Special Guest Appearance Rev. Stewart’s Kiteto presentation has been   moved to Sunday,    December 16  th.
Breaking News
Bible Study  Bible study willresume after church    on Sunday,  December 19  th.
Christmas Eve @ SSEC  Please join us on Monday, December 24   th at 7:00 p.m.for our traditional Christmas  Eve service. T...
Hit the Road, DragonJoin Kay and the gang onFriday, 12/21 at 7:00 pm. Bang a gong or rattle thosepots and pans as we smite...
We Have Been BlessedWe have adopted a familyof 4 from Seton House for  the Christmas season.Feel called to coordinate this...
Sock it to ‘em!We’ve gathered 216 pairs of socks and 82 pillow cases for the people of   Red Shirt Village.(If you helped,...
Dinner with SantaDeb has asked us to join herin supporting Dinner with Santa. This annual eventbrings gifts and Christmas ...
Holy Work, Batman!   The Diocese has anopening for a receptionist- administrative assistant.(More info on the Diocesan web...
Sunday Worship ScheduleToday, Dec 2 (Eucharist)   Next Sunday, Dec 9 (Eucharist)• WL: George               • WL: Temple• P...
The First Sunday   of Advent
Lighting of the  Advent Candle Longing for Light       Verse 1(on following slides)
The Processional Hymn     This is the DayDiocesan Songbook (blue) page 59
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.Book of Common Prayerpg 355
Let us pray together the         Collect for Purity:     Almighty God, to you all   hearts are open, all desires    known,...
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and  worthily magnify yourholy Name; through Chris...
Holy God,Holy and Mighty,Holy Immortal One,Have mercy upon us.
The Lord be with you.And also with you.Let us pray together the Collectof the Day:
Almighty God, give us graceto cast away the works ofdarkness, and put on thearmor of light, now in thetime of this mortal ...
came to visit us in greathumility; that in the last day,when he shall come again inhis glorious majesty to judgeboth the l...
through him who lives andreigns with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.
The First Reading         Jeremiah 33:14-16Insert
For the word of God in scripture,For the word of God among us,For the word of God within us,Thanks be to God.
Psalm 25:1-9          Insert, BCP pg. 614         or on following slidesInsert
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;my God, I put my trust in you;let me not be humiliated, norlet my enemies triumph overme.
Let none who look to you beput to shame; let thetreacherous be disappointedin their schemes.Show me your ways, O Lord,and ...
Lead me in your truth andteach me, for you are the Godof my salvation; in you have Itrusted all the day long.Remember, O L...
Remember not the sins ofmy youth and mytransgressions; rememberme according to your loveand for the sake of yourgoodness, ...
Gracious and upright is theLord; therefore he teachessinners in his way.He guides the humble in doingright and teaches his...
All the paths of the Lord arelove and faithfulness to thosewho keep his covenant andhis testimonies.
The Second Reading         1 Thessalonians 3:9-13Insert
For the word of God in scripture,For the word of God among us,For the word of God within us,Thanks be to God.
The Sequence Hymn   Hymnal #72   (on following slide)
The Holy Gospel of our LordJesus Christ according toLuke.Glory to you, Lord Christ.
The Gospel of the Lord.Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Homily
The Nicene Creed  Please stand and join me in   saying the Nicene Creed…BCP pg 358
We believe in one God,the Father, the Almighty,  maker of heaven andearth, of all that is, seen      and unseen.
We believe in oneLord, Jesus Christ, the only   Son of God, eternallybegotten of the Father, Godfrom 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 Vi...
For our sake he was crucified under PontiusPilate; he suffered death     and was buried.
On the third day he rose  again in accordance withthe Scriptures; he ascendedinto heaven and is seated atthe right hand of...
He will come again in gloryto judge the living and thedead, and his kingdom will       have no end.
We believe in the HolySpirit, the Lord, the giver oflife, who proceeds from the  Father and the Son. Withthe Father and th...
He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in   one holy catholic and   apostolic Church. Weacknowledge one baptismfor...
We look for the resurrection of the dead,and the life of the world to       come. Amen.
The Prayersof the People
As we prepare to meet theLord of righteousness, let usoffer prayers to the Son ofMan who comes with powerand great glory.
