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Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 24

Year B

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.

First Reading: 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?”]

The Response: Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37b

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!

The 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.”

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

The Holy Eucharist

Rite ii

October 17, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Prelude: Reverie                                         A. Moore          

Processional Hymn: In Babilone                Hymnal 495                 

Salutation                                                   BCP Page 355 

Gloria                                                         Hymnal S-280                                  

Collect of the Day                   


First Lesson: Job 38:1-7, [34-41]                         

Psalm: 104:1-9, 25, 37b                        

Second Lesson: Hebrews 5:1-10                     

Gradual: Gott sei Dank                               Hymnal 530

The Gospel: Mark 10:35-45                                        

The Sermon                                                The Reverend Bob Hart

The Nicene Creed                                       BCP Page 358

Prayers of the People - Form IV                 BCP Page 388

The Confession and Absolution                 BCP Page 360

The Peace


Offertory Hymn: St. Magnus                      Hymnal 483  

The Great Thanksgiving – Prayer B           BCP Page 367

Sanctus                                                       Hymnal S-125

The Lord’s Prayer                                       Hymnal S-119

Communion Hymn: Lobet den Herren        Hymnal 338

Post Communion Prayer                             BCP Page 366

Blessing and Dismissal

Recessional Hymn: Maryton                       Hymnal 660

Postlude: Trumpet Tune                               Brunner

(Kindly refrain from applause after the postlude.)                         

The High Altar flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Helen A. Weber, Florence and Charles W. Weber, Sophie and Augustus Woznieski by the Weber and Woznieski Family.


Please warmly welcome The Reverend Bob Hart as Celebrant and Preacher for Christ Church.

Father John and Mother Kathleen will be away on vacation from 10/12 thru 10/20. In case of a pastoral need, please contact the Senior Warden, Phillip Schwartz, and or the church office. 

Pastoral Emergencies:

Mtr. Kathleen Killian 718-775-6069.

Fr. John Allison 606-356-4838.

Covid Guidelines Update:

  • All attendees must wear a mask at all times.
  • Coffee hour is suspended until further notice.

We regret the necessity of reinstating these precautions, but as a significant number of the congregation fall within the definition of a vulnerable population such restrictions are both prudent and necessary.

The Prayer List:

Please contact Claire Behr at 518-672-7349 if you or a loved one would like to be included on the parish prayer list.

The New ‘Day by Day’ Booklets for November, December, and January are in the back of the church on the rack.

The Christ Church Emergency Food Shelf is well-stocked.

Thank you for your generosity!                                    


Lay Eucharistic Minister: Jamison Teale

Greeters:  Jamie Parry and Wayne Weber

Lector: Sara Kahn-Gearity

Attendance Last Sunday: 35


Please remember those whose Anniversary of Death is this week: Vincent J. Wallace, Sr., Ruth L. Cooley, F. Dora Crego, Lois Walch, Gertrude M. Haywood, Betsy Riley, Helen Weber, and James Smith.

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The Rev. Kathleen Killian, Vicar

The Rev. John Allison, Vicar

J. Thomas Martin, Music Director

Jamison Teale, Sub-Deacon

Kathryn Beaver, Parish Secretary

Maggie Hasslacher, Parish Bookkeeper

431 Union Street, Hudson   Mail: PO Box 411, Hudson, NY 12534


Office email:   Phone: 518-828-1329



The Twenty-first Sunday

after Pentecost

October 17, 2021


Hudson, NY 12534

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