St. Luke’s Morning Prayer Service Rite I [BCP pg. 42]

                                                              February 21,2021

                                                                          Lent 1

Prelude

OFFICIANT:     If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us;         but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse     us from all unrighteousness. [BCP 38, "Lent"]

OFFICIANT:     Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

ALL:     Almighty and merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep,       we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, we have          offended against thy holy laws, we have left undone those things which we ought to       have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.  But thou,    O Lord, have mercy upon us, spare thou those who confess their faults, restore thou           those who are penitent, according to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ    Jesus our Lord; and grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may hereafter             live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of thy holy Name.  Amen.

OFFICIANT:     The Almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your            sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy           Spirit.  Amen. [BCP 41-42]

OFFICIANT:     O Lord, open thou our lips.

PEOPLE:          And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

ALL:     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.  Alleluia.  [BCP 42]

OFFICIANT:     The Lord is full of compassion and mercy:                 

PEOPLE:          O come, let us adore him. [BCP 43, Epiphany]

*The Venite is recited by ALL [BCP 44]

 

O come, let us sing unto the Lord;*

let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,*

and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

 

For the Lord is a great God,*

and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are all the corners of the earth,*

and the strength of the hills is his also.

the sea is his and he made it,*

and his hands prepared the dry land.

 

O come, let us worship and fall down*

and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is the Lord our God,*

and we are the people of his pasture

and the sheep of his hand.

 

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;*

let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth,*

and with righteousness to judge the world

and the peoples with his truth.

 

OFFICIANT:     The Lord is full of compassion and mercy:

PEOPLE:          O come, let us adore him. 

*Psalm 25:1-9 to be recited by half-verse* [BCP 614-616]

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.

 

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

let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

 

Show me your ways, O LORD,*

and teach me your paths.

 

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.

 

Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love,*

for they are from everlasting.

 

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.

Gracious and upright is the LORD;*

therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

 

He guides the humble in doing right*

and teaches his way to the lowly.

 

All the paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness*

to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

 

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.

 

*Genesis 9:8-17 is read.

 

OFFICIANT:     Canticle 4, “The Song of Zechariah"  Benedictus Dominus Deus [BCP pg.50]

 

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,*

for he hath visited and redeemed his people;

And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us*

in the house of his servant David,

As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,*

which have been since the world began:

that we should be saved from our enemies,*

and from the hand of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers,*

and to remember his holy covenant;

to perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham,

that he would give us,

That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies*

might serve him without fear,

In holiness and righteousness before him,*

all the days of our life.

 

And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest,*

for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord

to prepare his ways;

to give knowledge of salvation unto his people*

for the remission of their sins,

through the tender mercy of our God,*

whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;

To give light to them that sit in darkness

and in the shadow of death,*

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

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.

 

*I Peter 3:18-22 is read.

The Gradual

*Mark 1:9-15 is read.  Homily follows.

*The Apostles' Creed is recited by ALL-  [BCP 53-4]

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

Born of the Virgin Mary,

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell.

 

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand

Of God the Father almighty.

From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost,

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 with thy spirit.   OFFICIANT:  Let us pray.

*The Lord's Prayer is said by ALL - [BCP 54] 

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.

 

OFFICIANT:     Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan:  Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to say; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen. [BCP 166, I Lent]

OFFICIANT:     O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom:  Defend us, thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might  of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.  [BCP 56-7, "Peace"]

OFFICIANT:     In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Province of Central Africa.  In our own Diocese we pray for St. Michael's Christ, Brattleboro and the Rev'd Mary Lindquist.  I invite your prayers this morning either silently or aloud.  (for Jeff, for Red & Adelaide, for Janet, for Pat).  Prayers for wisdom and godly guidance in our land.  Prayers for those suffering from Covid-19.  Are there others?)

*The General Thanksgiving  is recited by ALL - [BCP 58-59] 

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,

we thine unworthy servants

do give thee most humble and hearty thanks

for all thy goodness and loving-kindness

to us and to all people.

We bless thee for our creation, preservation,

and all the blessings of this life;

but above all for thine inestimable 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 beseech thee,

give us that due sense of all thy mercies,

that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful;

and that we show forth thy praise,

not only with our lips, but in our lives,

by giving up our selves to thy service,

and by walking before thee

in holiness and righteousness all our days;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with tee and the Holy Ghost,

be all honor and glory, world without end.  Amen.

