THANK YOU to everyone who participated this morning in the first Emmanuel Church Drive-by Food Drive to support the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
Our welcoming team consisted of the Rev. Mimi Lacy, Tom Lacy, the Rev. Carter Sinclair, Judy Totten, and Charlie Schindler.
The second opportunity to donate food/checks will be next Wednesday afternoon, August 12 from 4-5 pm in the front parking lot. It’s easy, safe, and you don’t need to get out of your car. If you would like a special drop off date and time other than Wednesday call the office. ... See MoreSee Less
This is a reminder that tomorrow morning is EEC’s drop-off Food Drive from 10-11 am. Everything will go to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to help feed our neighbors. It’s easy! Simply pull up in the church parking lot, pop your trunk, and a volunteer will pull out your groceries. Piece of cake!
Hours are Saturday, August 8 from 10-11 am and next Wednesday, August 12 from 4-5 pm.
Checks will also be accepted made out to EEC, memo line “Food Bank”. ... See MoreSee Less
Processional: Praise to the living God Hymnal #372
1. Praise to the living God, the God of Love and light, whose word brought forth the myriad suns and set the worlds in flight; whose infinite design, which we but dimly see, pervades all nature, making all a cosmic unity.
2. Praise to the living God, from whom all things derive, whose Spirit formed upon this sphere the first faint seeds of life; Who caused them to evolve, unwitting toward God’s goal, till humankind stood on the earth, as living, thinking souls.
3. Praise to the living God, who knows our joy and pain, who shares with us our common life, the sacred and profane. God toils where ’er we toil, in home and mart and mill; and deep within the human heart God leads us forward still.
4. Praise to the living God, around, within, above, beyond the grasp of human mind, but whom we know as Love. In these tumultuous days, so full of hope and strife, may we bear witness to the way, O source and goal of life.
The Opening Acclamation BCP p. 355 Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. People: And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
The Collect for Purity
A Song of Praise: Glory to God BCP p. 356
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth, Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, With the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
The Collect of the Day Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Celebrant: Let us pray.
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. The people are seated.
THE WORD OF GOD The Old Testament 1Kings 19:9-18 At Horeb, the mount of God, Elijah came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.” He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.” Then the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” The Word of the Lord. Response: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 85:8-13 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying, * for he is speaking peace to his faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to him. Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, * that his glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth have met together; * righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring up from the earth, * and righteousness shall look down from heaven. The Lord will indeed grant prosperity, * and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness shall go before him, * and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.
The New Testament Romans 10:5-15 Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” The Word of the Lord. Response: Thanks be to God.
Gradual: Jesus calls us o’er the tumult Joel Underwood
1. Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea, day by day his clear voice soundeth, saying “Christian, follow me;”
2. As of old, Saint Andrew hear it by the Galilean lake, turned from home and toil and kindred, leaving all for his dear sake.
3. Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world’s golden store; from each idol that would keep us, saying “Christian, love me more.”
4. In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, “Christian, love me more than these.”
5. Jesus calls us! By thy mercies, Savior, make us hear thy call, give our hearts to thine obedience, serve and love thee best of all.
The people stand. The Gospel Matthew 14:22-33 Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew. People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord. People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.
The Sermon The Rev. Mimi Lacy A moment of silence will follow the sermon.
The Nicene Creed BCP p. 358
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Prayers of the People Response: Hear our prayer.
The people may kneel or remain standing. The Confession and Absolution BCP p. 360
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
The Peace BCP p. 360
Celebrant: The peace of Christ be always with you. People: And also with you.
THE HOLY COMMUNION The Offertory Sentence
The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer 1 Enriching our Worship
Celebrant: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them to the Lord. Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is truly right, and good and joyful, to give you thanks, all-holy God, source of life and fountain of mercy. You have filled us and all creation with your blessing and fed us with your constant love; you have redeemed us in Jesus Christ and knit us into one body. Through your Spirit you replenish us and call us to fullness of life. Therefore, joining with Angels and Archangels and with the faithful of every generation, we lift our voices with all creation as we say:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of the universe and giver of life. You formed us in your own image and called us to dwell in your infinite love. You gave the world into our care that we might be your faithful stewards and show forth your bountiful grace. But we failed to honor your image in one another and in ourselves; we would not see your goodness in the world around us; and so we violated your creation, abused one another, and rejected your love. Yet you never ceased to care for us, and prepared the way of salvation for all people. Through Abraham and Sarah you called us into covenant with you. You delivered us from slavery, sustained us in the wilderness, and raised up prophets to renew your promise of salvation. Then, in the fullness of time, you sent your eternal Word, made mortal flesh in Jesus. Born into the human family, and dwelling among us, he revealed your glory. Giving himself freely to death on the cross, he triumphed over evil, opening the way of freedom and life. On the night before he died for us, Our Savior Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his friends, and said: “Take, eat: This is my Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” As supper was ending, Jesus took the cup of wine, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said: “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Remembering his death and resurrection, we now present to you from your creation this bread and this wine. By your Holy Spirit may they be for us the Body and Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Grant that we who share these gifts may be filled with the Holy Spirit and live as Christ’s Body in the world. Bring us into the everlasting heritage of your daughters and sons, that with Mary and all your saints, past, present, and yet to come, we may praise your Name for ever. Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honor, glory, and praise, for ever and ever. AMEN.
The Lord’s Prayer BCP p. 364
And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Breaking of the Bread EOW p. 69 Celebrant: We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ. People: We who are many are one body, for we all share in the one bread.
The Administration of Communion
Communion: Lord, you have come o the seashore
1. Lord you have come to the seashore looking neither for wealthy nor wise ones; you only asked me to follow humbly.
CHORUS: Lord, with your eyes you have searched me, and while smiling have spoken my name; now my boat’s left on the shoreline behind me; by your side I will seek other seas.
2. You know so well my possessions; my boat carries no gold and no weapons; you will find there my nets and labor. C 3. You need my hands, full of caring, through my labors to give others rest, and constant love that keeps on loving. C 4. You who have fished other oceans, ever longed for by souls who are waiting, my loving friend, as thus you call me. C
The Prayer after Communion BCP p. 365 ➢ Celebrant: Let us pray. ➢ 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.
The Blessing Response: AMEN.
Recessional: You servants of God 1. You servants of God, your Master proclaim, and publish a broad his wonderful name; the name all victorious of Jesus extol; his kingdom is glorious and rules over all.
2. God rules in the height, almighty to save; though hid from our sight, his presence we have; the great congregation his triumph shall sing, ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.
3. “Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!” let all cry a loud, and honor the Son; the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.
4. Then let us adore and give him his right; all glory and power, all wisdom and might, all honor and blessing with angels above and thanks never ceasing for infinite love.
The Dismissal Deacon: Alleluia, alleluia. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. People: Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!
Postlude: Postlude in G Major John Barr
The flowers today were given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for their 60th wedding anniversary by Hunter and Betty Jean Clarke. ... See MoreSee Less