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Morning Song - Saturday after Proper 15

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Morning Song - Saturday after Proper 15

Service Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020


Pentecost - Saturday Invitation

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The Lord is in his ho-ly tem-ple;
let all the earth keep si-lence be-fore him
I was glad when they said to me,
Let us go to the house of the Lord.

Let the words of my mouth
and the med-i-ta-tion of my heart
be ac-cep-ta-ble in your sight, O Lord,
my strength and my re-deem-er.

Thus says the high and loft-y One
who in-hab-its e-ter-ni-ty,
whose name is Ho-ly,
I dwell in the high and ho-ly place

Send out your light
and your truth, that they may lead me,
and bring me to your ho-ly hill
and to your dwel-ling place.

Give thanks to the Lord, and call up-on his Name;
make known his deeds a-mong the peo-ples.
Lord, o-pen our lips.
And our mouth shall pro-claim your praise.

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 - Jubilate

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Be joy-ful in the Lord, all you lands;
serve the Lord with glad-ness
and come be-fore his pres-ence with a song.
Know this: The Lord him-self is God;

He him-self has made us, and we are his;
we are his peo-ple and the sheep of his pas-ture.
En-ter his gates with thanks-giv-ing;
go into his courts with praise;

Give thanks to him and call up-on his Name.
Be-cause the Lord is good;
his mer-cy is ev-er last-ing;
and his faith-ful-ness en-dures from age to age.


Psalm 137

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By the riv-ers of Bab-y-lon we sit down
and weep when we re-mem-ber Zi-on.
On the pop-lars in her midst we hang our harps,
for there our cap-tors ask us to com-pose songs;

Those who mock us de-mand that we be hap-py,
say-ing: Sing for us a song a-bout Zi-on!
How can we sing a song to the Lord
while cap-tives here in a for-eign land?

If I for-get you, O Je-ru-sa-lem,
may my right hand be crip-pled!
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not re-mem-ber you,

if I do not give Je-ru-sa-lem pri-or-i-ty
o-ver what-ev-er gives me the most joy.
Re-mem-ber, O Lord, what the E-dom-ites did
on the day Je-ru-sa-lem fell.

They said, Tear it down,
tear it down, right to its ver-y foun-da-tions!
O daugh-ter Bab-y-lon,
soon to be dev-as-tat-ed!

How bless-ed will be the one who re-pays you
for what you dished out to us!
How bless-ed will be the one who grabs your ba-bies
and smash-es them on a rock!

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.

Psalm 144

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The Lord, our pro-tec-tor,
The Lord de-serves our praise
the one who trains my hands for bat-tle,
and my fin-gers for war,

He who loves me and is my strong-hold,
my ref-uge and my de-liv-er-er,
my shield and the one in whom I take shel-ter,
who makes na-tions sub-mit to me.

O Lord, of what im-port-ance is the hu-man race,
that you should no-tice them?
Of what im-port-ance is man-kind,
that you should be con-cerned a-bout them?

Peo-ple are like a va-por,
their days like a shad-ow that dis-ap-pears.
O Lord, make the sky sink and come down!
Touch the moun-tains and make them smol-der!

Hurl light-ning bolts and scat-ter them!
Shoot your ar-rows and rout them!
Reach down from a-bove!
Grab me and res-cue me from the surg-ing wat-er,

From the pow-er of for-eign-ers,
who speak lies, and make false prom-is-es.
O God, I will sing a new song to you!
Ac-com-pa-nied by a stringed in-stru-ment,

I will sing prais-es to you,
the one who de-liv-ers kings,
and res-cued Da-vid his serv-ant
from the blood thirst-y sword.

Grab me and res-cue me
from the pow-er of for-eign-ers,
who speak false-hoods,
and make false prom-is-es.

Then our sons will be like plants,
that quick-ly grow to full size.
Our daugh-ters will be like cor-ner pil-lars,
carved like those in a pal-ace.

Our store-hous-es will be full,
pro-vid-ing all kinds of food.
Our sheep will mul-ti-ply by the thou-sands
and fill all our pas-tures.

Our cat-tle will be weight-ed down with pro-duce.
No one will break through our walls,
no one will be tak-en cap-tive,
and there will be no ter-ri-fied cries in our cit-y squares.

How bless-ed are the peo-ple
who ex-pe-ri-ence these things!
How bless-ed are the peo-ple
whose God is the Lord! A-men!

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 Job 3:1-26

After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day he was born. Job spoke up and said:

“Let the day on which I was born perish,
and the night that said,
‘A man has been conceived!’

That day – let it be darkness;
let not God on high regard it,
nor let light shine on it!

Let darkness and the deepest shadow claim it;
let a cloud settle on it;
let whatever blackens the day terrify it!

That night – let darkness seize it;
let it not be included among the days of the year;
let it not enter among the number of the months!

Indeed, let that night be barren;
let no shout of joy penetrate it!

Let those who curse the day curse it –
those who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.