For Rowan, the Archbishop ofCanterbury; Justin, the nextArchbishop of Canterbury;Katharine, our PresidingBishop; Gay, Pres...
and all the holy people of God.For the Diocese of Kebbi,Nigeria. For Christ Church, RedShirt, South Dakota. For St.Stephen...
Christ Church, Glenrock, and allthe congregations in theDiocese of Wyoming, especiallySt. George’s, Lusk.For this holy gat...
For the peace of the world,and for our unity in Christ.
For the leaders of the nationsand all in authority, and forcompassionate justice, peace,and freedom among allpeoples.
For travelers, for the sick andthe suffering, for the hungryand the oppressed, and forthose in prison.
For our deliverance from allaffliction, strife and need. Forthose who have requested ourprayers and those we nowname, espe...
For the dying and the dead,and for those who mourn,especially …(The people may add their prayers aloud or silently.)
For our community and thosewho live in it, and forourselves, our families, ourcompanions and all those welove.
For all our Prayer Circle. Forthe members of thiscongregation and our guestsas we minister to each otherand to the world.
We thank you for showing usyour presence in all yourcreation. May our knowledgeof your love be made perfect inour love for...
Lifting our voices with allcreation, with SaintMary, Saint Stephen and allthe saints and angels ofGod, letus offer ourselv...
O Emmanuel, our king andlawgiver, desire of all nationsand Savior of allpeoples, come and save us, OLord our God. Glory to...
Confession of SinPriest:Let us confess our sinsagainst God and ourneighbor.
Most merciful God, weconfess that we have sinnedagainst you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what w...
We have not loved you with  our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as   ourselves. We are trulysorry and we humb...
For the sake of your SonJesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that wemay delight in your will, and walk in your w...
Priest pronounces the absolution:Almighty God have mercy onyou, forgive you all your sinsthrough our Lord Jesus Christ,str...
Celebrant:Grace and peace to you, fromhim who is, and who was, andwho is to come, and the peaceof the Lord be always withy...
The AnnouncementsBirthday Prayer (next slide)Anniversary Prayer (following slides)
The Birthday PrayerWatch over your child, ______, O Lord as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Str...
raise him up if he falls; and inhis heart may your peacewhich passes understandingabide all the days of his life;through J...
The Anniversary PrayerO God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unit...
Send therefore your blessingupon these your servants,that they may so love, honor,and cherish each other infaithfulness an...
through Jesus Christ ourLord, who lives and reignswith you and the HolySpirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Walk in love, as Christ lovedus and gave himself for us, anoffering and sacrifice to God.    The Offertory HymnO Come, O C...
Sequence HymnO Come, O Come,   Emmanuel    verses 1-5   (On following slide)
Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
DoxologyPraise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;praise him above, ye heavenly host:...
Eucharistic Prayer BBook of Common Prayer        pg. 367
The Lord be with you.And also with you.Lift up your hearts.We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to theLord our God.It is right to give him thanksand praise.
It is right, and a good andjoyful thing, always andeverywhere to give thanks toyou, Father Almighty,Creator of heaven and ...
Therefore we praise you,joining our voices withAngels and Archangels andwith all the company ofheaven, who for ever singth...
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God ofpower and might,heaven and earth are full ofyour glory.   Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes inthe name of the Lord.   Hosanna in the highest.
We give thanks to you, OGod, for the goodness andlove which you have madeknown to us in creation; inthe calling of Israel ...
in your Word spokenthrough the prophets; andabove all in the Word madeflesh, Jesus, your Son.
For in these last days yousent him to be incarnatefrom the Virgin Mary, to bethe Savior and Redeemer ofthe world.
In him, you have delivered usfrom evil, and made usworthy to stand before you.In him, you have brought usout of error into...
On the night before he died forus, our Lord Jesus Christ tookbread; and when he had giventhanks to you, he broke it, andga...
After supper he took the cupof wine; and when he hadgiven thanks, he gave it tothem, and said, “Drinkthis, all of you: Thi...
which is shed for you and formany for the forgiveness ofsins. Whenever you drinkit, do this for theremembrance of me.”
