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St. Peter’s

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WESTON

Second Sunday after The Epiphany

Sunday, January 17, 2021

10:00 AM

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Prelude

Moderato Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

Opening Hymn

How bright appears the morning star Hymnal 497

Opening Acclamation

Celebrant Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

Collect for Purity (Said by all) BCP 355

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.

Gloria (Sung by all) S280

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

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

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

The First Lesson: 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)

Reader A reading from the first book of the prophet Samuel.

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel,

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“Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.” Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.” As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 (Sung by the choir)

1 Lord, you have searched me out and known me; * you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

2 You trace my journeys and my resting-places * and are acquainted with all my ways.

3 Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, * but you, O Lord, know it altogether. 4 You press upon me behind and before *

and lay your hand upon me.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; * it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

12 For you yourself created my inmost parts; * you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

13 I will thank you because I am marvelously made; * your works are wonderful, and I know it well. 14 My body was not hidden from you, *

while I was being made in secret and woven in the depths of the earth.

15 Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb; all of them were written in your book; *

they were fashioned day by day, when as yet there was none of them. 16 How deep I find your thoughts, O God! *

how great is the sum of them!

17 If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; * to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.

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The Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Reader A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,” and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, “The two shall be one flesh.” But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

Reader The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. Sequence Hymn

Morning has broken Hymnal 8

The Gospel: John 1:43-51

Celebrant The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. People Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Celebrant The Gospel of the Lord. People Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sermon The Rev. Lauren Lukason

Prayers of the People (The Leader and People pray responsively) Celebrant Let us pray for ourselves and the world.

Siblings in Christ, let us offer ourselves to God, praying: “God, you call us; give us ears to listen.”

Holy God, you call your Church to share the good news of your love: we pray especially this day for our parish. We ask that you inspire us to do the work you have called us to do. Create in us generous hearts and willing spirits. Silence

God, you call us; Give us ears to listen.

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Holy God, you call the nations to yourself: open our eyes to see the goodness, and respect the dignity, of every human being. May we recognize that your goodness has no boundary or limitation.

Silence

God, you call us; Give us ears to listen.

Holy God, you call us to care for your creation: your works are wonderful. Open our eyes to the beauty of our world so that we might better tend to our planet.

Silence

God, you call us; Give us ears to listen.

Holy God, you have made our bodies a temple for your Holy Spirit: we pray for all who have suffered abuse. Heal and glorify hurting bodies that, being made whole by your love, they may glorify you.

Silence

God, you call us; Give us ears to listen.

Holy God, you search us out and know us: comfort and heal the sick and sorrowful that they may know they are not alone, especially Mary A., Gerry A., Thomas A., Paul C., Judy E., Stephen F., Stephen Fr., Deb G., Dennis J., Anna K., Mary M., Joyce P., Christopher R., Heather R., Bill S., and Eloise, and those suffering with COVID. Keep them ever on your mind and in your thoughts. We pray also for all who serve in the military, especially Ewan and Ben.

Silence

God, you call us; Give us ears to listen.

Holy God, if we climb up to heaven, you are there; when we make the grave our bed, you are there also. Hold the dead in your heart forever and comfort the living with hope eternal.

Silence

God, you call us; Give us ears to listen.

Concluding Collect (video) The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrant Lord…

We thank you for your church, founded upon your Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray,

but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon you. Help us to realize that humanity was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity. Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace.

Help us to walk together, pray together,

sing together, and live together

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– Black, White, Red, Brown and Yellow – will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the reign of our Lord and of our God, we pray. Amen.

The Confession and Absolution BCP 360

Celebrant Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. (Pause) All 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.

Celebrant 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

Celebrant The peace of the Lord be always with you. People And also with you.

Announcements Offertory Anthem

This little light of mine Angie Tyler, soprano Traditional Spiritual Please consider making an offering to support the ongoing ministry of St. Peter’s. You can mail a check, give via text by texting

StPetersWeston to 73256 or donate on our website. Use this link and under “fund” select “Weekly Offertory (Plate).”

The Lord’s Prayer BCP 361

Celebrant And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, People 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.

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Closing Prayer (Officiant and People) Walter Brueggemann, Prayers for a Privileged People You God, Lord and Sovereign,

you God, lover and partner.

You are God of all our possibilities.

You preside over all our comings and goings, all our sickness and all our health, all our despair and all our hope, all our living and all our dying, And we are grateful.

You are God of all our impossibilities,

You have presided over the emancipations and healings of our mothers and fathers; you have presided over the wondrous transformations in ourown lives,

you have and will preside over those parts of our lives that we imaging to be closed And we are grateful.

So be your true self, enacting the things impossible for us,

that we might yet be whole among the blind who see and the dead who are raised; that we may yet witness your will for peace,

your vision for justice,

your vetoing all our killing fields.

At the outset of this day, we place our lives in your strong hands.

