Chapel of the Resurrection
Prayer and Communion
We sing, we read, we mark, we learn, we inwardly digest God's word together as we celebrate that we seek to be fully united with Jesus Christ. Join us today or any Sunday. Park in any of our spaces with a red sign marked 'Reserved' as that space is reserved for you.
Locations & Times
  • Chapel of the Resurrection
    655 W Jefferson St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
    Sunday 3:00 PM
This service has a lot of prayers, we pray together. Our idea in doing it this way is to ground us in the prayers of the Saints for all time and all generations and to practice the discipline of seeking God together so that we do so more effectively on our own.

Today's praise songs

Who you say I amLord I need youBuild my life
From Nigerian Anglican communion:

President: Have no anxiety about anything,
All: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. Phil. 4:6.

President: O magnify the Lord with me,
All: And let us exalt his name together.

All: Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
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.
President: Hear also what St. John says: If any one sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins (1 Jn. 2:1)

A Brief pause

President: Let us confess our sins, in penitence and faith, firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments and to live in love and peace with all people; meekly kneeling upon our knees.

All: Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
We have sinned against You
and against our neighbours,
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We have not sufficiently walked according to the mind of Christ.
We have named the name of Christ,
but have not departed from iniquity.
We are truly sorry, and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us, forgive us all that is past,
and grant that we may serve You in newness of life,
to the glory of Your name. Amen.
President: Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
President: The Lord be with you
All: And also with you
President: Let us pray.

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
At the end, the reader shall say:
This is the word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
At the end, the reader shall say:
This is the word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

We'll sing

Then at the reading, the reader will say:
The Holy Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ according to Luke
All: Glory to Christ our Saviour.
At the end, the reader shall say:
This is the Gospel of Christ.
All: Praise to Christ our Lord.
The sermon - Rev. Brian Smith

What is the most love you've seen/ experienced?
What is evangelism?

We'll look particularly at the Naaman's servant & then how Jesus equips those he sends out.
As we continue, we say the following creed together calling our attention again to a fuller, larger picture of all God has done for us...

The Nicene Creed

All: We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father
Through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation,
He came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
He became incarnate of the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate:
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day He rose again
in accordance with the scriptures;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory,
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the Giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
He is worshipped and glorified;
He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one, Holy,
Catholic and Apostolic Church;
we acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Your turn to lead prayers:

Everyone has a chance to pray from your heart. If you're just not feeling a contemporanious prayer right now... we ask you to turn to page 810 in the Book of Common Prayer and select at least one prayer that you can lead the group in as we pray a number of collects..
Diocesan collect: Gracious and loving God, you have called us in this Diocese to a goodly community of faith. You have called us also to bring others to know and love you. Give us, heavenly Father, a special measure of your grace, that we may be obedient to your Great Commission. Assist us, O Lord, and help us, that we may do your will in all things; and especially in our efforts to bring others to the knowledge and love of you. We ask all of these things through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Your turn to lead prayers:

We'd like everyone to have a chance to pray from your heart... If you're just not feeling a contemporanious prayer right now... we ask you to turn to page 810 in the Book of Common Prayer and select at least one prayer that you can lead the group in or one of those below.

Almighty and everlasting God, we praise You for all that You have done for us as a nation. Deepen the root of our national life in Your everlasting righteousness, let not Your blessings be withdrawn from us. Make us equal to our high trusts, reverent in the use of freedom, just in the exercise of power, and generous in the protection of the weak. Inspire the people who direct this local government, this state and this country, that they may guide us wisely and well; give insight and faithfulness to our legislators and judges both at the state and federal levels; and may our deepest trust ever be in You, the Lord of nations and the King of Kings; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, we pray You with Your gracious favour to behold our universities, colleges and schools, that knowledge may be increased among us, and all good learning flourish and abound. Bless all who teach and all who learn, and grant that in humility of heart they may ever look to You, who are the Fountain of all wisdom through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bestow Your blessing, we pray You, O Lord, upon Your Church and Your ministers everywhere. May increasing multitudes hear Your word, receive it, and live by it. May its power be seen more and more in the lives of them who believe. So work Your great work Almighty God, in this our country, and in this our generation, that the doubter may be convinced, the wavering established, the sinful converted and the gainsayer silenced; and grant that at the last, according to Your blessed word of Prophecy, the Lord may be King over all the earth, one Lord and His name one; through Jesus. Christ our Lord. Amen.
All Stand:

President: Christ is our peace.
He has reconciled us to God;
in one body by the cross.
We meet in His name and share His peace,

President: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
All: And also with you.

President: Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

And all may exchange a sign of peace: African fraternal or traditional embrace or traditional handshake or double handclasp.

We make our offering in this community on post-it notes because God calls on us to give not just our finances but our whole selves.
We will continue in our red books of common prayer.
After all have received communion and we've concluded the communion song:

Father of all, we give You thanks and praise, that when we were still far off You met us in Your Son and brought us home, Dying and living he declared Your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory. May we who share Christ’s Body, live His risen life. We who drink His cup, bring life to others; We whom the Spirit lights give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us. So we and Your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise Your name: through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
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