Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 5): Bulletin & Readings for Sunday June 6, 2021

This bulletin includes the order of service as well as the readings for a Eucharistic Service. The items in bold italics are intended for you to speak while you are at the service, on the zoom call (while muted), or as you watch along with the video once it has been posted.

Prelude Hymn

H-686 “Come, thou font of every blessing”
Played by John Cafaro, Minister of Music

Music: Nettleton, melody from A Repository of Sacred Music, Part II. 1813, from the Episcopal Hymnal, 1982. Used by permission.

Opening Acclamation

Blessed are you, holy and living One.
You come to your people and set them free.

(silence is kept)

Hymn of Praise

LV-246 “Praise, Praise, Honor and Glory”

Text and Music: Don Sasser; © 1982 Gospel Publishing House in {Chorus and Scripture Songs}. All Rights Reserved. CCLI Copyright License #20716203 + Streaming License A 20716210

Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Liturgy of the Word

The Lessons

Readings Lector: Joan

The First Lesson

Reader: A reading from Genesis 3:8-15

They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” 14The LORD God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”

Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
People: Thanks be to God!

Psalm 130

Voice 1:  Paul Voice 2:  Congregation

1Out of the depths have I called to you, O LORD; LORD, hear my voice; let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2If you, LORD, were to note what is done amiss, O Lord, who could stand?
3For there is forgiveness with you; therefore you shall be feared.
4I wait for the LORD; my soul waits for God; in God’s word is my hope.
5My soul waits for the LORD, more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
6O Israel, wait for the LORD, for with the LORD there is mercy;
7with God there is plenteous redemption, God shall redeem Israel from all their sins.

The Second Lesson

2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1

Readings Lector: Joan

Reader: Today’s Epistle is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians.

13Just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—”I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

16So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

5:1For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Reader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.

Thanks be to God.

The Gospel

Mark 3:20-35

The holy Gospel of our Saviour Jesus Christ according to Mark.

Glory to you, O Christ.

The crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and his disciples] could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

28“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—30for they had said, “He
has an unclean spirit.”

31Then Jesus’ mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” 33And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

The holy Gospel of the Christ.
Praise to you, O Christ.

(A pause for reflection follows the Gospel.)

The Sermon

The Rev’d S. Elizaveth Searle, Vicar

(A pause for reflection follows the Sermon.)

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. 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 truly human. 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.

Prayers of the People at Pentecost

(The Intercessor and People pray responsively. Particular concerns may be inserted after each bidding, either silently or aloud.)

Intercessor Lead:  Hank      Response:  Congregation

We pray for the church, for all Christians everywhere, for Carlye, our Bishop, for all priests and ministers, for Elizabeth, our Vicar, and for all in our parish.

(all pause for silent prayer)

Gracious God, may your Spirit give strength to all your people as they work and witness in your world. Unite us in your truth and love and help us to show your love to others.

God of love
Grant our prayer.

God our creator, we pray for all people in places where there is war or famine.

(all pause for silent prayer)

We ask that you would move us to share the good gifts that you have given to us. May those who lead the nations of the world be given the wisdom to accomplish justice and mercy.

God of love
Grant our prayer.

We pray for our community and for all who live and work in this area.

(all pause for silent prayer)

God our Defender, we pray for our families and friends. Move us to help each other as you love and help us.

God of love
Grant our prayer.

Compassionate God, we pray for those in need, for the sick and those in hospital, and for all those who are sad, lonely, or discouraged; move us to be a blessing to all those we now name, silently or aloud.

God of love
Grant our prayer.

We remember all those who have died.

(all pause for silent prayer)

God of hope, we thank you that not even death can separate us from your love, and we pray for all who mourn, that they may feel your care for them.

God of love
Grant our prayer.

We pray for ourselves – for all that we will do this week, and for all those whom we will meet.

(all pause for silent prayer)

Loving God, we give the coming week into your hands. Be with us in all that we do, free us to live in the time and experiences before us, and help us to learn and grow in them.

God of love
Grant our prayer.

These things, O God, that your servants have prayed for, give us grace to work for and in the purpose of your love, answer our prayers and fulfill our hopes for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Confession of Sin

Let us confess our sins to God.

God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen.


Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through the grace of Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.

The Peace

The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

The Liturgy of Holy Communion

The Offertory

Walk in love as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:2)
(All stand, as able.)
(The Oblations Bearers bring the bread and wine to the altar.)
(The Doxology is sung as the Offering Baskets are brought forward.)


