Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Even Song - Saturday after Proper 8

Service Recording

Even Song - Saturday after Proper 8

Service Date: Saturday, July 4, 2020


Saturday - Evensong Invitation

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Grace to you and peace from God our Fa-ther
and from the Lord Je-sus Christ.
Wor-ship the Lord in the beau-ty of his ho-li-ness;
let the whole earth trem-ble be-fore him.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as in-cense,
the lift-ing up of my hands as the eve-ning sac-ri-fice.
I will bless the Lord who gives me coun-sel;
my heart teach-es me, night af-ter night.

I have set the Lord al-ways be-fore me;
be-cause he is at my right hand, I shall not fall.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glo-ry to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.

Saturday - O Gracious Light

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O gra-cious light, pure bright-ness
of the ev-er-liv-ing Fath-er in heav-en,
O Je-sus Christ, ho-ly and bless-ed!
we sing your prais-es, O God!

Now as we come to the set-ting of the sun,
and our eyes be-hold the ves-per light,
we sing your prais-es, O God:
Fath-er, Son, and Ho-ly Spi-rit.

You are wor-thy at all times
to be praised by hap-py voic-es,
O Son of God, O Giv-er of life,
and to be glo-ri-fied through all the world.


Psalm 104

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Praise the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are mag-nif-i-cent.
You are robed in splen-dor and maj-es-ty.
He cov-ers him-self with light as if it were a gar-ment.

He stretch-es out the skies like a tent cur-tain,
and lays the beams of his pal-ace on the rain clouds.
He makes the clouds his char-i-ot,
and trav-els a-long on the wings of the wind.

He makes the winds his mes-sen-gers,
and the flam-ing fire his at-tend-ant.
He es-tab-lished the earth on its foun-da-tion;
it will nev-er be moved.

The wat-er-y deep cov-ered it like a gar-ment;
the wat-ers reached a-bove the moun-tains.
Your shout made the wat-ers re-treat;
at the sound of your thun-der-ous voice they hur-ried off

As the moun-tains rose up,
and the val-leys went down to the place you ap-point-ed for them.
You set up a bound-a-ry for them that they could not cross,
so that they would not cov-er the earth a-gain.

He turns springs into streams;
they flow be-tween the moun-tains.
They pro-vide wat-er for all the an-i-mals in the field;
the wild don-keys quench their thirst.

The birds of the sky live be-side them;
they chirp a-mong the bush-es.
He wat-ers the moun-tains from the up-per rooms of his pal-ace;
the earth is full of the fruit you cause to grow.

He pro-vides grass for the cat-tle,
and crops for peo-ple to cul-ti-vate,
so they can pro-duce food from the ground,
as well as wine that makes peo-ple feel so good,

And so they can have oil to make their faces shine,
as well as food that sus-tains peo-ple's lives.
The trees of the Lord re-ceive all the rain they need,
the ce-dars of Leb-a-non which he plant-ed,

Where the birds make nests,
near the ev-er-greens in which the he-rons live.
The wild goats live in the high moun-tains;
the rock badg-ers find safe-ty in the cliffs.

He made the moon to mark the months,
and the sun sets ac-cord-ing to a reg-u-lar sched-ule.
You make it dark and night comes,
dur-ing which all the beasts of the for-est prowl a-round.

The li-ons roar for prey,
seek-ing their food from God.
When the sun ris-es,
they with-draw and sleep in their dens.

Men then go out to do their work,
and la-bor a-way un-til eve-ning.
How man-y liv-ing things you have made, O Lord!
You have ex-hib-it-ed great skill in mak-ing all of them;

The earth is full of the liv-ing things you have made.
O-ver here is the deep, wide sea,
which teems with in-nu-mer-a-ble swim-ming crea-tures,
liv-ing things both small and large.

The ships trav-el there,
and o-ver here swims the whale you made to play in it.
All of your crea-tures wait for you to pro-vide them with food.
You give food to them and they re-ceive it;

You o-pen your hand and they are filled with food.
When you ig-nore them, they pan-ic.
When you take a-way their life's breath,
they die and re-turn to dust.

When you send your life giv-ing breath, they are cre-at-ed,
and you re-plen-ish the sur-face of the ground.
May the splen-dor of the Lord en-dure!
May the Lord find pleas-ure in the liv-ing things he has made!

