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Rite II Worship Bulletin June 26, 2022

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Welcome to St. Christopher Episcopal Church. Our Mission: To restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. We are blessed to have you join us for worship today! Are You Joining Us for the First Time? Please fill out a visitor card found in a pew or online Child Care is available in the Nursery during the morning, beginning at 7:45 a.m. Infants to children aged 4 are welcome. Christian Education for All Ages takes place at 9:10 a.m. Restrooms are located outside the Sanctuary in the Narthex before the entrance to the Nursery and outside Buckner Hall in the Christian Education Wing. Need more information? Outreach (care for the community) and Inreach (care for the church family) are of the greatest importance to our mission in Christ here at St. Christopher. We are happy to address all your questions and assist you in your transition into our parish family. Visit our website for details on our worship services, parish ministries, and activities at . 2508 St. Christopher Avenue League City, TX 77573 281-332-5553

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THIS WEEK AT ST. CHRISTOPHER SUNDAY, 6/26 8:00 a.m. Rite I; 9:10 a.m. St. Chris Kids Sunday School; No Adult Christian Education; 10:00 a.m. Rite II *; 11:10 a.m. Contemporary* 11:00 a.m. Choir Rehearsal MONDAY, 6/27 12:00 p.m. Noonday Prayer via Zoom; 6:30 p.m. Evening Growth Group via Zoom; 6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts; 6:30 p.m. Vestry Meeting TUESDAY, 6/28 6:30 p.m. Evening Growth Group WEDNESDAY, 6/29 7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer via Zoom; 6:30 p.m. Sharing Faith Dinner in Parish Hall THURSDAY, 6/30 6:30 p.m. Thursday Ladies Bible Study & Fellowship; 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Contemporary Band Practice FRIDAY, 7/1 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer via Zoom; 10:00 a.m. Weekday Worship Service SATURDAY, 7/2 7:30 a.m. Men’s Fellowship @ Rudy’s BBQ & Zoom SUNDAY, 7/3 8:00 a.m. Rite I; 9:10 a.m. Christian Education- All Ages; 10:00 a.m. Rite II *; 11:10 a.m. Contemporary* 11:00 a.m. Choir Rehearsal *in-person & online service CONNECT WITH US Submit A Prayer Request Fill out a prayer request card or make a prayer request online at Follow us on Facebook Watch worship Live, get updates, announcements and more! Parish Calendar To view the parish calendar online, go to our calendar homepage PARISH NEWS Parish Survey! In 2018, we engaged in a parish survey that launched our strategic plan. As we navigate out of the pandemic, it is time to reassess and reengage our strategic plan. The first step is a new parish survey, and we need your feedback! By completing the survey, which should take you approximately 10 minutes, you will ensure your voice is heard as we craft a new strategic plan for our congregation. Find the survey at

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St. Chris Kids Sunday School St. Chris Kids PreK thru 5th join us in Classroom 5 at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, June 26th and July 3rd, for fun and lessons. Our lessons will conclude about 9:55 a.m. in time for our 10:00 a.m. Eucharist. Adult Sunday School in Recess Sunday School for all ages will be in recess June 26th, and July 3rd. We will resume Sunday School for adults beginning July 10th. Silent Prayer There is so much activity and noise in our everyday lives that most need to learn stillness. Once we begin down the road of stillness, our minds can be quickly distracted by our thoughts. Prayer is the lifeblood of faith. Through prayer, God calls us into a deeper relationship with God. Silent prayer allows us to sit in stillness in the silence of God. Silent Prayer is held each Tuesday morning at 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the lounge. Join us! Hosted by St. Christopher LPA's. Sharing Faith Dinner Due to COVID concerns and hosting in homes, the Sharing Faith Dinners night on Wednesday, June 29th will shift to a potluck dinner in the parish hall on the same night with Sharing Faith Tables. We will begin at 6:30 p.m. Upon arrival that evening, every person will be assigned a specific table. Please bring an entrée or side dish to share and join us for this evening of fellowship and community! A special thank you to those families that offered their homes. Anchor Point’s Pathway to Hope Camp Anchor Point’s Pathway to Hope Camp is a therapeutic family camp for families with children who are struggling LAST DAY TO COLLECT! We will be collecting the following items for Anchor Point’s Hope Camp: *Black Forest Gummy Bears, *Black Forest Juice Bursts, *Yum Earth Lollipops, *Yum Earth Hard Candies, *Karr’s Trail Mix, *Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit mix, *Atomic Fire Balls, *Beef Jerky, *Scrapbooking items (washi/decorative tape), *Construction paper, *White cardstock, *White 1 in Binders with the clear cover on the front. A collection container can be found near the Welcome Center. St. Christopher Playground Campaign Thank you to everyone who has donated! We have raised a little over 62% of our goal for a total so far of $30,913. We still have more to go. Please see brochure for more information on campaign and a call for the entire congregation to participate. Brochures are located at the Worship Entrance and entrance to Buckner Hall. ICM Collection Located near the Worship Door Entrance, look for the black tub available to receive donations of non-perishable food, hygiene and paper products for the needy. Also, look for the tub placed in Buckner Hall's entrance. Items needed are either monthly wish list items and/or pantry essentials and hygiene items: WISH LIST – published monthly, focus on one or more product(s). July’s wish item is Canned Goods.