Therefore, according to hiscommand, O Father,We remember his death,We proclaim his resurrection,We await his coming in glo...
And we offer our sacrifice ofpraise and thanksgiving toyou, O Lord of all; presentingto you, from your creation,this bread...
We pray you, gracious God,to send your Holy Spirit uponthese gifts that they may bethe Sacrament of the Bodyof Christ and ...
Unite us to your Son in hissacrifice, that we may beacceptable through him,being sanctified by the HolySpirit. In the full...
and bring us to thatheavenly country where,with Stephen and all yoursaints, we may enter theeverlasting heritage of yourso...
through Jesus Christ ourLord, the firstborn of allcreation, the head of theChurch, and the author ofour salvation.
By him, and with him, and inhim, in the unity of the HolySpirit all honor and glory isyours, Almighty Father, nowand for e...
And now, as our Savior Christhas taught us, we are bold tosay,
Our Father, who art in heaven,   hallowed be thy Name,   thy kingdom come,   thy will be done,   on earth as it is in heav...
And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those   who trespass against us.And lead us not into temptation,   but deliver...
The Breaking of the Bread
Alleluia. Christ our Passoveris sacrificed for us;Therefore let us keep thefeast. Alleluia.
The gifts of God for thePeople of God. Take them inremembrance that Christdied for you, and feed on himin your hearts by f...
Communion Hymn“We remember you, Jesus”    (on following slides)
Communion HymnIn broken bread, in the cupthat we share, we rememberyou.In broken bread, in the cupthat we share, we rememb...
We remember you, Jesus.We remember your lovefor us.We remember the bloodyou shed.We remember you.
Post Communion Prayer (BCP p. 365):Eternal God, heavenly Father,you have graciously acceptedus as living members of yourSo...
Send us now into the worldin peace, and grant usstrength and courage to loveand serve you with gladnessand singleness of h...
The Blessing
Advent PrayerGod grant that the account,one day, be given before ourjudge…So that when that daycomes our diligence andvigi...
Recessional Hymnand Extinguishing of the Advent Candle    Hymnal #59  (on the following slide)
The DismissalAlleluia. Alleluia.Go in peace to love and servethe Lord.Thanks be to God.Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia!
St. Stephens Rule of LifeWe commit ourselves to be involved in all aspects of church life:LiturgyPastoral CareEvangelism/M...
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
1st sunday of advent december 2, 2012 euch. b with slides 1
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  1. 1. Special Guest Appearance Rev. Stewart’s Kiteto presentation has been moved to Sunday, December 16 th.
  2. 2. Breaking News
  3. 3. Bible Study Bible study willresume after church on Sunday, December 19 th.
  4. 4. Christmas Eve @ SSEC Please join us on Monday, December 24 th at 7:00 p.m.for our traditional Christmas Eve service. The Rev. Kay Flores and the Rev. CanonTristan English will preside.
  5. 5. Hit the Road, DragonJoin Kay and the gang onFriday, 12/21 at 7:00 pm. Bang a gong or rattle thosepots and pans as we smite the Dragons of Darkness.
  6. 6. We Have Been BlessedWe have adopted a familyof 4 from Seton House for the Christmas season.Feel called to coordinate this bit of outreach? Talk to Tris!
  7. 7. Sock it to ‘em!We’ve gathered 216 pairs of socks and 82 pillow cases for the people of Red Shirt Village.(If you helped, God knows it!)
  8. 8. Dinner with SantaDeb has asked us to join herin supporting Dinner with Santa. This annual eventbrings gifts and Christmas joy into the lives of our many foster children.
  9. 9. Holy Work, Batman! The Diocese has anopening for a receptionist- administrative assistant.(More info on the Diocesan website)
  10. 10. Sunday Worship ScheduleToday, Dec 2 (Eucharist) Next Sunday, Dec 9 (Eucharist)• WL: George • WL: Temple• Priest: Kay • Priest: Tris• 1st R: Temple • 1st R: Cindy• 2nd R & PoP: Leroy • 2nd R & PoP: Deb• Gospel: Kay • Gospel: Tris• Homily: Kay • Homily: Tris• Guild: Jill • Guild: Leroy• Counters: Vestry • Counters: Vestry• Hospitality: • Hospitality: Deb
  11. 11. The First Sunday of Advent
  12. 12. Lighting of the Advent Candle Longing for Light Verse 1(on following slides)
  13. 13. The Processional Hymn This is the DayDiocesan Songbook (blue) page 59
  14. 14. Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.Book of Common Prayerpg 355
  15. 15. Let us pray together 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 heartsBCP pg 355
  16. 16. by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify yourholy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
  17. 17. Holy God,Holy and Mighty,Holy Immortal One,Have mercy upon us.
