Friday, April 17, 2020

Morning Song - April 17 2020

Alleluia - Pascha Nostrum

Al-le-lu-ia! Christ is ri-sen. 

The Lord is ri-sen in-deed. Al-le-lu-ia!
Lord, o-pen our lips.
And our mouth shall pro-claim your praise.

Glor-y to the Fa-ther, and to the Son, 
and to the Hol-y Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now, 
and will be for e-ver. A-men.

Al-le-lu-ia. Christ our Pass-o-ver has been sa-cri-ficed for us;
there-fore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old lea-ven, the lea-ven of ma-lice and e-vil,
but with the un-lea-vened bread of sin-cer-i-ty and truth. Al-le-lu-ia.
Christ be-ing raised from the dead will ne-ver die a-gain
death no long-er has do-min-ion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also con-si-der your-selves dead to sin,
and a-live to God in Je-sus Christ our Lord. Al-le-lu-ia.

Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fall-en a-sleep.
For since by a man came death,
by a man has come al-so the res-ur-rec-tion of the dead.
For as in A-dam all die,
so al-so in Christ shall all be made a-live. Al-le-lu-ia.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who only does great won-ders,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who by wis-dom made the hea-vens,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who spread out the earth u-pon the wa-ters,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who cre-a-ted great lights,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
The sun to rule the day,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
The moon and the stars to go-vern the night,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who struck down the first-born of E-gypt,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
And brought out Is-ra-el from a-mong them,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
With a might-y hand and a stretched-out arm,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who di-vi-ded the Red Sea in two,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
And made Is-ra-el to pass through the midst of it,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
But swept Pha-raoh and his ar-my in-to the Red Sea,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who led his peo-ple through the wil-der-ness,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who struck down great kings,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
And slew might-y kings,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Si-hon, king of the A-mor-ites,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
And Og, the king of Ba-shan,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
And gave a-way their lands for an in-her-i-tance,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
An in-her-i-tance for Is-ra-el his ser-vant,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who re-mem-bered us in our low es-tate,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
And de-li-vered us from our en-e-mies,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Who gives food to all crea-tures,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.
Give thanks to the God of hea-ven,
for his mer-cy en-dures for-e-ver.

Glor-y to the Fa-ther, and to the Son, 
and to the Hol-y Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now, 
and will be for e-ver. A-men.


A reading from Exodus 13:1-16

The LORD said to Moses: Consecrate to me all the firstborn; whatever is the first to open the womb among the Israelites, of human beings and animals, is mine.

Moses said to the people, "Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, because the LORD brought you out from there by strength of hand; no leavened bread shall be eaten. Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out. When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this observance in this month.

Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a festival to the LORD. Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen in your possession, and no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory. You shall tell your child on that day, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.' It shall serve for you as a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the teaching of the LORD may be on your lips; for with a strong hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.

You shall keep this ordinance at its proper time from year to year. "When the LORD has brought you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and your ancestors, and has given it to you, you shall set apart to the LORD all that first opens the womb. All the firstborn of your livestock that are males shall be the LORD's. But every firstborn donkey you shall redeem with a sheep; if you do not redeem it, you must break its neck. Every firstborn male among your children you shall redeem.

When in the future your child asks you, 'What does this mean?' you shall answer, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery. When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from human firstborn to the firstborn of animals. Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD every male that first opens the womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.' It shall serve as a sign on your hand and as an emblem on your forehead that by strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God! Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Second Song of Isaiah Quaerite Dominum
Isaiah 55:6-11


Seek the Lord while he wills to be found;
call upon him when he draws near.
Let the wick-ed for-sake their ways
and the e-vil ones their thoughts;
And let them turn to the Lord, and he will have com-pas-sion,
and to our God, for he will rich-ly par-don.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the hea-vens are high-er than the earth,
so are my ways high-er than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as rain and snow fall from the hea-vens
and re-turn not again, but wat-er the earth,
Bring-ing forth life and giv-ing growth,
seed for sow-ing and bread for eat-ing,
So is my word that goes forth from my mouth;
it will not re-turn to me emp-ty;
But it will ac-com-plish that which I have pur-posed,
and pros-per in that for which I sent it.



A reading from 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 

When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.


Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God! Alleluia, Alleluia!



A Song to the Lamb Dignus es
Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 13

Splen-dor and hon-or and king-ly pow-er
are yours by right, O Lord our God,
For you cre-a-ted e-very-thing that is,
and by your will they were cre-a-ted and have their be-ing;
And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain,
for with your blood you have re-deemed for God,
From e-very fam-ily, lan-guage, peo-ple, and na-tion,
a king-dom of priests to serve our God.
And so, to him who sits upon the throne,
and to Christ the Lamb,
Be wor-ship and praise, dom-in-ion and splen-dor,
for e-ver and for e-ver-more.


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 in 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 Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Our Fa-ther in hea-ven, hal-lowed be your Name, 
your kingd-om come, your will be done, 
on earth as in hea-ven. 
Give us to-day our dai-ly bread. 
For-give us our sins as we for-give those who sin a-gainst us. 
Save us from the time of trial, 
and de-liver us from e-vil. 
For the king-dom, the pow-er, and the glor-y are yours, 
now and for-e-ver. A-men.

Show us your mer-cy, O Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.
Clothe your min-is-ters with right-eous-ness;
Let your peo-ple sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For on-ly in you can we live in safe-ty.
Lord, keep this na-tion un-der your care;
And guide us in the way of jus-tice and truth.
Let your way be known up-on earth;
Your sav-ing health a-mong all na-tions.
Let not the need-y, O Lord, be for-got-ten;
Nor the hope of the poor be tak-en a-way.
Cre-ate in us clean hearts, O God;
And sus-tain us with your Hol-y Spir-it.

Collect of the Day
Al-mighty Fa-ther, who gave your on-ly Son to die for our sins and to rise for our justi-fica-tion: Give us grace so to put a-way the lea-ven of ma-lice and wick-ed-ness, that we may al-ways serve you in pure-ness of liv-ing and truth; through Je-sus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Hol-y Spir-it, one God, now and for-ev-er. 
A-men! Al-le-lu-ia!

A Collect for Fridays
Al-mighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suf-fered pain, and en-tered not into glor-y be-fore he was cru-cified: Mer-ciful-ly grant that we, walk-ing in the way of the cross, may find it none o-ther than the way of life and peace; through Je-sus Christ our Lord. 
A-men! Al-le-lu-ia!
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A Prayer for Mission
Lord Je-sus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard-wood of the cross that every-one might come with-in the reach of your sav-ing em-brace: So clothe us in your Spir-it that we, reach-ing forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowl-edge and love of you; for the hon-or of your Name. 
A-men! Al-le-lu-ia!
.

Let us bless the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia!
Thanks be to God. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia!
Glor-y to God whose pow-er, worki-ng in us, 
can do in-fi-nite-ly more than we can ask or i-ma-gine: 
Glor-y to him from gen-er-a-tion to gen-er-a-tion in the Church, 
and in Christ Je-sus for-e-ver and e-ver. A-men. Ephesians 3:20

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