Acclamation
  Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People: And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. Amen. 
Opening Hymn
 

Fairest Lord Jesus 1982 Hymnal – 383

 

The Collect
 

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Gospel and Reflection
  Mark 7:24-37
Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” 
Prayers of the People
 

Leader: In peace, we pray to you, Lord God. For all people in their daily life and work;
People: For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.
Leader: For this community, the nation, and the world;
People: For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
Leader: For the just and proper use of your creation;
People: For victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.
Leader: For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
People: For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.
Leader: For Michael, our Presiding Bishop, for Eugene and Robert, our bishops; for all clergy and laity;
People: For all who serve God in his Church.
Leader: For the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially for all those effected by the Coronavirus and for those working for racial justice. And also those for whom we offer our prayers, aloud or silently _________. (Silence)
Hear us, Lord;
People: For your mercy is great.
Leader: We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, we offer our prayers aloud or silently __________. (Silence) We will exalt you, O God our King;
People: And praise your Name for ever and ever.
Leader: We pray for all who have died, remembering especially_______, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. (Silence)
Lord, let your loving kindness be upon them;
People: Who put their trust in you.Celebrant: O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies, look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

Eucharist Prayer
 

The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer A Book of Common Prayer – 361

 

 

Presentation Hymn
  Diverse in culture, nation, race, we come together by your grace.
God help us be a meeting ground where hope and healing can be found.
God, let us be a bridge of care connecting people everywhere.
Help us confront all fear and hate and lust for pow’r that separate.
When chasms widen, storms arise, O Holy Spirit, make us wise.
Let our resolve, like steel, be strong to stand with those who suffer wrong.
God, let us be a table spread with gifts of love and broken bread,
Where all find welcome, grace attends, and enemies arise as friends. 
Communion Hymn
  Spirit, be our Spirit Listening Hearts Hymnal – 2
V. 1: Spirit, be our spirit, in this time of searching for new life.
Open inner spaces with the fullness of your love
Refrain: Spirit let us now be and forever transformed for all humanity.
V. 2: Movement of your presence heals and deepens our hope to freely live.
Gift of heart where truth springs from the goodness that you’ve sown.
V.3: Into desert silence, there to listen and be with open heart,
you shall lead us thirsting; and we turn from our fears: forgiving love.
V.4: Spirit be our spirit in this time of searching for new life.
Open inner spaces with the fullness of your love. 
Communion Prayer
 

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.

Prayer for Peace
O God, the Father of all, guide us into the ways of peace. Lead us from prejudice to truth; deliver us from hatred, cruelty,
violence, and mean spiritedness; fill us with generosity, hospitality and love, and in your good time enable us all
to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings

Announcements

 

 

Closing Hymn
 

Sing the wondrous love LEVAS Hymnal – 20

 

Final Blessings
 

All: Go forth into the world in peace; be of good courage; hold fast to that which is good; render to no one, evil for evil; strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; honor all; love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Celebrant: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
be upon us, and remain with us, now and forever. Amen.

The Peace of the Lord be always with you.