August 30th , An Order for Sunday Online Worship

An Order for Sunday Online Worship for August 30 The 13th Sunday after Pentecost and the following Sundays in Ordinary Time

(An abbreviated Eucharist)

 Please prepare a sacred space for todays Liturgy.  

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

People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Kyrie eleison.

Christ, have mercy. or Christe eleison.

Lord, have mercy. Kyrie eleison.

or this

Holy God,

Holy and Mighty,

Holy Immortal One,

Have mercy upon us.

Collect for Proper 17  (August 30) 

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 26:1-8

Judica me, Domine

Give judgment for me, O Lord,
for I have lived with integrity; *
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.

2 Test me, O Lord, and try me; *
examine my heart and my mind.

3 For your love is before my eyes; *
I have walked faithfully with you.

4 I have not sat with the worthless, *
nor do I consort with the deceitful.

5 I have hated the company of evildoers; *
I will not sit down with the wicked.

6 I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, *
that I may go in procession round your altar,

7 Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving *
and recounting all your wonderful deeds.

Lord, I love the house in which you dwell *
and the place where your glory abides.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia.

The word of the Lord endures for ever.

The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.

All   Alleluia.

cf 1 Peter 1.25

The Holy Gospel

Matthew 16:21-28

Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?

“For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

Intercession based on Mt 16

Chapman, Raymond. Hear Our Prayer: Gospel-Based Intercessions for Sundays and Holy Days: Years A, B & C . Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. Kindle Edition.

PROPER 17 Matthew 16:21–28

For the suffering in the Church and in the world, let us pray to the Lord. Give grace to the Church to show forth the death of our Lord, to follow where he leads and proclaim his salvation …


Give courage and strength to all ministers of the gospel when their burdens are heavy. Forgive the greed for material wealth that damages many lives in the world … Have pity on all who are in misery through their own selfishness or by the indifference of those who rule them …


Bring them into the way of service and salvation. In our daily pilgrimage may we bear with gladness both the troubles that come to us and the little things which tempt us to impatience …


As we see Christ in all things, may we bring his light to all whose way through this world is joined with ours. Have mercy on those who bear the heavy crosses of sickness or poverty, of loneliness or bereavement …


Bless and relieve all who suffer contempt and persecution for the faith they profess. We pray for those who having laid aside their burdens have seen the Son of Man in his glory as Son of God and are with him for ever …


Give us grace so to follow his Cross in this world that we may at last enter into eternal life. We pray in the name of Christ who has borne our sins and our sorrows. Amen.


Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.   

Offertory Hymn As we Gather (Words: Carl P. Daw, Jr. (B. 1944)
Music: Raquel, Skinner Chávez-Melo (1944-1992)

1 As we gather at your table,
as we listen to your word,
help us know, O God, your presence;
let our hearts and minds be stirred.
Nourish us with sacred story
till we claim it as our own;
teach us through this holy banquet
how to make Love’s victory known.

2 Turn our worship into witness
in the sacrament of life;
send us forth to love and serve you,
bringing peace where there is strife.
Give us, Christ, your great compassion
to forgive as you forgave;
may we still behold your image
in the world you died to save.

3 Gracious Spirit, help us summon
other guests to share that feast
where triumphant Love will welcome
those who had been last and least.
There no more will envy blind us
nor will pride our peace destroy,
as we join with saints and angels
to repeat the sounding joy.

The Eucharistic Prayer (brief form) Form 1  BCP p. 402

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 him thanks and praise.

A Proper Preface for Sunday follows

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

holy Father, almighty and eternal God.

From sunrise to sunset this day is holy,

for Christ has risen from the tomb

and scattered the darkness of death

with light that will not fade.

This day the risen Lord walks with your gathered people,

unfolds for us your word,

and makes himself known in the breaking of the bread.

And though the night will overtake this day

you summon us to live in endless light,

the never-ceasing sabbath of the Lord.

And so, with choirs of angels

and with all the heavenly host,

we proclaim your glory

and join their unending song of praise:

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

And so, Father, we bring you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

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.”

Father, we now celebrate the memorial of your Son. By means of this holy bread and cup, we show forth the sacrifice of his death, and proclaim his resurrection, until he comes again. Gather us by this Holy Communion into one body in your Son Jesus Christ.

Make us a living sacrifice of praise.

By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer (said by all)

The Breaking of the Bread (antiphon)

The Lord shall give strength to his people;

the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

The Blessing of the Home Agape (A Franciscan Blessing)

Giving God, bless all who have gathered round our table.

 May we know the fullness of your presence

  at every meal and in all our sharing. Amen

A Prayer for Spiritual Communion

When people who desire to receive the Holy Communion are unable to do so for any other reason, their desire and such prayers as they are able to offer ensure that they do spiritually receive the body and blood of Christ. (New Zealand Prayerbook)

The Church of which we are members is not defined by the walls of a building but by the Body of Christ of which we are members. In making our communion spiritually, we are joining with Christians everywhere to be nourished by the one who tells us, ‘I am the Bread of Life’.  (Church of England)

In union, O Lord with the faithful at every altar of your Church, where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. I present to you my soul and body with the earnest wish that may always be united to You. And since I can not now receive you sacramentally, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to You, and embrace You with all the affections of my soul. Let nothing ever separate You from me. May I live and die in Your love. Amen.

Armed forces Prayer Book

Final Blessing and Dismissal


God the Father,

by whose glory Christ was raised from the dead,

strengthen you to walk with him in his risen life;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  

Remain with you now and forever.  Amen.

Celebrant: Let us depart in Peace.

In the Name of Christ. Amen.



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