Before the end of this day, do newness among us in the very places where we are tired in fear,

we are exhausted in guilt, we are spent in anxiety.

Make all things new, we pray in the new-making name of Jesus. Amen. Blessing

Closing Hymn

O Jesus I have promised Hymnal 655

The Dismissal

Deacon Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. People Thanks be to God.

Postlude

Allegro Johann Christian Rinck (1770-1846)

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How bright appears the morning star

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How bright appears the morning star

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1 How bright appears the Morning Star,

with mercy beaming from afar;

the host of heaven rejoices;

O righteous Branch, O Jesse’s Rod!

Thou Son of Man and Son of God!

We, too, will lift our voices:

Jesus, Jesus!

Holy, holy, yet most lowly,

draw thou near us;

great Emmanuel, come and hear us.

2 Though circled by the hosts on high,

he deigned to cast a pitying eye

upon his helpless creature;

the whole creation’s Head and Lord,

by highest seraphim adored,

assumed our very nature;

Jesus, grant us,

through thy merit, to inherit

thy salvation;

hear, O hear our supplication.

3 Rejoice, ye heavens; thou earth, reply;

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Morning has broken

The Hymnal 1982 - #8 Morning has broken

1 Morning has broken

like the first morning,

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O Jesus I have promised

The Hymnal 1982 - #655 O Jesus, I have promised

1 O Jesus, I have promised

to serve thee to the end:

be thou for ever near me,

my Master and my friend;

I shall not fear the battle,

if thou art by my side,

nor wander from the pathway,

if thou wilt be my guide.

2 O let me hear thee speaking

in accents clear and still,

above the storms of passion,

the murmurs of self-will;

O speak to reassure me,

to hasten or control;

O speak, and make me

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Announcements for Sunday, January 17, 2021

• Winter Bible Study: The Gospel of John. Start off the New Year with a deeper understanding of the scriptures. Join Rev.

Skip in a five-week discussion of the Gospel of John, Tuesdays, starting on January 26th to Tuesday, February 23rd,

from 10am-11:30 am (on Zoom). If you would like to attend, please contact Rev. Skip (rgroverw@gmail.com). If there is sufficient interest, he will go forward with the class.

• Annual Meeting, Sunday, February 7th at 11:00am. Please plan on joining us for the Annual Meeting following the

10:00am service, on Zoom. The 2021 budget will be presented, along with reports from the Rector and Wardens. There will also be a vote on revisions to the Bylaws and you can hear the plans to add solar panels to St. Peter’s church roof.

• Beware of Fake Emails! Please beware of a new crop of fake emails that appear to have been sent by Rev. Lynn.

The new emails feature a return email address that is very similar to hers. The scammers have even copied Lynn’s signature, “Lynn +”. Check the address against email correspondence that you have previously exchanged with Lynn. Other things to look out for:

-The subject line of the email is very vague, generic or out of character for Lynn.

-There isn’t a request for money but the purpose of the email itself is vague. Authentic emails from St. Peter’s staff or clergy will specifically state why you have been contacted.

-There is a sense of urgency. Rev. Lynn will call or text you if she has an urgent request, not send an email. Remember that Rev. Lynn, St. Peter’s staff, and/or the members of our Vestry will never solicit money, gift cards, or

personal information via email. If you have any questions or concerns about an email request you receive from a leader

or staff person in our parish, please do not hesitate to call or email the Parish Office.

Assisting at the 10:00am Service

Lucy Bradley, Lector

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General Information

STAFF

The Rev. Lynn M. Campbell ...Rector (lynn@stpetersweston.org) The Rev. Robert (Skip) Windsor ...Priest Associate (rgroverw@gmail.com) The Rev. Lauren Lukason ...Curate (lauren@stpetersweston.org) Robert DeRegis ...Director of Music (drderegis@verizon.net) Cathy Richmond Robinson ... Parish Administrator (office@stpetersweston.org) Maryann Badejo ...Bookkeeper (maryann.stpeters@gmail.com) Harry Goodale ...Director of Facility Jaroslava Boban ...Sexton

MEMBERS OF THE VESTRY

Ann O’Rourke ...Senior Warden (orourke65@gmail.com) Albert Hanser ...Junior Warden (hanseral@gmail.com) Stefan Majewski ... Treasurer (smajewski3@gmail.com) Mary Pratt ...Clerk

Michael Iacono David Glenn Bill Poduska

Deborah Boshart Wink van Ogtrop Steve Peacher

ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

320 Boston Post Road • Weston, Massachusetts 02493 • Telephone 781-891-3200

Email address office@stpetersweston.org Web Site www.stpetersweston.org

To contact the Rector lynn@stpetersweston.org

Our Mission

By God’s grace, we strive to be an inclusive community

that invites and supports each person to see Christ in every human being and to live by Jesus’ example, through worship, education, parish life, and outreach.

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