Christ Church Cathedral
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2017
Order of Service
(Order of service, Page 98, Book of Common Prayer)
Celebrant: Dean Patrick L. Adderley
Organists: Dr. Sparkman Ferguson & Raymond Antonio
Mass Setting: Dr. Sparkman Ferguson
Processional Hymn: No. 378 - O Worship the King All Glorious Above (Hanover)
Introit Hymn: No. 3 - Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
The First Lesson:
A Reading from the Word of God written in 1 Kings 19:9-18
At Horeb, the mount of God, Elijah came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He answered, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.” He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He answered, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.” Then the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
8 I will listen to what the Lord God is saying, *for he is speaking peace to his faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to him.
9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *that his glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth have met together; *righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, *and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed grant prosperity, *and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him, *and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.
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.
A Reading from the word of God written in Romans 10:5-15
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Gradual Hymn: No. 397 - Lord Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw)
A Reading from the word of God written in Matthew 14:22-33
Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Preacher: Dean Patrick L. Adderley
The Nicene Creed
The Act of Penitence
THE GREETING OF PEACE
Hymn for the Peace: No. 296 - There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Offertory Solo: Deep River (Mr. K. Quincy Parker, Baritone)
Offertory Hymn: No. 302 - City Of God, How Far And Wide (Richmond)
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. 427 - Through All The Changing Scenes Of Life (Wiltshire)
Eucharistic Prayer: A
Communion Meditation: Cathy Jirjahlke (Violin)
Communion Hymn: No. 326 - Lord Of Our Life, And God Of Our Salvation
Communion Solo: Ave Maria (Mr. K. Quincy Parker, Baritone)
Welcome and Notices
COMMUNION AND DISMISSAL
Post Communion Prayer
Recessional Hymn: No. 479 - Thine For Ever! God Of Love (Newington)