Let its morning stars be darkened;
let it wait for daylight but find none,
nor let it see the first rays of dawn,

because it did not shut the doors of my mother’s womb on me,
nor did it hide trouble from my eyes!

“Why did I not die at birth,
and why did I not expire
as I came out of the womb?

Why did the knees welcome me,
and why were there two breasts
that I might nurse at them?

For now I would be lying down
and would be quiet,
I would be asleep and then at peace

with kings and counselors of the earth
who built for themselves places now desolate,

or with princes who possessed gold,
who filled their palaces with silver.

Or why was I not buried
like a stillborn infant,
like infants who have never seen the light?

There the wicked cease from turmoil,
and there the weary are at rest.

There the prisoners relax together;
they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.

Small and great are there,
and the slave is free from his master.

“Why does God give light to one who is in misery,
and life to those whose soul is bitter,

to those who wait for death that does not come,
and search for it
more than for hidden treasures,

who rejoice even to jubilation,
and are exultant when they find the grave?

Why is light given to a man
whose way is hidden,
and whom God has hedged in?

For my sighing comes in place of my food,
and my groanings flow forth like water.

For the very thing I dreaded has happened to me,
and what I feared has come upon me.

I have no ease, I have no quietness;
I cannot rest; turmoil has come upon me.”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Saturday - Third Song of Isaiah

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A-rise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glo-ry of the Lord has dawned up-on you.
For be-hold, dark-ness co-vers the land;
deep gloom en-shrouds the peo-ples.

But o-ver you the Lord will rise,
and his glo-ry will ap-pear up-on you.
Na-tions will stream to your light,
and kings to the bright-ness of your dawn-ing.

Your gates will al-ways be o-pen;
by day or night they will nev-er be shut.
They will call you, The Cit-y of the Lord,
The Zi-on of the Ho-ly One of Is-ra-el.

Vio-lence will no more be heard in your land,
ru-in or de-struc-tion with-in your bor-ders.
You will call your wall, Sal-va-tion,
and all your por-tals, Praise.

The sun will no more be your light by day;
by night you will not need the bright-ness of the moon.
The Lord will be your ev-er-last-ing light,
and your God will be your glo-ry.

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 Acts 9:10-19

Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias,” and he replied, “Here I am, Lord.” Then the Lord told him, “Get up and go to the street called ‘Straight,’ and at Judas’ house look for a man from Tarsus named Saul. For he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and place his hands on him so that he may see again.” But Ananias replied, “Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem, and here he has authority from the chief priests to imprison all who call on your name!” But the Lord said to him, “Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” So Ananias departed and entered the house, placed his hands on Saul and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came here, has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, his strength returned.

For several days he was with the disciples in Damascus,

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Saturday - You are God

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You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord; we ac-claim you;
You are the e-ter-nal Fath-er:
All cre-a-tion wor-ships you.

To you all an-gels, all the pow-ers of heav-en,
Cher-u-bim and Ser-a-phim, sing in end-less praise:
Ho-ly, ho-ly, ho-ly Lord, God of pow-er and might,
heav-en and earth are full of your glo-ry.

The glo-ri-ous com-pa-ny of a-pos-tles praise you.
The no-ble fel-low-ship of proph-ets praise you.
The white robed ar-my of mar-tyrs praise you.
Through-out the world the ho-ly Church ac-claims you;

Fath-er, of maj-es-ty un-bound-ed,
your true and on-ly Son, wor-thy of all wor-ship,
and the Ho-ly Spi-rit, ad-vo-cate and guide.
Three in one, we praise you for ev-er.

You, Christ, are the king of glo-ry,
the e-ter-nal Son of the Fath-er.
When you be-came man to set us free
you did not shun the Vir-gin's womb.

You o-ver-came the sting of death
and o-pened the king-dom of heav-en to all be-liev-ers.
You are seat-ed at Gods right hand in glo-ry.
We be-lieve that you will come and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help your peo-ple,
bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glo-ry ev-er-last-ing.


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

Collects of the Day

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.


A Collect for Saturdays

Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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.


General Thanksgiving

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Al-might-y God, Fa-ther of all mer-cies,
we your un-wor-thy serv-ants give you hum-ble thanks
for all your good-ness and lov-ing kind-ness
to us and to all whom you have made.

We bless you for our cre-a-tion, pres-er-va-tion,
and all the bles-sings of this life;
but a-bove all for your im-meas-ur-a-ble love
in the re-demp-tion of the world by our Lord Je-sus Christ;

for the means of grace, and for the hope of glo-ry.
And, we pray, give us such an a-ware-ness of your mer-cy,
that with tru-ly thank-ful hearts
we may show forth your praise,

not on-ly with our lips, but in our lives,
by giv-ing up our selves to your ser-vice,
and by walk-ing be-fore you
in ho-li-ness and right-eous-ness all our days;

through Je-sus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be ho-nor and glo-ry
through-out all the ag-es. 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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