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IN OUR PRAYERS Pray for our members. Please pray for those in the armed forces and in civilian support positions. Pray for the people of Ukraine. Those in our Parish and Extended Parish Family: Becky, Donny, Tommy, Wilma, Angela, Rhonda, Taylor, Gloria, The DeSoto Family, Daniel, Lucy, Josh, Mark, The Vincenzo Family; Marlaine; Snider Family; Tony; Bob; Madelyn & Son; The May Family, Collette, Matt, Ida, Marianne, The Lipscombe, Robert, Randy, Elijah, Georgie, Rob, Ken, The Finger Family, The Brown Family, Kenneth, Silvio, Jessie, Pat, The Thompson Family, Ashley, Mary, Matthew, Amy. Father Brian is available to bring the sacrament on the 1st Sunday of the month following communion, and at other times as requested, to the shut-ins and those too ill to come to worship. If you know of someone who needs the sacrament brought to them, please have the individual or family notify the office. PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING JUNE/JULY BIRTHDAYS JUNE ANNIVERSARIES ** Please make any corrections directly into Breeze (our online directory or in the app); online or contact the parish office. 6/1 Blake Griffin 6/16 Jo Keogh 6/1 Katie Shveda 6/16 Chelsea Montero 6/2 Brian Derowski 6/20 Tom Lamb 6/3 Ellen Cook 6/20 Meg Schramm 6/3 Ricardo Villarreal 6/25 Carolina Batres 6/6 Patricia LaChance 6/25 David Ferris 6/8 Nancy Matthews 6/25 Quinn Higginbotham 6/10 Paula Kingsbury 6/25 David Martin 6/10 Robert Pruessner 6/26 Tony Trevino 6/11 Dominic Kingsbury 6/27 Mary Taylor-Vallon 6/11 Barbara Sweeny 6/28 William Anzaldua 6/12 Michelle Barratt 6/28 Heather Reynolds 6/14 Judy Saenz 6/29 Ida Bramlet 6/15 Will Hensel 7/1 David Crouch 6/15 Martha Vicroy 7/1 Doug Shaffer 6/12 Paul & Becky Sensat 6/17 Jack & Tara Hyland 6/24 Bob & Pat Akes 6/26 Jim & Dianne Hammond 06/28 John & Lisa Lothrop Altar Flowers To make an altar flower donation in remembrance or in celebration please contact the church office or go online to .

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3 The Holy Eucharist Rite II The Third Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:00 a.m. a.m.

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5 OPENING ACCLAMATION BCP p. 355 The people standing, the Celebrant says Celebrant Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen. COLLECT FOR PURITY BCP p. 355 The Celebrant may say Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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6 GLORY TO GOD S 280 The following is sung, all standing

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7 THE COLLECT OF THE DAY BCP p. 357 Celebrant The Lord be with you. People And also with you. Celebrant Let us pray. Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable to you; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Word FIRST READING: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 The people sit. A Lesson from the First book of Kings. 15The LORD said to [Elijah,] “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. 16Also 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. 19So he set out from there, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, who was plowing. There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle over him. 20He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” Then Elijah said to him, “Go back again; for what have I done to you?” 21He returned from following him, took the yoke of oxen, and slaughtered them; using the equipment from the oxen, he boiled their flesh, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out and followed Elijah, and became his servant. Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. Silence may follow.

