St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Chester, Vermont

Liturgy of the Word and Prayers

July 24, 2022

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Chester, Vermont

Liturgy of the Word and Prayers

The next service of Morning Prayer will be on Sunday, August 21st

Presider and people

               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.

Presider    The Lord be with you. 

People       And also with you.

Presider    Let us pray.

Collect for Proper ??

Presider and people:

The First Reading

Reader: A Reading from

Reader    Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.

People     Thanks be to God.



Second Reading

Reader    A Reading from

Reader    The Word of the Lord.

People     Thanks be to God.


The Homily     Mr. John Hoover


Nicene Creed     

Presider and people


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, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. 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, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who 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.



Form III
The Leader and People pray responsively
Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;
That we all may be one.


Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;
That your Name may be glorified by all people.


We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.

We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world; we
pray especially for the people of the Ukraine and for the nation of Russia, as well
as for all places of continuing warfare and oppression such as Yemen, Ethiopia
and Tigray Province, Myanmar, Israel and Palestine, and Syria, that your Spirit of
peace and reconciliation may prevail;
That there may be justice and peace on the earth.


Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;
That our works may find favor in your sight.


Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;
That they may be delivered from their distress.


Give to the departed eternal rest.
Let light perpetual shine upon them.


We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.


Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.
The People may add their own petitions.

Loving God, hear the prayers we have offered and continue to offer, and give us
strength and wisdom to carry your love to all whom we meet. Amen.


Presider The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Presider Let us pray.


Presider and People

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.

A 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 Collect for Peace:

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and
to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults
of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power
of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.


A Collect for Guidance:
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray
you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and
occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are
ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


A Concluding Collect:
Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the
cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So
clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those
who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your

The General Thanksgiving
Presider and people:


Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble
thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have
made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this
life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by
our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we
pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts
we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving
up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and
righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and
the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages.



A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Presider and people

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




Presider: Life is short and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of
those who travel with us. So be swift to love and make haste to be kind.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Presider:   Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia.
People:     Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

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PLEASE!! Read the scriptures again. Learn a hymn or two. Use the prayers of the people all this
coming week. Blessings!


Wednesday, July 27 Midweek Eucharist 5:00-5:30 PM in St. Luke's chapel

William Reed Huntington

Sunday, July 31 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 10-11
Holy Eucharist EOW3
Rev. Dr. BL MacDuffie

Wednesday, August 3 Holy Eucharist EOM III 5:00-5:30 in St. Luke's chapel
Joanna, Mary, and Salome


Sunday, August 7 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 10-11:15

Holy Eucharist Rite I,
Rev. Dr. BL MacDuffie


Wednesday, August 10 Holy Eucharist 5:00-5:30 in St. Luke's chapel
Laurence of Rome