Thursday, March 26, 2020

Evening Prayer - March 26 2020



Opening Hymn: LEVAS2 (L176)    An Evening Prayer


1 If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own willful way,
Dear Lord, forgive!
2 If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I offend some other through the strain,
Dear Lord, forgive!
3 If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
If I have longed for shelter in the fold,
When thou hast given me some fort to hold,
Dear Lord, forgive!
4 Forgive the sins I have confessed to thee;
Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
O guide me, love me, and my keeper be.
Dear Lord, Amen.

Confession of Sin


Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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.

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

V: O God, make speed | to save | us.
R: O Lord, | make haste | to help | us.

Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen!


O Gracious Light Phos hilaron with words

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,we sing your praises,
O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.



PSALMS

Psalm 73 Quam bonus Israel!

  Truly, God is good to Israel, *
to those who are pure in heart.
  But as for me, my feet had nearly slipped; *
I had almost tripped and fallen;
  Because I envied the proud *
and saw the prosperity of the wicked:
  For they suffer no pain, *
and their bodies are sleek and sound
  In the misfortunes of others they have no share; *
they are not afflicted as others are;
  Therefore they wear their pride like a necklace *
and wrap their violence about them like a cloak.
  Their iniquity comes from gross minds, *
and their hearts overflow with wicked thoughts.
  They scoff and speak maliciously; *
out of their haughtiness they plan oppression.
  They set their mouths against the heavens, *
and their evil speech runs through the world.
10   And so the people turn to them *
and find in them no fault.
11   They say, "How should God know? *
is there knowledge in the Most High?"
12   So then, these are the wicked; *
always at ease, they increase their wealth.
13   In vain have I kept my heart clean, *
and washed my hands in innocence.
14   I have been afflicted all day long, *
and punished every morning.
15   Had I gone on speaking this way, *
I should have betrayed the generation of your children.
16   When I tried to understand these things, *
it was too hard for me;
17   Until I entered the sanctuary of God *
and discerned the end of the wicked.
18   Surely, you set them in slippery places; *
you cast them down in ruin.
19   Oh, how suddenly do they come to destruction, *
come to an end, and perish from terror!
20   Like a dream when one awakens, O Lord, *
when you arise you will make their image vanish.
21   When my mind became embittered, *
I was sorely wounded in my heart.
22   I was stupid and had no understanding; *
I was like a brute beast in your presence.
23   Yet I am always with you; *
you hold me by my right hand.
24   You will guide me by your counsel, *
and afterwards receive me with glory.
25   Whom have I in heaven but you? *
and having you I desire nothing upon earth.
26   Though my flesh and my heart should waste away, *
God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
27   Truly, those who forsake you will perish; *
you destroy all who are unfaithful.
28   But it is good for me to be near God; *
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge.
29   I will speak of all your works *
in the gates of the city of Zion.
Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen! 


The Lessons


A reading from Mark 8:27-9:1

Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" And they answered him, "John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets." He asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Messiah." And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." 

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come with power."

Here ends the Reading.

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 favor 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.

Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen! 

(Not in Lent) LEVAS2 (L243) Glory to God

Hymnal 1982 (S105) The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of his Father.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried;
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory,
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, and giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen. 



The Prayers

V: The Lord be with you.
R: And also with you.
V: Let us pray.

LEVAS2 (L264)   Our Father

Our Father, which 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 debts
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever. Amen.


Suffrages B

That this evening may be holy, good, | and peace- | ful,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace | and good | will,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our | sins and | offenses,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to | the whole | world,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may depart this life in your faith and fear,
and not be condemned before the great judgment | seat of | Christ,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in
the communion of Barnabas and all your saints,
entrusting one another and all our | life to | Christ,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.

Prayers of the People

Participants make prayer and praise requests together.

LEVAS2 (L262)   Amen


CLOSING


Let us | bless the | Lord.
Thanks | be to | God.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit, be with us all | ever | more.
Amen

LEVAS2 (L029) Near the cross

Piano     PARTS     Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass

1 Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There’s a precious fountain;
Free to all, a healing stream
Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.


REFRAIN
In the cross, in the cross
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

2 Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the Bright and Morning Star
Sheds its beams around me.
3 Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day
With its shadows o’er me.

4 Near the cross, I’ll watch and wait,
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand
Just beyond the river.

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