Serving Today:

Celebrant: The Rev. David Stanford
Preacher: The Rev. David Stanford
Deacon: The Rev. Deacon Sarah Woodard
Eucharist Minister: Mary Hawkins
First Lesson: Carolyn White (8:30) Dana Salmon (10:30)
Epistle: Lew Myers (8:30) Yvette Matthews (10:30)
Intercessor: Mary Hawkins (8:30) Gloria Drew (10:30)
Altar Guild: Cheryl Myers and Kaye Sullivan
Ushers: Valerie Quiett and Kendall Vanderslice
Technical Team: Livio Carnera, Yvette Matthews, Chuck Hennessee



Processional Hymn    I want to walk as a child of the light   #490 The Hymnal 1982

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

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

The Celebrant says

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]

Refrain                                                                                    #243 LEVAS II

            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, 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. Amen.

The Celebrant says to the people

                                    The Lord be with you.

People                         And also with you.

Celebrant                    Let us pray.

Collect for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading          Isaiah 5:1-7

Reader                                    A reading from the Prophet Isaiah

Let me sing for my beloved
            my love-song concerning his vineyard:

My beloved had a vineyard
            on a very fertile hill.

He dug it and cleared it of stones,
            and planted it with choice vines;

he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
            and hewed out a wine vat in it;

he expected it to yield grapes,
            but it yielded wild grapes.

And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem
            and people of Judah,

judge between me
            and my vineyard.

What more was there to do for my vineyard
            that I have not done in it?

When I expected it to yield grapes,
            why did it yield wild grapes?

And now I will tell you
            what I will do to my vineyard.

I will remove its hedge,
            and it shall be devoured;

I will break down its wall,
            and it shall be trampled down.

I will make it a waste;
            it shall not be pruned or hoed,
            and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns;

I will also command the clouds
            that they rain no rain upon it.

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts
            is the house of Israel,

and the people of Judah
            are his pleasant planting;

he expected justice,
            but saw bloodshed;

            but heard a cry!

Reader                                    The Word of the Lord

People                        Thanks be to God

Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18    Qui regis Israel

Reader                        A reading from the Book of Psalms

1 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; *
shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.

2 In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, *
stir up your strength and come to help us.

8 You have brought a vine out of Egypt; *
you cast out the nations and planted it.

9 You prepared the ground for it; *
it took root and filled the land.

10 The mountains were covered by its shadow *
and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.

11 You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea *
and its branches to the River.

12 Why have you broken down its wall, *
so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?

13 The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it, *
and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.

14 Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven;
behold and tend this vine; *
preserve what your right hand has planted.

15 They burn it with fire like rubbish; *
at the rebuke of your countenance let them perish.

16 Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, *
the son of man you have made so strong for yourself.

17 And so will we never turn away from you; *
give us life, that we may call upon your Name.

18 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; *
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

Second Reading     Hebrews 11:29-12:2

Reader                                    A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets– who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented — of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.

Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Reader                     The Word of the Lord

People                      Thanks be to God

Sequence Hymn    Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor #596  The Hymnal 1982

Gospel                      Luke 12:49-56

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

People                      Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided:

            father against son
                        and son against father,

            mother against daughter
                        and daughter against mother,

            mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
                        and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, `It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

People                        Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sermon                                                                           The Rev. David Stanford

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                                                                                                

Form I
Deacon or other leader

With all our heart and with all our mind,

let us pray to the Lord, saying,

“Lord, have mercy.”

For the peace from above, for the loving-kindness of God,

and for the salvation of our souls,

let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the world,

for the welfare of the Holy Church of God,

and for the unity of all peoples,

let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For our Bishop Sam and Anne,

and for all the clergy and people,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For our President, for the leaders of the nations,

and for all in authority,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For this city of Durham, for every city

and community, and for those who live in them,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For seasonable weather, and for an

abundance of the fruits of the earth,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the good earth which God has given us,

and for the wisdom and will to conserve it,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who travel on land, on water,

or in the air, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the aged and infirm,

for the widowed and orphans,

and for the sick and the suffering,

let us pray to the Lord.