 

OFFICIANT:     Let us bless the Lord.

PEOPLE:          Thanks be to God. [BCP 72]

OFFICIANT:     *Bow down before the Lord.  Grant, Almighty God, that your people may recognize their weakness and put their whole trust in your strength, so that they may rejoice for ever in the protection of your loving providence; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. [BOS 25, Lent I]

Postlude

                                       St. Luke's Morning Prayer Service Rite II [BCP pg. 75]

                                           January 17, 2021 – Epiphany 2

Prelude

OFFICIANT:     Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.  [BCP 76, Epiphany]

OFFICIANT:     Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

ALL:     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.

ALL:     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.  [BCP 80]

OFFICIANT:     The Lord has shown forth his glory:      

PEOPLE:          Come let us adore him. 

             *Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 to be recited responsively by half verse.  [BCP 784-5]

LORD, you have searched me out and known me;*

you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

 

You trace my journeys and my resting places*

and are acquainted with all my ways.

 

Indeed, there is not a word on my lips,*

but you, O LORD, know it altogether.

 

 

You press upon me behind and before*

and lay your hand upon me.

 

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;*

it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

 

For you yourself created my inmost parts;*

you knit me together in my mother's womb.

 

I will thank you because I am marvelously made;*

your works are wonderful, and I know it well.

 

My body was not hidden from you,*

while I was being made in secret

and woven in the depths of the earth.

 

Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb;

all of them were written in your book;*

they were fashioned day by day, when as yet there was none of them.

 

How deep I find your thoughts, O God!*

how great is the sum of them!

 

If I were to count them, they would be more in number

than the sand;*

to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.

                               *The Jubilate is recited by all.  [BCP 82-83]

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.

 

*I Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) is now read.

OFFICIANT:     Canticle 11, "The Third Song of Isaiah" Surge, illuminare"  [BCP pg 87-8]

                                 Canticle 11:  The Third Song of Isaiah

 

Arise, shine, for your light has come,*

and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.

For behold, darkness covers the land;*

deep gloom enshrouds the peoples.

But over you the Lord will rise,*

and his glory will appear upon you.

Nations will stream to your light,*

and kings to the brightness of your dawning.

Your gates will always be open;*

by day or night they will never be shut.

They will call you, the City of the Lord,*

The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Violence will no more be heard in your land,*

ruin or destruction within your borders.

You will call your walls Salvation,*

and all your portals, Praise.

The sun will no more be your light by day;*

by night you will not need the brightness of the moon.

The Lord will be your everlasting light,*

and your God will be your glory.

 

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.

 

*I Corinthians 6:12-20 is read.

Gradual

*John 1:43-51 is read.  (*Homily follows) 

The Apostles' Creed is recited by ALL-  [BCP 96]

 

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.

The Lord's Prayer (The Our Father)  [BCP 97]  *See Pg. 5ff

The Lord's Prayer [BCP 97]

 

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.

 

 

OFFICIANT:     Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world:  Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.  [BCP 215, 2 Epiphany Sunday]

OFFICIANT:     God of the present moment, God who in Jesus stills the storm and soothes the frantic heart; bring hope and courage to us all as we wait in uncertainty.  Bring hope that you will make us the equal of whatever lies ahead.  Bring us courage to endure what cannot be avoided, for your will is health and wholeness; you are God, and we need you.  Amen.

OFFICIANT:     In the Anglican cycle of Prayer we pray for the Anglican Church of Australia.  In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Diocese of Limerick & Killaloe (Ireland).  In the Diocese of Vermont we pray for the Church of the Good Shepherd in Barre, the Rev'd Earl Kooperkamp.    

            I invite your prayers this morning either silently or aloud.  *Feel free to use the "Chat Box feature for your prayers to be read aloud-- (for Jeff, James' brother, for Jay Rich, forRed and Adelaide, continued prayers for a peaceful transition of power in our government.)

ALL:     O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning:  Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having done your will with cheerfulness during the day, we may when night comes, rejoice to give             you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.  [BCP 99, "Renewal of Life"]

OFFICIANT:     Let us bless the Lord.

PEOPLE:          Thanks be to God.

OFFICIANT:     May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world;

            And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.  Amen.  [BOS 24, "Epiphany"]

Postlude

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