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Epiphany Episcopal Church

Weekly Service Information

Sunday Worship Schedule

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

September 26, 2021

Sunday Services continue at 10:00 am in the Outdoor Chapel and on Zoom.

Please Note: Services are expected to resume in the Chapel starting in October and will be provided on ZOOM.
Face Coverings are required. There will be no congregational singing at this time.

On October 3 (St. Francis Feast Day transferred from Oct. 4) services will include

The Blessing of Animals at 11:00 am at the Labyrinth Garden

Outside Service

The Service is offered in the Centennial Memorial Gardens Outdoor Chapel and on ZOOM Communications

Because of the Delta Coronavirus Variant, we will continue worshipping outside for the month of September.
If you are not vaccinated, masks are required indoors and outdoors.

Celebrant: The Reverend Dr. Phebe L. McPherson

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Service

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

 

Opening Hymn
I come to the garden alone 1982 Hymnal – 69

 

The Collect
Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; 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
Jesus and his disciples passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

 

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 forever. 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
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.

 

Closing Hymn
Mine eyes have seen the glory LEVAS Hymnal – 226

 

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.

 

09/16/2021

Pastoral Notice
Please keep Donna Watts-Lamont and her family in your prayers.
Her husband, Lamont, died peacefully after a long illness
on Thursday, September 9 at their home in Middletown, Delaware.
Condolences may be sent to: Donna Watts-Lamon
4520 Cagney Lane, Middletown, DE 19709

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, October 2 at The Centennial Memorial Gardens/Epiphany Church

August into September

Because of the Delta Coronavirus Variant, we will continue worshipping outside for the time being in the Centennial Memorial Gardens Chapel & Zoom Communications.

We hope to return to the Chapel when safety recommendations allow.

Masks are required at all services, inside and outside.

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