  18. 18. The Lord be with you.And also with you.Let us pray together the Collectof the Day:
  19. 19. Almighty God, give us graceto cast away the works ofdarkness, and put on thearmor of light, now in thetime of this mortal life inwhich your Son Jesus Christ
  20. 20. came to visit us in greathumility; that in the last day,when he shall come again inhis glorious majesty to judgeboth the living and the dead,we may rise to the lifeimmortal;
  21. 21. through him who lives andreigns with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, nowand for ever. Amen.
  22. 22. The First Reading Jeremiah 33:14-16Insert
  23. 23. For the word of God in scripture,For the word of God among us,For the word of God within us,Thanks be to God.
  24. 24. Psalm 25:1-9 Insert, BCP pg. 614 or on following slidesInsert
  25. 25. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;my God, I put my trust in you;let me not be humiliated, norlet my enemies triumph overme.
  26. 26. Let none who look to you beput to shame; let thetreacherous be disappointedin their schemes.Show me your ways, O Lord,and teach me your paths.
  27. 27. Lead me in your truth andteach me, for you are the Godof my salvation; in you have Itrusted all the day long.Remember, O Lord, yourcompassion and love, for theyare from everlasting.
  28. 28. Remember not the sins ofmy youth and mytransgressions; rememberme according to your loveand for the sake of yourgoodness, O Lord.
  29. 29. Gracious and upright is theLord; therefore he teachessinners in his way.He guides the humble in doingright and teaches his way tothe lowly.
  30. 30. All the paths of the Lord arelove and faithfulness to thosewho keep his covenant andhis testimonies.
  31. 31. The Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13Insert
  32. 32. For the word of God in scripture,For the word of God among us,For the word of God within us,Thanks be to God.
  33. 33. The Sequence Hymn Hymnal #72 (on following slide)
  34. 34. The Holy Gospel of our LordJesus Christ according toLuke.Glory to you, Lord Christ.
  35. 35. The Gospel of the Lord.Praise to you, Lord Christ.
  36. 36. Homily
  37. 37. The Nicene Creed Please stand and join me in saying the Nicene Creed…BCP pg 358
  38. 38. We believe in one God,the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven andearth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
  39. 39. We believe in oneLord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternallybegotten of the Father, Godfrom God, Light from Light,
  40. 40. true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made.
  41. 41. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the VirginMary, and was made man.
  42. 42. For our sake he was crucified under PontiusPilate; he suffered death and was buried.
  43. 43. On the third day he rose again in accordance withthe Scriptures; he ascendedinto heaven and is seated atthe right hand of the Father.
  44. 44. He will come again in gloryto judge the living and thedead, and his kingdom will have no end.
  45. 45. We believe in the HolySpirit, the Lord, the giver oflife, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Withthe Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
  46. 46. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. Weacknowledge one baptismfor the forgiveness of sins.
  47. 47. We look for the resurrection of the dead,and the life of the world to come. Amen.
  48. 48. The Prayersof the People
  49. 49. As we prepare to meet theLord of righteousness, let usoffer prayers to the Son ofMan who comes with powerand great glory.
  50. 50. For Rowan, the Archbishop ofCanterbury; Justin, the nextArchbishop of Canterbury;Katharine, our PresidingBishop; Gay, President of theHouse of Deputies; John,Bruce, Vernon, and Bob, ourBishops;
  51. 51. and all the holy people of God.For the Diocese of Kebbi,Nigeria. For Christ Church, RedShirt, South Dakota. For St.Stephen’s in the Diocese ofKiteto. For the mission andministry of St. Mark’s, St.Stephen’s,
  52. 52. Christ Church, Glenrock, and allthe congregations in theDiocese of Wyoming, especiallySt. George’s, Lusk.For this holy gathering and thepeople of God in every place.