He looks down on the earth and it shakes;
he touch-es the moun-tains and they start to smol-der.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I ex-ist!

May my thoughts be pleas-ing to him!
I will re-joice in the Lord.
May sin-ners dis-ap-pear from the earth, and the wick-ed van-ish!
Praise the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!

Glo-ry to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.


A reading from Matthew 22:23-40

The same day Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to him and asked him, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and father children for his brother. ’ Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children he left his wife to his brother. The second did the same, and the third, down to the seventh. Last of all, the woman died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her. ” Jesus answered them, “You are deceived, because you don’t know the scriptures or the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. Now as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living!” When the crowds heard this, they were amazed at his teaching.

Now when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they assembled together. And one of them, an expert in religious law, asked him a question to test him: “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. ’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ’ All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments. ”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Saturday - Song of Zechariah

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Bless-ed be the Lord, the God of Is-ra-el;
he has come to his peo-ple and set them free.
He has raised up for us a might-y sav-ior,
born of the house of his serv-ant Da-vid.

Through his ho-ly proph-ets he prom-ised of old,
that he would save us from our en-e-mies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He prom-ised to show mer-cy to our fath-ers

and to re-mem-ber his ho-ly cov-e-nant.
This was the oath he swore to our fath-er A-bra-ham,
to set us free from the hands of our en-e-mies,
Free to wor-ship him with-out fear,

ho-ly and right-eous in his sight
all the days of our life.
And you, my child, shall be called
the proph-et of the Most High,

for you will go be-fore the Lord to pre-pare his way,
To give his peo-ple knowl-edge of sal-va-tion
by the for-give-ness of their sins.
In the ten-der com-pas-sion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break up-on us,
To shine on those who dwell in dark-ness
and the shad-ow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glo-ry to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.


Saturday Creed

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We be-lieve in God, the Fath-er al-might-y,
cre-a-tor of heav-en and earth.
We be-lieve in Je-sus Christ,
his on-ly son, our Lord.

He was con-ceived by the pow-er of the Ho-ly Spi-rit
and born of the Vir-gin Ma-ry.
He suf-fered un-der Pon-tius Pi-late,
was cru-ci-fied, died, and was bur-ied.

He de-scend-ed to the dead.
On the third day he rose a-gain.
He a-scend-ed into heav-en,
and is seat-ed at the right hand of the Fath-er.

He will come a-gain
to judge the liv-ing and the dead.
We be-lieve in the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
the ho-ly cath-o-lic Church,

the com-mun-ion of saints,
the for-give-ness of sins,
the res-ur-rec-tion of the bod-y,
and the life ev-er-last-ing. A-men.

Saturday - Our Father

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The Lord be with you.
And al-so with you. A-men.
Our Fath-er in heav-en,
hal-low-ed be your Name.

Your king-dom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heav-en.
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 tri-al,
and de-liv-er us from e-vil.
For the king-dom, the pow-er, and the glo-ry are yours,
now and for ev-er. A-men.

Saturday - Evening Suffrages A

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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 by your Ho-ly Spi-rit.
Show us your mer-cy, O Lord;
And grant us your sal-va-tion.

Collect of the Day

Father in heaven, by your grace the virgin mother of your incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


A Collect for Saturdays

O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Prayer for Mission

O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom

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Al-might-y God,
you have giv-en us grace at this time
with one ac-cord
to make our com-mon sup-pli-ca-tion to you;

and you have prom-ised
through your well-be-lov-ed Son
that when two or three are ga-thered to-geth-er in his Name
you will be in the midst of them:

Ful-fill now, O Lord, our de-sires and pe-ti-tions
as may be best for us;
grant-ing us in this world knowl-edge of your truth,
and in the age to come life ev-er-last-ing. A-men.

Saturday - Closing Eph 3:20

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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
Glo-ry to God whose pow-er, work-ing in us,
can do in-fi-nite-ly more than we can ask or im-ag-ine

Glo-ry to him from gen-er-a-tion to gen-er-a-tion in the Church,
and in Christ Je-sus for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.
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

Music from the Vox Barnabas Psalter, a collection of 60 Chant Scores by John Johansen,
released to Public Domain March 30, 2020.
Scriptures from the New English Translation(NET) Bible, used with permission.

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