I ask your prayers for:

Ama, Dorothy, Greg, Lawrence, Rose, Ann, Murphy, Karen, Derek, Walter, Mary, Vivian, Danita, Lionell, Vincent, Howard, Sydney, Carol, Robert, Beverly, Scott

[You may add your own petitions here]

Lord, have mercy.

For the poor and the oppressed,

for the unemployed and the destitute,

for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For all who have died in the hope of the resurrection,

and for all the departed,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For deliverance from all danger, violence, oppression, and degradation,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

 For the absolution and remission of our sins and offenses,

let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

That we may end our lives in faith and hope,

without suffering and without reproach, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

Defend us, deliver us, and in thy compassion protect us,

O Lord, by thy grace.
Lord, have mercy.

In the communion of St. Titus’ and all of the saints,

let us commend ourselves, and one another,

and all our life, to Christ our God.
To thee, O Lord our God.


The Celebrant adds a concluding Collect

Lord, hear the prayers of thy people; and what we have asked faithfully, grant that we may obtain effectually, to the glory of thy Name; 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.

The Peace

Celebrant        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.

Welcome and Announcements

The Holy Communion

Offertory Sentence         

Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name; bring offerings and come into his courts. Psalm 96:8                                                            

Offertory Hymn     Please Guide Me                                             #613 (AAHH)  

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:

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 People and Celebrant

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            Let Us Break Bread Together                                                #152 (LEVAS)

                        This is My Body                                                           #155 (LEVAS)

A Prayer for Spiritual Communion for those watching by Livestream     

In union, O Lord, with your faithful people at every altar of your Church, 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 People and Celebrant

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 Blessing

The Celebrant says

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you, and remain with you always.  Amen


Hymn                         My Faith Looks Up to Thee                 #691 The Hymnal 1982

Deacon                      Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

People                       Thanks be to God.



  • The Liturgy and Worship Committee will meet via Zoom on Monday, August 15  at 10:00AM.
  • Vestry Retreat:  Our Vestry will be on retreat Saturday, August 27 and Saturday, October 1, at Philip in the Trees.
  • Inquirers/Newcomers Class:  Beginning September 5 on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:30PM. This class is open to everyone – – longstanding and new members alike. The class will include the traditions and ethos of the Episcopal/Anglican church and will prepare individuals for baptism, confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation of their faith. Rev. Alicia will lead these classes. Please contact the Parish Administrator to sign up: st.titussecretary@gmail.com or 919 682-5504.
  • C. C. Spaulding Elementary School needs small bottles of water.  Please leave the bottles in the narthex. If you are interested in participating in this ministry that supports our neighborhood school, please get in touch with Deacon Sarah at sarah.woodard@duke.edu.
  • World Relief Durham:  New information for Refugee Committee Volunteers:  World Relief is requiring an application, background check ($35), and attendance at a Volunteer Orientation if you want to work directly with families. Contact Babs Wise at babswise@gmail.com for the on-line application. For more info on World Relief Durham, call Babs at 919-641-5879, or David Stanford dstanford4900@yahoo.com.
  • Support St. Titus’:  If you would like to support our ministries, please make an online donation here by following 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!
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  • A Message from the Altar Guild:  If you know someone who is sick or shut-in, please take the altar flowers to them, to brighten their day. Thank you!

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 Admin: Carol Dorsey – st.titussecretary@gmail.com
Choir Director: Ramon Holloway – sainttitusmusic@yahoo.com

Vestry Roster

Senior Warden – Diane Hundley 2022 – dianehundley@bellsouth.net
Keith Bishop – Jr Warden 2023 – KeithBishop@keithbishoplaw.com
Chuck Hennessee – Clerk 2023 – wllmhennessee@aol.com
Althea Alton 2021 – althea.alton@yahoo.com
Meisha Davis 2022 – meisha.davis1@gmail.com
Marguerite Peebles 2022 – peeblesmarguerit@bellsouth.net
Gloria Drew 2023 – gdrew1216@yahoo.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.com
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 – lcarnera@aol.com
Technical Support Team – Yvette Matthews – y.mathews@comcast.net
Technical Support Team – Chuck Hennessee – wllmhennessee@aol.com
Youth Leader (open)

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