  53. 53. For the peace of the world,and for our unity in Christ.
  54. 54. For the leaders of the nationsand all in authority, and forcompassionate justice, peace,and freedom among allpeoples.
  55. 55. For travelers, for the sick andthe suffering, for the hungryand the oppressed, and forthose in prison.
  56. 56. For our deliverance from allaffliction, strife and need. Forthose who have requested ourprayers and those we nowname, especially…(The people may add their prayers aloud or silently.)
  57. 57. For the dying and the dead,and for those who mourn,especially …(The people may add their prayers aloud or silently.)
  58. 58. For our community and thosewho live in it, and forourselves, our families, ourcompanions and all those welove.
  59. 59. For all our Prayer Circle. Forthe members of thiscongregation and our guestsas we minister to each otherand to the world.
  60. 60. We thank you for showing usyour presence in all yourcreation. May our knowledgeof your love be made perfect inour love for all your children…(The people may add their prayers of thanks aloud orsilently.)
  61. 61. Lifting our voices with allcreation, with SaintMary, Saint Stephen and allthe saints and angels ofGod, letus offer ourselves and oneanother to the living Godthrough Christ.
  62. 62. O Emmanuel, our king andlawgiver, desire of all nationsand Savior of allpeoples, come and save us, OLord our God. Glory to youfor ever. Amen.
  63. 63. Confession of SinPriest:Let us confess our sinsagainst God and ourneighbor.
  64. 64. Most merciful God, weconfess that we have sinnedagainst you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.
  65. 65. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are trulysorry and we humbly repent.
  66. 66. For the sake of your SonJesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that wemay delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to theglory of your Name. Amen.
  67. 67. Priest pronounces the absolution:Almighty God have mercy onyou, forgive you all your sinsthrough our Lord Jesus Christ,strengthen you in all goodness,and by the power of the HolySpirit keep you in eternal life.Amen.
  68. 68. Celebrant:Grace and peace to you, fromhim who is, and who was, andwho is to come, and the peaceof the Lord be always withyouand also with you.
  69. 69. The AnnouncementsBirthday Prayer (next slide)Anniversary Prayer (following slides)
  70. 70. The Birthday PrayerWatch over your child, ______, O Lord as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful;
  71. 71. raise him up if he falls; and inhis heart may your peacewhich passes understandingabide all the days of his life;through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
  72. 72. The Anniversary PrayerO God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church:
  73. 73. Send therefore your blessingupon these your servants,that they may so love, honor,and cherish each other infaithfulness and patience, inwisdom and true godliness,that their home may be ahaven of blessing and peace;
  74. 74. through Jesus Christ ourLord, who lives and reignswith you and the HolySpirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
  75. 75. Walk in love, as Christ lovedus and gave himself for us, anoffering and sacrifice to God. The Offertory HymnO Come, O Come, Emmanuel (on the following slides)
  76. 76. Sequence HymnO Come, O Come, Emmanuel verses 1-5 (On following slide)
  77. 77. Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
  78. 78. DoxologyPraise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;praise him above, ye heavenly host:praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  79. 79. Eucharistic Prayer BBook of Common Prayer pg. 367
  80. 80. The Lord be with you.And also with you.Lift up your hearts.We lift them to the Lord.
  81. 81. Let us give thanks to theLord our God.It is right to give him thanksand praise.
  82. 82. It is right, and a good andjoyful thing, always andeverywhere to give thanks toyou, Father Almighty,Creator of heaven and earth.
  83. 83. Therefore we praise you,joining our voices withAngels and Archangels andwith all the company ofheaven, who for ever singthis hymn to proclaim theglory of your Name:
  84. 84. Holy, holy, holy Lord, God ofpower and might,heaven and earth are full ofyour glory. Hosanna in the highest.
  85. 85. Blessed is he who comes inthe name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
  86. 86. We give thanks to you, OGod, for the goodness andlove which you have madeknown to us in creation; inthe calling of Israel to beyour people;
  87. 87. in your Word spokenthrough the prophets; andabove all in the Word madeflesh, Jesus, your Son.