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8 PSALM: Psalm 16 Remain seated. 1Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; * I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my good above all other.” 2All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, * upon those who are noble among the people. 3But those who run after other gods * shall have their troubles multiplied. 4Their libations of blood I will not offer, * nor take the names of their gods upon my lips. 5O LORD, you are my portion and my cup; * it is you who uphold my lot. 6My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; * indeed, I have a goodly heritage. 7I will bless the LORD who gives me counsel; * my heart teaches me, night after night. 8I have set the LORD always before me; * because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. 9My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; * my body also shall rest in hope. 10For you will not abandon me to the grave, * nor let your holy one see the Pit. 11You will show me the path of life; * in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore. SECOND READING: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 The people sit. A Lesson from Paul's letter to the Church in Galatia. 1For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 13For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. 14For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another. 16Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. 19Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, 21envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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9 22By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. 24And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. Silence may follow. SEQUENCE HYMN H 603 vv. 1, 2 WHEN CHRIST WAS LIFTED FROM THE EARTH All stand.

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10 GOSPEL: Luke 9:51-62 All stand. Priest The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke. People Glory be to thee, O Lord. 51When the days drew near for [Jesus] to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55But he turned and rebuked them. 56Then they went on to another village. 57As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Priest The Gospel of the Lord. People Praise be to thee, O Christ. SEQUENCE HYMN H 603 vv. 3, 4 WHEN CHRIST WAS LIFTED FROM THE EARTH SERMON THE NICENE CREED BCP p. 358 The People stand as they are able. We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

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11 We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE BCP p. 392 The People kneel as they are able. In peace, we pray to you, Lord God. Silence For all people in their daily life and work; For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone. For this community, the nation, and the world; For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace. For the just and proper use of your creation; For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression. For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble; For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

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12 For the peace and unity of the Church of God; For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth. For Michael our Presiding Bishop, and Andy, Jeff, Kai, and Hector our Bishop(s); and for all bishops and other ministers; For all who serve God in his Church. For the special needs and concerns of this congregation. Silence Hear us, Lord; For your mercy is great. We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life. Silence We will exalt you, O God our King; And praise your Name for ever and ever. We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. Silence Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them; Who put their trust in you. We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins. Silence may be kept. Leader and People Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; in your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Priest stands and says 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. THE PEACE BCP p. 360 All stand. Celebrant The peace of the Lord be always with you. People And also with you. Then the Ministers and the People may greet one another in the name of the Lord

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13 The Holy Communion OFFERTORY SENTENCE The Celebrant and people say Jesus Christ never changes! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 OFFERTORY 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 . The Great Thanksgiving BCP p. 367 The People remain standing. Celebrant The Lord be with you. People And also with you. Celebrant Lift up your hearts. People We lift them to the Lord. Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People It is right to give him thanks and praise. Facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. For you are the source of light and life; you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

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14 SANCTUS S 125 Celebrant and People BCP p. 368 The People stand or kneel. The Celebrant continues We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life. On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore, according to his command, O Father, Celebrant and People We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory;

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15 BCP p. 369 The Celebrant continues And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN. THE LORD’S PRAYER BCP p. 363 And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, People and Celebrant 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, forever and ever. Amen. The Breaking of the Bread FRACTION ANTHEM BCP p. 364 Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia. INVITATION BCP p. 364 The Celebrant says The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

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17 COMMUNION HYMN H 513 LIKE THE MURMUR OF THE DOVE'S SONG POST-COMMUNION PRAYER BCP p. 365 After Communion, the Celebrant says Let us pray. Celebrant and People Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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19 BLESSING DISMISSAL Priest Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. People Thanks be to God. From Copyright © 2022 Church Publishing Inc. All rights reserved.

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20 Parish Staff Rector The Rev. Brian Cannaday Assisting Clergy The Rev. Cn. Bill Bryant Assisting Clergy The Rev. Jim Nelson Parish Administrator Alyssa Kelley Contemporary Worship Leader Nicole Gerry Lay Minister John Lothrop Bookkeeper Carla Homer Facilities Manager Dan Keener MDO Director Tami Martinez Vestry Senior Warden Katie Gardner Junior Warden David Crouch Membership/Fellowship Warden Lupe Carrillo Finance Warden Greg Decker Kitchen Warden Kyle Farmer Worship Warden Will Hensel Strategic Planning Warden Julie Howell Membership/Fellowship Warden Jane Montgomery Grounds and Safety Warden Sonny Morrison Worship Warden Elijah Taylor Clerk Cheryl Tolbert Chancellor Jim McCalla St. Christopher Episcopal Church 2508 St. Christopher Avenue League City, TX 77573 281-332-5553