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  • Sundays at 8:00am, St. John’s will offer a service in our sanctuary. Please enter through the doors on the corner of State Street and Irvine Avenue. 
  • Sundays at 10:00am, St. John’s will offer a service in our sanctuary. These services will also be streamed via our Facebook page. 
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  • Ron offers Noonday Prayer, at Noon on Monday-Friday on our Facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/stjohnssharon/)

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St. John's Episcopal Church

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Service for Noonday - Ascension Day
Help Ukrainian Families with the Episcopal Relief & Development website. www.episcopalrelief.org

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 93 Dominus regnavit
1 The Lord is King;
he has put on splendid apparel; *
the Lord has put on his apparel
and girded himself with strength.
2 He has made the whole world so sure *
that it cannot be moved;
3 Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; *
you are from everlasting.
4 The waters have lifted up, O Lord,
the waters have lifted up their voice; *
the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
5 Mightier than the sound of many waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea, *
mightier is the Lord who dwells on high.
6 Your testimonies are very sure, *
and holiness adorns your house, O Lord,
for ever and for evermore.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Luke 24:44-53
Jesus said to his disciples, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you-- that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God.
Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

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. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)

Today we pray for the martyrs at Robb Elementary, Uvalde, TX

For Eva Mireles - who taught fourth grade, had been an educator for 17 years, who was “trying to protect her students” from the gunman.

For Irma Garcia - who taught at the school for 23 years. In 2019, she was one of 19 San Antonio-area teachers named a finalist for a Trinity University prize that recognizes excellence in teaching.

For Uziyah Garcia - His grandfather, Manny Renfro, said he was a quick, adept football player, a sport they last played in San Angelo during spring break. "The sweetest little boy that I’ve ever known,”

For Xavier Lopez, 10 - He had been at an awards ceremony with his mother hours before the shooting. "He was just a loving ... little boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen,” said his cousin, Lisa Garza, 54, “He was very bubbly, loved to dance with his brothers, his mom.”

For Amerie Jo Garza -She was about to finish fourth grade, … was shot dialing 911 in an effort to help her classmates, (said) her grandmother, Berlinda Arreola…

For Jose Flores Jr. 10, was among the students killed…“I’m going to miss you baby Jose, i still can’t believe this happened my heart is broken just hearing them tell us your gone,” Christopher Salazar, the uncle, wrote in a Facebook post. “It hurts me I love you so much and I wish you were still here. I’m going to miss you soo much rest in paradise my beautiful angel.”

For Alithia Ramirez, …balloons from her 10th birthday were still up in their home. "They want the world to know what a beautiful, talented, happy girl she was," Beto O'Rourke said. “They never want this to happen to another kid."

For Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, a third grade student [who] was killed,

For Eliahana Cruz Torres, 10, [who] was confirmed dead, [by] her grandfather, Adolfo Cruz

For Eliahna “Ellie” Garcia, 9, … "I won't see my daughter again," Ellie's father said on the "TODAY" Show.
"Sweetest sweetest girl you ever, ever had the chance to meet," he said. "And I had the honor of calling her my daughter." "She loved to dance, she loved to have fun," he said. "She loved ramen noodles and she just loved life in general." Ellie's family said she was looking forward to her 10th birthday party, and reading a scripture in church on Sunday. The scripture was Deuteronomy 6:18: "Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you ..."

For Rojelio Torres, His mother … described the 10-year-old as a “very smart and loving child" …

For Jacklyn Cazares, 10, … according to her father, Javier Cazares. “Taken out of arms and lives, in this freaking cowardly way, so young, so innocent, full of life and love,” he wrote on Facebook. “It hurts us to our souls.” Cazares told reporters that his daughter was a firecracker, who had recently made her First Communion. "She was full of love and full of life," he said. "It comforts me a little bit that she would be the one to help her friends in need."

For Two cousins, Jailah Nicole Silguero and Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, … their cousin [said]. “They were nothing but loving baby angels, always had a smile on their face just full of life,” the cousin said in a statement to the [ABC] network. “I can’t believe this happened to our angels.”

