Fr. Brian Capanna, Rector; Fr. Don Kroeger, Rector Emeritus; Deacon: Rev. Dee Renner
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Opening Song: “Build Your Kingdom Here”
Come set Your rule and reign in our hearts again
Increase in us we pray, unveil why we're made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope like wildfire in our very souls,
Holy Spirit come invade us now--- We are Your church, we need Your pow'r in us
We seek Your kingdom first, we hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives for You're our joy and prize
To see the captives' hearts released, the hurt, the sick, the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for heaven's cause--- We are Your church, we pray revive this earth
Build Your kingdom here, let the darkness fear. Show Your mighty hand, heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire, win this nation back. Change the atmosphere, build Your kingdom here we pray Unleash Your kingdom's pow'r, reaching the near and far
No force of hell can stop, Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this, awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ--- We are Your church, we are the hope on earth
G One of our Anglican bishops taught us about this special time of fellowship. Since we are partners in worship, we briefly greet those around us and enter into worship with a sense of community and friendship. Please sit near others, say hello and shake a few hands! We are here to celebrate!
reeting Announcements Fr. Brian or Fr. Don will point out noteworthy events. Announcement reels play on the screen before and after the service.
The Acclamation Celebrant Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
People And blessed be His kingdom, now and forever The Collect for Purity 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. Song of Praise: “Blessed Be Your Name” Blessed be Your Name in the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow, blessed be Your Name
Blessed be Your Name when I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness, blessed be Your Name
Every blessing You pour out I'll turn back to praise. When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say,
Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Blessed be Your Name!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Blessed be Your glorious Name! Blessed be Your Name when the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be, blessed be Your Name
Blessed be Your Name on the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering, blessed be Your Name
You give and take away, You give and take away.
My heart will choose to say, “Lord, blessed be Your name”
The Collect of the Day
The Collect is a collection of the prayers of God’s people. This prayer asks God to prepare our hearts to love Him and praise Him properly and it changes every week to match the overall theme of the Sunday. Saying this collecting prayer also unites us in worship with the 78 million Anglicans worldwide who are also saying this same prayer today.
Celebrant The Lord be with you.
People And with your spirit.
Celebrant Let us pray.
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Scripture Lessons
The Bible is at the heart of our worship, because in it we read and understand the very words of God. Every word in the Bible has come from God and is vitally important so that we can know His heart and His truth. Each week during our service, we read a section of the Old Testament, a Psalm, a section from the New Testament, and a reading from the Gospels. If you do not have your own Bible, we would like to give you one as a free gift – please speak to a clergy member or an usher.
The Old Testament: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 9 “The Lord your God will then make you successful in everything you do. He will give you many children and numerous livestock, and he will cause your fields to produce abundant harvests, for the Lord will again delight in being good to you as he was to your ancestors. 10 The Lord your God will delight in you if you obey his voice and keep the commands and decrees written in this Book of Instruction, and if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul. 11 “This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach. 12 It is not kept in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven and bring it down so we can hear it and obey?’ 13 It is not kept beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear it and obey?’14 No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it. The Word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God Psalm 25:1-14
1 O Lord, I give my life to you.
2 I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
3 No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced,
but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.
4 Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.
5 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
6 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past.
7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.
8 The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
9 He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.
10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
11 For the honor of your name, O Lord, forgive my many, many sins.
12 Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose.
13 They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land.
14 The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant.
Epistle Lesson: Colossians 1:1-14
This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. 2 We are writing to God’s holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace. 3 We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, 5 which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News. 6 This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. 7 You learned about the Good News from Epaphras, our beloved co-worker. He is Christ’s faithful servant, and he is helping us on your behalf. 8 He has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you. 9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. 11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, 12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. 13For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. The Word of the Lord.
