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Morning Prayer, Rite II (Sunday, June 14, 2020)

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PRELUDE

“WHEN IN THE HOUR OF UTMOST NEED”, J.S. BACH


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.    Philippians 1:2

Confession of Sin

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Clergy 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.

Clergy: 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 Invitatory and Psalter

Officiant

Open, thou our lips.

People

And our mouth shall proclaim your 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.

VENITE, PSALM 95:1-7 (together) Come, let us sing to the Lord; *     let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *     and raise a loud shout to him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, *     and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *     and the heights of the hills are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, *     and his hands have molded the dry land.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *     and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *     Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

The Appointed Psalm and Lessons for Today

PSALM 100, Jubilate Deo (read responsively)

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

2 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.

3 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; * give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

4 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; * and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

THE FIRST LESSON – Exodus 19:2-8a, (Edwina or Todd)

The Israelites had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.”

So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.”

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

CANTICLE 13 - A SONG OF PRAISE Benedictus es, Domine (Edwina or Todd)

Song of the Three Young Men, 29-34

Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; * you are worthy of praise; glory to you.

Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; * we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; * on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.

Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; * we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

Glory to you, beholding the depths; * in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.

Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; * we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.