The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 10, 2022

St. Titus’ Episcopal Church

400 Moline Street, Durham, NC 27707



(919) 682-5504

Welcome to St. Titus’ Episcopal Church

Welcome to St. Titus’ Episcopal Church

Whether you are here for the first time or your family has been part of St. Titus’ for generations, whether you’re here in person or watching online, the Holy Spirit has brought you to this place. We’re glad you’re here! Our Mission and Vision Statements are printed below. You can learn more about this faith community on our website, sttitusdurham.org. Our interim rector, Rev. Alicia or our deacon, Rev. Sarah, would be happy to talk with you about who we are and what we do at St. Titus’. We invite you to join us on our journey of faith.

Our Mission Statement

St. Titus’ is a diverse and growing community committed to walking with Christ by serving others, pursuing justice and welcoming all.

Our Vision Statement

God dreams for St. Titus’ to be sacred ground where all of God’s children experience the unconditional love of Jesus. In faithful response, we will offer Spirit-filled worship where people from diverse backgrounds encounter God. As an intergenerational community, we will deepen our faith through sharing scripture, Christian tradition and our own experience. We will be open and authentic with one another, and respond to the needs of our neighbors with compassion and creativity. Our passion for God’s justice and peace will compel us to become agents for social, political, and economic transformation. St. Titus’ will be Beloved Community.

Serving Today, July 10

Celebrant:                  The Rev. Dr. Alicia Alexis

Preacher:                  The Rev. Deacon Sarah Woodard

Deacon:                     The Rev. Sarah Woodard

First Lesson:             Carolyn White (8:30)

                                    Hannah Skjellum (10:30)

Epistle:                       Althea Alton (8:30) Gloria Drew (10:30)

Intercessor:              Mike Woodard (8:30)

Altar Guild:               Cheryl Myers, Kaye Sullivan

Ushers:                      Marguerite Peebles, Dwight Peebles


The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

July 3, 2022 at 8:30 (no music) & 10:30 am


Prelude  Sonatina in A Minor                                                                                 Jiri Benda

Processional Hymn  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

                                                                                                            The 1982 Hymnal #390

Officiant                    Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People                       And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

The Officiant may say

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid:  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.

Glory to God [spoken without refrain at 8:30 am; sung at 10:30 am]                                                                                                                                                                LEVAS II #243                      


            Glory, Glory, hallelujah,

            Lord we praise your Holy name,

            Glory, Glory hallelujah,

            Lord we praise your Holy name

Glory to God in the highest,

     and peace to His people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

     almighty God and Father,

     we worship you, we give you thanks,

     we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only son of the Father,

     Lord God, Lamb of God,                                   Refrain

            You take away the sin of the world:

      have mercy on us;

You are seated at the right hand of the Father:

      receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit,

      in the glory of God the Father.                      Refrain                                  


The Officiant says to the people

The Lord be with you.

People           And also with you.

Officiant        Let us pray.

Collect for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

First Reading            Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Reader                      A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy

Moses said to the people of Israel, “The Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, when you obey the Lord your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law, because you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

“Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.”

Reader                      The Word of the Lord

People                       Thanks be to God

Psalm 25:1-9           Ad te, Domine, levavi

Reader                      A reading from the Book of Psalms

1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

my God, I put my trust in you; *

let me not be humiliated,

nor let my enemies triumph over me.

2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; *

let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

3 Show me your ways, O LORD, *

and teach me your paths.

4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, *

for you are the God of my salvation;

in you have I trusted all the day long.

5 Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love, *

for they are from everlasting.

6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; *

remember me according to your love

and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.

7 Gracious and upright is the LORD; *

therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

8 He guides the humble in doing right *

and teaches his way to the lowly.

9 All the paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness *

to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Second Reading      Colossians 1:1-14

Reader                      A reading from the letter to the Colossians

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Reader                      The Word of the Lord

People                       Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn     In Christ There Is No East or West           The 1982 Hymnal #529

Gospel                       Luke 10:25-37

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

People                       Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, `Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

                                    The Gospel of the Lord.

People                       Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sermon                                                                              The Rev. Deacon Sarah Woodard  

The Nicene Creed  

 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 and for our salvation

      he came down from heaven:

    by the power of the Holy Spirit

      he became incarnate from 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 worshiped 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.

