Morning Prayer Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Morning Prayer, Sunday September 20, 2020

Bulletin

Opening Sentence

Officiant         Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Officiant         Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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.

 

Officiant         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.


Officiant          Lord, open our lips.

People             And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Jubilate

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *

serve the Lord with gladness

and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; *

he himself has made us, and we are his;

we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;

go into his courts with praise; *

give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good;

his mercy is everlasting; *

and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

 

Psalm 145:1-8

1   I will exalt you, O God my King, *
        and bless your Name for ever and ever.

2   Every day will I bless you *
        and praise your Name for ever and ever.

3   Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; *
        there is no end to his greatness.

4   One generation shall praise your works to another *
        and shall declare your power.

5   I will ponder the glorious splendor of your majesty *
        and all your marvelous works.

6   They shall speak of the might of your wondrous acts, *
        and I will tell of your greatness.

7   They shall publish the remembrance of your great goodness; *
        they shall sing of your righteous deeds.

8   The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, *
        slow to anger and of great kindness.

     Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

        as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

 

Jonah 3:10-4:11

When God saw what the people of Nineveh did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.  But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing. And now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” And the Lord said, “Is it right for you to be angry?” Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would become of the city.  The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the bush. But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered. When the sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”  But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?” And he said, “Yes, angry enough to die.” Then the Lord said, “You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?”

Officiant         The Word of the Lord

All                   Thanks be to God

 

Reflection                                                                                                           Father Piret


Set Me as a Seal                                               Sung by the Choir on February 16, 2020

Words: Song of Solomon 8:6–7                                  Music: William Walton (1902-1983)

                                              Christopher Judge, baritone


   Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death,

   Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.


The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Officiant          The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Officiant          Let us pray.


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.

 

Suffrages

Officiant          Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;

People             Govern and uphold them, now and always.

Officiant         Day by day we bless you;

People             We praise your Name for ever.

Officiant          Lord, keep us from all sin today;

People             Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Officiant          Lord, show us your love and mercy;

People             For we put our trust in you.

Officiant          In you, Lord, is our hope;

People             And we shall never hope in vain.

 

We hold in our hearts those who are in special need. By name, we remember: Anne, Carlos, Robyn, Joan, Donna, Bruce, Andrew, Robert, Joannie, Craig, Marie-Claire, Ruth, Sarah, Carol and John, Rose, Nicholas, Clint, Kathy, Marianne, Arlene, Trevor, and Bernice.

Officiant         Lord, hear our prayer;

People           and let our cry come to you. 


Collect of the Day

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

 

Collect for Sundays

O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Officiant         Let us bless the Lord.

All                   Thanks be to God.

 

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, and may the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.

Morning Prayer Sunday, September 13, 2020

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Morning Prayer Sunday, September 13, 2020

Bulletin

Opening Sentence

Officiant         Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Officiant         Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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.

 

Officiant         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.


Officiant          Lord, open our lips.

People             And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.


      Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

      as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Jubilate

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *

   serve the Lord with gladness

   and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; *

   he himself has made us, and we are his;

   we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;

   go into his courts with praise; *

   give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good;

   his mercy is everlasting; *

   and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

 

Psalm 103:1-4, 8-13

1    Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
        and all that is within me, bless his holy Name.

2    Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
        and forget not all his benefits.

3    He forgives all your sins *
        and heals all your infirmities;

4    He redeems your life from the grave *
        and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness;

8    The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
        slow to anger and of great kindness.

9     He will not always accuse us, *
         nor will he keep his anger for ever.

10   He has not dealt with us according to our sins, *
         nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.

11   For as the heavens are high above the earth, *
         so is his mercy great upon those who fear him.

12   As far as the east is from the west, *
         so far has he removed our sins from us.

13   As a father cares for his children, *
         so does the Lord care for those who fear him.


Genesis 50:15-21

Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” So they approached Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before he died, ‘Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.’ Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. Then his brothers also wept, fell down before him, and said, “We are here as your slaves.” But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.” In this way he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.

Officiant         The Word of the Lord

All                   Thanks be to God

 

Reflection                                                                                                           Father Piret

 

Hear the voice and prayer                                    Sung by the Choir on March 17, 2019

Words: I Kings 8:28-30                                                 Music: Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

 

Hear the voice and prayer of thy servants, that they make before thee this day.  That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, ever toward this place, of which thou hast said: “My Name shall be there.”  And when thou hearest have mercy on them.

 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Officiant          The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Officiant          Let us pray.

 

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.

 

Suffrages

Officiant          Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;

People             Govern and uphold them, now and always.

Officiant          Day by day we bless you;

People             We praise your Name for ever.

Officiant          Lord, keep us from all sin today;

People             Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Officiant          Lord, show us your love and mercy;

People             For we put our trust in you.

Officiant          In you, Lord, is our hope;

People             And we shall never hope in vain.

 

We hold in our hearts those who are in special need. By name, we remember: Anne, Carlos, Robyn, Joan, Donna, Bruce, Andrew, Robert, Joannie, Craig, Marie-Claire, Ruth, Sarah, Carol and John, Rose, Nicholas, Clint, Kathy, Marianne, Arlene, and Trevor.

Officiant         Lord, hear our prayer;

People             and let our cry come to you.

 

Collect of the Day

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Collect for Sundays

O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Officiant         Let us bless the Lord.

All                   Thanks be to God.

 

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, and may the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.

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