For Alexandria “Lexi” Aniyah Rubio is among the dead, her mother, Kimberly Mata-Rubio, said. Her mother and father, Felix Rubio, told CNN that on the morning of the shooting, they celebrated her making the honor roll and earning a good citizen award. "We told her we loved her and would pick her up after school," Kimberly Mata-Rubio wrote on Facebook, according to CNN. "We had no idea this was goodbye." Felix Rubio, a deputy with the Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, was one of many law enforcement officers who responded to the school, he told CNN. "All I can hope is that she’s just not a number,” he told the network. “This is enough."

For Tess Mata, a 10-year-old fourth grader, … her older sister, Faith Mata, [said] Tess loved TikTok dance videos, Ariana Grande, the Houston Astros and getting her hair curled, …“Sissy I miss you so much,” the older sister wrote … “I just want to hold you and tell you how pretty you are, I want to take you outside and practice softball, I want to go on one last family vacation, I want to hear your contagious laugh, and I want you to hear me tell you how much I love you.”

For Makenna Lee Elrod was one of the students killed Tuesday, her uncle, Kyle McCullough, said. … Makenna's aunt, Allison McCullough, described her niece as "beautiful, funny, smart and amazing." "She had the biggest heart and loved her family and friends so much," …. "Her smile would light up a room. We will carry her in our hearts and we know she is with our Lord and Savior."

For Nevaeh Bravo, [HIis] death was confirmed by her grandmother, Esmeralda Bravo, who held a photograph of Nevaeh at Wednesday night's prayer vigil. Nevaeh was 10.

For Layla Salazar, 10, her father Vincent Salazar… said she loved to swim and dance to Tik Tok videos. And she could run. She won six races at the recent field day. “She was just a whole lot of fun,” he said. Salazar wrote on Facebook that he and his daughter would "jam" to "Sweet Child O’ Mine,” by Guns N’ Roses on the way to school. The song, he said, was the only thing bringing him comfort.

O God, whose beloved Son did take little children into his arms and bless them: Give us grace, we beseech thee, to entrust these children and their teachers to thy never-failing care and love, and bring us all to thy heavenly kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-school-shooting-fourth-grade-teacher-killed-uvalde-elementary-...
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Peace of the Lord!

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St. John's Episcopal Church

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - Service for Noonday
Help Ukrainian Families with the Episcopal Relief & Development website. www.episcopalrelief.org

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 119:105-112 Nun Lucerna pedibus meis

105 Your word is a lantern to my feet *
and a light upon my path.
106 I have sworn and am determined *
to keep your righteous judgments.
107 I am deeply troubled; *
preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Accept, O LORD, the willing tribute of my lips, *
and teach me your judgments.
109 My life is always in my hand, *
yet I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a trap for me, *
but I have not strayed from your commandments.
111 Your decrees are my inheritance for ever; *
truly, they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes *
for ever and to the end.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Romans 5:5 The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

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. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For the 19 elementary children and 2 teachers who were murdered in Texas, and for the wounded who reamin in the hospital. For their families, their community and our nation. For the deceased alleged gunman and his family. For Sean, David, Woody, Michael, Cherie, Beverly, Darla, Barb, Kelly Bee/family, Lori/family, Sonni, Jan, Sandy, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim, and Hugh. For Jessica & Paul. For a safe and restorative sabbatical for Fr. Adam. For the victims of recent mass shootings in our nation, their families, and communities. For an end to racism. For Peace and Reconciliation. For an end to the war in Ukraine. For all the refugees, migrants, and displaced persons of this world, especially women and children. For our armed forces both here and abroad. For those infected with or at risk from the Covid virus and for those who care for them. In memory of the over 1 million deaths now related to Covid in our nation, consolation for their families and friends. For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so
move every human heart [and especially the hearts of the
people of this land], that barriers which divide us may
crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our
divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com
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St. John's Episcopal Church

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - Service for Noonday - the Feast of Jackson Kemper, Bishop and Missionary, 1870 (became the first missionary bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Especially known for his work with Native American peoples, he also founded parishes in what in his youth was considered the Northwest Territory) *Help Ukrainian Families with the Episcopal Relief & Development website. www.episcopalrelief.org

