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Bulletin May 17 Morning Prayer

Bulletin May 17 Morning Prayer
Published by David Ruberg on Wed, May 13, 2020 2:56 PM

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If you are reading at home with a partner or more, one can take the role of officiant (leader) and the other(s) read the responses in bold type. If reading alone, read both parts.

Prelude: Air from Suite in D Major, BWV 1068, Johann Sebastian Bach

Lola Wolf, piano

SIxth Sunday of Easter Morning Prayer: Rite II

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)

Christ our Passover Pascha nostrum (1 Corinthians 5:7–8; Romans 6:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:20–22)

May be read in unison or responsively.

1 Alleluia. Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; *

     therefore let us keep the feast,

2 Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, *

      but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.

3 Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; *

     death no longer has dominion over him.

4 The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; *

     the life he lives, he lives to God.

5 So also consider yourselves dead to sin, *

     and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.

6 Christ has been raised from the dead, *

     the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

7 For since by a man came death, *

     by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

8 For as in Adam all die, *

     so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

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.  Alleluia!

Response: Psalm 66:7-18,Jubilate Deo

May be read in unison or responsively.

7 Bless our God, you peoples; *

     make the voice of his praise to be heard;

8 Who holds our souls in life, *

     and will not allow our feet to slip.

9 For you, O God, have proved us; *

     you have tried us just as silver is tried.

10 You brought us into the snare; *

      you laid heavy burdens upon our backs.

11 You let enemies ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, *

      but you brought us out into a place of refreshment.

12 I will enter your house with burnt-offerings and will pay you my vows, *

      which I promised with my lips and spoke with my mouth when I was in trouble.

13 I will offer you sacrifices of fat beasts with the smoke of rams; *

      I will give you oxen and goats.

14 Come and listen, all you who fear God, *

      and I will tell you what he has done for me.

15 I called out to him with my mouth, *

      and his praise was on my tongue.

16 If I had found evil in my heart, *

      the Lord would not have heard me;

17 But in truth God has heard me; *

      he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

18 Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer, *

      nor withheld his love from me.

     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.

Reading: Acts 17:22-31

Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him — though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,

‘For we too are his offspring.’

Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

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

Thanks be to God.

Canticle 18: A Song to the Lamb, Dignus es (Revelation 4:11; 5:9–10, 13)

May be read in unison or responsively.

1 Splendor and honor and kingly power *

     are yours by right, O Lord our God,

2 For you created everything that is, *

     and by your will they were created and have their being;

3 And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain, *

    for with your blood you have redeemed for God,

4 From every family, language, people, and nation, *

      kingdom of priests to serve our God.

5 And so, to him who sits upon the throne, *

     and to Christ the Lamb,

6 Be worship and praise, dominion and splendor, *

     for ever and for evermore.

Reading: John 14:15-21

Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

”I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”

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

Thanks be to God.

Canticle 13: A Song of Praise, Benedictus es, Domine (Song of the Three Young Men, 29–34)

May be read in unison or responsively.

1 Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *

     you are worthy of praise; glory to you.

2 Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *

     we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

3 Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *

     on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.

4 Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *

     we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.

5 Glory to you, beholding the depths; *

     in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.

6 Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *

     we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.


The Reverend Emily Tanis-Likkel, UCC

Silence may be kept.

The Apostles’ 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. 


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 (set B)

Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;

     Govern and uphold them, now and always.

Day by day we bless you;

     We praise your name for ever.

Lord, keep us from all sin today;

     Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Lord, show us your love and mercy;

     For we put our trust in you.

In you, Lord, is our hope;

     And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day Sixth Sunday of Easter

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Sundays

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.

Prayer for Mission

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayers of the People

  We pray to Jesus who is by our side in our joys and sorrows.

Jesus, light of the world, bring comfort to your people, unable to meet under one roof. Jesus, Lord of life,

     In your mercy, hear us.

Jesus, bread of life, give food to the hungry, heal the brokenhearted, and nourish us with your word. Jesus, Lord of life,

     In your mercy, hear us.

Jesus, our way, our truth, our life, be with us and all who follow you in the way. Deepen our appreciation of your truth, fill us with your life, and give us hope for the future. Jesus, Lord of life,

     In your mercy, hear us. Jesus, Good Shepherd who gave your life for the sheep, strengthen the sick, bind up those injured in all ways by COVID-19, and lead the healthy and strong to be a beacon of light to those who have given up hope. Jesus, Lord of life,

     In your mercy, hear us. Let us pray for our own needs and those of others, especially _____ , and those we now name either silently or aloud _____ .

Silence may be kept. 

Jesus, Lord of life,

     In your mercy, hear us. We thank you Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially _____ , and invite your thanksgivings either silently or aloud _____ .

Silence may be kept.

Jesus, Lord of life,

     In your mercy, hear us. We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom, especially _____ , and those we now name either silently or aloud _____ .

Silence may be kept.

Jesus, Lord of life,

     In your mercy, hear us. Jesus, the resurrection and the life, we give you thanks for your promise of new life. Look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever. 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 honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

A 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.

The Blessing

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia!

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Postlude: Fantasia in F Major, Georg Philipp Telemann

Lola Wolf, piano

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