Chapel of the Resurrection
Bible Study and Communion
This is our last service of the summer term. We will sing, read, mark, 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
A little about what we do.
This service has a lot of written prayers many that we pray together. A lot of the prayers are call and response. All of us are people, the celebrant leads the service and is usually ordained, the lector(s) are readers who help bring the scriptures to life. The order at its best gives us parameters that help train our hearts and connect us to those who are praying the same things around the world and through time... with this connection we wait and long for the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

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.
Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People:And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever.

Celebrant: Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:14,16

Celebrant: 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.

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.

Today's praise songs

Opening: Here I am to Worship
Gradual: Waymaker
Offering: Good Good Father
Communion: One Thing Remains
Closing: Hymn 43
The Collect of the Day (prayed together)

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Celebrant: Let us pray.
People: O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lector: A reading from Hosea 1:2-10
Lector: Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church
People: Thanks be to God

We will pray the psalm aloud together
Lector: a reading from Colossians
Lector: Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church
People:Thanks be to God

Waymaker (split before and after the gospel)

You may already have this document open in another tab on your screen.Gospel: The Holy Gospel of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ according to LukePeople: Glory to you Lord Christ
At the end, the gospeler shall say:
Gospeler: The gospel of the Lord
All: Praise to you Lord Christ

We'll sing more of Waymaker
The sermon - Rev. Brian Smith

What is prayer?
What works for you for prayer?
How do you hear from God when you pray?
I'll share a few stories of what has worked for me.
I'm praying for breakthrough in your prayer life no matter how good or anemic it is.
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.
We value everyone praying and have a book called the Book of Common Prayer from which this service is taken. We value prayers from the heart so feel free to pray extemporaneously or turn to page 810 in the Book of Common Prayer. We;d like everyone to lead one prayer.
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.
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.

“You ask what you should offer: offer yourself. For what else does the
Lord seek of you but you? Because of all earthly creatures he has made
nothing better than you, he seeks yourself from yourself, because you
have lost yourself.” St. Augustine
We will continue in our red books of common prayer on page 367 for communion.
We'll close with the blessing from Kenyan Communion:

All our troubles
We send to the cross of Christ
All our difficulties
We send to the cross of Christ
All the devil's works
We send to the cross of Christ
All our _________
We send to the cross of Christ.

All our hopes
We set on the risen Christ
Send a text to stay connected
Would you like dinner after church together next week?

Would you like to be on our text mailing list (that tells you about fun events and sends a weekly reminder for Sundays).

Would you like to be in a 5 session gathering talking about 5 mistakes not to make in college (but nearly everyone does)?

If yes, to any of these, please text Brian at 850-792-5697
Upper-classmen only
Preparations are in full swing to help freshmen move in this August as well as throw the 2nd biggest party of the year (FSU Luau). If you haven't signed up yet, please do today with our team... we've already paid for your registration though we ask you donate $10 to the ministry to demonstrate that you'll be there for Thursday August 22 and Friday August 23.

Redoing our giving

If you'd like to give to support this ministry (or already do) please visit the following webpage to set-up/ reset-up your giving. We're moving our giving from paypal to the ACS platform which is both cheaper for us and better managed by our diocese.