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Christ Church Cathedral

TWENT-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:
HARVEST THANKSGIVING AND PARISH GIFT DAY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2017

HOLY COMMUNION
(9:00 A.M.)

Order of Service

(Order of service, Page 98, Book of Common Prayer)
Celebrant: Dean Patrick L. AdderleyRev’d. Fr. Colin Humes
Organists: Dr. Sparkman Ferguson and Raymond Antonio
Choir:
Mass Setting: Dr. Sparkman Ferguson

Organ Prelude:
Choral Introit: Enter His Gates
Introit Hymn: No. 717 - Praise, O Praise Our God And King
The Collect:
    Harvest Thanksgiving: Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labours of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.
    Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost: Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD


The Kyrie
The Gloria
The First Lesson:
A Reading from the Word of God written in Deuteronomy 8:1-3, 6-10, 17-20
    Moses said to all Israel, “This entire commandment that I command you today you must diligently observe, so that you may live and increase, and go in and occupy the land that the LORD promised on oath to your ancestors. Remember the long way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commandments. He humbled you by letting you hunger, then by feeding you with manna, with which neither you nor your ancestors were acquainted, in order to make you understand that one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Therefore keep the commandments of the LORD your God, by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the LORD your God for the good land that he has given you.” “Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.’ But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors, as he is doing today. If you do forget the LORD your God and follow other gods to serve and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. Like the nations that the LORD is destroying before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.”

Psalm Psalm 65:9-14
Beatus vir qui non abiit

    9 You visit the earth and water it abundantly; you make it very plenteous; *the river of God is full of water.

    10 You prepare the grain, *for so you provide for the earth.

    11 You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; *with heavy rain you soften the ground and bless its increase.

    12 You crown the year with your goodness, *and your paths overflow with plenty.

    13 May the fields of the wilderness be rich for grazing, *and the hills be clothed with joy.

    14 May the meadows cover themselves with flocks, and the valleys cloak themselves with grain; *let them shout for joy and sing.

    Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; As it was in the beginning is now: and shall be forever, Amen.


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The Epistle:
A Reading from the word of God written in James 1:17-18, 21-27
    Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing. If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Gradual Hymn: No. 725 - We Plough The Fields, And Scatter

The Gospel:
A Reading from the word of God written in Matthew 6:25-33
    Jesus said, “I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
THE SERMON


Preacher: Rev’d. Fr. Colin Humes

THE PRAYERS

The Nicene Creed
The Intercession
The Act of Penitence
The Absolution

THE GREETING OF PEACE

Hymn for the Peace: No. 846 - Bless The Lord, O My Soul

THE OFFERTORY

Offertory Anthem: Look At the World

The Doxology
    Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
    Praise Him all creatures here below;
    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Preparation Hymn: No. 324 - Lord of lords and King Eternal
Eucharistic Prayer: A
Sanctus
Lord's Prayer
Agnus Dei
Communion Meditation:

Communion Hymn: No. 223 - Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Welcome and Notices

POST COMMUNION AND DISMISSAL


Post Communion Prayer
The Dismissal
Recessional Hymn: No. 708 - Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Postlude: