Rogation Celebration May 27, 2014 – 6:30pm

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Gathering

 The people gather in front of the church.

Officiant:       Alleluia Christ is risen.

People:      The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

The Gospel                                                                                          Matthew 6:25-34

Procession

Officiant:       Let us go forth in peace, Alleluia.

People:      In the Name of Christ, Alleluia.

The people process to the Unity Garden, singing, “O Lord, hear my prayer.”
Taizé

Taizé

    

Officiant:       He changed deserts into pools of water and dry land into water-springs. He settled the hungry there, and they founded a city to dwell in.

People:       They sowed fields, and planted vineyards, and brought in a fruitful harvest.

Officiant:

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We humbly pray that your gracious providence may give and preserve to our use the harvests of the land and of the seas, and may prosper all who labor to gather them, that we, who are constantly receiving good things from your hand, may always give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The people then process around the church to Olive Street, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.” They continue across the street to the convenience store.

 

Officiant:       All creatures look to you, O Lord, to give them their food in due season.

People:      You give it to them; they gather it; you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

Officiant:

Almighty and Everlasting God, our times are in your hand: pour out your blessing upon all who come here to buy or to sell, watching over them in their going out and in their coming in, that all may be clothed in righteousness and all may prosper in body, mind and spirit. Amen.

The people then process down the west side of Olive Street to the park, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.”
 
 

Officiant:       Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted;

People:      But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Officiant:

Almighty and merciful God, we see under the sun that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but time and chance happen to them all. Grant that those who come here for play and exercise may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises, and bless all those by whose labor this park is maintained; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The people then continue processing down the west side of Olive Street to the school, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.”
 
 

Officiant:       So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

People:      Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Officiant:

Eternal God, bless this school, that it may be a lively center for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; granting that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The people then continue processing down the west side of Olive Street to the gas station, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.”

 

Officiant:       Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

People:      You trace my journeys and my resting-places and are acquainted with all my ways.

Officiant:

Heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: bless both those who travel and those whose labor equips them for travel; surround them both with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey and their labor’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Singing “O Lord, hear my prayer,” the people then continue processing down the west side of Olive Street to the Auto Body shop.

 

Officiant:       The metal on the chariots flashes on the day when the Lord musters them;

People:      the chariots race madly through the streets, they rush to and fro through the squares; their appearance is like torches, they dart like lightning. 

Officiant:

Most Gracious God, you have given your people skill to work with metals, bringing order out of chaos and creating works of strength and beauty: bless all who labor here to make whole what has been broken, that they may do the work you give them to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, who labored among us to fulfill the commands of your love. Amen.

The people then cross the street to the east side of Olive Street, and process sorth to Fire Station, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.”

 

Officiant:       I give you thanks, O Lord, for you have been my protector and helper, and have delivered me from destruction

People:      from choking fire on every side, and from the midst of fire that I had not kindled.

Officiant:

Almighty God, who rescued the three young me from the fiery furnace and who promises to be with us in every trial and danger: pour out courage and strength upon those who put themselves in danger for the rescue and protection of others, preserving them from all harm of body, mind or spirit; though Him who passed through the fires of Hell and rose again, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The people then process north to the Car Wash, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.”

 

Officiant:       Cleanse me with hyssop and I shall be clean

People:      wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Officiant:

We thank you, God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. Bless those who work here with water, and even as they wash away the dust and grime of daily life, restoring cars to their proper beauty, so may they find restoration of body, mind and spirit in you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The people then process north to the Auto Repair and Car Wash, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.”

 

Officiant:       Cleanse me with hyssop and I shall be clean

People:      wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Officiant:

Most Gracious God, you have given your people skill to work with many different machines and wisdom with which to understand their innermost works. Bless all those who gather here to wash and repair vehicles, that by their labor they may secure the safety and productive labor of others; in the name of Him in whom all things have their being. Amen.

The people then process up the east side of Olive Street to the barber shop, singing “O Lord, hear my prayer.”

 

Officiant:       Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.

People:       But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Officiant:

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: bless those whose work strives to bring out the beauty and dignity of each person, that we might catch in each other’s faces some glimpses of your beauty, and be made worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The people return to the front of the church up the east side of Olive Street, singing, “O Lord, hear my prayer.”

 

Officiant:       Happy are they all who fear the Lord, and who follow in his ways!

People:      They shall eat the fruit of their labor; happiness and prosperity shall be theirs.

