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Calling all Crazy Christians to the 2013 conference of the Episcopal Church Women of Wyoming. This is the liturgy for the opening worship service at St. Stephen's on April 26, 2013.

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  1. 1. Episcopal Church Womenof WyomingApril 26, 2013
  2. 2. Processional Hymn“Gather In”Songbook Page 9
  3. 3. Alleluia. Christ is risen.The Lord is risen indeed.Alleluia.Book of Common Prayerpg 355
  4. 4. Let us pray together theCollect for Purity:Almighty God, to you allhearts are open, all desiresknown, and from you nosecrets are hid: Cleanse thethoughts of our heartsBCP pg 355
  5. 5. by the inspiration of yourHoly Spirit, that we mayperfectly love you, andworthily magnify yourholy Name; through Christour Lord. Amen.
  6. 6. The GloriaGlorify Thy NamePage 11
  7. 7. Father, we love you, we praiseyou, we adore you.Glorify thy name in all the earth.Glorify thy name.Glorify thy name.Glorify thy name in all the earth.
  8. 8. Jesus, we love you, we praiseyou, we adore you.Glorify thy name in all the earth.Glorify thy name.Glorify thy name.Glorify thy name in all the earth.
  9. 9. Spirit, we love you, we praise you,we adore you.Glorify thy name in all the earth.Glorify thy name.Glorify thy name.Glorify thy name in all the earth.
  10. 10. The Lord be with you.And also with you.Let us pray together the Collectof the Day:
  11. 11. O God, whose Son Jesus is thegood shepherd of yourpeople: Grant that when wehear his voice we may knowhim who calls us each byname,
  12. 12. and follow where he leads;who, with you and the HolySpirit, lives and reigns, oneGod, for ever and ever. Amen.
  13. 13. The First ReadingActs 13:26-33Insert
  14. 14. For the word of God inscripture,For the word of God among us,For the word of God within us,Thanks be to God.
  15. 15. Psalm 2:6-13BCP pg. 586or on following slidesInsert
  16. 16. “I myself have set my kingupon my holy hill of Zion.”
  17. 17. Let me announce the decree ofthe Lord: he said to me, “Youare my Son; this day have Ibegotten you.”
  18. 18. Ask of me, and I will give youthe nations for yourinheritance and the ends ofthe earth for your possession.
  19. 19. You shall crush them with aniron rod and shatter them likea piece of pottery.
  20. 20. And now, you kings, be wise;be warned, you rulers of theearth.
  21. 21. Submit to the Lord withfear, and with trembling bowbefore him;
  22. 22. Lest he be angry and youperish; for his wrath is quicklykindled.
  23. 23. Happy are they all who takerefuge in him!
  24. 24. The Sequence Hymn“Give Thanks”Page 12
  25. 25. The Holy Gospel of our LordJesus Christ according toJohn.Glory to you, Lord Christ.
  26. 26. The Gospel of the Lord.Praise to you, Lord Christ.
  27. 27. Homily
  28. 28. The Nicene CreedPlease stand and join me insaying the Nicene Creed…BCP pg 358
  29. 29. We believe in one God,the Father, the Almighty,maker of heaven andearth, of all that is, seenand unseen.
  30. 30. We believe in oneLord, Jesus Christ, the onlySon of God, eternallybegotten of the Father, Godfrom God, Light from Light,
  31. 31. true God from true God,begotten, not made,of one Being with theFather. Through him allthings were made.
  32. 32. For us and for our salvationhe came down fromheaven: by the power ofthe Holy Spirit he becameincarnate from the VirginMary, and was made man.
  33. 33. For our sake he wascrucified under PontiusPilate; he suffered deathand was buried.
  34. 34. On the third day he roseagain in accordance withthe Scriptures; he ascendedinto heaven and is seated atthe right hand of the Father.
  35. 35. He will come again in gloryto judge the living and thedead, and his kingdom willhave no end.
  36. 36. We believe in the HolySpirit, the Lord, the giver oflife, who proceeds from theFather and the Son. Withthe Father and the Son he isworshiped and glorified.
  37. 37. He has spoken through theProphets. We believe inone holy catholic andapostolic Church. Weacknowledge one baptismfor the forgiveness of sins.
  38. 38. We look for theresurrection of thedead, and the life of theworld to come. Amen.
  39. 39. The Prayersof the People
  40. 40. Gathered before God, let uspray for the needs of allpeoples everywhere.
  41. 41. For Justin, the Archbishop ofCanterbury; Katharine, ourPresiding Bishop;Gay, President of the House ofDeputies; Michael, our visitingBishop;John, Bruce, Vernon, andBob, our Bishops.
  42. 42. For the Diocese of Nelson.For the mission and variedministries of the EpiscopalChurch Women and all thecongregations in the Dioceseof Wyoming.
  43. 43. For this holy assembly and forthe unity of all.
  44. 44. Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorify the Lordwho sets us free.Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorifythe Lord God!
  45. 45. For the world and its leaders.For our nation and its people.For our own communities andthose who live in them.
  46. 46. Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorify the Lordwho sets us free.Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorifythe Lord God!
  47. 47. For the sick and thesuffering, and for all thosewho are in danger or need.
  48. 48. 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.)
  49. 49. Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorify the Lordwho sets us free.Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorifythe Lord God!
  50. 50. For the dying and thedead, and for those whomourn, especially…(The people may add their prayers aloud or silently.)
  51. 51. Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorify the Lordwho sets us free.Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorifythe Lord God!
