Order of Service

St. Paul’s

Anglican Church

March 8, 2020

The Second Sunday in Lent

*Processional Hymn 385 Austria “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” (b–you may bow as the cross processes)

^Collect for Purity                                                      Page 67

^The Summary of the Law                                          Page 69

^Kyrie (Hymnal 702)

            Lord have mercy upon us.

            Christ, have mercy upon us.

            Lord, have mercy upon us.

Minister: The Lord be with you.

Answer: And with thy spirit.

Minister: Let us pray

^Collect for the Day                                        Page 127

Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

^Collect for Lent                                           Page 124

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Epistle:  I Thessalonians 4:1

WE beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

*Hymn No. 253 Luebeck  “Spread, O Spread, Thou Mighty Word”

The Minister begins the Gospel with

Minister: (+) The Holy Gospel is written in the 15th Chapter of the Gospel according to St. Matthew beginning at the 21st verse.

 People: Glory be to thee, O Lord.

*The Gospel: St.  Matthew 15:21

JESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

After the Gospel, the Minister concludes with

Minister: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

People: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

*The Nicene Creed                                                      Page 71

I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible: And in one (b) Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God; Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all things were made: (b) Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man: And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried: And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures: And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father: And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.

            And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is (b) worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the Prophets: And I believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church: I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins: (+) And I look for the Resurrection of the dead: And the Life of the world to come.  Amen.




*Doxology (Hymnal 139)

^The Prayer for the State of Christ’s Church             Page 74

^The Exhortation by the Minister                               Page 75 

^The Prayer of Confession                                         Page 75


ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  Maker of all things. Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness. Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed. Against thy Divine Majesty Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.  We do earnestly repent. And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable.   Have mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake. Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee in newness of life. To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


^The Absolution                                                         Page 76

^The Comfortable Words of Scripture                       Page 76

^The Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts)                Page 76

            Priest: Lift up your hearts.

            Answer: We lift them up unto the Lord.

            Priest: Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

            Answer: It is meet and right so to do.

Priest: It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.   Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,

^Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) Hymnal 704

            Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.  Amen.

^The Prayer of Consecration                         Page 80

^The Prayer of Oblation                                Page 80

^The Prayer of Invocation                             Page 81

^The Lord’s Prayer                                        Page 82          

^The Prayer of Humble Access                       Page 82


^The Agnus Dei (Hymnal 706)

            O Lamb of God that takest away the Sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

            O Lamb of God that takest away the Sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

            O Lamb of God that takest away the Sins of the world, grant us thy peace.

Hymns at the Distribution

No. 416 Beatitudo “O for a Closer Walk with God”

 No. 34 Penitence  “In the Hour of Trial”                       

^The Post-Communion Prayer                       Page 83

^Kneeling Hymn No. 499 St. Petersburg “Before Thy Throne, O

God, We Kneel” (First Stanza)

^The Blessing                                                  Page 84

*Recessional Hymn No. 445 Sturges  “Christ Leads Me through No Darker Rooms”

* The Congregation Stands

^  Kneeling

(+) You may make the sign of the cross

(b) You may bow

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