Prayers of the People                                                                                                 

I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world;

for our Bishop Anne and Bishop Sam; for this gathering; and for all

ministers and people.

Pray for the Church.


I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. We pray for all who suffer gun violence, hatred, abuse, or any form of discrimination.

Pray for justice and peace.


I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison.

Pray for those in any need or trouble.


I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him.

Pray that they may find and be found by him.


I ask your prayers for the departed, especially Naomi Scherrye Williams, that she may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

[You may add your own petitions here.]


Pray for those who have died.


I ask your prayers for:

Ama, Dana, Dorothy, Greg, Lawrence, Rose, Ann, Monroe, Murphy, Karen, Derek, Walter, Mary, Vivian, Danita, Lionell, Vincent, Howard, Sydney, Carol, Ben, Kate, Robert

[You may add your own petitions here]


The celebrant adds a concluding collect.

Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth:  Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Deacon says

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. [The people may stand or kneel.]

 Silence may be kept.

Minister and People

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 Priest stands and says

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.

Commissioning New Parish Leaders

The elected and appointed leaders gather at the front of the altar.

On behalf of the congregation of St. Titus, I present:

Diane Hundley, Senior Warden and William “Chuck” Hennessee, Vestry Member.

Celebrant:     Have these leaders been elected by the congregation or appointed by the vestry in accordance with the bylaws of our congregation?

Vestry and People: They have.

Celebrant:     Do you commit yourselves to carry out the responsibilities of the office to which you have been appointed?

Leaders:        I do.

Celebrant:     (to the congregation)       

Will you do all in your power to support these leaders with your prayers, your honest gracious communication with them and your willingness to help them carry out Christ’s ministry in this church?

Congregation:         We will.

Celebrant:  In the name of this congregation, I commission you for this work, and pledge you our prayers, encouragement, and support. May the Holy Spirit guide and strengthen you, that in this, and in all things, you may do God’s will in the service of the kingdom of Christ. Amen.

Let us pray. Almighty God, look with favor upon these persons who have now reaffirmed their commitment to follow Christ and to serve in his name. Give them courage, patience, and vision; and strengthen us all in our Christian vocation of witness to the world, and of service to others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace

Officiant                    The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People                       And also with you.

The Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord.

The Holy Communion

Offertory Sentence          

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.                  Ephesians 5:2

Offertory Hymn     Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love                                  LEVAS II #74

The Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer A

Celebrant                  The Lord be with you.

People                       And also with you.

Celebrant                  Lift up your hearts.

People                       We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant                  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People                       It is right to give him thanks and praise.


It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

For you are the source of light and life, you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Sanctus (spoken at 8:30 a.m.)

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

    Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes

in the name of the Lord.

    Hosanna in the highest.            

LEVAS II #255   (sung at 10:30 a.m.) 

Holy, holy, holy, holy,

holy Lord God of hosts,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in

the name of the Lord, of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna in the highest.

Then the Celebrant continues

Holy and gracious Father:  In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Celebrant and People

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

The Celebrant continues 

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saint into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer [Spoken at 8:30, sung at 10:30]

The Celebrant says

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

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.

The Breaking of the Bread

A period of silence is kept.

Celebrant                  [Alleluia.] Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

People                       Therefore let us keep the feast. [Alleluia.]

The Priest invites the people to Communion

The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.


Hymns                       Where cross the crowded ways of life     The 1982 Hymnal #609

                                    Thou, who at thy first Eucharist                  The 1982 Hymnal #315

A Prayer for Spiritual Communion       

In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I desire to offer to you praise and thanksgiving. I remember your death, Lord Christ; I proclaim your resurrection; I await your coming in glory. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and in the life to come. Amen.

Post-communion Prayer

The celebrant says

Let us pray.

The celebrant and people say together

Almighty and ever living God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.


The Celebrant says

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace. And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always.  Amen

Recessional Hymn             O Master, let me walk with thee The 1982 Hymnal #660

Deacon                                  Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

People                                   Thanks be to God.

