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Morning Prayer (3rd Sunday after Easter, April 26, 2020)

Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.    Psalm 118:24

Confession of Sin (together); BCP page 41

Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

Officiant and People together Almighty and most 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.

The Leader The Almighty and merciful Lord grant us absolution and remission of all our sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Invitatory and Psalter

Officiant

O Lord, open thou our lips.

People

And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Leader and People 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. The Lord is risen indeed: O come, let us adore him. Alleluia.

Venite Psalm 95:1-7 (together)

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 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.

Jubilate     Psalm 100 (together)

Be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; *     serve the Lord with gladness     and come before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves; *     we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; *     be thankful unto him and speak good of his Name.

For the Lord is gracious; his mercy is everlasting; *     and his truth endureth from generation to generation.


Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 Dilexi, quoniam

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, * because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.

2 The cords of death entangled me; the grip of the grave took hold of me; * I came to grief and sorrow.

3 Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: * "O Lord, I pray you, save my life."

10 How shall I repay the Lord * for all the good things he has done for me?

11 I will lift up the cup of salvation * and call upon the Name of the Lord.

12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord * in the presence of all his people.

13 Precious in the sight of the Lord * is the death of his servants.

14 O Lord, I am your servant; * I am your servant and the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.

15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving * and call upon the Name of the Lord.

16 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord * in the presence of all his people,

17 In the courts of the Lord'S house, * in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

The Lessons

A Reading from the book of Acts 2:14a,36-41 (Edwina)

Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, “Let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

The Song of Mary, Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55 My soul doth magnify the Lord, *     and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For he hath regarded *     the lowliness of his handmaiden. For behold from henceforth *     all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath magnified me, *     and holy is his Name. And his mercy is on them that fear him *     throughout all generations. He hath showed strength with his arm; *     he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, *     and hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things, *     and the rich he hath sent empty away. He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, *     as he promised to our forefathers,     Abraham and his seed for ever. 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.

The Gospel According to Luke, 24:13-35 (Hunter)

Now on that same day two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

The Song of Simeon, Nunc dimittis, Luke 2:29-32 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, *     according to thy word; For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, *     which thou hast prepared before the face of all people, To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *     and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

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.

Glory be to God Gloria in Excelsis Glory be to God on high,     and on earth peace, good will towards men.

We praise thee, we bless thee,     we worship thee,     we glorify thee,     we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,     that takest away the sins of the world,     have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world,     receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,     have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Christ,     with the Holy Ghost,     art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;     Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the apostles praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee. The noble army of martyrs praise thee. The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,     the Father, of an infinite majesty,     thine adorable, true, and only Son,     also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.

Thou art the King of glory, O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst humble thyself to be born of a Virgin. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father. We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.     We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,     whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.     Make them to be numbered with thy saints,     in glory everlasting.

The Apostles' Creed (together) 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.

The Prayers

Officiant

The Lord be with you.

People

And with thy spirit.

Officiant

Let us pray.

Leader 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.

Suffrage A

V.    O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; R.    And grant us thy salvation. V.    Endue thy ministers with righteousness; R.    And make thy chosen people joyful. V.    Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; R.    For only in thee can we live in safety. V.    Lord, keep this nation under thy care; R.    And guide us in the way of justice and truth. V.    Let thy way be known upon earth; R.    Thy saving health among all nations. V.    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; R.    Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. V.    Create in us clean hearts, O God; R.    And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

The Collect of the Day O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A Collect for Sundays O God, who makest us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of thy Son our Lord: Grant us this day such blessing through our worship of thee, that the days to come may be spent in thy favor; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Peace 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.

A Collect for Grace O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that we, being ordered by thy governance, may do always what is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Intercessions and thanksgivings may follow. We pray for those whom we’ve lost to COVID-19

We pray for all essential workers; families and loved ones on the front line

In thanksgiving for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries

In thanksgiving for the life of Agnes and Franklin Trinity for surviving a car accident several months ago.

Remember in our daily prayers the below individuals who are ill or have other needs:

Carol Amodio, Deborah Anderson, Nicky Baxter, Ashley Benito, Adele Beshai, Marian Bosak, Emanuel Braxton, Nicholas Bybel, Violet Cheeks, Carole Cramer, George Cramer, Dave Cray, Aurelia Curtis, Francis DaPello, Tina Driscoll, Mona Dunn, Arthur Elwell, Elba Espinosa, Donna Jean Foster, William Feeney, Mark Foster, Billie Gallardo, Carla Gallo, Inga Gehricke, Charlie Geraci , Mary Germaine, Joey Gonzalez, Tony Gonzalez, Henrietta Gowac, Dice Grigg, Pamela Jacobsohn, Lillie Johnson, Diane Khan, Dorothy Kaye, Ilmi Kaziu, Iris Kelly, Shirley Kline, Bob Lane, David Lee, Sebastian Luttuga, Patrick Maher, Jillian Marble, Diane Mastrangelo, Arlene McCarthy, Danielle McCray, James Mohan, Michael Miller, Adele Murphy, Theresa Nnamani, Mary Orazen, Brian Orlick, Heidi Ortiz, John Owens, Joseph Pignatelli, Dianne Patrick, Paul Quince, Connie Remias, Joseph Rhodes, Marie Rima, Robert Ross, Frank Scarangello, Connie Serrano, Dale Smith, Jennifer Sprosty, Colleen Stephens, Thelma Straw, James Sutler, Mary Tafuri, Ed Teegarden, The Rev. Rhoda Treherne-Thomas, Nancy Vail, Karen Valenti, Noel Wangenstein, Rita Wangenstein.

The General Thanksgiving (together) 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 men. 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 thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication unto thee; and hast promised through thy well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name thou wilt be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions of thy servants as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

Then may be said

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia Thanks be to God. Alleluia

The Leader concludes: Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21

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