Worship with St. Jude's, on the Big Island of Hawaii
July 5, 2020
Ocean View, Hawaii
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
The Reverend Lester MacKenzie
With Cordelia Burt and Cynnie Salley
Welcome to our Sunday morning worship service.
Please click on the video below. You can follow along with the lessons and prayers printed on this page below.
The First Lesson
Zechariah 9: 9-12
Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall command peace to the nations;
his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.
Psalm 145: 8 - 15
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, * slow to anger and of great kindness.
The Lord is loving to everyone * and his compassion is over all his works.
All your works praise you, O Lord, * and your faithful servants bless you.
They make known the glory of your kingdom * and speak of your power;
That the peoples may know of your power * and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; * your dominion endures throughout all ages.
The Lord is faithful in all his words * and merciful in all his deeds.
The Lord upholds all those who fall; * he lifts up those who are bowed down.
The Second Lesson
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
A reading from
Matthew's Gospel Lesson
Jesus said to the crowd, “To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Hear the Word of the Lord.
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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
Prayers Of The People
Let us who have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection pray for the church, the world, and all in need, saying: Hear us, good LordFor a new birth of peace on earth among all human families and nations, that hatred and violence and war may cease, we pray:
Hear us, good Lord For the whole body of Christ and all who bear his holy name, and for bishops, clergy, the laity and all who offer ministries, for our Presiding Bishop Michael, our bishops, John and Diane; from our Anglican cycle of prayer Pray for all members of the Anglican Communion around the world Pray for the united Church of Pakistan The Most Revd Humphrey Peters - Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan we pray:
Hear us, good LordFor those weakened through illness and those who minister to them throughout the world.
For those in any crisis or need, and all on our prayer list, we pray:
Hear us, good Lord For those having died in faith , and for all the dying, that they may know the love of God who has raised Christ up, having loosed the pangs of death, we pray:
Hear us, good Lord
God of wind and flame, blow into our lives. Ignite the fire of hope, fan the flames of possibility. Transform us into a people who share your love with a world in pain, a people who proclaim your hope into a world given to despair, a people who live as though the world can be changed into the kingdom that is to come.
Risen Lord, be known to us.
Receive these prayers, O God, and transform us through them, that we may have eyes to see and hearts to understand not only what you do on our behalf, but what you call us to do so that your realm will come to fruition in glory.
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.
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.
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.
Entrust your life to the Lord of the open spaces and the time of adventure. To the life that pulses through sun drenched streets and mountain heights; to the love that sustains us through feast and famine. Let God’s hope be a clearing sky before you, a compass in your heart guiding you to where you belong…
Music for today
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