Monday, February 25, 2019

Inclusive Liturgy at Castle Otttis, St. Augustine, Florida with Women Priests: Miriam Picconi ARCWP and Wanda Russell ARCWP

Left to right: Miriam Picconi ARCWP, Wanda Russell ARCWP presiding at inclusive Liturgy at Castle Otttis, St. Augustine, Florida


OPENING HYMN:                   
415    All Are Welcome  by Marty Haugen

Presider: In the name of God, our Creator, and of Jesus, our Redeemer, and of the Holy Spirit, our Sanctifier.
All: Amen

Presider: The grace of Jesus, the anointed One, and the love of God and the friendship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All: And also, with you.


Presider: Jesus, you call us to love our sisters and brothers as you love us. For the times when we have failed to love like you, Jesus have mercy.
All: Jesus, have mercy.

Presider:Jesus, you call us to welcome all in your name.

For the times we have responded to others with indifference,
Jesus have mercy.
All: Jesus, have mercy.

Presider: Jesus, you call us to be instruments of your peace in our homes our communities, and our world.

For the times we chose harsh words, fear, hatred, or violence over peace ,Jesus have mercy.
All: Jesus, have mercy.

Presider:    May our loving God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting now and forevermore.                 
All:             Amen.                       

All:             Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. We praise you, we love you, we worship you.  Jesus, beloved Son of God, our healer, teacher, liberator, you  free us to live in your love.  You are one with the Creator, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever.    Amen.  

Presider:   O Gracious God, pierce our souls with your love so that we may always long for you.  May our hearts always hunger and thirst for you, the source of life and wisdom. Be our hope, our peace, our refuge and help whom our hearts are rooted.   Amen.  

February 24, 2019 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Y C

Lector:         A reading from the first book of Samuel                                               I SAMUEL 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23

In those days, Saul went down to the desert of Ziph
with three thousand picked men of Israel,
to search for David in the desert of Ziph.
So David and Abishai went among Saul’s soldiers by night
and found Saul lying asleep within the barricade,
with his spear thrust into the ground at his head
and Abner and his men sleeping around him.

Abishai whispered to David:
“God has delivered your enemy into your grasp this day.
Let me nail him to the ground with one thrust of the spear;
I will not need a second thrust!”
But David said to Abishai, “Do not harm him,
for who can lay hands on the God’s anointed and remain unpunished?”
So David took the spear and the water jug from their place at Saul’s head,
and they got away without anyone’s seeing or knowing or awakening.
All remained asleep,
because God had put them into a deep slumber.

Going across to an opposite slope,
David stood on a remote hilltop
at a great distance from Abner, son of Ner, and the troops.
He said: “Here is the king’s spear.
Let an attendant come over to get it.
God will reward each man for his justice and faithfulness.
Today, though God delivered you into my grasp,
I would not harm God’s anointed.”

Lector:         The Word of God.               
ALL:              Thanks be to God.

Response:  God is kind and merciful.
Bless God, O my soul;
and all my being, bless God’s holy name.
Bless God, O my soul,
and forget not all God’s benefits.

God is kind and merciful.

God pardons all your iniquities,
heals all your ills.
God redeems your life from destruction,
crowns you with kindness and compassion.

R. God is kind and merciful.

Merciful and gracious is God,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness.
Not according to our sins does God deal with us,
nor does God requite us according to our crimes.

R. God is kind and merciful.

As far as the east is from the west,
so far has God put our transgressions from us.
As parents have compassion on their children,
so God has compassion on those who fear God.

R. GOD is kind and merciful.

Lector:     A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians
                      I CORINTHIANS 15:45-49
Brothers and sisters:
It is written, The first man, Adam, became a living being, 
the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
But the spiritual was not first;
rather the natural and then the spiritual.
The first man was from the earth, earthly;
the second man, from heaven.
As was the earthly one, so also are the earthly,
and as is the heavenly one, so also are the heavenly.
Just as we have borne the image of the earthly one,
we shall also bear the image of the heavenly one.

Lector:  The Word of God.                      ALL:  Thanks be to God.

Alleluia     JOHN 13:34
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

I give you a new commandment, says Jesus:
love one another as I have loved you.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Lector:  A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
              LUKE 6:27-38
ALL:      Glory and praise to you, O God.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“To you who hear I say,
love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
To the person who strikes you on one cheek,
offer the other one as well,
and from the person who takes your cloak,
do not withhold even your tunic.
Give to everyone who asks of you,
and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
For if you love those who love you,
what credit is that to you?
Even sinners love those who love them.
And if you do good to those who do good to you,
what credit is that to you?
Even sinners do the same.
If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment,
what credit is that to you?
Even sinners lend to sinners,
and get back the same amount.
But rather, love your enemies and do good to them,
and lend expecting nothing back;
then your reward will be great
and you will be children of the Most High,
for God is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
Be merciful, just as your God is merciful.

“Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give, and gifts will be given to you;
a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,
will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.” 
Lector:  The Good News of our salvation!                                                                                                        
 All: Glory and praise to you, Jesus Christ!                                                                                                                 



All: We believe in God, the Creator and lover of all. We believe in Jesus, the Christ, who shows us how to live in the fullness of God’s love. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the breath of God, who empowers us with spiritual gifts for loving service. We believe in God’s dwelling among all people and nations. We believe in the nurturing presence of Christ who fills us with abundant life as the Body of Christ at the table, on the table and around the table at the Banquet of Love. Amen.

OFFERTORY HYMN:    671    Loving and Forgiving        Scott Soper   
                                        OFFERTORY COLLECTION


Presider: Blessed are you, gracious God of all creation, through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life.

All: Blessed be God forever.

Presider: Blessed are you, gracious God of all creation, through your goodness we have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become our spiritual drink.

All: Blessed be God forever.

Presider: Pray my sisters and brothers, that as we celebrate this breaking of bread and blessing of wine, we accept more fully the mission of our Creator by actively living our response to God’s call.

All: May our gracious God accept these gifts for the praise and glory of God’s name, for our good, and the good of all God's church.


Presider: God is with you. All: And also with you.

Presider: Lift up your hearts.

All: We lift them up to God.

Presider: Let us give thanks and praise to our gracious God.

All: Indeed, it is right and just.

Voice 1: Ever loving God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks. In you we live and move and have our being. Each day you show us your love. Your spirit dwelling in us gives us the hope of unending joy with you. With thankful praise in the company of the angels, we glorify the wonders of your love as we proclaim:

All: Holy, Holy, Holy, God of tender compassion. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed are you who dwell in all things. Hosanna in the highest.

Voice 2: Gracious God, you set the table before us and invite all to share in this meal that celebrates your indwelling love everywhere. You call us to see the sacred in our everyday lives, to see your presence in each other and in all creation.

Voice 1: Nurturing God, we thank you for Jesus, your love made flesh, who came to show us how to live and love in communion with our sisters and brothers, especially those who suffer from poverty, illness and grief, and those who are rejected and marginalized by the church and society.

Presider: The night before Jesus died he showed the depth of his love. Jesus took bread in his hands, said the blessing, broke the bread and shared it with all those present saying:

(Please all extend hands as we recite the consecration together.)

All: “Take this, all of you, and eat it. This is my body which will be given up for you.”

Presider: At the end of the meal, Jesus took a cup of wine, and again he gave you thanks and praise, and then shared the cup with those present saying:

(Please all extend hands as we recite the consecration together.)

All: “Take this all of you, and drink from it. This is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all, for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.”

Presider: Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith:

All: In every creature that has ever breathed, Jesus has lived. In every living being that has passed on before us, Jesus has died. In everything yet to be, Jesus will come again.

Voice 2: Remember, O God, your church spread throughout the world. Make us one body in Christ. We honor the holy women and men, who have revealed your compassion, mercy and justice with the witness of their lives. We thank you for all who show us how to love unconditionally, and who have revealed by their witness, the inclusiveness of the Heart of God.

Voice 1: We remember those who are sick and suffering. May they be healed and comforted. We remember our loved ones and all who have died: (Pause briefly to remember and name the departed.) May they experience the joy and fullness of everlasting life in the embrace of our Compassionate God.

All: Through Jesus, with Jesus, and in Jesus, the love of God is poured out into the whole world through the power of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.


All: Our Father/Mother, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name…. All: For yours is the kindom, the power, and the glory, now and forever.



Presider: Jesus, You said to your disciples, “My peace I leave you.

My peace I give you.” Look on the faith of all and grant us the peace and unity of your kindom where you live forever and ever.

All: Amen.

Presider: May the peace of our gracious God be with you always.

All: And also with you.

Presider: Let us offer each other a sign of peace.


All: Loving God, you call us to speak truth to power. Grant us wisdom. Loving God, you call us to live the Gospel of peace and justice. Grant us courage. Loving God, you call us to be your presence in the world. Grant us peace.

Presider: This is Jesus, who liberates, heals and transforms our world. All are invited to partake of this sacred banquet of love.

All: Jesus, you make us worthy to receive you and become you for others. We are the body of Christ. Amen.

COMMUNION HYMN: The Beloved of God David Haas

Presider Life-giving God, through this sacrament of love which we have just received, nourish us and give us strength for the journey. Through the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us, may we continue to be faithful to the mission and ministry of spreading the Good News of Jesus’ love in the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus, the anointed one.

All: Amen.


Presider: May God be with you. All: And also with you.

Presider: Let us call upon our gracious God as we share blessings with each other.
All: Amen.

(Everyone please extend your hand’s in mutual blessing.)
All: May our gracious God, bless all here gathered in the name of God our Creator, our Redeemer and Sanctifier as we care and minister to one another in love for we are the people of God. Amen.


Presider: Go in peace. Let the service begin! All: Thanks be to God.

CONCLUDING HYMN: 636 Lead Me, Lord John Becker

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