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Morning Prayer, Rite II (Sunday, September 5, 2021)


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The Prelude: Organ Voluntary


The Entrance Hymn: Stand up, Stand Up, for Jesus, Bulletin, Page 18


Welcome


The Confession

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to set forth his praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us be in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.


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 neighbours 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.


Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life.

Amen.


The Invitatory and Psalter

Lord, open our lips.

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.


The Venite: Psalm 95: 1-7

The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.


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 moulded 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 Jubilate: Psalm 100

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.


The Appointed Psalm and Lessons


The Psalm 146

1 Hallelujah! Praise the Lord, O my soul! *

I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.


2 Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, * for there is no help in them.


3 When they breathe their last, they return to earth, * and in that day their thoughts perish.


4 Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help! *

whose hope is in the Lord their God;


5 Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *

who keeps his promise for ever;


6 Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, * and food to those who hunger.


7 The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind; *

the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;


8 The Lord loves the righteous; the Lord cares for the stranger; *

he sustains the orphan and widow, but frustrates the way of the wicked.


9 The Lord shall reign for ever, *

your God, O Zion, throughout all generations. Hallelujah!


Glory to The Father and to The Son and to The Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen


The First Lesson: A Reading from the Book of Isaiah 34: 4-7a

Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’


Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Canticle 9: The First Song of Isaiah: Ecce, Deus, Isaiah 12 :2-6

Surely, it is God who saves me; * I will trust in him and not be afraid.


For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defence, * and he will be my Savior.


Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing * from the springs of salvation.


And on that day you shall say, * Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;


Make his deeds known among the peoples; *

see that they remember that his Name is exalted.


Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, *

and this is known in all the world.


Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *

for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of 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


The Second Reading: A Reading from the Letter of James 2: 1-17

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favouritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have a seat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Stand there,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?


You do well if you really fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For the one who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.


What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Song of Mary: Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *

for he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.


From this day all generations will call me blessed: *

the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.


He has mercy on those who fear him * in every generation.


He has shown the strength of his arm, * he has scattered the proud in their conceit.


He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, * and has lifted up the lowly.


He has filled the hungry with good things, * and the rich he has sent away empty.


He has come to the help of his servant Israel, * for he has remembered his promise of mercy,


The promise he made to our fathers, * to Abraham and his children 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 Third Reading: A Reading from Mark 7: 24-37

Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.


Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Reflection: Edwina Martin


The Remarks and Announcements


The Glory to God: Gloria in excelsis

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


The Apostle’s 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.


The Prayers

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

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.


The Suffrages

V. Show us your mercy, O Lord;

R. And grant us your salvation.

V. Clothe your ministers with righteousness;

R. Let your people sing with joy.

V. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;

R. For only in you can we live in safety.

V. Lord, keep this nation under your care;

R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth.

V. Let your way be known upon earth;

R. Your 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 Collects

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.


A Prayer 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 favour; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


A Prayer 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.

Amen.


A Prayer for the Human Family

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The Hymn: Because He Lives, Bulletin, Page 19

The Prayers of the People – Form VI

In peace, we pray to you Lord God.

Silence


For all people in their daily life and work;

For our families, friends, and neighbours, and for those who are alone.


For this community, the nations, and the world;

For all who work for justice, freedom and peace.


For the just and proper use of your creation;

For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice and oppression.


For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;

For those who minister to the sick, the friendless and the needy.


For the peace and unity of the Church of God;

For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.


For the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially we pray for Houng (Gladys) Adams, Asma Ahmed, Nicky Baxter, Trevor Chase, Carole Cramer, George Cramer, Eric Miller and William Feeney;


Silence


Hear us, Lord;

For your mercy is great.


We thank you for all the blessing of this life, especially our Eucharist Ministers, Lay Readers, Acolytes, and all those who serve at the altar during our worship service.


Silence


We will exalt you, O God our King;

And praise your Name for ever and ever.


We pray for all who have died, especially Vivian Gainey and all of the recently deceased, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom;


Silence


Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;

Who put their trust in you.


Silence


Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The General Thanksgiving

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 our selves 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 honour and glory throughout all ages. Amen.


The 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.


Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.


The Blessing

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


The Recessional: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Bulletin, Page 20


The Postlude: Organ Voluntary

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