Saint Boniface Episcopal Church


Dec 3, 2017 - THE WORD of GOD. Prelude. Processional .......... Lo! he comes with clouds descending............... Hymnal 58. The Lighting of the Advent ...

Saint Boniface Episcopal Church

Guilderland, New York

The Reverend Steven H. Scherck, Rector Terri Mewhorter, Director of Music First Sunday of Advent December 3, 2017

SAINT BONIFACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH GUILDERLAND, NEW YORK First Sunday of Advent December 3, 2017 THE HOLY EUCHARIST RITE II

THE WORD of GOD Prelude Processional .......... Lo! he comes with clouds descending ............... Hymnal 58 The Lighting of the Advent Wreath-Advent Antiphon & Prayer Our King and Savior now draws near: Come let us adore him. Lord, grant us your light, that being rid of the darkness of our hearts, we may come to the true light which is Christ

Opening Acclamation ................................................................BCP page 355 Collect for Purity .......................................................................BCP page 355 The Collect of the Day .......................................................................... Collect Old Testament ............................................................................. Isaiah 64:1-9 Gradual Psalm ................................................................. Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 The Epistle .......................................................................... 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Gospel Hymn Alleluia Alleluia Give Thanks to the Risen Lord Hymnal 178 The Holy Gospel ...................................................................... Mark 13:24-37 Children's Chapel Procession The Sermon “The Dynamics of the Divine” Father S. H. Scherck The Nicene Creed .......................................................................BCP page 358 The Prayers of the People – Form III ........................................ BCP page 387 Confession of Sin .......................................................................BCP page 360 The Peace Insert

THE HOLY COMMUNION

Offertory ........................... Father, we praise thee ............................ Hymnal 1 Doxology Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow The Great Thanksgiving Eucharist Prayer A ............................... BCP page 361 Sanctus and Benedictus ................................................................ BCP page 362 The Lord’s Prayer ........................................................................ BCP page 364 Agnus Dei ................................................................................... BCP page 364 The Communion Invitation .......................................................... BCP page 364 Communion Hymn ...... Hail to the Lord's Anointed ....................... Hymnal 616 Post Communion Prayer ............................................................. BCP page 365 The Blessing Recessional The King shall come when morning dawns ........... Hymnal 73 The Dismissal ............................................................................. BCP page 366 All baptized Christians are invited to join us in Holy Communion

Rector: Father Steven H. Scherck E-mail: Fr. [email protected]

Home: 439-6035 Cell: 260-6628

Church Secretary: Richard Schlierer E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 356-5244

Prayer list co-ordinator: Mark Brittell E-Mail: [email protected]

Phone: 356-6586

Webmaster: Don Lansing Phone: 356-5430 Email: :[email protected] The Flowers on the Altar: are given in memory Derilda Smith by Owen Smith and .................................... in thanksgiving for their grandchildren by Gene and Linna Brosseau Birthday Wishes ..................................................... Margaret O’Mara, Shelby Ruppenthal, ................................................................................................ Liam Huneau, Maura Boynton Assisting at the 8 A.M. Eucharist are: Sub Deacon .................................................................................................... Robin Scherck Lector ................................................................................................................ Jane Scherck Usher ............................................................................................................. Doug McCurdy Altar Guild .......................................................................................................... Cathy White Assisting at the 10 A.M. Eucharist are: Organist ........................................................................................................ Terri Mewhorter Sub Deacon ...................................................................................................... Harry Carlson Lectors ....................................................................................... Jack Fairbank, Anne Napoli Ushers .................................................................................. Gene Brosseau, Linna Brosseau Altar Guild ................................................................................. Robin Scherck, Marlene Jefferson Coffee Hour ...................................................................................................... Men’s Group Children’s Chapel .............................................................................................. Jane Scherck St. Boniface Episcopal Church 5148 Western Turnpike (P.O. Box 397) Guilderland, New York 12084

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Isaiah 64:1-9 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

The Collect Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Reading Isaiah 64:1-9 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence-- as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil-- to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence! When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence. From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him. You meet those who gladly do right, those who remember you in your ways. But you were angry, and we sinned; because you hid yourself we transgressed. We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. There is no one who calls on your name, or attempts to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity. Yet, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. Do not be

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exceedingly angry, O LORD, and do not remember iniquity forever. Now consider, we are all your people.

The Response Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Qui regis Israel 1 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; * shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim. 2 In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, * stir up your strength and come to help us. 3 Restore us, O God of hosts; * show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved. 4 O LORD God of hosts, * how long will you be angered despite the prayers of your people? 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears; * you have given them bowls of tears to drink. 6 You have made us the derision of our neighbors, * and our enemies laugh us to scorn. 7 Restore us, O God of hosts; * show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved. 16 Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, * the son of man you have made so strong for yourself. 17 And so will we never turn away from you; * give us life, that we may call upon your Name.

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18 Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; * show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

The Epistle 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind-- just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you-- so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Gospel Mark 13:24-37 Jesus said, “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

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“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets. 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. From The Lectionary Page: www.lectionarypage.net

~St. Boniface Calendar and Announcements~

Hannaford gift card program Gift cards will be available today Hannaford Grocery Card Coordinator – Michael Noone mailto:[email protected] 518-461-5273

Giving Tree is in the Narthe: TO help a local family in need please take a name card from the giving tree. Most families have asked for a twenty dollar gift card.

Christmas Wreaths and Center Pieces From Lynch Creek are now available on our Web Site and Facebook page for preorder with shipment directly to your home. St. Boniface receives 20% from all sales.

The Guilderland Food Pantry Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Corn, Canned Fruit, Canned beef and chicken stew, Campbell’s soup, Chunky soup, Toothpaste, Cereal, Jelly, Soap (hand and body), Paper Towels

Science and Religion Discussion group Meeting are held every Monday 7:15 PM - Harry Carlson’s condo. The remaining meeting dates for this year are 12/4 and12/18 Parish Christmas Bazaar – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday, December 3 First Sunday of Advent, Holy Eucharist 8 AM Holy Eucharist with Music and Children’s Chapel - 10 AM Coffee Hour follows Guilderland Interfaith Advent Service - 4 PM at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church Ten participating Guilderland churches present music and readings for the advent season. A combined choir with over 100 singers, youth and adult choirs, two hand bell choirs, and - new this year - a mountain dulcimer solo will be singing and playing.

Wednesday, December 6 Holy Eucharist & Sacramental Healing 12:05 PM (Ambrose 4th century Bishop}

Sunday, December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent - NOTE TIME Holy Eucharist with Music and Children’s Chapel- 9 AM Coffee Hour follows Christmas Eve: Musical Presentation - 7:30 PM Christmas Celebration of the Holy Eucharist - 8 PM Gala Reception follows

~St. Boniface Calendar and Announcements~

Monday, December 25 Christmas Day Holy Eucharist - 9 AM

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