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Weekly Service Information

Sunday Worship Schedule

Worship 10:00 am
Bible Study 9:00 am
Sunday School on the Labyrinth 10:00 am

October 17, 2021

This week’s Worship Service is offered in the Chapel and on ZOOM at 10:00 am.
Return Recenter Restore

10:00 am

This is the day that the Lord hath made!

We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Sunday Worship is provided in-person at the Chapel and on Zoom Communications.

ZOOM INVITATION: Topic: Sunday Service Oct 17 Bishop’s Visit Time: 10:00 AM

Celebrant: The Reverend Dr. Phebe L. McPherson

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Time to Return!

Face coverings are required but congregational singing is restored.

The Rt. Reverend Robert W. Ihloff

will be present at the 10:00 am service as Celebrant and Preacher.

Bishop Ihloff was the thirteenth bishop of Maryland from 1995 till 2007.

In retirement he has served as Associate Bishop of Virginia

and is currently Associate Bishop of Maryland.

Come celebrate and share our return!

Have you seen the new parish house? The new Sunday School room?

The new Preschool program in Molly’s Room? Walk the labyrinth!

The Chapel is gorgeous with restored floors and newly painted walls.

A reception on the Labyrinth Porch will follow the service.

HOPE TO SEE YOU!

Zoom Coordinator Dr. Maryellen Polvino-Bodnar

Music Director Dr. Mark Hardy

Soloist Catherine Clair

Reader/Litanist Anna Barton, Mabel Quarcopoome

Crucifer Jaeden Brown

Rector The Reverend Dr. Phebe L. McPherson

Preacher/Celebrant The Right Reverend Robert Ihloff, Associate Bishop of Maryland

Service

Acclamation
Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People: And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. Amen. 
Opening Hymn
O love how deep 1982 Hymnal – 448
Opening Prayer
Song of Praise
This is the day LEVAS
Hymnal – 219 
The Collect
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Gospel and Reflection
First Lesson Job 38:1-7, (34-41)
The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:
“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up your loins like a man,
I will question you, and you shall declare to me.”Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone
when the morning stars sang together
and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

[“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
so that a flood of waters may cover you?
Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go
and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
Who has put wisdom in the inward parts,
or given understanding to the mind?
Who has the wisdom to number the clouds?
Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,
when the dust runs into a mass
and the clods cling together?

“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
when they crouch in their dens,
or lie in wait in their covert?
Who provides for the raven its prey,
when its young ones cry to God,
and wander about for lack of food?”]

Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b
Benedic, anima mea
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; *
O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!
you are clothed with majesty and splendor.
2 You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak *
and spread out the heavens like a curtain.
3 You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above; *
you make the clouds your chariot;
you ride on the wings of the wind.
4 You make the winds your messengers *
and flames of fire your servants.
5 You have set the earth upon its foundations, *
so that it never shall move at any time.
6 You covered it with the Deep as with a mantle; *
the waters stood higher than the mountains.
7 At your rebuke they fled; *
at the voice of your thunder they hastened away.
8 They went up into the hills and down to the valleys beneath, *
to the places you had appointed for them.
9 You set the limits that they should not pass; *
they shall not again cover the earth.
25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
37b Hallelujah!

Epistle
Hebrews 5:1-10
Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness; and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever,
according to the order of Melchizedek.”
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

The Gospel Mark 10:35-45
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Nicene Creed (Page 358)

 

Prayers of the People
(Page 392, Form 6)

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 forever. Amen.

 

Eucharist Prayer
The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer A Book of Common Prayer – Page 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
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.

 

Closing Hymn
Closing Hymn When we all get to heaven 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.

Dismissal
Celebrant: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

 

 

Announcements 10/14/2021

A revised directory is being developed…
Watch your mail for a special invitation to be sent on November 1st!
It would be helpful if you would share with the Office your
Name(s)/Phone(s)/Email(s)/and Snailmail Address:
epiphanyodenton@gmail.com
THX!

Join Us

We Return and Recenter in the Chapel at 10:00 am for Sunday Worship.
The service is also provided on ZOOM. Face-coverings are required.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Fall Parish Picnic – The Feast of St. Francis & The Blessing of Animals – All Saint’s Sunday and the Memorial Flower Cross Armistice Day Weekend – Saturday Ol’ English Tea & Sunday Guest Speaker –  Advent Wreath Making – Christmas Pageant – Feast of the Epiphany – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday – Ash Wednesday Services – Lenten Book Group – Holy Week Services – Pentecost Sunday – June Parish Picnic

LOCATION
1419 Odenton Road Odenton MD 21113
410-336-8383