Officiant:

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life shared our toil and hallowed our labor:  Be present with your people where they work; make those who carry on the industries and commerce of this land responsive to your will; and give to us all a pride in what we do, and a just return for our labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

 

Passing of the Peace:

all are invited to share a sign of God’s peace with one another as they enter the church and take their seats. 

 

Holy Eucharist

All baptized Christians are invited to share in Communion, and Gluten free wafers are available on request.Un-baptized persons or those wishing not to receive communion for any reason are welcome to come forward for a blessing, crossing their hands over their chests in indication.

 

Offertory Prayer:

O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature:  Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

Great Thanksgiving:           Eucharistic Prayer B                        BCP 367

 

The Lord’s Prayer                     traditional                              BCP 364

 

Breaking of the Bread:                                                          BCP 364

 

Invitation to Holy Communion:        Communion is distributed to the people.

 

Post Communion Thanksgiving and Blessing:                       BCP 366

 

Announcements:

 

The Dismissal:                                                                    BCP 366

 

 

Please join us after the service

for refreshments in the parish hall

Organizing for Outreach

Building on the success of its neighborhood gathering, The Westside Ministry Task Force will be hosting a follow-up meeting on June 11th at 7pm in the Parish Hall.  Our purpose at that meeting will be to begin organizing an outreach ministry that will, we trust, reflect the hopes and dreams neighbors shared with us shared at the neighborhood gathering.

What we envision is a regularly scheduled “community center” type of gathering around a shared meal, with opportunities for people of all ages to participate in 3-4 different programs each gathering, including (but not limited to):

  • Children’s Bible story/prayer/discussion
  • Art Projects
  • Gardening
  • Cooking the shared meal
  • Music
  • Social Service Resources (e.g. health screening, legal aid)
  • Adult Prayer Circle/Bible Study
  • Educational Offerings (e.g. cooking or sewing classes, financial management workshops)
  • Entertainment (e.g. a poetry slam or a jazz set)

Although the shared meal would be a constant, the exact mix of other activities would vary. People would be able to come and go as they please, and though some activities would be focused more on one age group than another, intergenerational participation would be the overall goal.

Our plans are intentionally fluid, in order to allow the gathering to be shaped as much as possible by the participants themselves on an ongoing basis. In one or more of our program areas interests you, or if you have an idea for some program we haven’t mentioned, please come and share that interest/idea with us! Please also feel welcome to bring a friend along.

 

This Week with Holy Trinity—Easter VII

Sunday, June 1, (Easter VII)

 

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel — Bp. Frank Gray Celebrant, Dcn. Susan Tiffany, Preacher
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar— Bp. Frank Gray Celebrant, Dcn. Susan Tiffany, Preacher

 

Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6—Mtr. Terri in Chicago (Please contact the Cathedral in Case of Emergency)

 

Sunday, June 8 (Pentecost Sunday)

WEAR RED!!!!

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel — Terri Bays Celebrant/Preacher
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar— Terri Bays Celebrant/Preacher

This Week with Holy Trinity—Easter VI

Sunday, May 25, (Easter VI)

 

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel — Mtr. Terri Bays Preacher/Celebrant
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar— Mtr. Terri Bays Preacher/Celebrant

 

Tuesday, May 27 (Rogation Day)

  • 6:30pm Rogation Day Procession,
  • 7:00 pm (roughly) Eucharist
  • 7:30pm Pot-Luck Supper
  • 8:30 pm Progressive Evangelism Bible Study/Workshop

 

Thursday, May 29  (Ascension)

  • 7pm Joint Ascension Day Celebration with Lutherans—At the Cathedral of St. James

 

Saturday, May 31 (Visitation of the BVM)

  • 12pm Joint Eucharist at St. Paul’s,Mishawaka

 

Sunday, June 1, (Easter VII)

 

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel — Bp. Frank Gray Celebrant, Dcn. Susan Tiffany, Preacher
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar— Bp. Frank Gray Celebrant, Dcn. Susan Tiffany, Preacher

 

This Week with Holy Trinity—Easter IV

Sunday, May 11 (Easter IV)

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel—Mtr. Susan Haynes Preacher/Celebrant
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar—Mtr. Susan Haynes Preacher/Celebrant

 

Thursday, May 15

  • 6pm WECHT Meeting in Parish Hall

Sunday, May 18 (Easter V)

  • 8am Low Mass in St. Joseph Chapel— Fr. Stewart Clem Preacher/Celebrant
  • 10am Sung Mass at High Altar— Mtr. Susan Tiffany Deacon, Fr. Stewart Clem Preacher/Celebrant