The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 5, 2020
Today’s service is also aired live on Facebook and
will be available for viewing after the service.
THE WORD OF GOD
Prelude: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring, Bach
Processional Hymn: Morning Hymn, Hymnal 11
Salutation: Book of Common Prayer, Page 355
Gloria, BCP Page 356
O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
The servant said to Laban, “I am Abraham’s servant. The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become wealthy; he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female slaves, camels and donkeys. And Sarah my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and he has given him all that he has. My master made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live; but you shall go to my father’s house, to my kindred, and get a wife for my son.’
“I came today to the spring, and said, ‘O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, if now you will only make successful the way I am going! I am standing here by the spring of water; let the young woman who comes out to draw, to whom I shall say, “Please give me a little water from your jar to drink,” and who will say to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also” —let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.’
“Before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah coming out with her water jar on her shoulder; and she went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’ She quickly let down her jar from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will also water your camels.’ So I drank, and she also watered the camels. Then I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him.’ So I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her arms. Then I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way to obtain the daughter of my master’s kinsman for his son. Now then, if you will deal loyally and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so that I may turn either to the right hand or to the left.”
And they called Rebekah, and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She said, “I will.” So they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse along with Abraham’s servant and his men. And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “May you, our sister, become thousands of myriads; may your offspring gain possession of the gates of their foes.” Then Rebekah and her maids rose up, mounted the camels, and followed the man; thus the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. Now Isaac had come from Beer-lahai-roi, and was settled in the Negeb. Isaac went out in the evening to walk in the field; and looking up, he saw camels coming. And Rebekah looked up, and when she saw Isaac, she slipped quickly from the camel, and said to the servant, “Who is the man over there, walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took her veil and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent. He took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Psalm 45: 11-18
11 "Hear, O daughter; consider and listen closely; *
forget your people and your father's house.
12 The king will have pleasure in your beauty; *
he is your master; therefore do him honor.
13 The people of Tyre are here with a gift; *
the rich among the people seek your favor."
14 All glorious is the princess as she enters; *
her gown is cloth-of-gold.
15 In embroidered apparel she is brought to the king; *
after her the bridesmaids follow in procession.
16 With joy and gladness they are brought, *
and enter into the palace of the king.
17 "In place of fathers, O king, you shall have sons; *
you shall make them princes over all the earth.
18 I will make your name to be remembered
from one generation to another; *
therefore nations will praise you for ever and ever."
The Epistle: Romans 7:15-25a
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Gradual: O Filii et Filiae, Hymnal 206
The Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Jesus said to the crowd, “To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
The Sermon: The Rev. Eileen Weglarz
The Nicene Creed: BCP Page 358
Prayers of the People: Form V, BCP Page 389
The Confession and Absolution, BCP Page 360
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Offertory Hymn: Slane, Hymnal 482
The Great Thanksgiving – Prayer C, BCP Page 369
Sanctus: BCP Page 371
The Lord’s Prayer: BCP Page 364
The Communion of the People
Post Communion Prayer: BCP Page 365
Recessional Hymn: Hyfrydol, Hymnal 657
Postlude: The Glory Of The Lord, Mawby
NOTE: We will sing only the first and last verses of the hymns.
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The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of the Canape and Super Families by Philip and Christine Abitabile
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Please take the list of protocols for attending worship in person with you. This list has also been emailed or mailed to everyone.
Prayer: We pray for an end to this dread Covid 19, for safety, healing, and good health for all people. We also pray for all who have lost employment and in need; and for the safety of health care workers, first responders, and essential service personnel. We thank God for you and for your compassion, commitment and courage.
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The Christ Church Emergency Food Shelf needs this week: pasta; canned tuna, corn, peas, fruit cocktail, peaches, and pears, baked beans, chili with beans, and soups: split pea and ham, and chicken noodle; fresh onions, and potatoes; cereals (not corn flakes); Ramen noodles; apple sauce; and personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.) Thank you for your generous support.
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We Give Thanks that no members of Christ Church have become sick with Covid-19. We continue to pray for friends and family members who have become sick and need God’s healing grace.
Discretionary Fund: Last week was Discretionary Fund Sunday, but we failed to announce it or put it in the bulletin. Please make checks out to “Christ Church” with “Discretionary Fund” in the note line. Thank you for your generosity in helping those in need.
Quote of the Week
For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. (Galatians 6:15) “True religion is about rebirth, not ritual.” —Daily Meds, Jim Burns
Happy Birthday to Bev Kinne 7/1, Fran Brady 7/3, Bonnie Guarini 7/6, Cheryl Hudson 7/8, Robert Link 7/10, Kate Lippert 7/10, and Marilyn Marbrook 7/10.
Happy Anniversary to David and Rosemary Palmquist, Claire and Leonard Behr, and April and Wally Elliott.
Please remember those whose Anniversary of Death is this week: Ruth Boyd Bailey, Benjamin Panasuk, David H. Darwe, Loretta Wilbur, Margaret Burdwin, Damion Phillips, Margaret Wohn, Donald Howard, Eugenie Danby, Mary Davidson, Debra Whelan, Samuel Cooper, Irving T. Oliver, and Kenneth J. Rouse.