Worship with St. Jude's, on the Big Island of Hawaii
October 25, 2020
Ocean View, Hawaii
21st Sunday after Pentecost
The Reverend Romona Scarpace
With Richard Burt and Cordelia Burt
Welcome to our Sunday morning worship service.
Please click on the video below to begin. You can follow along with the lessons and prayers printed on this page.
Collect for the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The First Lesson Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the LORD showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the Negeb, and the Plain--that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees--as far as Zoar. The LORD said to him, "This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there." Then Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord's command. He was buried in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor, but no one knows his burial place to this day. Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired and his vigor had not abated. The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then the period of mourning for Moses was ended. Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as the LORD had commanded Moses. Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.
He was unequaled for all the signs and wonders that the LORD sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land, and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
Thanks be to God
Psalm 90 Domine, refugium
1 Lord, you have been our refuge *
from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or the land and the earth were born, *
from age to age you are God.
3 You turn us back to the dust and say, *
"Go back, O child of earth."
4 For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday
when it is past *
and like a watch in the night.
5 You sweep us away like a dream; *
we fade away suddenly like the grass.
6 In the morning it is green and flourishes; *
in the evening it is dried up and withered.
13 Return, O LORD; how long will you tarry? *
be gracious to your servants.
14 Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; *
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
15 Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us *
and the years in which we suffered adversity.
16 Show your servants your works *
and your splendor to their children.
17 May the graciousness of the LORD our God be upon us; *
prosper the work of our hands;
prosper our handiwork.
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.
Second Lesson 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition.
For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children.
So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.
Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
Thanks be to God
The Holy Gospel Mark 10: 46 - 52
46 And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, Bartimae′us, a blind beggar, the son of Timae′us, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; rise, he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his mantle he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Master,[a] let me receive my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Music for today
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The Queen's Prayer hula was recorded on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean a few days before Pentecost. As Faye began the dance, a gentle breeze began to blow. If you watch the video closely, you can see the wind lift Faye's gown and even her hair as the prayer unfolds. When we finished the recording, the wind stopped. Come, Holy Spirit, Come.
The Queen's Prayer
ʻO kou aloha nō
Aia i ka lani
A ʻo Kou ʻoia ʻiʻo
He hemolele hoʻi
Koʻu noho mihi ʻana
A paʻahao ʻia
ʻO ʻoe kuʻu lama
Kou nani koʻu koʻo
Mai nānā ʻinoʻino
Nā hewa o kānaka
Akā e huikala
A maʻemaʻe nō
No laila e ka Haku
Ma lalo o kou ʻēheu
Kō mākou maluhia
A mau loa aku nō
Your love is in heaven and your truth so perfect.
I live in sorrow imprisoned;
you are my light, your glory my support.
Behold not with malevolence the sins of humankind,
but forgive and cleanse.
And so, Lord, beneath your wings be our peace forever more. Amen
Click on the video for
the conch shell call to worship,
by Buddy Sherfield.
Officiating today is
her home in
You, wonderful God, whose glory the heavens declare
and whose handiwork the whole earth sees;
be with astronomers and astronauts
artists, photographers and trail walkers.
You, whose Spirit brooded over the face of the earth
and brought breath to all that lives and grows;
be with health workers who control viruses and bacteria,
or engineer genes and chromosomes.
You, for whom truth is not mere facts and figures,
but relationship and the gift of eternal love;
be with those whose science has left them empty
or whose technology has become a slavery.
You, who give us faith that leads to many doubts,
and deep doubts that lead to a larger faith;
be with all agnostics and those who despair,
and all the pure of heart who hunger for you.
You, who have created us for fulfilment and joy,
and do not rest while one lost person is in misery;
be with those who are lost in amusement arcades
You, who should mother and father forsake us,
cherish us as your very own family;
be with abused children and street kids,
social workers, magistrates and foster parents.
You, who when thick darkness covered humanity,
leapt into the night bringing light and joy;
be with night-shift workers and police,
evangelists, counselors and pastors.
You, whose first-born, perfect Child
covered our sins and bore our griefs;
be with mothers and midwives,
the falsely accused and sorely abused.
You, who banish fears and bring a new dawn,
who swallow up death in victory;
be with those who risk their lives for others
and all who today face death alone.
You, who know our needs before we utter them
and do far more than we can ask or imagine;
be with us as we offer these prayers
and with all who have forgotten how to pray.
Through Jesus Christ our Brother and Saviour.
Amen and Amen!
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
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.
The Lord's Prayer
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
May God give you the Grace to never sell yourself short,
The Grace to risk something big for something good.
The grace to remember that the world is too dangerous for anything but truth, and too small for anything but love!
And may the blessing of God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit be with you now and always. Amen.
Prayer for the Week
Come Lord Jesus, and dwell in my heart in the fullness of your strength; be my wisdom and guide me in right pathways; conform my life and actions to the image of your holiness; and, in the power of your gracious might, rule over every hostile power that threatens or disturbs the growth of your kingdom, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
A Prayer For the Nation
Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace:
Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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