Bulletin 4.19.20

Welcome to Church of the Transfiguration!

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

   

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.   Silence may be kept.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lord, open our lips.     And our mouth shall proclaim your praise

 

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.

 

Alleluia. The Lord is risen indeed. Come let us adore Him. Alleluia.

 

Jubilate               Psalm 100

 

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. Know this: The Lord himself is God; he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; give thanks to him and call upon his Name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

 

Alleluia. The Lord is Risen Indeed: Come let us adore Him. Alleluia.

 

Psalm 16           Conserva me, Domine                      congregation reads the bold

Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; I have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord,my good above all other."

All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, upon those who are noble

among the people.

But those who run after other gods shall have their troubles multiplied.

Their libations of blood I will not offer, nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; it is you who uphold my lot.

My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night.

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also shall rest in hope.

For you will not abandon me to the grave, nor let your holy one see the Pit.

You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in

your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

 

First Reading                                                                                        Acts 2:14a, 22-32

 

A reading from the book of Acts

Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, “You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know— this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ “Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, ‘He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.’ This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.”      The Word of the Lord.    Thanks be to God.

 

Canticle 13                        A Song of Praise                            Benedictus es, Domine


Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; on the throne of your majesty, glory to you. Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you, beholding the depths; in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;we will praise you and highly exalt you

for ever.

 

The Epistle                                                                                                1 Peter 1:3-9

 

A reading from Peter

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith-- being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire-- may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.  The Word of the Lord.    Thanks be to God.

 

Canticle 18    A Song to the Lamb          Dignus es          Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 13

 

Splendor and honor and kingly power are yours by right, O Lord our God,
For you created everything that is, and by your will they were created and have their being; And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain, for with your blood you have redeemed for God, From every family, language, people, and nation, a kingdom of priests to serve our God. And so, to him who sits upon the throne, and to Christ the Lamb, Be worship and praise, dominion and splendor, for ever and for evermore.

 

The Holy Gospel                                                                                  John 20:19-31

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Christ according to John.     Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe." A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.        The Gospel of the Lord.    Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon

 

The Apostles' Creed             Officiant and People together, all standing

 

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.

The Lord be with you.   And also with you.    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

 

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

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

 

The Collect

 

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

A Collect for Sundays

 

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 Grace

 

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

A Prayer for Spiritual Communion       

 

Grant, O Lord Jesus Christ,  that as the hem of your garment,  touched in faith, healed the woman  who could not touch your body,  so the soul of your servant may be  healed by like faith in you,  whom I cannot now sacramentally receive;  through your tender mercy,  who lives and reigns with the Father  in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God,  word without end. Amen.

 

The General Thanksgiving     Officiant and People

 

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.

 

Let us bless the Lord.   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.

 

Announcements

 

Altar flowers are given by Barb Press in memory of her mother, Barbara E. Press.

 

Sunday services will continue to be available on our YouTube channel. You can easily access the church through the Facebook page.

A special thank you to everyone for continuing your pledge payment even though you are not coming to church. Our March income was down some, but our year-to-date income has exceeded our expenses.

 

Do you have photos and info of something that has brought you joy and comfort during this time of social distancing? Dea Podhajsky would love to use them in the next newsletter. Please submit your contributions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We will have the office staff coming into the office at periodic times and they will check for voice mails. If you need immediate assistance, please call my cell phone at either 480-980-1982 (no Texts) or 614-589-0173 (personal cell phone). Fr. Bob

 

Compline and morning prayer will be offered during the week through Z00M. Call or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign-up.  Please check Facebook and the web page for the schedule.      Fr. Bob.

 

Thank you to everyone who is helping us keep in touch. A special thank you to Dea, Cheryl, Jan, Dana, Gordon, Elena, Bill and Peter for helping with social media.

 

We ask your prayers for those in our Prayer Circle, others whose names we do not

know and for the following who have requested prayers:

 

 

Bee

Jacob

Mary Ann

Ernest D

Len G

Lois&daughters

Tim

Del R

Jenny

Rene

Bill S

Dave K

Fred

Kim

Michael M

Amy W

Robbie F

Rachael

Nathan

Gary

Doris H

Ken

Nancy

Paul & Peter G

Terry

Jane K

Karen D

Karl

Patricia

Robin & Nate P

Allen

George

Beth

Ruth

Casie J

Ken & Lydia

Patty

Todd

Chet & Margie

Ashley

Linda S

Linda Jo

Susan

Norma

Harry W

Dave D

Allen D

Tiffany Ann

Janet

Tara A

Randy

Andrew

Cleta R

Charlene & Ray

Cherie

Bill

Reva

Mari

Billy

Isabel H

Clint

Juan

Theresa

Steve P

Frances

Bobbie H

 

 

Prayer Circle names will remain on the list for at least a month. Please call the office at 480-986-1145 or record on the sheet additions or deletions, noting those who should remain on. We remember Margie Wauters aunt, Edith Derbyshire who has died.

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