People Thanks be to God Gospel Hymn: “Holy Spirit” Holy Spirit, living Breath of God, breathe new life into my willing soul
Let the presence of the risen Lord come renew my heart and make me whole
Cause Your Word to come alive in me, give me faith for what I cannot see
Give me passion for Your purity, Holy Spirit breathe new life in me
Holy Spirit come abide within, may Your joy be seen in all I do
Love enough to cover ev'ry sin in each thought and deed and attitude
Kindness to the greatest and the least, gentleness that sows the path of peace
Turn my strivings into works of grace, breath of God show Christ in all I do
Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Luke.
People Glory to you, Lord Christ. Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” 27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” 29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
31 “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. 32 A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side. 33 “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. 34 Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35 The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’ 36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. 37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” The Gospel of the Lord.
People Praise to You, Lord Christ. Gospel Hymn Continued: “Holy Spirit” Holy Spirit from creation's birth, giving life to all that God has made
Show Your power once again on earth, cause Your church to hunger for Your ways
Let the fragrance of our pray'rs arise, lead us on the road of sacrifice
That in unity the face of Christ may be clear for all the world to see
From the earliest days of the Christian Church, the reading of Scripture has been followed by a teaching (or sermon) to help the believers understand how the Scriptures help us live our Christian lives. Throughout the year at Christ Church, you will hear sermons from Fr. Brian and Fr. Don or Deacon Dee.
This is a statement of our Christian belief that was written by an early counsel of Christians in Nicaea who wanted to create a simple statement of true Biblical Christianity. Note, the word “catholic” refers to the universal Christian church.
Let us confess our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, visible and invisible. 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, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and 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, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who 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
This is a time for group prayer as well as personal prayers. Please prayerfully respond to the leader with the words in bold type. And please add your own prayers of thanksgiving and intercession either silently or aloud when invited to do so. Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church and the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Help us to fulfill your great commission; making disciples of all nations; teaching them to obey all that you have commanded. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Give grace, heavenly Father, to all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and especially to Foley Beach, our Archbishop; Keith Andrews, our Bishop; Fr. Brian and Fr. Don, our Priests; and Dee Renner, our Deacon, that by their life and teaching, they may proclaim your true and life-giving Word, and rightly administer your holy Sacraments. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. We ask you to rule the hearts of all who govern us—for our Nation and its leaders. May they administer justice, govern wisely, and strive for the welfare and peace of the whole world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. We humbly ask you, gracious Lord, to comfort and strengthen all those who, in this earthly life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
I invite you to add your own thanksgivings or requests at this time.
We bless your holy Name for all your servants who departed this life in your faith and fear, praying you would grant us grace to follow their good examples, that with them we might partake in your heavenly kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
The Deacon concludes with the following prayer
Grant these our prayers, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. The Confession and Absolution of Sin Deacon We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who sincerely repent and with true faith turn to him, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Peace Celebrant The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
People And with your spirit.
Prayers for Traveling Mercies - (Pray together)
Hear, O Lord, the prayers of Your servant(s) and bless their journey(s). You, Who are present everywhere, shower upon them Your great mercy; so that, insured by Your protection against all dangers, they may return and offer to You their thanksgiving. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Birthday Prayer - (Pray together)
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor we pray on you servant as he begins another year. Grant that he may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen his trust in your goodness all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Anniversary Prayer and Blessing of the Marriage - (Celebrant only)
O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, bless, preserve, and keep you; the Lord mercifully with his favor look upon you, and fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace; that you may faithfully live together in this life, and in the age to come have life everlasting. Amen.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Psalm 96:8
You may place money (check or cash) in the offering plate that will go toward the work of Christ Church to build the kingdom of God in Fallbrook and beyond. You may enter into singing or simply listen, and you may sit or stand as you feel led. This is a time of offering our gifts to the Lord. Offertory Anthem: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” Beneath the cross of Jesus, I find a place to stand
For hands that should discard me, hold wounds which tell me come
Beneath the cross of Jesus my unworthy soul is won
Beneath the cross of Jesus, His family is my own
Once strangers chasing selfish dreams now one through grace alone
How could I now dishonor the ones that You have loved
Beneath the cross of Jesus, see the children called by God
Beneath the cross of Jesus, the path before the crown
We follow in His footsteps where promised hope is found
How great the joy before us to be His perfect bride
Beneath the cross of Jesus,we will gladly live our lives
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below,
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts, praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen. HOLY COMMUNION
The words of this part of the service are taken directly from the Biblical account of the Last Supper when Jesus took the bread and wine and invited the disciples to eat and drink of His body and blood. We do this in remembrance of Jesus, just as He instructed and we believe God is with us in this holy feast. Bells are an ancient tradition, from the days when only the priests could see communion being prepared. They are a signal to the people that sanctification is taking place.
