Services

 

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 

GOING FORWARD IN FAITH 

 

With An Attitude Of Gratitude, We Give:

Time, Talent and Treasure”

― Stewardship, 2019

 

December 2, 2018, First Sunday in Advent    Year C

10:00 am Jazz Mass with Eucharist and Sermon

     

The Rev. Dr. Kwasi A. Thornell, Celebrant & Preacher

Music By: The Stabe Wilson Band

 

The Holy Eucharist

Call To Worship     

 "We Have Come Into His House”      Levas II, #245

1. We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Him; x 2

We have come into His house and gathered in His mane to worship Christ, the Lord,

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

2. So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him;  x 2

So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Christ, the Lord,

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

3. Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Him;  x 2

Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Christ, the Lord,

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

Processional Hymn 

“Stabe Wilson Band"

Prayer for Lighting the Advent Wreath Candles

Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

People:         Thanks be to God

All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy  Spirit one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

The Opening Sentence  (The people standing)

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People:   And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever.  Amen.

The Collect for Purity   

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you, no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

The Holy Eucharist

Call to Worship

 "We Have Come Into His House”    Levas II, #245

1.  We have come into His house and gathered in His name to worship Him; x 2

We have come into His house and gathered in His mane to worship Christ, the Lord,

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

2. So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him;  x 2

So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Christ, the Lord,

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

3.  Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Him;  x 2

Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Christ, the Lord,

Worship Him, Christ the Lord.

Processional Hymn  

“Stabe Wilson Band"

Prayer for Lighting the Advent Wreath Candles

Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

People:         Thanks be to God

All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy  Spirit one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

The Opening Sentence  (The people standing)

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People:   And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever.  Amen.

The Collect for Purity   

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you, no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Gloria   (Sung)     LEVAS II, #243

Refrain

Glory, Glory, hallelujah, Lord we praise your Holy name, Glory, Glory Hallelujah, Lord we praise your Holy name.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth.

  1. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
  2. Lord Jesus Christ, only son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,
  3.  (Refrain)
  4. You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;
  5. You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
  6. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
  7. You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
  8. (Refrain)  Amen

The Collect

                 The Lord be with you.

People:     And also with you.

Celebrant:  Let us pray.

 

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The Ministry of the Word

The First Reading   

The Old Testament                                             Jeremiah 33:14-16

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: "The Lord is our righteousness."

The Word of the Lord

Congregation: Thanks be to God

Psalm 25:1-9

1 Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.

Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

The Epistle 

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

A READING FROM PAUL’S LETTER TO THE THESSALONIANS

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.

Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

The Word of the Lord

Congregation: Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn                       

"The Stabe Wilson Band"            

The  Gospel

Luke 21:25-36

The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Luke.

Congregation: Glory to You, Lord Christ

Jesus said, "There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in a cloud' with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Then he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

"Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

”The Gospel of the Lord"

Congregation: Praise to you, Lord Christ

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                                          

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.

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Prayers of the People 

Form I                BCP, 383

Leader

With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the

Lord, saying, “Lord, have mercy.”

For the peace from above, for the loving‑kindness of God and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the world, for the welfare of the holy Church of God, and for the unity of all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For our Bishop, and for all the clergy and people, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For our President, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For this city of Oakland, for every city and community, and for those who live in them, let us pray to

the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For seasonable weather, and for an abundance of the fruits of the earth, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who travel on land, on water, or in the air [or through outer space], let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who

remember and care for them, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

We pray for the special needs and concerns of this congregation and those named now;

Ithon Babb, Ruth Barbour, Eleanor Barnes, Bill Begg, Auta Boykins, JoAnn Campbell, Suzanne Cervantes, Dann Conley, Denise Conley, Marcella Conley, Willette Copeland, James Craig, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Joan Daniels, Joyce Eldridge, Bertha Elzy, Nellie Richardson-Gardere, Rodessa Gordon, Kenneth Hart, Katy Peters Howard, Tarrik Jackson, Gregory Jones, Carol Knight, Phillip Levi, Regina Lewis, Lois Logwood, Norman MacDonald, LaVergne Malone, Lamar Marcelle, Moira Nichols, Cynthia Norvell, Dehad Ogbagabev, Kathy Pither, Clifford Reeves, Deborah Reeves,Tiffany Reeves, Amy Jo Richardson-Edgerly, Elaine Simmons, Sandra Soderland, Jacqui Thornell, Elmer Troublefield, Anita Wilkerson, Guy Williams.

For all who have died in the hope of the resurrection, and for all the departed, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For deliverance from all danger, violence, oppression, and degradation, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the absolution and remission of our sins and offenses, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

That we may end our lives in faith and hope, without suffering and without reproach, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Defend us, deliver us, and in thy compassion protect us, O Lord, by thy grace.

Lord, have mercy.

In the communion of all the saints, let us commend ourselves, and one another, and all our life, to Christ our God.

To thee, O Lord our God.

Celebrant says

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Minister and People

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.

Absolution

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.  Amen.            

Life Celebrations, Thanksgivings, and New Friends

The Peace 

All stand.  The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People     And also with you.  

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The Holy Communion

Offertory Sentence

Offertory Hymn “The Stabe Wilson Band ”                                   

Doxology Hymnal #380, vs 3

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer B

The people remain standing.

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 God thanks and praise.

Celebrant proceeds

God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.

Glory to you for ever and ever.

At your command, all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.

By your will they were created and have their being.

From the primal elements, you brought forth the human race and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust, and we turned against one another.

Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight

Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom . and peace.

By his blood, he reconciled us.

By his wounds, we are healed.

And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:

Celebrant and People

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.

The people stand, sit or kneel.

Celebrant continues

And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.

On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, 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.”

After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,

We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.

Lord God of our Fathers and Mothers; God of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Ruth; Mary and Joseph; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only,  and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.

Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.

Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation. AMEN.

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing,

The Lord's Prayer LEVAS II, #264                                                    

Our Father, which 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 debts as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Alleluia.   Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

                Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

Fraction Anthem  “Make Us One Lord”

Make us one, Lord, make us one

Holy Spirit make us one, let your love flow

So the world will know, we are one in You.

Invitation   

The Communion 

Communion Hymn   “The Stabe Wilson Band"

 

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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Let us pray.

Celebrant and People

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of you eternal kingdom.

And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.

Hymn    “Let the Church Say Amen”

Let the church say Amen!

Let the church say Amen!

God has spoken.

Let the church say Amen!

 

Let the church say Amen!

Let the church say Amen!

God has spoken.

Let the church say, Amen!

 

Let the church say, Amen!

Let the church say, Amen!

God has spoken.

Let the church say Amen!

Announcements...

Recessional Hymn  

“The Stabe Wilson Band” 

The Blessing         

Dismissal 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia

 

St. Augustines Episcopal Church

Address

525 29th Street Telegraph Ave.
Oakland CA 94609
Phone: 510-832-6462
Fax: 510-832-6464

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

“If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise.”

Mission

To grow God’s church and serve God’s people in our worship, which reflects the richness of the African American culture, and through educational and outreach programs to the community. We welcome all who wish to join us in witness to God’s love, empowerment and mercy.

Address

525 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
Phone:
510-832-6462
Fax: 510-832-6464

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