  52. 52. For ourselves, our families, ourcompanions and all those welove.For all of us as we minister toeach other and to the world.
  53. 53. We thank you for calling us tobe crazy Christians. Wethank you for all the blessingsyou have given us, especially…(The people may add their prayers of thanks aloud orsilently.)
  54. 54. Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorify the Lordwho sets us free.Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorifythe Lord God!
  55. 55. Joining our voices with SaintMary, Saint Stephen and allthe saints and angels of God,let us offer ourselves and oneanother to the living Godthrough Christ.To you, O Lord.
  56. 56. Blessed are you, OGod, whose Son lay down hislife to take it up again. Hearthe prayers we offer for everyneed, and make us onethrough your Holy Spirit;through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
  57. 57. Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorify the Lordwho sets us free.Sing out, my soul. (repeat)Sing out and glorifythe Lord God!
  58. 58. Worship Leader:May the abundant love ofGod bring you peace…and the peace of the Lord bealways with youand also with you.
  59. 59. The Announcements
  60. 60. Walk in love, as Christ lovedus and gave himself for us, anoffering and sacrifice to God.“Lord, Give us your Spirit”Page 24
  61. 61. DoxologyPraise God, from whom allblessings flow;praise him, all creatures herebelow;praise him above, ye heavenlyhost:praise Father, Son, and HolyGhost.
  62. 62. Eucharistic Prayer CBook of Common Prayerpg. 369
  63. 63. The Lord be with you.And also with you.Lift up your hearts.We lift them to the Lord.Let us give thanks to the Lordour God.It is right to give him thanksand praise.
  64. 64. God of all power, Ruler ofthe Universe, you areworthy of glory and praise.Glory to you for ever andever.
  65. 65. At your command all thingscame to be: the vast expanseof interstellarspace, galaxies, suns, theplanets in their courses, andthis fragile earth, our islandhome.By your will they were createdand have their being.
  66. 66. From the primal elements youbrought forth the humanrace, and blessed us withmemory, reason, and skill. Youmade us the rulers of creation.But we turned againstyou, and
  67. 67. betrayed your trust; and weturned against oneanother.Have mercy, Lord, for weare sinners in your sight.
  68. 68. Again and again, you calledus to return. Throughprophets and sages yourevealed your righteousLaw. And in the fullness oftime you sent your onlySon, born of a woman,
  69. 69. to fulfill your Law, to open forus the way of freedom andpeace.By his blood, he reconciled us.By his wounds, we are healed.
  70. 70. And therefore we praise you,joining with the heavenlychorus, with prophets,apostles, and martyrs,
  71. 71. and with all those in everygeneration who have lookedto you in hope, to proclaimwith them your glory, in theirunending hymn:
  72. 72. Holy, holy, holy Lord,God of power and might,heaven and earth are full ofyour glory.Hosanna in the highest.
  73. 73. Blessed is he who comes in thename of the Lord.Hosanna in the highest.
  74. 74. And so, Father, we who havebeen redeemed by him, andmade a new people by waterand the Spirit, now bringbefore you these gifts. Sanctifythem by your Holy Spirit to bethe Body and Blood of JesusChrist our Lord.
  75. 75. On the night he wasbetrayed he tookbread, said theblessing, broke thebread, and gave it to hisfriends, and said,
  76. 76. "Take, eat: This is myBody, which is given foryou. Do this for theremembrance of me."
  77. 77. After supper, he took the cupof wine, gave thanks, andsaid, "Drink this, all of you:This is my Blood of the newCovenant, which is shed foryou and for many for the
  78. 78. forgiveness of sins. Wheneveryou drink it, do this for theremembrance of me."
  79. 79. Remembering now his work ofredemption, and offering to youthis sacrifice of thanksgiving,We celebrate his death andresurrection,as we await the day of hiscoming.
  80. 80. Lord God of our Fathers: Godof Abraham, Isaac, andJacob; God and Father ofour Lord Jesus Christ: Openour eyes to see your hand atwork in the world about us.Deliver us from the
  81. 81. presumption of coming tothis Table for solaceonly, and not for strength;for pardon only, and not forrenewal. Let the grace ofthis Holy Communion makeus one body, one spirit
  82. 82. in Christ, that we mayworthily serve the world inhis name.Risen Lord, be known to usin the breaking of theBread.
  83. 83. Accept these prayers andpraises, Father, through JesusChrist our great High Priest, towhom, with you and the HolySpirit, your Church gives honor,glory, and worship, fromgeneration to generation.AMEN.
  84. 84. And now, as our Savior Christhas taught us, we are bold tosay,
  85. 85. 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.
  86. 86. And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive thosewho 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.
  87. 87. The Breaking of the BreadAlleluia. Christ our Passover issacrificed for us;Therefore let us keep thefeast. Alleluia.
  88. 88. The gifts of God for thePeople of God. Take them inremembrance that Christdied for you, and feed on himin your hearts by faith, withthanksgiving.
  89. 89. Communion Hymns“Tell My People”Page 40“Psalm 8”Page 28“Iona Gloria”Page 15
  90. 90. Post Communion Prayer (BCP p. 365):Eternal God, heavenly Father,you have graciously acceptedus as living members of yourSon our Savior JesusChrist, and you have fed uswith spiritual food in theSacrament of his Body and
  91. 91. 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.
  92. 92. The Blessing
  93. 93. Recessional Hymn“We areCrazyChristians!”
  94. 94. The DismissalAlleluia. Alleluia.Go in peace to love and servethe Lord.Thanks be to God.Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia!