One Body, One Lord of All
Closing Hymn# 497 Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round

ORGAN POSTLUDE: Prelude in C Major – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 


O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth: Send thy Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen


IN thee, O LORD, have I` put my` trust; / let me never be put to confusion; de`liver me`in thy` righteousness.
Bow down thine` ear to` me; / make` haste~ to de`liver` me,
And be thou my strong rock and` house of ~ de`fence, / that` thou mayest` save` me.
For thou art my strong rock` and mycastle: / be thou also my guide, and`lead me` for thy` Name’s sake.
Draw me out of the net that they have` hidden` for me; / for` thou` art my` strength.
Into thy hands I com`mend my` spirit; / for thou hast redeemed me, O`LORD, thou` God of ` truth.

GLORY be to the Father, and ` to the ` Son, / and ` to the ` Holy ` Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without `end. `A `men.

THE LESSON: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;  but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. R./ Thanks be to God.


O HOW plentiful is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, / and that thou hast wrought for them that put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men!
Thou hidest them in the secret place of thine own presence from the plottingsof men: / thou keepest them secretly in thy tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
Thanks be to the LORD; / for he hath showed me his marvellous loving-kindness in a strong city.
But as for me, I said in my haste, / ‘I am cast out of the sight of thine eyes.’
Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my prayer, / when I cried unto thee.

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 18:31-43 / Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon. After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.’  But they understood nothing about all these things; in fact, what he said was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening.  They told him, ‘Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. ’Then he shouted, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He said, ‘Lord, let me see again.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.  R. Praise be to thee, O Christ.                       


What shall I render to the Lord for all his bounty to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people
In the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem.


Ash Wednesday Penitential Service with Imposition of Ashes will take place Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5.45 p.m.

Lenten Mission and Public Lecture with Dr. John Patrick will take place Feb. 23-25.

You are the Light of the World!  Lenten Parish Bible studies begin week of Feb. 18. Sign Up sheets are on the table in the narthex.

Weekday Morning Prayer: Tues. Thurs. Fri. at 8:30 a.m. Wed. at 9:00 a.m.