  88. 88. For in these last days yousent him to be incarnatefrom the Virgin Mary, to bethe Savior and Redeemer ofthe world.
  89. 89. In him, you have delivered usfrom evil, and made usworthy to stand before you.In him, you have brought usout of error into truth, out ofsin into righteousness, out ofdeath into life.
  90. 90. On the night before he died forus, our Lord Jesus Christ tookbread; and when he had giventhanks to you, he broke it, andgave it to his disciples, andsaid, “Take, eat: This is myBody, which is given for you. Dothis for the remembrance of me.”
  91. 91. After supper he took the cupof wine; and when he hadgiven thanks, he gave it tothem, and said, “Drinkthis, all of you: This is myBlood of the new Covenant,
  92. 92. which is shed for you and formany for the forgiveness ofsins. Whenever you drinkit, do this for theremembrance of me.”
  93. 93. Therefore, according to hiscommand, O Father,We remember his death,We proclaim his resurrection,We await his coming in glory;
  94. 94. And we offer our sacrifice ofpraise and thanksgiving toyou, O Lord of all; presentingto you, from your creation,this bread and this wine.
  95. 95. We pray you, gracious God,to send your Holy Spirit uponthese gifts that they may bethe Sacrament of the Bodyof Christ and his Blood of thenew Covenant.
  96. 96. Unite us to your Son in hissacrifice, that we may beacceptable through him,being sanctified by the HolySpirit. In the fullness of time,put all things in subjectionunder your Christ,
  97. 97. and bring us to thatheavenly country where,with Stephen and all yoursaints, we may enter theeverlasting heritage of yoursons and daughters;
  98. 98. through Jesus Christ ourLord, the firstborn of allcreation, the head of theChurch, and the author ofour salvation.
  99. 99. By him, and with him, and inhim, in the unity of the HolySpirit all honor and glory isyours, Almighty Father, nowand for ever. AMEN.
  100. 100. And now, as our Savior Christhas taught us, we are bold tosay,
  101. 101. 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 dailybread.
  102. 102. 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.
  103. 103. The Breaking of the Bread
  104. 104. Alleluia. Christ our Passoveris sacrificed for us;Therefore let us keep thefeast. Alleluia.
  105. 105. The gifts of God for thePeople of God. Take them inremembrance that Christdied for you, and feed on himin your hearts by faith, withthanksgiving.
  106. 106. Communion Hymn“We remember you, Jesus” (on following slides)
  107. 107. Communion HymnIn broken bread, in the cupthat we share, we rememberyou.In broken bread, in the cupthat we share, we rememberyou.
  108. 108. We remember you, Jesus.We remember your lovefor us.We remember the bloodyou shed.We remember you.
  109. 109. Post Communion Prayer (BCP p. 365):Eternal God, heavenly Father,you have graciously acceptedus as living members of yourSon our Savior Jesus Christ,and you have fed us withspiritual food in the Sacramentof his Body and Blood.
  110. 110. Send us now into the worldin peace, and grant usstrength and courage to loveand serve you with gladnessand singleness of heart;through Christ our Lord.Amen.
  111. 111. The Blessing
  112. 112. Advent PrayerGod grant that the account,one day, be given before ourjudge…So that when that daycomes our diligence andvigilance will allow us toanswer with joy, not grief, infollowing the saints. Amen.
  113. 113. Recessional Hymnand Extinguishing of the Advent Candle Hymnal #59 (on the following slide)
  114. 114. The DismissalAlleluia. Alleluia.Go in peace to love and servethe Lord.Thanks be to God.Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia!
  115. 115. St. Stephens Rule of LifeWe commit ourselves to be involved in all aspects of church life:LiturgyPastoral CareEvangelism/MissionVisionAdministrationWe commit ourselves to encourage each other to use our spiritualgifts. We commit ourselves to create an environment wheregroups and individuals are invited to explore and define theirspirituality by asking, listening, and learning from each other andfrom God. We commit ourselves to the stability, growth andtransformation of St. Stephens by working together and by ourcommitment to God.

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