Celebrant The Lord be with you.
People And with your spirit.
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 just and right so to do.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Through Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true promise, the Holy Spirit came down from heaven, lighting upon the disciples, to teach them, and to lead them into all truth; giving them boldness and fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel to all nations; by which we have been brought out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of you, and of your Son Jesus Christ. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:
“Christ Church Sanctus” Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord Almighty. Holy, Holy, Holy, God of Power and Might.
Holy, Holy, Holy, the whole earth is full… of your glory (repeat) Hosanna, save us! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord Almighty. Holy, Holy, Holy, God of Power and Might
Holy, Holy, Holy, the whole earth is full… of your glory. Holy, Holy, Holy… Holy, Holy, Holy… Lord God our Father: When we had sinned against you and become subject to evil and death, you sent your only Son into the world for our salvation; by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary he became flesh and dwelt among us. On the cross he offered himself once for all as our Redeemer, that by his suffering and death we might be saved. By his resurrection he broke the bonds of death, trampling hell and satan under his feet. After he ascended to your right hand in glory, you sent your Holy Spirit, that we might become your holy people.
On the night that he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my Body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.”
After supper, Jesus took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink this, all of you; for 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 in remembrance of me.”
Now sanctify these gifts that they may become for us the Body and Blood of your Son, Jesus Christ. Sanctify us also, that we may be filled with your Holy Spirit and manifest your presence and power in the world.
Therefore, heavenly Father, as we joyfully proclaim our Lord’s life, death, and resurrection, we offer ourselves, our souls and bodies, as a living sacrifice. Grant that we who partake of this Holy Communion may receive the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ, and be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him. At the last day bring us with all your saints into the fullness of your heavenly kingdom, where we shall see our Lord face to face.
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 forever. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer Celebrant And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to 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, forever and ever. Amen. The Fraction Celebrant Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
People Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia. Fraction Anthem: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice, which is more than liberty.
There is mercy with the Savior; there is healing in His blood.
For the love of God is broader than the measure of the mind;
And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful, we should take him at His word;
And our life would be thanksgiving for the goodness of the Lord.
The Ministration of Communion Celebrant Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. John 1:29, Revelation 19:9
All baptized Christians may receive Holy Communion. You may eat the bread and take a sip from the chalice or dip your bread into the chalice. Gluten free hosts are available upon request. All are welcomed to come forward for a blessing. If you are not receiving communion, simply cross your arms when you reach one of the priests. This indicates to them that you would like a special blessing.
Members of the healing ministry are available to pray for you or for your loved ones.
Communion Music “Good to Me” I cry out for your hand of mercy to heal me, I am weak, I need your love to free me.
Oh Lord, my Rock, my strength in weakness, come rescue me oh Lord. You are my hope, and your promise never fails me, and my desire is to follow you forever.
For you are good, for you are good, for you are good to me. (repeat)
“Holiness, Take my Life” Holiness, holiness is what I long for, holiness is what I need
Holiness, holiness is what You want from me
So take my heart and form it, take my mind transform it
Take my will conform it, to Yours, to Yours oh Lord Faithfulness, faithfulness… Righteousness, righteousness… The Post Communion Prayer Celebrant Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out into the world to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen. The Blessing The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.
Closing Hymn: “Hear the Call of the Kingdom”
Hear the call of the kingdom, lift your eyes to the King, let His song rise within you as a fragrant offering