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 67 Deus misereatur

1 May God be merciful to us and bless us, *
show us the light of his countenance and come to us.
2 Let your ways be known upon earth, *
your saving health among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
let all the peoples praise you.
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, *
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide all the nations upon earth.
5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
let all the peoples praise you.
6 The earth has brought forth her increase; *
may God, our own God, give us his blessing.
7 May God give us his blessing, *
and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Matthew 28:16–20
The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

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. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.
O God, who sent your son Jesus Christ to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that we, like your servant Jackson Kemper, may proclaim the Gospel in our own day, with courage, vision, and perseverance; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Sean, David, Woody, Michael, Cherie, Beverly, Darla, Barb, Kelly Bee/family, Lori/family, Sonni, Jan, Sandy, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim, and Hugh. For Jessica & Paul. For a safe and restorative sabbatical for Fr. Adam. For Peace and Reconciliation in our church and our nation. For an end to the war in Ukraine. For all the refugees, migrants, and displaced persons of this world, especially women and children. For our armed forces both here and abroad. Transmission risk is now high again in Mercer County, so we pray for those at risk or infected with the Covid virus and for those who care for them. In memory of the over 1 million deaths now related to Covid in our nation, consolation for their families and friends. For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Father of all, we pray to you for Glenn Hull, and for all those whom
we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let
light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls
of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers
and privileges: Guide the people of the United States
in the election of officials and representatives;
that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of
all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your
purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com
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St. John's Episcopal Church

Monday, May 23, 2022 - Service for Noonday -
Help Ukrainian Families with the Episcopal Relief & Development website. www.episcopalrelief.org

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 120 Ad Domine

1 When I was in trouble, I called to the LORD; *
I called to the LORD, and he answered me.
2 Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips *
and from the deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be done to you, and what more besides, *
O you deceitful tongue?
4 The sharpened arrows of a warrior, *
along with hot glowing coals.
5 How hateful it is that I must lodge in Meshech *
and dwell among the tents of Kedar!
6 Too long have I had to live *
among the enemies of peace.
7 I am on the side of peace, *
but when I speak of it, they are for war.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Malachi 1:11 From the rising of the sun to its setting my Name shall be great among the nations, and in every place incense shall be offered to my Name, and a pure offering; for my Name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of Hosts. Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

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. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.
Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms: Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved; for your tender mercies' sake. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Bob, Sean, David, Woody, Michael, Cherie, Beverly, Darla, Barb, Kelly Bee/family, Lori/family, Sonni, Jan, Sandy, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim, and Hugh. For Jessica & Paul. For a safe and restorative sabbatical for Fr. Adam. For Peace and Reconciliation. For an end to the war in Ukraine. For all the refugees, migrants, and displaced persons of this world, especially women and children. For our armed forces both here and abroad. For those infected with or at risk from the Covid virus and for those who care for them. In memory of the over 1 million deaths now related to Covid in our nation, consolation for their families and friends. For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

For our brother Glenn Hull, who passed away this weekend,
let us pray to our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "I am Resurrection and I am Life."

Please respond saying “Hear us Lord”

Lord, you consoled Martha and Mary in their distress; draw near to us who mourn for Glenn, and dry the tears of those who weep.
Hear us, Lord.

You wept at the grave of Lazarus, your friend; comfort us in our sorrow.
Hear us, Lord.

You raised the dead to life; give to our brother eternal life.
Hear us, Lord.

You promised paradise to the thief who repented; bring our brother to the joys of heaven.
Hear us, Lord.

Our brother was washed in Baptism and anointed with the Holy Spirit; give him fellowship with all your saints.
Hear us, Lord.

He was nourished with your Body and Blood; grant him a place at the table in your heavenly kingdom.
Hear us, Lord.

Comfort us in our sorrows at the death of our brother; let our faith be our consolation, and eternal life our
Hope.
Hear us, Lord.

Father of all, we pray to you for Glenn, and for all those whom
we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let
light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls
of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from Forwardmovement.org, The Mission of St Clare online. Episcopalchurch.org Wikipedia. Espicopalcafe.com
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