Trinity Sunday

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Trinity Sunday
June 7, 2020

Opening Sentence

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,
 who was, and is, and is to come!

 (Revelation 4:8)

Confession of Sin

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Silence may be kept.

Together

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.

The Priest

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.

The Invitatory and Psalter

Officiant          Lord, open our lips,
People             And our mouth shall proclaim your praise

Officiant and People

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.  Alleluia

Invitatory Psalm, with antiphon

Officiant          Alleluia.  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God: 
People            Come let us adore him.

Venite                                            Psalm 95:1-7               BCP 82

Come, let us sing to the Lord; *
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God, *
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *
and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it, *
and his hands have molded the dry land.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

Alleluia.  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God: 
Come let us adore him.

 

Psalm 8                                 Domine, Dominus noster  

 

O LORD our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!

 

 

 

Out of the mouths of infants and children *
your majesty is praised above the heavens.

 

 

 

You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *
to quell the enemy and the avenger.

 

 

 

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

 

 

 

What is man that you should be mindful of him? *
the son of man that you should seek him out?

 

 

 

You have made him but little lower than the angels; *
you adorn him with glory and honor;

 

 

 

You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *
you put all things under his feet:

 

 

 

All sheep and oxen, *
even the wild beasts of the field,

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.  Amen.

The Lessons

The First Lesson

The reader says
 

A Reading from the 1st chapter of the Book of Genesis,
beginning at the 1st verse                           (
Genesis 1:1-2:4a)

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

So God created humankind in his image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

 

God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

Reader                         The Word of the Lord.
People                         Thanks be to God.

Canticle 12  A Song of Creation                         (Song of the Three Young Men)

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

I The Cosmic Order

Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
all winds and fire and heat.
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
O shining light and enfolding dark.
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

II The Earth and its Creatures

Let the earth glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills,
and all that grows upon the earth, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams, *
O whales and all that move in the waters.
All birds of the air, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild, *
and all you flocks and herds.
O men and women everywhere, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.  Amen.

The Second Lesson

The Reader says: 

A Reading from the28th  chapter of the Gospel of Matthew,
beginning at the 16th verse                                     
(Matthew 28:16-20)

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Reader The Word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

 

Canticle 19  The Song of the Redeemed                                 (Revelation 15:3-4)

O ruler of the universe, Lord God,
great deeds are they that you have done, *
surpassing human understanding.
Your ways are ways of righteousness and truth, *
O King of all the ages.

Who can fail to do you homage, Lord,
and sing the praises of your Name? *
for you only are the Holy One.
All nations will draw near and fall down before you, *
because your just and holy works have been revealed.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.  Amen.

The Sermon

The Apostles’ Creed

Officiant and People together.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
   creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
   He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
      and born of the Virgin Mary.
   He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried.
   He descended to the dead.
   On the third day he rose again.
   He ascended into heaven,
      and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
   the holy catholic Church,
   the communion of saints,
   the forgiveness of sins,
   the resurrection of the body,
   and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Interval Music

The Prayers

Officiant      The Lord be with you.
People        And also with you.
Officiant      Let us pray.

Our Father, who 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 trespasses,      
   as we forgive those          
   who trespass against us.  
And lead us not into temptation,  
   but deliver us from evil.  
For thine is the kingdom,   
   and the power, and the glory,        
   for ever and ever.  Amen.               

Suffrages  A             

V. Show us your mercy, O Lord;
R. And grant us your salvation.
V.  Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
R. Let your people sing with joy.
V.  Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
R. For only in you can we live in safety.

V. Lord, keep this nation under your care;
R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
V.  Let your way be known upon earth;
R. Your saving health among all nations.
V.  Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R. Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
V.  Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R. And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

The Collect of the Day                 

O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord:  Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A Collect for Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A prayer to the Holy Trinity

I bind to myself today the strong name of the Holy Trinity,
by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three
of whom all nature has creation, eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise to the Lord of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord.  Amen.

 

Prayers of the People                  (Form I)         BCP 383

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 Jennifer, our bishop, Evelyn, our rector, and for all the clergy
and people, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

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

Lord, have mercy.

For our several communities, 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 preserve it, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, for
the sick and the suffering, and for all who care for them,
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.

For all who 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.

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

Lord, have mercy.

For the church and people in The Anglican Church in Mexico,
the Most Rev’d
Francisco Moreno, Presiding Bishop of Mexico
and Bp of North Mexico;

For the Clergy in hospital chaplaincy: The Rev. Dr. M. Lorraine Coufal;

For our own parish, especially for Camille Fife and Chris, Jordyn and Harper Watson;

And for those we now name, either silently or aloud [pause], let us pray to the Lord.

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 you, O Lord, our God. 

Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and
earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and
strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

The General Thanksgiving        
 

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks
for all your goodness and loving‑kindness
to us and to all whom you have made.

We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to your service,
and by walking before you
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory throughout all ages.  Amen.

Officiant

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one
accord to make our common supplication to you; and you
have promised through your well‑beloved Son that when two
or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the
midst of them:  Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions
as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of
your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting.  Amen.

Officiant          Let us bless the Lord.
People             Thanks be to God.

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in
believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
(Romans 15:13)

Sources:
The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, © Church Publishing
A prayer to the Holy Trinity, from St. Patrick’s Breastplate, St. Augustine’s Prayer Book, ©Forward Movement, 2014.
The Bible: New Revised Standard Version, https://lectionarypage.net