Postlude                                 Sonata in G Major                                          Franz Josef Haydn



  • Coffee Hour today is sponsored by the Altar Guild. Please stay for fellowship and refreshments. 
  • The family of Naomi Scherrye Williams will hold a private funeral service at St. Titus on Friday, July 15, 2022. Interment of ashes will occur on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 2 pm at the Williams’ family beach house at 533 Ocean Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC. Condolences may be sent to:  The Family of Naomi Scherrye Williams, 6016 Mallory Lane, Apt. 16, Durham, NC 27713.
  • This is Jennifer Wolfe’s last Sunday as our Interim Choir Director. We give thanks for her service and wish her the best.
  • The Vestry will be on retreat on Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, September 17, at St. Phillips in the Trees. Please keep us in your prayers.
  • Zoom training for folks interested in working with refugees and World Relief Durham will be held Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm. The link is listed in the E-News this week and posted in today’s online Service Bulletin at sttitusdurham.org. If you have questions, or you are unable to attend this session and want to be trained at a later date, please be sure to contact Rev. David Stanford at dstanford4900@yahoo.com and share this information with others who may be interested.
  • Support St. Titus’:  If you would like to support our ministries you can make an online donation here by following the QR code or by visiting our homepage: sttitusdurham.org. You can also mail or hand-deliver a check to St. Titus’ at 400 Moline St., Durham, NC, 27707. Thank you!
  • Stay in Touch:  To receive weekly email announcements from St. Titus’, email Carol or sign up by following this link: http://eepurl.com/htIWIr .
  • Sign up for The Titusian, St. Titus’ monthly newsletter, on the St. Titus’ homepage: sttitusdurham.org, or by emailing Carol.
  • Subscribe to Please Note, a weekly update from the Diocese of North Carolina by following this link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/QCPKOTo.
  • A Message from the Alter Guild:  If you know someone who is sick or shut-in, please take the altar flowers to them, to brighten their day. Thank you!
  • There will be an Instructed Eucharist on Sunday, July 17. An Instructed Eucharist explains the significance of parts of our liturgy. The word ‘liturgy’ means “the work of the people,” reminding us that worship is not the performance a few, but the participation of many.

Clergy & Staff

Interim Rector: The Rev. Dr. Alicia Alexis (336) 541-3161                   st.titusrevalexis@gmail.com

Deacon: The Rev. Deacon Sarah Woodard (919) 599-5227     sarah.woodard@duke.edu

Interim Parish Administrator: Carol Dorsey (919)682-5504      st.titussecretary@gmail.com

Interim Choir Director: Jennifer Wolfe (616) 795-2714                   jawolfe@meredith.edu

Vestry Roster

Senior Warden         Diane Hundley                   2022      dianehundley@bellsouth.net

Junior Warden         Keith Bishop                       2023      KeithBishop@keithbishoplaw.com

                                    Althea Alton                       2021      althea.alton@yahoo.com

                                    Meisha Davis                     2022      meisha.davis1@gmail.com

                                    Marguerite Peebles          2022      apeeblesmarguerit@bellsouth.net

                                    Gloria Drew                       2023      gdrew41@att.net

                                    Chuck Hennessee             2023      wllmhennessee@aol.com

Treasurer                  Mary Hawkins                                  st.titustreasurer@gmail.com

Church Organizational Leaders

Altar Guild                                                              Hazel Brown                      hazelyb24@gmail.com

Acolyte Warden                                                   Vincent Quiett                   quiettv@msn.com

Benevolent Team Coordinator                         Willette Crews                  willettec@legalaidnc.org

Card Ministry                                                        Alexine Miller                    alexinemiller@yahoo.com

Communications Ministry                                  Mary Hawkins                   pisces0835@gmail.com

Episcopal Church Women                                  Valerie Quiett                    quiettv@msn.com

Episcopal Church Women                                  Vickie Miller                       vickiemiller746@yahoo.com

Memorial Garden Warden                                 James Barnes                    jbarnl3719@aol

Parish Outreach Coordinator                            Willette Crews                  willettec@legalaidnc.org

Parish Outreach Coordinator                            William Hennessee               wllmhennessee@aol.com

St. David’s Usher Guild                                        Dwight Peebles                 dapeebles@bellsouth.net

Invite. Welcome. Connect Committee            Sarah Woodard                 sarah.woodard@duke.edu

Technical Support Team                                     Livio Carnera and             lcarnera@aol.com

Technical Support Team                                     Yvette Matthews               y.mathews@comcast.net

Youth Leader                                                        (open)

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