Monday, February 22, 2021

Even Song - Saturday after Lent 1

Service Recording



Even Song - Saturday after Lent 1

Service Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021



Invitation



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 holi-ness;
let the whole earth trem-ble be-fore him.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as in-cense,
the lifting up of my hands as the eve-ning sacri-fice.
I will bless the Lord who gives me coun-sel;
my heart teaches me, night after 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.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Saturday - O Gracious Light


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

Now as we come to/the setting 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 worthy at all times
to be praised by happy voic-es,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glori-fied through all the worlds.


Psalms



Psalm 138


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I will give you thanks with all my heart;
be-fore the heaven-ly as-sem-bly I will sing praises to you.
I will bow down toward your holy tem-ple,
and give thanks to your name,

be-cause of your loyal love and faithful-ness,
for you have ex-alted your prom-ise a-bove the en-tire sky.
When I cried out for help, you an-swered me.
You made me bold and en-er-gized me.

Let all the kings of/the earth give thanks to you, O Lord,
when they hear the words you speak.
Let them sing a-bout the Lord's deeds,
for the Lord's splen-dor is mag-nif-i-cent.

Though the Lord is ex-alted, he looks after the low-ly,
and hum-bles the proud from far a-way.
Even when I must walk in/the midst of danger, you re-vive me.
You op-pose my angry ene-mies,

and your right hand de-livers me.
The Lord a-veng-es me.
O Lord, your loyal love en-dures.
Do not a-ban-don those whom you have made!

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Psalm 139


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O Lord, you ex-amine me and know.
You know when I sit down and when I get up;
even from far a-way you under-stand my mo-tives.
You careful-ly ob-serve me when I trav-el

or when I lie down to rest;
you are a-ware of every-thing I do.
My tongue does not frame a word with-out you, O Lord,
be-ing thorough-ly a-ware of it.

You squeeze me in from be-hind and in front;
you place your hand on me.
Your knowl-edge is be-yond my com-pre-hen-sion;
it is so far be-yond me, I am un-able to fath-om it.

Where can I go to es-cape your Spi-rit?
Where can I flee to es-cape your pres-ence?
If/I were to as-cend to heaven, you would be there.
If/I were to sprawl out in She-ol, there you would be.

If/I were to fly a-way on/the wings of/the dawn,
and set-tle down on/the other side of/the sea,
even there your hand would guide me,
your right hand would grab hold of me.

If/I were to say, Certain-ly the darkness will cov-er me,
and the light will turn to night all/a-round me,
even the darkness is not too dark for you to see,
and the night is as bright as day;

Darkness and light are the same to you.
Certain-ly you made my mind and heart;
you wove me to-gether in my moth-er's womb.
I will give you thanks and praise.

Your deeds are awe-some and a-maz-ing.
You knew me thor-ough-ly;
my bones were not hid-den from you,
when I was made in se-cret.

When I was sewed to-geth-er
in _ the depths of/the earth.
Your eyes saw me when I was in-side the womb.
All the days or-dained for me were re-corded in your scroll

be-fore one of them came into ex-ist-ence.
How diffi-cult it is for me
to fathom your thoughts a-bout me, O God!
How vast is their sum to-tal!

If/I tried to count them,
they would out-number the grains of sand.
Even if I fin-ished counting them,
I would still have to con-tend with you.

If only you would kill the wicked, O God!
Get a-way from me, you vio-lent men!
They re-bel a-gainst you
and act de-ceitful-ly; your ene-mies lie.

O Lord, do I not hate those who hate you,
and de-spise those who op-pose you?
I abso-lute-ly hate them,
they have be-come my ene-mies!

Ex-amine me, O God, and probe my thought!
Test me, and know my con-cern!
See if there is any i-dola-trous way in me,
and lead me in/the ever-last-ing way!

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Readings



A reading from Hebrews 5:1-10


For every high priest is taken from among the people and appointed to represent them before God, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal compassionately with those who are ignorant and erring, since he also is subject to weakness, and for this reason he is obligated to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. And no one assumes this honor on his own initiative, but only when called to it by God, as in fact Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming high priest, but the one who glorified him was God, who said to him, “You are my Son! Today I have fathered you,” as also in another place God says, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” During his earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his devotion. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered. And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, and he was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Saturday - First Song of Isaiah


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Sure-ly, it is God who saves me;
I will trust in him and not be a-fraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure de-fense,
and he will be my Sav-ior.