H-380, V3

(Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), para. of Psalm 117; Music: Old 100th, melody from Pseaumes octante trois de David, 1551, alt.; harm. after Louis Bourgeois (1510?-1561?); Licensed for Use: CCLI Copyright License 20716203; CCLI Streaming License 20716210

Thanksgiving Over the Offering

Blessed be God, who feeds the hungry, who raises the poor, who fills our praise.
Blessed be God forever and ever. Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving

It is truly right, and good and joyful, to give you thanks, all-holy God, source of life and fountain of mercy. You have filled us and all creation with your blessing and fed us with your constant love; you have redeemed us in Jesus Christ and knit us into one body. Through your Spirit you replenish us and call us to fullness of life. Therefore, joining with Angels and Archangels and with the faithful of every generation, we lift our voices with all creation as we sing:

The Sanctus

WLP-858 “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord” Land of Rest

Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of the universe and giver of life. You formed us in your own image and called us to dwell in your infinite love. You gave the world into our care that we might be your faithful stewards and show forth your bountiful grace. But we failed to honor your image in one another and in ourselves; we would not see your goodness in the world around us; and so we violated your creation, abused one another, and rejected your love. Yet you never ceased to care for us, and prepared the way of salvation for all people. Through Abraham and Sarah, you called us into covenant with you. You delivered us from slavery, sustained us in the wilderness, and raised up prophets to renew your promise of salvation. Then, in the fullness of time, you sent your eternal Word, made mortal flesh in Jesus. Born into the human family, and dwelling among us, he revealed your glory.

On the night before he died for us, Our Savior Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his friends, and said:

Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you; do this for the remembrance of me.

As supper was ending, Jesus 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 poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Remembering his death and resurrection, we now present to you from your creation this bread and this wine. By your Holy Spirit may they be for us the Body and Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Grant that we who share these gifts may be filled with the Holy Spirit and live as Christ’s Body in the world. Bring us into the everlasting heritage of your daughters and sons, that with all your saints, past, present, and yet to come, we may praise your Name for ever. Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honor, glory, and praise, for ever and ever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we pray,

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, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

The living bread is broken for the life of the world.
Lord, unite us in this sign.
The gifts of God for the People of God.

(AT THE COMMUNION: We encounter the Real Presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in this Sacrament of Holy Communion. All who desire a closer relationship with God are encouraged to come forward: for a Blessing or, if you are baptized, for the Bread and Wine. NOTE: Until all restrictions have been lifted, only the bread is offered for communion.)

(Please wait for an usher until forming a distanced line in the aisle and come forward to receive from the priest, keeping a minimum distance of two full pew widths.)

The Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray.

God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue forever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

The Blessing of God’s People

And now may the peace of God be in your heart
The grace of God be in your words
The love of God be in your hands
The joy of God be in your soul
and in the song that your life sings. Amen.

Sending Hymn

WLP-775 “Give Thanks for Life” Sine nomine
Sung by Lisa Masiello, Soloist
Played by John Cafaro

From Wonder, Love and Praise Hymnal (Church Publishing, Incorp.), Text: Shirley Erena Murray
(b.1931), Music: Ralph Vaughn Williams.

  1. Give thanks for life, the measure of our days, mortal, we pass through beauty that decays, yet sing to God our hope, our love, our praise, Alleluia, Alleluia!
  2. Give thanks for those who made their life a light caught from the Christ flame bursting through the night, who touched the truth, who burned for what is right, Alleluia, Alleluia!
  3. And for our own, our living and our dead, thanks for the love by which our life is fed, a love not changed by time or death or dread, Alleluia, Alleluia!
  4. Give thanks for hope, that like the wheat, the grain lying in darkness does its life retain, in resurrection to grow green again. Alleluia, Alleluia!


LV-196 “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

TEXT: Robert Robinson (1735-1790), alt.; Music Arrangement: ©Eugene Hancock

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
Thanks be to God, alleluia!

The Altar Flowers Today are for:

For Hank Allen Jr. by The Allen Family
Sharon Conroy by Ruth Angelo

Ministers in this Service

Celebrant & Preacher:  The Rev’d S. Elizabeth Searle
Altar Guild/Flowers: Susan J, JoAnn N
Tech Vergers: Hank A, Shanna A, Henry S

Notes: This Eucharist has been adapted from Enriching Our Worship (EOW), Church Publishing Company, New York: 2008, and from Celebrating Eucharist, by the Rev’d Bosco Peters, Church of New Zealand, Rights to all Music included herein is authorized for use under CCLI Copyright License A 20716203 + Streaming License A 20716210.

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