There-fore you shall draw water with re-joic-ing
from the springs of sal-va-tion.
And on that day you shall say,
Give thanks to/the Lord and call up-on his Name;

Make his deeds known a-mong the peo-ples;
see that they re-member that his Name is ex-alt-ed.
Sing the praises of/the Lord,
for he has done great things,

And this is known in all the world.
Cry a-loud, in-habit-ants of Zi-on, ring out your joy,
for the great one in/the midst of you
is the Ho-ly One of Is-ra-el.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


A reading from John 4:1-26


Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that he was winning and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were), he left Judea and set out once more for Galilee.

But he had to pass through Samaria. Now he came to a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey, sat right down beside the well. It was about noon.

A Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water to drink.” (For his disciples had gone off into the town to buy supplies. ) So the Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you – a Jew – ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water to drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)

Jesus answered her, “If you had known the gift of God and who it is who said to you, ‘Give me some water to drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said to him, “you have no bucket and the well is deep; where then do you get this living water? Surely you’re not greater than our ancestor Jacob, are you? For he gave us this well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock.”

Jesus replied, “Everyone who drinks some of this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” He said to her, “Go call your husband and come back here.” The woman replied, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “Right you are when you said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. This you said truthfully!”

The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you people say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews. But a time is coming – and now is here – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (the one called Christ); “whenever he comes, he will tell us everything.” Jesus said to her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Song of Penitence


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O Lord and Ruler of/the hosts of heav-en,
God of Abra-ham, I-saac, and Ja-cob,
and of all their righteous off-spring:
You made the heavens and the earth,

with all their vast ar-ray.
All things quake with fear at your pres-ence;
they trem-ble be-cause of your power.
But your merci-ful promise is be-yond all meas-ure;

it sur-passes all that our minds can fath-om.
O Lord, you are full of com-pas-sion,
long-suffer-ing, and a-bounding in mer-cy.
You hold _ back your hand;

You do not punish as we de-serve.
In your great good-ness, Lord,
you have promised for-give-ness to sin-ners,
that they may re-pent of their sin and be saved.

And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart,
and make my ap-peal, sure of your gracious good-ness.
I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned,
and I know my wicked-ness only too well.

There-fore I make this prayer to you:
For-give me, Lord, for-give me.
Do not let me perish in my sin,
nor con-demn me to/the depths of/the earth.

For you, O Lord, are the God of those who re-pent,
and in me you will show forth your good-ness.
Un-worthy as I am, you will save me,
in ac-cordance with your great mer-cy,

and I will praise you without ceas-ing
all the days of my life.
For all the powers of heaven sing your praise,
and yours is the glory to ages of age. A-men.


Prayers



Saturday Creed


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

He was con-ceived by/the power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit
and born of/the Vir-gin Mar-y.
He suffered under Pon-tius Pi-late,
was cruci-fied, died, and was bur-ied.

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

He will come a-gain
to judge the living and the dead.
We be-lieve in/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
the _ holy catho-lic Church,

the com-mun-ion of saints,
the for-give-ness of sins,
the resur-rec-tion of/the bod-y,
and the life ever-last-ing. A-men.




Saturday - Our Father


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

Your king-dom come,
your will be done on earth
as it is 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,

De-liver us from e-vil.
For the king-dom, the pow-er,
and the glory are yours,
now and for-ever A-men.




Saturday - Evening Suffrages B


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That this eve-ning may be ho-ly, good, and peace-ful,
We en-treat you, O Lord.
That your holy an-gels may lead us in paths of peace and good-will,
We en-treat you, O Lord.

That we may be pardoned and for-given for our sins and of-fens-es,
We en-treat you, O Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to/the whole world,
We en-treat you, O Lord.

That we may de-part this life in your faith and fear,
and be freed from con-dem-na-tion
be-fore the great judg-ment seat of Christ,
We en-treat you, O Lord.

That we may be bound to-gether by your Ho-ly Spi-rit
in the com-mun-ion of Barna-bas and all your saints,
en-trust-ing one an-other and all our life to Christ,
We en-treat you, O Lord.




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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.





A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom


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

and you have prom-ised
through your well-be-loved Son
that when two or three are gathered 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;
granting us in this world knowl-edge of your truth,
and in/the age to come life ever-lasting. A-men.


Saturday - Closing Blessings


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The grace of our Lord Je-sus Christ,
and the love of God our Fath-er,
and the fellow-ship of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be with us all ever-more. A-men.

Thanks be to God!
May the God of hope fill us
with all joy and peace in be-liev-ing
through the power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit. A-men.


Music from the Vox Barnabas Psalter, a collection of 60 Chant Scores
released to Public Domain March 30, 2020.
Hymns are taken from the Vox Barnabas Hymnal a collection arranged from Public Domain hymns
and also released to Public Domain for unrestricted Internet and Performance use.
Scriptures from the New English Translation(NET) Bible, used with permission.

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